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Bohemian Bloomsbury Style

by Alexandra May | April 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ayala Bar & Cressida Bell

Now that the dust has settled, the shop refurb completed and Spring weather is finally showing her glory, I can start to look at how the fashion world is celebrating the 2017 change of seasons.

As one gets older it’s easy to feel a tad jaded about the reinvention of some trends but also to welcome the return of others, as you know that they are both flattering and fantastic.

We’ve been stocking Cressida Bell scarves for over three years and her creative colourful interpretation of her family artistic heritage (potter and art historian Duncan Bell was her father and the Bloomsbury Group and Charleston House are part of her family history), education at St Martins (where her contemporaries included the milliner Stephen Jones and designer John Galliano), and her personal genius enable the cross over from art to design, which makes her scarves and shawls a delight to wear.

Cressida Silk scarves

In hand printed silk georgette Cressida’s scarves can tick this season’s trend boxes by being worn as a bohemian belt, turban or trailing choker. The fabulous patterning makes a Dolce and Gabbana type statement when mixed with our Ayala Bar or Heidi Bennett earrings or a more modernist look is created when mixed with the strong mineral stones from our Trousseau range.

Cressida & Trousseau

 As you probably know, scarves are another abiding passion for me. I’ve discovered that using one of our chunky Konplott statement rings as a scarf tie creates a unique and striking statement which demonstrates what fashion should be all about; feeling good, looking great, and enjoying playing with colours, shapes and styles to effect.

 Cressida Scarves

Cressida Scarf with Heidi Bennet Earrings

 Enjoy!

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Trousseau Fix

by Alexandra May | October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Trousseau Fix

It's here! The shop recently received a bounty of Trousseau jewellery, 25 pieces of which are now available to buy online in the New Arrivals section.

Trousseau is the creation of young Indian jeweller and entrepreneur Urvi Vora. The company's archaic French name (translated: 'the bundle of possessions that a bride assembles for her marriage') refers to a series of events that inspired Urvi to set up the company: a realisation she had, whilst helping a friend shop for her wedding, that few of the products available to buy were personalised or remotely unique. This led to her decision to make all Trousseau creations either bespoke or in small quantities, thereby retaining the work's individuality.

The Trousseau range's nod to traditional Indian jewellery is clear, but Urvi's designs are neater and cleaner than their predecessors. Bold shapes and sharp lines give her pieces a modern feel, and their simplicity means they're very wearable - my customers tell me they're able to match their Trousseau jewellery with plenty of different outfits.

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A 21st Century Taste Of The Orient

by Alexandra May | August 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

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!

 

 Alexandra x

Posted in chinese jewellery, costume jewellery, detailed jewellery, Earrings, embroidery, fabric, geisha, Heidi Bennett, japan, Japanese, japanese jewellery, Kimono, oriental, ornate jewellery, silk, Soutache

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