Hearkening back to old apothecaries, Curio Noir candles come in handblown glass jars stamped with a wax seal design, which make beautiful vases after the candle’s burned away. The lake-blue Feather My Tears, inspired by the ballet Swan Lake, has fresh notes of orchid and water lily, underpinned by cedar and moss
Te Miri and I first met at my flat in Wellington eight years ago, in the wee hours of the morning. He thought he was visiting a guy’s home with one of my friends, but when I opened the door – in my knickers – he realised ‘Bailey’ was in fact a female.
Tell us about your background and your brand…
My mother, Angela Wickstead, was a made-to-measure fashion designer, so it was always something that was part of my life. I grew up in New Zealand but when I was 14, we moved to Milan, which was the fashion hub of the world. From there, I went on to study fashion design and marketing at Central Saint Martins, and gained industry experience work- ing at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, and American Vogue. After I graduated, I launched my brand as a made-to-measure atelier and opened my first store in Belgravia. By creating a strong clientele base, I was able to develop the brand further and introduced ready-to-wear at London Fashion Week in 2012.