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Butler and Wilson

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Butler and Wilson Three Crystal Owls on a Branch BroochButler and Wilson have been making jewellery for 38 years, but it’s only in the last few years that the fashion industry has started to notice them, and if you pick up any fashion glossy at the moment, chances are they’ll be a mention of them somewhere.

Bright jewel colours are really popular this season, and Butler and Wilson have just launched a new range of brightly coloured items including hair clips, brooches and bracelets that fit the bill perfectly. This Three Crystal Owls on a Branch Brooch is made up of all the colours of the rainbow and is super sparkly. This would be a great addition to any coat or jacket, and it’s definitely unusual. It’s also at the lower end of the price range at £38. Whilst it’s quite a lot for a brooch, if you wear it everyday on a jacket that makes it a fairly low cost-per-wear. They have brooches in just about everything imaginable – from owls and rabbits to shoes and buses – so they’d make a great gift.

You can buy online from their website, or they have stores in South Kensington and Bond Street.

Tatty Devine A/W 08 Collection

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Tatty Devine Big Paperclip NeckalceTatty Devine is a cult jewellery brand that’s been receiving loads of attention over the summer. Their collections are known for not taking themselves too seriously, and taking inspiration from everyday objects rather than diamonds and pearls. They make jewellery from things no one else would think of, making them completely unique – they rarely follow the current fashion trends. Their A/W 08 collection is no different, as it takes its inspiration from stationery! There’s paper clip earrings, a pencil sharpening necklace and a big gold star brooch.

It’s certainly an unusual collection, but if you’re after something different that no one else has, then look no further.

My favourite is this Big Paper Clip Necklace. It looks just like giant paper clips linked together, and it’s over a metre long, so can be worn loads of different ways. You can have silver paper clips or coloured ones.

It costs £69 and you can buy online or if you’re in London you can visit their stores in Soho or Brick Lane.

Red Strawberry Brooch

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Red Strawberry BroochI love vintage looking brooches, and am currently on the look out for a new one to go on my (as yet unpurchased) winter jacket. Last year I had a lovely silver horse, but sadly after several months of wear and tear it’s legs snapped off, so I’m looking for something a bit sturdier.

The Red Herring range at Debenhams has some lovely clothes, and after some research it seems it’s got a great jewellery range too, including some brooches. I’m tempted by the winged horse, but after the demise of last year’s I’m leaning towards this one, a Red Strawberry Brooch. It’s shiny gems and vibrant colour make it unique and eye catching, and it’s definitely unusual. The detailing also makes it seem a lot more expensive than it it, there are black beads for seeds and a jewel detail on the stem gives it a 3D effect.

It costs £8 and you can get from Debenhams online or instore.

Shatter Badges

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

shatterbadges.JPGI’m not quite sure what the idea of these shatter badges from All Saints is but I thought they looked pretty cool. Again, I’m not sure whether they are meant to be worn separately or all together like a brooch. I guess it doesn’t really matter.

The use of the colours would really highlight a plain black or white jacket and give that extra stylish something. I especially love the fact that each shatter segment has All Saints engraved in the edge. They are so unique which is why I love them and cheap at just £15. Have a look for yourself at www.allsaintsshop.co.uk.

Love Brooch

Friday, December 14th, 2007

lovebrooch.jpgChristmas is all about sharing time with family and friends and showing love for one another – its not just about all the presents girls believe it or not!!

So, what better way to show how you feel for the people around you than this super fun and retro Love Brooch. There’s no need for soppy drunk moments when you can create the mood from one single piece of jewellery – what a great idea.

Also, depending on your mood and outfit you can choose from either red matt, pink matt or purple mirror as your colour of love. To have your very own love piece just check out www.glitter-and-twisted.com where you can view all products, however you will have to contact the site in order to make a purchase.

Stripy Hearts

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Stripy Heart EarringsThis pair of earrings and this brooch make the cutest little combo and would make a really great gift idea for a girly friend who digs the retro look.

I wouldn’t initially think that the perfect combo would be a set of earrings and a brooch but I can see these these two pieces really working well together and with the right outfit will look fab. This dramatic and chunky heart shaped design is bold and has vibrant coloured strips that really seal the deal.

Stripy Heart BroochIf you get clicking at aurelieandrose.co.uk you will find these little delights in array of colours from pink and turquoise to a simple black and white, but for me my favourite colour combination had to be the lilac and purple.

If you don’t fancy having matching accessories or want one without the other then both these items can be purchased individually. The earrings are £12.99 and the brooch is just £10.99.

Amethyst Butterfly Brooch

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Amethyst Butterfly BroochI never really associate brooches with young fashion trends. Whenever I think of a brooch I think of the big hideous metal like things that are worn by my older relatives that play no part as a fashion accessory.

With this is mind you can imagine my shock when I came across this gorgeous, delicate Amtheyst Butterlfy brooch. Now this is a brooch that I would definitely be seen in. I think its the pink and purple diamanté that help create that younger feel to it. It would look so cute on this seasons knitwear.

Its around 5cm wide, so not too bold but big enough to create the desired effect. Its just £15 and can be purchased on line at www.treasurebox.co.uk.

Good enough to eat

Monday, July 9th, 2007

238-1183470785-2f40d74f2bb20e13c05b429289767fb06s75jnspnk.jpgThis yummy cherry broach is one of the few pieces of jewellery on the Mikey website for £10 and under – but in my opinion its one of the cutest things on there. I love the deep rich colour of the cherries; they kinda remind me of Christmas baubles.

The body of the broach is gold with green diamante covering the leaves which really sparkle an amazing colour in the light. The broach measures 3.5cm across and is quite heavy. Your ten pounds will even get you quick delivery so order it soon!