So I had the privilege of interviewing one of the talented ladies behind the famous jewellery brand – Regal Rose, and it was a fun chat. Regal Rose was launched in 2009 by twin sisters Louise and Rebecca Warwick, and they release two collections a year. Their designs are super quirky and creative, and has been spotted on the Xfactor UK, Rita Ora & Ellie Goulding, and in magazines such as Grazia, LOOK, and Cosmopolitan.
This promises to be a good read, so grab a cuppa and get comfy.
Where do you get your inspiration from for your designs?
Up until a few weeks back myself and Louisa were the sole designers for each seasonal collection. Our inspiration for each design comes from a wide range of areas including our favourite childhood films like Alice in Wonderland, Labrynth, Edwards Scissor Hands, Return to Oz and Legend. Nature also plays it’s part in our work; we find inspiration everywhere we go, from the colours and forms of plants and flowers to the tones and shapes of the winter and spring months. We spend a lot of time researching, brain storming and focus heavily on ‘up and coming’ trends, whilst always pushing to stay well ahead in the jewellery design sector. More recently, the design team has grown and we now work very closely with the team.
How do you cope in the competitive fashion industry?
Not to badly! We stay focused on our own business. I think that’s key. After all, we want to lead, not follow. We’re lucky enough to be both
creative and business minded, so we really do enjoy the designing and the competitive nature of the fashion industry.
What advice would you give anyone thinking of setting up a jewellery line?
Work hard and stay focused. Nothing just happens, the more effort you put in the more results you will get (Obvious but so important!). Stay focused and plan your strategy. Stay away from following other brands, make your own print.
Where do you see Regal Rose in 5 years?
Our designs are currently stocked at ASOS, Free People, Urban Outfitters US and Selfridges. We hope to be stocked by many more large retailers in 5 years time. We’re also working on growing our team!
What do you think of the Fashion and Style Police blog?
We think its great! Very informative. There’s always something interesting to read. We feel there’s a underlining ‘realness’ to the blog and is
refreshingly down to earth.
You can see me rocking my first Regal Rose choker necklace below
Well, what do you think? Do you have any Regal Rose piece? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.
Thanks for reading.