SOA-jacketCostume designer Kelli Jones could easily be one of the badass biker chicks she dresses on
Sons of Anarchy. (When we meet, she rolls in wearing a
black moto jacket, leather sleeveless top and black denim pants—“My own style has evolved with the show,” she tells me later in our interview). The biker-clad show set in the fictional town of Charming, California, heads into its sixth season this month. Last year, Jones was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award for her work sourcing
leather jackets and accessories from the Los Angeles area—other pieces she designs herself—to outfit the motorcycle-minded cast (from Katey Sagal to Charlie Hunnam, who was just announced to play Christian Grey in the upcoming
Fifty Shades of Grey film). To create their looks, “I’ll either go to Beverly Hills or the everything’s-$5 Armenian store. It’s like patchwork.” Jones says. “And on set, the boys’ outfits are pretty bitchin,’ but the attitude that they all envelop when they get in those clothes, it’s cool to see.”