Lindsay Jones. China Bones. Interview

Designer, Lindsay Jones studied fashion in New York.  After graduation she understudied with the likes of Miguel Adrover, Zac Posen, and Marc Jacobs to fine tune her skills.  She is counted among the top up and coming designers of New York City…

All of this being said, I was lucky enough to meet the lovely lady a few weeks ago at Space15Twenty’sFacehunter event.  If you remember the StyleCaster article I did, Lindsay was the fearless blonde Facehunter himself (Yvon Rodic) lifted off her feet for a spin on the dance floor!  That alone should give you an idea of why I was immediately drawn to her carefree, approachable attitude, not to mention her bold sense of style.  Within moments of our conversation, I had such a fondness for her, I was desperate to learn more.  We got in touch within days, and she was immediately open to sharing her story with The Blonde & The Brunette readers!

Jadan Huter for B&B: When we last spoke, you mentioned you understudied with designers such as Zac Posen & Marc Jacobs. What inspired you to step away from them and create your own line?

Lindsay Jones: This has always been my goal, as I have been an artist as long as I can remember.  I have always enjoyed learning under great talents, as well as thankful for the fact that I have been lucky enough to do so. From the craft, to the technical aspects, as well as the design industry itself. I will go learn, and then essentially come back to my self in the end.  The first time I started my own line, It was because I was in love. I wanted to make clothes for both of us. I had been making clothes for myself for a very long time, simple.

B&B: I’ve heard it mentioned that Heidi Klum was drawn to your designs. What other celebrities would you like to see take an interest in your creations?

LJ: I am honored to have talented friends at the top of their game, so I would like to start by dressing them, naturally…A few friends I am amped to dress range from:

  • Lindsay Pulsipher of True Blood
  • Ex-super model/musician Sibyl Buck
  • Jen Turner from the band “Here We Go Magic”
  • Colleen Nika writer for Rolling stone Magazine
  • Camella Lobo from the band “Tropic of Cancer”
  • And lastly, Gavin and Gwen, whom are both good friends of mine…

I would like to see: Kim Gordon, Francis Bean, Yoko Ono, the Fannings’, the Olsens’, Grace Coddington, Beyonce, Scarlet Johansson, Angelina, Kirsten Dunst, and Sofia CoppolaI’d like to dress Artists and People I look up to…not just the common celebrity.

B&B: I am a huge fan of all the bright colors in your SS2012 line(featured above).  Whom or what inspired this season?

LJ: I recently moved my studio to Malibu.  The sea and rugged desert have been inspiring me.  I also tied in the palette from my mother and her twin sister, whom are both incredibly witchy women.  Identical but opposite.  The light and the dark.  They have both had a huge influence on my life.  I included color, but all pieces are also offered in black and shell/white.  This represents both types of woman, a woman who wears color and one who refuses to.

Regal Sea Punk: That’s what I am channeling…I did not know Sea Punk was a term…I would be the Queen of the Sea Punks I suppose…

I am living bi-coastal, from NYC to Malibu.  My new studio in Malibu has been inspiring me tremendously!  Seeing cliffs…and sting rays…the sky is huge…and  the colors are vivid…out there.

B&B: (I love how she creates a bit of poetry with every answer)

When I met you, you had on an adorable ankle length skirt + shirt ensemble.  It was a bit similar to what I am seeing in your SS2012 collection, Do you base all your creations off of things you yourself would wear?


B&B: Do any certain musicians inspire your designs?

LJ: YES.  I find myself eating music at a rapid rate, images as well.  They shift and turn quite constantly, although there will always be core favorites.  I have gone through just about every spectrum of music, and have a pretty good idea of what is going on.  I often find myself listening to Rap or DUB not DUBSTEP (Although I’m sure that is okay too).  My favorites are Whitney, Janet, Tina, Biggie, P.M. Dawn, Sade.  A few years back it was BLUE GRASS and MINIMAL electronic; before REGGAE and JAZZ.

I make music, I have for years. I play the keyboard and the guitar, as well as sing.  It is not my career focus, but I do it for myself when I have time.  This is one collection I listened to over and over and over…

B&B: What are your plans for the future?  Where do you wish to be in 5 years?

LJ: I plan on taking over the world.  Helping people in my spare time, creating lot’s of great wearable clothing, developing luxury items, and pushing it till it hits art. I would love to create sculptures on the side.  But most of all, I would like to be COCO’s ghost, or the shadow of YSL in 5 years!

Xx. Jadan & Lindsay Jones.