Design Stories: Z for Accessorize Lifestyle Gifting

Golden threads and mystical motifs make our Z for Accessorize lifestyle collection even more magical. We go behind the design at our in-house studio in London to find out more about our exciting range of gorgeous gifts.

Here’s your exclusive behind-the-scenes look…


The Inspiration

Designed in London by Zara Simon, exclusively for Accessorize, the Z for Accessorize range is our premium collection of gold-plated jewellery, adding a special something to your accessories wardrobe.

The collection is inspired by magical and mystical motifs, like the sparkling night sky, evil eyes and constellations. Luxe fabrications were used, such as velvet, sliced gem stones, coloured glass and marble.

“Inspired by my love of art and my travels around the world searching for beautiful materials, colours, shapes and symbols, I’ve created this eclectic, mystical homeware collection to be loved and treasured,” said designer, Zara Simon


“The mystical constellations of the clear night skies come alive in the sketched patterns used across the collection, while the inky colours are reflected in the dark velvet textures.”

The Design Process

Every little detail was incredibly important, and all designs were hand drawn first and then hand embellished onto the velvet roll and pouches. 

“The work of Hilma af Klint, the Swedish artist and mystic, has been hugely influential. She was so ahead of her time with her use of colours and shapes – this has inspired me to incorporate agate slices and circles throughout the collection.”

The Collection

As with the Z for Accessories collection, the range of lifestyle gifting pieces make the perfect presents – especially those with a lot of jewellery. Whether it’s a jewellery roll for when they travel, a ceramic jewellery dish for their bedside table or a jewellery box for all of their jewels.

“This timeless collection has been designed to be loved and treasured – for instance, once the candle has burned out, the pot can be used to store your favourite trinkets.”

There are also some limited edition jewels. Think charm necklaces to layer, including hammered zodiac pendant. As well as geometric earrings featuring, blue & green gem stones.