Is it Spring yet? Well here's something to get you in the mood - gold & gray's Spring 2014 collection. Palm Springs meets Tulum meets South of France, is how the LA designer Lily Gray describes her inspiration (just check out that rad mood board below). And why yes, those happen to be my top three spots for a "lay out in the sun all day" kind of vacation. Visit the shop here and meet the awesome designer who's bringing us Spring a little early.
What's the story behind gold & gray?
Jewelry was something that I always did for fun, but it never even crossed my mind that I could turn it into a business of my own. While in college, I interned and worked for a few jewelry designers here in LA and quickly saw that it was possible to build a successful creative career and actually enjoy your “job!” gold & gray jewelry started while I was still in college and less than a year after graduating, it turned into my full-time career!
Who is the by gold & gray girl?
The gold & gray girl effortlessly fuses a bohemian beach spirit with an unexpected urban edge. Her look is simple and not too fussy, which allows her accessories to be the focal point! She appreciates pieces that can be worn season to season and that can take her from day to night.
What is your favorite piece from the current collection? How would you style it?
I go through phases with favorites, but my current favorite is the knotted Aquamarine & Diamond Bone Spike necklace. I wear it with pretty much everything, which for me is some version of my usual “uniform.” That typically consists of skinny jeans, an oversized T or tunic, and Anniel or Repetto flats - and obviously, a piled on mix of jewelry!
LA lady! What are your favorite spots in LA?
Bottega Louie in Downtown LA is definitely a favorite. And close to home, I love Olive & Thyme and Sushi Yuzu in Toluca Lake.