CHRISTIAN MACK LEWIS
Fashion and effortless style have been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. I went on my first buying trip to New York when I was 12 years old with my Godmother, who was the director of buying for an upscale department store...and the rest is history. My design path started with a Fashion Degree from LSU and has taken me from Dallas to Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta. I first started making jewelry when I saw Carrie Bradshaw, from Sex an the City, sporting her famous Flower Pin...I knew I needed one but wanted to put my own spin on the look. Within a month I was selling Flower Chokers to any boutique in Los Angeles that would have me. In a few years my love of collecting vintage and antique jewelry and medals started showing up in my pieces...a love that started with my great grandmother's (Lena La Rose) antique locket that was my 30th birthday gift. Vintage La Rose was then officially formed in 2002 and I was selling my vintage pieces nationwide. I have evolved to Fine Jewelry but still love a vintage and antique look and to this day I still cherish my collection of antique lockets and medals. I am also the owner of a premium contemporary women's boutique in Atlanta...appropriately named Lena Larose. When recently asked what I would be doing if I wasn't a boutique owner and jewelry designer, I responded that I didn't have a second place choice. I love what I do and can not imagine doing anything else!