Our favorite brands and their founders.
Highly Recommend is a place to celebrate entrepreneurs, quality products, and, above all, great style. Here, we share some of Argent's favorite fellow fashion brands—ones we turn to when styling our own collection—and the founders behind them.
White/Space is an LA-based jewelry brand that offers something special for the everyday. Founded by designer Khadijah Fulton, the collection features modern, minimal silhouettes, with thoughtful details like baroque pearls and delicate diamonds, for those who prefer a touch of sparkle. The brand came to be after the birth of Fulton’s first child, when her hobby of jewelry making became the focus of her design work and eventually lead to the launch of White/Space.
Much like Argent, Fulton’s main source of inspiration is women and the multifaceted lives they lead—at work, at home, and everywhere in between. The resulting handmade pieces are elegant, unique, and stackable—the kind of jewelry that becomes signature to your everyday style.
WHITE/SPACE LAUNCHED IN:
THE ORIGIN STORY OF WHITE/SPACE:
“Fashion designer and mother embarked on an exploration of sculptural simplicity by creating modern pieces through precious metals and gemstones.”
MY CURRENT SOURCES OF INSPIRATION ARE:
“Always: Everyday women balancing multiple roles and pushing through cultural barriers. I’m inspired to give them something different that reflects the complex and incredible creatures that they (WE!) are while bringing them a little shot of joy. Currently: Beyoncé’s Renaissance album (!!!) and ancient architecture/sculpture from the Sahel, Greece, and Italy.”
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE I WISH I HAD BEEN GIVEN DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF MY BUSINESS:
“I have three: Have patience, watch your money, and run your own race.”
THE BEST PIECE OF CUSTOMER FEEDBACK I'VE EVER RECEIVED:
“I did receive feedback that some of the pieces were surprisingly inexpensive. That showed me I was undervaluing the worth of my work! A very important lesson that I'm still learning.”
THE MOST CHALLENGING PART ABOUT THIS CHAPTER OF MY BUSINESS:
“The financial requirements of scaling and growth, while balancing creativity. The process of scaling is the absolute definition of ‘it takes money to make money.’”
AND YET, LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE OF WHITE/SPACE, I’M EXCITED BECAUSE:
“I feel more creatively confident and free than ever, knowing that business is HARD! There will be setbacks, but I’ve seen enough of them (and amazing, successful moments) to know that everything is a learning experience. The most important thing is to just keep putting one foot in front of the other and take those lessons with me as I move forward.”
ON LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE OF WHITE/SPACE
"I feel more creatively confident and free than ever, knowing that business is HARD! There will be setbacks, but I’ve seen enough of them to know that everything is a learning experience."
MY FAVORITE STYLE IN THE COLLECTION IS:
“The Continuity Ring (and all of her variations!). It has connected with so many people and I have so many more ideas for this style. She’s our most iconic design so far, and we’re just getting started.”
I WEAR THEM WITH:
“Everything. Literally. The original Diamond Continuity Ring works with a tee and ripped jean shorts as well as an evening dress. When you want to step it up, get it in Diamond Pavé for a killer sparkling halo on your finger. It's mesmerizing.”