Designer Jac Vanek started off with a simple idea for one bracelet, and now celebs like Chelsea Kane and Demi Lovato and bands like All Time Low wear her jewelry, and her line is sold online and at Bloomingdale's. J-14 chatted with Jac to find out how she got started in fashion, how she met Chelsea, and what bracelet she would give Justin Bieber!
J-14: How did you get started designing clothes and jewelry?
Jac Vanek: I started out small, with just one bracelet: RUTHLESS. The idea just came to me on a whim while I was in school studying design, so I decided to run with it. I made a few, sent them to some friends and bands, and through word-of-mouth and the Internet, demand began to skyrocket! I've always been really into fashion, sort of to the beat of my own drum. I started sewing and reconstructing my clothes ever since I can remember, so moving into t-shirts and such was a natural progression for me.
J-14: How did you meet Chelsea Kane?
Jac: Chelsea is a very good friend of mine, and I actually met her through our mutual friends in The Summer Set. Last summer, Chels jumped on The Warped Tour with them for about a week in the Midwest. The bands are always busy with playing, signings, meet and greets, and press, so Chelsea hung out at my merch tent so much that we felt like we had a new member of the family!