Charming, adventurous, authentic & stylish, the LILY BLANCHE Collection is designed to surprise & delight.
Based in my studio in Stirling, I have taken inspiration from my grandmother: Lily Blanche Sheridan, a descendant of The School For Scandal playwright, Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Born in 1903, Lily Blanche lived an extraordinary life – travelling thousands of miles with her four small children, bringing them up in India in the last days of the Raj, and witnessing the rise of Gandhi.
Returning to Britain, her home took a direct hit in the blitz and she relocated to Scotland where she fell in love with the landscape. In her later years, she lived in a picturesque whitewashed croft on the beautiful, windswept Hebridean Island of Skye.
Lily Blanche was a fantastic cook and a highly creative person who embroidered, sewed, knitted and cooked to a professional level. She was influential in encouraging my creativity. I have fond childhood memories of rummaging through her jewellery and finding beautiful and exotic pieces.