Meet Cleopatra

Today you’ll find Olivia in Istanbul with a scarf in her hair, a ring on every finger and a heart full of daydreams just waiting to be turned into reality: […]



Today you’ll find Olivia in Istanbul with a scarf in her hair, a ring on every finger and a heart full of daydreams just waiting to be turned into reality:
Cleopatra’s Bling is a collection of bohemian and other-worldly jewellery by Paris-based creator and collector Olivia Cummings.

A fusion of eastern allure and western style: Olivia managed it from her second home in Paris, visiting Turkey regularly to sip thick, black coffee with her jeweler and embrace all things bohemian.
She was born a wanderer. Her roots were once planted deep in Melbourne’s fertile soil, but her overwhelming sense of adventure – that something else was always waiting to be discovered – drove her to exploration: whisking her away to unforgettable summers spent surrounded by Australian bush, white-sanded coastlines and pristine national parks.
After three years in France, despite her life resembling a fairytale, Olivia decided to move forward and introduce Cleopatra’s Bling to the world, and moved to Turkey.

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You’re currently based in Istanbul, tell us about it.
Istanbul is magic and you can really feel the divide between the East and the West. It’s a meeting point between the two meaning you can find goodies from the Oriental world as well as more Western influenced finds. I love walking in the little streets and discovering vintage shops or old shops run by metalsmiths that are selling oriental treaures. If I could I’d decorate my whole house with beautiful objects from Istanbul. It’s so dainty and there are lots of vintage shops- including a vintage record store that I love. People are friendly and faces are warm. It’s a place of great inspiration for me.

What tops your list as your favorite place you’ve visited?
I am absolutely in love with both Istanbul and India. I could live in these places and eat my way through their culinary brilliance and warm, fascinating cultures.



Do you have a particular culture/aesthetic you’re drawn to? Does it change with time?
I am very drawn to earthy tones, natural fibres, stones and rich and vibrant textiles. These elements I can find in the cultures I am naturally drawn to like India, Turkey, South East Asia and places like Afghanistan where all of these materials are used in their hand-crafted goods.

You wrote about your pieces: “it’s for the dreamers, lovers, and seekers”. What kind of girl do you see wearing your pieces?
Girls that love travel, nature, nurturing the soul, feeding creativity and curiosity. A girl that isn’t
drawn only to the mainstream culture, but loves to mix and match her eclectic wardrobe with special one-off pieces.

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