Chicago Jewelry designer Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust Jewelry. 

Cities in Dust designer Meghan Lorenz came by her love for fashion honestly. She left Chicago for Los Angeles after high school, where she spent her time working for Fred Segal and aspiring to work as a set designer in L.A.'s film industry. With ideas fueled by the L.A. fashion scene, Meghan returned home to attend Columbia College and pursue a degree in Fashion Business. She added visual merchandising and window display art to her resume and portfolio, and also worked for Chicago designers Kelly Whitesell and Elizabeth Del Castillo of Eskell. These experiences led her to the realization that she wanted to create for herself. Finding it difficult to locate the kind of jewelry she'd want to wear, Meghan set out to fill a sartorial void. In 2010, Cities in Dust was born, and has gained a loyal following both in and outside of Chicago. In addition to maintaining her own online store, Meghan also wholesales to others. Her inventory is constantly being refreshed with new, inspired pieces, and all of her collections are an evolving look at Meghan's unique, wearable aesthetic.