We recently did a Fashion Friday - How to Wear It post with The Lookbook on Love and Flak's Bullet Necklace. These necklaces ooze cool and you just can't help but think about the history behind them. Honestly, they're badass and a great gift to give or receive this holiday (hint hint). Rachel & Katie Dodson are the fab women behind Love and Flak. They took some time out from working on their new line to answer a few questions for us for this month's Get to Know.
Your style in five words or less: Defiant, Vintage, Romantic, Militant, Bam!
You can never have too many: Books. Reading is escapism. Escape to revisit pleasant experiences and places; Escape to find solace and affirmation; Escape in order to explore new worlds and ways of being. Books can spark creativity and give an interesting perspective to the way we approach our work and life. It's a vacation from the regular rattle and hum of the brain.
You couldn't live without: Hands down: COFFEE
The Moment Love and Flak was born: It's unbelievable what people lose. Our good friend - an avid relic hunter - let us rummage through some of his rare vintage finds. Through the use of a metal detector, he has unearthed a variety of historical artifacts such as bullets, coins, medals, tags and other unimaginable Civil War era relics. We were immediately drawn to the stories behind each piece - a Civil War Saddle Shield, a World War II bullet, even a 19th century pocket watch. Inspired by the variety of colors, patterns, textures, and shapes, we began transforming our favorites in to unreproducible necklaces.
Best Holiday Memory: This year, we pooled our Christmas money and splurged on a Mediterranean cruise; just the two of us. We hit Greece, Israel, Egypt and Italy on a 15-day jaunt. We had an unforgettable trip exploring ancient Athens, the Great Pyramids of Cairo, the religious epicenter Jerusalem and the 'Eternal City' Rome. We felt like two girls on an ah-mazing race around the world. It was a very Merry Christmas, two months early.
Favorite Designers: Marc Jacobs, Nicholas K, Jason Wu, Charlotte Ronson, Lanvin - designer: Alber Elbaz, YSL - designer: Stefano Pilati
Favorite Hangouts: Coffee: Frothy Monkey; Food: Urban Flatts - Turkey Pear and Brie - To die; Fashion: Gas Lamp - Hate to even spread the word about this amaze little secret; Music: 12th and Porter
Top Three Desert Island CDs: This is a toughy. Prob would change if you asked us next week....however, this week we pick: 3. The Dead Weather - Horehound, 2. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Inspirations: Alison Mosshart (do you know how hard this girl rocks?), Faith, Humor, Black and White photography, Rock and Punk culture, Ancient history, Each other, Street Fashion, Rad Music, Traveling
Love & Flak Philosophy: "There are no rules....Anything Goes"
Badass, right? In Nashville, you can find the Love and Flak collection at H. Audrey in the Hill Center and Muse Boutique on West End. If you're out of state and would like more information, email us and we'll put you in touch with Rachel and Katie.