July 25, 2018

This week in our Interview Series we're sitting down with Juliana and Jody, the founders of the effortless resort-luxe brand Cobalt and Tawny. Hailing from Brazil and Canada, their global-inspired collections feature travel-ready designs with a down-to-earth vibe. By drawing inspiration and establishing relationships everywhere from Hawaii to Bali to New York City, they've created a truly international brand. We love the way their vacation-ready pieces pair perfectly with Criscara boho jewels. Read on for their styling secrets and advice for infusing a bit of beachy style into any look!

I hope you enjoy learning more about their brand and their story. XO, Crista

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An Interview with Juliana Lomba and Jody Thomas, Founders of Cobalt and Tawny

Criscara x Cobalt and Tawny - Boho Luxe Resortwear with a Global Flair

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Tell us about the Cobalt and Tawny brand and the meaning behind the name.

We are Cobalt and Tawny, a boho-luxe resort label with a global flair. Our mission is to mix a sense of everyday luxury with a travel-inspired down-to-earth vibe to create styles that go beyond resort wear. Whether you have beach sand between your toes or city sidewalks under your feet, Cobalt and Tawny will add a touch of paradise to your day. Cobalt and Tawny is the labor of love of Juliana, a Brazilian living on Maui and Jody, a true Canadian, living in Vancouver. We work with manufacturers in Bali, collaborate with artists in NYC and build on our Canadian and Brazilian backgrounds to create a truly international brand. Our name refers to Jody’s big blue eyes (Cobalt) and Juliana’s rich chocolate brown eyes (Tawny). The way those shades of blue and brown complement each other is what Cobalt and Tawny is all about. It’s about bringing together our strengths to create something bigger than ourselves and it’s about chance meetings becoming lifelong friendships and creative partnerships.

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Tell us about you. What was your inspiration to start Cobalt and Tawny?

We both were in the industry and were introduced by a mutual friend on Maui. We were both passionate about creating a line together outside of our own brands. Over a green juice at Whole Foods, Cobalt and Tawny began!

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We love how your pieces are perfect for island-hopping and days spent by the beach. Any advice for those looking to infuse a bit of beachy style into their everyday wardrobe?

All of our pieces scream either beach or après beach - not to mention transform well into the night for sunsets and cocktails. For example, our Agave Dress can also be worn as a duster or the Georgia Romper worn over your bathing suit as a cover up. Our Turbinado dresses look great with a knot tied at the bottom for more of a casual look. Beach, city, sunsets – take your pick!

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Do you have a favorite quote or mantra you live by?

Our mantra is “effortless style for wanderlusters” and this really bodes true because everyday life is hectic enough, your wardrobe shouldn’t be. Traveling light is easy with Cobalt and Tawny pieces in your suitcase.

"Effortless style for wanderlusters"

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What are some jewelry staples you can't live without?

We are very keen on a pop of color with our pieces. Earrings are a staple piece and add that finished touch. We also love the layering look of necklaces these days. The possibilities are endless with jewelry.

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What are your 3 favorite pieces of Criscara Jewelry?

We really love the Wild Heart Feather earrings in gold because, well, who doesn’t love feathers? The Beachcomber Hoop in Gold Stone Color would be a hit with a lot of our colors and prints at the moment. Hard to pick one necklace because of the uniqueness of them but the Gold Dawn Layered necklace is gorge and it’s like having three necklaces in one, so hey, it’s a no-brainer.

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In your opinion, what are some clothing trends we can expect to see this summer and fall?

We believe Hibiscus Pantone will be a hot choice for fall and can’t wait to share our second collection with you all. We are off to Bali to shoot the new collection that will be launching in August. It’s going to be a show stopper for sure, so stay tuned!

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We'd love to know your favorite styling tip.

One of our favorite styling tips is knotting things, seriously just throw a knot in the bottom of either our Turbinado Dress or tank and it gives it a completely different look. We also love headbands and scarves and will be introducing some new ideas in our second collection.

One of our favorite styling tips is knotting things ...

it gives it a completely different look.

Criscara x Cobalt and Tawny - Boho Luxe Resortwear with a Global Flair

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So, what's coming up next for Cobalt and Tawny that you are most excited about?

As we mentioned before, we are super stoked for our second collection due out this August. We've been in Bali this summer shooting the campaign - it’s so chic and feminine. Follow us along to find out more (see below)! Wherever your journey takes you, we hope you’ll bring us along.

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Where can people find your products?

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Photo Credit: Cobalt and Tawny


 

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