Katherine LeGrand - Aspen Jewelry Designer

Wine, Women & Shoes: A fun way to give back!

Katherine Whipple

Summer is in full swing here in Aspen and I am celebrating another successful collaboration with The Shining Stars Foundation. The foundation hosted its annual Wine, Women & Shoes event on a hot July afternoon filled with delicious wines, stunning ensembles, fabulous shoes, and sparkling jewels. As a jewelry designer, I find joy in creating beauty and giving back. The Wine, Women & Shoes event combines fashion and compassion to raise funds and awareness for the Aspen-based nonprofit that helps kids thrive in life after surviving cancer. The Shining Stars Foundation has given hope to over 700 pediatric cancer patients and their families nationwide.


At this year’s event, I debuted a brand new jewelry line: The Shadow Dancer's Collection. I find inspiration everywhere and this particular collection draws from the inspiration I find in the natural world and the relationship of elements. Living in Aspen means being surrounded by incredible nature and it is my goal to translate that beauty and mystery into fine jewelry through this new collection.

Imagine, light through water, waves sculpting sand, and leaves fluttering together.  The hardness of diamond combines with the softness of silver to provide an allure of sensuality. This contradiction expresses the paradoxical nature of the elements. It is the natural wonder of Aspen, Colorado that has inspired me to make this collection and it is also the beauty of Aspen that The Shining Stars Foundation has found can have a profound impact in healing and helping pediatric cancer patients find hope and success in life after the fight against cancer.

The event was a huge success and I was proud to be able to raise money for such a meaningful cause. The Shining Stars Foundation does a fantastic job of creating an amazing afternoon including wine tastings, gourmet food, a selection of boutiques and designers to shop from, a chance to win a closet filled with $15,000 worth of amazing accessories and more, shoe contests, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.

A huge THANK YOU to all who attended and supported the foundation! The Shadow Dancer’s Collection is on sale now at our store. Come in and see us at 525 E Cooper Avenue, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5:30PM. Contact me with any questions at info@katherinelegrand.com.