Now that Rue Belle’s new collection has arrived online, we wanted to find out a little bit more about the designer behind these delicate and colourful little pieces… So, we found a quiet moment for a quick catch up with Bella Resta, one half of husband-and-wife team behind Rue Belle Designs.
Of all your jewellery creations, do you have a favourite?
A pair of Giant Phalaenopsis Orchid Earrings
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
The Hawaiian Islands are an endless source of inspiration to me… The natural forms and colours are breath-taking. My work is a harmonious blend of Hawaiian beauty and Parisian urban chic.
Love it! And does music inspire you? What have you been listening to recently?
Paulo Conte (an Italian singer – think Mediterannean Jazz and wistful lyrics), indie-rock band Beirut, and Ladytron are three of my current favourites.
Who would you love to see wearing your jewellery?
Absolutely anyone? Serge Gainsbourg and Lili’uokalani would be joint first on my list… We’ve been lucky enough to have celebs like Catherine Zeta Jones and Aiko as customers already though, which is pretty good!
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I was born in the jungle!
Where in the world have you always wanted to visit?
The centre of an orchid…
What would you never be caught dead wearing?
A Rue Belle copy!