Nina Gordon from Flash Jewellery. Image supplied.
Nina Gordon founded her label Flash Jewellery in late 2012 and the brand got its name from the designer’s nickname Flash Gordon. Each piece is designed by the New Zealander in her Byron Bay studio and fans are drawn to her bold and stylish designs that have an 80’s influence. Nina’s beautiful jewellery has been worn by the likes of Lorde, Georgia Nott from Broods and influencer Carmen Hamilton from Chronicles of Her.
We caught up with Nina to find out more about her brand, what inspires her and what you would never catch her wearing!
Tell us about your latest collection?
Our latest collection ‘Haze; is a two-part series. We have the second drop coming this May and it’s aimed to transcend seasons and designed to elevate any outfit or mood.
It’s slightly 80’s which I really enjoy (I’m obsessed with the 80’s era!) and is inspired by the illusory haze of a desert mirage.
What made you become a designer?
I’ve always been really creative and enjoyed making things – My dad owned a car wrecking yard when I was young so I grew up playing with cars and wanting to be a mechanic, this is definitely where my metalwork interest came from. When I was 16-17 I was drawn to jewellery design by my mum, we did night courses together (she also dabbles in making jewellery) and this hobby became a passion and I never looked back.
Gold hoops by Flash Jewellery.
Describe your personal style and how it influences your designs?
I’m a bit of a tomboy and I love wearing really good basics and using accessories to make the outfit – I also love mixing high and low (think sneakers and vintage silk shirts) I think this influences the mixture of designs as I like making things look heavy and statement worthy, but also classic and refined.
What is your all-time favourite purchase?
Oooooo properly this vintage tee I bought in Sydney like 6 years ago – I’ve thrashed it and still wear it to this day. It’s a Sunset Blvd Tee from the 80’s with a gold print on it, best buy ever!
What wardrobe item should everyone invest in?
A good pair of Hoops, these are the best everyday staple and just a classic.
Gold jewellery by Flash Jewellery.
Do you have a style rule you always obey?
No…. I hate rules haha.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I have so many highlights which I am so grateful for – it’s really hard to pick one pivotal one… like, it’s amazing seeing famous people/influencres wear it or seeing it on TV etc. but I get more of a kick out of seeing everyday people wearing and enjoying our jewels.
What can’t you live without?
Oooo probably the whole contents of my handbag… Phone, Headphones, sunglasses, diary etc. haha very practical.
Finish this sentence – You would never catch me wearing…
A maxi dress.