Jess Hannah Révész, founder of Los Angeles-based jewelry and nail polish line, J. Hannah, has always been known for her timeless designs juxtaposed with minimalistic elegance. Think ethically sourced stones and 100% recycled silver and gold.
Much like the uniqueness of her jewelry, her nail shades are unlike any on the market. Each muted tone is inspired by those “averse” to color. For example, Ghost Ranch is a soft, brick red inspired by the Southwest, while Eames, a rich olive, is a nod to a Lounge Chair designed by Chris Lehrecke for Ralph Pucci.
Naturally, the colors lent to Révész’s latest collaboration with Love Watts, a Black-owned artist platform with a digital curation by founder Jordan Watson. For the launch of J.Hannah’s mini polishes, Révész enlisted Love Watts to curate an edit of images inspired by the J. Hannah palette. Each shade, five total, has a separate post on the J.Hannah Instagram grid with three images inspired by the various hues.
For example, Dune, a sand-like shade, included three visuals, a meditative video by Yuki Kawae’s zen rock garden, a photograph by Margarethe Mather from 1931 of beautiful minimal crafted combs, and artist Loris Cecchini’s Sandscape Series with extruding ripples.
Here, Révész shares how this unique campaign faired, her design point of view, and why J. Hannah likes being hard to define