With vacation season fast approaching, there should be more to enjoy in the preparation than to-do lists. And after all, an Insignia Personal Assistant or concierge can take care of a made-to-measure travel experience – so why shouldn’t you commission an equally bespoke piece of jewellery or swimwear to take with you?
Here is our round-up of the artists and designers who can make you the piece of your dreams to enjoy on the holiday of a lifetime.
GEOMETRIC FINE JEWELLERY BY GAELLE KHOURI
After escaping the corporate world and interning at Oscar de la Renta, Gaelle Khouri realised that jewellery was her true passion. While previous collections have taken inspiration from natural, organic forms, her current works are more geometric in design. They’re just as energetic and playful, however – concentric circles inlaid with gems tumble around the hand, wrist, ears or neck of the wearer. Secure yourself a unique piece that glints in the setting sun.
SLEEK SWIMWEAR BY ALEXANDRA MIRO
Made to showcase lean bodies and golden tans, Alexandra Miro’s sophisticated yet strategically revealing swimwear is as confident as the woman who wears it. While her collection of swimsuits, bikinis and resort wear is individual-looking enough to comfortably buy off-the-peg, Alexandra is also available to create bespoke commissions, using her trademark clean lines and graphic shapes to perfectly frame and enhance individual body shapes.
BESPOKE BROWS BY SUZANNE MARTIN
This facial artist is celebrated as the creator of the ‘couture brow’ – the specific eyebrow shape for each individual that magically lifts the face and opens the eyes. After working as a cosmetic artist for Christian Dior, Suzanne moved on to master the art of semi-permanent make up. Ten years on, and she’s offering this unrivalled service to discerning clients from the Lanesborough Club & Spa.
ORGANIC FINE JEWELLERY BY ELHAM AND ISSA
If you’re buying from one of Elham and Issa’s four collections, you can choose from organically shaped blue opals (pictured) above , bold turquoise designs (second from right), starburst precious metals or mosaiced mother-of-pearl and precious stones. Even better, a bespoke session begins with a one-to-one consultation with Elham sketching ideas as you describe them and ends in Issa hand-selecting the gems that will be incorporated into your finished piece.
EXTRAORDINARY LINGERIE BY NICHOLE DE CARLE
Celebrated as a leading British figure in lingerie design, the origins of Nichole de Carle’s company lie in bespoke production – and the innovative application of colour and shape shows to this day in her ready-to-wear pieces. Created with a feminine eye for what genuinely enhances the female form, these pieces will reach a whole new level when designed and tailored for an individual.