Q&A | Caroline Ventura

Photos by Jamie Beck.

Caroline Ventura is the creative force behind the jewelry label Brvtvs, which is, in all honestly one of my favorites. She is often inspired by her love of menswear tailoring, and mixes masculine and feminine touches to create jewelry that is restrained and delicate, straightforward yet innovative. Each Brvtvs piece is handmade in Ventura's studio in New York, using reclaimed materials whenever available. Check it out here.

If not in NYC, I would live in...Rome. I love how the ancient and the modern coexist all in one place.

My dream holiday would be to...spend a month in Peru. No plans, just wandering.

My current obsessions are...

Food: Vegetables. Cannot get enough.

Music: The Clash. All day, every day.

Fashion: Vintage men's Levi's 517s. They have the perfect rise and make your legs look a mile long.

Retail Stores: Acne, The J. Crew Men's Shop, and I love a good thrift.

I channel my childhood self when I...draw. All my drawings are pretty simple and childlike, I never grew out of making geometric shapes on paper, even when I'm just doodling.

The fictional character I most relate to is...Scout Finch. Not afraid to speak her mind, but it usually gets her into trouble.

If I had to be outdoors all day I would...be running around somewhere grassy or on a blanket with a good book.

My favorite quality in a man is...a sharp wit and a gentle touch.

My favorite quality in a woman is...the same as the men. I love people who can crack a joke but who can also be real and genuine when you need them to be.

I'm terrified of...mimes, clowns, that guy from the Halloween movies. Basically anything with a white painted face or mask.

My dream car is a...BMW 1600 cabriolet.

My cocktail of choice is...a Pimm's in the summer, something with whiskey in the winter.

My celebrity crush is...Gregory Peck. A timeless gentleman.

My beauty product of choice is...deMamiel and Olio Lusso facial oils.

My friends and I like to...eat together. A lot. There's never too many laughs to be shared over a meal.

If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...to the Roman Empire when Caesar ruled. Just to experience it for a day.

As a teenager I was totally into...tattoos, soccer balls, and boys who rode skateboards.

I tend to splurge on...meals. And tailoring, always nice to have a good tailor.

Making things with my hands, not being afraid to get dirty, and not taking myself too seriously...is what makes me have Tomboy Style.
September 19, 2012 by Lizzie
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