Announcement View my full collection at www.vlmjewelry.com and learn more about me by visiting my about page and blog!
View my full collection at www.vlmjewelry.com and learn more about me by visiting my about page and blog!
Fashion Designer turned Jewelry maker
After more than fifteen successful years designing contemporary womenswear,
Vanessa Louise Marie Arthur traded fabric for metal and launched her namesake collection of hand forged jewelry in late 2015. The cornerstone of her design philosophy is rooted in the technique and aesthetic of Modernism. Her foundation in high end design was built while interning for global taste makers: Tracey Boyd in London, Ralph Lauren in New York and Richard Tyler in Los Angeles.
Sharpening her design skills and career in the fashion industry at BCBG Max Azria eventually lead to her position as Senior Designer for the Modernist lifestyle maven, Trina Turk. Celebrities including Viola Davis, Mindy Kaling, Perrey Reeves, Jessica Paré, Arden Myrin, Mary J Blige and Noelle Scaggs have worn her designs for Trina Turk.
Vanessa spent nearly a decade immersed in vintage inspirations from Southern California's Mid Century era while working as Turk's right hand. An eventual obsession for all things modernist lead to rediscovering a passion for making jewelry by hand and thus the concept for VLM Jewelry was realized.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Vanessa graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from Syracuse University. She currently resides in Pasadena, CA with her husband, Noel, and their dog, Paloma.
MODERNISM "Modernism, in general, includes the activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social organization, activities of daily life, and even the sciences, were becoming ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world. The poet Ezra Pound's 1934 injunction was to "Make it new!"... - Wikipedia
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Vanessa Louise Marie Arthur
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