Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Women I Admire: An interview with Kendra Scott + a fabulous GIVEAWAY

Hi Friends! Today I am thrilled to be kicking off a new series of interviews with Women I Admire! I couldn't be more excited that my first interview is with the über fabulous jewelry designer Kendra Scott! Without further adieu...


Your jewelry is so fun and colorful! What is YOUR favorite color?

I love color, which is why I infuse it into all of my collections, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be yellow. Yellow is gorgeous, radiant and can truly brighten up anything,  from an outfit to a room. I branded my company with yellow, after all, and I absolutely love wearing it.

How do you manage being a super successful business woman and a mama?

My most important job is being a mother to my two precious sons, so I always
make my family my priority. Being a mom and a business woman definitely
takes dedication and determination, but when you maintain a positive, optimistic attitude and surround yourself with a great team, it’s absolutely doable. I feel so blessed to get to do what I’m passionate about for my job, so it doesn’t feel like
work!

I'm so inspired that you started your business with only $500 and some serious passion! What advice do you have for anyone hoping to start a small business?

First, find something that you are passionate about, then use your talents
and passion to create a business that utilizes them. Once you figure out your
direction, delete the word “no” from your vocabulary and never take it as an
answer. Once you get started, if you keep this attitude, it will take you places you never dreamed of being!

Personally I'm a beauty junkie. I can't live without lip gloss and mascara. What are your beauty essentials?
I am right there with you – lip gloss and mascara are undoubtedly on my beauty essentials list. A glossy lip and voluminous eyelashes can be beauty lifesavers. Chanel lip gloss tops my favorite list and Dior Show Mascara is my go to for gorgeous lashes. Another beauty product that I always have on hand is Renee Furterer dry shampoo – it is a total miracle worker and time saver!

Your Pre-Fall 2012 line is just amazing! How far in advance do you plan each season's jewelry?

We are continuously looking for design inspiration for our jewelry, but we start
designing for a line around six months before it is released. It’s a long process, but it’s so rewarding and fun to see our ideas and sketches come to life as we
progress with each step.


Where do you find most inspiration?

I find design inspiration in everything from the breathtaking architecture I see
during my travels, to the people I see walking the streets of South Congress at
my Austin headquarters. I’m also inspired by other designers, in fact, I was so
inspired by Tom Ford’s incredible return to fashion Spring 2011 collection that
I used it as major inspiration for my Fall 2012 collection. You can check out the amazing collection HERE.

What is your most favorite piece of jewelry you've ever created? (I'm guessing it will be hard to choose!)

This is very hard to choose, but I think my favorite piece would be our Ignacia Necklace, which is part of our amazing feather collection. Design wise, this piece is absolutely breathtaking with its intricate feather detailing and ghost frames that let the brilliantly colored stones take center stage. It’s one of those pieces that can completely transform an outfit. This statement necklace can take a plain t-shirt from drab to fab and that’s the kind of jewelry I’m most proud of.

What is one piece of Kendra Scott jewelry you think every woman should have in her jewelry wardrobe?

Without a doubt, our signature Danielle Earrings in any of our kaleidoscope of colors! Whether worn on a casual shopping day with your girlfriends or a special night out with your man, these earrings are so versatile. While turquoise is our most popular color, you’d be surprised at how much wear you’d get out of the
Danielles in any color.



Kendra loves the Danielles so much that she wants one of you to have your own pair - in ANY color, or design your own with any color and any metal from the Color Bar. (Luckies!!) To enter, just use the rafflecopter below. Lots of different ways to enter so enter as many or as few times as you'd like. Best of luck!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

~ko said...

Those earrings are stunning! What a fun little giveaway!

Kristina said...

I think I'm madly in LOVE with the Red Coral and the lapis

Denissa said...

I don't know what color!!! Prob turquoise :)

Kelly | Fabulous K said...

Love, love, love Kendra Scott! It was so fun reading more about her. Great post, friend!

Abby and Adam said...

All the colors are amazing! I'm a pearl girl so I would go with the white! So fun!

april@gingerbread said...

What an awesome series!!!! Thanks girl....xoxo

Heather Myers said...

those earrings are gorgeous! i would love to have a pair in turquoise or yellow!

Amber said...

oooh jewerly.....love those earrings!

Sara Willis said...

i would love to get the danielles in goldstone.

Celeste said...

loving the Danielles in green!

Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection said...

I would totally go for the turquoise ones! I've been eying them for awhile now. LOVE the idea of this series, can't wait to see more!

Valeri said...

I love it all!!

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Valeri
subURBANlivingblog.blogspot.com

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Great interview! I love that KS brought us together ;)

All of the colors are FAB. Turq is my favorite and most worn pair. It shows up in every hair color!

Cindy said...

I would choose green. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

Andrea said...

What a fun series. So fun learning about such an amazingly inspiring lady!

ps- i'd get the tourquoise earrings

KarenArnold said...

Great interview! I love her stuff

Ker said...
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Ker said...

Love my Danielle earrings in turquoise ordered from Nordstrom and worn in New York and Taiwan! They are gorgeous and not too heavy!!

Michelle Zuanich said...

I absolutely love the yellow. But I may go for blue agate if I won. =) They seem so bold and fun.

Sami said...

I love the turquoise and the white!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I like the pink + lilac!

Jenn said...

I would choose them in classic white - great interview & loved learning a bit more about fellow Austinite Kendra Scott

Eligonma said...

I love the white ones!

Shane Prather said...

turqouise!!

Scarlett said...

Oh those are gorgeous! I wouldn't know which ones to choose... probably pink or blue!

xo, Scarlett
The Trendy Chick

Erika Thriftyandfabulous said...

Either white or turquoise! So hard to choose just one color. They are all amazing!

Olga said...

Such cool jewelry! Love the fun colors!

Olga said...

I would probably pick the earrings in torquoise :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i have been admiring these earrings forEVER. would LOVE a pair! it would be SO hard to pick a color!!! =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Torrie said...

I would have to go for the Danielle's in Yellow! =) Thanks so much for this generous giveaway!

Danielle said...

turquoise for sure!

brnidtica said...

LOVE the earrings!!
Gretchen
brnidtica@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I would get them in purple.

Lili said...

fantastic giveaway! i already have a grenn one but i think i love a coral one :)

Stephanie C. said...

yellow? turquoise? honestly I can't even decide right now they are all so fab!

Amanda said...

Yellow, Blue, Green too many wonderful choices to pick from!

Donny Deutsch said...

Love, Love Kendra Scott!!! Would love some red coral earings ;)

Mae said...

Gorgeous! So hard to choose a color!

Teri said...

Love love love! I would pick the Danielle's in green!

René (aka Tweeter Bug) said...

I LOVE playing around with the color bar and have been on this site MANY times! I think I'd go for something using green quartz!

 

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