One of our favourite shops online is Lylia Rose, run by the lovely Victoria Sully. We love so many items on her website that we really need a lottery win to be able to buy all of the things we'd like to! As well as having an online shop, Victoria is also a blogger and you can read more about her blog here. We also love that Victoria offer free 1st class UK delivery, this leaves us with more money for goodies! Back on 19th October 2014, Victoria won Theo Paphitis' Small Sunday Business award, you can see her page on the Small Business Sunday website here.
We caught up with Victoria to find out more Victoria and Lylia Rose.
How did Lylia Rose begin?
I started Lylia Rose when on maternity with my first baby. Originally I made handmade cards as a hobby and decided to sell them on Etsy. I never had a business plan or set out to have my own business; it all just evolved and happened! I started making handmade jewellery to sell alongside the cards on Etsy, then I began sourcing readymade jewellery to sell on my Facebook page at the time. This has since evolved into an online store filled with costume jewellery, fashion accessories and gifts. I sadly don’t make anymore, but this could change once my children are both at school and I have more time. I’m always coming up with new business ideas! The other side of the business is a lifestyle blog which has now turned into a business in its own right.
Where did the name Lylia Rose come from?
I was originally trying to find a store name on Etsy with my daughter’s name, Bella Rose. All variations of this, even mixed with my own name Victoria, were taken. I spent ages trying to pick a store name which wasn’t already in use and tried ‘Lylia’ as it was my second favourite girls name at the time. Lylia Rose was available, so I snapped it up instantly!
Do you have any plans to expand the range, such as homewares?
I have dabbled recently in selling a few gifts and homewares and it’s definitely something I’d like to sell more of. I’d also like to sell clothes and possibly natural beauty products as I’m very passionate about these. Watch this space!
What are your own favourite accessories?
Scarves! I absolutely love scarves. In the winter I love to wrap up in a huge blanket scarf to stay cosy. I’m not without it on cold days! For the rest of the year and indoors in winter months, I’m usually never without a lightweight printed scarf. As well as having the practical use of keeping necks and chests cosier, the prints are also a great fashion statement. My outfit could be pretty plain and boring, but the addition of a bright floral printed scarf can totally change the look.
Below are our 3 favourites from Lylia Rose (click on the image to go straight to the product's webpage)