Born in the USA
With a unique, eclectic vision, sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder created Dannijo—a collection of handmade jewelry—in the depths of an economic recession. Their creative wit and entrepreneurial spirit proved that with the right business model and motivation, anything is possible. With the duo’s combined personalities, they were able to translate Danielle’s bohemian, edgy attitude with Jodie’s more classic and sophisticated vibe to create a collection sold at some of the industry’s biggest retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter. They have since expanded into handbags and tech accessories.
With a new Americana line to add to their repertoire, the two will head out East clad in red, white, and blue for the holiday. Appropriately named Liberty ($745) and Lincoln ($995, ABOVE), statement necklaces in the collection “add a preppy school-girl touch to any sundress or white tee,” say the designers. Exclusively sold at Tenet in Southampton, the bibs are made of fine Swarovski crystals with oxidized brass and silver plating. 91 Main St., Southampton, 377-3981
Splash of Americana
With bow tie accents and playful prints, Laura Poretzky-Garcia and Lily Dickerson Maddock make such flirty and feminine touches a signature of their new swimwear line, Été. Meaning “summer” in French, the collection came together after friend and mentor Lauren Santo Domingo, cofounder of runway retailer Moda Operandi, saw strong potential in their partnership.
Influenced by the sophistication of the Hamptons, where the designers frequently vacation, their vision was to create a brand that had a modern appeal with a vintage feel. Named after popular beach cities, such as East Hampton, Miami, and Rio de Janeiro, Été’s delicate ruffles and high-waist bikini briefs give summer a new meaning.
Slide Into Summer
Taking the classic espadrille and revamping its look with natural eco-friendly soles and custom shapes, Soludos delivers a high-quality, durable shoe. In an exciting collaboration with fashion designer Mara Hoffman, Soludos offers a shoe collection rich with the bold colors and exotic patterns for which Hoffman’s brand is famous.
A summer staple in the Mediterranean for centuries, the espadrille traditionally has been made of a simple canvas or cotton fabric. In tune with history, Mara Hoffman’s Aztec patterns and Egyptian evil eyes are an appropriate design choice while still appealing to modern-day styles. Available at Blue and Cream in East Hampton, the collection will also be sold on both designers’ websites. 60 The Circle, East Hampton, 329-1392