It’s no secret that actress Kate Bosworth has incredible fashion sense. With access to top designers and an insanely talented stylist in Cher Coulter to boot, that’s no shock. But what about the starlet’s style rings true for us? She wears the clothes (not vice versa), and her individuality sustains every look. Now that she and Cher have translated their fashion prowess into accessory gold, with high-style, low-cost JewelMint, we thought it would be fun to see what they could whip up when pairing our best summer styles with their favorite baubles.
See below for the sartorial couplings and an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Cher’s fabulous styling tips.
But first, a little background from the dynamic duo:
GapMag: What motivated you to start your own jewelry line?
Kate: Cher and I have been best friends for years and have been searching for a project that would allow us to collaborate creatively. Both of us recognized a gap in the market for inexpensive, yet high-style jewelry.
GM: How has your relationship changed or transitioned from stylist/client, friends, and now to business partners?
K: We both contribute to the relationship in very special ways. While Cher uses her stylist experience to bring out my daring side, she also really respects my sense of individuality.
Cher: We always make it a point to have fun. Every job becomes a research assignment for design inspiration. We recently shot a commercial in a vintage jewelry store and it turned into a creative frenzy! Our design minds are very in sync.
GM: Where do you find inspiration for your designs? Where was the most unlikely place you’ve found it?
K: Our Eros Earrings have a great story behind them. I was travelling through Sweden and came across this fantastic antique market. Among all these vintage pieces I found a pin, and it had a bohemian feel to it. Cher and I used it as inspiration and, of course, she had this amazing idea to create fun, over-sized earrings.
C: We always stumble across our next inspiration in unexpected places. I love peering through cabinets in vintage shops; it’s like treasure hunting! Kate and I will also look over previous designer collections and develop ways to reinterpret trends. I recently took a trip to Big Bear and came across these cool beaded bracelets in a little hippie shop. Look out for our interpretation this summer!
GM: What trends from the runways are you using in your upcoming designs?
K: I feel like this season is really calling out for vintage pieces. I love our Oyster Earrings—very on track with the pearl jewelry trend. The gold fan is fun and a bit exotic. I wore them to Sundance with a lace Dolce & Gabbana and they really complemented romantic vibe of the dress.
C: Some fun eighties trends we saw on the runway; thin chains layered over a button-down shirt; boyfriend rings worn as a necklace; big rings with hoops–very tribal punk. We’re also starting to play with western ties and collar tips as fun accessories.
GM: What else can we look forward to this summer from JewelMint?
K: Cher and I made a point to incorporate a bohemian feel into our designs. My favorite earrings feature intricate thread detail in a variety of colors. I plan on wearing them with everything!
C: I particularly love our upcoming set of fabric bangles and the thread earrings Kate mentioned–they’re hippie with a twist. We also have leather tassel necklaces that have a luxe bohemian feel. Summer is also a perfect time for punk trends. Kate and I designed a silver stud and cuff earring reminiscent of punk looks from Camden Market in London. Pile on your jewelry and have fun experimenting!