I was born in Paris and, after sitting my Baccalaureate
attended the Ecole Camondo where I became interested in
jewellery-making. Afterwards, I worked for a big company for
thirteen years as Head of the Jewellery & Accessories Design
In 2009, I set up my own brand called Victoria & Yo as my
story is that of a family, or rather of women, as I was well
and truly set on this path by my mother, Yo, who, having
studied at the Chambre syndicale de la Haute Couture, took me
to fashion shows, to antique fairs and the flea markets of
Paris where we sought out jewellery from the 30s and 40s.
I have participated a number of times in the Première Classe
salon in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris and the Accessories
Circuit salon in New York.
For me, the material must bend to the whim of fashion and be a
support for the inspiration and the chosen style. I work on a
theme before choosing the material I will use.
For example, if I am inspired by a late summer, an été indien,
I might create turquoise bead hoops mounted in bunches on
slender gilt brass rings or for a bohemian feel, it could be
brass bangles decorated with mounted crystals to be worn piled
up around the wrist in a mix of colours - saffron, orange,
pink, coral… Or I might imagine Almadraba fishing techniques
for hoops wound round with silver or gold-plated brass
I work a lot with stampings and brass which I like to mount
with Swarovski facetted crystals of all different colours.
With the abundant cultures, religions and beliefs which make
up our world, I am also keen to work with charms, medals,
crucifixes, religious and spiritual symbols and signs of
protection which I incorporate into brass pendants, bracelets
This year my summer range includes bracelets and pendants in
brass and leather or suede decorated with shells, stones,
sequins or colorful pompoms for a light-hearted, fun feel.