Lately, I've been on the lookout for examples of wonderful costume and material from East Asia. I've always been drawn to jewellers who, through use of ornately detailed settings and splashes of vivid colour, incorporate an Oriental influence into their work. Shots of stunning embroidery from Japan (among other places) can be found on my Textiles Pinterest board, whilst this collection features pictures of modern Japanese women who've carried the traditional Geisha style into the 21st century, giving it some modern tweaks on the way.
Geishas used their bouffant hairdos as pinboards for ornate decorations. Ricardo Douahi's hairclips are perfect for dressing up a similarly dramatic upsweep hairstyle.
These handmade patchwork pouches, made from pieces of vintage kimono silk, are available in my store. Each design is completely unique in both the layout of the fabric used and the combination of materials. Perfect for keeping your jewellery safe!
In keeping with Vogue's instruction to inject the longstanding floral trend with 'attitude and verve', Konplott designer Miranda Konstantidou has introduced a line of bold, eye-catching flower-power pieces to her range. The aptly-named 'Psychodahlia' collection sets a scattering of pretty swarovski crystals against a backdrop of vivid, enamelled petal pieces in exotic colour combinations, proving that flower jewellery doesn't have to be simple in design or wishy-washy in colour.
Loyal visitors to my shop and site have come to love Konplott jewellery for its distinctive design, excellent quality and level of detail. The intuitive Miranda only employs women to help her make the pieces - she believes only women can truly understand women's jewellery - and she trains each of her employees personally, passing on several decades' worth of crafting expertise to every jeweller. As always, this particular selection of jewellery was custom-made for my shop and is available for a limited time only, since the ever-innovative Miranda completely refreshes her range with new collections twice a year.
Now that the sun's (finally!) shining, I think it's the perfect time to accessorise with a flowering burst of colour! The range can be found under the New Arrivals section of the website, and you can browse Miranda's entire collection here.