We are absolutely thrilled to feature the closet of fashion maven, Anchyi Wei, in our new Trendsetter spotlight! Anchyi was recently recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Style Setter of 2012. Outside of her day job, she channels her creative energy into designing jewelry for her collection which is set to launch next year. We got a sneak peak and her jewelry is to die-for. Each piece has a historical or cultural connection. Some pieces have already been featured on the runway! We are proud to give you exclusive access to shop coveted pieces from Anchyi’s wardrobe collection. Feast your eyes on clothes and accessories by Nanette Lepore, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Robert Cavallli, Nicole Miller, Ferragamo, and more!
IT GETS BETTER . . . by shopping her closet a portion of the proceeds will benefit Becky’s Fund, a national non-profit that works to support victims of domestic violence and provides educational programming for youth. Shopping for a worthy cause - now that is something that will make you feel and look like a million bucks!
Shop Anchyi's closet here. Read more about Anchyi, her fashion must-haves, and her amazing designs below!
I'm always thinking of creating an art piece when designing a piece of jewelry - therefore the "statement" aesthetic. My dad is a collector of Chinese antiques, so most of my inspirations come straight from the house I grew up in! I envision the clientele to be cultured, worldly and unafraid - and looking like they just stepped out of the MET, Smithsonian or Louve. I'm also fascinated by the ethnic minority tribes of Asia - and want to help preserve their culture by incorporating their aesthetics into my pieces.
Like most little girls, I loved playing with Barbie's outfits! I'd show pictures from books and catalogs to my mom and make her sew little outfits for me. At a younger age, my love for fashion has been an evolving process and needed alot of refinement; but I'd have to point the defining moment to realizing that fashion is a representation of my artistic and creative individuality, and anappreciation for talented designers, rather than just putting on pretty clothes or trying to impress others.
It's hard limiting this down to 5! Black and nude pumps; comfy tees/tanks; a fun, architectural black skirt; sparkly evening bag, and an outfit-defining statement necklace.
By day I work as a Federal contractor providing web design solutions to a government agency. I love food and nightlife, so always enjoy checking out the latest restaurant/bar scene. Experiencing other cultures of the world has provided such integral and humbling experiences in my life. As a designer, I'm a bit ADD with anything creative - photography, interior design, graphics design, and of course - keeping up-to-date with the fashion industry. If I can find the time, I want to learn music mixing!
It sure is not the place for boring basics! Lots of fun, flirty contemporary and designer pieces to make anyone feel glamorous.
The Leopard Cavalli Pumps would dress up any LBD and instantly make you feel sexy.
I love long dresses - they take me to vacation on an exotic island - and the M Missoni Dress does just that in succulent tropical colors.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Quincy Sweater is so fun and easy to wear with just leggings or jeans.
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