After graduating from Parsons and moving on to work under her biggest fashion idols, Venessa’s desire to create her own line pulled at her heart.
From her constant travels back and forth from New York to Puerto Rico for family, Arizaga became inspired by the contrasting scenery and atmosphere. In 2008, Arizaga began hand-making pieces of jewelry out of items she had on hand while in Puerto Rico.
Each necklace she made told another story and was inspired by some other specific part of her life, all using a variety of materials, giving it that beachy eclectic element. Her brand has continued that concept throughout each design.
Her pieces are quirky and fun, sometimes vulgar, but always cool. Venessa Arizaga is for the chic jet-setter who isn't afraid to be playful.