Jewelry Star Jennifer Meyer's Stylish Studio And Hotspots!
Jennifer Meyer is one impressive lady. After a lengthy career dressing celebrities at fashion houses like Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, she's rather quietly built a burgeoning jewelry empire from the ground up. Five years ago, she was inspired by an idea for a necklace—her now iconic leaf pendant. And like a symbol of all that would spring from that single creative seedling, she's crafted a stunning collection of semi-precious and precious jewelry that transcends Hollywood hype or big trends. Instead, her look is more fine family heirloom-meets-contemporary keepsake. But if you think it’s all work and no play for this young SoCal native and mom of two, you’d be wrong. From stopping by the floral studio at the Four Seasons for some arrangement inspiration to hitting up Barneys on Wilshire—which has sold her collection from Day One—Jen knows how to infuse her love of fashion and personal style into her work and life. With a closet stocked with everything from Isabel Marant, A.L.C., and Elkin to Zara and American Eagle Outfitters, she’s nailed a personalized high-low mix that is emblematic of authentic Cali-cool. We loved popping by recently for a visit at her airy Westside office (husband Tobey Maguire and daughter Ruby stopped by for an impromptu studio visit, too). Get a peek at Jen's world along with some snaps of the latest Jennifer Meyer designs we lust for.
Outside of Barneys New York, Jennifer wears Stella McCartney jeans, a vintage top, and a Missoni bag.
Where were you born?
“Los Angeles, CA.”
Jennifer stops by florist Eric Buterbaugh’s studio at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for a little inspiration and some bouquets for the office.
Can you share how you got started designing jewelry?
“Some of my earliest memories are of sitting in my grandma’s kitchen making enamel jewelry. It was always my dream to one day do that as my profession. When I decided that I actually was going to try and design jewelry, I knew nothing about it. I tried to educate myself by literally going downtown and knocking on the doors that said 'jeweler.' I knew I had to truly understand the process and this was the only way I knew to start. Even five-and-a-half years later, everyday I learn something new.”
The turquoise of Jennifer’s Double Dome ring is lovely against an arrangement of pink spray roses.
How has becoming a mom affected your outlook on fashion and your own personal style?
“I have always loved to dress comfortably, but I have the most fun getting dressed up when my daughter is helping me. I tend to push my limits more and throw on a pair of heels really just to impress her.”