ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Hartfield is owned and designed by Los Angeles based stylist, Sarah Anne Hartzog. The name Hartfield is a portmanteau of two cherished family names; Heartfield + Hartzog.
In 2010, After 10 years in the fashion industry working for brands such as Raquel Allegra, Proenza Schouler and JMary, Hartzog embarked on a freelance career as a commercial wardrobe stylist and accessories designer. The first incarnation of Hartfield Studio was a small collection of one-of-a-kind pieces that bridged a gap between art piece and jewelry. Through Hartfield's first collection, Les Cavaliers, and the utilization of horsehair, precious metals and fiber arts, Hartfield established itself as a go to line for stylists and shoppers seeking pieces that embodied both luxury and the slightly macabre.
PROCESS & PHILOSOPHY:
Over the years the line has organically evolved from fine-art pieces into a demi-fine & fine jewelry collection utilizing precious metals and gemstones, into classic heirloom quality pieces.
Each piece has been hand carved in wax and cast using the lost wax process or fabricated by hand. The collection originates in the designers studio, is then sampled, produced and finished in partnership with artisans in Los Angeles' Historic Jewelry District. This collaboration is essential, as Hartfield is passionate about providing income to the many skilled artisans that work in Los Angeles, while also contributing to the vibrant history of the Jewelry District. Because of this, when you invest in a piece from the Hartfield collection you also invest in small business and manufacturing in America, something we're infinitely proud of.
The design philosophy that guides Hartfield Studio is the endless search for balance between opposing elements. Masculinity & Femininity. Heavy & Light. Big & Small. High & Low. The collections are always rooted in the idea of timeless classics that are meant to be worn and enjoyed by many generations. They are designed to be be worn in a variety of occasions and across a broad spectrum of shared aesthetics. Hartfield passionately welcomes and celebrates wearers of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, genders and identities.
Hartzog lives and works in Altadena, California with her architect husband and two rescue chihuahuas. When she’s not in the studio she can be found covered in dirt working in the yard, running in the foothills or on set as a wardrobe stylist.