Our next 20x20 collaborator is I am a voter.® Creator & Co-founder, Mandana Dayani. A true jack of all trades, this super stylish entrepreneur wears many hats and wears them well! She’s a powerhouse marketer, who helped to elevate brands like Rachel Zoe and Everything But The House into the stratosphere; She’s a lawyer, a mama and is the creator and co-host of the podcast The Dissenters with actress and philanthropist, Debra Messing. Mandana is a living example of the mantra “work hard, stay humble, be kind” and her ability to achieve so much at such a young age is truly inspiring. Taking a cue from the I am a voter.® movement’s message of unity, empowerment and participation – essentially, using your VOTE to elicit change - we created a limited edition 14k gold "VOTE" bracelet as a tangible way to celebrate showing up and speaking out at the polls! This election season when you cast your ballot, be heard (and seen) wearing your VOTE bracelet. Net proceeds from sales of the "VOTE" bracelet on Zoechicco.com between September 20th - November 3rd will be donated to I am a voter.® to help further their incredible work.
What was the idea or inspiration behind this piece?
We really wanted to create a timeless item that you can incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. And I can't imagine wearing a more important word today than VOTE.
What was your favorite part of the jewelry design process?
Getting to work with a female founder!
Why is the charity close to your heart?
I am a voter.! I co-founded this organization with a group of my closest friends and colleagues two years ago and it has been the most rewarding experience of my life.
What's your favorite way to style the piece?
I usually love to layer my jewelry, but I am wearing this piece on its own so the VOTE is clearly legible at all times!