When I was fourteen I was writing bad poetry in my diary, praying that I would lose weight before high school started, and dreaming about my latest crush. Linda Manizaris is not your typical fourteen-year-old, she’s combined her passion for designing jewelry and helping others to start up her own business. Body Bijou is Linda’s online uniqued handmade jewelry store whose motto Look Good, Feel Good and Do Good is something we can definitely stand behind. Her jewelry (ringalets, necklaces, body and hip chains, etc) is chic, edgy and it even supports a great cause. Linda is an inspiration to us here at Chic Darling, it’s no wonder why she is our youngest Darling of the Week.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Linda Manziaris. I’m 14 years old, and I’m the founder of Body Bijou. Body Bijou is an online jewelry store with a mission to make a difference. With every Body Bijou purchase, 50% of the net profits go to providing scholarships for girls in the developing world who would otherwise not have a chance at an education.
What do you do for your day job?
Since I am 14 years old, my job is school, and running Body Bijou.
What are 2 things you’re really passionate about?
Two things that I am really passionate about are:
1. Helping others who are not as fortunate as us in Canada 2. Making jewelry, and designing
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I think I see myself continuing to design jewelry, and I also think there will be other categories under Body Bijou, such as scarves and other accessories.
What are your beauty must haves?
When I go out, I like to have a natural look, so I think my must haves are tinted moisturizer, eyeliner, and lip gloss.
Do you have a go-to outfit if you’re running late? What is it?
A go-to is a blue and white Topshop skirt, a white tank top with jewels at the collar, and a navy tank top underneath.
Heels or flats?
Heels of course! I am short, so heels are a must!