As Christmas is fast approaching, we caught up with some of our friends and Claudia Bradby icons to ask them what their Christmas traditions are, what they are looking forward to, and of course what beautiful pearl jewellery gifts they would like to find under the tree.
We are incredibly lucky to be supported by many inspiring and substantive women. This year, for us, has been all about our connections, both new and old, and how nourishing, and vital they are in their own unique ways. Thank you everyone and here’s to a positive 2021.
Nikki – @midlifechic – Double Gravity Pearl Hoop Earrings
We love our friend Nikki from @midlifechic for her brilliantly insightful, thoughtful and smart blog. She manages to edit current trends into manageable and wearable solutions and is incredibly generous in her support of small business. We find her very inspiring.
Nikki has already chosen her gift and here she is wearing our Double Gravity Pearl Hoops along with a gorgeous Hope knitwear. Nikki was kind enough to share her thoughts on this challenging year with us:
“I feel hopeful that before too long a more normal life will resume. However I, for one, will be taking some of the lessons of 2020 with me. If it’s taught us all to appreciate the freedoms we have and the people and things that really matter, then it won’t have turned out to be as bad as it perhaps felt when we were living through it.”
Thank you, Nikki! For all your generosity, time, and thoughtful advice.
Rachel Fanconi – Stylist to the Stars – Starburst Studs & Sun and Moon Hoops
Rachel Fanconi is our good friend and stylist to many inspiring women, including CB Icons Dame Helen Mirren and Dawn French. Rachel is the epitome of women supporting women. She is so generous with her support and thoughtfulness, and is, of course, our go to for styling advice. Here she has kindly shared her Christmas style tips and wishes this year:
“Christmas fashion 2020 for me will be all about the little touches that elevate the ordinary,” says Rachel.
“The pearl earrings in Claudia’s new Power Within Collection can be mixed and matched to create a cool curated ear. This look works with a subtle sparkle for Christmas lunch or a cosy grey cashmere layered look for garden get-togethers and family walks. This collection is perfect worn together – I would style the Starburst Pearl Studs Earrings with the Sun and Moon Pearl Hoops for the perfect modern curated ear look.”
Thank you Rachel! We know what to send you this year.
Monique – People Magazine – The World is Your Oyster
Correspondent for People Magazine and CB friend Monique Jessen is known for her brilliant reporting love for all things stylish. Telling us what she’s most looking forward to and all about her Christmas wish list she says:
“I’m looking forward to next year more than any other as 2020 has not really been the best for anyone! Let’s hope we can fill our diaries with fun things and most importantly, seeing loved ones again.
“The World is Your Oyster Necklace is definitely on my wish list. I think its incredibly pretty and poignant for this year especially. I think we all need little moments of inspiration now more than ever and this necklace offers that in the most elegant way. It also looks like it’s soothing to touch and would be an excellent addition to my collection of fiddle jewellery!”
Tracey has been a good friend of ours and always lifts our spirits with her light-hearted blog The Naughty Forty Diaries. Telling us what she plans to wear for Christmas Day this year she says:
“I will no doubt be wearing my favourite black maxi dress from Onjenu. It ticks all the boxes. It is dressy, has pockets, but is roomy enough to allow me to eat loads of food and feel comfortable! Accessory wise I shall be wearing my Claudia Bradby Mother and Child Necklace alongside my Pearl Choker and matching Bracelet. Worn together it makes me feel lady like , sassy AND will hopefully distract from my reindeer ears that I’m sure I’ll be donning at some point during the day!”
“This year I am really looking forward to making the house feel as warm and welcoming as possible. Christmas decorations are not my strong point, but we have gathered quite a few over the years. It is always wonderful to get the box down from the attic and remember all our family traditions from homemade stars when the kids were younger to my favourite the larger paper concertina balls we hang from the stairs.
“I am looking forward to dressing up on Christmas Day, and wearing the new Power Within Crescent Moon Hoops (actually the name was suggested by my eldest son). I love the crescent moon shape and the simple sunburst at the back; it gives me hope and I feel the power invested in them – along with the Sunburst Pendant worn short with the Sunshard Pearl Necklace layered below. I have a gorgeous silk pussy bow shirt in dusky pink which I will wear with my favourite leather leggings from Coster – which were my Christmas present last year from our wonderful local boutique Sass & Edge. I think I’ll wear flats…will we ever wear heels again?!
“Thank you for all your support this year, to us as a small business it means so much. So I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas with the parts of your family you are able to see.”
Claudia x x