We recently tagged along on some of our editors’ studio visits to preview designers’ latest collections. The first stop on our fashiony tour? Jewelry label Dannijo’s light-filled Meatpacking space. Accessories Editor Maria Dueñas Jacobs spent some Q.T. with Danielle and Jodie Snyder, the designers (and sisters!) behind the brand while photographer Lianna Tarantin zoomed in some of the most tempting sights.
Check out the snaps from Maria’s visit and her Q + A with the Snyders, below.
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Current neighborhood: Tribeca
Monday-Friday lunch spot: Blue Ribbon Sushi or Macelleria
Go-to studio snack: Eleni’s cookies
Favorite non-fashion stores: Bleeker Street Records, CLIC Gallery, Taschen
Age of your brand: 4 years this march
Story behind the name of your brand: Danni + Jo = DANNIJO (our names combined)
Favorite thing in your studio: The aesthetic and how it changes to reflect the inspiration for each season. Also, the natural light is awesome.
History behind your studio place: It used to be a meat shop.
Best place/time to get work done: Early morning/late at night
Current soundtrack in your studio: A mix our friend Michaelangelo L’acqua made for us.
The most important tool in the studio: My dad’s medical clamp because it reminds me of how far we’ve come.
Your spring 2012 collection in a few words: Indonesian Surf Culture with a Rothko vibe
Historical figure you would have liked to wear your pieces: Audrey Hepburn, Oja Kodar, Grace Kelly, Cleopatra and Princess Diana