Photography by Keith Isaac.
Fashion and jewelry have always been Cristiana Shield’s passions. She finds self-expression and joy in costume styling for movies, photo shoots and videos or designing her own jewelry collection, Shields Jewelry. Each piece is personally hand crafted by Cristiana and comes with a title that was inspired through movies, music or a concert. Read below to see what inspires Cristiana, her favorite spots in Palm Beach and what she can’t live without.
1. Who is your style crush?
Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Gucci inspire me in fashion and to pursue my dream to someday become a known name like they have become. My personal crushes are Adam Levine, Bradley Cooper and Chris Pine.
2. What inspired you to create your own line?
Promoting, supporting and working for other designers, such as Ralph Lauren, for so many years, my past jobs and life altering experiences, education and training in massage therapy and other modalities such as Cranial Sacral, Lomi Lomi deep tissue massage and Reiki, and my Fashion Merchandising major. My dream growing up was to become a stylist for movies and see my name in lights. Now my dream is to see my jewelry in the movies someday and see Shields Jewelry up in lights. At 7 years old I had my whole life and career planned out right down to who my perfect soulmate was going to be… 30 years later I realized that God had another better plan for me. Now I’m just going with the flow, staying consistent and keeping an open mind and heart to see what comes next. I’m excited for the unknown.
3. What is your favorite Palm Beach spot?
The Breakers beach, the Oriental Garden at the library, the Tropical Fruit Shop (best freshly squeezed juices and smoothies), and The Runway Consignment Boutique that a friend of mine owns on Olive Ave in West Palm Beach (very L.A. boutique, best designer clothes for crazy good prices).
4. When you are not in Palm Beach, where is your favorite place to go?
Cobb Theatre in Downtown PGA (love movies), Broadway plays in NYC and concerts in Miami.
5. What is your “must have” item?
An iPhone 4 with siri (for when I feel lost :), an ipad, an adopted dog named “Lucy” that I saved from the pound, a great girlfriend to have 3 frozen margaritas with occasionally to help solve life’s obstacles and a one of a kind piece of jewelry from my Shields Jewelry Collection.