Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Q&A with Zoe of Gypsie Sister

She describes her blog, Gypsie Sister, as a "muse for the flower child, bohemian soul, hippie girl, earth mama & more.."  We couldn't agree more, and as that describes our style aesthetic in many ways, we were very excited to talk to Zoe about her gorgeous blog and her boho-inspired jewelry line. We highly recommend checking out her blog (here!)regularly to discover awesome clothing lines, find delicious recipes to try, and peruse gorgeous photos of everything from clothes to the beach to mandalas and more. We also love the handmade pieces that she sells on her Etsy shoppe: lovely necklaces and earrings for the down-to-earth and easy-going gal. Here's a little taste of images from her blog and then check out the interview below to learn how she translates the small English village she lives in to a decidedly untraditional style.






 




 



 













Hi! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us. Your blog always features photos that inspire us, and your jewelry is beautiful. We are happy to learn more about you and your pieces.


Let's start with where are you based, and how does that influence your designs?   

I'm currently based in a pretty village in the north east of England, its quite traditional looking and typically English so my designs couldn't be further away from my everyday surroundings. But i see creating as escapism so maybe that's why I make the jewellery i do?


What led you to start designing and creating jewelry?

I graduated with a degree in design so I got the opportunity to work with in fashion, interiors and accessories. I have always been some one who creates even as a kid, its just naturally something I gravitate towards.  I didn't originally set out to do jewellery it kind of just found me! I love creating mala beads I find it really meditative. I do have plans to get back to my roots and add some textile accessories to my shop. 

 Dusty Purple, Lotus Seed & Rudraksha Mala Beads

Do you have any early mentors or fashion inspirations that you credit with influencing your aesthetic?

The world and its cultures has always been my inspiration , I'm just fascinated with the colour, design and patterns out there. There is so much to see and take in.

Raspberry, Lotus Seed & Rudraksha Mala Beads

Who is the Gypsie Sister girl?

She is the girl who always sees the glass as half full, a person who craves to see what's out there, a lover of smiling, the bare footed wanderer and a bohemian soul who sees adventure even in the most unlikely of places. We all have a gypsie sister girl inside us we just need to let her out.

Large Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Onyx and Rudraksha Mala Beads For Growth, Loving and Helping Yourself


Thanks again Zoe! Can't wait to see what you're up to next! x