Behind-the-Scenes with Cara Delevingne




From the pool at the Amankila to the Black Sand Beach, Cara Delevingne and crew traveled through Bali, capturing the natural beauty and timeless appeal of the island.
Here are exclusive behind-the-scenes Polaroids that capture what went on in between shots.

On Location at the JH Compound

We are proud to describe our jewelry as One of a Kind, made one piece at a time, each by hand. As one of the last companies to bring inspiration to life through sketches, wax molds and works of art in silver and gold, all by hand, John Hardy continues to preserve traditional Balinese jewelry-making techniques from the 19th century.
Cara Delevingne visited the JH Compound to work with our designers and artisans to make her own Chain. She was inspired by the experience: “Meeting all the actual people who make the jewelry and seeing how happy they are…I want to live there,” Cara shares. “I was like, ‘Can you hire me, please?’ I did jewelry-making in school, but I was very bad. Here, you can feel the love in the jewelry and you feel like someone has actually put their heart into it.”
Visit John Hardy in Bali for your own Handcrafted Luxury experience.

On Location at the Amankila

The Amankila (meaning peaceful hill) is a breathtaking destination, a must-visit resort in Bali. The ethos of Aman is founded on “simple luxury,” and offers an “enriching, enlightening and rewarding experience.” All of Aman’s properties are perfect for adventurers who like to escape to exotic places, interact with foreign cultures, relax and encounter nature at its finest.
The Amankila villas, pool and black sand beach served as the backdrop of the John Hardy Fall 2014 campaign with Cara Delevingne. Awarded top slots in the Conde Nast Traveller UK and Conde Nast Traveler US Readers Choice in The World, Asia and Beach Hotels in 2013 and 2014, the Amankila reflects the essence of John Hardy. It truly is One Of A Kind.

Cara Delevingne featured in Harper's BAZAAR

Cara Delevingne featured in Harper's BAZAAR

Harper’s BAZAAR calls the Fall 2014 Campaign with Cara Delevingne “Cara’s New Jewels” and we couldn’t have come up with a better title. The October 2014 issue, and covers the brand story, highlighting our Sustainable Luxury vision, and shares exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the shoot.

Why does Cara love the brand? "You really see the love that goes into it. There's a community of artists creating together in a beautiful, tranquil setting. You don't need to sacrifice luxury to be conscious of the environment."

Read the full article and pick up a copy of the new issue, out now!

The Many Faces of Cara Delevingne #JHxCara

We’ve been saying all along that Cara Delevingne is One-Of-A-Kind, but it’s not just because of her unique beauty. She also stands apart because of her playful irreverence, energy and uncanny ability to go from laughing-to-sultry in the matter of a second!

Impressed by Cara’s skills? So is, Refinery29 and Glamour!
Watch “The Many Faces of Cara Delevingne,” which showcases her fun spirit during the John Hardy campaign shoot in Bali earlier this year.

John Hardy's Campaign with Cara Delevingne

John Hardy's Campaign with Cara Delevingne

Vogue is the ultimate destination for everything Fashion Week, from New York to London, to the Milan and Paris shows. not only reports the latest fashion news, but also curates the best behind-the-scenes Fashion Week moments with contributors including top designers (such as Chloé, Givenchy, Valentino), models (including Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen), editors ( such as Selby Drummond, Chioma Nnadi) and more.  See John Hardy on their Fashion Week Live mobile site. Experience Paris Fashion Week - and John Hardy - the Vogue way!

John Hardy Fall 2014 Featuring Cara Delevingne

Experience the Fall campaign come to life.

Cara Delevingne is One Of A Kind. #JHxCara

Cara Delevingne is One Of A Kind. #JHxCara

John Hardy is excited to unveil the Fall 2014 campaign featuring supermodel Cara Delevingne!

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been described as “one of those girls who combines energy, wit, enthusiasm and a kind of edgy beauty.”  Also described as “effortlessly cool,” her unique beauty and playful irreverence make Cara truly One Of A Kind, just like our handcrafted jewelry. Cara got her start modeling for Cadbury as a child, and since then, has walked the top runways at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. She has also graced the covers of the world’s most premier fashion magazines, including this month’s W Magazine, Vogue, Interview Magazine, along with countless others.

Modeling is just one side of Cara’s multifaceted career. In addition to a passion for music, Cara kicked off her acting career alongside actress Keira Knightley in the major motion film Anna Karenina in 2012. She also just premiered The Face of an Angel at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014, and has three additional films in the works, including London Fields and Pan and Paper Towns.

Cara’s energy and love of life come alive in the John Hardy Fall 2014 campaign; her free spirit and independence are reflective of John Hardy at its core. Cara is completely unique, like each piece of John Hardy jewelry.


Robert Hanson Appointed John Hardy Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hanson Appointed John Hardy Chief Executive Officer

On July 31, 2014, John Hardy announced it appointed Robert Hanson as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Hanson brings more than 25 years of brand development and retail experience to John Hardy, including with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer, and Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as Global President of Levi’s.  Damien Dernoncourt, who has served as John Hardy’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007, has been named Non-Executive Chairman. 

It was also announced that John Hardy was acquired by Catterton, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm.  Catterton has partnered with luxury brands including Restoration Hardware, Baccarat, PIRCH, and Frederic Fekkai to name a few.

Mr. Hanson said, “John Hardy is an iconic luxury brand with a loyal customer following, and I have been impressed with the strength of the brand under Damien’s leadership.  I look forward to leading the company and building upon its tradition of creating truly unique, authentic designs and providing outstanding customer service.  John Hardy is well known for its distinctive style, extraordinary quality and commitment to handcrafted sustainable luxury.  These key pillars will continue to be the cornerstone of our Company and our future success.  With Catterton’s well-established track record for partnering with leading brands to help them capitalize on growth opportunities, I believe that John Hardy has significant potential and a bright future.” 

A California native, Mr. Hanson relocated to New York City where he will be based for his new role at John Hardy.  He is an avid global traveler, a fitness fanatic, culturally curious, and loves stylish and meaningful things.  He and his partner of 23 years, Michael, also have an organic farm near San Francisco.


Bali Celebrations



John Hardy is deeply rooted in the culture and history of Bali, and the country is a constant source of inspiration. May and June are especially rich with celebrations including Galungan Day, Pengerebongan and Perang Pandan. 

Galungan Day is the most important holiday symbolizing the victory of Good over Evil (Dharma and Adharma). During this special time, the streets are lined with 'penjors', tall bamboo poles splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves and flowers, which symbolize peace. People dress in their finest clothes and jewels this day to celebrate. 

Pengerebongan is a sacred ritual held in Kesiman Village. This event is very unique as people can suddenly be taken over by a mystical and magical trance. The priest will  give a holy water to bring back to the real world after a trance.

Perang Pandan, also called Mekare-Kare, is a ceremony to honor the god Indra (god of war) and ancestors. This ritual is held annually in the village of Tenganan, East Bali. The men are bare-chested and fight with thorny branches in a battle of the gods. 

Poleng is the black and white cloth often seen wrapped around temples or sacred statues and trees in Bali. It symbolizes good and evil, the Yin and Yang of Bali. The Balinese believe that good does not exists without evil and vice versa. To appreciate one, you need to know the other. 

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