Stalked: Imogen Belfield, Jewellery Designer.
5 February 2014
Imogen, based in London, studied at Sir John Cass School Of Art & Design and graduated in 2008. All of her work is designed and made in the UK. What I loved about her work is that she thinks outside the ‘jewellery’ box and creates wearable sculptures – I’m sure you will agree that they could easily be mistaken for a delicate cluster of rocks, if left on the ground.
Her ‘rockesque’ jewellery has attracted fans such as Georgia May Jagger, Uma Thurman, Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora. Most recently Belfield’s jewellery was specially selected for the latest Ridley Scott movie ‘The Counsellor’ and worn by Cameron Diaz. Not only that, she has been named by Vogue Italia as one if its "VOGUE TALENTS" this season!
It was a true pleasure to meet this Bohemian beauty recently outside the Royal Opera House and if you are still wondering on what to get your loved one on next Friday – look no further!!
What do you do and why do you love your job?
I am a jewellery designer. creating rockesque jewellery sculptures to adorn the body. each piece is carefully made by hand in London.
I love what i do because no two days are the same. there is always an exciting venture and a plethora of new discoveries around every corner. It is a buzzing industry to work in, and the moments with which to be inspired are in abundance.
What are your inspirations?
Travel, new adventures, rocks & minerals. Architecture & natural form combined are my cavanous deviances into inspirational heaven.
What do you think a persons jewellery says about the wearer?
I love how experimental, personal, extrovert & powerful the adornment of jewellery can be. Whether it’s to express your mood, to suggest a feeling of nostalgia or sentiment; it never fails to provoke and cause intrigue from the viewer of the wearer and the emotional connection the wearer has to their jewellery worn. In my view it says a lot.
Where do you shop?
I am sucker for having a rummage in my dear grandma’s attic. Having spent a large portion of her time between America and Portugal, she has an assortment of vintage dresses, lace and beautifully made fancy dress. In the same way sentiment is found in jewellery, I too find this nugget of sheer delight, by the reincarnation of a piece worn and loved by my grandma, a piece that beholds so many stories, so much history. no shop can really match that.
How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic and transient. I can go from wearing doc martin’s and floral dresses one day, to ripped jeans and white t’s another. it is primarily mood driven. Actually, this is has to be another reason I love my job because i am not constrained to corporate dress and can express myself freely, walking into my studio either a tom boy or a glamour puss. Theirs is no limit.
What's on your valentines wish list?
London fashion week at the moment. The 14th Feb I shall be spending at my rock vault exhibition at Somerset house. Technically counting my boyfriend off the hook for any special valentine surprises!
Five items you can't live without?
1. My driving license; the ability to drive, explore and seek adventure at the drop of a hat.
2. Doc martins Darcy boots; so comfy you even bounce when you walk.
3. Ok so something really vain, but i do love a mud mask, especially the one my brother brought back from New Zealand. Super natural spa mud to make your face go ping when it’s feeling tired and abused.
4. A yoga mat; good for stretching, yoga and Pilates. Being tall and willowy boned, a good ol’ daily stretch is essential.
5. Classic items passed down to me by my inspirational and uber stylish aunt. Anything from leather trousers to fuchsia pink silk cardi’s that even wham would be proud of.
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