I’ve just received a very quirky looking business card from someone at work about a new range of jewellery. Yes a lot different from the new Links or van cleef and arpels lines but this new and upcoming jewellery designer is a must see for all those quirky jewellery buffs out there! And who wants to have the same pieces anyway?!
Miniature cake slices, razors, scissors and skull earrings are just some of Katie’s first pieces in her range KATIE DID THIS.
Take a peek at Katie at facebook.com/KatieDidThis or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING / SUMMER 2012
For SS12 Holly Fulton has produced a collection for the lady that having blown her annual budget takes a vacation a little closer to home. In full holiday spirit and dressed for Vegas – she hits Margate. A keen eye on the arcades, indulging in the plethora of fruit machines and casinos, her handbag is decidedly ready to hoard any winnings. She frolics between gaudy neon lights and saccharine sands, asserting her right to be a bathing belle, and is not adverse to a donkey ride either.
This latest collection draws inspiration from Slim Aarons’ photographs of the US poolside scene from the late 1960s and 70s, the Albertus Seba Cabinet of Curiosities and Margate’s Deco Lido. Colour references echo soft, aged pastels inspired by 1980s pin ball machines, through to the vibrant-pop of Fiorucci fused with monochrome chessboards and checks. With a nod to signature Pucci and the decadence of early Versace circa 1990, prints are layered and embellished to create a look reminiscent of seaside souvenirs. Shell encrusted jewellery and bags, insets of shell laminate in a variety of plastics and Perspex blend to sit perfectly with Holly’s graphic aesthetic creating a visually striking yet harmonious collection. The resulting look is a hybrid Shelley Winters/C.Z.Guest decked out in head-to-toe nineties-esque Versace paired with excessive nautical jewellery and a hint of Sharon Stone in Scorsese’s Casino.
The collection is a joyous celebration of contemporary materials and design sprinkled with considerable frivolity and tongue in cheek elements. Signature cuts, considered placement and elaborate beading result in a striking and refreshing collection. All detailing executed with an air of luxury and consolidation of colour, forming the bold aesthetic with which the Holly Fulton label has become synonymous.
It’s amazing how such small jewellery can make a girl so excited!!
And excited I was when I saw this range of jewellery from Storm in a Teacup (my knees are starting to go weak now at how cute the name is too!) I stumbled upon a gem of a website and hope you love the snapshot of their range shown below as much as I do…!
2 hearts bracelet
Cold as ice ring
The Emma bracelet in navy
The Lemony Snicket bracelet
The range compliments the next item so well you could wear all of her bracelets together on one arm…
They add sparkle and glam to any outfit. Kate Middleton wears them religiously…even to row in, and they don’t have to break the bank…Here’s my pick of the best around.
I love the simplicity of these circular designed earrings, they have just the right about of glitz for everyday use and are more modern than the single drop earrings below.
Vintage Heiress Earrings – GlitzySecrets.com – £38
The cut of these Heiress earrings makes them sparkle and catch the light magically, and I love the fan design at the top. A typical evening, hair in a chignon pair.
Precious Heiress Earrings – GlitzySecrets.com – £28
A 3 in 1 earring…A diamond stud, a diamond design, a pearl finish – complimenting each other nicely.
Heiress of Pearl Earrings – £14 – GlitzySecrets.com
Cluster earrings don’t have to be reserved for weddings only as Martine Wester shows us with these stunning cluster pearl earrings.
Bridal Pearl Cluster Drop Earrings £36, Martine Wester.
Links of London Effervescence Star bracelets
These bracelets are perfect for the layering and stacking trend and are a lux version friendship bracelet. The bracelet comes in silver and rose gold with star-shaped beads nestled together to create a beautifully tactile jewellery piece. It’s sure to be a big hit with fans of the Sweetie bracelet. Cheryl Cole was spotted wearing one non stop whilst filming the X Factor auditions. Even Cat Deeley has spotted the beauty!
The rose gold and silver effervescence star bracelets are an elegant choice for your summer outfit.
Which one to choose?
My choice…The silver. But both are perfect with the continuing nude trend this season to add that extra bit of sparkle.
Kate Middleton and Cat Deeley wear
Links of London
Kate Middleton was on the cover of all of the papers yesterday leaving her house for the last time as a single lady wearing her Links of London White Topaz Hope earrings!
She always manages to look glamorous and perfectly preened in whatever she wear. I can’t wait to see how her style will change as she develops into a Princess.
Also spotted was the lovely Cat Deely who wore Links of London jewellery exclusively whilst covering the Royal Wedding for CNN all of this week and on the big day tomorrow.
Yesterday she teamed her black Mulberry shorts with a layered silver and black pearl look with pieces from our brand new collections – Effervescence Star, Effervescence Pearl and Silver Palm. Steal her Royal Wedding Day style while she does the live coverage tomorrow!
“Jewellery to me is more than an accessory; it’s a form of personal expression to experiment with.”
Calling all stylish women!! ChloBo jewellery has officially arrived. Stack up and take notice.
The collections have leapt from Britain’s boutiques to the wardrobes of some of UK’s favourite celebrities, from chart topping sensations to best loved actresses.