Beautiful Girl of the Week: Stephene May!


Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

The beautiful ladies behind Stephene May jewelry are Deirdre, Stephene and Anka. These world traveling, jewelry loving, entrepreneurs have partnered with Rewrite Beautiful, giving 20% of their proceeds May 1st - May 8th to Rewrite Beautiful! Learn more about what makes these hard working, generous women so beautiful... 

Irvina: What inspired you to start Stephene May?

Stephene May: Our passion for traveling. We wanted to find unique pieces of jewelry that reminded us of our adventures. When we returned home, people always asked us where we got the jewelry and wanted us to pick them up something the next time we traveled. This gave us the idea to share our travels with others, so they too could have a treasure with a unique story.

Irvina: What makes Stephene May jewelry unique?

Stephene May: We feature jewelry that has been hand crafted by local artisans. Our criterion is simple: To find individual pieces with character, charm and exclusivity, which tells a story of the region. We take great lengths to choose products that only have one or two pieces of its kind and are exclusive. We take careful consideration to select pieces that are original and not sold in mass quantities. 

Irvina: How is Stephene May “Fashion for Good?”

Stephene May: We have partnered up with Rewrite Beautiful for a special Mother’s Day weeklong event, May 1st through May 8th. 20% of every purchase will go to Rewrite Beautiful.  We love that Rewrite Beautiful promotes focusing on gifts and talents and not on body appearances.  As a predominantly woman owned business, this cause is close to our hearts.

Irvina: What advice do you have to a young woman interested in starting a business?          

Stephene May: Find your passion and your strategy. Thoroughly study and analyze what it will take to make your passion a lucrative business, set goals for yourself. Don’t know where to get started? Learn from the masters in your field.

Irvina: What is your favorite city in the world and why?

Deirdre:  Rome, it captures ancient culture, modern beauty and delicious food. I really got a chance to see history, high fashion, small boutiques and street vendors all while enjoying a thin crust slice of pizza in one hand and gelato in the other!

Anka: Istanbul. The city is adorned with amazing palaces on both sides.  Colorful food choices, sweets and shopping streets, infinite jewelry choices and impressive landmarks!

Stephene: Capetown. The natural beauty is like no other.  Enormous mountains, lush greenery, golden beaches, exotic animals, friendly locals, these are just a speck of what the city has to offer.  


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