#InHerRings Interview with Rachel Bakewell
Maya Magal x Rachel Bakewell collaboration
Rachel Moon Hair Clip
Rachel Bakewell is a freelance stylist with over 15 years experience working in the fashion Industry. She has worked with a wide variety of magazines including Vogue, The Telegraph, The Guardian, International Harpers, Rika, Violet Book and Unpolished Magazine.
She currently styles poet and actress Greta Bellamacina and has previously styled a number of actresses such as Helena Bonham Carter, Lupita Nyongo, Sophie Turner, Florence Pugh to name a few.
Rachel Ring - MMCollective Collaboration
What was your inspiration behind the collection?
My collection draws inspiration from the moon and its infinite power and beauty. The moon is a feminine symbol and I have always been fascinated by the way its phases represent the rhythm of life. I wanted to create a jewellery range with moonstones that encapsulate the planet’s metaphysical properties; calm, balance and peace, all of which are traits that we need in order to cope with everyday life.
Why did you decide to collaborate with Maya Magal?
I have always loved jewellery and my obsession dates back to childhood; the sentimentality and individualism that it represents has always appealed to me. It was exciting to be asked by Maya to take part in a project last year which saw the launch of the MMCollective Collaboration and I was thrilled that my rings were so well received. Being offered the chance to expand my existing range has allowed me to really bring my personality in to the pieces.
Maya is a joy to work with and I am a huge fan of her simple, geometric and handcrafted designs, it was such a fun process to see our ideas come to life and I can’t wait to see people wearing the collection!
We also caught up with Rachel for a quick fire round...
What was your first job?
Working at a music studio in Richmond for 'The Who’
What was your worst job?
I think I've been really lucky and have enjoyed all the jobs i have worked on and met some amazing people along the way .. …
Describe what you do now in one sentence
I style fashion editorials for Uk and international magazines , Celebrity Dressing and Advertising work
What brings you joy at work?
Seeing all the planning and prep come together to create beautiful images , working with teams I love and people that inspire
Go to work outfit?
White dress / black tights and Carel shoes and gold simple jewellery
Go to jewellery look?
Simple stack rings and coin necklace, always gold
Earrings, Rings, Bracelets or Necklaces?
Gold or Silver?
Favourite pieces from your Ciel Collaboration?
Moon Hair Clip, The Cresent Stacking Ring and the Coin Necklace
What do you love about jewellery?
I love how it can express one's personality and complete an outfit beautifully , how it feels personal and special and adds a sense of intrigue to one's character ...