4.5 minutes with sarah mcguire

4.5 minutes with jewelry designer sarah mcguire 

1. what defines you (as an individual and/or designer)?

as a designer -- simplicity, timelessness, wearability and craftsmanship. 

2.  who is your style muse?

i'm inspired by any confident woman who knows who she is and what she believes in.   

3.  where do you draw inspiration from?

i like to surround myself with objects and textures that inspire me. the central work table in my studio is frequently littered with shell fragments and curiosities from the ocean. when I start working on new collection, i'll begin with sketches but things really comes to life in the process of making. since most of my work is fabricated rather than cast, i'm able to design in the metal and that allows for a certain amount of improvisation.  

 

4. what piece you will wear most from your holiday 2014 collection?

the salome earring is my favorite piece from the collection but the spangle studs are my go-to.  

5.  what’s your favorite place to retreat?

wellfleet, massachusetts

6.   who would be seated at your perfect round table dinner party (alive or deceased) and why?

i'd like to spend an evening with my dad. he died a few years ago and there's so much that was left unsaid. 

 

7.  describe your perfect day?

a cup of really good coffee. then an early swim at the pond followed by an afternoon at the beach with a paperback. trip to the fish market and farm stand. evening cocktails on the porch. dinner with my husband.  

4.5 sarah

p.45's mason picks

1. the sweater dress 

Mason-september-k-9771-turtleneck dress-color-ivory-390

 2. the oversized coat

mason-september-k-2560-turtleneck sweater-color ordered-navy-355-m-5299-oversize coat-color-wine-895

 3. the leather pant

mason-august-k2597 oversize sweater-charcoal-380-m6160 leather pant-black-1095

4. the structured dress

mason-september-m-9786-orgami dress-black-560

 

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4.5 minutes with jaclyn mayer

4.5 minutes with jaclyn mayer of orly genger by jaclyn mayer:

 1. what defines you (as an individual and/or designer)?  

Simplicity, modernity, color, with a hint of 60's nostalgia.

2.  who is your style muse?  

It's always changing.  Right now Twiggy is on the top of my list.

3.  where do you draw inspiration from? 

 Materials.  Initial inspiration comes from physically playing with and touching different materials and seeing what unravels.  

4. what piece you will wear most from your fall 2014 collection?

 Betka Bangles are my favorite.  The are such a great way to add a little color to an outfit.  I love putting them over the arms of sweaters or jackets.

5.  what’s your favorite place to retreat?

 Sea Ranch...a few hours north of San Francisco.  I grew up going there a few times a year and it is still the best place to escape the bustle of everyday life.

6.   who would be seated at your perfect round table dinner party (alive or deceased) and why?  

My family, because I know we will make each other laugh.

7.  describe your perfect day?  

Spending the day at the beach with my husband and a good book, and then eating seafood and having cocktails for happy hour.  It doesn't need to be too complicated. 

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