ciudad de espejos
in honor of international women’s day we feature the badass designers behind bold, sexy, cool jewelry line ciudad de espejos...adorn your wrist to raise your fist.
as a dynamic duo whats your workflow like?
dana vaccarelli: we work really well as a design duo. one of us will draw a little sketch that resembles a calamari, a bent bobbi pin, a twirled up strand of spaghetti, or a sea creature etc. then our little sketch gets rendered and sent off to be cast. we get inspired by mediterranean food, aquatic life, and tropical vegetation.
ibiza delaney: we’re also really inspired by architecture and the metal itself. the way light reflects against silver reminds me of the way the sun bounces off glass buildings. i think it actually feels beautiful to wear pieces that make light dance in this way.
lionni pendant necklace / ninfa earring
how do you want someone to feel when they wear a piece of CDE?
dana: bold, sexy, cool. we like to design jewelry that can stand on its own and be the focal point of a look. there’s also a sense of humor about our pieces - they are meant to evoke a fun and laid back glamour.
ibiza: i think each piece has its own personality. like, the ninfa and alcama earrings are the funny girls. the loutra earrings, being very floral in shape, are a bit more feminine. the elati earrings definitely make a statement.
marsa & madama bangle
what are your plans for the coming future?
dana: we are constantly developing new shapes. we are excited to introduce some rings and more pendant necklaces.
ibiza: yes! we’ve been working on ring designs for a while now.
what are your favorite pieces?
dana: my fav styles are the lionni pendant necklace, and the alcama earring.
ibiza: i fall in love with every new design we make. i love how floral the loutra earrings are. although, right now i’m really feeling our new oliva studs as an everyday earring.