Elyse studied fashion marketing at the Art Institute, but got her start designing jewelery several years ago almost accidentally. Frustrated by the tacky baubles sold in the boutique she worked in, she told the owner that she knew how to make jewelery (at the time she did not). Frantically she put a little collection together and voila Elyse Marie Vieni Designs was born.
|She looks beautiful here in these hot pink silk pants and leather vest. Take a look at the photos Amy Creyer of Chicago Streetstyle Scene - A Chicago Street Style Blog took of Elyse outside the Erin Gordon Trunk Show at Sarca.|
|I have never seen anything like this necklace. It's a brilliant design and looks amazing with the pink pants and leather.|
|I am a huge sucker for Native American style beading, so this necklace (entitled Indian Princess) is right up my alley. I also love all the chunky piles of chain metal that are interspersed between the beading.|
|Ok, so this is the point where I say to myself, Elyse Marie Vieni rules the world. I love this haphazard collection of metal and wrapped string wires. It's very 80's I.B Diffusion.|
|Ta da! I bet you didn't think things could go uphill after the last 4 great necklaces, but here we are. This one is SPECTACULAR. It looks like it's built into her dress.|
The even better news it that she'll be selling ALL HER WORK AT WHOLESALE PRICES (that's 50% off)!!!! I'm gonna be honest with you when I say her work isn't cheap, but it's definitely affordable as a splurge at wholesale. So run, do not walk this Saturday to the party in Bucktown. If for nothing else than to see the work in person, it's truly extraordinary.