Designer Spotlight: Simona Brunozzi Moro and Steffanie Brown of Laviandbelle

24 June, 2019

Designer Spotlight: Simona Brunozzi Moro and Steffanie Brown of Laviandbelle

Where do you find inspiration? 

Simona: Travelling... and from any interesting item on my journey - I designed a luggage charm on a train to Dulwich, attracted and inspired by some antique luggage.

Steffanie: In Morocco and India.

What is your “go to” piece of jewellery at the moment?

Simona: Multistar necklace.

Steffanie: Our London multistar necklace!

Do you have a morning / evening ritual?

Simona: A soya cappuccino and I check my phone to see if we received orders from Australia.

Steffanie: I have two coffees and skim through two newspapers - the Times and the Herald Tribune.

What is your earliest jewellery memory?

Simona: My grandma's pearl double string necklace - my eight cousins and I now all have pearl earrings and charms, in different designs, so our grandma is always with us.

Steffanie: I used to make pins out of Fimo (clay) when I was 10 years old. I still have a few!

Do you have a favourite quote or saying?

Simona: "La vie est belle... Laviandbelle."

Steffanie: "Carpe diem."

What is your idea of “a perfect Sunday”?

Simona: A big gathering with all my family for lunch in the countryside (I am Italian!).

Steffanie: Reading the newspaper beside our fireplace with a cup of tea.

Which country is next on your bucket list?

Simona: I went to a trade show in Holland and now I want to visit all the little villages with my teenagers.

Steffanie: Japan.

What is your favourite food?

Simona: Again sorry I am Italian... Mediterranean fresh food.

Steffanie: Caprese salad.