Our Austin co-manager, Gina, is a woman of many talents. This artist, singer, writer, jewelry designer, and Johnny Was stylist lets her creative light shine through everything she does. We chatted with her about living a creatively fulfilled life and her unique Johnny Was style.

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Boho Drape Cardigan

SHOP GINA'S LOOK: Johnny Was Glory Tunic, Kate Draped Cardigan Coat, Johnny Was Silk Scarf (worn as headband)

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" I was introduced to Johnny Was through teaching music and art to family members and would always admire the clothes that daughter Talia wore to my classes.  When Johnny Was opened at the Grove, I went to work for them on a part time basis and loved the company so much I left my teaching job to work for them full time and then moved into an assistant manager position. I am very thankful to Johnny Was for giving me the opportunity to sell my stretchy ring line in their first three stores Santa Monica Place, The Grove and Fashion Island. Working at Johnny Was, I have been able to meet and become friends with great clients that live all over the world and have worked with a great team of ladies in LA and now in Austin."

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Hand made stretch rings

Gina's self-designed stretch ring line.

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" I am a quite the BIYA fan and collect her embroidered hooded jackets. I recently relocated to Austin, Texas to co-manage the newest Johnny Was store at The Domain Mall, and with temperatures being slightly colder in Texas than in LA, I  layer my  BIYA hoodies to keep me warm. I also love our silk scarves because they can be worn a million ways - braided, as a headband, and even as a dress! They make a unique gift, as well. "

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Ways to wear a scarf

SHOP GINA'S LOOK: Johnny Was Signature Silk Scarves

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"Meeting people, watching the sun rise, selling my jewelry, volunteering, writing, singing on stage, or just hanging out with friends - I am always wearing Johnny Was. Sunsets, color, and clouds are just a few of the things that inspire my artistry.

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Gina wear Johnny Was

Gina looks good and feels great in her Johnny Was while performing on stage and hanging out with loved ones.

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Musician, Vocalist, Dancer, Singer/Songwriter, Performer, Jewelry designer and Writer have been labels used to describe my creative journey. Lump them all together and you have an Artist. Being an Artist by all means hasn't given me a rich life, however, being able to cultivate my inner soul through a song, articulate an emotion through dance, to see my designs draped on someone else's body, and to uplift a heart through one my stories has enriched my life. I didn't wake one day and say I wanted to be an artist, it chose me. There has even been days I've wished for a simpler life and at times tried to walk away but then a spark of inspiration goes off in my head and I'm back to creating again. I am an Artist."

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Gina belts it out in a Biya maxi dress.

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Meet Gina at Johnny Was Austin at The Domain

11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 112
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 832-7972
Mon-Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm