Vajzë is the Albanian word for girl. Founded in 2016 by Valentina Juncaj, Vajzë was created to embody the multifaceted nature of a woman at any stage of her life. Valentina, an American national who was born in Montenegro to Albanian parents, experienced a unique blend of cultures growing up, which inspired her to reflect on and search for the qualities that all inspiring women have in common, no matter where they’re from. 

Strong, yet sparkly. Fierce, yet feminine. Not only do these words describe the pieces that Valentina personally designed for Vajzë, they also describe the women who surrounded Valentina as she grew up. These were women who worked hard, took care of their families, and treated every social or family gathering as an occasion to enjoy and get dressed up for.

Recognizing the value in a community of women who raise each other up and celebrate each other’s lives, Valentina decided to take that idea and apply it to something she has always been passionate about: personal style. Whether worn solo or layered, Vajzë’s pieces invite women to express individuality, femininity and strength through style.