Today we’d like to introduce you to Daisy Delancey.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Daisy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in LA and then moved to London to school there. And I spent most of my life there. Both my real parents (I was in foster care for a long while too) were in the creative scene, so I was also exposed to that side of the business world. I always thought I would go into videography and directing, as this was something I was passionate about growing up, and in school. But as I was getting older, and I was seeing more and more of the creative world, I realized that I wanted to create things more than just video’s. Many of my peers, at this time too, were in the fashion world, so I would then dabble in working with clothes, and materials in that niche of the world. But it just wasn’t catering to me, and what I thought I could do. I then found myself becoming more and more obsessed with jewels and diamonds and the jewelry world.
And how certain items of jewelry were created; the process. At this time too, I was breaking into the modeling world and was always placed in the most beautiful jeweler. I also have super short hair, so would always be wearing big ass hoops to frame my face. I was then able to get to the point of being able to just do what I wanted, as I had worked so hard (modeling & was interning at a video production company) so then thought I could get into the jewelry world. I wanted to work in a niche that females hadn’t broken into properly yet too. So started working with grillz and custom chains and pendants. So from 2018-May I worked with a grillz company called MetalWorks Worldwide, where they taught me everything I know. And through hard work, and a lot of self-motivation, I now am self-employed, modeling full time, as well as designing jewelry for several countries across the US (NYC+LA) as well as in London!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road to greatness and success is never going to be a smooth road! A lot of the struggles that I faced was there was a long period of time where I harboured self-doubting thoughts, and that I wasn’t good enough. And because everyone around me was doing such amazing things, it added to the pressure of thinking I wasn’t doing enough, and that I was almost failing, because I wasn’t keeping up with others. There was also always that thought that not everyone is going to like what you are putting out and designing, so that adds to the anxiety and fear. And when you have all those types of feelings its really hard to have faith and confidence in your brand, especially when your self employed, and especially when you’re a 19 years old self employed person. The word can definitely seem like a scary place.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My business and company is me as person. Everything that I do is a method of marketing myself as a business. Whether it’s going out to parties, which collates to networking or even just posting on Instagram. The way that I personally choose to carry myself all relates back to how I want to be viewed as a business. However, I am most know for my jewelry designing and for my modeling. Regarding jewellery, I am known for working with lots and lots of diamonds aha. I specialize in creating extravagant diamond mouthpieces (or grillz) as well as working with people to create their ideal chain, pendant or whatever their heart desires ahaha. In the modeling world, I am known for a whole bunch of things. I work a lot in the commercial side of modeling, as well as high-end editorials for brands such as Vogue Italia, or Dazed Magazine. It’s really a whole range of things.
I think what I’m proud most of is how far I’ve managed to come and achieve with the help of myself. Especially coming out of foster care, people don’t really expect the best or anything from you. I think the other thing I’m most proud about of is that I’m able to put a good reputation for kids in foster homes, but also showing them that there is more in the future for them, than maybe what the government and society portray for us. The thing that sets me apart from others would definitely be my perseverance, and the fact that I do not give up, whatever the situation or the standard. When I execute plans or ideas, I’m always thinking about how I could include a friend just starting up or someone I know to get involved so I am able to better their careers too.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing, I am super happy with the outcome of everything so far 🙂
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