Sometimes how we look on the outside shapes how we feel on the inside. What we do know however, is that how we look shapes and influences how we are perceived by others. Most people will look at us and make an assessment within the first 12 seconds. So small details can make a big difference. The recent trend towards more delicate smaller pieces continues into spring summer 2018 at Idesign. We are seeing though a return to statement earrings or rings to punctuate and compliment more intricate collections. Large gypsy hoops with multi stone detail or large feather motifs continue to dominate my collection helping balance out my delicate layered necklaces and lariettes. We see more stunning looks with endless options and combinations of unusual hoops and exotic stud collections, as piercings once thought to be the realm of the “alternative” continue to dominate. Soft pastels, hues of greens and greys and of course tried and tested black and white. Stronger colors come through later in the season as we see out darker days and longer nights with bolder expressions of touches of twinkle and glamour pieces. Daisies and leaves decorate necklines and bring a light fresh feel to spring knits. And of course the use of geometric shapes and rich gem stone colours continue in new styles and combinations. The rule of thumb however in putting together any of my breathtaking Idesign looks is simple: asymmetry and mix and match is the way to go. Whether mixing rose yellow and white gold, or pairing time tested motifs like the feather, spike or evil eye, the trick to making the look work is following my only piece of advice: match the piece to your style not your style to the piece. Find a look you love and own it. The rule to follow is- there are no rules. And allow my intricate deisgns in the highest quality materials to bring out the inner diva in you.