Adorned Collaboration

Posted on February 5, 2018 by Tima Samad 

One of the best feelings is knowing that you are appreciated! When my sister girl Rebecca Quainoo called and said let's collaborate, I was truly humbled and excited all at the same time! I loveeeeeeee to align myself with individuals that  are passionate about what they have to offer in life. Not only am I a big fan of Rebecca and her style, she is one of my best costumers. She’s the proud owner of many Design By U pieces. So to receive a call from her saying, “I would like to do a piece that highlights you and your creativity!” I of course said ABSOLUTELY, ⬅ this is one of my favorite words by the way, lol!   

Collaborating = EMPOWERMENT 

Other than my love for my family; what  excites me is natural hair, jewelry & sisterhood. When Rebecca reached out, I said let’s do brunch. Our brunch date turned into so much  more than we expected. It was empowering! We spoke about jewelry, what’s next for Rebecca Quainoo, Tima Samad, Design By U Essentials and a lot more about the power of joining forces. One of the most  valuable resources that we all have is each other. One thing I’ve learned is without collaboration, our growth is limited. Alone, we can do very little; but together, we can achieve so much. Do not be afraid  to collaborate with others. Of course, collaborate with those that you can learn from. For me, when collaborating, energy and alignment are key components and factors.


I absolutely adore Rebecca. We actually feel the same way about each other, lol! Not only is she supportive and genuinely applauds me, she has an amazing personality and an impeccable  eye for style! We learned a lot more about and from each other on this  brunch date. It doesn’t hurt that we’re also both scorpio’s. . .so we  definitely get each other. We dug deep and spoke not only on personal and business matters, but about what happens when you’re feeling stuck and we also spoke about GROWTH. This is why I feel sisterhood is important. Having that sister to talk to about what’s going on in your world can make such a difference. It is especially helpful when the other has experienced what you feel you cannot conquer! Healthy sisterhood relationships matters!  This goes for you brother’s who are reading this as well; having healthy  and genuine brotherhood. . . MATTERS!  

You will see Rebecca wearing a few of her favorite pieces here on Design By U Essentials shop.

Rebecca is wearing “R U B Y” from our Lush Collection.  

Rebecca is wearing “S P A R R O W” from our Rings & Thangs Collection & “B A M B O O” our signature wood bracelets . 

Jewelry is ART! Jewelry is LOVE! 

My love for jewelry started when I was very young. My mother also has amazing style and taste. She's far from ordinary! I would watch her pair bold pieces with the most simple outfits and just say WOW! You look like a Queen! I went to Catholic school from 1st grade to high school; where jewelry past post earrings and a thin tennis bracelet was forbidden. So I really started to express myself (in terms  of jewelry) in my early college years. It was around this time that my love for art and different art forms aided in tapping into my creativity at a higher level. When I realized I could make my own, my love for jewelry took on a totally different meaning. I wanted to share my sense of style, my creativity, my art;  paired with amazing custom jewelry; with EVERYONE.  

Everything is in the details. There is nothing like the right piece of jewelry and accessories that make your outfit “POP!”  This is what I will continue to showcase from Design By U. No matter what you are wearing, you will be able to find that piece or those pieces that will bring your entire look together.  

This was such an exciting collaboration ❤  

I am wearing “M A U V E” from our Lush Collection  

I am wearing “L O O P E D” from our Plated Collection   

Collaboration with | Rebecca Quainoo

Photography & Videography | @dadouchic

Jewelry provided by | Design By U Essentials