Classical and refined, bold yet feminine, THE GILDED FOX is a jewelry collection transpired by the minds of Danielle Yu and Mercedes Yvette. The duo met while working in the fashion and entertainment industry and quickly connected with their shared passion and love for vintage pieces. Taking inspirations from the elegance and allure of past decades, Danielle and Mercedes created a collection reminiscent of a departed era with a modern edge. They both always believed life should be an endless road of travel and discovery; connecting the past with the present and merging the old with the new.
Danielle Yu grew up immersed in the arts and explored her artistic abilities through performance, music, and painting before eventually attending Otis College of Art and Design, where she majored in fashion design. Much of her work is inspired from her love of architecture and the lavish embroidery designs of Francois Lesage.
Mercedes Yvette moved to Los Angeles to pursue modeling and acting. Enveloped by the creative atmosphere of the entertainment industry, her work reflects the beauty and art of her surroundings. An adventurous soul with a flair for the the romantic side of life, Mercedes’s combines rich cultural experiences and appreciation for simplicity into her designs.
In a world of fleeting trends and mass production, THE GILDED FOX is a jewelry collection that celebrates the beauty of originality and craftsmanship. Made with natural elements and vintage finds, THE GILDED FOX is a brand with mesmerizing jewelry pieces brimming with a unique quality of visual complexity and supreme femininity.
Mercedes Yvette was a runner up during cycle 2 of America’s Next Top Model- after appearing on ANTM, she became a spokesperson for the Lupus Foundation of America. She has also done numerous commercials and television shows including “New Girl” on Fox.
Danielle Yu has also been in the modeling industry for several years, working for clients like M.A.C. cosmetics and Skechers. She was a trophy presenter for the 78th Academy Awards and her television credits include a recurring role on HBO’s True Blood and CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.