Collectors - Linda Ramone
Linda Ramone lives life in technicolor. When we pulled up to her sprawling Sherman Oaks home, the legendary Ramones Ranch, we werent sure what to expect. Wed heard from her friend Beth Yorn of Elisabeth Bell Jewellery that Lindas love of jewellery (well, accessories period) rivalled the best we could ever imagine. While shes a devoted fashion enthusiast, Lindas full-time role is as President of Ramones Productions to preserve the punk legend of The Ramones in honour of her late husband, Johnny Ramone.
Stepping into Lindas home is like a time warp to the swinging 60s: rooms are themed by colour and pay homage to the decades pinnacle cultural moments. Linda and boyfriend J.D. King of The Olms live with one-eyed cat Munchkin and a mind-boggling amount of memorabilia. As we moved through the Nancy Sinatra-inspired living room, the Disney Room, the Elvis room, and even a horror-themed media library, it was clear that every aspect of Lindas life revolves around her love for collecting objects. From taxidermy to thigh-high boots to film posters (a historically significant, world-class collection), her 60s siren style is unabashedly maximalist.
A standout of Lindas lair is her incredible jewellery collection, which hangs boldly around her home. Despite her collections sheer volume, Linda can instantly recall the time, place, and mood of where she acquired each piece. With a penchant for turquoise and silver vintage pieces along with newer costume jewelry from the design houses, Lindas policy is simple and straightforward: if she loves it, shell wear it. -Jenna Fain for The Stone Set
I LOVE JEWELRY BECAUSE I LOVE DRESSING UP.
IF I DONT GET DRESSED UP EVERY DAY, IT WONT BE A FUN DAY".
How could you not want to get dressed up each day?
I wake up in the morning and I love putting on my jewellery with my outfit.
I love Kenneth Jay Lane & Oscar de la Renta. The thing about me is, I wear everything.
When people say, oh, I wouldnt get that because it doesnt go with anything—those are the pieces I buy. Linda Ramone
Photography by Emerald Carroll for The Stone Set