New York-based Susan Alexandra was raised in the Midwest. When she was seven, Susan scored her first copy of Vogue. “The cover was Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta in Issac Mizrahi ballgowns- bright purple and pink cream puffs! I was completely enthralled. I wanted to be part of that magical world.”
Her style is lush, romantic, whimsical, humorous and informed by sharp juxtapositions. Best known for her colorful hand painted bracelets and cuffs, Susan Alexandra fuses bronze, vintage baubles and findings and hand sculpted clay beads. Susan’s influence’s range from Frida Kahlo’s lace gowns, Oilily patterns from the 90’s, heartbreak, empathy, bodega signs, watermelon candies and hip-hop. She is dedicated to creating a loving, supportive community in NYC and organizes gatherings to nurture and connect women. Her mantra is this – “Don’t take yourself too seriously. Have a sense of humor. Wear something that makes you smile.”
All pieces are made by hand in Manhattan. See more of her gorgeous, vivacious work on her website.
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