Posted by SchuylerMack on March 6, 2014 | No Comments »
Not-your-typical-southern-belle Annabel Massey is stepping outside the norm to express her creative ability in a worldly manner.
Any generalizations you might make about the typical preppy SMU student would not be applicable to Annabel Massey. Even at first glance, her unique style separates her from the rest of the pack. Often adorned in multiple layers of jewelry and scarves, Annabel sets her own style.
“Traveling and collecting memories has been my passion since a young age,” Massey remarked with regards to the source of inspiration for her eclectic jewelry line. On some of her favorite destinations, “Africa and India,” she declares, “I love these two places above all because their culture is so adorned and beautiful.” She feels lucky to have been able to experience so many cultures around the world concluding that her travels have provided her with “really all the inspiration one needs.” Her line of jewelry consists of stackable bracelets and beaded necklaces, all unique and one of a kind.
Massey originally had no intentions of selling her pieces or even starting a line. She began beading at a young age where she was drawn to channeling her creative energy into art. “Instead of watching TV shows or movies, I was always wanting to be more creative and construct art,” she explains. After years of collecting beads, and dedicating countless hours into transforming them into wearable pieces, Annabel finally built a sizable collection.
It wasn’t long before Massey’s stepmother offered to sell pieces of her collection in her award winning Houston based boutique, Laboratoria. Without a second doubt, Massey debuted her line at the boutique the summer before her arrival at SMU. With the help of her stepmother, she settled on the name ACJewels to represent her brand as well as her middle name, Jewel. Unsurprisingly, the line began selling rapidly and requests for the popular styles became more and more numerous. Annabel now works off of commission for her unique jewels.
Get Annabel’s key fashion pieces listed below:
2) Combat boots
4) Sequin bras