In honor of Mother’s Day, we are bringing you a week’s worth of interviews about businesses that are either started by moms, mom & daughters or work that has been inspired by motherhood.
We chatted with Trecy Bleich of Vella Mode, about her mother, their shared sense of style, and how that style is exhibited in her brand.
We read that your brand, Vella Mode, was named after your mother. How has she inspired your work?
In her time, she was what we now call a “fashionista”. Her bold, yet elegant style set her apart. She was known for wearing fur pieces, tailored garments, fascinators, wide brimmed hats, classic jewels, and patent leathers. I try to incorporate the same bold elegance into what I design.
What is the best piece of advice your mother has given you that you’ve applied to your business?
Growing up, my mother always told me to be a lady. She passed away about 10 years before I started this company. But I’ll always remember what she told me. I’ve had clients describe my pieces as “elegant”—even the more casual ones. I’m always trying to add that ladylike quality to everything I make. My mother’s advice has become one of my signature aesthetics.
Although all your pieces are in honor of your mother, which do you feel exemplifies her style the best?
I feel the dressier pieces exemplify her style the best. For example, the black and gold necklace from my Cosmo Moss line. It’s a stunning gold and black matte piece that’s bold, but elegant—just like her.
How would you describe your mother’s style?
Her taste was very high fashion. She had a strong feminine look that was made unique by the details she incorporated into it.
Vella Mode is a jewelry design company based in Atlanta Georgia, created by Trecy Bleich. Her intent is to create designs for people who want truly individualized style.
Photos courtesy of Vella Mode.
Check out Vella Mode’s black and gold necklace and silver geo necklace.
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