ABOUT S O H O + C I E N E G A
After relocating from New York City in July 2016, Christina [Mak] began her journey into the world of handmade jewelry and design. She has a mixed background in contemporary womenswear, menswear and streetwear, having previously worked for brands like Tracy Reese, SUPER Sunglasses, Urbanears, Play Cloths, Unyforme and Nike as a Social Media aficionado/Public Relations professional. However, upon moving to Los Angeles she faced a bit of frustration in landing her dream job in PR. The idea and inspiration for S O H O + C I E N E G A came about while visiting fabric stores in DTLA on a daily basis. With encouragement from family and friends back home, she got inspired and began making jewelry in her apartment. She wanted to create luxe-inspired chokers that were elevated in style and unlike what was currently on the market. Her brand launched with the opening of the S&C online store in March 2017 and she has been making and selling custom chokers ever since.
About SOHO + CIENEGA
Los Angeles based brand S O H O + C I E N E G A was created for the girl caught between the east and west coast. Our pieces are specially made and handcrafted with materials sourced in the Los Angeles and NYC fashion districts. The brand aesthetic features east coast style with a west coast attitude. Our leather, snakeskin and suede materials represent the stealth of the east coast while our sparkly crystals represent the glitz of the west. All jewelry pieces are handmade, therefore not all pieces will be identical. Each piece takes time and effort to make and it is something done with love.