Darling Lovely Designers: Sesame and Lilly

Happy Friday everyone. As part of our style and beauty section, I’ve decided to take a look at some of my favourite designers, whether it be shoes, clothes, jewellery or interiors (or all of the above), global high-end fashion designers or fabulous small businesses.

I wanted to kick off with something (and someone) close to my heart. Sesame and Lilly is a brand I’ve followed since day one. Designer and founder, Lucinda, by coincidence, happens to be a friend of mine from before we both started our respective businesses. Since then I have watched Sesame and Lilly grow from Lucinda’s incredible imagination into a hub of much-sought-after one-off antique-inspired pieces.

Lucinda’s whimsical, exciting and vintage/antique-inspired designs, her creative vision and her incredible passion for her work and her life make her the very definition of a Darling Lovely Life girl, I’m very proud to be able to feature her fantastic work in our first Darling Lovely Designer showcase.

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Before launching Sesame and Lilly, Lucinda worked in fashion for ten 10 years as a senior print designer, for prestigious high street labels such as River Island, Miss Selfridge and Topshop.

Lucinda says: “Two years ago, my husband and I made the decision to leave London behind and move back up north to start a family and slow down our general pace of life, compared to the rush of London! I continued my print design career, working on a freelance basis, but I really craved my own creative outlet – so Sesame and Lilly was born.”

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Wild at Heart necklace, £120, Sesame and Lilly

“As a designer, I’m inspired by anything and everything! The trained designer in me can take inspiration from reading a Tim Walker book, the creative in me by simply walking down the street and taking in my surroundings. My greatest love though is vintage, I grew up with a mum who was a antique textile dealer, so our house was always full of precious little treasures!”

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Heartbreaker necklace, £42, Sesame and Lilly

“I find Sesame and Lilly customers are women who want something unique in their home and also to wear, particularly the antique lace jewellery. I always love to hear how clients have been to a party wearing one of our necklaces and received so many compliments, or had somebody comment on a cushion in their home.”

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Lost in a Dream necklace – £98, Sesame and Lilly

“If I had to use just a few words to describe Sesame and Lilly, they would be ‘unique, antique, beaded, and time-forgotten beauty’.”

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Love cushion,£65, Sesame and Lilly

I think we can all agree that we’re lusting after a Sesame and Lilly piece of our own by now! Which designers do you love and who do you want to see showcased in our Darling Lovely Designer features? Email sara@darlinglovelylife.com

All images in this post © Sesame and Lilly

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