Meet twin sisters Eva and Ava Bai. With the same entrepreneurial spirit that inspired Rebecca to launch her own brand, these native New Yorkers serendipitously created Vale Jewelry a decade ago. From Paris to New York, these are Eva and Ava’s RT stories.
chapter 4: Eva and Ava Bai
On accidentally becoming entrepreneurs… AVA:“Eva and I kind of fell into this world of making jewelry. It started because our jobs out of college were very close to FIT. We were both interested in accessories and decided to take some jewelry classes together.”
EVA: “We started taking these studio classes as a hobby for us to spend some sister time together. Funnily enough, it organically grew into a full-time job."
The moment her Rebecca Taylor dress stood out on the streets of Paris…
AVA: “This dress is feminine and architectural. The last time I had it on, it was a gorgeous spring day and I was walking down the Champs-Élysées rushing to an art event. It felt like the dress echoed the spring season.”
The special Rebecca Taylor top that reminds her of New York City… EVA: “It’s one of those pieces that stands out sandwiched between everyday neutrals. When I think of this shirt, I think of warm summer nights in the city.”
What makes you feel the most like you? AVA:“Being with my family and good friends. The ease that you get from being with someone you love and loves you back, someone that knows you so well.”
EVA: “There’s nothing like interacting with someone on a very personal, intimate level to bring out the you-ness.”
On the meaning of fashion…AVA: “Fashion is about self- expression. It sounds cliché, but it really comes down to just another way to present yourself to the world.”
EVA: “It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin—that’s when you appreciate fashion the most, when you can wear something that is a more sparkly version of you.”
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