Spotlight on a designer: Kelly Weinberger of WorldFinds

28 February, 2018

Spotlight on a designer: Kelly Weinberger of WorldFinds

Describe your jewellery aesthetic to us.

Slightly schizophrenic! We design colourful repurposed textile jewellery that empowers a women's cooperative in India to rise above poverty. We also design a handcrafted metallic jewellery collection that provides work to a second group of artisans in need. I have favourites from both collections depending on mood!

 

What inspired your last design? 

Our travels to India always impact our collections, coupled with either a vintage or modern aesthetic. 

 

Who is your style icon? 

Diana Rigg in The Avengers. My style crush would be Sienna Miller – she can do mod and boho and it all comes together fabulously.

 

What’s your favourite place to go on holiday? 

I love exploring places like Turkey and Morocco.

 

What’s your favourite concert of all time

Roxy Music at Radio City Music Hall in NYC in 2001; I was too young to see them during their original tenure so was excited to catch them the second time around. They were rather unknown in the States, so it was amazing to see so many other ardent fans.

 

What’s your favourite film of all time? 

The English Patient.

 

What’s your favourite drink? 

Dirty Martini.

 

What’s your desert island dinner? 

A sushi appetizer with a great Indian curry entrée. Sweet mangoes for dessert.

 

Where’s your perfect place to shop? 

Hunting for treasures in independent shops on NY’s Lower East Side