BC: What initially interested you about the eco-friendly movement?
LL: The story. I think the technology and stage of forward thinking we have reached is pretty amazing. People are doing so much to repurpose waste and minimize the impact of the industry on our Earth and its limited resources, and I am excited and curious to see where it continues from here. When I discovered Nanai salmon skin, I was hooked.
BC: You make these pieces to order-–how does that set you apart from other accessory designers?
LL: I want people to really love what they take home with them, and if they can be a part of the process — even in a small way — I think it adds a little something special to the experience.
BC: What do you believe a bracelet or belt says about a woman?
LL: Whatever they want it to say. I design these pieces, but it’s up to the wearer to bring it to life. I love that one woman can wear the same accessory as another and it can tell a totally different story.
BC: What would you wear your designs with?
LL: I really wear salmon skin something with everything. I live somewhere happily in-between modern and vintage, so I design and wear my pieces with modern and vintage looks. Whether dressed up accenting a sleek halter dress from my clothing line, a pair of high-waisted shorts and crop top or a fabulous vintage dress or romper, these pieces are made to be versatile but not boring.
BC: Who do you most want to wear your designs?
LL: Modern, vintage lovers. Sophisticated and adventurous women who have places to go, people to see and want to look fabulous doing it!
BC: What do you have in store for us next?
LL: I believe in keeping things a little mysterious, but there will definitely be a rainbow of fabulous new salmon skin somethings in the near future.
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.