Kerry Yu is a jewelry designer and entrepreneur with an extensive background in modeling and model agency management in China, Canada and Spain. In the early 1990, Kerry was one of China's first generation fashion models. After less than two years and more than 150 fashion shows and TV commercials, Kerry moved to Canada to pursue her goal of higher education, while modeling with the Ottawa-based modeling agency "Access". In 1992, she won three awards in the Canadian National Modeling Competition. In 1994 after graduating from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology of Canada.
Kerry moved to Spain and started her own modeling agency in Tarragona where she directed numerous fashion shows and appeared in the famous Spanish TV show "Farmacia de Guardia" as well as many TV commercials. From there, she was invited to Milan, Italy, as a runway model for the Italian brand Liola. In 1997 she returned to China and opened her own advertising company and she directed runway shows for many international and Chinese brands. In 2007 Kerry moved to Portland with her family and launched her own jewelry line O'Pearl Brands Jewelry (one of the sponsors for Miss Oregon USA and Mrs. Oregon International.) Kerry designed jewelry for Mary Sandell- the producer of movie "Coraline for her 2010 Golden Globe Award. Kerry showcased O'Pearl Brands Jewelry during NY Fashion Week 2012 in Lincoln Center in NY, and recently Kerry won the Accessory Designer of the Year in RAW Artist Portland. www.rawartists.org/portland
Kerry is committed to help position Portland as one of the country's leading Centers of Creativity. She is excited to be chosen to go to Hollywood for the RAW Artist Awards 2012.
Oksana Belo was born in vibrant and richly cultured Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the prestigious Academy of Music with a double major in operatic singing and music management. After pursuing a musical career and accomplishing her dream as a singer and a songwriter in a few musical projects, she was ready for the next big step. Oksana decided to move to Portland, Oregon where her family resides. Possessing an artistic eye and a flair for design she started taking interior design classes at the Art Institute, which in turn led her to jewelry design. Drawing inspirations from different art forms and travels (especially to the lush islands of Hawaii), Oksana came up with her own original design. All of her jewelry is handmade making each piece one of a kind standout that will surely get you noticed and complimented. Thank you and adorn yourself!