30 May 2014

Breakfast With Jessica De Lotz

After her successful collaboration with Houndworthy and with some pretty exciting things on the go - one of them involving our very own Louniverse - I wanted to have a catch-up with the jewellery magician in her whimsical treasure trove of a studio in Clerkenwell. We talked about style, jewellery (of course) and she gave me her favourite addresses.

You wear a lot of prints and colours - do you have a recipe when it comes to getting dressed?
I wish I could say that I was so formulaic! My style is quite playful and colourful. A mix of old and new - like my jewellery designs I guess. I like to invest in a few really good quality items per year ​and as well as being a dedicated thrifter, I try to keep my ears pricked for sample sales. I have quite an array of fun DVF goodies.

Do you have a "uniform" of sorts?

I always wear my Kooples suede biker jacket and Whistles burgundy Portland rucksack. Then around that, everything changes. I like dressing up, be it for work or play so I always keep a pair of heels in ​my workshop to spruce up my outfit by night.
Current favourite pieces from your wardrobe?
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​You can't go wrong with a beautiful white shirt so at the moment, I love​ my CC41 one. I have several CC41 items and love their 1940's fit and all the small details. This shirt has beautiful centre pleats. I recently bought a pineapple print Adidas jacket from their recent Farm collab. It's kinda dressing down for me but I love the clashing colours. My current fave at the moment is a 1970's silk shirt. The butterflies are all hand-painted. 

How do you decide on jewellery to wear? Do you always wear the same or switch things around?

​I generally wear the same but then switch things around - like everyone I go through phases. I always wear my handcuff & 'Red Relished Apple' necklace, mini gold initial 'N' necklace and my Key Hoops. One of the treats about being a designer is also being friends with talented jewellers so whenever I get the chance at show, I sort out some hard core swapsies so my jewellery collection at home is pretty extensive now so dressing up is always fun. 

Your Favourite:

 - &Other Stories or I go to vintage fairs  - a fave being the Clerkenwell Vintage Fair or Hammersmith.
Restaurant - 
​ Polpo or for a taste of magic, Wheelers in Whitsable.​

Designer - 
 ​ Charlotte Olympia.

Animal - 
​ Cat​

City -
 ​ London or New York

Lipstick -
​ Mac Ruby Woo​


Reading -
​ I'm away right now so I've had to keep books quite light weight. I've brought with me
 several Albert Camus novels
I always re-read 
 Petit Prince
 ​when on holiday -​
 ​it takes me to a new place every time
Listening -
​ Nathan (her husband) recently introduced me to Cat Le Bon. She's pretty mezmerising.​
Watching -
​ Lots of Mad Men and I've finally got into Twin Peaks - 20 years too late. Last film I saw was, 'Under the Skin' which I would totally recommend. It was beautifully shot.
​ - Black leather shorts, Kooples shirt and DvF knee high 60's style boots​.
Crushing on -
​ I kinda like Nathan a lot right now!

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