I couldn't run my business without the help of some brilliant women who have modelled and shone a little magic on all of my jewellery both in front of and behind the camera - even climbing on the roof of our building overlooking to castle for the perfect shot.
From dancers to teachers, poets to paramedics, they're the ones you see every time you click on my website or scroll through my Insta and they're all amazing in their own right.
I'm a big fan of shooting with female talent, while I run and direct the shoots it's the work of photographers Rhiannon Holland aka @mefusphotography, Diana Oliveira and SJ Webb Photography who capture the magic. More often than not aided by the make up talents of Nikki Louise.
Meet the Models
Choreographer, writer, and director Krystal has spent years dancing for Ballet Cymru around the world and last year her first directed film Daughters of the Sea premiered on BBC4. Find her at https://krystalslowe.com
Celia Jackson is an award-winning senior academic and has lived in Wales for over half her life. She has immersed herself in over five decades of fashion and is also a professional organiser. Her business, Calm + Clarity, launched in 2021 with
the aim of bringing simplicity, clarity and peace to people’s lives and homes.
Liv has hung up her very talented scissors (meaning I had to find a new hairdresser) and is now following her path as a yoga teacher. You'll find her as @livasana_ and teaching at the new Vibes Yoga Bar, Cardiff Bay.
Bristol part-time model Sophie was part way through her training as a paramedic when she did this shoot. She is now fully qualified and works for South Western Ambulance Service alongside modelling and volunteering in an animal rescue centre.
One of Wales' finest talents Lisa Jen is a musician and singer who I first heard singing on Gruff Rhys Candylion tour and now she fronts band 9Bach. She is also an actor, playwright and can be currently seen presenting The Story of Welsh” (Stori'r Iaith) on S4C. Lisa has worn my jewellery since day one when I was selling in pop up markets in Cardiff and kindly modelled all of my jewellery collections over the years, including my first ever millinery hat collection.
Tanicka Fenty is a poet/model/activist residing in Cardiff. Also known as Cupsofte, Tanicka is known for her poetry project "No Drugs Just poems", which saw her leaving poems around the city for people to find. She can also be found on stages in and around Cardiff with the all-female collective "Ladies of Rage".