Designer Jen Volkodav is a frequent sight in the GBK Production pre-Oscars Luxury Celebrity Gifting Suite. Her signature jewelry designs have gone home with Hollywood’s best and brightest nestled in the event’s swag bag. Volkodav likes to think of her pieces as future heirlooms—one of a kind luxury designs with a colorful bohemian feel. Here is how this designer stays current between celebrity outings and studio stints.
ON HER NIGHTSTAND
“Under Pressure by Lisa Damour Ph.D. It’s about the unique pressures and stress that our culture places on young women. I have four children in that age range, and in this day and age of being constantly ‘on’ and connected 24/7, I thought it would be an informative book.”
ON HER MOBILE
“There are a lot of individuals and groups that I follow, but on Instagram @micaela,
@metalsmithsociety, @elanpottery, and @pantone are the ones where I find the most pleasure and information. Micaela Erlanger is a celebrity fashion stylist to some of my favorite celebs and I love seeing what she comes up with. Metalsmith Society is a wonderful community that shares useful information, tips, tricks, and tools. Leigh Ann Thompson is an amazing potter (I own many of her mugs), and Pantone gives me wonderful color inspiration. In addition to these, there are a few celebrities I follow who have been very supportive and kind to me in their posts and shout-outs of my work—@shanolahampton, @lesliezemekis, and @carriebernans.”
IN HER EARBUDS
“I enjoy tons of different types of music and artists to fit my mood of the day, but recently I have been listening to a lot of Eddie Vedder, Of Monsters and Men, and Ed Sheeran. These artists inspire me to be creative, unique, and place my emphasis on my art without influence or distraction.”