Personal Effects: Anita Ko

The Los Angeles–born-and-bred contemporary jewelry designer talks about the people, places, and things she can’t live without. 

“When I think about what I can't live without the first thing that comes to my mind and heart is my French bulldog Ozzy. He's just amazing and my BFF. My diamond evil-eye bracelet is a necessity. I’m superstitious so it just makes me feel better to wear it every day, to ward off bad energy. The watermelon-and-mint juice at L.A. Juice keeps me hydrated and it's absolutely delicious. I also couldn’t live without my best friend Ashlee Margolis, who I share all my thoughts and feelings with. I'm so lucky to have a best friend who is so special, loyal, and unique. We laugh every day and she's my rock. My hairstylist Byron Williams is also essential: he styles my long unruly hair into smooth and silky locks. He's also my bud and we have the best time when we are together. But this is only after I yell at him for being late. And, my car. I'm born and raised in L.A. I can't live without it.”


Anita Ko 18-karat gold, diamond, and sapphire bracelet, 15,750;

Nylabone chew toy, $11;

Range Rover SUV; price upon request;

L.A. Juice watermelon and mint juice; available at 8360 Melrose Ave #104, Los Angeles; 323-951-0765;

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