ode boutique

Artist Interview

Briana Erin

April 30, 2013

Meet Briana Erin: the beauty, brains, heart, and hands behind our newest jewelry obsession, Tat2, a collection that mixes metals and old charm with crystals and a modern edge. There's both an exuberant energy and laid-back cool to LA native Briana that makes you just want to hang out with her. We're honored she's making her way all the way across the country to bejewel and bedeck everyone at Ode. Shop her current and not-even-out-yet collections here at ANO this Friday, May 9th, 6-8pm. Now, from the artist's mouth:

How did you get started?
I come from a very artistic family, my dad is a sculptor so I grew up around art. I was always selling jewelry when I was younger and when I graduated from RISD, my mom and I started this company.

What do you love about your job?
What girl wouldn’t love designing jewelry she then gets to wear?

If you were a piece of clothing, what would be and what color/pattern?
A great pair of black boots

What's the first line in a book about your life?
I am a passionate artist who gets to do what she loves for a living.

Where do you find inspiration?
I am very inspired by vintage jewelry, fine arts, as well as my travels. This picture was taken in Rome on a recent trip to Italy. The trip inspired me, all my collections from within the last year are all named after Italian Cities. It's architecture and sculpture at its finest.

What are your plans for the future?
To continue to grow my business and my Tat2 fan base.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
My dad always says “the heart to conceive, the hand to execute.” Meaning act from the heart and make your dreams realities.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about yourself?
Natalie Portman

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Probably the other day, hearing my mom laugh makes me laugh.

Join us Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm as we welcome Briana Erin and her entire collection of Tat2 Designs jewelry.