Morgana McNelis is an American jewelry designer who is best known as the longtime partner of British actor Charlie Hunnam. She prefers to stay away from media attention and rarely accompanies her husband to the red carpet of award shows and other events. She runs the Los Angeles-based jewelry company, Maison De Morgana, which boasts of an impressive list of celebrity customers like Hunnam's co-stars on 'Sons of Anarchy', Winona Ryder and Maggie Siff, as well as Zac Efron. Products from her jewelry line were also covered on the pages of publications such as 'British GQ Magazine', 'Accessories Magazine', 'Red Book', and 'US Weekly'. Her products can be bought from boutiques and major department stores in Los Angeles and Japan, as well as various online stores. In July 2013, she launched her new collection, 'BC Armor', the proceeds from which went to the 'Boot Campaign' which raises awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to war veterans and their families. She is credited for acting in a couple of short films like '187: The McKenna Murders' (2011) and 'Acting 101' (2014), and also served as the producer for the latter. She was the costume assistant for the 2011 horror film 'Isolation'.
- Morgana McNelis entered the fashion industry as a model and later became a metal-smith after taking a class on crafting jewelry. She developed unconventional methods that have now become her signature style. Her first business venture was a jewelry store that she co-owned with her sister Marina Milori. However, launched during the economic downturn in 2007, the shop failed to net profit and was eventually shut down – an experience that taught her a lot and prepared her for her later ventures.In 2012, she combined her fashion industry experience and training in jewelry design and launched her own jewelry line, Maison de Morgana. She introduced the haute noir world of the jewelry line with her 'Black Magik 2012' collection of rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces made exclusively of high-quality brass and white bronze. For the macabre, neo-gothic collection, she drew inspiration from her namesake and legendary sorceress of Arthurian legend, Morgana La Fey, to Francis Ford Coppola's 'Dracula'. She was also deeply influenced by the aesthetics of The Ottoman Empire and Ancient Egypt, as well as designers like Riccardo Tisci and Alexander McQueen. She soon caught the attention of Hollywood after items from her collection made their ways into her boyfriend Charlie Hunnam's FX series, 'Sons of Anarchy'.Continue Reading BelowWhat Makes Morgana Special
- Morgana McNelis is most often described as one of the most polite people to be around. Despite being involved with the entertainment world either via her work or for her relationship, she has maintained a low profile away from the limelight. Her only aspiration is to craft jewelry that would be appreciated far into the future. Passionate about her craft, she understands that it is not enough for her products to be beautiful and unique. Quality is of utmost importance to her as she wants her customers to be able to wear her products throughout their life.Personal Life
- Morgana McNelis was born on July 9, 1983 in Georgia, United States. She has a sister named Marina Milori. She had developed a longstanding appreciation for jewelry since an early age and fell in love with jewelry crafting after attending her first jewelry class at the age of 20, during which she learned lost wax metal casting. She soon started practicing as an apprentice to a master jeweler and metal-smith who taught her "everything one would learn at lapidary school", including classical fine jewelry crafting techniques. She also took courses on art, fashion and business. According to her, learning her craft outside structured school setting helped her think and design "outside the box".Her relationship with Charlie Hunnam was revealed in 2014, almost a decade after they first met back in 2005. The news that one of the most eligible bachelors in the entertainment industry had been in a long-term relationship away from the press coverage immediately created a media sensation. Together with her partner, she owns a ranch in California, away from Hollywood, where they try to live sustainably in a big organic garden. They also own many chickens, ducks, and even a couple donkeys.Controversies & Scandals
- As the news of the engagement between Morgana McNelis and Charlie Hunnam became public on March 9, 2016, many of his female fans on social media started to harass her on the internet. However, Charlie, who didn't even have accounts on social media, posted a message via the Facebook account of his good friend and long time supporter Tina Lou, in which he expressed surprise over the meanness of those who identify themselves as his fans and slammed them for being pathetic.
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