What are you inspired by?
Slim Aarons’ images of 1960s jet set lifestyle, particularly one image called ‘Poolside Gossip’. The combination of angular mid-century architecture against the lilac mountains of Palm Springs, the bright blue pool, whites and yellows bathed in sunshine captures a very manicured apparently pristine lifestyle, but you just know there’s more going on than meets the eye.
What are your design signatures?
Laser-cut geometric shapes, spiked pearls and pointed semi-precious stones with large Swarovski crystals – an industrial, slightly futuristic yet luxurious aesthetic for necklaces, earrings – all my jewellery.
How would you describe the Merle O’Grady woman?
She’s someone who can really make my pieces her own. She’s elegant yet not afraid to make a statement.