Influenced by the lives and styles of women we admire, The Look was created to celebrate what the incredible women in our community are thinking, doing, and wearing. Inspired by our Head Designer, Lisa McEachern, this edition of The Look features the idea of breaking fashion rules - including mixing metals! Lisa has been at the forefront of our designs for over eleven years and is an original muse to H&B. She inspires us with her passion for design, as well as, her bold and eclectic personal style.
"I love jewellery for so many reasons; as a wearable form of art and self-expression, for their sentimental value, especially heirlooms."
What interested you in a career in jewellery design?
I started making jewellery at around 10 years old. I have always loved it and from there I started my own business in high school and after it took off I decided to further that knowledge and attend school to learn the art of goldsmithing. The program I took was incredibly art & sculpture focused and encompassed a lot of art history drawing, painting, drafting and gemmology. I love jewellery for so many reasons; as a wearable form of art and self-expression, for their sentimental value, especially heirlooms.
Where do you find inspiration when creating designs?
I am in awe of the natural world and quite fascinated with the patterns and eccentricities that exist and are created by Mother Nature. I love fashion and trends, I also gravitate towards timelessness and look a lot to the past and history of art and design.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is very eclectic and incorporates a lot of old and new. I love history, vintage clothing and accessories especially with modern elements.
"I love fashion and trends, I also gravitate towards timelessness and look a lot to the past and history of art and design."
What do you like most about wearing jewellery chains?
Chains are such a great staple wardrobe item. You can mix and match, dress up or down, wear them on their own or layer for a more statement look. I wear some form of chain every day.
What is your opinion on traditional fashion rules such as not mixing patterns, don’t wear black and navy together, etc.?
I feel like the rules do not apply. I really don’t adhere to any fashion rules. I love an eclectic fashion style and love mixing and matching.
Is it faux pas to mix metal colours in jewellery?
What are your tips for layering jewellery?
I always start at the top with some form of choker whether it’s a choker of gemstones or chain and then layer a few chains with pendants. I love this eclectic look and I love mixing metals.
"I feel compelled to create in some form every day and that’s what makes me feel happiest and most connected to the present moment."
What social causes are you most passionate about, and why?
I am very passionate about natural health and healing as I am studying herbal medicine in my spare time. I am very concerned about sustainability and ways to live more connected and with respect to the planet.
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What makes you feel empowered?
Living my truth. Which is living a life full of creativity, which I feel is a basic human necessity and so many of us have been taught this is a luxury. I feel compelled to create in some form every day and that’s what makes me feel happiest and most connected to the present moment.