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Daisy Muse | Five Minutes With Laura Whitmore

Back by popular demand, we’ve re-released everybody’s favourite Laura Whitmore You Are My Sunshine Necklace just in time for the summer. A necklace close to Laura’s heart, it will guarantee a piece of sunshine wherever you go.

We spoke to our girl Laura for a quick catch up on all things summer, style and of course, Love Island.

We love your summer style, what are your three go-to pieces this season?
I’m loving the 70’s vibe at the moment so anything that nods to that decade – flares (I have a cool pair of denim ones from Paige) corduroy suits (I have a navy one from Ralph Lauren) and bright printed shirts (Tabitha Webb has some really cool ones).

How are you styling our collection this Summer?
The brilliant thing about Daisy is you can style it so many ways. I love to layer and stack so I’m mixing the small ‘ you are my sunshine’ plectrum chains with the more chunkier pieces and chokers.

Your favourite You Are My Sunshine Necklace was so popular we had to bring it back, what does this quote mean to you?
It’s a lyric from one of the sweetest songs of all time ‘you are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear how much I love you so please don’t take my sunshine away.’ My heart just beams saying those lyrics. I decided to use quotes that have an impact and that would be a lovely gift for someone and has real meaning.

Which piece of jewellery do you never take off?
My turquoise ring from the second collection I released with Daisy.

Gold, silver or both?
All of it! And rose gold. I love clashing metals. I don’t like to stick to the rules

Who do you gift this collection to e.g. friend mum, sister?
Everyone! It’s so nice to see my friends and family wear the pieces all the time. My boyfriend has one of the small string bracelets in black that he wears every day. My best mates have the you are my sunshine, hot tramp and you’re lovely chains and always wear them. The collection has pieces that suit everyone and it’s all about finding the right piece for someone special to you.

Are you heading to any festivals this Summer?
I’ve been to a few already Body & Soul in Ireland, All Points East in London. I’m looking forward to British Summertime but it feels weird that Glastonbury isn’t on this year. It just means there’s a chance to try some new ones I guess!

What’s your favourite thing about the Summer?
Longer days. It is so nice that it’s still bright after 8 at night!

Where do you like to go in London for weekend drinks?
My roof terrace! I have a new bbq and there’s a lot of space and it’s very peaceful.

What’s on your summer playlist?
Love Chvrches and Florence and the Machines’ new albums. Also a big fan of Childish Gambino, Tom Grennan and Mabel.

Like the majority of the UK currently, we’re obsessed with Love Island. Who would you like to see win?
I’m a bit biased – I have to say Dani Dyer. She was great on Survival of the Fittest, a show we filmed back in February in South Africa. Sadly she injured herself badly on the first challenge and no one got to see how lovely she is so it’s nice to see her doing so well on Love Island. I like that her and Jack are taking their time with their relationship. They are so, so cute!