Andrej Pejic’s jewellery collab aims to give back

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By ANDREA MILLER
April 15, 2014 

The statuesque Australian-raised, Serbian-Bosnian top model has won much success since her landmark gender-bending Paris Fashion Week walk for Jean-Paul Gaultier in January 2011 but now she’s set her sights on ambitions beyond the catwalk: jewellery design.

Andrej Pejic saw an opportunity to combine her love of shiny baubles with a desire to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered teens find the support they may not get at home. And so Pejic X Snyder was born.

“It was important to choose the right cause,” said the 22-year-old while in Toronto to chat about the jewellery line. “You know, the first time I came to New York, I saw the documentary Paris Is Burning and I discovered there’s a huge phenomenon of homeless LGBT youth everywhere in the world. I wanted to stick to that cause because I felt like I was lucky to have a loving family and to be accepted and these kids don’t get that privilege.”

Joining forces with small New York-based Sam H Snyder Design, led by friend Sam Snyder and his wife and partner Polina Gurtovaya, and with proceeds going to LGBT youth homeless shelter Ali Forney Center, Pejic’s capsule collection, like her, doesn’t play by the rules.

Using materials like rhodium plated brass, palladium, platinum and 18K gold to construct rings, ear cuffs, bracelets and necklaces, the collection is modern, bold, void of embellishments or fragile details and aims to “break boundaries and traditional rules,” according to Pejic, even down to its innovative use of 3D printing.

Appearing in the campaign for the 10-piece line made sense for the model because she wanted to make sure the designs fit with her aesthetic and personality.

“I always preferred costume jewellery over really sort of intricate, really expensive jewellery. But this is sort of a combination of both because you can buy this jewellery in five different metals. It was important for the pieces to be strong, not too girly, you know. I like power dressing.”

Love the new pics of Andrej - his arms are so slender, sleek, sexy. Just like the rest of Andrej, utter gorgeous perfection. Wishing Andrej all the best with the new jewelry line, and in all he does. #SpecialHumanBeing #PrettyPrincess #LoveAndrej
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Had a great chat with top-model Andrej Pejic today. I’m a big fan.
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Had a great chat with top-model Andrej Pejic today. I’m a big fan.
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Smiling and smizing with the beautiful Andrej Pejic
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Smiling and smizing with the beautiful Andrej Pejic
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Great press day. Thank you everyone who visited. Andrej Pejic looked stunning as usual 
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Great press day. Thank you everyone who visited. Andrej Pejic looked stunning as usual
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A visit with the stunning Andrej Pejic. Thanks again! 
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A visit with the stunning Andrej Pejic. Thanks again!
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Beauty is in the house! 
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Beauty is in the house!
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Andrej Pejic is such a sweetheart! 
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Andrej Pejic is such a sweetheart!
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Chatting with the beautiful Andrej Pejic in Toronto about her Sam H Snyder jewellery collab 
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Chatting with the beautiful Andrej Pejic in Toronto about her Sam H Snyder jewellery collab
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Reunited - Andrej Pejic #beautywrittenallover
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Reunited - Andrej Pejic #beautywrittenallover
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Had a marvellous conversation today with top-model Andrej Pejic. 
What a stunning beauty! 
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Had a marvellous conversation today with top-model Andrej Pejic.
What a stunning beauty!
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