Spice Up That Jewelry Box, Part 3: Introducing Sophie West

I fell in love with this new jewelry the moment I saw it. It’s big, bold, and full of fun. Sophie West was launched in 2014 by French-American designer Sophie Herbert-Ford. Known for vivid color palettes and elegant design, it’s all hand-made in her atelier in France. The line was born of the mixed French and American influences: the designs mingle traditional Native American stitching and follows Parisian Haute Couture traditions.

Sophie uses Swarovski crystals, artisanal French porcelain, and Japanese glass seed beads, but everything is on fabric backing so they are more lightweight than they appear. Fun fact, Sophie spent her summers as a teenager at her grandparent’s house in Hollin Hills, so she’s very excited to be back in Alexandria, so to speak.

Don’t forget about our Mother’s Day wish list — one of these pieces should definitely be on it! (And if you missed our other posts in this series, click here and here at catch up.)


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Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!


2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


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