Tough As Nails

May 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

If I was getting married, not that I am planning to in the near future, I would not want the whole affair to be ordinary. That’s because a lot of people get married, about 250,000 people in UK each year, and standing out of this very large crowd would indeed be hard. So when it comes to wedding bands I would not want them to be simple and ordinary. That is why I got so inspired by Cartier’s recent reincarnation of 70’s rebellious ring design – Juste un Clou – which is shaped as, well, a nail. I sense this might cause disapproving sighs on the other side of the screen but let me explain my reasoning.

  1. Being so original they satisfy my need to have extraordinary wedding affair (and when I say extraordinary I really don’t mean grand wedding, simply different).
  2. Idiom ‘tough as nails’ comes to mind – and with currently high divorce rates, who would not want a bit of symbolic toughness in their marriage.
  3. They have two designs as if they are made for a couple – bride can wear diamond encrusted ring and groom more simple tougher version.
  4. They are made from 3 different metals: gold, white gold or rose gold allowing you to choose your favourite medium (and if you have seen the latest Apprentice, when I say medium I am not talking about the person you use to contact the other side, Adam).
  5. And last but not the least – it’s Cartier! So even if they are different and rebellious, they ooze class and will attract a lot of attention to your ring finger.

Above pictured rings in white gold are priced at £2,675 and £1,625 respectively.

P.S. To my boyfriend: please don’t freak out and read anything into this.

The Must-Have Want-Now Can’t-Live Without Shoes

November 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

Kandee Shoes. If you haven’t yet heard of them – learn this name.

Established in 2010 the aim of the designer Josh Wayman (who is 21 years old by the way, massive oh my god moment) is to create eye-candy shoes, which he has succeeded at doing – every pair is delicious and absolutely fabulous. The brand already has a large celebrity following: Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham to name a few. But even though A-listers wear it – the shoes are still accessible (price wise) for the high street lovers.

So ladies, time to add a new name to the wishlist. And a new pair of shoes to our shoe closet (you will probably end up with more though, they are irresistible). Go to to see the full range.

TRELLIS – The Clever Jewellery

October 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

In my previous two blog posts I wrote about my love for interchangeable pouches for Charlotte Olympia clutch and my current obsession with statement jewellery. Well, this blog post is about absolutely stunning earrings that combine both of those passions.

First of all these earrings are completely interchangeable.  You can choose your own center plate from a range of metals and coloured enamels like rose gold and black enamel on the pictures above. You can also select the drops to add to the earrings – pearl, citrine, rose quartz and many more. The earrings look great even without the central plate! So as you can imagine I am absolutely in love with the flexibility of this piece of jewellery – you simply would not need any other earrings and you can adjust them for any outfit or occasion. Also it is a big saving – you only have to purchase the diamond encrusted base once.

And secondly (not that the first point is not enough already) these earrings make a statement and will easily be the center of an outfit – you would not need any other jewellery either.

So, who makes these beautiful and very clever earrings? Lisa Abrahmsohn, an experienced and passionate London based designer and a founder of a jewellery brand TRELLIS. Visit their website to see other clever jewellery and find out more about these Paisley earrings. (The completed Paisley Rose Gold earrings on the picture above are £5,275).

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