Town & Country – Preppy Holiday Gift Guide

Town & Country included our Little Princess Bow all wrapped up in their preppy holiday gift guide!

View the full gift guide here.

New York Magazine, The Cut – Jewelry Phenom Alex Woo Lands in Lord & Taylor’s Birdcage

As the holiday-shopping experience grows more mass and less personal, Lord & Taylor’s artisanal Birdcage boutique has been making strides to imbue it with heart. (You can shop Birdcage in person at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store or online.) A store-within-a-store, it’s rife with truly unique fashion and home accessories—among them, the soulful jewelry of Alex Woo. Born to a craftsman father, this native New Yorker has been making jewelry since she was a small child. Though Dad may be her biggest fan, she’s managed to garner a following in such actresses as Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Eva Longoria. We spoke with Woo about her unwavering loyalty to local suppliers and how she’s found her greatest inspiration in her own customers.

How did you connect with Lord & Taylor for this opportunity?
The wonderful thing about my line is that it is modern yet classic. From my collection, we were able to curate a selection that perfectly tailored to Lord & Taylor’s customer. I am so excited that the store is our new Fifth Avenue home, and was so honored that Lord & Taylor reached out to me as one of the first designers to be in their new Birdcage concept. This new concept was not only exciting to me as a designer, but also as a shopper. It is something that is much-needed in this new retail landscape. Consumers will love it!

What was your earliest experience designing jewelry?
My father was a master bench jeweler, so he raised me with an appreciation for gems, precious metals, and fine craftsmanship. At around 8 years old, I designed my first piece. Even at that early age, I loved to mix my metal colors: It was a two-tone pendant in silver and brass that I hand-cut with a saw and finished on a polishing machine. It was modern and sculptural, and something that I was really proud of.

What were some values you picked up from your father that you wouldn’t necessarily learn in school?
As an immigrant who came here to achieve his American dream, he felt fortunate to live here—and that was instilled in me. Growing up, we tried to buy American-made cars and always supported local businesses. A sense of pride in what we owned and where it came from was important. My office in New York City is in Midtown, where I support all the local artisans, suppliers, and jewelers. If businesses like mine don’t support them, we will slowly start losing skilled labor to other parts of the world—and this is something we can’t let happen.

What was your earliest experience designing jewelry?
My father was a master bench jeweler, so he raised me with an appreciation for gems, precious metals, and fine craftsmanship. At around 8 years old, I designed my first piece. Even at that early age, I loved to mix my metal colors: It was a two-tone pendant in silver and brass that I hand-cut with a saw and finished on a polishing machine. It was modern and sculptural, and something that I was really proud of.

What were some values you picked up from your father that you wouldn’t necessarily learn in school?
As an immigrant who came here to achieve his American dream, he felt fortunate to live here—and that was instilled in me. Growing up, we tried to buy American-made cars and always supported local businesses. A sense of pride in what we owned and where it came from was important. My office in New York City is in Midtown, where I support all the local artisans, suppliers, and jewelers. If businesses like mine don’t support them, we will slowly start losing skilled labor to other parts of the world—and this is something we can’t let happen.

Can you tell me the story behind the Tree of Life pendant?
I designed this pendant in collaboration with [actress] Christina Applegate, since we both have family—and in her case, a personal—history with breast cancer. It’s a cause extremely close to my heart: My mother passed away from it when I was just 16 years old. That taught me was how short life can be, how we should appreciate the things we have. So I designed a “Tree of Life” with seven leaves to represent each day of the week, as a reminder to live each day to its fullest. Integrating the feminine curves of a woman, the tree and branches symbolize balance, peace, and harmony. Proceeds from the necklaces go to Christina’s foundation, Right Action for Women, an organization that helps women at increased risk for breast cancer obtain necessary information and testing.

How has your aesthetic evolved over the years?
I love clean and modern designs, classic and timeless styles. I incorporate all these elements into my collections. I think the most important aspect about being a designer is staying true to yourself and your aesthetic. Sometimes a design is re-done 50 times until I feel like it’s perfect. I love to tell stories through my designs, and represent different women. In doing that, I have been lucky to hear stories from women who have worn my designs for reasons different than my original inspiration. For example, with my Little Numbers collection—I met this woman, Julie, who chose the number “8” because she is the eighth living survivor of a liver and stem-cell transplant. How inspiring is that?

In Touch Weekly: The Perfect Holiday Gift for Every Kind of Gal

2014nov-intouchWHY IT ROCKS: “These minis are a fun and fashionable way to rock your individual style! Whether you pick a symbol for your city, an initial for your beau or one of the countless other options, the mini necklace is the perfect way to represent what’s important to you! This holiday season, we’re all about the #hashtag necklace. Can you think of a better way to spice up every #selfie? We didn’t think so.”

In Touch Weekly featured our Mini hashtag I Heart Necklace in their holiday gift guide. We think it rocks #selfies too!

Read the full article here.

W Magazine: Animal Lover’s Gift Guide

Our Little Activist Paw and Bone were featured in W Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide for Animal Lovers! “Pet Friendly treats for the four legged and their friends.” We think they’re the purr-fect gifts to show love for your favorite companions too!

WWD: Origins, A Prequel

Women’s Wear Daily interviewed Alex about our Origins Collection: “A PREQUEL. That’s how Alex Woo described Origins, her pendant line launched this month, executed in 18kt gold and diamonds.”

A bespoke fine jewelry collection, it’s an homage to the Renaissance, and the origins of our Little Icons™ and where they evolved from. “There is more demand for something special, unique, and bespoke…it’s for a very special and niche clientele who may already have everything but is looking for a future heirloom.”

National Jeweler – 7 Great Studs for the Holiday Season

We’re excited to see our Mini Addition Mix & Match studs in National Jeweler’s first digital magazine issue!

“From playful to elegant, these pairs make perfect stocking stuffers.”

SELF Magazine – Root for your World Series Team with Jamie Chung’s Necklace!

We were glad to see Self Magazine was also excited for the World Series games and featured the beautiful Jamie Chung’s #WooSpotting selfie wearing our Little MLB San Francisco Giants!

#WooSpotting: Mackenzie Mauzy

Mackenzie Mauzy looked gorgeous in People Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue. We also loved how she layered our Little Rock Star Skull and Sienna Stick necklace in a recent #WooSpotting. She’s definitely one to watch and we can’t wait to see her as Rapunzel in “Into The Woods.”

Jamie Chung wears our Little MLB San Francisco Giants!

We’re super excited to find a #WooSpotting of the lovely Jamie Chung wearing our Little MLB San Francisco Giants to a game!

American Way Magazine – Think Pink

Thanks to American Airlines’ American Way magazine for featuring our Tree of Life pendant, co-designed with Christina Applegate and benefits her foundation, Right Action for Women. Let’s all stand together and Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Lucky Magazine – Cheery Jewelry to Get You Grinning!

Thanks to Lucky magazine for featuring our Mini Addition Smiley Face stud earrings for World Smile Day! They definitely had us grinning!

View the article here.

O, The Oprah Magazine – Branching Out for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A big thanks to Oprah Magazine for featuring our Tree of Life disc in their October issue! As a cause near and dear to Alex’s heart, she is most proud of this collaboration with Christina Applegate to benefit her breast cancer organization, Right Action for Women.

#WooSpotting: January Jones

We love how January Jones paired her Little Letter X and Mini Heart for her son, Xander, in this #WooSpotting. She knows #HowWeWoo!

American Salon – Pure Vida

The Vida Earrings, spotted on Christina Applegate and Diane Sawyer, capture the Costa Rican rainforests’ sun-soaked, windblown tropical leaves. Sport the earrings with good vibes, 10% of the proceeds support the National Resources Defense Council’s clean air efforts.”

Instore Magazine – Letter Perfect

Alex Woo has just introduced the most luxurious take yet on her signature initial necklaces.

The Origins collection pendants are inspired by Renaissance-era jewelry and have the elegant look of an heirloom. Each is concave and shaped like half a golden egg with a letter nestled within, and decorative engraving on the back makes the pieces reversible.

We think they’re perfect too!

W Magazine – Good Enough To Eat

“If a trip to the farmer’s market isn’t satisfying enough, take a bite out of these fall accessories.”

We agree our Little Vegas Cherries looks deliciously sweet!

Alex Woo in Racked NY and Accessories Magazine: Lord & Taylor’s Birdcage Concept

Appearing in both Racked NY and Accessories Magazine, our jewelry at Lord & Taylor’s upcoming Birdcage concept shop is garnering a ton of attention and we can see why! We can’t wait!

View the full Racked NY article here.
View the full Accessories Magazine article here.

Zayas Jewelers

12 Central Street
Woodstock, Vermont 05091
+1 802-457-2344

Zayas Jewelers of Woodstock Vermont offers a unique collection of vintage and estate, modern, designer and custom jewelry.  “As a native Vermonter, I’m proud to be a part of the local economy and share with you my experience as a graduate jeweler gemologist as well as my experience from over 20 years traveling the country in search of the unique, beautiful & contemporary designs”.  - Jeff Zayas

WWD – Lord & Taylor set to launch Birdcage Concept Shop

Thanks WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) for including our Little Rock Star Lightning Bolt in the July 22nd issue! We’re also so excited to be included in Lord & Taylor’s new Birdcage concept shop!

View the full article here (subscription required).

MJ Christensen Diamonds

10400 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
+1 702-617-8818

8980 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
+1 702-952-2300

Since 1939, MJ Christensen Diamonds are fully committed to principles of honesty, integrity, craftsmanship, excellence in guest service, and most importantly, relationship building. While we carry an unparalleled selection of exclusive designer brands and responsibly sourced diamonds, what drives us each day is a genuine love for our communities.

Fox 9 – ALL-STAR SHOPPING: America’s Other Favorite Pastime

Fox 9 hit a home run with their All-Star shopping segment co-hosted by Mpls St. Paul Magazine’s Allison Kaplan. It featured our Little MLB Collection and Allison is also sporting our Little Minnesota Twins!

View the full article here.

You can also watch it below and find us at 3:05!

 

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Mpls St Paul Magazine – All-Star Shopping with Ali Shops

We were so excited when Mpls St. Paul Magazine’s Allison Kaplan featured our Little MLB Minnesota Twins piece in her All-Star shopping article, just in time for the MLB All-Star game!

Read the full article here.

Pop Sugar Fashion: These Sweet Finds are the (Ice) Cream of the Crop

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? So it was all the more sweeter when Pop Sugar Fashion included our Mini Addition Ice Cream Cone, Smiley Face, and Butterfly cluster into a delicious Ice Cream themed article.

View the full article here.

TSUM – Moscow

TSUM-lgPetrovka Street, 2
Moscow, Russia
125009
+7 495 933-73-00

TSUM is the best department store on the Moscow shopping map. Founded in 1857, it has evolved into a 5-floor 60,000 sq. meter space of luxury, fashion, and style with more than 1,500 famous brands of clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, perfumery, and makeup.