About the brand
Wilnelia Forsyth London is a luxury fashion and home accessories lifestyle brand. Influenced by the beauty of the multi-coloured colonial houses of the Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, Wilnelia has created an original artwork that she uses throughout her collection.
Inspired by her childhood, Wilnelia has drawn on the beautiful fragrances of the Caribbean for the creation of her range of perfumed candles; Wilnelia Forsyth London. Working in association with top creative fragrance designers, she has distilled the essence of tropical sunshine into beautiful jars that glow with evocative scenes of colonial Old San Juan – the design of which is taken from Wilnelia’s own artwork.
The vision we have here at Wilnelia Forsyth London, is to create a distinct and beautiful lifestyle brand, one which can bring comfort to homes, the reassurance of happy memories, and the warmth of family life.
Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Wilnelia was crowned the first and only Miss World from the island in 1975. Her life since has been entrenched in fashion, signed by Eileen Ford in New York and worked as a model for Haute Couture houses such as Dior and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. In 1983, Wilnelia married the British entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth and started a family.
Lady Forsyth has always been inspired by and worked in the world of art, fashion and beauty. She graduated from the Turabo University of Puerto Rico with a BA Degree in Humanities with a concentration in History of Art, as well as undertaking studies in painting, sculpture and interior design, exploring her creativity.
In 1994 she formed ‘The Wilnelia Merced Forsyth Foundation‘, a non-profit organisation which aims to improve healthcare and education for children in her native Puerto Rico. A continuous project close to her heart.