A direct descendant of Tang Dynasty General Cheng Yaojin (程咬金), Liaoning-born Nina (程宛宁) immigrated to the US at age four and she grew up in the region of New York. Now she lives in Williamsburg, though she frequently visits China. After majoring in English in university, she was an investment banker until that career became a bit less stylish. Her major project currently is a men’s accessories brand, Oriens & Grey. She describes the best menswear as of a higher quality level than anything for women and generally of more classic design. Nina asked Li Bosheng (李博生) a famous Beijing-based jade worker to craft the money clips, tie bars, cuff links and other precious goodies of Oriens and Grey.