Sparkle Talk: ANNA CORONEO
STAR SIGN Aries
Today I am so excited to introduce you to designer and artist Anna Coroneo. I was lucky enough to steal some time from my recent sparkle crush to talk about her journey and what sparkles up her world.
The first time I stumbled across her designs they instantly made me feel ‘oh SO happy’ and ready to dance through the streets. Her designs are playful, yet bold and intense, and definitely captivating. I’m in love with everything from her gorgeous print silk scarves to her sexy stationary. Born in beautiful Sydney, Australia, the designer spends most of her time between London and New York these days. Of course one happy place we already share — the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.
(When, how, why did you get the idea for your business ANNA CORONEO — did you always want to be an artist?)
As a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother, Mary Souris, who was an incredibly talented dress-maker. She introduced me to fashion and taught me all about fabrics and sewing from a very young age. She is turning ninety this year and we still love to discuss fashion, fabrics, trends and ideas together.
I had always wanted to have my own business and I started first selling my designs at the bondi beach sunday markets, when I was eighteen.
You divide your time between London and NYC, how often do you travel back and forth and how do you make it work?
I’m in New York and London each month. I’m fortunate to keep homes and offices in both cities and I have a wonderful team and an encouraging family.
(What motivates you)
Our lovely customers, my beautiful new boutique in London, my wonderful staff, my family and the talented buyers and stylists/editors with whom I enjoy working closely.
I also endeavor to create prints that are timeless and treasured.
(nothing makes me shine brighter than)
Laughing with my husband!
(thoughts on success)
Original ideas, confidence, hard work, persistance, passion, compassion, commitment and always being true to one’s self, I feel are imperative elements to being successful.
I also think that it’s important to strike a balance between art and commerce – to pay attention to detail and quality whilst being flexible, intuitive, resourceful, forward thinking, strategic and pragmatic.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou
(favourite kind of sparkle)
Fireworks and Diamonds
Last sparkly purchase
Lipgloss – (chanel #119)
Shop Anna Coroneo at Neiman Marcus
(Where do you go to recharge your batteries)
Greek Islands, Saint Barth, Saint Paul de Vence
How you Get your sparkle on
(essentials for a happy life)
Laughing with family and friends, cooking, painting/designing, visiting galleries/museums, traveling, holidays and being outdoors.
(most magical experience)
Snorkeling and swimming with manta rays in the maldives.
Sparkle Words you live by
“Happy girls are the prettiest girls”- Audrey Hepburn
“All that glitters isn’t gold”.
Stationary Manhattan BabesImages: Anna Coroneo / Instagram
— Like this? Then you’ll love these —
Read the brand blog Pardon Me I’m Sparkly
PS. Sparkly Sandals soon here
Tags: SPARKLY STYLE