Growing up in Miami, Florida, jewelry designer Winifred Grace Gundeck spent her days exploring the nature that surrounded her – finding beauty in the movement of rustling trees and palm fronds, the reflection of light off water and the pattern and texture of sand and seashells. At the age of 8, while other kids were selling lemonade, Winifred started making hand-painted barrettes and selling them to a local boutique. Garnering rave reviews, she moved on to hair combs adorned with exotic silk flowers, feathers, ribbons and beads, which her mother proudly wore to all of South Miami’s most stylish dinner parties.
From her Chicago-based studio, Winifred creates jewelry inspired by visually rich textures and patterns found in everything from nature to indigenous art, tapestries and adornments. Each season, she interprets the feminine mystique of natural wonders, but with a subtle edge that adds a bit of reality to the fantasy. In 2007 Winifred was chosen as one of Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion as well as The Fashion Group International’s Rising Star. Today, Winifred Grace can be found in the finest luxury boutiques around the United States.
Fall Lookbook Highlights
Two layers of buttery soft brown lambskin leather with white bone African beads, brass square doughnuts & orange White Hearts on brass box chain $398
Brass cuff wrapped with torn grey fabric & black deerskin lace. $145
Buttery soft brown lambskin leather with bronze ring & graduated chains in oxidized sterling silver & brass. Navy waxed linen accent. Oxidized sterling silver lobster clasp. $470