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 email@example.com
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…
Lally’s Closet, the online boutique where old meets new in an emporium of vintage treasures and brand new talent has re-vamped it’s website to bring you more shopping functions than ever before!
Lally’s Closet has featured in the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire, You magazine and Easy Living and is proud to have a celebrity following, including style icon Fearne Cotton. One of our own label clutch bags, inspired by art deco opulence, actually made it to the Royal Wedding this year!
When you enter the on-line world that is Lally’s Closet, you are immediately struck by the up to date yet homely vintage style, from the striking red clutches to the sensuousness of the satin evening dresses everything whispers 80’s Lally to you.
The best of Lally
and what to purchase now!
A perfectly fitted silk evening dress
A nude clutch bag that goes with everything
The typically vintage top for lazy weekends and dressed up nights
The staple girly dress
To celebrate the new website we are offering 20% off the vintage department and Lally’s Closet own label bags.
Just enter NEWS20 at the checkout. Offer valid on orders from Vintage Clothing and Lallys Bags, with purchases over £20, until 19th Aug 2011.
The Altringham store opened in March 2011 on Stamford New Road. The boutique is the best around by far and has been caterpulted into the limelight and is the hot topic of conversation on the lips of fashionistas.
Owner Laura Warburton thinks the reason for early success is down to the emphasis and time that goes into buying, and says “we are constantly ‘out there’ hunting for cool new labels and cherry picking only the very best pieces. I have a rule – I won’t have anything in the boutique that I don’t adore myself. Our customers are very disconcerted; they are bored with the high street and want something different.”
Looking at the store above the first impression is that of luxury and high fashion, even before you step inside the gem of a boudiour! The rails, shelves and hat stands are dripping with an array of beautiful feminine silks and jerseys in muted pastels and vintage prints. Antique looking lace scarves, pretty dresses, tops and jewellery are hung haphazardly from mirrors, mannequins and antique furniture.
This is one dressing up box every big girl should play in.
Laundry’s pieces are so unique and feminine. Featuring are floor length maxi dresses, this summers hottest trend, in the prettiest prints and fabrics…
…ethnic inspired casual wear with 60’s detailing features highly amongst the distressed mirrors and duck egg decor…
…as does feminine touches such as embellishment and jewelled detailing…
Above is Ella King, Megan Warburton, Lucy Shaw, Laura Warburton, Imogen Massey and Kate Gosling at the launch of Altrincham’s newest addition.
I think this is the crème de la crème of up and coming fashion boutiques I’ve featured on LLLB. It has such potential and seems she has thought of everything! I can’t wait to see what happens next for Laura and will be looking forward to seeing many more products available on the web too!
Visit them at
“The patina of age merely adds to the beauty of the piece.”
This weeks boutique feature is on Catwalk Creative who have been featured in several publications including Vintage Inspirations Spring 2010 and Spring 2011 from the Vintage Fashion Guild and BBC Homes & Antiques magazine. The site is a maze of ‘vintage-ness’ with collections left right and centre and you really need to rummage around to find some hidden gems like the ones I found below!
Sapphire Crystal and Rhinestone Earrings c.1940’s/1950’s
They are the Kate Middletons of your ears and would look stunning with her Sapphire engagement ring. Wear with a plain outfit to let them shine such as floaty chiffon tops and wrap dresses. They are certain to add glamour to any outfit with the fourteen baguette, clear rhinestones running off the central multi-faceted sapphire crystal stone.
Vintage Sequin and Faux Pearl Clutch Bag
This exquisite vintage 60’s clutch bag is a year round wardrobe staple. Decorated all over with aurora borealis sequins and faux pearls, the detail looks like its worth much more than the £75 it is priced at.
Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings by Grosse c.1960’s
Clip earrings remind me of something my mother would have put in my dressing up box as a child. They look beautifully crafted with “Grosse© 1967 Germany” inscribed in them. This is the maker’s signature for Henkel & Grosse who made jewellery collections for Christian Dior, bearing Dior’s name. I would wear with ethnic inspired prints this summer and little else in terms of accessories.
1980’s Black Faux Leather Envelope Clutch Bag
A cheap vintage find, this 80’s envelope clutch bag with wrist handle has a modern touch to it with its simple design. Consequently an ability to work with the most casual of outfits too.
A Vintage Touch
How to make an old dress outshine the most expensive of outfits with one simple touch…
Attach this dress clip to the part you want to highlight on a garment and jazz up your wardrobe instantly. Dress clips are usually worn in the same way as a brooch. However, with a little imagination, they can be attached to many other items in your existing wardrobe to add instant ‘sparkle’ and interest. Try it on dresses but also hats, scarves, tops and add to chunky neck jewellery to update and individualise your look.
View all things vintage here…
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!
Mini Turnlock Bracelet
This chunky lock bracelet is the perfect way to toughen up girly dresses in the new season, wear it day or night.
Mini Turnlock Braclet £65 Jaeger London. LLLB