June 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
On Thursday 14th I had a pleasure to attend a launch event for Jewellery Week’s main exhibition – Treasure. You can read more about my experiences in the tweet session I did the day after by following @fashionwishlist. This post is about one of the most striking jewellery brands I met during the event.
During my chat to Grace Hamilton a few things became clear. Firstly, she is a fun and exciting person and her character reflects well in the jewellery. Secondly, her creations are all about inspiration: shape inspired by love of sculpture and a scene from the fish market where on the display was a box of live eels that were slowly intertwining with each other, while colours come from her travels to distant lands of African continent. And thirdly, she is very meticulous when it comes to her jewellery as every step of the creation process is done with her own hands – from dying the yarn to crocheting each item for days at a time (some of the pieces take 2 days and hence are priced around £295, while others including the central necklaces on the photo above take a week and are around £750).
Colourful and well, big, Grace Hamilton necklaces take center stage of the outfits being the statement pieces that tie together the look. They are perfect for the eccentric fashion lover and for one off special looks. And they could not be more perfect for summer wedding season for all those searching for striking and memorable jewellery that would go well with the urban wedding theme. I can totally see myself wearing a knee length simple T-shirt shape silk dress in some vibrant colour and one of Grace Hamilton necklaces. Perfection.
May 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
Twitter is great. Especially when it connects you to things you are interested it. Just yesterday I came across Regal Rose jewellery on twitter and I could not wait to share it with you. I am not their first fashion fan – indeed their jewellery has been featured in various fashion magazines over the years including InStyle, Cosmopolitan, More, Now, Ok and The Observer. There is an obvious reason why – it is hot trendy and super fashionable without the hefty price tag! And its all thanks to wonderfully creative twin sisters – Rebecca and Louisa Warwick who set up the brand in 2008 and follow all the trends that inspire their great collection! Below are my favourite pieces from the website, but there is so much more for you to discover! Just visit regalrose.co.uk!
- Molly Large Acrylics Collar – probably the most important accessory of past year, £29
- Alexa Chunky Gold Chain – the affordable version of hot accessory I previously blogged about here, £16
- The Punk Collar – the black version, absolutely a must have, £17
- Mento Green Crystal Ring – the cocktail ring, totally trending as blogged about here, £22
- Lana fine Silver Chain Ring – possibly named after Lana Del Rey as she is a fan of double rings, £24
- Kesi Agate Stone Cuff – statement piece that adds the needed fashion factor to any outfit, £14
- Siew Fluorescent Yellow Earrings – bright colours are totally this season, so add some as your ear pieces, £23
- Keira Full Spiked Ear Cuff – the rock chic accessory, £14
April 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
I love shoes. A lot. And all of my friends share, if not exceed the love towards them so I am beginning to wonder if there is something in our female DNA that makes us lust after footwear. Probably not, though…
Whether scientific or merely culturally developed I am sure the female half of the population would find those two pairs extremely desirable. That’s what statement shoes should look like – add them to any outfit and watch it transform from day-to-day to uber-stylish in a blink of a eye. Think of Carrie Bradshaw from SATC – don’t be afraid to mismatch them to the rest of the outfit for even bigger impact. The hardest choice would be which colour to go for! Purchase these Player Cut Out Sandals at Topshop for £85.
February 20, 2012 § 2 Comments
The time has arrived for the brand new H&M collaboration with Marni to be revealed. Original patterns, amazing silk pieces, to die for jewellery – I can not wait till 8th March to update my closet with a handful of items. By far my favourite are the silk creation – bright shorts, pajama styled shirts and trousers (trend alert!) and even silk cardigans: those items will be unique on high street. But also, unlike the Versace for H&M predecessor, Marni jewelery creations are worth paying attention to: statement necklaces, colourful earrings and oversized bracelets that scream high fashion. The only items I am not impressed with are sandals, which look too masculine and bulky and anything in brown and green tribal print – the kind of print that despite uniqueness just does not look stylish enough. All in all though, I am excited as there is a whole range of items I absolutely love! This will go down in history as one of the best collaborations for H&M.
Indeed the success of the team up could be predicted by looking at the great turn out at the launch party which saw stars like Drew Barrymore, Freida Pinto, Winona Ryder and Mila Jovovich showcase the designs. Below are (a few) of my favourite items. I promise to return to the topic on 8th and tell you all about the shopping experience and what items I ended up purchasing!
- Patent Leather Top, £79.99
- Bag, £29.99
- Silk Shorts, £34.99
- Bracelet, £24,99
- Wool Cardigan, £49.99
- Leggings, £29.99
- Sequin Collar, £19.99
- Swimsuit, £29.99
- Bracelet, £19.99
- Silk Cardigan, £59.99
- Necklace, £34.99
- Silk Shorts, £34.99
- Earrings, £19.99
- T-Shirt, £19.99
- Shoes, £69.99
- Blouse, £34.99
- Skirt, £39.99
- Silk Trousers, £59.99
August 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
It is not all about designer items of course. I am a firm believer that great things do not have to cost a fortune. These earring prove me right. Priced at just £12 from asos.com those beauties will spice up any outfit and make you feel summery even on a cloudy day. Exactly what we the English need knowing how unreliable our summer is! Move your hair out of the way and parade those green splashes – night or day!