Category Archive: Jewellery

Feb 25 2014

Arm Candy: Susie Wolff Wings for Life Bracelet

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Yesterday I shared my new bracelet, the ‘Wings for Life’ friendship bracelet designed by F1 test driver Susie Wolff with Rox Jewellery on Instagram and I got such a great response that I thought I would share it on here.

Last week my fiancé went to the annual Wings for Life fundraising gala, he does every year with work and last year he treated himself to a fancy watch signed by David Coulthard, and this year he thought of me and bought me one of the ‘Rox in a Box’, which raised more than £10,000 for the charity. I could of either won the only pair of diamond earrings or this fabulous sparkly limited bracelet – even though the earrings were worth more I think I won with this beauty.

As regular readers will know I do love a spot of arm candy, I never leave the house with out a handful of bracelets on my arm, and this grey rope toggle bracelet adorned with crystal set wings to represent the charity is the perfect addition to my expanding collection of jewels.

As well as being pretty, designed by a woman F1 driver, this bracelet is only £40 and 100% of all profits will be donated to the Wings for Life charity, which is an excellent organisation that does critical spinal cord research.

Come on what are you waiting for – do something for charity and get a great bracelet. Be warned these beauties are limited edition so snap yours up quick!!!!

Buy yours here for £40.

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Nov 21 2013

Jewellery Loving: Atelier Swarovski Christopher Kane SS14

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If there is one thing I love more than anything else, well except my boyfriend, family, friends and Barbie of course, has to be sparkles. There is something about a gorgeous piece of jewellery, whether it is a stunning pair of earrings, an arm stacked high with bracelets, or a statement necklace, jewellery can totally change-up any look as well as your mood.

I recently checked out the Atelier Swarovski spring/summer 2014 collection, which each season ties up with a number of designers, including Christopher Kane and Maison Martin Margiela **more to come on their amazing designs**, and I just had to share Kane’s updated iconic crystal mesh ‘Bolster’ collection, which has been reworked in new seasonal colour ways.

Not only is the design simple but I love how timeless the pieces are and no matter what colour each sparkles so beautifully. My favourite piece has to be the twist bolster necklace, where hundreds of individually set crystals have been combined and entwined to create a striking necklace, and finished off with a chunky clasp.

Starting at £210 for a Bolster bracelet to £700 for the Twist Bolster necklace, this collection isn’t cheap – but just think how chic the pieces would look on. I have to be honest I hope Santa is reading this as it would be amazing to unwrap a piece on Christmas morning!!!

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane’s jewellery collaboration with Swarovski?

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Aug 15 2013

Jewellery Loving: Lucy Folk’s Quirky Arm Candy

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I love layering on bracelets to create the perfect arm party, whether it’s stacks of bangles, delicate Astley Clarke bracelets, or colourful friendship bracelets that remind me of the days I spent hours making them with my friends when I was younger.

I was recently introduced to the quirky designs of Australian jewellery designer Lucy Folk, who is known for her fun, culinary-influenced themed pieces that have caught the attention of a number of stylish fashion editors and celebrities.

Since launching her label in 2007, the Melbourne-based designer has created collections inspired by pizza, pasta, spices, and tropical fruit – it seems that all the best meals are worthy of wearing around the neck or wrist.

Her designs have included mushroom earrings, dough rings, an incredible pizza collar, metallic crocheted pineapples, watermelon bracelets complete with pips, and lime sliced cocktail necklaces – all of them look good enough to eat and just checking them out her website made me hungry!

While at a lunch recently at Rainbowwave’s showroom, I checked out her latest collection and fell in love with her unusual and colourful ‘wearable food’ designs, especially the gorgeous taco-adorned friendship bracelets and the stackable multicoloured crochet bracelets.

Seriously what’s not to love – combining fashion with food – that’s like two of my favourite things!!!

Would you wear a taco-adorned friendship bracelet?

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Lucy Folk’s is currently stocked in Harvey Nichols, Matches, and Celestine Eleven in the UK, but you can find her full stock sold through her own website www.lucyfolk.com where there is a set flat rate of $25 AUS for international shipping.

I found a few pieces I loved on Matches website:

Jun 13 2013

Jewellery Loving: Astley Clarke More Than Just Bracelets

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Jewellery, like handbags is my go-to luxury, I love buying new pieces, wearing hand-me-downs, finding a vintage gem as well as making my own, but most of all I love that each piece holds special memories, so much more than a piece of clothing.

I also love discovering fab brands to obsess over, make wish-lists about and generally plot my next purchase. My latest obsession has to be London-based jeweller Astley Clarke, founded by Bec Astley Clarke in 2006, which has fast become my go-to place to pick up treats for my arm parties, and it seems I am not alone as each time I post on Instagram and Pose everyone seems to love their bracelets.

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit the Astley Clarke showroom in London, located down the prettiest Mew, and was given free rein to check out the gorgeous collections of their famous friendship bracelets, make up my own stackable ring, and gush over their exquisite selection of fine jewellery, which includes gorgeous diamond rings nearly expensive as my new car!!!

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I am also a huge fan of their stackable ranges, including enamel and gemstone stacking rings, which you can have fun with on their website putting together your favourite rings with their Ring Stacker app, and I think I want every single one of the enamel bangles. What I love about Astley Clarke are the options, buy one, buy three, they work on their own and stacked, plus I love finding things to collection.

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What I didn’t realise was that Astley Clarke has an amazing collection of charms, I already have Thomas Sabo, Pandora, and Chamilia, and that I am currently lusting over Dodo, but Astley Clarke delightful collection pays homage to its British heritage, its love of colourful gemstones and charms for good fortune. As with the rings, there is an Charm Building app, which you can totally lose a few hours playing around with the options. I really did fall in love with the animal charms – especially this squirrel – so adorable.

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But as the title states, Astley Clarke is so much more than just bracelets, the jeweller also has a great choice of delicate necklaces, exquisite diamond rings, and a wonderful curated selection of guest designers including Australian brand Stenmark designed by Susie Stenmark, I am in love with her Tanzanite Colourburst Pendant, but at £2,500 it is slightly out of my price range!!!

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I also discovered and fell in love with the gorgeous Solange Azagury-Partridge collection, from the Love ring to the colourful Hotlips rings that have a touch of Lulu Guinness about them, and the adorable 18 carat enamel bee ring, if only I had £1,200 that beauty would be mine in a heartbeat.

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If you aren’t familiar with the brand, do check out its website, get creative with its apps, or why not visit their London boutique at 6 Junction Mews, or check out their collections in Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty London – trust me you will become as obsesses as me.

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Shop some of my favourite Astley Clarke pieces:

Jun 04 2013

Jewellery: Dodo’s City Charm Bracelets

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I make no secret of being a lover of charms, whether it is Thomas Sabo, Astley Clarke, Tiffany’s, or Pandora, I love that they can personalise a look, show off your personality and are perfect to capture a happy memory.

One jewellery charm brand I have had my eye on for a while has to be Italian brand, Dodo, as I love that each charm has a different meaning. For instance did you know their Penguin charm means ‘crazy in love’, that the Butterfly represents ‘I love my freedom’ and the Camel is ‘I’d walk across burning sand for you’, I also love that the D charm is ‘Dear D. You are a Devil, yet Delightful’!!!

As well as animals and letters, Dodo have also put together a series of ‘Souvenir’ charm bracelets for some of my favourite cities – London, Paris and New York, as well as Milan and Roma that are just gorgeous and I want them all!!!

Each of the Dodo loves charm bracelets costs £280, a little pricey, but I love that you get a Dodo bird charm, a love heart and the letters to spell out the city. I think it is hard to choose between London, Paris and New York.

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May 09 2013

Reinvent Yourself: Diane Kruger For Jaeger-LeCoultre

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Where: At the launch of her short film, Reinvent Yourself with Jaeger-LeCoultre in New York

Wearing: A black fitted Alessandra Rich crepe gown with dramatic fringe detailing to the side, teamed with a skinny white belt, white Christian Louboutin heels, a checked clutch, chunky bracelets and of course a dainty Jaeger-LeCoultre watch

Verdict: Only Diane could get away with wearing this fringed beauty during the day and what a beauty it is, I love how she has styled it with white accessories making it so on trend, as monochrome styles are everywhere.

What I love most about this look has to be how immaculate she looks – her body looks incredible in the fitted dress, her belt shows off her tiny waist, and her natural, barely there make-up and sleek hair is just the topping on the cake really. I know that I gush a lot about Diane, but come on this is why, she is stunning.

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So why was Diane sporting a gorgeous fringed dress during the day in New York? I would like to answer that why not, but actually the actress was launching the new short film she stars in for Jaeger-LeCoultre called ‘Reinvent Yourself’.

The beautiful film, directed by Fabienne Berthaud and set to the Shirley Bassey ‘(Where Do I Begin) Love Story’ song, basically pays tribute to the her unique personality and successful career – following her from a young ballerina to a successful fashion model and now an actress.

Watch the film below – it really captures Diane’s beauty perfectly, and she even cries pretty!!!

[Pics: courtesy of Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre]

Apr 06 2013

My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy

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This week has been kind of quiet – with the Bank Holiday I haven’t been into London much, instead I have been baking up a storm for the Great River Bake Off *more to come on this*, but on Thursday night I did venture into the snow storm, I know I thought April was all about the rain showers but apparently Thursday was the coldest April day in Blighty for the past 50 years – seriously crazy weather.

The occasion was catching up with my good friend and fellow blogger Sherin from HiFashion and also head over to the Kipling x Helena Christensen party at Beach Blanket Babylon – I had planned to wear a new dress I have been dying to wear, but the weather had other ideas so I decided to work my mini flares with a stripy shirt, a classic but an easy style to throw on.

I wasn’t going to do a style post, mainly because I like to take my shots outside and I wasn’t willing to take my coat off in the freezing conditions, but I actually quite liked the moody lighting at Beach Blanket Babylon that I decided what the hell as I really like this look.

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For me this outfit was made fun by my jewellery, which I seem to be obsessed with off late, I just find it the best way to jazz up an outfit or brighten up my mood. This week when mooching around New Look, like you do, I came across this adorable black and white panda watch, I instantly fell in love with it and at £9.99 this watch is the perfect addition to any arm candy party!!!

As I don’t like to mix my metals, I teamed my watch with some of my favourite pieces of silver jewellery – my moo cow necklace that my mum bought me a few years back from Christmas, I literally wear this necklace to death it is so cute, my new ring from & Other Stories, I just love how simple it is, and no jewellery look is complete without a stack of bracelets – I went for these ornate ones, also from New Look. I do love to jingle.

Do you love to jazz up an outfit with your jewellery?

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My Style: Denim jeans, Dorothy Perkins (very old) // Striped three-quarter sleeve shirt, not sure, so old and it doesn’t have a label // Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (c/o) // Panda watch, New Look // Cow necklace, present off my mum // Silver bracelet stack, New Look // Multi-coloured bead bracelet, H&M // Ring, & Other Stories // Glasses, Retro54 // Ankle boots, Topshop // My style denim stripes My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy %tag**Thanks to Sherin for my outfit snaps**

 

 

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