Mayuri Vara is the creative director and CEO of seductive, haute jewellery brand Vara of London. The now Hong Kong-based designer talks about her penchant for dry-martinis and powerful, trailblazing women.
Café Del Mar or Kisstory!
Fell in love with Monet after seeing Water Lilly at the Louvre Paris – the dreamy colours and flowers are mesmerising and inspirational.
The tranquility of nature in Hong Kong beautiful hiking trails to beaches, chorus of singing birds, yellow butterflies, the vivid blues of the ocean and clouds, shades of green, beautiful flowers. Feeling the cool breeze at the top of the mountain. And searching for cascading water falls.
Trust your instincts, stay true to yourself, live your dream.
Helping out at my father’s doctor’s General Practice.
I gifted a piece of my jewellery – a Bamboo Cuff – for a children’s charity.
Hiking and walking meditation at the Big Buddha.
Anthony de Marco, the Luxury Jewellery writer for Forbes said that “ I occasionally feature the designers who show promise and Mayuri fits the bill.”
One of the many inspirational women trailblazing women.. Coco Chanel, Queen Ranier of Jordan, Michelle Obama, Ruth Baider Ginsburg.
I’m learning Italian.
Walking sparks my creativity. And the many fashion and jewellery bibles I have!
Being featured in Vogue Arabia, and Forbes. Retailing with Harvey Nichols and Kabiri Fine Jewellery Boutique in Marylebone in London, a favourite with celebrities.
Well if it’s a Friday evening then definitely sipping on dry martinis at the China Club in Hong Kong. Its art deco style transports you to the yester years of glamorous old Hong Kong.
‘Diamonds are Forever’ by Shirley Bassey.
Always a One shoulder little black dress.