Studio Story: Maslo Jewelry

Nicole Maslowski

Nicole Maslowski of Maslow Jewelry

Maslo Jewelry is one of the freshest collections we have lately started to carry at re-souL. We have fallen in love with Nicole Maslowski’s themes of uniformity and simplicity in her modern jewelry collection. Nicole likes to incorporate into her designs vintage findings, dead stock materials, vintage chains, costume jewelry, copper, brass and silver. All pieces are handmade in her studio in Richmond, VA. We are honored to have Maslo Jewelry in the shop and Nicole was gracious enough to take some time to answer a few questions about herself, her studio and her inspiring collection.

Maslow Copper Standard Necklace

Copper Standard Necklace

 

How did you get started in jewelry design? Did you always make jewelry or did you have another career?

When I was younger, I loved doing any and all crafts. I liked using my hands to create something. I went to college for graphic design, worked as a display coordinator for Anthropologie, and then decided to go it on my own and started making jewelry.

Where is your studio space? 

Plant Zero in downtown Richmond, VA. It’s an old warehouse that has been turned into studio spaces and it’s fun to be working shoulder to shoulder with so many different creative types. Plus, there is an amazingly good cafe on site.

What is a typical day at work like? 

That’s one of the things I love about having my own business, no two days are the same! I would have a really hard time trying to define any day as “typical”. But it usually includes filling orders, sending emails, searching for inspiration, and playing with the dog.

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Brass Age Bracelet


Your collection has clean lines and simple materials, which we think is awesome, what are your greatest influences and how do these inspire you?

My tastes are so much just a part of who I am that I would really have trouble even figuring out what originally shaped them! I can say for certain that I like classic styles and that I also pull inspiration from books, movies, and the world around me (like the street style I spot in Richmond, VA). 

Which are your favorite pieces? Which ones do you personally like to wear?

My favorite pieces, not just of my creation but all accessories, have the similar quality of being really simple and clean, but still statement pieces that stand out. At the moment I’m loving Chock a Block and Copper Standard-Off White. 

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Chock-a-block Necklace

What are you looking forward to next and why?

I’m really excited for my next chapter! I’m starting to explore producing hand stitched leather goods and it has been a million ideas a minute! Right now I am perfecting everything before I start offering them, I want these pieces to feel just as special and unique as my jewelry.

We can’t wait to see Nicole’s new leather goods! To shop the current Maslo Collection, stop by the store. We would love to help you find your perfect Maslo piece just right for you. ~ xo, the re-souL team

Proud to Present: Coclico

Coclico "Dore"

 

 

“A shoe is a story disguised as an object.” ~ Coclico

 

We have been selling Coclico at the shop for several seasons now, and to us the collections just seem to be getting better and better, season after season. We thought it would be nice to tell their story and show why “slow fashion” is as important to their esthetic as well as their philosophy for producing beautiful shoes.

Coclico speaks to a personal identity that extends beyond style and luxury to our way of living in the world. Consciously, artfully, elegantly. At Coclico, they believe that luxury isn’t the ability to purchase endlessly, but the privilege of choosing wisely. Their materials are sourced locally in Europe, near their small, family-run factory in Mallorca, Spain.

Coclico "Ivonne"

 

Coclico founder Sandra Canselier descends from a long line of French shoemakers; her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all made shoes in the province of Pays de la Loire. It is the region’s local wildflower coquelicot that lends its name to the company. Now a firmly entrenched New Yorker, Sandra continues making shoes in the French tradition.

Clean lines and a neutral palette are the cornerstones of each Coclico collection. Subtle beauty in architectural silhouettes are carved from wood, cork and leather. Coclico eschews ornamentation and excess, invoking instead a classic, timeless expression wherein beauty is only enhanced by wear.

Their shoes are produced in a small, historic factory in Mallorca, Spain, where Sandra is on a first-name basis with the craftspeople who make each pair of shoes by hand. Coclico are the only shoes made in this family owned and operated factory. The facility is noted for providing living wages, environmental reliability and setting the bar for best practices. The craftspeople take pride in the production of shoes, and their skill ensures the consistent quality of our brand.

Slow production is not just one of Coclico’s fundamental values, but a guiding principle that affects how they approach their work and lives each and every day. “Slow our consumption, slow our impact on the environment, and invest in the things we wear with thoughtfulness and care. We expect everything we wear to endure, which is why we produce shoes that will look good, season after season.”

Coclico "Iris"

“Beauty evolves from the union of quality and time.” ~ Coclico
We couldn’t agree more. 

To see the latest collection from Coclico, click here.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Inky Hues

Happy first day of September everyone and happy Labor Day to those of you in the USA! With Fall just around the corner, I’m in the mood for the darker colors of black, gray, and aubergine. Hues of ink like shades that will inspire my autumnal color palette. Maybe it’s because I am in the mood for something more serious or maybe I just want the rain to come back?

 

 

 

 

At the moment I am in Italy and I hope to share some images from Milan in the very near future. Have a great week ~ Maggie

What to Wear Wednesday: Coclico “Natali” Ankle Boot

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. 

 

What to Wear with Coclico Natali

 

So the kids get to be shiny and new with their back-to-school clothes, so why can’t we? Hence the reason for this what-to-wear Wednesday’s back-to-work post. What a better way to celebrate the kiddos going back to school than with a little fall treat for yourself after the long summer. We love the Natali boot from Coclico. Part ankle boot, part clog, and a whole lot of sass, we would wear this with everything! For those of you in a casual work environment, pair them with your skinny jeans, silk top and long vest for a laid back yet polished look. Need to dress up for work? Wear them with tights and a knit dress or a wool shift. A new tote to go with your fall ensemble would complete the look. Oh, did we mention they are really comfortable?

 
Featured re-souL items:

> Coclico “Nataly” wood bottom ankle boot, made in Mallorca,Spain.
> Winter Session “Garrison” tote, made in the USA.

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

New styles from our Favorite brands

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Lots of new Fall styles just got added to our webstore. There’s plenty more to come, but we didn’t want you to miss out on your favorite brands:

> Coclico
> Officine Creative (Men’s)
> MOMA (Women’s)

> P. Monjo (Women’s)
> Officine Creative (Women’s)
> MOMA (Men’s)

Many styles are already going fast, so stop by soon, we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

XO — team re-souL