It's about that time again for an emerging designer feature on Mirrorcheck!
I recently interviewed jewelry designer Adrianne Smith of PinkVELVET Designs.
Unique, Bold, and Glamorous, PinkVELVET can be worn by any fashionable female.
Check the interview out below!
Q. What inspired you to become a jewelry designer?
I’ve always loved dressing up as a young girl and as a teen in high school. I would shop in thrift stores and vintage stores all the time just to find something different that no one else would be seen in. I love fashion, makeup, and the arts as a whole. So I figured I can design my own jewelry that no one would be seen in and decided to make it a business. I love being creative. So coming up with ideas for my jewelry line is so much fun especially seeing the final product.
Q. How long has PinkVELVET been a manifested dream?
About a year and a half.
Q. What makes PinkVELVET stand out from any other jewelry label?
We’re not just one “genre” of jewelry. Our pieces can be edgy and at the same time classy; Girly but at the same time glamorous. I’d like to think we have something for everyone.
Q. Do you think your jewelry is a reflection of your personal style?
Q. Looking at your most recent collection, chains seem to be the go to embellishment. What was the inspiration behind your current line?
Im inspired by a lot of different things…one being music and the artist behind the music. When I look at an artist or hear their music, I am inspired by how the music makes me feel. I’m also inspired by fashion. When I pass by a store and see a super hot outfit, I say to myself, I can make the perfect chain to go with that dress or top. I’m also inspired by people, just seeing people of all of nationalities and backgrounds, their culture, lifestyle and so on. It helps me to create jewelry that anyone would want to wear.
Q. Are fashion trends ever an influence on how you design your jewelry?
Somewhat. But I would say I’m more influenced by things that inspire me daily; walking out of the house, a train ride, walking past an uber fabulous girl on the street.
Q. Do you have any events or collaborations coming up?
I’m working on a few collaborations as we speak but I want to keep it on the low right now until things are final. But they are gonna be great!
Q. Where can we purchase PinkVELVET designs?
People can go to pinkvelvetdesigns.com, yannique.com (which is new and we’re so excited about), and The Wagon Boutique in Brooklyn, NY. We’re working on getting distribution in other boutiques and sites as well so stay tuned for that.
I love this jewelry and I am happy to announce my first GIVEAWAY sponsored by PinkVELVET!
Enter for your chance to win the earrings below!
PinkVELVET South Beach Feather Earring
This earring would be amazingly chic with an oversized tee,
a pair of skinnies or shorts with a towering pump or one of fall's go to booties!
To enter please do the following:
1. Follow me on Twitter
2. Like PinkVELVET on Facebook
3. Leave a comment with a valid email address!!! This is the only way for me to notify you if you have won!!
(feel free to tell us how you would wear these earrings!)
This contest will run until Monday September 6th 5:08pm (CT)
Don't be afraid to enter!!! :o)