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(Good from 10/21 12am - 10/27 11:59pm)
This week we caught up with Leila Jinnah, one of our valued staff members here at Friends! She's an accessory designer based in Brooklyn, specializing in hats and jewelry. 
Born and raised in Baltimore and the UK, Leila came to NYC seeking opportunities to learn about the fashion industry.  While studying at Parsons, she found a love of accessories and adornment.  After apprenticing in millinery for a few years, she now has her own creative studio where she designs head pieces, hats, and erotic art.  
Becca Griffin: How did you get started in design?
Leila Jinnah: I became fascinated with design as I grew up around heirlooms from both English and Indian culture.  Being biracial and moving a lot growing up, I found power and consistency in expressing myself through clothing and adornment always including nods to my ancestors on both sides.  I also choose to focus on and promote local production, and ethical production practices.  Happy people make better products!
B: What is your favorite collaboration you've done?
L: I love collaborating with designers, my favorite work to date would definitely be the Slashed by Tia x Leila Jinnah veils.  I also love the old LOROD pieces, my first collab! 
B: What kind of pieces are your favorite to work on?
L: I've provided some pics!

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B: Where can we find your work?
L: IG @leilajinnah DM for custom millinery dreams 
B: Thanks so much Leila for sharing your art with us!
Use code: LEILA at checkout.
(Good from 10/21 12am - 10/27 11:59pm)
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Above: Dangle Earrings $29.99


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