Made by Malyia came to fruition when designer Malyia was in need of a body-chain, but nothing came close to satisfying her taste level. Taking matters into her own hands, as most successful designers do, she produced her own body-chain. Creating major buzz when spotted out with her very first chain, she eventually became a summer festival sensation. Since then she has added other items to her product offerings that are sure to captivate the masses.
Landing acclaim from an exclusive Etsy partnership with Lionsgate Entertainment for their Divergent Series and an exclusive media partnership with Blavity for her MADE Campaign; that highlights the journey of entrepreneurship...the brand has had an amazing 2-year tenure. Receiving nods from the top stylists in the game, and having Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Jazmine Sullivan outfit her jewelry, Malyia's mission is to design with the customer in mind. Since debuting the collection, there has been major buzz surrounding the faux items and the It-girl designer behind the brand, as she has been featured in Vogue Magazines Best Street Style at AfroPunk Festival 2015, leading her to become a professional model, signed to BiCoastal Model Management.
Malyia McNaughton; model, stylist and jewelry designer behind the brand, Made by Malyia. Bronx native, Florida State University alum and all around girl boss is making major moves in the fashion industry. Leaving a 9-to-5 to pursue her passion for jewelry design, Malyia is the entrepreneur other entrepreneurs dream of being.
On a mission to redefine beauty, and empowering persons of all walks of life, Malyia focuses on pulling the confidence out of everyone with her timeless designs. Stumbling upon jewelry design due to the distaste of what the market currently offered, the determined millennial hand-crafted her first body chain. After being begged to create more by friends and family, Malyia set up her Etsy page and the rest is all (her)story.