"Jewellery is not something to wear just because it matches a outfit, but because it has a narrative.. a story that can spark a conversation," (Susannah Fairley).
It is this very quote above that speaks so truly of Susannahs collection and label 'Fairley'. We met up last week to catch up on some long lost years, and to find out more about what each other had been up too. I have to say, the whole time we were pretty much talking about her jewellery and designs, because I am in love! They are truly beautiful, wearable and timeless. Having launched in 2013, she has come a tremendously long way and I am super impressed!
I begged her to send me more information so I could share with you guys as not only are her pieces beautiful, but it is always so interesting to find out more about designers, where they get there inspiration and how they start out in this very competitive industry. So here is what I found out.
Aussie born, Susannah Fairley has always loved accessories and jewellery. Collecting bits and bobs from the age of sixteen, she would then design and create jewellery that she would sell to local boutiques and markets. After gaining greater knowledge from a business marketing degree, Fairley became an accessories buyer for a major Australian chain for six seasons, which finally lead to her launching her own label. She has said that 'style is always fashion,' and focuses on the fact that her collections are not trend driven, but classic pieces that tell a storey and are therefore timeless.
The debut collection draws on influences from Fairley's extensive world travels, taking inspiration from Morocco, the Marrakech night markets, Delhi, Jerusalem, India and the list goes on.
She is extremely passionate about quality and details, hand-picking each gemstone for its individual beauty from places such as Turkey, Brazil and India. Particular pieces such as the Aurelia bangles, earrings and rings are individually hand-hammered to give the pieces authentic Middle-eastern aesthetic, while the Alexa rings have a matte brushed metal finish to give a lush, creamy texture.
Each unique piece in the Fairley collection tells a story and is a direct reflection of the designers vivacious personality, timeless design sense, ability to reinterpret classics and love of history, beauty and exotic locales. Below are some Campaign shots from her debut collection.
If you could like to contact Susannah, her email is as follows firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, to see more, head to her website HERE