PLUM DILLY'S STORY
When Jocelyn was expecting her son, she was on the hunt for products that suited her unique style. In her search for a teething necklace, she discovered that what she was hoping for didn't exist. With her background in fashion design, Jocelyn set out to create and develop her own teething necklace, one that could be worn with or without a child. With that, Plum Dilly was born. Jocelyn's a believer that utility doesn’t mean unfashionable, and has instilled that value into her expanding line of products.
Jocelyn opening her very first production order of teething necklaces
This one woman show started learning her craft at a young age from a long list of influential artists in her life; seamstress grandmas, carpenter grandpas, designer dads, fashionable mom and incredibly talented sister to mention a few! This was accompanied by attending her beloved public elementary school which serendipitously happened to be a magnet school for the arts. With weekly studio arts, coupled with after school programs, her artistic knowledge continued to grow. Captivated by creating, additional multi-medium art classes continued through middle school, plus art center programs such as figure drawing at a local art center. Later, in high-school as Jocelyn developed clarity into her career path, she landed internships in NYC fashion houses like Tommy Hilfiger and Nanette Lepore alongside chosen art classes in my schedule to learn and practice new skills like ceramics.
Later she would be accepted into the Fashion program at Marist College where she studied apparel design which also afforded Jocelyn the opportunity to study abroad at the London College of Fashion where she completed training in millinery and handbag design. Shortly after graduating, she continued to develop additional artistries and skill sets in design positions with various accessories brands traveling abroad to hands on create and design extensive handbag collections. By establishing herself as a designer effective at efficiently producing large lines of product, Jocelyn had long reached the senior ranks of corporate design by the age of 30. At the time she had recently become a mother, resulting in a hiatus from demands of the corporate scene. Which brings us to now where she continues to learn every day by exploring new materials, mediums and graphic programs all while practicing the original craft of design.