She’s got the design cred, a roster of hot clients including Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She’s got the big townhouse flagship in Mayfair — and two industry investors. So what’s next for the diamond jeweler Jessica McCormack?
Growth is on the agenda — but not the runaway variety, and scaling quickly would be impossible anyway: McCormack creates diamond jewelry using Georgian and Victorian techniques in the workshop in the basement of her flagship on London’s Carlos Place. Also, she sees herself as a family jeweler and actually enjoys interacting with her clients, convincing them that diamonds are fit for everyday.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews