Style to Inspire: KAYU

jamie lim, kayu | via vmac+cheese

When Jamie Lim sent me an email introducing me to KAYU, her line of artisanal, handcrafted accessories, I knew two things: 1) I was in major lust with basically all of the pieces, and 2) I had to learn more about her! The concept of KAYU is simple: keep traditional craftsmanship and techniques alive, but in a modern, unique way. The results are one-of-a-kind bags and clutches (how major is this geometric shell clutch, or the color green on this agate embellished pretty?) that will be your go-tos in spring and summer.

Like me, Jamie is currently living in the Bay Area, so I loved hearing a little bit about her design process and how she got started in the accessories business. Here’s her story: 












{Image Credits: UCityGuides; We Jet Set; New York Times

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  1. 2.20.13
    Nancy said:

    What a great introduction! I love her, and her awesome products. Her Bulgari ring is spectacular, and that restaurant in Paris, un believable! Ive been to that gallery, but a glass box on top? How cool.
    xo Nancy

  2. 2.20.13
    taylor said:

    her clutches are gorgeous!

  3. 2.20.13
    Meghan said:

    That top right clutch looks like framed artwork.

  4. 2.21.13

    That gold clutch…a-MAZING.

  5. 2.22.13

    Her pieces are very beautiful! I especially love the gold purse as well as the pink one.

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