These two sisters, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, make up the Danni and the Jo in the popular jewelry line, DANNIJO. While growing up in Florida, they'd use their father's medical tools to teach themselves how to make jewelry in middle school. After college, the two moved to New York City and were at it again – this time, with the proper tools – and created a capsule collection of jewelry to benefit Danielle's non-profit, Live With A Lifelong Ambition. The collection eventually turned into DANNIJO, and their jewelry is sold to trendsetting shoppers in high-end boutiques around the world.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Danielle: “Save The Emus”
What can’t you travel without and why?
Danielle: Running shoes, Burt’s Bees chapstick, Dannijo, red lipstick and headphones.
What’s your favorite travel destination and why?
Danielle: Tulum, Mexico – it’s the perfect getaway where you can really disconnect.
Who would you choose to show you “their” New York City?
Danielle: Robert De Niro, which doesn’t require an explanation. But the best New York City anyone has shown us has to be ?uestlove – he knows a lot about a lot of this city.
What or who has inspired you recently, and why?
Danielle: Rashida Jones – she’s a long-lost West Coast sister from another mister who we met through a friend, and we just did our first ever fine jewelry collaboration with her called fine by dannijones. We also had the privilege of hearing Malala Yousafzai speak at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards. She’s the perfect example of Courage is Power, and everyone should learn about her cause.
Jodie: We’re also really into all things Tokyo after going there recently.
Where do you get your art fix?
Danielle/Jodie: Antique markets, Paddle8, eBay and on our travels.
What music are you listening to these days, and who are some of your favorite musicians?
Danielle/Jodie: We’ve been listening to a lot of The Weeknd and Drake Pandora stations lately. We still love Florence & The Machine, Phoenix, and the XX. And the great’s are always on our playlist: Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Rodriguez…
When you think of NYC, are there any particular emotions or memories that immediately come to mind?
Danielle: Usually some version of meeting someone amazing in a restaurant bathroom or bumping into them on the street or in a hole-in-the-wall shop and striking up a conversation. It’s the city of dreams for a reason, anything and anyone can happen here.