Jessica’s Spring Inspiration
One of my favorite things about my job is traveling to visit our Artisan business partners around the globe. There is always a landscape blooming into spring or summer somewhere in the world, from matoke trees in Uganda to lush foliage surrounding Lago Atitlan in Guatemala. The lush scenery of these regions served as the inspiration for our Spring 2015 lookbook. We invited a paper artist to create a leafy backdrop for our photo shoot in the same way Artisans around the world create our products: by hand and with love.
When artist Jeanie showed me her portfolio of paper sculpture, I had to hold back tears of excitement. I knew we had to work with her! We commissioned her to build a jungle scene entirely out of paper. Each of these birds took over 15 hours to make!
I designed the Rachel Necklace with Jalia when our families were together on a safari in Uganda. Jalia is a social entrepreneur who leads an artisan business in Uganda that is growing quickly thanks to partnership with Noonday. Not only does the memory make it my favorite new necklace, but I also love how versatile it is!
Our world is big, but it becomes so small when I travel with Ambassadors to introduce them to the Artisans who create Noonday’s jewelry and accessories. Over 30 Ambassadors have traveled to meet the women of Santiago, Guatemala who make one of our signature Spring 2015 bracelets, the Beaded Botanical Cuff.
I recently travelled to a remote village in the state of Orissa, India to meet the Artisans who hammer, knot and string these gorgeous necklaces. They are absolutely perfect for layering. One of my favorite sounds is the clinking of bangles as the women work! Shop our Nomadic Necklace and Bengal Necklace.
Mexico is where I go to revive my soul, so I am so excited to finally harness the artistry of Mexican folklore in our new embroidered Bird of Paradise Bag.
Do you know how hard it has been to keep this earring collection a secret? Horn encased in metalwork make these beauties, from Vietnam, an everyday earring with a classic Noonday twist. Shop our Adorned Hoop Earrings, Laura Earrings, and Minaret Earrings.
I’m thrilled to launch our new Spring line, featuring vibrant hues and far-flung design. Shop the new line here!
Meet Jessica Honegger
Jessica is Noonday Collection’s Founder and Chief Dreamer. Jessica spends her days inspiring others to live lives of purpose—from empowering our Ambassadors to be powerful storytellers and stylists, to visiting and encouraging our Artisans partners across the globe. After hours, Jessica can be found relaxing with her husband, dancing with her three children, and enjoying a good book.