Style File: Lucinda Barrett

Style File Lucinda Barrett

Jewellery designer Lucinda Barrett. Image supplied.

Lucinda Barrett‘s eponymous jewellery label reflects her love of tarot and unique hand-made pieces. Lucinda creates her jewellery with the intention of empowering the wearer with positive energy, and together with her daughter Izzy who manages her social media, Lucinda is building an ardent following for her charming pieces.

We caught up with Lucinda to find out more about her brand, what inspires her and what you would never catch her wearing!

Tell us about your latest collection/pieces?
This collection is called The Pentacles. It is a collection of charms inspired by the cards in a tarot deck. My intention is to empower those who wear my jewellery, so each charm has a meaning and a message behind it.

What made you become a designer?
I love to make, I can’t help it, it is something that I have always done. Making people feel powerful or safe or beautiful or joyful through my work makes me feel like I am doing something positive – jewellery is the perfect medium for me at the moment

What inspires you?
Mainly people. Some that I have known for years and others that I have just met, people of history and mythology, and other artists, painters, sculptors and film makers. I also have a passionate interest in tarot which has helped me navigate life. I am always watching out for the magical or serendipitous.

Style File Lucinda Barrett

Earrings from Lucinda Barrett’s collection “The Pentacles”.

Describe your personal style and how it influences your designs?
My personal style is very relaxed, I love vintage clothes and natural fibres. At the moment I’m completely obsessed with contemporary hand-woven fabrics. I love pattern and texture, which you can see in my work with the attention to surface details.

What is your all-⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠time favourite purchase?
Finding something special in a secondhand store is always like finding treasure for me. I was in California last year and picked up a fantastic suede shirt in a vintage store near Joshua Tree. It is like something from an old Western movie but made in France!

What wardrobe item should every woman invest in
I love a special jacket or coat. My own favourite is from Miss Crabb, I’ve had it for three seasons now and it is still my favourite. But anything that makes you happy is worth investing in – a great pair of earrings maybe?

Do you have a style rule you always obey?
Style is such a personal thing. All you need to do is stay true to yourself and only wear what you love.

Style File Lucinda Barrett

Earrings from Lucinda Barrett’s collection “The Pentacles”.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Working with my daughter, Izzy. She has all the skills I don’t have, is an organisational genius and master of social media and together we are a dream team. She also has a great eye so I can discuss my design ideas with her. Two heads are better than one is certainly true for us!

What can’t you live without?
Love. Art. Swimming in the ocean.

Finish this sentence – You would never catch me wearing…
White! I’m too messy and always in my studio!

Images supplied.

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