This past week, as Charlie Hunnam defended his longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis against some of the hardcore internet trolls, fans were bound to be head-over-heels over this lovely couple.
McNelis, though seemingly shies away from the limelight, she has been with the Sons of Anarchy actor for 11 long years. While her boyfriend had gone on to assume larger roles in Hollywood, her career established in Los Angeles has also grown in turn. Following is a list of things you as a fan ought to know about her:-
1. Her profession is being a jewelry designer.
As the brains behind Maison de Morgana, McNelis mainly deals with handicrafts, rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces which are entirely made of brass and white bronze. As her company website entails, she has been fascinated with the realm of jewelry industry since she was 20 years old. As she draws inspiration from a wide-ranging variety of sources, including the likes of the neo-gothic, the macabre element attuning to that of Dracula, the avant-garde couture in regard to Riccardo Tisci, the romantic spirit of the Deep South and influences taken from Arthurian sorceress Morgana La Fey, this is clearly depicted in her wide-ranging couture collection.
2. McNelis co-owned a company with her sister.
Before spearheading Maison de Morgana, McNelis had actually founded and co-owned the rights to a jewelry company with her sister. Though this later resulted in the company’s downfall due to the 2007 economic crisis, she reveals that they couldn’t pick it up from where it fell. Although the crisis eventually turned to an opportunity, she states she learned a valuable experience from it- to search for every positive element within a crisis, and that’s what Maison de Morgana has amounted to in the present.