We are so excited for the upcoming launch of our jewelry collaboration with the major babes of Bones and Feathers Collective. It was so inspiring working with these LA based designers who are passionate about keeping it #MadeInLA. Check out their website here. We got a chance to sit down with Natalie Mauro and Cole Morrall to talk about working with their hands and their spirit animals:
What was your inspo behind this collection?
C+N: Young Michelle Pfeiffer and 90s Vogue editorials.
What made you decide to make the big move from New York to LA?
N: Warmth! I also needed a change of pace and my older brother was living here at the time...so it seemed like the perfect fit.
C: Same. I love NY but I couldn't handle the weather anymore.
Whats your favorite area in LA?
N: Los Feliz/Silverlake. I've literally lived everywhere in LA and I still never get tired of living on the eastside.
C: Venice. I'm from Hawaii and there are aspects of Venice that remind me of home. I live a few blocks from the beach and bike everywhere. I love it here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else in LA.
What inspired you to start Bones and Feathers?
C+N: It honestly started as a experiment of creating pieces by working with our hands. We both fell in love with the geometric pattern snake vertebrae made and we felt the need to explore it. Our process and interest just grew from there.
What were you doing before Bones and Feathers?
N: Studying Visual Arts in NYC.
C: Dancing and acting in NYC, I went to school for dance and anthropology there.
What is you favorite part of the jewelry design process?
N: Seeing the finished product and coming up with the creative direction for the brand each season.
C: I love working with my hands and incorporating other artistic interests in to the process.
How would you describe your design
C+N: Masculine, feminine, ethereal, edgy, macabre.
What is your favorite piece in the collaboration?
N: The pearl+fin ring. I wear rings everyday and I feel like this ring is the perfect amount of edge and glamour to carry you from day to night.
C: The pearl+fin studs are my favorite, like the whole collection they are feminine and rough at the same time. You feel like a elegant badass which is alway a plus. I also love the triple pearl collar, its such a statement piece and can change the whole direction of a look.
Favorite current trend?
Least favorite current trend?
N: Any fake flowered head piece or Celine/faux Celine wedged sneaker. For some reason, they won't go away!
C: Same. I'm pretty over sweat shirts that have a play on words also: "Homies", eh.
How would you describe your personal style?
N: Simple, streamlined, and masculine.
C: simple, feminine, textured, and monotone.
What is your favorite piece on our website?
N: The Landed Turtleneck Crop in Black.(here)
Name your five dream dinner party guests, living or dead?
N: Anna Karina, Ernest Hemingway, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton, and Wes Anderson.
C: F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Jacob Hashimoto (my current obsession), Bob Marley, and Frida Khalo.
Where is your favorite place to vintage shop?
N: Lost and Found in Royal Oak Michigan or any Salvation Army in/around the Detroit area.
C: In NYC I would always go to the Chelsea flea market, I'm not sure I have a favorite though.
What is your spirit animal?
N: Jessica Lange.
C: Sharks, I love them all but specifically Great Whites. I dream about them all the time.
It's 5 o'clock, what are you drinking?
N: Water, but if I actually had a chance to really drink at 5, I'd have either a dirty martini or laphroaig scotch on the rocks.