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.
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.”
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!”
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.”
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’.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All images in this post © Sesame and Lilly