"I am fascinated by personal style. Just as a novel, a poem or a painting reflects the artist, fashion shows us the artist within."
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."
After obtaining her degree in fashion and marketing, Susan studied in the Second City under fashion doyenne Ikram Goldman. In New York Susan has worked at Jean Paul Gaultier, Interview Magazine and Jill Platner.
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, bodega signs, watermelon candies and hip-hop music. She is a Scorpio, which is important.
"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.