Local jewellery designer, Zara Taylor, has recently opened her first boutique in Dulwich.
The Zara Taylor Jewellery brand began with Zara’s passion for vintage materials. Her aim is to create quirky pieces that reflect the personality of the wearer. Zara finds inspiration at vintage markets, where she hunts for one-off treasures and trinkets to use in her collections. Each piece is made using high quality, long lasting materials, resulting in a charming and unique feel – like an heirloom.
Launched in 2010, Zara’s quirky, vintage and on-trend designs have quickly become a hit with celebrities like Fearne Cotton, Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, Taylor Swift and Tulisa Contostavlos.
In just over two years Zara Taylor Jewellery has been featured in magazines from ‘Look’ to ‘Vogue’, on fashion blogs like Chiara Ferragni’s ‘The Blonde Salad’ and on TV shows ‘The X Factor’, ‘Made In Chelsea’ and ‘Big Brother’.
Zara Taylor AW 13 Collections bring to life the spirit of the wild woodlands in this quirky range inspired by British birds and beasts. The vintage-style designs are based on countryside flora and fauna, expressing a unique and talismanic charm. Each piece has a fairytale feel, reminiscent of childhood storybooks in which the forest is a place of myth and magic. Collections are available in store now and retail from £15.00 – £60.00
Zara says: “Born and raised in South London, I am half Irish and half Thai. I spent my childhood visiting both Ireland and Thailand and was exposed to a variety of cultures which has inspired my wide ranging collection, although vintage is always the underlying theme. A dreamer at heart, I have magical memories of watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ among other movies and love to evoke those happy memories in my customers. I am a soon-to-be wife to Matthew and a mum to two children – Olivia and Jack, who keep me busy! Designing and making vintage inspired jewellery using the most unusual pieces I can find has always been my passion and taking the leap into starting my own business has been a dream come true. I hope you enjoy my collection!”
Zara Tayior Jewellery, 9 Upland Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 9EE