Riddle me this… Cristiana Carwardine
Founder of Nardis Beach, luxury swimwear crafted from the finest Italian fabrics and semi-precious gemstones
If you knew then what you know now… would you still do it?
Yes, of course! I love what I do as I am constantly learning and discovering new things. Feeling creative is wonderful.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be positive, be focused, be kind.
What’s the weirdest rumour you’ve ever heard about yourself?
I have never heard one!
What was your biggest break?
Having the opportunity to launch my own swimwear brand, Nardis Beach. As with starting any new brand, it has been a challenge – but a very rewarding one.
Do you consider yourself lucky?
Yes very lucky. Life is a journey, with many surprises and challenges. It is important to hold on to the good things, and have some fun too!
What’s most important in your life?
My husband, my family and exploring the world.
What brands do you admire?
Small, niche and unusual brands, in fashion, travel and lifestyle. Dove Nuotano gli Squali – quirky, fun and stylish Italian shoes. Aman – for the ultimate luxury getaway and Bermondsey 167 – a unique treasure trove here in London.
Do you have a guilty pleasure – if so what is it?
Bikinis, shoes and luxury resorts!
Describe your personal sense of style.
Timeless clothes that are beautifully cut, in vibrant colours, with unusual details, I appreciate clothes made using luxurious fabrics and artisanal craftsmanship.