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Noor Fares

The London-based jewelry designer who stockpiles Prada velvet heels and Charlotte Olympia box clutches.

By: Noah Lehava
Styling: Noah Lehava
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

The experience when entering jewelry designer Noor Fares’s London home upon a whirlwind visit to the UK is what can only be described as colorful. Not in a haphazard splatter of rainbow hues king of way, but more so in a thoughtful approach: like matching red velvet couches with life-sized stuffed leopards, cacti objects, and brass palm trees. Yes, it is possible. She's found the balance between the right amount of whimsy and polished (but not fussy) elegance. Just look at Fares' own designs—agate and ebony carved feather earrings and multicolored gemstones set to represent the different chakras—and it’s easy to see that sort of fine balance extends through to every aspect of her life.

Which brings us to her closet. Picture this: a walk-in taking up a cool third of her top floor, stocked with impeccably organized Gucci gowns, Dolce & Gabbana silk jammies, and shelves of Stubbs & Wootton embroidered loafers. But that’s not all; she has an additional floor-to-ceiling wardrobe at the foot of her bed as a library for her Charlotte Olympia box clutches and her cache of the same Prada platform heels in navy, black, and gold. Let’s just say it wasn’t long before we were pulling out her Valentino zodiac dress and draping it on her Lucas Missoni Moon wall and placing her latest collection on rainbow ceramics. If this isn’t what you’d dream up a visit to London would entail, we don’t know what is.

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