I love a success story in fashion, especially when it concerns talent grown close to home. And that tag certainly fits Harborne based Carla Wilcox and her blooming jewellery brand Lala Rocks.
LaLa Rocks is all about the wrist. Carla sources a range of beautiful stones and precious metals that she uses to create unique and totally stunning bracelets. Top my new season wish list is the stunning ‘ultimate gold’ bracelet, made up of nine carat gold beads set off with a cute skull-cut dyed howlite stone.
Other designs use onyx, hematite, sparkle rock crystal, lapis, turquoise and rose quartz, to create bracelets that are beloved of both men and women. They are totally wearable and can match any outfit, and with prices start from just £55, they are also an affordable treat that will become a much treasured item you will be able to wear forever.
And now for the exciting news. LaLa Rocks is now stocked by Harvey Nichols, Birmingham. Harvey Nichols are well-known for their patronage of up and coming designers, and so it was obvious that they would be interested in a collection like Carla’s. Kevin Breese, general manager of Harvey Nichols Birmingham, says: “We have been so impressed by what Carla has created in such a short space of time. We can really see her collections appealing to both our male and female customers.”
I adore LaLa Rocks. Handmade, unique, with attention to detail that can be rare in this era of mass production, I think Carla’s bracelets are something truly special.