11.23.9 ---- Alicia Keys is slated to launch her The Barber's Daughters jewelry collection this Monday, November 23rd in New York City.
According to WWD.com, Keys and design partner Gisèle Theriault have created a line of sterling silver and gemstone pieces, which range in price from $85 to $2,500, that feature the poetry and prayers of The Hidden Messages in Water author Masaru Emoto. Keys told the site that she met Theriault through her bandmates.
"I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me," she said. "I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that's what got me started."
The R&B songstress adds that the mission of The Barber's Daughters is "to give people beautiful, unique pieces with messages that ignite them to find the best within." The Barber's Daughters will open a pop-up shop for two days--November 23rd and 24th--at the Collette Blanchard Gallery in Manhattan to help generate buzz for the brand's fall 2010 launch.
Pieces from the line can also be purchased online at thebarbersdaughters.com. With her album, The Element of Freedom, due out Dec. 15, Keys has been quite busy. In addition to releasing two videos and TV appearances, she is also prepping a spring tour.