A little warning before you scroll down: these photos from Geography 541's Spring collection may hit you with serious wanderlust. That's because the beauty and brains behind the line, Madeline, was inspired by her travels to Bali when designing this collection. In fact, all of Madeline's jewelry have been inspired by her travels, from Big Sur to the Fjords of Norway, the Philly based designer/globetrotter is taking work and play to a whole new level. Meet Madeline below and hop over to her shop to check out her newest Bali inspired pieces.
What's the story behind Geography 541?
Geography 541 is a jewelry line that's all about places and stories. I started my line to try and combine my favorite things, travel and Jewelry. I've always loved varied textures in jewelry, and I realized that no one was really doing anything with textiles that spoke to me, so I wanted to try it out. I use these mixed media and techniques to try and capture the essence of a place, of an adventure, that can be worn day in and day out to remind you of the amazing possibilities in this world.
Favorite item from The Lusa Collection?
The Utara Armand. It's so bold, but so effortless. I always forget I'm wearing it until someone compliments me on it.
Who is the Geography 541 girl?
The Geography 541 girl is a free spirit, but she's smart. She's more concerned with what she's reading, where she's going, how she's spending her time than with fashion. She certainly doesn't care about labels. She's the girl with the wild hair, in vintage jeans and a t-shirt and a great piece of jewelry, that always looks so put together, but so herself. She's absolutely effortless. Oh, and she lives a totally rad life. She has stories for days, that people always want to hear.
You're based in Philly! What are some of your go to spots in the city?
Philly's my adopted home town, and I absolutely love it. I spend a lot of time on my bicycle just getting around the city. Some of my favorite spots : Elixr in Rittenhouse for coffee, Vagabond in Old City for shopping, The Pope in South Philly for neighborhood drinks, Also in South Philly, Pho Ta for Pho, and Cantina for tacos. When the weather's nice I really like spending time along the Schuykill waterfront or the piers along the Delaware.