Ingrid Chen, a 1999 MFA Merchandising Alumna and her business partner, Vivian Wang started their label appropriately called Viv & Ingrid in 1999. Since then, their whimsical and free-spirited baubles have been featured on the magazine pages of Real Simple, InStyle, Lucky, Self, Essence, Marie Claire, Elle, 7×7 and a whole landslide of others. In addition, celebs like Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba, Uma Thurman and Jewel (no pun intended) have been adorned in their pieces – particularly their gold teardrop layered hoop earrings. And you may have remembered them from a Visa Small Business TV commercial in 2008.
I think it’s safe to say that they are doing pretty good.
That said, any of their chic trinkets are the perfect gift – perhaps the small gold Swarovski hoops in one of many colors? (pictured above)
In addition, the gals recently celebrated their 10th anniversary at Miette in Hayes Valley for a Parisian, candy-coated celebration. For pictures of the celebration follow the jump.
Visit Viv & Ingrid’s website to look at more of their items.
For more of our Alumni Holiday Gift Guide, click here.