An island girl for life, Tiffany Chou moved from one famed island to another to pursue her fashion and jewelry career. Growing up on the island of Maui and moving to Manhattan, Tiffany has yet to let her Hawaiian roots sail away.
Since the age of 14, Tiffany has been making her own clothing and jewelry. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and interning in Hollywood with renowned photographer, David LaChapelle, Tiffany anchored down in the Big Apple learning from design teams at companies including Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, and hand embroidering samples for Ralph Lauren.
The ocean-inspired aesthetic of her brand is apparent with pieces reflecting sea-loving nautical themes. Not merely selling sea shells by the shore, Tiffany lives and breathes her Hawaiian roots while embracing everything the big city has to offer.
It seems the Tiffany Chou jewelry line, launched in August 2010, was somewhat of a hidden treasure having received a tremendous response from top fashion editors and stylists. With features in Cosmopolitan, Lucky, SELF, The Maui News, “American Idol” and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition among many others, Tiffany and her beach chic designs are providing everyone with an endless summer.
Tiffany isn’t just inspired by the ocean, she loves it, and does her best to help maintain its natural beauty for all of us to enjoy. Metal casting helps to minimize the environmental impact of her designs by making only a few handpicked shells into a mold; providing easy production and a healthy eco-system. Tiffany’s main priority is more than the sea and all of its little creatures, but the people she works with and customers she provides for as well. Because of this, everything from Tiffany Chou is hand made in New York City where every aspect of the jewelry making process can be overseen, insuring fair pay, treatment and quality pieces.