#TGIF Fashion Pick: A Stylish Jewelry Designer

Dissecting one woman's trendy look



 I met this very hip mother of two at my son’s school. I had to grab her. Her shoes made me crazy. Take a look:

Name? Danielle Mottale. She's originally from Italy, but grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island. She's been in San Diego for 25 years...but still a New Yorker all the way.

Occupation? I am not a retailer, my "appeal" is the fact that I design and manufacture high end fine jewelry at very reasonable prices, (since there are no middle men, or retail spaces and overhead), I work on referral basis for the most part, and I just get tremendous pleasure from making beautiful jewelry for beautiful people, thus making them happy. My company name is: danielle m Co. I have a B.A. in Fashion Design and Merchandising, and stumbled upon jewelry.

Style? I love clothes, I alter, change and modify a lot of my own clothing, and I like looking for esoteric and exotic pieces as well as mixing them up with regular designer pieces. Shoes and purses are my weakness.

Where do you shop? Everywhere. From eBay-cheap to Neiman Marcus designer-expensive.

One thing in your closet you can’t live without? Black Chloe pants.

You're wearing? Top: Free People; Vest: Free People; Pants: Da Nang; Shoes: Jeffery Campbell; Bag: Louis Vuitton; Ring: Vintage; Watch: Rolex (men’s); Glasses: Ray-Ban.

What do you think of her style?