Sloane Street Bling, a trunk show:
Mother & daughter team behind Sloane Street Jewelry.
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
Diane Ladd and Laura Dern.
Ingrid Bergman and Isabella Rosselini.
Goldie Hawn and Kat Hudson.
Donatella and Allegra Versace.
All of the above are widely accomplished – and gorgeous – mother/daughter combos.
Feel free to add Frances and Charlotte Gadbois to that list. They are the mother/daughter team behind the Sloane Street by Gadbois Jewelry collection, featured at Slate Gray in a trunk show during Art Walk.
The Gadbois’ story is all about making lemonade from lemons.
The business started in 2014 when Frances had just sold her partnership in JudeFrances Jewelry and was determined to begin a new venture, either continuing in jewelry or returning to interior design. Charlotte was pursuing a a degree in TV journalism. However, when a beloved mother/grandmother succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimers Disease, the two women joined forces, finding solace – and purpose – in unity.
The company they formed, Sloane Street by Gadbois Jewelry, evolved into classically chic, 18K gold and silver jewelry lines featuring rare and luxurious colored stones, diamond-and-gold staples, and one-of-a-kind couture pieces.
Why Sloane Street? The collection is named after the fabled London address which borders Knightsbridge, Belgravia, and Chelsea, home to some of the world’s best shopping. Some of the Gadbois’s fondest memories were formed during mother-daughter weekends spent at that address. Their business is a reminder that there is still dazzling color in the world to brighten and lighten even the darkest of times.
Sloane Street’s tribute to a mom/grandmom is given further heft in the. Gadbois’ material commitment to finding a cure. Frances and Charlotte have designed a signature collection with 100 percent of the profits donated to the Alzheimers Association in loving memory.