There's something perfectly romantic about working in jewelry design, especially when the styles produced are as dreamy as the baubles of Stella & Dot. This fantasy world gets to be Blythe Harris's daily reality. The mother of two and the brand's Chief Creative Officer and Co-Creator works with her teams in Sausalito and New York to bring us the stunning (and affordable!) Stella & Dot collections we've so fallen in love with. Her inspiration comes from travel, study, experience, and personal creativity, all which worked in launching a sister brand to Stella & Dot in 2014 called KEEP Collective (we at Glam are already fans). Here's how she does it:
Do a 5-minute meditation before starting my day.
Wake up the kids, Freddie (my youngest son) and Olive (my daughter)
Cook breakfast and get Freddie and Olive dressed for school, which takes quite a while now that they are very discerning about their outfits (wonder where they get that from)??
Leave for the office. I park the car facing the right direction so it is very easy to get out in the morning!
Stop at Equator coffee on the way into the office (some days I grab lunch here for later on).
Get into the Sausalito Design Studio and go straight to a priority setting meeting which gives the team a “view of the week.
Creative review with the New York Design Team.
One-on-ones with a team member in Sausalito. Since our office is located right on the water in a marina, we typically step outside, walk around and brainstorm.
Eat lunch at my desk while catching up on email or, on the rare occasion that I have time to step out, I will visit Chino in Sausalito for lunch and a latte.
Weekly creative review with the team, talk about upcoming seasons, silhouettes, trend and color research.
Brainstorm hour! This is the time I sit down to sketch and flesh ideas out. I love to hike and sometimes I will use this hour to take the team outside of the office. Brainstorming in a natural setting really eliminates the every day office distractions.
Executive team meetings, or a check in with our CEO & Founder, Jessica Herrin
Review production issues/quality issues. Problem-solving time..
Head home, or every-other week I love to grab dinner and a drink with my dear friend Serena (of Serena and Lily). We typically go to Sushi Ran or Le Garage, which are both conveniently located in Sausalito.
Start to put the kids down to bed and get back on email.
Watch an episode of Mad Men with my husband and then head to bed.