It was Vickie who invited me to the press day she was sharing last week in London with the other designers, and stylist and I am so glad she did, Vickie is a very warm, compassionate and humble designer. I think she is a breath of fresh air and it’s so lovely that I do not now have to travel abroad to purchase such vibrant, detailed and well made lifestyle accessories for my home.
Vickie El-Rayyes launched Dilli Grey in 2015 after 20 + years in fashion, including senior buying roles at retailers Monsoon, Warehouse and East. Scouting vintage markets in the Far East with her mother in the 80’s ignited Vickie’s love for colour, pattern and texture and her years as a fashion buyer, not only honed her vision, but fuelled a passion to set up her own business.
For Vickie, travel and, in particular, the beauty of India are an eternal source of inspiration and a driving force behind her creativity. From exploring the dusty byways of Rajasthani villages to soaking up the vibrant hues of her beloved Jaipur, the Pink City, Vickie has happily spent months, if not years, uncovering the many layers of India, to create and bring beautiful, unique pieces back home – all with that covetable Dilli Grey flourish!
The brand is inspired by her travels. All materials are sustainable, and work with some of the best artisans in Rajasthan, the company has a strong ethos and are ethical and transparent
At Dilli Grey – they know all their suppliers personally and have built deep relationships over many years during many visits to India. Dilli Grey is a contemporary lifestyle brand and they pride themselves on their quality whilst also celebrating the uniqueness of every beautiful, handmade piece they create.
I have fallen in love with her quilts and throws, the colours, the details and patterns are just stunning and very striking, and with how the weather has been of late they would be the perfect addition to brighten any room. I literally was breath taken with the beautiful Jute & silver metallic stripe rug! The silver just sparkles away hypnotising you, if I had this in my home I think I would constantly be smiling looking at this, as when any light hits it, it’s just stunning.
The lounge wear collection is so pretty and comfortable, the prints and the 100% cotton look so inviting, and there was a Gold Pineapple design and we all know how I love pineapple designs.
If you have ever travelled to India and the Far East or have always wanted too then Dilly Grey is an absolute find and treat for you, where you can order online and have delivered to your home. Dilly Grey even does home parties so you could invite your friends round and explore her beautiful collection, please follow the link to Dilly Grey website: https://www.dilligrey.com/
Once again thank you to Vickie for inviting me!
I will be adding a designer/stylist a day that I met in London at the press day. I hope you enjoy this little series.
Have you ever been inspired to buy Clothes, Home accessories abroad, if so where from?do let me know!