Favourite Things: Nadja Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski, photographed by Dylan Don, at Swarovski headquarters, London, October 6, 2016

Find a crystal—any crystal—and chances are, it’s Swarovski. From all the millions of tiny glass beads hand-stitched on to haute couture gowns to the crystals that make up Beyoncé’s shimmering stage costumes, not to mention all that tableware and fashion jewellery, is it any wonder that Nadja Swarovski just wants a week at an ashram for herself? Her friends and family must be in need of a little TLC for the soul, too, as she has an inspirational online course and a mindfulness app on her shopping list. Mind you, they’ll be meditating while toting a Gucci handbag and wearing something fabulous from one of Atelier Swarovski’s collaborations with the likes of Peter Pilotto. All bases covered, then.


I love the pieces from Rosie Assoulin’s playful A/W 2016 collection for Atelier Swarovski. £279, atelierswarovski.com


A Gucci handbag—it’s exciting to see Alessandro Michele making his mark at Gucci. £2,150, gucci.com


The award-winning Buddhify mindfulness app. £4, buddhify.com


John Pawson’s Plain Space. John is an old friend and collaborator. £45, phaidon.com


A crystal bowl designed by Fredrikson Stallard for our debut Atelier Swarovski Home collection. £1,595, atelierswarovski.com


A subscription to one of Dr Wayne Dyer’s inspirational online courses—I love his meditations. Around £410, drwaynedyer.com


A week at an ashram, such as the one in Auroville, south of Pondicherry, India. auroville.org


A choker from our jewellery collaboration with Peter Pilotto for Atelier Swarovski S/S 2017. £749, atelierswarovski.com

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Credits: Hair and Make-up: Ginni Bogado. Imagebroker/Alamy Stock Photo (Ashram)

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