Our Saved Folder takes us behind the daily inspiration we surround ourselves with at DYLANLEX. We believe that drawing inspiration iconic moments of the past embodies a more perfect fashion future. Generations before us have shown us that style is not just physical, but also an extension of our personality. Wearing what we want only empowers us further as a community. With so many choices, we have the power to pay homage to our favorite styles. Play along with us as we discover what it means to draw inspiration from our favs. (Photos from Pinterest)
Originally posted on The Stone Set.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE JEWELRY DESIGN?
I always DIYed my outfits. I had to have a little twist on what I was wearing so I didn’t look like everyone else. I went to school for Fashion Design. My senior collection was beaded. I hand beaded everything, waistbands, sweaters, dresses. I always felt like embellishment truly made the outfit.
After college I worked as a clothing designer and just personally collected vintage jewelry, mixed it up with things I had, and wore it in unique ways. People would ask me if they could purchase it and I would always be like ‘oh no no I design clothing’ until a light went off that jewelry is my thing. It was like that ah ha! moment.
Partnering with Vital Voices was a pivotal moment for us.
Given the stark shift in the political climate in 2018, it was important for us to show and support things we stand for. Many of us asked ourselves at the end of 2018 how we can contribute to the political landscape. The decision to partner with Vital Voices was a reflection of who we are at the core, and what we stand for as a company: fighting to end the gender gap through women’s leadership. Studies show that only 2.2% of women-owned businesses are backed by venture capital. This partnership is a testament to the change we need to make to boost that number up.
A behind the scenes look at our collaboration with Janessa Leoné