I definitely need to start the Advent one earlier next year; I can’t believe that SO many sold out by the time the piece went live.
How many times have you been invited to a function and had nothing to wear? Check out the designers featured in my latest post for BELLA LA for some inspiration.
Overall I’m a big accessories fan. Statement necklaces and earrings are my favorite. Kara Yoo Jewelry is the quite the opposite – its more understated chic. Nevertheless, I’m a fan of her stacking rings, which have tiny ridges making the sparkle subtle yet effective.
1. How long have you lived in Vancouver?
I’ve lived in Vancouver since 2001. I was born in Edmonton, and grew up in Oakville, Ontario. Vancouver is home!
2. When did you start your jewellery line?
I started Kara Yoo in 2012 at the end of the 2-year program I took in jewellery making and design.
3. Are you gold or silver?
Definitely gold, although I do like mixing metals and wearing a combo of yellow gold, rose gold and silver.
4. What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
My favourite every day piece is the Single Neck Cuff in yellow gold. I wear it every day and it goes with virtually everything from a t-shirt to a formal dress.
5. What are the top three characteristics on your Love List (characteristics or qualities you are looking for in a potential mate or current mate)?
Humorous, Caring, Genuine
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I have to admit – I only found out about Sophie’s Closet through Instagram when designer, Kenneth Jay Lane gave a shout out to the online store. I clicked on the handle and I was hooked like a magpie to a shiny piece of metal. Sophie’s Closet is an online mecca for rare, vintage (read: Chanel, Dior, YSL!) and contemporary jewlery from both established and up-and-coming designers.
Not only is Sophie’s Closet a great shop (I just purchased the last Joanna Laura Constantine Gold Double Leaf ring), but I feel like founder, Sophie Katirai could be my friend. We have so many similarities! – Huge love of jewelry/accessories, MBA grads, and have both travelled a fair bit (yet – I can’t say that I’ve lived in 6 countries).
I really wish that I was able to visit showroom when I was in Dubai (which seems like ages ago). But I guess that means I need to plan another trip!