The NKB London customer is not buying into athleisure, but rather bespoke jewellery, yes even in lockdown.

In a recent zoom interview with Naki Kaddu founder of NKB London. she showed me previews of who bespoke orders that have personal meaning for her customers.

Some clients never stop dressing up.

Selling on her website her bespoke business has grown.

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Necklace Gaea after the Greek Earth Goddess

Buying For Loved Ones

As the months have gone by and most of us won’t see our loved ones until 2021. Personal gifting from NKB London is a gesture of holding dear to one’s wrist, ears or neck during this pandemic.

Jewellery has that power. In the past, the fear of choosing an accessory for a loved that they may not like. Thanks to  Covid 19, will not be an issue as we are more gracious in getting a thoughtful one of piece gift.

We treasure the person’s thoughtfulness as opposed to the gift itself.

Ethereal Gifts

Naki came to visit me in Florence. We showcased her collection way back in July before the fashion weeks started. It comes to no surprise the confirmation of ethereal vibe now.

I certainly noticed during the Italian and London fashion weeks in the last few days. That everything natural and ethereal is a massive trend during Covid 19.

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The simple reason is ethereal jewellery has that power and personal power that touches the depth of one’s soul.

AlFresco Dressing Up

I am staying at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini a luxury estate full of Tuscan Italian history. The Al Fresco way is the only way when it comes to fine everyday dining.

Al Fresco dining at fattoria Mansi Bernardini

Ethereal Bespoke Necklace

This is me dressing up at home wearing NKB bespoke necklace made for me. Naki used her final stones and created for me what she felt resonated with my soul right now.

If you are unsure trust the artist and play.

Necklace Gaea after the Greek Earth Goddess

These necklace stones are as follows.

  • Coral: A symbol of modesty, wisdom, happiness and immortality.
  • Labradorite wands: The earth stone known as a stone of transformation, enhancing the strength of will and inner worth.
(The gemstone labradorite is said to stimulate the throat chakra).


It is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. It is said to protect against negativity, connecting you to your higher self

coral discs, green labradorite wands and a raw quartz focal stone. Hung on gold plated chain. NKB London necklace 2020

Every day I am surrounded by everything green and red. The table I work on is a whopping 4m in length of purely natural marble stone. I absolutely love it.

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All made by hand one-off pieces from the land to the artist to be creative and do what they will.

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In this world, we live we all have no idea where and when it will end. I live each day as it comes. My sanity is working with creative friends who can place their healing collections on me and others.

2021 Trends To Watch For

Whether its an examination of the 1750 eruption of Vesuvius and the political and artistic shadows it cast for decades after. The parallels with today have struck a chord as did the clothes of the late C18th for designers. As the final season of The Crown on Netflix screens.

Styles like Empire lines, muslins, C18th brocades, military bows, cropped Spencer jackets will be on sale. And the timeless languid pearl jewellery and a pearl-encrusted trouser suit, each sewn on by hand will be worn during the lockdown as a homewear accessory. Gracie Opulanza 2020

It is a time for creativity and plays here in Italy. Me running around dressing up on the estate. Wearing a silk skirt made out of a pillowcase.

Dreamy But Pragmatic

“Designers are working from their spare room during lockdown.  Of course  the biggest challenge for designers are practicalities,” of clothing worn inside.

I like wearing Caretti clogs all handmade in Italy.

Caretti Clog lemon tree

During this lockdown beautiful clothes and accessories, must be worn.

I am wearing a cotton lace shirt as it makes me feel posh. Wearing quality fashion is good for our world. Gracie Opulanza 2020

Friends For Mental Health

Me in Lucca with lady orange mate. We are enjoying precious outdoor time. As friendship is the only mental health therapy that will get us through Covid-19

This NKB London natural stone necklace works with any type of clothing. The stones feel like nature on my neck.

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