5 Things you should know about…Celia Smith, NY

1. I was born and raised in the Bronx, the birthplace of rap.

2. I adopted a cat who’s afraid of everything (he’s a legit “scaredy cat”)

3. I started my line needle+thræd in the kitchen of my apartment.

4. I’m currently working to employ a Kenyan Maasai tribe to create a beautifully beaded collection.

5. I’m marrying my high school sweetheart.

Celia Smith, the Fashion editor of Essence.com and founder of needle+thræd, wears our Moscow sunglasses in Matte Black Ombre.