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Dana

Jewelry Designer. Greenpoint. 


Making jewelry started as a hobby but with much approval from friends and strangers alike she decided to pursue it and eventually graduated from FIT with a degree in Jewelry Design along with a Next Generation award via the accessories council. She now has her own hand-crafted jewelry line called RILA, inspired by elements found in nature and artifacts rooted in history. She works out of her studio apartment which she shares with her musician boyfriend, Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing. 

 

Jumpsuit, Samantha Pleet ; Boots, Bass ; Bag, Coach

Top, A.P.C.

Most of my clothes are second hand. I like to shop thrift and vintage when I can because what you’ll find that way is unique, has a positive impact on the environment and if you know what to look out for it is often higher quality for way less money. And I also enjoy the process of looking. Of course there are certain things I have to get new, like underwear, socks, shoes, etc.

Top, Everlane

The first thing I do in the morning is drink lots of water, with a camu camu (it’s natural vitamin c). Then I get ready and maybe eat breakfast if there is time. I’m not much of a morning person but I’m trying.

Top, A.P.C. ; Dress, Prada ; Shoes, Sandgrens

Stylistically I tend to be a little tom-boyish with occasional girly moments. I wear a lot of button-down shirts. And stripes. Mostly I just want to be comfortable.
Dana's studio

Dana's studio

Top, A.P.C

Top, A.P.C

I like the feeling of working in metals and wax- it feels more like you’re making a tiny sculpture rather than a fashion item. Eventually I’d like to make bigger things, when I have more space!
I’ve always been creative and interested in art, photography, making things in general. At one point I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer, but I was horrible at sewing and pattern making. I tried jewelry and really connected to the material.

Bracelet, RILA (For Sale)

RILA Duality Cuff in Bronze
90.00
Add To Cart

Top, A.P.C. ; Dress, Prada ; Shoes Sandgrens

 
My beauty routine is currently very clinical looking. It’s basically whatever my dermatologist prescribed for my skin, a very basic moisturizer and SPF.

Dana's beauty products

I don’t wear a lot of make up, except that I always do my eyebrows and wear mascara. I like Benefit’s eyebrow shadow and their lip + cheek stain. Every few months I’ll also go and get a facial from Hillery Skylar (at MioMia in Williamburg). She is seriously amazing.

Top, Everlane

Top, A.P.C. ; Dress, Prada


Dana's favorite books

Jumpsuit, Samantha Pleet

We’ve got a couple vintage and foreign movie posters (found on Ebay), drawings and paintings from friends, wall hangings I made and lots of plants.
I put a lot of thought into the posters/art that we have on the walls of our apartment but furniture wise it’s all just thrown together new and old.

Dana's favorite records

There was a time when we were falling asleep to Brian Eno’s ‘Apollo’ on the regular. If you want something relaxing to listen to, I highly recommend it. That and rainymood.com.

Dana's Stuff For Sale

RILA Duality Cuff in Bronze
90.00
Add To Cart
 

Dana's Wishlist


Dana Recommends

Mahps Vintage or People of Tomorrow to shop, Botica & co for a healthy lunch.  

Pencil Factory for a drink, Sweet Fox Cafe for a croissant & The Bounty for oyster happy hour. 

Exhibit: A salon for a haircut.

 

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