|We kind of love them. A lot.|
Kelly and Kathleen Mealia, two very creative sisters, created Ollie & Boo after a lifelong process of collaboration and mutual inspiration. You have the chance to not only learn more about these fabulous ladies, but have the chance to win one of their phenomenal designs!
What started with fashion shows in their home and decorating their bedrooms turned into a jewelry line that features unique pieces that are “designed to be noticed.”
“A lot of jewelry out there is safe—symmetrical, no color, no personality,” said Kathleen. “Ollie & Boo goes against that a little bit.”
Not only are their designs gorgeous, but according to Kelly, versatility is key to their designs.
“You could wear (the jewelry) to brunch with a white tank, or pair it with a floaty dress and your baddest heels.”
If anyone knows how to create eye-catching pieces, it’s these girls. But where were they before Ollie & Boo?
Kathleen attended Sarah Lawrence College where she studied painting and art history; in New York City, she split her time between acting, modeling, and working for an interior design firm. Kelly, on the other hand, attended Ithaca College then continued her education in Manhattan with classes at the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She started her own styling company, Kreative Kouture & Co., also working as an actress the whole time. She also runs her own blog, The Everyday Darling.
When both sisters ended up in New York City after attending college, they felt starting a business together was a natural step. They are the perfect fit, as Kelly describes herself as “the left side of the brain,” while Kathleen is more business-minded and more adept at seeing the big picture and building a cohesive theme within a collection.
I was lucky enough to review Ollie & Boo’s amazing Boho Necklace shown above. It has beautiful detail, from the gold wire wrapped around the ends of the brown, leather-esque piece that goes around your neck, to the intricate double-strand of gold leaves that seem to make fall that much better every time I wear them.
I not only love the details and complexity of this necklace, but the length. It looks fabulous with anything, making any outfit a stunner.
That is all you have to do to win a fab piece of jewelry you won’t be able to get enough of. In the meantime, go check out Ollie & Boo’s website – they have so many gorgeous pieces you will fall in love with!