Jewellery Week Special: Allumer
June 19, 2012 § 3 Comments
This blog post is about a fun jewellery brand I came across while visiting the launch of the Treasure Exhibition, a part of London Jewellery Week. To find out more about my experiences at the event check our my twitter account @fashionwishlist.Indeed this brand is super fun. Creating wearable jewellery that you would not want to part with on daily basis, it’s cool, trendy and cheeky.
I adore gold, silver and rhodium match necklaces (top picture) that have a precious stone tips including Amethyst, Topaz and Pink Tourmaline. Symbolising light and life, these matches are perfect as meaningful presents and with varied stone colours could be chosen as ‘his and hers’ necklaces. Another favourite: gold Allumette necklaces (bottom left picture) that come with a small bell in various colours and look great if you have a few of them around your neck, but careful – make sure you won’t be annoyed by bell sounds! Apart from necklaces jewellery brand creates bracelets – simple gummy bracelets might at first remind you of the ones you wore back at school but a gold plate with diamond attached to the bracelet will make sure you know you are now all grown up! And on top of funky jewellery designs I love their packaging idea – every product comes in a little match box. ‘Light up someone’s life’ indeed!
As you can tell I quickly became a big fan of the Allumer, and I am not the only one! Various celebrities have been spotted sporting their designs – Kate Moss, Princess Beatrice, Daisy Lowe and pretty much the entire cast of Made in Chelsea! It is quite fascinating that such a successful brand was formed reacting to demand: founder-designer Nathasha Leith-Smith did not plan to start a jewellery brand when she made a single friendship bracelet for her best friend igniting the spark of word of mouth that drove the demand.
You can find more about the jewellery and purchase the pieces on their website (which does need some work but this is the only negative thing I can say regarding Allumer, and that’s the easiest one to correct). Prices are as follows: Match necklace £12o-138, Allumette necklace £24 and Gummy bracelets £120-150.
April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
Diamonds are the girl’s best friend, sang Marylin. And this Hong Kong born, Saint Martins educated jewellery designer agrees! After studying gemmology her fascination with diamond cutting process inspired designs of her London made jewellery label that pays a tribute to the special form of carbon. Cute, stylish and very interesting indeed! And where can you purchase them, you might ask? On Myflashtrash.com of course – online jewellery store ran by ex-Made in Chelsea actress Amber Atherton. If this is what she quit the scripted reality show for then hats of to the girl, she is doing a brilliant job and if you haven’t already do look around the website, there are so many hidden gems waiting discovery!
- Diamond Trillion Charm Ring, £140
- Diamond Cage Ring, £182
- Heart and Oval Diamond Charm Pearl Bracelet, £384
- Diamond Cage Stud Earrings, £168
Millie + Lipsy
March 29, 2012 § 1 Comment
Whether you are a fan of London based reality show Made in Chelsea or not, there is one thing everyone will agree on – Millie Mackintosh is gorgeous. In fact so gorgeous that after seeing her model the new range of Lipsy VIP dresses I could not wait to get my hands on them: I am once again excited about Lipsy creations, and that has not happened for over a 6 months! They are not your day to day party dresses – in fact VIP range is perfect for special occasions and now that the wedding season is approaching, I would recommend you go no further for the outfit of choice than Lipsy’s website. Beautiful and impact-making dresses come in both mini and maxi lengths and give you great choice of fabrics. Plus each dress gives you a different focus: feathers, lace, tutu skirt, embellished, scalloped, sequined, printed – just pick what S/S12 trend you want to follow and grab one of them before they get away!
Below is my selection of favourite pieces from the collection to inspire you to have a look at the entire range at www.lipsy.com.
- Rouched Bust Dip Dye Prom Dress, £120
- Waxed Lace Feather Dress, £110
- Scalloped Edge Sequin Dress, £120
- Flower Bust Maxi Dress, £130
- Sweetheart Embellished Neckline Ruched Maxi Dress, £130
- Printed Embellished Maxi Dress, £130