From Tel-Aviv to Rome to Brooklyn, we welcome three new designers with three different styles – each as inspiring and different as the next.
MAVEN (meaning “connoisseur”) is the brainchild of Tel-Aviv-based, French designer Yael Salomon whose creativity has allowed her to flirt with various crafts such as interior, industrial and retail design to finally settle on jewelry design. Her pieces, usually composed of liquid strands of sterling silver and gold mixed semi-precious stones and glass beads, are fashion-forward yet timeless; edgy yet feminine. As you can see in the pictures below, interior and industrial design clearly also influence her work.
Alexandra de Curtis
Born to an Italian father and German mother, Alexandra de Curtis began her career in the advertising industry in the United States until finally her creative instincts and passion for fashion were too hard to ignore. Needing more technical and design experience, she attended London’s prestigious Cordwainers’ College (whose alumni include Jimmy Choo, Linda Bennett and Joseph Azagury) to hone her skills. In 2010, she launched her own brand of handbags and fashion accessories for the modern, multi-tasking woman and inspired by style icons such as Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Jaqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn.
What we love about her bags – besides being made from the finest Tuscan leathers – is that even when empty, they maintain their volume and shape!
Brooklyn-based designers Sheanan Bond and Cherise Trahanmiller are the creative duo (and long-time best friends) behind the Adha Zelma jewelry line which has become a fave of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams and R&B singer/songwriter Keri Hilson. One look at their pieces and you immediately get who they design for: the fashionable, free-spirited and spunky woman.
What we like is that their pieces reflect less of a seasonal trend and more of a lifestyle.