It has been quite a busy year for New York-based jewelry designer Tiffany Chou. The Korean American adoptee has had her sea-inspired collection of necklaces and cuffs featured in Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan and Audrey. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her jewelry line, Chou is giving away a one-of-kind set of 14 karat gold plated bangles.
These perfect-for-fall bangles were made exclusively to commemorate the Maui-raised designer’s milestone and is valued at $810. The only way to sport these on your wrists is to submit a photo (be creative!) of you wearing some of your Tiffany Chou jewelry. All submissions will be posted on Chou’s blog, She Sell Diaries, and the photo with the most comments is the lucky winner. It’s really that easy.
Just send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, August 13. Then get your family and friends to vote for you starting August 14, until August 18. The lucky winner will announced on Friday, August 19!
Despite Chou’s hectic schedule, we were able to catch up with her and get the scoop on what she’s been up to this past year, and what she has planned for her collection.
Audrey Magazine: What has the past year been like since you first launched your collection?
Tiffany Chou: Time has flown, and it’s hard to believe that it has been one year! It’s been stressful and chaotic, but at the same time, totally worth it. I’ve literally put sweat and tears into this collection. I’m incredibly grateful for everyone that has helped me get this far in such a short period of time.
AM: What would you say has been the biggest obstacle in being a jewelry designer right now?
TC: Competition! There are so many other artists creating beautiful jewelry, which can be intimidating. However, I’m confident that the designs are unique and beautiful in hopes that other people feel the same.
AM: How would you describe the feel/look of your pieces? Which ones are your favorite?
TC: I like to make designs that are simplistic and charming at the same time. My current favorites that embody that idea are the Mera [shown on right] and Orin bracelets.
AM: Where do you usually seek inspiration for your designs?
TC: My inspiration for this collection comes from my upbringing in Maui. I’ve been living in New York City for the past seven years, and my escape is often daydreaming of the ocean and playing in the ocean.
AM: What are your goals for the next few years?
TC: I plan on expanding the Tiffany Chou collection to include handbags, scarves and eventually apparel and home goods.
AM: What made you decide to start this giveaway?
TC: I wanted to thank my fans for their loyalty and support, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my one-year anniversary by showcasing their personal style with their favorite Tiffany Chou pieces. I’m really excited to see all the entries and thrilled to gift the winner.