Founder and head designer of Sangre de mi Sangre, Mexico.
Gold or silver Both
Collections or custom made jewelry Two of each everyday
Bugs or organic inspiration Organic Inspiration
Rings, necklace or bracelets Rings, Big Ones!
Fashion icon Alexa Chung
Designer Isabel Marant
Favorite spot Home
Dessert Scones from Pandora Rosetta
Guilty pleasure Shoes.
Movie Great Expectations.
Blog Kate loves me, Man Repeller and Hype beast
Photographer Juergen Teller
Perfume Papillons by L’artistan Parfumeur
Book Whatever you think, think the opposite by Paul Arden
Piece from your closet My wedding dress by Jenny Packhman and wedding tiara by Sangre de mi Sangre
Boutique worth stopping Colette in Paris and The Webster in Miami
Mariana Villarreal is the founder and creative director of the jewelry brand Sangre de mi Sangre. She studied philosophy and literature, but moved to New York to study what she loved the most: metalsmith and gemology. Making jewelry has been her hobby since she was 10 years old. “I have loved jewelry since I was a child, and because I couldn’t find pieces that I loved, I started making my own.”
Mariana managed to transform her passion into her job. “I love to do what I love the most, jewelry,” she said. “I like creating something with my hands that expresses my views of the world. This gives me the opportunity to make poetry with metal.” From Colombia, to India, Thailand, Burma, Arizona, Japan, and Mexico to name a few, Mariana is constantly traveling around the world for inspiration. She believes getting the stones from their country of origin is important.
Her everyday habit is having a green juice in the morning for the body and soul. She loves to write, travel and spend time with her family and her best bud, her dog. New York is her home away home and she often snowboards and scuba dives.
Her biggest achievement is her brand; the oldest piece in her closet is her mother’s chinchilla jacket, and the next addition to her wardrobe will be a pair of Isabel Marant boots.
When talking about her style, well it depends entirely on her mood, but dark colors are a basic on her looks. The Belle Epoque, the rock and roll and grudge are styles and periods that inspire her and she believes style is the reflection of our feelings and personality. It’s a way of telling our story everyday with creativity.
The Fancy Archive is obsessed with Mariana Villareal’s designs. It’s true there is poetry in each and every one of Sangre de mi Sangre’s pieces. Keep an eye on her art as she is almost done with her next collection and is finishing up her second store.