L’Essayeur is a luxury avant-garde jewellery brand founded in London. The brand inherits the genes of science and art from its founders, Chengxi Wang and Jamie Lou, who respectively graduated from University of Oxford and University of the Arts London. When the spirit of scientific revolution meets bold artistic expression, L’Essayeur is more than a collection of precious metals and gems, but a wearable attitude of authenticity, rebellion and transformation.
To this purpose, each jewel is designed to tell stories of historical rebels. Our signature first collection centers on Galileo Galilei, who, in the face of imprisonment, unshakably defended his heliocentric theory and shook the center of the universe.
The brand name, L’Essayeur, was inspired by a book published in by Galileo Galilei in 1623.
The book is considered to be one of the pioneering works of the scientific method in Renaissance. Renovating the revolutionary spirit of Renaissance, L'Essayeur jewellery challenges traditions from the design process to the moment you embed our jewellery into who you are. Every piece of L’Essayeur jewellery is an experiment to disrupt the current fashion system. Instead of industrial mass production, Jamie and Chengxi traveled around Italy to seek prominent artisans for co-creation jewellery projects.
For example, L’Essayeur collaborates with contemporary sculptor Leonardo Bossio to challenge the borders between sculpture and jewellery. And cooperation with artist and goldsmith Antonella Sicoli is an experiment to restructure time. Each jewel is a unique piece that combines parts of antiques of different time and rearranges them in an innovative way.
At L’Essayeur, where disciplinary borders and orders of time are challenged, it’s impossible not to challenge status quo and who you are. Rebel and bring up reincarnation.
BE YOUR OWN SUCCESS, a mantra by which Irish jewellery designer Melissa Curry has lived, from the beginning of her career in Paris in 1998 to her success now.
Launching her first collection at the Leclaireur in Paris, followed by an invitation to show at Paris Fashion week in 1999, to her successful partnership with Virgin Airlines. A partnership which has seen her gold BYOS bar as the 10th best seller in the Virgin Atlantic Retail Therapy Magazine - 2016. Her success has seen her pieces being worn by the Royals, and the former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
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Each and every piece in her collection has a timeless elegance and a playful mix of texture and colour to it. Making it a dream to wear for women who love to add colour and texture to their everyday outfits.
Drawing inspiration from life, culture and world events, she designs each piece as something personal, for her the designer as well as the wearer. It is this personal connection that adds a sense of vibrancy and beauty to each piece.
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Image Source: melissacurry.com
She wants women to feel that, they are the driving force behind their own success and that, when you put on one of her bracelets, earring or necklaces, that you are empowered to be yourself and to build on your own success.
"It’s about being you, knowing what makes you tick, what makes your heart work, what makes your mind work, and embodying that.” -Melissa Curry
Find and shop her collection today at www.melissacurry.com
Jadau by Kanwal Toor showcased a SS19 collection at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.
Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryan
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi
Beautiful bright sunny days, beach holidays, sunset cocktails and great times!! We all love summer and never wants to say goodbye. If it was up to us we will make the season last forever but as all thing go, seasons come and seasons must go.
But with every new season, we find new things to love, like and buy. So, it is with great excitement that we look forward to what is to come for AW18.
These are just some of the trends that was all the rage on each and every fashion catwalk and will be available in all your favourite high street shop very soon. So, for now this is just to get you “in the know for what is to come” until then we will try and hold on to a bit more of the summer.
We will be wild for animal print from leopard to zebra and the trend is to wear it from head to toe if you are daring to be so wild.
Padded Leopard Coat - PREEN - Debenhams (out in store soon)
Red Leopard Print Dress Studio By PREEN - Debenhams (out in store soon)
Pleats Please, knife pleats to be exact , this flirty style will take over our AW18 skirt collection. Pair it with a fluffy jumpers and a statement necklace for a on trend look.
Check is back , always a returning favourite for the season. This season we see it with a much cooler edge and doubling it up is the way to go.
Check blazer and trousers - NEW LOOK
Pow Ochre Check Crombie and Camel Pow Check Wide Leg Culottes- DOROTHY PERKINS
In the accessories department we can look forward to long dangling silver earrings for a statement sparkle.
Floral Diamond Earrings - OASIS (out in store soon)
The Cowboy boot will also be kicking up some dust this coming season
Red Snakeskin cowboy style ankle boot - OASIS
The season must have bag is definitely not for those that travel with all their cosmetic essentials and more because it with be teeny tiny. The mini bag it so you will have to minimise your must have daily handbag essentials.
Dixiee- Black leather hand held duffle bag - DUNE LONDON
Snakeskin hand held handbag - M&S Collection
And then there are Belt to help you define your waist, try it in animal print or something bigger and bolder.
Double Hoop Leopard print Jeans belt - ACCESSORIZE
Square Buckle Wide Waist Belt- ACCESSORIZE
Now that you have a glimpse of what is to come you might not be so sad of saying goodbye to summer and welcoming beautiful autumn.
Summer is mostly associated with vivid colours, bright tones and shiny things. This also refers to our clothes. When to wear pink, yellow and coral red if not during the warmest part of the year?
Summer is the perfect time to embrace colour and mix things up from your usual navy and black winter wardrobe.
Caivo is a luxury new brand, specialising in handmade hair jewellery for special occasions like weddings, proms and even a day at the races. We use a variety of materials including fine crystals like Swarovski.
Caivo’s first piece started with the wedding of a Polish designer Katarzyna Rychter, who recently graduated from an Art University in Kalisz. She could not find the right jewellery for her hair. So Katarzyna together with Iwona Rychter designed and created the perfect piece for her special day. Later on the uniqueness and high quality of Caivo’s designs brought a lot of interest from brides to be in Poland and abroad.
Caivo’s products are designed and made in Poland. Although the company was set up in Nottingham, England by Timothy Novak who is a family member and now the managing director of the company.
The team in Poland is made up of Katarzyna Rychter the designer, and her mother in-law Iwona Rychter who has many years of experience with jewellery production and quality assessing. In England Iwona’s brother Timothy worked closely with the Creative Manager Kat Puchowska and Marie McLaughlin the Operation Manager to launch the website, social media and promote the brand. Kat Puchowska is a graduate in Fashion Photography at Nottingham Trent University, and has been able to draw on her own experience from being involved in the fashion industry and photography projects.
Along with the new jewellery collection of luxury tiaras and combs, Caivo offers bespoke designs at the “Just for you” section online for the customers who require something with that extra individuality to complement their special occasions.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that pearls are very much back in style right now.
Nasra Mamoun is a jewellery designer who has been creating hand-made jewellery for over twenty years. After graduating with a BSc in Geology from Yarmouk University, Jordan, she moved to the UK and her career path took her away from Geology but she has retained a link with designing and making jewellery made primarily from stirling silver and semi-precious stones. She is married to Sudanese artist and photographer Issam Abdelhafiez.
Born in the Sudan to an artistic family, her father, the late Hussein Shariffe was an artist and film director and both he and her mother, Shama Al Siddig have hugely influenced her love and appreciation of colour and design. Her fascination with gem stones began during her student years and she started stringing beads together and gradually progressed to silversmithing. Her creations are unique jewellery pieces that are a pleasure to wear “.