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In the Studio With…

Shot on September 5th at Ann Street Studio in New York City

Tell me about your jewelry line BRVTVS, what’s the story?

I originally started it as a total selfish endeavour because I couldn’t find anything I wanted to wear so I just decided to teach myself how to make pieces I liked.

What does BRVTVS stand for?

The line is named after Marcus Brutus who killed his best friend Julius Caesar. When the line first started I had a line of fancy friendship bracelet so I thought it would be fun to name the line after someone who is notorious for stabbing his friend in the back…. I’m also obsessed with Roman history.

Do you make all your pieces by hand?

Yep.

What are some your favorite projects that have come about since starting your own line?

The most recent project I did was designing a series of ear cuffs and rings for designer Jason Wu’s Spring collection which showed this past September at NYFW.

What is a perfect day in NYC to you?

The perfect day involves being on a blanket somewhere. No shoes. A good book… and a cup of coffee.

Your personal style is always amazing, where do you shop?

I find a lot of stuff on eBay! In the above photograph those are vintage men’s Levi’s 517 that I tailored with a seam up the back to be a high waisted worn in skinny jean.



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  • http://www.tomorrowtodayblog.com/ Rita

    i adore brvtvs and caroline’s style in general! thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.mailinh-nguyen.com/ Mailinh

    Love how you’re getting into the Q&As with these talented designers. Also…love how you’re giving us a sneak peek of your studio. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/WTSTAishere Lauren Finney

    so pretty, Jamie! thanks for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/hoggerandco Hogger & Co.

    She’s the epitome of “cool” – what lovely jewelry, and fascinating story behind the name!

  • http://twitter.com/BruceBarone BruceBarone

    WOW!!!

  • Naomi

    Love the cover photo for this post! I like how it shows off some of her really stunning designs. The story behind the name is super neat too. Thanks for sharing this Q&A [: It’s great getting to know the designers behind the beautiful pieces.

  • http://www.yotengoalas.com/ Ana María Mendez

    Me gustaron mucho mucho los anillos que cargaba puestos. Me encantaría tener uno de esos para mi dedo anular

  • tigrepaws

    Love those boots. Who makes them?

  • http://ofstrangersensibilities.blogspot.com Joy Of Stranger Sensibilities

    always love her pieces! im obsessed with roman history as well!

  • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

    I love the “feeling” of the photos from the studio. I don’t know what you do but you always get the softest and most amazing light in your photos. It’s so creamy and dreamy (not rhyming intentionally haha). I truly love it!

    Best,
    Carin

  • Camilla Leila

    You made such good use of that stool. :) Love this interview! Artists always inspire me to no end.