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Fashion tips with Haili Z: Designer Spotlight | Kendra Scott

By By Haili Z
Jan. 31, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:31 p.m.

Haili Z and Kendra Scott at the store opening at CityCentre.

Renowned jewelry designer Kendra Scott has made a name for herself and now has made a home to not one but two stores in the Houston area. How did we get so lucky?

This amazing designer offers a one-of-a-kind in-house Color Bar. An exclusive addition to her Houston stores where, not only do you choose the jewelry silhouette design you want, but also the color you would like inside of it. This is an amazing addition to our typical jewelry shopping and a must if you're seeking out a unique experience.

Scott gives me the details of the newest collection - where the inspiration came from for such chic designs, what the details are on Color Bar and which A-list celeb she's vying to see Kendra Scott jewels on. I'd like to introduce you to the ever-talented Kendra Scott.

You chose Houston, and we are so incredibly lucky to have not one but two of your stores. Do you envision Houston becoming a fashion-forward city?

I think Houston is already on track to become a fashion-forward city. Dallas is always looked to as the fashion Mecca of the south, but with new, fabulous shopping venues like CityCentre, Houston International Fashion Week and the growing number of fashion bloggers, the city is well on its way to becoming a fashion destination. I couldn't be more thrilled with our two new stores being a part of this up-and-coming fashion city.

What woman do you envision wearing your label?

The woman I envision wearing our jewelry is fashion-forward, has an incredible, vivacious personality and is not afraid of turning heads when she walks in a room. These are the women who truly bring my collections to life.

You have already achieved so much. Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years from now?

Thank you. I still have to pinch myself sometimes because I truly am living my dream. In five years, I hope to have an array of Kendra Scott boutiques across the country and even internationally while continuing to my most important job: being a mom to the very best of my ability.

What made you think of the Color Bar? Did you happen to have an epiphany moment in your car?

My idea for the Color Bar was absolutely an epiphany moment. ... It all started with a dream I had. At one of my first offices, I saw that gals on my team would pick out our metal silhouettes and choose stone colors to set in them when they needed that perfect piece to go with an outfit. In my dream, I envisioned that every woman had access to this and thus the Color Bar was born.

Our Color Bar is now both an online and in-store experience that allows you to choose from 26 stones and 23 silhouettes to create custom jewelry for any occasion. Our in-store Color Bar is designed to feel as though you're at a bar but instead of enjoying cocktails, you're indulging in your favorite mix of stones to create a custom, one-of-a-kind piece.

What celebrities do you see wearing your line in the future?

I still get just as tickled every time I see a celebrity wearing my designs. From the very first time we saw our jewelry worn by a celebrity to recent, it is such a thrill and an honor to see Hollywood A-listers rocking Kendra Scott jewelry. I would absolutely love to have a young fashion icon like Blake Lively or Taylor Swift rocking our jewels.

Get the Kendra Scott Color Bar and jewelry experience at either location in Houston located in Rice Village or CityCentre for a truly unique pieces.

Haili Pue is the president of All Ze Details. Visit her web site at allzedetails.com

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