My headpiece designs are all one-of-a-kind pieces, which makes them extra special. The every-changing range of vintage jewellery and the rethinking of fresh designs is what makes my work so enjoyable. However, there are designs that could have been sold over and over again. These ones have the lovely tendency of cropping up in my inbox as new clients find images of them in on social media, blogs and Pinterest.
This headpiece with its unique mix of Edwardian, Art Deco and mid-twentieth century jewellery is one of these prodigal daughters. Intrinsically lovely as it is, with its soft palette of gold, blue, green and lilac and its interesting range of textures and finishes, its appeal is undoubtedly due in large part to the beautiful styling by Sally Lacock, whose gowns are featured here and the tender treatment given by the photographer, Jeff Cottenden.
Over the last couple of years, I've been lucky enought to have several clients ask for a similar design. The jewellery sourced varies, of course, but its spirit is somehow replicated each time. You can read about one of our more recent commissions based on this headpiece design over in our Stories. Take a look at Claudia's bespoke headpiece - a lovely re-interpretation in delicate shades of pale aquamarine, lilac, smoke grey and topaz. And, somewhat fittingly, Claudia is also wearing a gorgeous Sally Lacock wedding gown.