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BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH AMANDA OF LUV AJ






Which pieces do you suggest for everyday wear? Which piece for making a statement?
For everyday wear, the Deal Ear Cuffs are my favorite. They’re small enough that they won’t overpower a look and they’re perfect to add to an existing ear-party with your other stud earrings. For a more statement piece, the Jett Bangle is the winner. I like to wear pairs of cuffs together, and these heavy-duty metal pieces feel strong and cool.





There are some less traditional pieces, for example the Hynde Chain Accessory – how can a more conservative fashionista pull these off without leaving her comfort zone?
What’s cool about these hair clips is that they’re so versatile – you can wear them in your hair a million ways, or clip them to the lapels of your button-up or jacket. The chain is quite dainty and the pearls are subtle enough that the hairpiece is something to embrace. It’s easier to wear than expected, trust me!

BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH AMANDA OF LUV AJ

Which pieces do you suggest for everyday wear? Which piece for making a statement?

For everyday wear, the Deal Ear Cuffs are my favorite. They’re small enough that they won’t overpower a look and they’re perfect to add to an existing ear-party with your other stud earrings. For a more statement piece, the Jett Bangle is the winner. I like to wear pairs of cuffs together, and these heavy-duty metal pieces feel strong and cool.

There are some less traditional pieces, for example the Hynde Chain Accessory – how can a more conservative fashionista pull these off without leaving her comfort zone?

What’s cool about these hair clips is that they’re so versatile – you can wear them in your hair a million ways, or clip them to the lapels of your button-up or jacket. The chain is quite dainty and the pearls are subtle enough that the hairpiece is something to embrace. It’s easier to wear than expected, trust me!

BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH AMANDA OF LUV AJ 




Pearls are clearly one of your favorite motifs for this collection; what inspired you when you were approached with this collaboration?
Pearls are everywhere right now – [and] these classic pieces are taking a much more modern twist. I typically work with chains and metal elements only, but I thought it would be perfect to introduce pearls in the mix in time for Holiday.






What inspires a motif for you when designing a collection?
Super gold, bold, and layered… that’s the Luv Aj way of thinking, and I love theLuv Aj x JewelMint collection because it totally embodies that. It’s a more lady-like take on our signature pieces, so both the Luv Aj and JewelMint girl will love what we came up with.








Up next: Amanda give us some tips on how to style these badass pieces. Stay tuned!

BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH AMANDA OF LUV AJ 

Pearls are clearly one of your favorite motifs for this collection; what inspired you when you were approached with this collaboration?

Pearls are everywhere right now – [and] these classic pieces are taking a much more modern twist. I typically work with chains and metal elements only, but I thought it would be perfect to introduce pearls in the mix in time for Holiday.

What inspires a motif for you when designing a collection?

Super gold, bold, and layered… that’s the Luv Aj way of thinking, and I love the
Luv Aj x JewelMint collection because it totally embodies that. It’s a more lady-like take on our signature pieces, so both the Luv Aj and JewelMint girl will love what we came up with.

Up next: Amanda give us some tips on how to style these badass pieces. Stay tuned!

We’re tired too. #TGIF everybody!

We’re tired too. #TGIF everybody!

Today is the day we fall in Luv!

Meet Amanda Thomas, the designer behind L.A. cult jewelry brand Luv Aj and JewelMint’s brand new collaboration, Luv Aj x JewelMint. You may remember her from her days on the JewelMint Collective, or maybe you’ve seen celebs and fashionistas alike sporting her simple and edgy designs. Either way, you’ll want to check out this brand new collection, combining Luv Aj’s tough edge with JewelMint’s signature femininity.


Check out the collection here. And be sure to stay tuned for more exclusive behind the scenes content with Amanda!

Today is the day we fall in Luv!

Meet Amanda Thomas, the designer behind L.A. cult jewelry brand Luv Aj and JewelMint’s brand new collaboration, Luv Aj x JewelMint. You may remember her from her days on the JewelMint Collective, or maybe you’ve seen celebs and fashionistas alike sporting her simple and edgy designs. Either way, you’ll want to check out this brand new collection, combining Luv Aj’s tough edge with JewelMint’s signature femininity.

Check out the collection hereAnd be sure to stay tuned for more exclusive behind the scenes content with Amanda!

 What’s pearly white and gold all over? Find out when our new exclusive collab goes live TOMORROW.

 What’s pearly white and gold all over? Find out when our new exclusive collab goes live TOMORROW.

Save the date: September 18th

 A new exclusive JewelMint collab is coming up!

Save the date: September 18th

A new exclusive JewelMint collab is coming up!

As Birkenstock and overalls enjoy a fashion renaissance, culottes and sneakers are also taking center stage. These pieces are sensible, wearable and quickly becoming the new cool. Our advice? Get on this, immediately.


As Birkenstock and overalls enjoy a fashion renaissance, culottes and sneakers are also taking center stage. These pieces are sensible, wearable and quickly becoming the new cool.

Our advice? Get on this, immediately.

We’re not ready to bid farewell to summer just yet, but we’re kind of obsessed with Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez’s new fall styles. Pony hair slip-ons and croc-suede booties? Yes, please.

Explore the collection here.
We’re not ready to bid farewell to summer just yet, but we’re kind of obsessed with Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez’s new fall styles. Pony hair slip-ons and croc-suede booties? Yes, please.
Explore the collection here.
Festival season is all about wearability.These shoes will take you everywhere from palm tree-lined sidewalks to deserted highways. - Get the Look -Tatianna FlatsAthena Bootie


Festival season is all about wearability.
These shoes will take you everywhere from palm tree-lined sidewalks to deserted highways.

- Get the Look -
Tatianna Flats
Athena Bootie

BEHIND THE DESIGN: GOLDEN HORN FOR AROUND THE WORLD

Q: How has your home country and native culture influenced your designs?
A: Turkey is a country with deep historical and cultural roots that also strives to be modern. Our designs reflect this integration of timeless stones set in modern ways.

Q: What do you love most about Turkey?
A: Its architecture. We are influenced greatly by the Ottoman architectural style.

Q: How would you describe Turkey’s signature style? 
A: As great as London or Paris! Istanbul’s fashion week has become world renowned and it’s a testament to Istanbul’s influence on the world market.

Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic? 
A: Timeless. Clean. Tectonic.

BEHIND THE DESIGN: GOLDEN HORN FOR AROUND THE WORLD

Q: How has your home country and native culture influenced your designs?

A: Turkey is a country with deep historical and cultural roots that also strives to be modern. Our designs reflect this integration of timeless stones set in modern ways.

Q: What do you love most about Turkey?

A: Its architecture. We are influenced greatly by the Ottoman architectural style.

Q: How would you describe Turkey’s signature style? 

A: As great as London or Paris! Istanbul’s fashion week has become world renowned and it’s a testament to Istanbul’s influence on the world market.

Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic? 

A: Timeless. Clean. Tectonic.