Meet the Designer of Dominique Renée
TCBJ: Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
Dominique: I was born and raised in Connecticut and still reside there, but have plans to relocate before the end of this year.
TCBJ: Describe yourself using 4 words.
Dominique: Creative, Emotional, Authentic, Unique
TCBJ: What three items would you never leave home without?
Dominique: lipstick/gloss, my earrings, and water!!!
TCBJ: How do you define your personal style?
Dominique: Clarissa Darling (Clarissa Explains it All) meets Whitley Gilbert (A Different World)
TCBJ: What are you inspired by, or what motivates you?
Dominique: I am inspired by authenticity, innovation, creativity, originality, and people beating the odds.
TCBJ: Where does your personal inspiration come from?
Dominique: My personal inspiration comes from my own experiences. Past collections have been inspired by everything from heartbreak, loving again, nostalgia, alienation, and self-love.
TCBJ: How would you describe your jewelry design aesthetic or design process?
Dominique: I think my line has a cool-girl, playful aesthetic. My collections are all produced from a playlist of emotions; meaning I put together a playlist of songs that speak to the story I'm telling and then I start to design from there.
TCBJ: How did you get into your designing jewelry?
Dominique: I started my line with just nails. Jewelry just seemed like a natural progression. I have plans to continue to expand my line in the future.
TCBJ: What is one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you?
Dominique: I graduated high school at 16.
TCBJ: What new ventures/events/plans are you looking forward to for the rest of this year?
Dominique: I am looking forward to releasing my first 3D printed collection, expansion, exposure, and collaborating with other talented individuals.
TCBJ: Where do you see yourself and/or your career in the next 5 years?
Dominique: With a couple of retail locations, a full line of products, working on some exciting collaborations and with some major national and international wholesale accounts.
TCBJ: What is your favorite quote or what is a statement/mantra you try to live by?
Dominique: "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." - Proverbs 19:21