How did the collaboration with the Charles Albert brand come about?
I have been wearing Charles Albert for a few years now and I’m obsessed with their jewelry. It’s fun, massive, and makes such a wild statement. I didn’t know Charles himself until we started working together, but once we did, I realized how amazing this partnership would be because of how similar our vision and aesthetic are.
Explain your creative process in designing this collection.
The design process was so fun. Charles, Beth and their whole team are so collaborative and always a good time to work with. Going to their office was like a crazy playground for me – so many fun stones and colors and weird objects! We just sat around and played with all of it for a few days and ended up with a sick collection of pieces in the end. I could not be more excited.
How do you go about expressing your authentic self through this collection making it truly mirror your style?
Each piece is a reflection of me, what I like to feel, and what I like to wear. The natural materials and bold statement pieces really reflect my design aesthetic and style. I only design pieces that I would actually wear – and I do!
What is one of your key items for this upcoming Holiday/Resort ‘13-14 season?
The teeth!! They were molded after one of my fan’s teeth that were sent to me. They are my favorite because they represent my love for all of my ANIMALS.
How do you personally stay up-to-date with fashion?
I try not to worry about staying “up-to-date” on current trends. It’s all just fun for me so I wear what I feel comfortable in and what makes me happy. The most attractive thing about a person is confidence. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, you will always look great!
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I ever received was from my mom who told me to never take no for an answer. If you want something, you have to fight for it and never give up.