Travel plays a big role. I am always inspired by the colours, textures and designs I come across, particularly in Asia. I also get motivated by accessorising my everyday outfits. I like to sample ideas on myself and see what sort of feedback I get off people. We also like to ask our customers what they want and try to cater to that too.
What do you have in store for Sancerre?
2010 is going to see SanCerre release a clothing line to complement our existing accessories. It is a line of mix and match pieces so each customer can create their own look, consisting mainly of basics with a twist that are designed to be layered and a few fashion pieces. We have chosen to avoid trends, so each piece will be able to be worn season after season. It encompasses a lifestyle really, proving that style and comfort are perfect partners. It will be easy to wear and care for and affordable.
We are also going to expand our jewellery lines with a strong focus on sterling silver. Stay tuned!
I particularly love tribal (100% silver) and sterling silver as it requires little to no maintenance and just wears and wears- you put it on and don't have to worry about it. These materials are going to play a big part in upcoming lines. I also love the gift giving aspect of our jewellery. A gift can be personalised, catering to an individual's needs and taste by choosing a specific medallion or charm eg. Love, health, friendship or guardian angel, making it a gift with meaning, so there is going to be a strong focus on pieces that carry significance and are not just aesthetically pleasing.
How would you describe the current trend in jewellery?
In Australia we seem to be dabbling on both sides of the spectrum. Big bright chunky materials/jewels on robe or chain contrasted with super fine pieces with delicate trimmings. We will always have the traditionalist especially in Melbourne who love the classic pieces from the likes of Tiffany's.
Who do you have in mind when you are designing your jewellery?
We like to keep the consumer in mind. We therefore focus on quality, affordability and individuality. We like our pieces to be worn with ease and versatility to suit any outfit or occasion, with age no barrier.
What tip would you give for when girls are picking jewellery pieces to wear?