The first time we met Tessa we complimented her on her feather hat. She quickly informed us that the hat had been a pigeon fallen victim to road traffic but four days earlier, and she’d cooked the rest; that’s what we call resourcefulness at BabyFace HQ.
This East End mama hen is never without her sidekick, Meatball, a French Bull terrier, that occasionally can be found modelling some of Tessa’s glorious, Victoriana taxidermy treasures. Modelling herself on the Ol’ HRH (if she was an inked up, EastEnd bird) and her jewels on Pigeon’s anatomy, Tessa’s sensibilities are firmly rooted in London’s cobbles. Born and bred in Hackney, Tessa is inspired by a fantasy London Town where Pigeons rise up and claim back the city for their own. Cor’ blimey, has she seen Birds? You’ll be surprised then that the gems, cast from pigeon’s claws are exquisite. Tessa has begun to experiment with large, regal, natural stones that will give you a dash of monarchical Tudor swag.
Tessa’s clients include the likes of Rita Ora and her pieces have been featured on the pages of publications like Grazia and Vogue. She is currently stocked in London, Brighton, NYC and Russia, and whilst the continuing rise in Pigeon deaths is incredibly upsetting for some, it will do wonders for Tessa and your jewellery box.