While the rest of us spent our after-school time chatting away on AIM or pretending to study, Amanda Thomas was turning her after-school activity into a lifelong career: Luv Aj. The 22-year-old (that’s right – just 22!) designer, who was discovered while shopping at Fred Segal wearing one of her own designs, mixes antique chains, industrial metals, and sensational stones to create her edgy-meets-feminine simplicity collection. (Note: The collection is budget-friendly too – those Ruffle Chain bracelets are just $66.) One thing is for sure: this is one designer you’ll want to keep your eye on.