Vanessa Buys lives on MDI. She comes from a diverse background. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Sydney Australia, London, the Caribbean, Auckland New Zealand, Nairobi Kenya, Cape Town / Johannesburg Suid Afrique, Alicante Spain, Crete Greece, Bangkok Thailand and Singapore Indonesia. She immigrated to the USA 1991. In the 80’s with a scientific MBA she partnered and built up a software/hardware company and took it public on the stock exchange. She is also one of the finest licensed foreign currency traders who in 2005 developed her own strategies which in turn trained brokers and bankers on three continents in this market. In 2003 while running a jewelry road show for a major USA merchandiser on the West Coast, she was exposed to the best designers from all over the world. Perhaps was most influenced by the works of Rodney De Gruchy, Mary Henderson, David Yurman and Marta Howell pieces. She literally saw and chose hundreds of designer’s works and as a result has evolved unusual styles of her own.