Design Series

Jazz Age in France

From the Jazz Age Series by Eve J Alfille
From the Jazz Age Series by Eve J Alfille

A fascinating and optimistic time in history when music, art, architecture and society took on a transformation of unconventional ideas while maintaining a sense of elegance. We’re drawn to the breathtaking time of excitement and hopefulness wanting to explore for ourselves these wonderful delicacies.
Music was electric and captivated our senses. Everyone knew of Gershwin, Cole Porter and Maurice Ravel. But it was French entertainers like Ada “Bricktop” Smith and the great Josephine Baker who performed nightly to Paris audiences.  When Jazz arrived, it was overwhelmingly accepted by the Parisians. It allowed people like Josephine Baker to become a star.
Inspirational developments included Art Deco design and architecture. The Art Deco aesthetic was wonderfully sleek and streamlined with symmetrical and geometric designs. It’s character was seen in everything from furniture, fashion to jewelry.
As a society, the sense of excitement came from freedoms of individuality such as hand holding, free flowing dresses and beautiful jewelry. It gave permission to define who you want to be.

Watch a wonderful video of France in the 1920’s.

Gallery Events

You Are Invited to a Glamour Party – March 24

Join Eve J Alfille Gallery and Studio, Salon Lotus and gigi Bottega on Saturday, March 24 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Sign up now!

Be a glamour star for the day!  Join Eve J Alfille Gallery for a one-of-a-kind afternoon of beauty. Start by making your reservations by calling 847-869-7920. Here’s what you can expect on your gorgeous day!

Glamour Party with Jewelry, Hair and Couture
Glamour Party with Jewelry, Hair and Couture
  •  Get spoiled with glamorous styles from Gigi Bottega Boutique!
  •  Find out how to style your hair into an exciting new look with Salon Lotus!
  •  Work with Eve selecting the most amazing jewelry to wear: necklace, earrings bracelet, the works!
  •  Put on the finishing touches with a mini-makeover courtesy of Eve’s own Cato Heinz!
  •  Now you are ready for your glamour photo shoot with Matt  Arden, our resident photographer for models and jewelry!

Your glamour day is our gift to you! Bring a friend, or just yourself for a complimentary day of exciting beauty.

All the participating businesses are in downtown Evanston.

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Gallery Events

Change an Old Recipe into Something New! Jewelry Transformations Jan 26, 27, 28

Plate of PearlsTransformations: January 26, 27, 28 

Food and Jewelry: the two most delectable things in life!

Come taste one of Eve’s favorite foods and take away a booklet of her special food recipes while she suggests transformations to make your old

jewels take a new place in your life. Eve’s creative insights will surprise you and allow you to recreate the old to make jewelry you can wear for breakfast with the family AND for dinner at Alinea!

“A recipe holds tradition and stories of years past. As time goes on, we sprinkle our own flavors and passions into the dough we knead.”

Schedule your personal, one-on-one time with Eve now.

Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio

Final 2 Shopping Days

Eve makes it look easy.

Beautiful gems, glittering gold…shop online at http://www.evejewerly.com or come into our store! 623 Grove Street in Evanston. We’ll personally help you to shop for the right present. Open until 6:00 p.m. tonight and tomorrow until 4:00!

Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio, Eve's Insight

Eve’s Holiday Guide: How to Wear a Pin, Necklace and Pendant Together or Separate