Jewelry extraordinaire Anna Sheffield was in SF last week to promote her latest Bing Bang collection at Shotwell boutique.
Jewelry extraordinaire Anna Sheffield was in SF last week to promote her latest Bing Bang collection at Shotwell boutique. We're always curious about her cool girl aesthetic, so we sat down with the designer to talk about her jewelry inspiration, her latest obsession with Silly Bandz, and her thoughts on the latest design copyright initiative. Check out part one below.
FabSugar: Tell us about your design aesthetic and inspiration for the latest Bing Bang collection.
Anna Sheffield: I sort of get on themes, I always have a few little inspiration points that I draw from. It's always a little bit punk rock, always a little bit Native American, there's always a little Victorian and then I'm absolutely influenced by New York Street or street fashion in general. So I take all of those elements and sort of jostle them around and come up with new themes every season but usually I get sparked by a shape, or a silhouette, or something. I've been doing a lot of things with the feathers so I created this collection that's been ongoing, the Cherokee collection within Bing Bang, so lots of things with the feathers, the pin-nibs, and I just keep doing them in new color ways. I've been wearing them like crazy.
FS: Do your collections have a spiritual meaning?
AS: Yeah, definitely. I think there's certain things that just innately have symbolism, so it's whatever culture, whatever age, whatever tribe, or whatever ethnicity you're from. There's certain things that are always relevant and beautiful and feathers are one of them. Hearts, I love hearts, I'll never be over hearts. I've been drawing hearts on myself, every note I've ever written, when I'm doodling, when I'm on the phone, on my knee, wherever.
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