When asked to describe myself, there are a handful of adjectives that quickly come to mind…
Over the Top, yes.
Cool would be how I would describe the effortless gals in Austin, TX (which I why I could never live there). Cool is the description of the people who throw outfits on and manage to ward off any suspicions that they laid out their clothes the nights before in a planning moment. Cool is something I will never be. I am an over thinker, a planner, a preparation needer, and in some capacities, pretty dorky when it comes to my silly idiosyncricies.
When Gorjana and I met for one of our design meetings about our upcoming collaboration, we tossed around the idea of these cool rings that attach to bracelets and have chains draping across the wrist. I immediately shut her down and said…”No, no, no….I am totally not cool enough to pull that off….despite how much I love the look of them.” Gorjana asked me, “Well, what elements could it have for you to wear it?” And the list went something like this:
- Needs to have function ability…meaning, there is no way in hell that I can fasten a bracelet with one hand while strings of metal are draped across my wrist. I can barely fasten a necklace with 2 hands. Needs to be easy to take on an off (Practical Courtney talking.)
- Needs to be dainty and understated…it can’t come off as if you are trying to hard to be cool (even though you are totally trying to be cool)
- Needs to be a piece that girls like me, who are ‘fairly’ normal, would throw on with any outfit…from daytime to nighttime and everything in between.
And when this sample (pictured above) came in the mail of the final product….I knew Gorjana understood every word I had said.
Thank you Gorjana, for finally making me feel “cool” when I slip this piece on.
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