In honour of Father’s Day, Martin, esteemed bookshop owner and father of co-founder, Ilana, joined us at Motley HQ. Yes, he may have called her by her sister’s name more than once, but doesn’t he look good in a Motley ring?
Ilana: What’s my name?
Martin: Ha. Trick question. Ilana
Ilana: Nice one. What’s my birthday?
Martin: 2 March 1998. No, ’88. Definitely ’88.
Ilana: Yes. What was I like as a five year old?
Ilana: What’s my most annoying habit?
Martin: Not replying to text messages very quickly.
Ilana: Am I more like you or Mum?
Martin: I think more like me, unfortunately.
Ilana: What’s the worst trait I’ve inherited from you?
Martin: My untidiness.
Ilana: Favourite band or musician?
Ilana: What influences your style?
Martin: What is style?
Ilana: What are your hobbies?
Martin: Bellringing, driving trains and gardening. And enjoying the success of my daughters and my wife.
Ilana: Favourite piece of Motley jewellery?
Martin: The ring with the four coloured bits on a necklace. (The Alessandro Petrolati one?) Yes, the Italian designer. But I like the new range, that one I sent you an email about today. Melis, I think?
Ilana: Favourite moment behind the scenes on the Motley journey?
Martin: The sheer adventure of it all.