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?
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.
– &Other Stories or I go to vintage fairs – a fave being the Clerkenwell Vintage Fair or Hammersmith.
Polpo or for a taste of magic, Wheelers in Whitsable.
London or New York
Mac Ruby Woo
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
when on holiday -
it takes me to a new place every time
Nathan (her husband) recently introduced me to Cat Le Bon. She’s pretty mezmerising.
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!