"My signature look is a lot of flowy silk tops, preferably vintage, skinny jeans, and a pair of ballet flats. Some of my favorite pieces are vintage items by Givenchy and Dior. I adore anything by Mayle (where I used to work) and my current obsession is Ulla Johnson. I’m always on a quest to add to my high-waist silk skirt collection. I once went on a hike in a silk blouse. I have no sweats and own one pair of shorts and t-shirt.
I go a bit crazy with prints, so I like to keep it clean and simple with my accessories. I recently got a pair of buttery suede driving shoes in St. Barth’s, which I live in. For bags, I love a bright turquoise BAGGU bag or camel-colored satchel from Vince. I always have on a gold gemstone necklace from my collection, layered with our new birthstone necklace, which has gemstones representing each of the four members of my family. I cover one wrist in a stack of three to five bracelets and alternate between wearing one big ring with a stack of mini ones. I typically wear a simple pair of studs if I am accessorizing a lot elsewhere.
When I started designing for my own brand, I was living in a mid-century modern home in Los Angeles. I was inspired by 1950s and 1960s design and how it was clean and modern, but still relevant today. I wanted to create jewelry that had the same effect – clean and timeless that can pair well with a floral dress to a cozy sweater. I love feminine, detailed clothing, but for jewelry, it should last forever, worn often and passed down to generations.
I’m the fifth generation in my family to produce jewelry locally, so it was important and helpful to live and work [in Rhode Island] with all of its resources in the industry. The people are friendly and easy to work with here, too, and I love living so close to the ocean. I’ve met many cool and inspiring artists who have flocked here from New York and LA just like me. We all seem to come here for a more peaceful existence near the water with fewer distractions to keep us creating."