A keen eye, great taste, and a love of shopping is how it began. "Collecting jewelry is a great love so it was natural to turn it into a business. I only choose designs and collectibles that I love, there is nothing in my inventory I would not wear myself.. I have a lot of different occasions and moods, so there is much to choose from. Incorporating important aspects of the season, however, thinking long term use, and classic. Thus, the vintage collection is important, I love mixing old pieces with new."
Susan started her career in the fashion industry at Nordstrom as a buyer for the Los Angeles region where she oversaw the Gallery Ready-to-Wear and Special Occasion departments. The experience was invaluable in honing her mercantile skills. She went on to manufacturing where she was general manager for an evening wear company. She traveled extensively to Hong Kong overseeing design and production, and to the regional markets: New York, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta for managing sales. Using her retail background, she also consulted for start-up companies by merchandising and preparing them for entree into the U.S. market.