House Of Waris Debuts A Jewelry Collection For Your “Boo” (Plus Exclusive Video!)

House of Waris gold “Boo” earrings.
Photo: Courtesy of House of Waris

BOO isn’t just a word ghosts use when they want to frighten you; it’s actually a term of endearment derived from the 18th century word “beau” and is used to describe a significant other. For jewelry designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia, the dapper don of the House of Waris, it’s also the name of his latest jewelry collection. Debuting just in time for Valentine’s Day, the “Boo” collection features gold necklaces, bracelets, and earrings intended to let you show your appreciation for your boo on your collarbone, wrist, or earlobes. The pieces will be available exclusively online at Moda Operandi and in-store at New York’s Kirna Zabete and Miami’s The Webster. Always a storyteller, be it through jeweled accessories, scarves, or in movies like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and I Am Love, Waris asked a few of his creative friends and collaborators to produce short films entitled “You’re my Boo” to go along with the launch. Lucky for us, we have an EXCLUSIVE one to show you!

House of Waris gold “Boo” necklace.
Photo: Courtesy of House of Waris

Shot by Grammy-nominated musician and producer John Forté—who produced and performed with The Fugees throughout the 1990s (holla)—this particular short film tells the story of an independent woman on the streets of New York and includes music from Brooklyn artist Shanee. Forté, if you don’t know, is an interesting guy. Aside from his work with The Fugees, he has a history worthy of a memoir (which he’s currently working on). He went from growing up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Brooklyn to earning a scholarship to one of the most prestigious schools in the country. After meeting Lauryn Hill, he was introduced to The Fugees and went on to receive a Grammy nomination for his work on The Fugees album The Score by the age of 21. He has worked with everyone from Wyclef Jean and Talib Kweli to John Legend. And in addition to working with young people as an educator and advocate, he recently made a documentary film and album with Russian artists called From Brooklyn to Russia with Love! (You see, it’s all about love, people.)

In this particular short film, made in conjunction with the House of Waris, a young woman with flowing red hair and notebook in hand navigates herself (via some super cute heeled booties) toward what might just be love. Check it out and then check more “You’re my Boo” videos from here until Valentine’s Day at House of Waris on Facebook.

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