A white worn leather jewellery box with red felt interior and gold trim is where my love of all things shiny and jewelled began. My mother's jewellery box. Age 5, I would secretly go into it and play dress up. Pearls, gold and silver bangles, dressing rings, gate bracelet, gold creole earrings (which in my teenage years, I sneaked out the house for the weekend rave!) is where my lingering obsession started. I find my inspiration visits from all around me but mostly from my cultural ancestral legacy, and what it means to be Black in this world; nature, music, art, fabrics, and individuals also inspire me.