Jewelry designer Baylee Zwart’s unmistakable style strongly draws its cues from everyday phenomena interpreted using clean, energetic, geometric shapes culminating in her collection, AZLEE.
Raised between California and Colorado, Zwart has intertwined work at Glamour, Allure, and TOMS Shoes and life on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to develop AZLEE, (the name is a combination of her middle, last and first name). After studying metalworking in Guatemala and crafting the original samples, Zwart returned home and Spring 2015 marks the debut of her collection. Zwart explains, “AZLEE takes a minimalist approach to design while capturing a worldly vibe with an effortless edge. Our client lives completely in the moment. She's humble, yet confident, and expects to be noticed. AZLEE lets her reveal her dynamic side in a very understated, yet interesting way."
The collection was instantly recognized by Vogue Paris, W, WWD, Elle France, among others. AZLEE has garnered a cult following including celebrities such as Rihanna & Zoë Kravitz.
AZLEE is proudly made and hand finished locally in California with the highest quality craftsmanship. Its strong architectural lines are exemplified in a full range of 18k gold, stackable pieces featuring custom-cut stones and scattered shades of diamonds.
As a California native, surfer and avid scuba diver, the ocean holds a very special place in Zwart’s heart. Each season the designer supports a different ocean-related cause via a portion of proceeds from the sale of her collection. For its debut season, the brand has aligned with the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. Since 1975, the Center has been globally recognized for rescuing and treating more than 18,000 ill, injured and orphaned elephant seals, sea lions, whales, sea otters, harbor seal, fur seals, dolphins, harbor porpoises and more - many are threatened and endangered species. Each AZLEE piece sold will support this amazing organization’s agenda and provide food to the marine mammals being cared for at the Center. AZLEE supporters can be proud to tell admirers what their purchase gave as they rock their jewels.
To learn more visit The Marine Mammal Center