News Courtney McColgan, Founder of Bevel By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 15, 2013 @ 05:28PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Cr Courtesy Bevel After watching a friend spend thousands of dollars trying—and failing—to become a jewelry designer, Courtney McColgan, 30, wondered why a crowd-sharing model like Threadless didn’t exist for jewelry. So in March 2013 she created one herself and launched Bevel, a site that allows users to vote on the pieces of jewelry they want produced. See all Modern Innovators >> How is Bevel helping the fledgling jewelry designer?Courtney: The jewelry industry is kind of weirdly connected and somewhat aristocratic, and you need to know people to get your pieces in magazines or have money to hire a PR firm. So we wanted to make a platform where anyone can submit a design. It doesn’t mean we’re going to produce you, but people will focus on your designs and vote on them. Who is your style muse?Courtney: Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous. I have a ‘70s vibe with some of my clothes, and I die over that coat she wears with the big fur collar. I actually have my mom’s vintage patchwork fur coat, and whenever I wear it at Sundance I literally get stopped for photographs. It’s an amazing piece. I also like Miroslava Duma. You just want to look at her. What item of clothing are you planning on splurging on this season?Courtney: I’ve been following a new designer on Instagram named DylanLex. I haven't seen anything else out there like it. Think heavy metal meets glam, expressed in big bold silhouettes. Her pieces are an investment, but after a year lusting, it’s time to give in. What are your workday and weekend uniforms?Courtney:My workday uniform has a touch of vintage and a splash of sparkle from one of our Bevel designers. I love my frilly cream skirt from a vintage shop in Long Beach, Calif., paired with a mesh white tank and distressed ankle boots. On the weekends, I love being comfy. Nothing is better than a big Vince sweater and some cut-offs. You feel most creative when you're wearing…Courtney: A designer original from Bevel. It's inspiring to see what everyday people can create. I love learning about a designer's story, her inspiration and her influences, and seeing how all that translates into the pieces she creates. —Michelle Hainer See all Modern Innovators >> Plus, Courtney shares her style essentials with us! See her must-haves.