Jaquie Aiche is a serious glowbabe who makes the world a more stunning place with her jewelry designs and her chilled out Cali vibes. Are you a part of the #JAtribe yet?! We met with Jacquie Aiche in her by-appointment-only Beverly Hills showroom, where we instantly fell in love with her and her insane jewels! She was raised in a multi-cultural home, with both Egyptian and American parents. Her cultural roots are ever present in her gorgeous and unique personal style as well as in her wearable creations. Jacquie's signature aesthetic is found in the merging of Native American turquoise relics, fossils and precious gemstones, with the Middle Eastern influences of hammered gold, amulets and goddess imagery-- a magical combination that is as earthy as it is sexy. Every piece seems to have a story to tell.
On any given day, Jacquie can be found traipsing barefoot through the Beverly Hills showroom, tending to her ethereal gardens, or engaging with her ever-growing clientele list, who happen to be all the raddest chicks (andglowboys!) around. Virtually under the radar only five years ago, Jacquie has quickly established herself as a need to know designer for stylists and luminaries alike. Her signature body chains and finger bracelets bring a sense of much needed whimsy to the often-stuffy world of high-end jewelry.
Jacquie Aiche designs, much like the woman herself, are the sartorial embodiment of ethereal ease. . .with a just hint of rebellion. We feel most beautiful and fierce when wearing her creations, and we have no doubt that you will too. The JA-tribe is real... join it.
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HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Jacquie Aiche
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Hollywood Hills
WHEN YOU'RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Greek Yogurt, raspberries and sliced almonds
LUNCH: Chopped Salad with lemon on the side.
DINNER: Baked fish and Greens in the oven along with Salad from our Tower garden
SNACK: Rice crackers and peanut butter
FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? Sushi is always my go to when eating out. Matsuhisa and Sushi Zo are my favorites. Erewhon has a great take away selection too, but I mostly eat at home.
FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Chocolate! I just can’t help myself, it’s a problem.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? My all time favorite food would be Japanese Robata. There is a wonderful spot in West LA named Nanbankan. You can’t help but hug the Host Tony when you leave.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? A Hamburger and Fries, don’t judge me!
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/FAVORITE RECIPE?
I am quite the Moroccan salad maker. I boil, roast and chop dozens of fresh veggies on Thursday for our Friday night feast each week.
My most famous salad this year would be:
- Quinoa and Cranberry Salad
- 4 cups Quinoa
- 1 cup chopped cranberries
- bunch of chopped mint
- bunch of chopped cilantro
- 3 chopped scallions
- 1 chopped fresh jalapeno
- juice of 1 lemon
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- (mix it all together and enjoy!)
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? Erewhon // Whole Foods // Bristol Farms // The Fish Market in Santa Monica // and the Kosher Butcher
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? Yoga 2-3 a week // Pilates 1-2 week // Hike 2-3 month
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Facials once a month
Facewash: Chantecaille Geranium is a MUST
Toner: P50 by Biologique Recherche
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKE UP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS? No makeup ☺
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT THREE PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/SPIRITUAL GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Guru Jagat my Yoga teacher, She is such a wonderful force of nature.
Top 3 favorite songs?
1. "Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks
2. "Avalon" by Bryan Ferry
3. "Spend a Lifetime "by Jamiroquoi
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Would have to be The Alchemist. What Paulo Coehlo teaches us is to believe in ourselves and work hard. And by doing so, The Universe works hard in helping you achieve your goals, so stay positive don’t ever give up!
WHAT'S THE BEST GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED? Hands down, My two children. My Family means the world to me and I am thankful everyday for all the memories we create together.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. My perfect LA day consists of a wonderful breakfast outside with my loved ones, followed by a stroll at the flea market and then the rest of the day in the pool.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Drink lots of Water and not too much makeup.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Being Happy!
Photography by: Emily Knecht