A jewelry designer shares her style
Before she was a successful jewelry designer, Denise Disharoon designed furniture and spent years scouring Europe and Latin America for antiques and inspiration. An avowed patron of indie boutiques, the East Atlanta resident says her favorite shopping city is Buenos Aires because of “the classic/edgy style there.” Here, she puts that combination to work.
In winter I’ll typically wear boots, jeans, solid colors, and then I have a ton of jackets in a variety of cuts and colors. My boyfriend calls [this] my Clint Eastwood jacket. It’s cut perfectly for my shape, and it’s really soft.
I get my inspiration from the deconstruction of shapes all around us, things in nature, antique pieces, and things with symbolism, like keys and sewing needles. [Pictured are her own designs, available at denisedisharoon.com
I wear jeans a lot, but for me they’ve got to be comfortable. I’m a yoga girl at heart, so I want to be able to move and not feel constricted.
Straps are really sexy, but I think this is a happy medium where they’re not too strappy so as to be trendy. They just have an edge to them.
From years of furniture buying, I can process a ton of merchandise very quickly. I can scan through a whole rack of clothes and know by color or texture if I even want to look at it.
Photograph by Alex Martinez