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Ana De Costa's travel blog

Designer Ana De Costa fills us in on her quest for inspiration

Ana in LA

Posted by Ana De CostaThu, 29 Sep 2011

This time, designer Ana’s jewellery travels have taken her to LA, where she finds herself sunbathing on a stranger’s lawn

Antiquity: Chavin

Posted by Ana De CostaThu, 25 Aug 2011

Ana de Costa blogs on designing Peruvian jewellery range Chavin

Jewellery on the beach scene

Posted by Ana De CostaWed, 13 Jul 2011

Unfortunately I didn’t manage to hook up with Vogue Portugal but did a lot of style watching and checking out the jewellery… The traditional jewellery is all 18ct yellow gold and pretty much all filigree based – for me this doesn’t really suit my tastes as I have always found filigree to feel slightly unsubstantial on its own. This was the style of jewellery I mainly saw in Lisbon, the capital, with no gems set into it either – however, after going back to my family’s town up north ...

Bring back carriages

Posted by Ana De CostaTue, 12 Jul 2011

So I am finally in Lisbon – I love this place, all the old tiled buildings and cake shop – I think it was designed and made for me!Went to the old church/monastery yesterday have attached some shots here and was so inspiring with all the gothic ceiling details – I managed to take so many photos on the trusty i-Phone people began to stare – just call me David Bailey from now on…

Ana De Costa visits her roots in Portugal

Posted by Ana De CostaWed, 6 Jul 2011

What a whirl wind last two months… Since getting back from my month in Bali at the end of April, it has been non-stop until now. I managed to design and make the beautiful “becoming a queen” platinum and diamond necklace for PureJewels’s Platinum Heritage Collection; design and make samples for an exciting new venture we are launching at IJL – not sure if I can talk about this yet and don’t want to get told ...

Ana de Costa's final blog

Posted by Ana De CostaTue, 26 Apr 2011

As I file this last blog, I am smiling to myself at how the journey has come full circle…. I am currently sat in the VIP lounge at KL airport in Malaysia waiting for my connection to London. However, surprisingly I am not hitting the free booze… Iam calm, relaxed and serene!I have had the most amazing amazing time…. I have completely rebalanced and energised myself, it’s amazing the benefits a few weeks in the sun and swimming in the sea can have on the mind and the body…. ...

Latest from Ana's travel diary

Posted by Ana De CostaTue, 26 Apr 2011

Driving in the jeep….. Look no jewellery!

Keeping the faith

Posted by Ana De CostaTue, 19 Apr 2011

This is a subject which is quite close to my heart as I know it’s a common emotion and problem for creatives, whether its in the fashion field, jewellery or art. Those who know me, know the frankness with which I speak about things, but this is my way and this is who I am and what my brand is about. I do not believe in giving a completely false PR image of myself to try to increase profile, I have enough personality to be myself!When I finished at St Martins in 2005, I remember ...

Thinking about stones for the next collection

Posted by Ana De CostaMon, 18 Apr 2011

The earrings Ana made for the Oscars have been on her mind and so has her next collection.

The Bali way

Posted by Ana De CostaThu, 14 Apr 2011

Ana procrastinates over her latest collection but then gets up close and personal with some Balinese jewellery.

Seeking solitude

Posted by Ana De CostaTue, 12 Apr 2011

Ana seeks solitude and contemplates her new fine jewellery collection.

Jetting off to Bali

Posted by Ana De CostaFri, 8 Apr 2011

Young designer Ana de Costa travels to Bali looking for calm and inspiration