How do you personally prefer to wear jewelry? Are there any particular pieces you wear every single day?
I love layering delicate pieces together — the more, the better! I usually mix different metals, lengths, and styles. Right now I’m obsessed with stacking bracelets. I’m always wearing a pile of delicate gold ones, and then I mix it up with my Stella & Dot chunkier styles. I just designed two new styles for Holiday — a gold pod necklace and a long geometric-shaped pendant necklace. I haven’t taken either of them off since I put them on!
More Stella & Dot in Maya’s jewelry box along with a vintage Turquoise bracelet and Diamond David Yurman watch that was a gift from her husband.
“Clare Vivier is a friend of mine and I’m a huge fan of her bags. I wear these clutches for dress up or daytime casual.”
“My shoes are a reflection of my eclectic style. There’s definitely high/low and girly edgy in there.” Isabel Marant, Clogmaster, Zadig & Voltaire, APC, Rebecca Minkoff, and Hoss Intropia.”
Tell us a bit about the way you have decorated your beautiful home! Do you tend to gravitate towards a certain aesthetic?
I love an eclectic mix of colors and styles. I envisioned my house having a vibe of fancy, bohemian, 1970s, modern, hippie! Plus, I’m kind of girlie too… but I live in a house with two kids, a husband and a dog, so I had a lot to consider when decorating! I tried to choose amazing fabrics that wouldn’t show too much dirt and weren’t too feminine for my husband. I think we found a good balance.
“Although, I’m probably best know for my State necklaces, I tend to wear layering necklaces like these.”
In her office, Maya displays her book, “Beaded jewelry,” published in multiple languages. Her favorite family photograph taken at a wedding last summer. A decorative bust with a Stella & Dot necklace.
“I love that the label on this dress says “Made in Los Angeles.” All of my jewelry manufacturing is done in the US and we assemble everything in Los Angeles.” Maya wears a t-shirt dress from The Seccession, a blazer from Zadig & Voltaire and the Femme Fatale necklace by Stella & Dot.