Born and raised in New York City (by a Cuban mother and a Greek father), Seville Michelle is a self-taught jewelry designer who brings her unique background to life in her work by re-imagining the accessories of her youth. Growing up immersed in the fashion and jewelry trends of the 1990’s, Seville wore large doorknocker earrings, big gold chains that shimmered with pendants of religious saints, and icons throughout her adolescent life. Her creative palette expanded beyond chunky gold jewelry in the glamorous nightlife scene of the mid 90’s. As a designer she merges street style with luxury in a very New York City way, always referencing her city life roots, and identity.
Seville entered the design world in 2009 with a full line of epaulets (shoulder jewelry), a concept never before seen, Glamour.com sites her as being the inventor of the edgy concept. Patricia Field’s store in New York became a flagship for Seville’s eponymous line of accessories, a personal accomplishment for her since she spent years as a patron. With the support of the House of Field, Seville began developing new concepts, and emerged from her “think tank” with an idea that would captivate trendsetters, and tastemakers alike. "The fantasy for me of wrapping the doorknocker earring in Italian leather was like adding diamonds to a Casio." Her earrings quickly grew a cult following, among some of the biggest names in music, international press and retail attention followed. The earrings were soon carried at Nordstrom and Mario Testino photographed a pair on Nicole Kidman for the 2012 Fall issue of V magazine. In 2017 her signature leather doorknocker earrings were featured on the front cover of Vogue.it as well as in the pages of Vogue Japan. In 2018 she was invited to design an earring for the NBA and continues to work on creative projects for them.
A Queens, NY native Seville was personally invited by Roxanne Shante to be the consulting jewelry designer of Shante’s Netflix film, Roxanne Roxanne. Seville created her eponymous brand around New York City culture. Giving back in positive ways is the brands DNA which inspired her to launch Seville for the People, an educational company that creates imaginative actives around jewelry designer that focuses on helping communities in need. In October 2019, her life as a designer, and journey of launching Seville for the People was featured on Today show’s Hoda & Jenna.