Meet fabulous Valerie! My side kick metal-smith in the studio helping me to cut, forge, solder, and bend each component in the ILR line. I like to think of her as my younger doppelganger with great taste in music and an unerring eye.
What is your current obsession?
Lately I’ve been getting into the intricacies of hand-stitched embroidery (and even trying a little myself). I just love the idea that something so delicate can contain so much hard work to get to that point.
What are you listening to or reading?
I’m currently into Stephen King’s The Shining, but most of my “reading” time is spent doing endless internet searches of weird facts or articles on up and coming artists or events.
What is your dream project?
I would love to one day have my own successful line of jewelry. It would be wonderful if this line of work could take me to all different areas of the world.
What is your go to uniform?
I’m almost always in blue jeans and some sort of flowy shirt with little booties or my Birkenstocks, If not that, some sort of circle dress with a jean jacket. I’m not the fanciest person when it comes to dressing, but I do love to be comfortable.
What is the best fashion advice anyone ever gave you?
I always keep in mind when I’m shopping for clothes that if you don’t love something don’t buy it. I think it’s also worth it to get something of good quality that will be in style for a long time. What’s the point if you’re only going to wear it two times?