Alani Figueroa on Authentic Storytelling For Her Jewelry Line Herencia

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At 26 years old, New York City native Alani Figueroa — better known by her Instagram handle @wuzg00d — has cultivated a following for herself with her colorful styling, standout acrylics, and laid-back personality. Using the skills she picked up during her six years working retail for hip street style company KITH, Figueroa began working independently earlier this year, dabbling in creative direction, design, consulting, and styling. Her first big project since leaving the 9-5 scene is Herencia, a collaboration with the NYC-based company M Jewelers, which features six gold vermeil jewelry items inspired by Figueroa’s Nuyorican upbringing.

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