“She has the mindset of a Queen and the heart of a warrior. She is everything all at once and too much for anyone who doesn’t deserve her. She is you.”
- H. Sin
Hi there! I’m so excited to be writing to you after a sparkle-packed summer of incredible brides, top secret commissions (if you haven’t already, you have to see the Tilly Thomas Lux leafy bespoke beauty that the gorgeous Millie Mackintosh wore for her marriage to Hugo Taylor) and...you guessed it...the hours of dreaming, designing and stone-setting that go into making up my newest collection: Cleopatra.
These designs draw on some of my greatest and most powerful influences, featuring bold geometric shapes, the free-flying birds of my childhood and they pay homage to one of my all time favourite queens, the mighty Cleopatra.
In collaboration with some of my amazing industry friends, I packed my sparkly little bags (ok, I admit, they were full-to-bursting!) and headed to Ibiza to shoot these pieces, a place that has long inspired and beguiled me. Against the glittering cerulean waters, soft white sand and endless skies, I saw my designs come to life - and do you know what? It felt a little bit magical.
Egyptian mythology and symbolism was my starting point for a number of these pieces; the avian Shu hair clips are resplendent with the pure joy of flight, inspired by the ancient Egyptian god of light and air.
The collection features two pairs of statement earrings – Ra, named in an ode to the Sun God, and Tuya which means “ray of light”, both of which shine beautifully in the sun.
The Nofret crown is truly fit for a goddess and there are also matching hair clips available. I adore Hathor arm cuffs which can be worn just as easily with a summer frock or a gorgeous wedding dress.
The statement Nefertiti crown is an ode to the powerful Egyptian queen, mysterious and immensely strong, while the striking Cleopatra is the glorious crowing jewel of the collection - regal, beautiful and commanding. The geometric shapes are echoed in super wearable shimmering hair pieces and glistening necklaces.
This collection honours women, as all my pieces do in some way, shape or form - the powerful, the gentle, the daring and the beautiful. As I was designing I realised that this collection is also rooted in strength, in resolution, steadfastness and in feminine power. I hope you love it as much as I do.
With love and sparkles,