STEPHANIE BEARD

STEPHANIE BEARD

@silkedlondon

1. We hear the launch of Silked London is very near ! Can you tell us a little bit more about it and what led you to start it?

After a year in the making SILKED London now available online for pre order and fully launching on March 22nd. SILKED is a womenswear brand specialising in 100% silk that's locally produced in London.
Championing English production and driven by versatility, femininity and sustainable practice SILKED features timeless elevated wardrobe staples taking the modern woman from work to play from occasion to vacation. SILKED was founded upon my own extensive worldwide travel and the difficulties in packing for multiple unknown destinations with different seasons, climates and alternating professional and social occasions.

2. WHO IS AN INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY?

My mum. The strongest and most hard working woman I know. My biggest but most honest supporter. I have big shoes to fill!

3. WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MEAN TO YOU?

International women's day to me represents not only remembering the historical figures who fought and changed women's lives forever but also praising the normal modern day woman and the challenges we still face whether thats personal or professional.

4. THIS YEAR’S THEME FOR IWD IS #CHOOSETOCHALLENGE - WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE?

I choose to challenge the fear of failure for women in Entrepreneurship. Two 3'rd of female entrepreneurs claim This fear of failure is actively holding back women from creating start-ups. Let's take the plunge!

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE FROM MATILDE JEWELLERY AND WHY?

The celestial Ring. I'm a huge believer in astrology and this beautiful piece reminds me of that out of unearthly meaning and magic