Hi Rachel, can you tell us a little about yourself and why you set up The Wearer?
I've always been a little obsessed with jewellery. Costume jewellery was my passion and I specialised in buying jewellery and accessories for High St brands for about 15 years. I loved my job and I was very lucky that my role was always a very creative one, but I became pretty disillusioned by the world of fast fashion and after a round of redundancies I took it as an opportunity to create something for myself and hopefully support talented, local crafts people in the process.
We’re tucked away in Islington on Charlton Place, part of Camden Passage Its an atmospheric pedestrianised area that feels like stumbling on a secret street. It used to be famous for its antiques shops and markets which still happen on a smaller scale, but is now home to some fabulous independent shops and cafes. Definitely worth a visit!
I’m very excited about all the pieces from OWME! My personal favourite is the Konstantin. I wear so much black anyway and lockdown has made me really lazy with getting dressed up (I know I’m not alone) but the red cord really pops and its so easy to chuck on for an instant style update. And frankly it just makes me smile! Maybe I’ll treat myself :)
Camden Passage is full shops and cafes that I love. In-Residence is great for unique interiors pieces, Paul A Young makes the most amazing chocolate for when you really need a treat (I eat WAY too many of their chocolate smothered brownie bites), fabulous high end vintage fashion at Dear Prudence and for coffee and Sachertore I recommend Kipferl, an atmospheric Austrian cafe.
I’m sneaking off to the middle of nowhere with my partner for a few days straight after the xmas chaos finishes. It's going to be super low key. I have BIG plans for 2021….we all do!!