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Meet Contessina London

Samanta Bullock is glad to announce that we will be collaborating in the near future with London-based brand Contessina. After 2 years of friendship, fun photoshoots, we thought it was the right time to join forces and make a positive change in inclusive fashion. 

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Contessina London

The high-end brand creates products with a modern design while basing their process on traditional craftsmanship, achieving a special and elegant finish. Feminine and boho-chic, the items are easily statement pieces, ideal to dress up every outfit. Also art inspired, the brand collaborated with various independent artists on collections for the brand as well as for museum boutiques. They designed costumes for performance arts too.
In a quest for quality, they embrace traditional skills with handmade pieces, crafted by struggling independent artisans, mostly in Greek family-owned studios. Their production is one of big importance for the local communities.

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 Clara is a multi product fashion designer with 20 years of professional experience. She has studied Fashion Design & Marketing, Costume design, Human Centred Design, Art History, Interior design and French Literature. Her collections can be found online, in selective boutiques in the UK and abroad, Museum Art shops and Art galleries. She has also designed jewellery for Opera North.

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Contessina London

The brands’ values align perfectly with Samanta Bullock’s, focusing on issues like inclusivity and sustainability while keeping a high level of aesthetics. Contessina aims to create a positive impact with a meaningful shopping experience. They place social and environmental awareness at the core of the brand.

“Inclusion” for us is about consciousness, ethics, sustainability, integration, collaboration and Human Centred Design.

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Contessina London

Clara met Samanta at a popup event in London in 2016. There was instinctively a mutual fondness and connection with her.

Consequently, she modelled for Contessina London very first photoshoot in Hyde Park and has been a close friend to the brand ever since. 


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Contessina London – Get Fascinated about their Jewellery

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Contessina London

Right now, you’re probably aware that I am working with brands that have the same way of thinking as me. We are trying to become more inclusive, sustainable, organic and mainly I would say more real and authentic.

I do not work with any brand. I like to know a little about them, what is their purpose etc.
Contessina London is one of the brands that for me ticks all the boxes. I love jewellery, mainly sparkly ones. Who doesn’t like to shine? Her pieces are all handmade in Greece where she is from and her family still works there. They are expanding from Contessina Athens to Contessina London right now. I can see a bright future for this brand. It is so beautiful, graceful and chic.

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Contessina London

They have just launched their new website: https://contessinalondon.com

As they say ‘EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS, INCLUSIVE PHILOSOPHY’
I had the honour to work with them and happy to promote the brand.  Check them out and you will find a lot more information and how they make the jewellery, their thoughts etc.

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Contessina London
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The only thing I can say is, I am so happy to work as a model and influencer bring up the brands I really believe in and bring to the designers the importance of diversity in fashion. It is a win-win situation.

Love Sam

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Contessina London