FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY
Jewellery with Style A year ago jeweller Lilly Hastedt moved her atelier-jewellery boutique from Old Church Street in Chelsea to Notting Hill. The stylish boutique is located in Lonsdale Road, located just off the ever fashionable Westbourne Grove.
ntering a world of chic, you will meet the designer, a highly trained goldsmith and designer with over 20 years experience. Lilly’s jewellery is designed and made by her and her team in London. She creates versatile, sophisticated jewellery which is extremely graceful and classic, but simultaneously has a distinct contemporary edge making it totally à la mode. Lilly’s jewellery is for the woman who wants to add a touch of glamorous style to denim as well as discreetly accentuating haute couture. Her jewels are pure understated chic and are perfectly adaptable to any occasion. A qualified gemologist, Lilly has a particular affinity and expertise in coloured gemstones and diamonds and also has a passion for pearls, which she uses to great effect. Lilly always goes to great lengths to source the most beautiful stones and materials from around the world and her jewels are renowned for their simple shapes and clever detailing. Colour and texture are also much in evidence, the result of her exotic upbringing in Guatemala. Further inspiration for her designs comes from her life experiences, which Lilly successfully blends with her own inherent sense of style, artistry and elegance. Before I begin I need to fall in love with a gemstone. I then imagine how I can use it to create a breathtaking piece of jewellery. I always think ‘If this were a piece I would own, how would I like it to be?’ My design ethic is quite straightforward – I want to create pieces that are simple in shape, clean in design and most importantly, showcase the
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intrinsic beauty of the gemstones. Starting with a quick sketch and maybe a three-dimensional paper shape, I then work on a silver model. If I’m happy with everything, I’ll then create a gold piece. Lilly has a bespoke service where clients can commission a piece of jewellery. She will guide the customer with new or existing gemstones, creating a fabulous piece of jewellery that fits their personality. Lilly Hastedt 3 Lonsdale Road, London W11 2BY www.lillyhastedt.com
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