You may recall my profile of Alexandra Mor from a few months ago: her jewelry is very memorable (see her amazing jewels here). It was not completely surprising to me that on February 24th, 2012, Alexandra won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in the fine jewelry category. To illustrate how prestigious this honor is, a designer named Jason Wu won a Rising Star award in 2008, and he is now a household name thanks to Michelle Obama.
“We believe the award will reflect positively on Alexandra’s talent and will help her as her business expands. Her creativity and craftsmanship are exemplary, and the beauty of her product certainly reflects all that Rising Star represents.” Margaret Hayes, President of Fashion Group International.
FGI presented the 16th Annual Rising Star Awards during a luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The awards recognize emerging talents in the fashion and design industries. Categories include: Accessories; Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur; Beauty/Fragrance Corporate; Home/Interior Design, Fine Jewelry; Men’s Apparel, Retail, and Women’s Ready-to-Wear.
“There’s nothing more reassuring to an artist than being recognized for what you do. I happen to love what I do. And I will continue to work hard and follow my dreams. This is another stepping stone in a passionate journey I feel fortunate to be taking.” - Alexandra Mor
Congratulations, Alexandra! Thanks for taking us along for the ride!