For many of us the holidays will look very different this year. With the distance between us and our loved ones, travel plans on hold and a global pandemic still looming over us. While major festivities might be on hold and so much uncertainty in the world, we have all come to remember what the true meaning of the holidays is really about. The holidays are about family, friends, creating memories and cozying up around a warm fireplace with holiday inspired blankets and toasting with holiday spirits.
I couldn’t help but think of what this Former Fashion Executive might effortlessly put together in thinking of being home for the holidays and in true fashionista spirit. Yes, I did say Former Fashion Executive. Danielle’s career journey initially began in the fashion industry. But we must rewind a bit further. Danielle attended Design and Architect Senior High (DASH) in Miami and continued to Parson’s School Of Design, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. She founded her fashion line during her thesis and was hailed as a young designers to watch. Danielle also operated a thriving online destination, Cultism Concept focused on fashion, beauty, and music for over five years and became an authority in the space. Her Journey has also included Creative Director for her own brands and blog, VIP Personal Shopping Stylist before her final stop as Prada Business Manager for Women’s Ready to Wear, Accessories, and Shoes at Bergdorf Goodman. A month before her 30th birthday, it’s fair to say that this powerhouse has had some significant accomplishments. As we continue our conversation, I can’t help but take in all of the inspiration throughout Danielle’s home. Art gallery meets eclectic, chic fashion wardrobe. There’s Something for everyone. From the limited-edition Judith Leiber clutches, KAWS sculptures and must-have coffee table books, this art collector gives all the galleries a run for their money. What caught my eye was the black and white photographs giving major old Hollywood vibes. Art, fashion, and jewelry are fundamentally connected.
With such amazing taste, its only right that we had the honor of collaborating with Danielle on a curated edit of her favorite pieces that were used in the campaign. While we might not be able to have her entire wardrobe, we can however have hand selected pieces. What’s so special about this holiday campaign is that both the Founder of Concept26 Fine Jewelry Shari Smith and Danielle hold a special place in their hearts for charities.