• Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall

the designers

Vivian Wang and Ingrid Chen met as young girls and remained closed friends through adulthood. Growing up in the Bay Area, both completed their undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. Vivian studied Business, emphasizing in Marketing; Ingrid received her Bachelors in Physiology.

Preferring to enhance the human body rather than dissect it, Ingrid pursued her Masters in Fine Arts in Fashion Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Vivian traded the corporate scene for a life on the road, backpacking through Europe, Asia and Australia.

One fine day in 1999 while discussing fashion trends over coffee, the two friends realized a shared vision. Vivian with her free-spirited flair, Ingrid with her refined detailing, both obsessive compulsive; they set out together to create a new philosophy in accessible luxuries for the modern woman.

Viv&Ingrid was founded with a simple mission: to inspire sharing and happiness through beauty and great design. Today, every Viv&Ingrid piece is still designed and made in sunny California, and their covetable fabric packaging is still sewn in small batches. In addition to being sold in specialty boutiques nationwide and around the globe, their jewelry can be seen in top fashion magazines {Vogue, Haper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Elle Accessories, Lucky}, films, international fashion shows and on TV {2008 Visa commercial}. Celebrity fans include Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Molly Sims and Alicia Keys.

In 2011, Viv&Ingrid brought their mission to life with the opening of their first retail store, Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall.