Why were you drawn to this particular watch?
Gold and facets! I chose this watch because I’m a jeweler and the gems I use are faceted. The face of this is faceted and the body gold, therefore it drew me in.
Oftentimes you’ll modify and trick out items you buy off the rack—when did you start doing that?
As a child, I used to repurpose a skirt as a dress using belts and threaded needles. Eventually my twin and I started a line of custom couture in our hometown which totally embraced the bravery and alternate point if views we shared as creatives in a small southern town. Richmond is not that small, but its mentality is for me.
Tell us a little about how your style has evolved over the years.
I’d make my own clothes out of pre-existing garments and repurpose scrap or awkward-fitting pieces. I recall a white eyelet skirt I wore as a dress with a Woody Woodpecker belt when I was five, and a breathtaking gold fish fabric skirt of my mom’s that I loved! In teenage years, I reeled it in a bit because I was sooo awkward, but then I was right back into it in high school.