Jewelry designers Emily Reece & Kate Blaire are stylish, chic, and modern. They’ve managed to turn friendship into inspiration, vision, and, from there, a full time business. Their Southern roots shine through every piece of well crafted, unique jewelry that they create. Emily and Kate were another team that we got to work with to create a timeless branding image. It’s a pleasure to be able to share the secrets behind their signature style!
EMc: Why do these photos show your signature style? What aspects really tell us who you are?
RB: Reece Blaire has always tried to embody three qualities: Sass, wit, & sophistication. In both our personal lives and through our jewelry line, we feel that these three qualities best capture what Reece Blaire is all about. Reece Blaire initially started as a lifestyle blog. From the beginning, we felt that it was very important to be real women, so that our viewers and followers could easily relate to us. While we certainly treat ourselves the finer things in life occasionally, we wanted to create a look that was both sophisticated and modern, but also attainable. The key to our brand image is in the styling of our wardrobes and products. In our pictures, we will often aim for an understated outfit, so our jewelry can speak the loudest. There is a certain sophistication to simplicity that we try to achieve with our jewelry designs and our personal wardrobes.
RB: Our style is deeply rooted in our Southern culture. From our etiquette books and monogrammed hand towels to our soft costal hues in our jewelry, there will always be a dab of the South in all aspects of our lives. Growing up in the South has greatly impacted both of our personal tastes. In our home décor, entertaining, and fashion, our ultimate goal is to achieve a perfect mix between a timeless style with a modern edge. To achieve this modern timelessness, we like to mix the old and the new. For example, in home décor, we will upholster a vintage armchair in a modern fabric or use our grandmother’s china with a stylish table setting. Entertaining is one of our favorite places to mix the old with the new, after all, there is nothing like Southern hospitality. We always make sure to pay great detail to our invitations. An invitation is the first impression of an event, so this is the best place to set the tone.
Our jewelry line goes hand in hand with our signature fashion. We often get our inspiration from classic jewelry. Every Southern lady has a pair of pearls. Reece Blaire puts a modern twist on the traditional freshwater pearl earring by creating an freeform shape in a bezel setting. We’ve also drawn inspiration from pieces like a vintage Chanel brooch, and adapted some gorgeous statement earrings from a classic design.
EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?
RB: Signature style is expressing who you are without having to speak, be it through your wardrobe, your etiquette, or your personality.
EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?
RB: This question is so fitting, as we have used a little tag line since the start of our business. The three words that best describe us are, sass, wit, and sophistication. We feel that every woman should have a balance of these three qualities.
Sass is crucial for every woman to have. We’ve learned through experience that it is important to not be a pushover, to also maintain poise while standing your ground. A little tamed sass is always good for your aresenal.
Wit explains itself. One of our most favorite quotes to date is, “Every time you are able to find humor in a difficult situation, you win.” Being able to laugh through a hard time is the key to keeping your sanity. We believe that wittiness is one of the most beautiful things a woman can wear.
Sophistication. Above all else, we strive to be sophisticated women. Undoubtedly, we both have our moments where our inner demons make a guest appearance, but you will never regret to maintain class and poise in a difficult situation.
EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.
1. One of our most prized pieces is our Tinsley earring. The Tinsley earring was one of our first creations for our Reece Blaire Collection. We made it specifically for a dear friend’s bridal party, and it has ended up being a favorite piece, season after season. Having a meaningful piece be such a large part of our jewelry repertoire makes it a continued prized piece.
2. The Birkin bangle is another. It is simply stated but can be worn with one of our bolder pieces, and a true every day bangle.
3. Last, the Penelope. Every Southern girl loves a pearl. This is our take on a modern pearl. It’s a statement ring in a bezel setting that can be worn throughout every season – with your LBD to a summer wedding, or with a cozy sweater in the fall. This ring definitely stands out!
EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?
RB: We have two tips for helping others find their own style. 1) Keep it simple, but significant. Your style is about letting things other than your voice to speak for you. When it comes to entertaining, let your manners and etiquette define your style. With clothing, don’t over do it. If you are going to have a bold dress or a bold piece of clothing, keep your accessories to a minimum. In contrast, if you have a simple outfit, let your accessories do the talking for your head to toe look. 2) Carry your style with confidence. No matter what fashion choice you make or what fabrics adorn your home, be confident in your delivery. Once you find this confidence, your style will become consistent throughout all aspects of your life.
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