Lindsey Bucklew

DIY style

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Name: Lindsey Bucklew

Lives in: Bethesda

Age: 29

Occupation: Jewelry Maker/Owner of Klewism

How would you describe your personal style?
“I’m a do-it-yourselfer. So if I get anything from anywhere, chances are I’m going to customize it, embellish it or take it apart. A lot of my jewelry is vintage or costume, old things taken apart.”

Who are your style icons?
“My grandmother. A lot of my jewelry is her stuff that she’s donated. She’s a thrift store goddess; she finds the best stuff, customizes it and brings it to life. I think I’ve picked that up a little bit, I’ll carry the tradition.”

Where do you like to shop?
 “When I do shop, I like thrift stores. At Reddz Trading Post I’ve found a few things.”

What is one must-have wardrobe item?
“I had a pair of leather boots I wore almost every day in the cold weather. Those would definitely be something I can’t live without.”

How has your style changed or evolved??
“I went to a private high school where we had to wear uniforms so what I did in order to endure that boredom was that I wore crazy stockings, crazy footwear, eye makeup – yellows and greens and oranges. I just did whatever I could to individualize.”

What's on your fashion wish-list?
“I look at Refinery 29 a lot, and now and then I’ll see something and think, ‘Oh wow, I really like that.’ And on PS I Made This I’ll get inspiration but there isn’t one piece necessarily.”

Fashion most embarassing moment??
“I have way too many of those but I went through a phase after high school where safety pins were everything. I can’t sew very well so I would fit things with safety pins and looking back that was a bad idea. That was just a disastrous time in my life sartorially.”