"I'm half-Jewish and half-Christian, and for me, feng shui is a way to inner peace," says jewelry designer Pamela Johananoff. The Chinese philosophy also is the theme of her latest collection and she's positively in harmony and peace with that.
The Paris-based Johananoff, who started her feng shui line collection two years ago, is having her first ever truck show at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills Monday and Tuesday.
She began the collection when she bought some bronze coins from a street vendor in Macau and created a pendant--based on feng shui's laws of nature incorporating the symbols of fire and water and other elements on a necklace for herself.
Johananoff, who grew up in Monroe, La., studied jewelry manufacturing at the Fashion Institute of Technology before moving to Paris 10 years ago, where she studied cooking and continued her jewelry-making.