Daniela Zagnolli is inspired by the beauty of nature, its living creatures, and their unique shapes. I chatted with the Brazilian jewelry designer who launched her line earlier this year via email. Her designs are the perfect accent for your spring/summer wardrobe, and Daniela is offering Everything She Wants readers a 20 percent discount on her fab fashion accessories. Go to her website and enter the discount code spring2011.
ESW: Do you think being a Brazilian designer makes your jewelry stand out?
People associate Brazilian jewelry with quality and precious stones, leather, and other organic materials. The rich mixture of Brazilian culture, the beautiful Brazilian landscape, and the happiness of the Brazilian people come to life in Brazilian jewelry, which helps set it apart from other jewelry in the marketplace.
ESW: How do accessories and fashion styles differ in Brazil?
Currently there are more similarities than there are differences between American and Brazilian fashion trends. They are both experimenting with a mixture of innovative styles using new exotic materials, and at the same time there is a retro movement with a nostalgia for styles from the past.
|Genuine black butterfly leather cuff, $125
ESW: What materials do you use?
Although we use a variety of organic materials and semi precious stones, our current line is mostly made up of natural cowhide adorned with Swarovski crystals and gold plated brass.