Born and raised in Paris, Annelise Michelson grew up in the artistic world of her parents. Annelise subsiquently developped her own taste for fashion and design throught permanent contact with artists and craftsmen; her godfather, a professional tailor, was intrumental in the emergence of her vocation.

After graduating from the Paris "Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture", fashion design school, Annelise gained extensive experience by working with several well-established fashion designers (Paul and Joe, Vanessa Bruno...) and fashion houses (Hermes, Lolita Lempicka...) where she developed a true sense of her own aesthetic and design style.

It is after a stylist request for accesssories for a french vogue shoot that Annelise handmade some costume jewelry for the first time. she thus discorered her passion for jewelry and launched her first collection in october 2010.

Each piece is produced in limited quantities and hand-crafted in France using only 100% French materials.  Annelise Michelson's Costume Jewelry has gained popularity with celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Alexa Chung, Erin Wasson, Rosario Dawson, Robin Wright-Penn, Adrian Brody and The Do.