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!