LG : Tell me about your new collection..
MB: Its mostly inspired by Byzantine architecture. So I took cathedrals and architecture from that era but made it modern. But one of the earrings is inspired by the horse carriages up by Central Park. I was walking by and I was like why isn’t this wheel an earring?
LG: Do you wear a lot of your own designs?
MB: None. I think I like looking at it as art. But to wear it everyday not so much, I only have on one watch and I wear a cross. My mom got me a cross and I always wear it.
LG: So what designers do you wear?
MB: I used to wear a lot of… I call it nonsense. Because it wasn’t timeless. I feel like I was a club kid at one stage, every Jamaican is. Oh god, every year I would change it to some other brand. Which was just ridiculous. And some of it might still be online!
LG: You said you did some modeling when you first started in the States?
MB: I did a little. You have to have patience for modeling. I don t have any patience, I want it all and I want it now. I’m always pushing myself. I can’t do anything else. I have to make jewelry.