Voz Clothing + Art is an ode to dynamic combos: jewelry and art, wood and paint, pattern and color. Jackie Sepulveda draws on her heritage and Southwest surroundings to create bold, modern pieces. Voz combines bright colors with natural wood to outfit a new tribe of design lovers in Southern California and beyond.
Where does the name Voz come from?
Voz means voice in Spanish and when I started out I wanted something that made a statement. The name Voz fits me personally because everything I create definitely has a point of view and a voice.
How do you describe your style?
Voz is all about color combinations and bold patterns. There are no pretensions or lofty goals when I make new things–what you see is what you get–happy, bright, and fun colors. I think that’s why it can appeal to all different types of women. There is no such thing as one size/color/style fits all so that’s why I offer so many choices with color and pattern.
What kind of wood do you use for your bangles and pendants?
All the bangles are made by a small company in Oregon. The necklace pieces come from Etsy artists who use their scraps to make lovely shapes in their second shops. I love that they come from other makers to me, where I put my stamp on it with stain, stencils and paint.
How does your personal heritage influence your work?
I feel like I have a plethora of influences in my life and my heritage definitely comes into play. I like to call myself a nice Southwestern blend in that I am of Mexican, Spanish and Native American ancestry. So I have always been surrounded by bold patterns and colors. I just put my own twist on it to make it Voz.
What inspires your designs?
I am constantly inspired by nothing and everything all at once! I love: art, independent book stores, mom and pop shops, hidden graffiti, underground hip hop, concerts, dance parties, flea markets, thrift stores, Southern California weather, documentaries, political t-shirts, mojitos, Basquiat and days where all you do is dream big.