It’s always a pleasure to hang out with the uber talented accessories designer, Melody Ehsani. She must be the most humble/chill person in fashion that I’ve ever met, and each time we hang, I constantly feel inspired creatively. Melody recently visited the Miss KL offices to chat about some new secret Miss KL exclusives she’s got in the works, and of course a fun (and DELICIOUS) dinner with the Reebok ladies. This young designer is on fire with her recent collaborations with Reebok and her latest Spring ’13 collection, Fearless, available now on Miss KL. Check out this quick little interview we did with her during her Boston visit:
Who are you and what do you do?
Melody Ehsani, Designer, etc…
What lead you down the path of designing jewelry?
Not being able to find what I wanted to wear in stores.
How does your jewelry reflect your personal style?
It represents my edge.
If you could choose one (which I know is TOTALLY difficult), which piece from your current collection is your favorite?
The Rolex ring is my favorite.
Where do you usually go for inspiration?
It usually comes to me via nature, music, movies, characters, etc…
What do you think makes “Good Design?”
Love and authenticity.
When we last visited you at your rad LA flagship store/office, you made mention that you were looking into designing home goods. What sprung this idea, and how is the transition from jewelry designer to home wear designer?
Furniture, lighting. they are all like jewelry for the home. Chandeliers are just big earrings.
Tell me a little bit about your current jewelry collection? What influences play major roles in your designs?
The most recent one was inspired by a character I developed based on a series of movies from the 90′s, she’s the drug dealers girlfriend.
Give me the 4-1-1 on what’s currently on repeat on your playlist?
Frank Ocean, and Lauren Hill’s new song.
If you could give someone looking into getting into the jewelry/fashion design world advice, what would it be?
Take risks, be fearless, and get to know your natural resources and use them!
What can we look forward to for Melody Ehsani in the future?
A new Reebok collection.