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Squash Blossom hosts trunk show with dancer-turned-jeweler Jamie Wolf

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VAIL — Jamie Wolf landed her first role with the New York City ballet when she was 8 years old, launching her career as a dancer.

As she got older, she worked to become a ballerina, and then prima ballerina, for the New York City Ballet. She danced for 10 years and even made appearances in films such as "Black Swan" (2010) and "Center Stage" (2000). All the while, she was moving toward following her second passion: jewelry.

Wolf got her start selling jewelry out of her dressing room to her fellow dancers. And as it has progressed, her jewelry has become a massive success. This puts Wolf at having two successful careers before middle age.

"I feel very fortunate to have had two careers, dance and jewelry design, that were born of a genuine desire to be creative and follow my passion," she said.

Wolf has been deemed a "renaissance woman." Not many can say their craft has reached so many people in their lifetime, whether through a dance performance, a Hollywood blockbuster, a line of popular jewelry or otherwise. However, Wolf does not allow her past successes to stunt her growth. Her collections continue to evolve, maintaining her commitment to beautiful, simple and feminine pieces.

"In ballet, you're trained to pay attention to every detail, all while making it look effortless and beautiful," Wolf said in an interview with Fashionista. "I believe that femininity is timeless, and that beauty is often found in the finest details. My aim as a designer is to translate this femininity and detail into pieces that are chic and relevant."

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Wolf's pieces are all handmade in New York City. You can see her newest work throughout the Vail International Dance Festival at the Squash Blossom in Vail Village. Learn more about the artist and view her collection of jewelry at http://www.jamiewolf.com.

If you go …

What: Jamie Wolf trunk show.

When: Friday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 13; store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Squash Blossom, 198 Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village.

More information: Call 970-476-3129, or visit squashblossom.com.