My name is Deana, and I'm the Woman behind Midnight Starlet!
I was born and raised in New York City, NY. At age 19, I drove cross-country to California in search of, none other than, WARM WEATHER. Lol. I only had $275 to my name, and beautiful weather to keep me in a positive state of mind. My parents told me I would be back to the east coast soon after my "trip" to California, but many years have passed, 17 to be exact, and I'm still here. In Hollywood, and owner of two businesses, Midnight Starlet & Hoopalicious Supply Co. (on Etsy also).
I was self-taught, until I decided I wanted to create pieces that would last my Customer for MANY years to come, and something they could possibly pass down to their children in the future. Only schooling could teach me the techniques necessary to create a piece that will last you for years to come. It was then that I decided to become a Certified Artisan & Metalsmith, specializing in Metal Clay.
As far as style goes, I am drawn to Art Deco Periods as well as Minimalist Mid Century Mod looks as well. I try to design pieces that I myself would wear. As we all know, we aren't ALWAYS in a ballgown with some bling on (as much as we all wish we had more of those kinds of events to attend...lol ). So, my design style isn't just one style. Midnight Starlet reflects a Woman of a daily CHANGING LIFE. From "Just Running Errands" Jewelry to "I'm Cinderella Until Midnight" Jewelry, we have some of everything to cover every facet of LIFE. I think my pieces tell that exact story. When people ask me what type of jewelry I design, I usually have a hard time responding, Lol. One stop shop pretty much sums it up, lol.
Professionally, Midnight Starlet debuted at LA Fashion Week in 2011 for the Hope in the City Runway Show. The show was hosted by Mosaic at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. Hopefully, I will be appearing in manyyy other Fashion Weeks in years to come! I'm looking to attend Mercedes Fashion Week in NYC in the not too distant future, as well!
I'm a Certified Artisan & Metalsmith, specializing in Precious Metal Clay! I welcome commissioned pieces, and would love to create something unique just for you!
You may Email us at info [!at] midnightstarlet.com with your idea or question, and we'll get right back to you!
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating them for you!