Model, student and ultimate White November Muse, Bridie Goold is the epitome of effortless chic. Fronting our latest ‘Astral Orbit’ campaign, WN chats to Bridie about life, modelling and all things jewellery. 

Do you see yourself continuing modelling or have any other avenues you want to explore or are passionate about?

I don’t see myself modelling forever, it’s certainly fun and I’m very lucky for the opportunity, but it’s not my passion. I want to keep studying. I love psychology and linguistics so I can definitely see myself in one of these two paths. 

WN is influenced by celestial, galactic themes, how would you describe your style and approach to fashion and who/what do you draw inspiration from?

I love White November’s style! I also love suns and stars and wearing clothes and jewellery that feature them. I’d describe my style as vintage, a mix of mainly 60s and 90s. All of my clothes are from op shops, so I change style each day. I draw inspiration from the small details: a high collar, a colour coordinated hair elastic, or a sentimental scarf. I enjoy playing with details of daintiness and subtlety to acknowledge my more reserved side, even if no one else picks up on them. Dressing is a fun exercise of the imagination and I appreciate the routine game it offers each day.

If you could pick one piece from the Astral Orbit collection, what would it be and why?

I adore the Apollo pendant. I wear it constantly and it always brightens my day. 

When it comes to jewellery are you more about fine layering or one stand out piece?

Fine layering with delicate silver pieces. 

WN is inspired by travel, what is one place you are dying to see and one place you can’t wait to go back to?

I’d love to go back to Turkey some day, and I really want to go to Broome, WA.  

What was the best thing about being on the WN set or something that has stayed with you?

How kind everyone was to me and each other. I haven’t worked on such a welcoming, kind set before so it was really special. Bianca and her friends have such a warm and gentle nature. 

What is one quote you live by?

‘If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.’  I’ve analysed this quote since I was a little girl, and it takes on different meanings at different stages of my life. I don’t think these meanings are always as Dorothy’s character intended, ha! 


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LA LUNE Grand Palais, Paris - 3 April 2019 - 22 July 2019

LA LUNE Grand Palais, Paris - 3 April 2019 - 22 July 2019
The 50-year anniversary of the first human step on the Moon is an opportunity to study and celebrate the long history that links humans with this familiar celestial body, through the artworks and objects that embody the countless visions and emotions it has inspired. This five-part exhibition was a journey to the Moon, through dimensions both real and imaginary. Each stage took visitors on a voyage through time, revealing artistic creations from antiquity to the modern day. Continue reading

TRAILBLAZING QUEEN interview with Bianca Librandi for YES QUEEN.

TRAILBLAZING QUEEN interview with Bianca Librandi for YES QUEEN.

White November is a proud Yes Queen ambassador. 

Yes Queen embodies a person - an ambitious trailblazer who is kind, compassionate and supportive of others.

YQ Business Ambassadors are companies ready and willing to implement the Yes Queen project. They live and breathe the YQ ethos; have an open conversation with their staff on a zero tolerance towards workplace bullying; they spearhead great culture and integrate wellness in a joint quest to future-proof wellbeing and kindness in work.

“Kindness and collaboration is at the centre of everything I do at White November and I am incredibly proud and excited to be a YQ Brand Ambassador” - Bianca Librandi

Designer/Founder Bianca Librandi was interviewed by Yes Queen Founder Sarah Fritz.

 Read full interview below.  


When did you decide to start WN?

I had just finished my studies in 2012 and my mentor and boss Iris Isaccs really helped me start White November. She set me the task to design a range based on my recent holiday in Rome. From there, my first range Celestial Spheres was born drawing inspiration from the ancient building, the Pantheon.


How did you go launching a start-up? Any tips?

With lots of help and a bit of luck! As soon as I started White November my friends reached out to help me in any way they could. I was so encouraged by everyone’s generosity and kindness, I decided to make those values the foundation of my business. I always treat every person I come in contact with in my business with warmth and respect. Part of my job that I love is giving back through working with students and building relationships with suppliers and customers. My tip would be to reach out to your network or go out of your comfort zone. Attend some networking nights in your local area. It’s super awkward in the beginning but it pushes you to meet new people who might be future collaborators.


top 3 lessons in business so far?

Be Consistent

I think having great branding, packaging customer service, web presence is so important and really do make your brand look cohesive and professional. I have tried to align all my touch points to deliver the same message, from the pen I use in trade fairs to the font that is used on the website – all details are considered and part of the White November universe. Being consistent in customer service is also crucial for me. I treat every customer as if they’re my only customer and they always come first. I am always looking in how to make the customer experience better and always looking for ways to innovate and improve.



I have made mistakes and had failures but the important thing is that I pick myself up and keep going. I do feel like quitting sometimes, and that’s normal but I always have the word persistence front of mind. Out of the failures and mistakes are lessons and I don’t tie these to my ego. If something isn’t working I try and adapt and adjust. Someone great once said, “Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. “


Never stop learning.

Before I decided to make jewellery my main focus, I had studied 3 other courses: fine arts, interior architecture and a fashion business course. While not all directly relate to jewellery, I really do believe having these influences make me a better jewellery and make me the designer I am today. The reason I drew inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome was because when I was studying interior architecture, I was really fascinated with floor plans of interesting buildings. This encourgaed me to research the building while I was there in Rome. I try and find beauty in everything and always keep my eyes open for the next inspiration. Continuously learning new skills and thinking patterns are very important to me. 





Tell us about the inspiration behind your SS19 collection, ‘Astral Orbit’.

I have lived in near the Botanical Gardens for around 6 years and at the start of this year I realised there was an observatory in the gardens and I hadn’t ever noticed. I did some research and booked myself in for a tour. The architecture of the buildings that housed the telescopes really inspired me. The domed roof and exposed beams fascinated me. I started researching observatory’s around the word and found images of a really beautiful observatory in India called The Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur. I hope to travel there one day to see it in real life. The radiating pattern of my new work was based on this building which I imagined was brought to earth from another planet far far away.




What is inside your business tool-kit? (books / classes / worshops / travel inspo +learnings from china /. Paris /London etc ?)


Last year I finished an amazing business accelerator course called Mastered. This 10 month course really helped me to pull together all my knowledge and create an extraordinary brand.

One of my favourite business books is Start with Why by Simon Sinnek. He is one of my business heros – I think this quote sums up what his about perfectly -
“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.”



You have an amazing IG following, how did you grow your audience?
Be social is the most important advice I think. From being social - i have formed a relationship with styists, stockist and influencers which all help to grow my audience. The ability to connect with so many people and show your work is incredible.  One of the most important lessons is that each platform is to be used differently and people interact with each platform uniquely therefor different content must be produced.


We love your global “WN girls”? What does she represent?

Wn girls are happy girls comfortable in their own skin, effortless and believe they have magical powers. Celestial, light, pretty gritty and otherworldly are some word to describe the White November woman



Who would you identify as your business mentors? IRL or other?

Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a Mastered: Live event in London. There I met so so many amazingly creative and talented people but I would have to say the highlight was Vanessa Belleau. Vanessa is a Creative Business Strategist who has worked for WGSN. She taught me how to use confident language to describe my work and what i do. Guilty of underselling myself and my skills, Vanessa encouraged me to look at myself as a talented artist and creator though her storytelling and examples. In her workshop the most memorable lesson Vanessa taught was say.. “I am brilliant at….” as anything after this is undeniable. i would have never said anything like this before this workshop and was impressed how quickly she taught us to re-frame our thinking.


What do you look for in people you hire / work with?

I look for people with a kind soul, motivation and a beautiful energy above anything else. I look for people with a clear idea of who they are and for people who love what they do. I believe skills can be taught so having people work with me that understand the values White November has been built upon is so important.


What is your ultimate goal?

I would love to keep creating and learning more about the jewellery industry and mentor some emerging designers as well.


Advice for Yes Queens: (one little quote or tip for YQ’s)


Fortune favours the brave! You don’t know until you try- I do take a few risks in my business and fall on my feet most of the time.




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15 NOVEMBER 2018

PHOENIX PEARL STUD gold with freshwater pearl


19 OCTOBER 2018

ASTRAL ORBIT STATEMENT EARRING silver gold mix / Styled by Cassie Anderson




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'Bond in Bali’ is a Scene Magazine – Online Exclusive by photographer Jessica Candradi featuring model Ellie Shkurka. Styling by Michael Cheng, Hair & Make-up by  Ellie Shkurka. Shot in Bali.

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'The Wanderers’ is a Huff Magazine – Print/Online Exclusive by photographer Jess Lafrankie and Art Director Russell Neill featuring models Tess Homman / Nikki Holden. Styling by Jindan Sun, Hair & Make-up by  Lidiya Kaplun. Shot on the Mornington Peninsular 

The Wanderers editorial was published exclusively in issue #67 of Huf Magazine, in November, 2017. This shoot was in response to a brief called ‘Say Something’ from Patti Wilson, Vogue Italia’s fashion editor-at-large

This editorial explores the creation of glamour and dissonance through the juxtaposition of millennial–inspired fashion styling conventions within a social and cultural, nomadic theme.

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Cornelia Thonhauser X White November Collaboration

Cornelia Thonhauser X White November Collaboration

Last year I was lucky enough to be able to participate in a collaborative photo shoot in London. While searching out photographers, I found Cornelia Thonhauser's  work. I knew she would be perfect – both for the shoot and for White November. 

Cornelia Thonhauser was born in Vienna. She has a background in art and the humanities, having earned her MA at the University College in London. After a couple of years of assisting photographers and working in an art gallery, she studied photography at the Art University in Leipzig. She currently works as a commercial photographer in Europe and the United States.

I really admired the way Cornelia used light in her work to create a presence. As well as this, each image really appeared to tell me a story. The lighting, combined with the models and their surroundings, all intrigued me. Her portrait work truly impressed me and drew me in. While working with Cornelia, I discovered she had a passion for still life shots. 

After our photo shoot with Stefanie Lange, I asked Cornelia if she would like to take my work to create some still life shots. Cornelia happily obliged, and explaining that my pieces would work really well in the desert setting of Arizona, where she was heading.

The result of the photo shoot is very surreal, moody and flooded with light. I love how the jewellery placed in this wild landscape looks like it is from outer space, yet somehow familiar. I love how it feels like these jewellery pieces have had an adventure of their own on some planet far away. Take a look below.

 Check out more of Cornelia's work here. 

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