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.