When it comes to accessorizing, a manicure and jewelry go hand in hand. But how exactly does one complement the other? Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Jess Hannah of J. Hannah find the perfect way with her new nail polish line.
Introducing the new breakout polish line, the California cool designer set out to create a line for the “color-averse,” especially when naked nails are trending alongside epic nail art. Hannah’s debut collection features colors inspired by the artists’ palette, natural elements and specific moods.
We had the chance to talk with Hannah about her jewelry line, her inspirations, and what initially led her to create her polish line, which is filled with muted colors that don’t take away from other accessories.
Tell me about your jewelry line. How long have you been designing?
I started J. Hannah two and a half years ago. My pieces focus on craft and timelessness — jewelry for living in and living with, points of connection and classic beauty for the modern woman. Jewelry for how it should be worn, never taken off.
What inspires your designs and collections?
Anything and everything. From sculpture and nature, inspiration can be found anywhere.
How did you come to the decision of creating a nail polish line? The decision to go 7-free?
I get my nails done a lot since people are always looking at what rings I’m wearing. At all of the salons they had your typical fire engine red and a plethora of bright pinks – nothing that felt really me. From the beginning, I wanted it to be as non toxic as possible, and cruelty free.
What made you choose the color palette for your polishes?
Polishes that consider the gracefulness of hands, and the role of subtle color as an element in the considered wardrobe. Eleven colors inspired by artists’ palettes, natural elements, and the muses who we envision channeling specific colors or moods.
With your carefully curated debut collection, do you imagine yourself creating more colors in the future?
Yes, down the line I will launch a new color with a new jewelry collection.
Where can someone buy your polishes?
Online at J. Hannah and select retailers!
What do you think of this everyday polish line? Let us know in the comments below!
[Images: Courtesy of J. Hannah]