Saturday, 04 November 2017 12:12

V&A Course: Fashion and Jewellery 1660–1914

Examine the relationship between fashion and jewellery between 1660 and 1914, as advances in technology and the discovery of new materials brought both within reach of the mass market.

Published in News
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:23

JADAU by Kanwal Toor

November 2016 - TV Personality, Bollywood Actress, Entrepreneur and Social Activist Kanwal Toor launched her own JADAU jewellery range; JADAU by Kanwal Toor. Traditional JADAU techniques are used by local artisans in India to handcraft each individual piece. Kanwal Toor has combined her passion for fashion and jewellery with her Indian heritage to launch JADAU by Kanwal Toor in late 2016.

Jadau jewellery originated in Indo-Gangetic plains and has been practised in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat for many centuries and has famously been worn by the Indian royals. It is a complicated and intricate jewellery making technique that involves embedding precious and semi-precious stones, gems, crystals and beads in gold.

Each piece in the JADAU by Kanwal Toor collection has a unique journey and design process, from the initial concept to sketches and then final creation. Bespoke pieces can be made on request with each piece telling a unique story to its owner.

Kanwal Toor has been involved in the fashion industry through various channels, including studying in Central Saint Martins and working with brands such as Vogue and Mercedes. Beauty pageants have been a big part of her life, winning the renowned Femina Miss India contest in 2001 and going on to represent her country in Miss International Pageant.

Prices start at £200 for earrings ranging up to £3000 for larger statement necklaces.

www.jadau.co.uk

Published in Designers
Friday, 11 August 2017 13:59

Alexandra Jacoumis

Alexandra Jacoumis’s jewellery seeks to unite the intricate designs and softness of textiles with the illuminating quality of gold and precious stones. Being of Greek origin, she was always inspired by the traditional and ancient crafts in order to create jewellery that is distinctive and original. ‘I love the idea of jewellery being significant and sentimental, passed down from generation to generation’ she says.

Her journey in the world of jewellery making started when she acquired a degree in Jewellery Design & Practice at Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design in London. Following her studies, she worked for ethical jeweller Pippa Small in Notting Hill, London for four years. During that time she was able to perfect her craft and find her own voice. True inspiration came after having spent several months travelling around India and Greece. Her proximity to rich textiles, textures, colours and stories moved her to create a unique collection.

Alexandra’s jewellery is made by embroidering detailed forms which are then transformed into solid 18kt gold, retaining the exact intricate detail of the thread. Afterwards, precious and semi-precious stones, such as black diamonds and sapphires, are added. Delicate and tactile, these pieces are organic. They are reminiscent of the past technique of hand-sewing and yet, they are modern and ready to wear.

In 2014, Alexandra’s jewellery business plan was chosen and supported by the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

www.alexandrajacoumis.com

Published in Designers
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:36

Less Is More: Joshua James Jewellery

Jewellery Joshua James

Less is more so bare it all with distinct and personal jewellery. Joshua James Jewellery, one of the UK's most popular and fastest growing independent retailers offers a stunning collection of fine jewellery from pendants that layer from your chin to your collarone to earings that sparkles in the glowing sunshine. With a huge selection of pendants, bracelets, watches, earings and rings. I was spoiled for choice but the Silver CZ Earring Jackets  caught my eye and I was in love.

JOSHUA JAMES

I am besotted with my sparkly, Silver CZ Earring Jackets , it draws just enough attention to make a statement and jazz up a plain white T-shirt and Jeans look. The perfect pair of earings to get a lot of mileage out of. It works for special occasion wear as well as every day wear.

Joshua James Silver Earing Jacket result

Pendants to layer, is the must have this season, with Celebs and It-girls alike layering dainty pendants to make a layered statement pieces. The Silver CZ Flower Pendant, closes with a spring ring clasp and can be adjusted to 3 different lengths. So the ideal piece to start layering.

Joshua James Flower Pendant result

Pair your flower pendant with the pretty Silver CZ V Pendant, to add extra sparkle or wear it on its own for an understated classic look.

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Mix your gold and silver with by pairing your V-shaped pendant with a pair of the Delta Rose Gold & Clear Crystal Dual Earrings . The shimmering clear crystal will add a refined sparkle to any day or night look.

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Bracelets whether you like it simple or statement worthy, they are all about adding extra glitz and personality to your style. The Silver Round CZ Bracelet will complete your look on its own or stacked with other pieces.

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Studs are ideal for everyday wear, they might be small but they are in the direct line of vision of everyone you talk to through out the day. So the rigth pair can have a big impact like the pretty pair of Rose Gold Plated Openwork Stud Earrings.

Rose Gold Flower Studs Joshua James result

Jewellery are the silver linings to any great outfit. So take your style from basic to brilliant with any piece from Joshua James Jewellery, as you deserve to shine.

Published in Blog
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:58

As Seen In Vogue

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Shop this seasons must have pieces, As seen in Vogue and receive 15% off your first order with the code STYLE1.

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Romantic and subtly sexy ,Chloé's tri-coloured blouse, crafted in lightweight silk crépon frabric. You will be floating in the pretty piece with its exaggerated, tiered bell sleeves. A must have summer statement piece.

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Fall in love with this multicoloured Valentino gown, the closing pieces at the Valentino SS17 runway show With its beautiful lace detail and block colores for a contemporary romantic look.

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Say it loud in this limited- edition slogan T-shirt emblazoned with the words Canned Candies,after the London exhibition of erotic photographs by 1960s photographer Jean Clemmer featuring Rabanne’s futuristic chain-mail designs.

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Sweater dressing just got seriously sexy and you will look the part in this Esteban Cortázar’s asymmetric, split hem knit dress with a white ruffle trim and one-shoulder.

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Boho flair at its best, is the Valentino's black leather fringed shoulder bag with its multi-stand twisted strap and rockstud and turquoise cabochon embellishment.

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Get your hands on one of the jewellery pieces from the Christopher Kane’s SS17 runway show.

The bejeweled beetle necklace set in resin alongside sparkling stones. The perfect accent for all your summer prints.

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Published in Blog

This spring is all about luxury clothing that does not look it – sleek, elegant, unpretentious and, above all, colourful and comfortable.

Published in Trends
Friday, 05 May 2017 10:47

Veritas Bespoke SS17 Collection

Veritas bespoke jewellery

Nothing expresses our personality quite like the embellishments we choose to adorn our every day ensemble with. Those special jewellery pieces that can completely transform any outfit.

If you are looking for one of those special pieces that are enticing and exquisite, then read, on you might just find that “IT ” jewellery piece to personalise your wardrobe like the Lioness Cuff Bangle in 18 Carat Gold Plate from Bespoke Jewellers Veritas.

Gold Plated Cuff Veritas Bespoke Jewellery

Veritas Beskope jewellers, have been creating beautiful Pendants & Necklaces, Bracelets & Bangles, Friendship Bracelets, Rings, Earings, Brooches and Pins since 2004.

Veritas Jewellery

Each unique piece created by Veritas are timeless, sentimental, playful and wearable. Crafted from beautiful material with each piece commanding attention.

Pendant Varitas Jewellery

Each piece is a skillful mix of contemporary chic, elegance and playfulness. Expertly designed pieces crafted with a deep appreciation for craftsmanship.

Acorn Pendant Veritas Jewellery
Pendant Veritas Jewellery

Veritas supply some of the worlds best known brands, companies and stores with custom made, unique jewellery for either corporate gifting or retail purposes.

Veritas Jewellery Bespoke Cuff

Head on over to www.veritasgifts.co.uk to take your pick of one of their unique SS17 pieces or to let them help you develop your own custom made jewellery.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:26

You Will Need This On Your Shopping List

You will need this on your shopping list

We love list and by far our favourite list is our fashion shopping list. Because nothing relieves stress quite like retail therapy. Here is some of my #lustlist items on my #lookgood shopping list.

Denim and animal print

Stay fashionable and casual, in the button- down denim dungaree dress, from La Redoute, wear it on a girly weekend with a sweater underneath and look cool and on trend.

The 60’s snake print block heel, and animal print sunglasses from H&M, will inject the new seasons animal prints into your wardrobe.

The covetable bag in the Pantone colour of the year, Greenery, from H&M is a must on my lust list.

Palm prints and earthy tones

Sartorial Jungle, utilitarian details and palm prints in sophisticated earthy tones will put you in #holidaymood lounging on a tropical beach.

Belted high waisted wide leg trousers, H&M, palm print strappy vest, River Island, totally cool #junglequeen.

These pair of tropical print heels, from Dune London and neon print palm print clutch will jazz up any plain outfit.

white and silver

Feminine edge, play the innocent siren in this white off -the- shoulder lace dress, from H&M.

Metallic is still a hot number, the silver metallic block heel mule, from H&M, is the perfect on-trend slip on for any outfit.

Channel classy chic with the, top handle applique detail mini handbag from Dune London and a pair of glitter encrusted cat-eye sunglasses, from River Island.

Published in Blog
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:59

TDi BODY JEWELLERY

Body piercings are on the rise with celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Kate Moss and Fergie who have nearly every area of their ears pierced.

Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:34

Giebultowski Jewellery AW17

Clothing by Anna Krzepkowski Poland.

Photographer: Joanna Mitroi Photography

Published in Fashion Week
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