“We wanted to show how beautiful the pieces look in real life, not just under studio lights,” said Jodie Snyder, one half of the design duo behind Dannijo jewelry, at their Fall ’12 presentation/dinner last night.
Their latest collection, Deco Gatsby, was modeled by a host of the designers’ friends, including Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and Becka Diamond. “I love their statement cuffs—it’s like this necklace was made for me,” gushed Vena Cava designer Lisa Mayock; one piece was named in her honor.
The gathering at Kingswood was a welcome change from fashion week’s more formal presentations, with the sibling designers mingling around the room to check on their guests. “It was actually Lisa’s idea,” admitted Jodie of the seated dinner. “Vena Cava did a similar event for their last collection and it felt so much more intimate than a show.”
The jewelry, featuring vintage mosaics, oxidized glass, and mixed crystals, spans a spectrum of styles, and as with previous collections, the designer’s eye could be seen in each piece. “Danielle and I can have quite different aesthetics, but they always coordinate in some way,” said Jodie, motioning toward a spectacular turquoise necklace. “But look at all those crystals—that one’s mostly mine!” she laughed.