jewelry designer and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Jennifer Meyer Maguire graciously opened the doors of her Westside showroom, served us juice from Pressed Juicery and let us try on all her jewelry. (how could we resist?!)
“My friend Tessa Benson knows how in love I am with Dolly Parton,” says Meyer as she points to a portrait hanging near her desk of the country music star in Nashville taken by photographer Harry Benson. “This was a special gift.”
There are other good luck charms, like the quote from Star Wars “Do or do not. There is no try.” It was something her husband, actor Tobey Maguire, said to her while she was thinking of starting her jewelry business. Then there are drawings from her daughter, Ruby Sweetheart, some framed (the most recent one, hanging by the doorway, was a Christmas gift) and others mounted up on a giant inspiration wall next to photos of actresses like Emma Watson wearing Meyer’s designs. Some of her most treasured keepsakes and trinkets are tacked up onto a corkboard in individual resealable plastic bags. Eventually those charms or pieces will evolve
into one of her jewelry molds.
“When I started this business, it was just me on the floor of my living room printing out FedEx labels and putting the pieces of jewelry together. Now we have a showroom. I have a team of four girls and we keep growing. We’re even looking for a new space—I couldn’t do this without them.”
Photography by Bryan Derballa.
Read more about the lead-up to the launch of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collections here
And to shop the exclusive Jennifer Meyer jewelry collection and the rest of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designs, click here