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Q&A with Kate Walton

We were excited to catch up with Kate Walton, for Gabrielle Jewelry, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. Here is what she shared with us about her favorite pieces this season!

What three words best describe your line?
Sentimental, timeless, intricate

What has been your inspiration this season?
I’d say my move to San Francisco has played a lot into some new designs for this season. With a new place comes new inspiration, and I’m finding myself inspired by this exciting new city. It’s definitely making me a little more adventurous with my designs.

What is your favorite piece from your collection and why?
One of the first pieces I made after I moved from Raleigh to San Francisco was a sterling silver collar. It’s special because it is one solid casting, which is difficult to do. It was also the piece chosen for our Vogue.com article, so it’s now doubly special! It’s very Victorian lady gone modern, and I love it.

How do you view your personal style?
I’d say my personal style is much like my collection’s style – the traditional made contemporary. I think certain silhouettes have been around for so long for a reason, so I stick to the classics and add a little bit of edge.

Do you have recommendations on styling items from your collection?
Something we hear all the time is that our pieces can be worn with a great pair of jeans and a t-shirt, and just as easily with a ball gown. It’s something I definitely keep in mind when I’m designing – I want there to be something for everyone in my collection, regardless of age or occasion.

If you could provide one piece of fashion advice, what would it be?
Take it to the edge of your comfort zone! Jewelry is supposed to be fun!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend to welcome Gabrielle Jewelry!

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