Tuesday October 20, 2020

Metropolis: The new romantics

Ciara McKenna and Kim Knowles's jewellery portal offers the best of Irish and European design, writes Lisa Brady.

24th August, 2013
Kim Knowles and Ciara McKenna of Coldlilies.

In WB Yeats's He Remembers Forgotten Beauty, his poetic lament for modern Ireland, he recalls "jewelled crowns", "love tales wrought with silken thread" and "dew cold lilies ladies bore".

Barrister Ciara McKenna and management consultant Kim Knowles drew inspiration from Yeats's romanticism, and turned a romantic idea of starting their own business - harboured since their commerce days in UCD - into a reality.

Their online boutique, Coldli lies.com began as a portal for jewellery...

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