If you've ever been in high school, joined a sorority, or had a roommate (or even just friends, for that matter), you've probably experienced what many like to call "drama." Think that ship has sailed? Well, not quite! Turns out there's some drama of a different sort headed our way, except this kind won't make you run for the hills or do things that fall under the category of snarky/passive aggressive. Hello Drama jewelry was created by designers and Nylon Pink band members Katt and Kaila, who cite rock, lyrics, and anime as inspiration for their girly, kitschy, and over all edgy collection. The jewelry packs some serious attitude, but is cute and clever too! Read on for an interview with the Hello Drama design duo, and find out how you can score a jewelry goodie bag worth $50!Stylehive: We like how you take girlie elements like hearts, roses, & sparkles, & turn them edgy, with handcuffs, revolvers, etc -- where do you come up with the ideas for these kinds of girlie-gone-twisted designs?
Kaila: We always like to say our designs are "cute but deadly." Hello Drama Jewelry consists of me and Katt. We are also in a band called Nylon Pink and a lot of the jewelry pieces are inspired by our lyrics. We are also inspired by anime and Japanese street fashion.
Katt: Our jewelry line is a reflection of our personalities as well... we may be cute but you better watch out!Stylehive: What kind of girl do you think the typical Hello Drama jewelry wearer is? Do you have anyone or any style in particular in mind when you design? ie: rocker chick, tough girl...
Kaila: I don't think there is one single typical Hello Drama Jewelry wearer, we have everything from indie goth glam girls/guys to the Hollywood club princess to the bad ass rocker girls. When we design we always just design for ourselves- we design jewelry that we would love to wear!Stylehive: What's your favorite piece from your collection?
Kaila: My favorite piece from the collection is Lip Venom. I love the lip ring- I'm too scared to get one in real life so by wearing the necklace I can live vicariously through it!
Katt: Hmm...my favorite piece would be the Captive... besides the fact that I LOVE LOVE hearts, this piece is interesting because it incorporates mixed media- leather and plastic, layering, and lacing.Stylehive: Describe your personal style in three words.
Kaila: pink, edgy, bright
Katt: crazy, loud, bright Stylehive: Where did the name "Hello Drama" come from?
Kaila: "Hello Drama" actually comes from a song lyric- it's the name of the lead single for our band! For better or worse, it is the story of our lives! Someone's drama always surrounds us and I feel like our designs are very dramatic, cute mixed with dark, nice mixed with badass...Stylehive: Which celebrity would you most want to see in your designs?
Kaila: Gwen Stefani! She is definitely my style icon.
Katt: Cyndi Lauper back in the day!Stylehive: What's next for you?
Kaila: We are designing a new line of pieces all in sterling silver that we are really excited about!!
Katt: Yes! It'll be a bit more mature and forward thinking in design, can't wait!In order to be entered to win a Hello Drama jewelry goodie bag, tell us IN COMMENTS:
Which Hello Drama design is your favorite, and why? You can see (and shop!) them all here. We'll choose THREE winners this Friday. Winners will each receive a two-piece goodie bag, made up of styles from the above photo.Good luck!top row, left to right: label whore (silver), $30. miss poison, $34.
middle row, left to right: hot vinyl, $30. live wire (gold), $22. death note, $24.
bottom row: heart cuffs, $35.