450 Years

THE ARTIST

The artist sees possibilities for expression everywhere; life is a canvas for creative minds

06 June, 2021

 

From the moment they wake to the moment they fall asleep, and even in their dreams, The Artist’s mind is whirring with creative ideas and ways to express them. From colours and textures to shapes and scents, The Artist fills their life with sensory objects and experiences, to ensure inspiration surrounds them at all times.


MULTI-FACETED

Vintage Oval Blue Sapphire Ring, £19,000, Boodles

The Artist is a multifaceted creature who knows there are more ways than one to look at things. This shimmering showstopper of a ring from Boodles, featuring a sapphire and diamonds set in platinum, is the perfect reminder of the nuances of life, and that there is always a new angle to be found.

 

INTERCONNECTED

Tiffany City HardWear Link Bracelet, £7,300, Tiffany & Co.

This chunky, 18 karat gold bracelet from Tiffany & Co.’s City HardWear collection adds a bold and edgy statement to any outfit, while its decorative links reflect the interconnected nature of The Artist’s world.

 

COLOUR LOVER

Constance Compact Wallet in Tadelakt calfskin, £2,770, Hermès

Colour is just one of many languages The Artist has to play with, and they don’t hesitate to experiment with bold hues and bright clashes. This vibrant red wallet from Hermès is too fabulous to hide away in a bag and makes an eye-catching mini-clutch on travel-light occasions.

 

KEEN EYE

TD639 frames in acetate, from £295, Tom Davies

These clear acetate frames from Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians are an essential part of The Artist’s kit, allowing them to perfect every last detail of their latest work. A touch of rose gold adds an element of glimmer but the real beauty of these glasses is that they make The Artist’s twinkling eyes the main feature.

 

HEIGHTENED SENSES

Vanille Galante Eau De Toilette, £193 for 100ml, Hermès; Ambre Narguilé Eau De Toilette, £193 for 100ml, Hermès

These leather-capped bottles, from the evocative Hermessence collection of fragrances by Hermès, are a stylish addition to any dressing table, and small enough to slip into a handbag. Be it the sweet scent of Vanille Galante or the oriental warmth of Ambre Narguilé, anything that awakens the senses is a source of inspiration to The Artist.

 

UNIQUE STYLE

Multi-Gem Pendant, £2,950, Royal Exchange Jewellers

Anything unique and distinctive is a welcome addition to The Artist’s jewellery collection. This gem-studded pendant from Royal Exchange Jewellers will appeal to their alternative eye with its asymmetrical design and colourful adornments.

 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL

Paloma’s Melody Bangle, £7,950, Tiffany & Co.

Layers and textures are an intrinsic part of The Artist’s sense of perspective, so accessories such as this twisted Tiffany & Co. bangle, crafted from five bands of yellow gold, are an ideal addition to their open and eclectic aesthetic.

 

REFLECTIVE THINKER

Baby Blue Patent Leather Small Concertina Purse, £55, SageBrown

Blue-sky thinking, reflecting on ideas and daydreaming are integral to The Artist’s process, and if all of those facets could be encapsulated in a fashion accessory, it would surely be this baby blue patent leather purse from SageBrown.

 

STARTS WITH A SKETCH

Tiffany 1837 Makers Mechanical Pencil in Sterling Silver, £355, Tiffany & Co.

The Artist never knows when inspiration might strike, so this mechanical pencil from Tiffany & Co. is an essential tool, to be kept on their person at all times. It’s stylish and slimline design makes it easy to slip into a pocket ensuring The Artist will never miss an opportunity to jot down or sketch out an idea as it arises.


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