Easter Newsletter 2020


Featured in the Easter newsletter (download as PDF):

The business of art with Georgina Adam

Luxurytopping met Georgina Adam to lift the lid on the business of art and the mystique surrounding the huge amount of money invested in it. Georgina is a journalist, author, public speaker and all-round expert on the art market, who is a Financial Times Life & Arts contributor and art market editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper. You might not collect art or even be remotely interested in it, but the tentacles of this market stretch in all directions so it’s hard not to be influenced by it.

James Ogilvy – from global brands to a global landscape

James Ogilvy was the inspiration for Luxurytopping. James ran Luxury Briefing, the ‘go to’ magazine for anyone involved with luxury brands. He now runs a landscape design practice called Ogilvy Landscape. Luxurytopping caught up with James to discuss his career transition.

Sky is no limit for garden designer Randle Siddeley finds Andrea Marechal Watson

In his 45 year career as a garden designer Randle Siddeley has seen most outdoor fashion come and many go. One of the newer trends is that of roof gardens – any area larger than a table cloth must now ideally be greened up – a fashion brought on by the need to reconcile clashing environmental and sustainability needs with growing urbanisation.

Esther Eyre on inspiring India and its architectural jewels

Esther Eyre writes about her inspiration for new jewellery designs inspired by her regular trips to India.

Meet the makers

Tom Rucker – the seasoned master craftsman

Artist Goldsmith Tom Rucker is winner of the 2020 Jacques Cartier Memorial Award for exceptional and outstanding craftsmanship, funded by Jean Jacques Cartier in memory of his late father. Renowned for their pioneering use of platinum in jewellery design, Tom’s own collection of platinum jewellery is something that the Cartier brothers themselves would appreciate.

Zeemou Zeng – a new kid on the block

Up-and-coming Zeemou Zeng is a contemporary fine jewellery and accessories designer who graduated from London’s University of the Arts. He is the founder and creative director of his eponymous label ZEEMOU ZENG, also based in London.

How to disinfect and sanitize your car

As concerns surrounding the COVD-19 outbreak rise, more people have been travelling by car instead of public transport. As coronavirus can last on surfaces such as hard metals and plastics for up to 72 hours, never has it been more important to properly disinfect and sanitise your vehicle.

Tricia Topping, Chief Executive

Tricia has over two decades of property business and marketing experience across both the residential and commercial sectors as well as international. She founded Carlyle Consultants in June 2013. Her love of jewellery, art, fashion and interior design and property, inspired Tricia to create Luxury Topping, a newsletter which focuses on ‘the business of luxury’ and shines the spotlight on the trends and people working in the world of Luxury. Tricia is well connected within the luxury and property sector; is a member of the Society of Jewellery Historian, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Directors’ Circle of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Tricia is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. Tricia is a judge for the International Property Awards focusing on marketing and hotel entries and judge for the What House? Interior Design Awards. In 2018 Tricia was success in winning the Marketing Firm of the Year from the Influential Businesswoman Awards.

Tricia was formally Chief Executive at TTA Group (now Good Relations Property), a leading property PR company which she founded and sold to Chime Communications plc.