Since 2006, jewelry designer Julie Vos has been a luminary in the world of costume jewelry. Using semi-precious stones, pearl, imported glass, and 24k gold plate over nickel-free brass, she crafts her richly detailed collections by hand to the standards of the finer stuff. Vos cites New York City, the fine arts, and travel as her inspirations. Here’s the scoop on
her Fall ’19 collection!
What is the inspiration for your Fall ’19 collection?
The current Fall collections were inspired by tales of romance—think Knights of the Round Table and Sir Lancelot; Paris, the city of light and love; Verona, the backdrop for the tale of Romeo and Juliet.
What is your favorite color to use?
Many, many shades of blue!
What is your most treasured article of clothing?
A square light wool scarf I purchased at the Pucci boutique in Florence.
When did you know being a designer was the right path for you?
When I started to see people on the street or in a restaurant or on TV wearing Julie Vos jewelry.
Describe your line in three words.
Classic, collectible, and versatile.
Do current fashion trends influence your designs?
Ours is a classic line, so the pieces will always work with the latest trend.
Who are your style icons?
I always thought Nora Ephron put herself together really well when she was stepping out for the evening. I love Joni Mitchell’s style because it’s so personal. And Blair Eadie—her style is just so fun and flamboyant.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
A warm color—melon or deep coral.
Do you have a favorite time period of fashion or accessories design?
Most definitely the Renaissance. I just love the Portrait Gallery in London and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence for the jewels and jewelry in the paintings.
What are your must-haves for every woman’s closet this season?
What historical figure would you like to have dinner with?
The genius, Virginia Woolf.
What is your favorite hobby?
Where do you draw inspiration from when designing a new collection?
Design details in the art, architecture, and furnishings of the museums and palaces that I visit while on trips abroad.
How has fashion brought change into your life?
It has connected me with the incredible people I work with here at the company, our great retailers, and, of course, our customers, who we do it all for.
Are there any pieces from your current collection that you are obsessed with?
Yes! The Paris Demi Hinge cuff, the Verona Statement earring, and everything in the Coin Collection.
What is your favorite thing to cook?
I prefer to go out!
If you weren’t a designer, where would you see yourself?
Attempting to write short stories.
What is your favorite place to travel?
Anywhere new, beautiful, and interesting!
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