Our first-ever sport collection, SPORTCLEAN, launched last Thursday on www.marysia.com. We celebrated the launch in a special place that I get to call home again soon–Charleston, SC with a group of lovely women that I am so grateful for.
The day began by sweating it out in the new collection in a friendly tournament of pickle ball. For those of you who are unfamiliar with pickle ball, it’s similar to tennis and is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Post game margaritas were enjoyed at the Post House Inn which is my favorite place to stay in the heart of Old Village. The deliciously spicy margarita salt and drinks were sponsored by Red Clay Hot Sauce.
The SPORTCLEAN collection is now available for purchase on www.marysia.com. We did not expect the collection to sell out so quickly but are so grateful for the positive feedback and support! There are still a few styles available so act fast! We are working on a re-stock, stay in the know by signing up for our newsletter to get notified about future re-stocks.
(pictured left to right: Daria Konovalova, Gorban Masha, Bree Hannemann, Damse Lindior, Molly Fienning, Katsia D., India Hicks, Patricia G., Julia Berolzheimer, Jillian Harris, Kateryna Krytska, Lisa-Maria Harwin, Courtney Grow, Tia Mowry, Marion Gruber, Samantha Wennerstrom, Amber Fillerup, Kerry Pieri, Lawren Howell, Rach Parcell)
HAPPY MOTHERS’S DAY to all the mothers out there and especially these ones and more (that don’t fit on one page) that are big supporters of our brand! I’m honored to have been supported and cared for by so many amazing mother’s that do their best all day everyday and set a positive example for their children and other adults around them. May you have a beautiful day being spoiled by your loved ones and may my love vibes reach you near and far, wherever you are my friends ❤️
All my love, Marysia
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Meet Jane Pope Cooper – a dear friend of mine, a mother, and the founder of Jane Pope Jewelry. A Charleston native, Jane has been in the fashion industry for 20 years and started her fine jewelry line in 2008. Jane Pope Jewelry quickly became known for its uniquely imperfect style and has been featured in Vogue, Refinery 29, Matchbook Magazine and The Today Show. You can find her beautiful fine jewelry line at www.marysia.com
What inspired you to start your brand?
I launched a costume jewelry line, BALBOA Jewelry, in 2000. The line was quickly picked up at Barneys and featured in Elle, Glamour, and Marie Claire. After several years, I had a growing interest in fine jewelry and went back to school at the GIA for design in LA, and then to fabrication school in NYC a year later. JP launched in 2008 moments before the economic collapse. It wasn’t an ideal time to launch a fine jewelry line, but it gave me some time to keep learning and honing my skills and style. I have really enjoyed learning and seeing where that knowledge takes me. I have been in business for 20 years total and I still feel that I have so much more to learn.
How does your company practice sustainability?
This is a point that has become increasingly important to JP as a brand. We strive to have a positive impact in our practices and sourcing. We do our very best to choose vendors and resources with sustainable and ethical practices in place. We use 100% recycled gold as well as ethically sourced stones. We continue to practice sustainable measures with recycled packaging, not printing invoices, and general waste reduction.
Best piece of advice for working moms?
Give yourself a break. I spent the first years of my mom life feeling like I had something to prove. My inner voice was saying “Don’t let your business decline because you are a mom”, “be a great role model to your babies by being successful”… this is the kind of thing I thought was so important. Now that I understand how quickly these years are flying by, I want to be sure I take advantage of every minute I can with my children. I want to be easy on myself and how I measure “success”. I love my work so much, but gaining more balance this year is a goal. Also, find great people to work with who can share the load and who you trust. That’s crucial. I have an incredible team.
What is your favorite Jane Pope Jewelry piece at the moment? Is there a favorite custom piece you’ve created?
This is like picking a favorite child, it’s impossible. I wear several pieces always and then pile on more as needed. I love all of the statement pieces and custom zingers I create, but my personal everyday style is more simple. I mean I have 7 ear piercings, and I wear 7 different earrings, but I consider that simple. The everyday rings I wear are the straight band, my kiddos name rings, a thin flat band, a triplicate ring, a custom ring and necklace of my beloved deceased dog’s nose and paw print + my wedding rings.
What is a typical day in Charleston like for you?
I am an early riser. I get my kiddos up and out for school by 7:15. After I drop them off and kiss them 100 times, I take our dog, Clyde out to the beach for a little bike ride. It’s so calm out there in the morning. Come back and get ready to head downtown to the studio. Depending on the day, I will likely have a couple of meetings and work on some custom designs, marketing. I try to leave the studio at a reasonable hour to get home and cook some supper for my family and soak up the evening with my kiddos. I get a workout in 3 days a week and a date with my hubs once a week if at all possible.
Any tips on keeping a healthy balance between your work and personal life?
I have found that with age, my priorities get more clear. Each person is different. Some days I get to work early and crush my to do list and still get home in time to go for a bike ride with my family and dinner on our porch. Some days, I scramble, scattered and late. It’s all about balance. I have tried to simplify over the past year.
To you, Marysia is…
A designer with an incredible eye and attention to detail. I love that she too is headed in the more conscious way of production with her Swim Clean collection. To me, this addition shows that sustainability and beauty are not mutually exclusive.
What is your favorite Marysia piece?
I love everything Marysia does. Her attention to detail is incredible, her fabrics are so buttery and lovely. The next piece I want is something from the swim clean collection. I love the palm springs maillot for an incredibly flattering fit.
one. MATEO Pearl Drop Earrings, $575 at mateo.com two. AAKS Ruffle Tote, $225 at aaks.com three. ESTELLE Wine Stemware, $75 at estelle.com four. LIHA Sleep Aid Set, $83 at liha.com five. KLUR Supreme Seed Mask $60 at klur.com six. UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen, $29 at unsun.com