While living in Sydney 7 years ago I first met the gorgeous Samantha Wills. We worked together in retail and as I got to know Sam I realised her loved of all things fashion and her talent for making jewellery. She started out selling her pieces in the Bondi markets and got a real taste for business here. She soon knew this was what she wanted to do and at 20 years of age set her sights at making her statement jewellery business a brand. In 2004 she unveiled her first collection at Australia Fashion Week and hasn’t looked back since.
She is now based between Sydney and New York, flying around the world researching materials and using her travels as inspiration for her work. Her pieces have been worn by the likes of Eva Mendes, Drew Barrymore, Pink, Kate Hudson and Rihanna, to name but a few, and has appeared in the Sex & The City 2 film.
So why is Sam an inspiration to me? She knew what she wanted, loved what she did and went for it. She is still the beautiful, lovely, down to earth girl she was when I first met her and still stays true to what she believes in. I love following her journey and seeing how her business and work progresses and I am so happy for her and her success. I still have my first pair of Samantha Wills earrings I bought from her stall 🙂 . I really admire strong business women who go after their dreams and Sam is definitely one of them.
Below is a tiny example of some of her pieces but to read more about Sam, follow her blog and see her full range go to http://www.samanthawills.com.au. Be warned though, you’ll want it all and in my opinion every woman should have at least one piece of Samantha Wills in her jewellery box!