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716 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA

(310) 489-3763

Kristen Dorsey Designs, LLC was founded in 2011 by Kristen Dorsey, an award-winning Chickasaw metalsmith living and working in Huntington Beach, CA. For Kristen, jewelry goes beyond ornamental adornment; it is a medium with which she has forged her cultural identity as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, a Native American tribe originally from the southeast.  Utilizing natural gemstones, precious metals, and other materials, her handcrafted jewelry pieces are a unique mix of Chickasaw visual traditions infused with inspiration drawn from the beauty of the California Coast.  Dorsey’s philosophy is that “jewelry is a sacred narrative; it captures moments of significance for the wearer such as transitions in life, relationships with one another, and with one’s community, cultural identity, and spirituality.”

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KDD on the Runway at the 2012 Los Angeles Fashion Week

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Kristen Dorsey Designs has had a busy fall on the runway at two major fashion showcases: The LA Fashion Week Haus Of Allure Show on October 18th produced by http://www.stylemeariel.com/, and at the Sutra night Club in Orange County on September 29th produced by Vanish Media: http://vanishme.com/. For both shows, KDD Designer Kristen Dorsey worked with the hot new Fashion label B. Yellowtail to accessorize a sizzling collection of structured cocktail dresses and daring red carpet gowns. The models were adorned with bold femme fatale statement pieces from the Earth and Sky collections like the Loksi Earring in Black Rhodium and the Sky Serpent Cuffs in Rose Gold and Black Rhodium. Also adorning the models were brand new couture necklaces and earrings intricately hand-crafted by Kristen Dorsey. Read more about the LA Fashion Week event: http://www.thelosangelesfashion.com/2012/10/25/the-haus-of-allure-fashio...

Photography: Kevin Gast and David Bever
Clothing Designer: B. Yellowtail
Event Production: Style Me Ariel and Vanish Marketing and Media
Models: Quei Tann, Annikah Gill, Kayla Brown, Samantha Bradley, Blake Sisk, Sonam Gohil, Jennifer Irene Gonzalez

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