We're nearing the end of our CFDA showcase, but, there's good news: we're going out with a (rose-cut) bang by featuring Australian-born, Brooklyn-based Scosha as we wind down. With a nomadic spirit and a love for both the raw and the refined, this designer's collection has all the perfect little things you didn't know you wanted, but you're now going to need. Her jewelry journey started when she was traveling the world and ended up in a storefront/workshop at 64 Grand Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City. Every piece is handcrafted in-house using ancient techniques for metalsmithing, stone setting and weaving techniques. What started as one small signature braided bracelet with a stone accent has now gone global: Scosha is sold in more than 125 select department and specialty stores, and the brand has collaborated with designers such as Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco. And, look, the jewelry is just really, really pretty. On to the images!
What's your idea of ultimate luxury?
Someone that would bring me a fresh green juice and massage my feet every single morning.
The gemstone you are currently lusting after is…
Tourmalines and always dirty old raw diamonds.
If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Chelsea Handler – OMG she cracks me up.
If you could buy any piece of contemporary jewelry from another CFDA member, what would it be?
Coomi: because I’m a sucker for antiques, I’d hang one of her insane pendants on my wall.
Where's the last place you visited that inspired your creativity? Give us some details!
This is going to sound like such BS but everyday I feel inspired and creative, plus my kids keep me on my toes.
If you could sit front row at any fashion show, what would it be and why?
Alexander McQueen because he is about art and it’s like a big show, there are so many details and textures, he’s a genius.
If you could be anything other than a jewelry designer, what would it be?
Story book writer/illustrator and to make non stop motion animation for kids that adults really like.
Be honest – who is your celebrity crush?
What's your spirit animal and explain why.
My husband always tell me it’s FOX but I feel more like a Lion? Either way I have four legs, a tail, sharp teeth and love to hunt.
What does it mean to you to be a member of CFDA?
To be a part of a great community that can understand your vision, support your creativity, and that can also help with incredible resources, providing crucial information is priceless in this industry. I feel like I now have somewhere to turn when I’m in a bind or have a concern or question. I’m so stoked to be in this family of creatives!