My passion for styling whether it be interiors, fashion or events is inspired everyday by the beautiful images I collect and the blogs I read. In particular, I love to follow Australian jewellery designer and entrepreneur, Samantha Wills. Not only is she a very talented designer of stunning jewels and gems, but she has created an incredible brand that is spirited and stylish with a sense of adventure. Her stunning collections have names like The Wanderlust and Paris Nights & New York Mornings…. Inspiration for travel, bohemia and spontaneity. She has just shown a collection of pieces at New York fashion week and recently won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards. Wherever she goes, a certain heart, soul and fabulous sense of style seem to follow.
SW events are a heady mix of sparkle, bold pops of colour, carved wooden treasure chests, bunches of soft blooms, bell jars and mirrored jewel boxes all stacked high and lit by candlelight. More recently I spied a gorgeous vertical garden which contrasted perfectly against her large illuminated light installation. It’s a beautiful and glamorous effect. Her birthday party was a stylish pairing of romantic blooms and edgy skulls, with sparklers to add drama. SW Style on samanthawills.com.au features stories and images to inspire you to create your own stylish soirée. I take inspiration from her event styling and her collections, but also from her daily posts on life’s simple pleasures. Photographs of the sun rising above the ocean, a perfect morning coffee, flowers at the market and soul-soaring affirmations scribbled in notebooks, celebrate the beauty in your everyday. As Samantha says, ‘don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!’
I’m so looking forward to seeing more of her soon-to-be launched stationery collection – the sneaky peek showed beautiful whimsical and ethereal hand-drawn designs. It’s yet another string to this very talented lady’s bow x