encourage womxn : lauren godfrey
Q: I love … Start out with a tough one why don’t you? It took me a bit to land here, but I love learning something new/expanding my horizons. This can come from so many places - a trip with my family or friends, a book, a class, a podcast, a random chat with a friend, spending time with my baby… the universe is ginormous and I certainly don’t have all the answers, so continuing to learn and grow is huge for me.
Q: What I love most about my job is …
There are so many things I love about making and designing jewelry. I love playing with all of the materials. I am a rock lover, so touching precious and semi precious stones is a big part of the fun. I also adore designing in the jewelry universe. In a former life I was an Art Director/Creative Director in the advertising world, so I used to design and concept for commercials and magazine ads. It’s been a great joy learning how to translate my design aesthetic into precious 3-D objects. I also love the people I’ve been working with and meeting. I am part of a showroom called “For Future Reference” that reps independent female jewelry designers (Brent Neale, Established, Emily Wheeler, Retrouvai, Sarah Hendler, Sorellina). I’ve had the chance to really get to know a lot of these women and they are incredibly inspiring.
Q: My most treasured vintage piece is… my vintage green velvet YSL smoking jacket.
Q: The secret to finding good vintage is … patience and trusting your eye. I think vintage shopping can be overwhelming, because there’s often a lot to sift through. If you keep your eyes open you can find the best things in the most surprising places.
Q: I’m always on the hunt for … sunglasses. I can never have too many sunglasses. Just ask my husband.
Q: If I had a day all to myself … I would work on an ambitious cooking project and throw a dinner party for family and friends. I also LOVE to cook!