I don’t really have a process. Sometimes to put myself to sleep I think of my outfit for the next day, almost like counting sheep. I have a lot of high-contrast, heavy-printed vintage pieces, so typically when I buy new clothes I stick to solids and stripes to keep balance in my wardrobe. It makes it easier to get ready.
Fur! Only vintage fur, of course.
I worked at Eskell for a long time and was always so inspired by all of the jewelry at the store. Being surrounded by beautiful jewelry really inspired me to take metal-smithing classes and learn how to make them. I had a lot of ideas for things that were not available, and taking classes at Lillstreet really helped achieve those designs.
I’m most inspired by people and their personal style. To name a few, Siouxsie Sioux, Madonna and Princess Diana. I love high-fashion photography and editorials from the eighties and nineties, and I also love highly stylized furniture, and looking at it in a way to translate it into jewelry.
—Interview and photo by Isa Giallorenzo.