+ Co may be founded by a Malaysian but it has certainly made waves internationally. After all, stars like Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba have all donned jewellery from the brand at music festivals and on the red carpet! Jenn humbly says she never had the intention to become so immersed in the fashion world.
“I had a stint with a company in Melbourne known for stocking accessories from Australian designers,” she says. “That experience opened up a whole new world and led me to create Wanderlust + Co.” “Go to a good design school. London and New York are homes to some of the best in the world – it never hurts to acquire all the technical knowledge and skills you can.
“If you can’t go to school, don’t worry. Work towards getting a job with a company in the jewellery industry and be prepared to learn from the ground up.
“As I always say to my girls, experience is truly everything. The knowledge and lessons that you learn are yours to keep and they will stay with you for life. Be willing to put in the effort, stay the course and you will get to where you want to be in due time.”