Meet Jamie Slye of www.JamieSlyeDesigns.com in this exciting new interview and get an EXCLUSIVE ONLINE FASHION OFFER for one of her unique and fabulous hair accessories!
At this year’s SXSW’s StyleX, I had the pleasure of meeting up and coming hair accessory designer, Jamie Slye, of www.JamieSlyeDesigns.com. Jamie offers stylish, original vintage-inspired hair accessories to suit the wardrobes of brides and the everyday fashionista. Her designs are bold, sexy and feminine hairpieces are a mix of playful yet sophisticated design with attention to detail and craftsmanship, with all of pieces encompassing re-purposed vintage materials that are hand sown. I could see Zooey Deschanel rocking this collection day and night and for any occasion, from writing indie pop in her studio to walking the red carpet at an awards show.
Zooey Deschanel would ROCK a Jamie Slye design! Click for photo for credit.
I’m no Anna Wintour but I do have an appreciation for fine fashion and personal style. Mine is feminine, classy and fun with a touch of sex appeal for good measure, just like Jamie’s designs! This must explain why I couldn’t stay away from Jamie’s designs at the fashion expo at this year’s SXSW’s StyleX. I was captivated at how her designs can both recapture an era gone by and make it wearable for the modern day woman. With a nostalgic nod to the past, every piece displayed reminded me of my favorite tv characters from “Mad Men”. I could see Peggy, the indomitable career girl, sporting a light blue piece with pearls. I also imagined “Joan“, the sultry secretary, on a sexy date, wearing a veiled black piece made with silk .
I like to think of fashion as a way to express a character and emotion. As a performer, I look forward to finding the right clothes for my on-screen characters. Fashion design on set is as important as set design, art direction and cinematography, as they all help set tone. I hope you enjoy my recent Q&A with the budding designer and check out the exquisite pieces and an exclusive online offer currently ONLY available here!
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Q&A: MEET JAMIE SLYE
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RV: How did you start designing? Did you go to school for fashion design?
JS: I did go to school for fashion design! I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006, majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Design, with a concentration in Design. Actually, my designing did start in school, as I had to complete several lines of clothing throughout my college career. But the designing of headpieces started when I was an in-house designer for a bridal shop in Richmond, Va. During my experience with this bridal shop, I was mostly designing bridal gowns, but I was always more interested in bridal accessories, especially as accessories in general started to gain popularity. I made the decision that my passion for designing combined with the attention I was getting from the public was enough to start my own business. Bridal headpieces turned into special occasion headpieces, turned into everyday headpieces – now I offer all three!
RV: Explain a little further how you go about finding your vintage pieces. Why vintage?
JS: I find my vintage pieces from all around the world. Besides design, traveling is probably my second passion. In my travels I make sure to seek out shops, markets, and anywhere else one-of-a-kind vintage pieces may be hiding! I have chosen a vintage style for my headpieces because there is something interesting to me about recreating vintage elements in a modern piece. Fashion is ever-evolving, but a little bit of the past will always influence the future! When using vintage brooches and buttons my mind always wonders about the woman who wore it before. Was she a woman of influence? Was she a fashionista? Was she just the girl next door with big dreams and hopes for her future? There is something very intriguing to me about vintage pieces, so that is why I have chosen to bring together pieces of the past into special designs for a modern day woman.
RV: Do you consider yourself a “green” designer since you re-use vintage items?
JS: While I don’t market myself as a “green” designer, most of my pieces do incorporate repurposed, reused vintage elements. For example, I cut up old wedding gowns, use appliqués off of vintage clothing, and use unique brooches, shoe clips, belt buckles etc., in ways that might not normally come to mind. So although “green” may not be my main focus, I do believe my line incorporates “green” values.
RV: Where do you hope to take your brand & designs?
JS: Although I do plan to grow, something that I will always remain true to is designing handmade headpieces that incorporate real vintage elements. With that being said, my focus now is exposing my headpieces to as many people as possible, while also expanding my line – bridesmaids, children, pets, etc. I would love to be in more shops across the U.S. and abroad. I do believe my pieces would be well received in the Latino market, as well as the British market, and I am currently working on marketing myself there. I am looking forward to seeing how far my business takes me, all the while having tons of fun!
RV: Who’s your target audience?
JS: My target audience is women of all ages who want to showcase their own unique sense of style and individuality. My headpieces have no limitation on age, era, or personality. Moreover they are a means to express oneself and allow women to make bold statements through my creative designs.
RV: How do you want women to feel when wearing your pieces?
JS: Confident, Sexy, and Empowered.
RV: Any men accessories in the future? Maybe some vintage pocket squares?
JS: Yes! Men’s accessories are a plan for JSD’s future, but nothing concrete yet. Stay tuned!
RV: What celebs would you like to see wear your pieces?
JS: Honestly, I would want all celebrities to find my headpieces stylish and irresistible (haha), but if I had to choose three, they would be Adele, Oprah, and Princess Kate.
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