Reclining in the opulent, silk-covered surrounds that adorned the life of her muse Madame de Pompadour, Rosie Sanders admits that she lives and breathes her neoclassical couture calling card.
Always willing to immerse herself in the world of Louis XV’s ‘bad genius’ chief mistress, Rosie designs pieces that wouldn’t look out of place in The Wallace Collection museum – which is a good thing considering they are now a stockist of her designs.
Describing her customers as “urban dames of distinction”, Rosie has introduced rainbow moonstones and blue topaz to her new Kaleidoscope collection, admitting: “I’ve definitely got a thing for rings so I’d also like to create a range of fine cocktail rings and develop a bridal and wedding range.”
But for an excited Rosie, the biggest highlight of the past 12 months has been bagging the British Jewellers’ Association’s Cocktail Rings on the Catwalk award, closely followed by a stint as an IJL KickStarter and discovering her designs on a plethora of famous celebrities.
With her designer-maker role firmly cemented, Rosie is now in-training to become a salesperson, retailer, administrator, marketer, financier and strategist in order to take her business global.
“It’s important to help all my stockists to sell the collections, which are so rich in their inspiration and aesthetic, so I’ve developed new POS materials that will be available soon,” she comments.
In the coming months, fans are asked to keep their eyes peeled for a limited-edition enamel range inspired by the hues of 18th century Sevres porcelain, whose makers named a colour ‘Rose Pompadour’ after the illustrious Madame herself.
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