Hello! I'm Leigh, and I'm the designer behind the Leigh Elizabeth Studio brand!
I created Leigh Elizabeth studio in 2018 after graduating from University. I exhibited my final collection at New Designers in London and I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who were interested in buying a particular clutch bag that I had on display, it wasn't for sale, but it sparked an idea for me that maybe it could be!
I got back from London and immediately set to designing a small collection of embellished clutch bags and scarves, I started selling a small collection of them online and rented my first studio space in Edinburgh. The idea of introducing jewellery into my brand came from my time at university, where during creating my final collection, I had my own laser cut acrylic sequins made to use in my embroidery work. One night I decided to pop them onto a hoop earring to see what the outcome would be - and the answer is, it was a great one! I started selling my glitter acrylic hoop earrings through Instagram to help me pay my way through my final few months of uni. I had almost pushed this little idea aside completely when I was concentrating on creating the clutch bags and scarves for Leigh Elizabeth Studio, but I had my own pair of glitter hoop earrings that I kept and would wear all the time, I constantly got compliments on them - so I decided to add them to the collection.