6 September 2013

+MEOW!!!+

I die. That is all...

Larsson & Jennings:: Animal print watches

Found here 

1 September 2013

+of stag and men+

with my failed attempt of attracting my male crushes last weekend, I opted to surrender to the king of the forest instead. am even getting away with people thinking it's all silver. now THAT'S a catch!
it's probably a good 10cm wide, found at Gina Tricot in Sweden. Unfortunately it's not currently sold online.

Gina Tricot::stag necklace
brushed metal 

23 August 2013

+keeping connected+

stumbled upon this website Cisthene which has more folkish, talisman type jeweller. It features hand-crafted jewels, bath and beauty products, as well as hand-tooled leather accessories.
Cisthene (pronounced kees-THEE-nee) is the mythical island where Medusa is thought to dwell. She is the subject of seduction, envy, and spell-binding tales.

Brooklyn based designer Erica Bradbury from Species by the Thousands created this connection ring (found here) from renewed and recycled materials which i think is pretty dope. I love me a good connector!!
Species By The Thousands::Connection ring
Brass

Debra Baxter also created this Quartz necklace (found here) which i think would be better shortened as it's on a 34" long chain. Clear quartz is seen to amplify healing energy so a good one to have by your heart, especially if you're heart broken ;) 

Debra Baxter::Crystal Quartz
Brass & quartz

21 August 2013

+kitted out+

when did kitson go online? or am i just that daft? i swear they weren't a year ago, but then again, my mind is not a trustful thing at times.

so i'm excited! a few things i could lust for whilst i have nothing to do...

Buba:: Maya cuff
found here



Buba::Rubia necklace
found here

The Urban Smith:: Amazeballs necklace
found here



8 August 2013

+meow+

I adore Iosselliani. Their craftsmanship is so beautiful, intricate and detailed that i feel like i'm in a Saharan matrix looking at this bangle. This is one fierce kitty cat!!




Iosselliani Cheetah's head bracelet:: Bona Drag

7 August 2013

+crystal friendships+

so i've been meaning to tell you about my latest bday present which is this beautiful friendship bracelet from Swarovski. I absolutely adore it and wear it all the time, and on their US site it's on sale! so get it now if you can!

Tosha Blue Cupchain Bracelet::Swarovski
Crystal and thread

It also comes in this pink/black version found here

Tosha Pink Cupcahin Bracelet:: Swarovski
Crystal and thread



+Werkin girl+

i know it's been awhile, sorry, summer has just run away with me... and i know it's not the weekend yet when i usually post my dance finds, but i couldn't wait. Check Kaycee Rice, a 10 year old, that knows what the word 'fierce' means. I'm not entirely sure this is appropriate for her age, but this girl has got it!
WERK it grl!

20 July 2013

+chic indeed+

It has been absolutely sweltering this past week in London, but i'm not complaining.We have however, thankfully, got a bit of a break this weekend with clouds, breeze and coolness that i welcome greatly. I always find it slightly hard to dress up and bling it up in the heat when you basically just want to run around naked. But now that my brain is not a melted mush, i've had a browse and stumbled upon some lovely Henri Bendel necklaces that entice...
Red on the edge collar
Swarovski elements

found here


Tres chic
Brass, cubic zirconia

Comes in three different colours, above found here

12 July 2013

+triangular dispositions+

The triangle is such an interesting shape. It has so many meanings across various cultures, history and sciences.

For instance, an upside down triangle can signify female.
Culturally, each side and corner depicts one aspect, and their combination in threefold creates a a form of being together.
Mathematically it can mean change.
While Aristotles featured them as the 5 elements.
Probably a reason why I love them, there's no single definition for it...


Oliver Bonas::Triangle stud earrings
Gold/silver



Anna Tashca:Traingle bracelet
Gold/silver


Anna Tascha::Hot Lava earrings
Gold


Oliver Bonas earrings found here
Anna Tascha bracelet found here
Anna Tascha earrings found here

10 July 2013

+bday beloveds+

Although my birthday was a week ago, i received some fabulous gifts. The first batch struck gold with arrows and triangles as i've been wanting something like this for so long. She knows me very well despite not reading my blog or me telling her what i wanted ;) Unfortunately i can't find these in the online store of Oliver Bonas, but i found some other things i'll write about later that might wet your appetite.



5 July 2013

+ embellishing ears+

birds puff their chests, elephants flare their ears so why not put two and two together? stumbled upon some fun cuffs i might need to invest in...

etsy njuu:: triangle cuff found here
etsy njuu:: blue laguna cuff found here
etsy njuu::feather cuff found here

3 July 2013

+hammer time+

now i try to keep mindful of prices on here, but it's my bday so i'm going all out on this one. Lanvin has come out with this beautiful medieval/gladiator inspired necklace that i would 'just die' to get my hands on. Not that i'm getting ridiculously obsessed by watching Game of Thrones or anything either... 

Lanvin hammered breast plate::Neiman Marcus
Brass 

20 June 2013

+somerset finds+


For my Londoners, don't miss out on Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion! 
There'll be tons of top contemporary jewellery and silver designers showcasing their work and selling it. You can even commission something tailor-made to suit your needs and budget! 
more info can be found here 

26–29 June 2013
Wed 26–Fri 28 Jun 11.00–18.30, Sat 29 Jun 10.00–18.00
West Wing Galleries
£5 (tickets available from the admission desk)

19 June 2013

+at the end of the rainbow+

it has been a tumultuous couple of weeks for me, but there's nothing like treating you with a pot of gold at the end. Spotted and bought by the clever Iosseliani once again, let me introduce you to this shard of colour...




Iosseliani::Rainbow rhinestone abstract tooth bracelet
Brass, rainbow rhinestones, swarovski crystals





found at Liberty

1 June 2013

+tropez touches+

yes i know, it's been forever. but i honestly haven't seen anything that's caught my eye in a while, but now my beautiful friend at Trisori has created some lovely bracelets as part of their new St Tropez collection. You can pre-order them now as they're not going to be sold on their site until July (approx 79GBP/90Eur).
if you're interested just email love@trisori.com 


St Tropez collection


2 May 2013

+moonshine+

Been awhile again! sorry. things have just been taking off in other areas but i'm still looking out for some shiny goods. Just spotted this darling cuff at anthropologie that's made of brass gold that would make me feel like i'm in James Bond's Moonraker. Only available in the US though, so get on it!




24 April 2013

+here kitty kitty kitty+

i am loving these Puma dance vids, and Mami is a dope freestyler, so let her introduce "the Cat". MEOW GRRRL!



for the full dictionary trailer see below the top freestylers of the world...

23 April 2013

+creepy crawley+

hey guys, been awhile i know. I'm sorry. i wont be doing daily posts now but rather drop in when i find some worthwile materialistic goods. i don't usually like going for expensive things, but as the sun is out these inspired me as spring has sprung which means the beetles are out. I do love me some scarabs.

DanniJo::Madagascar earrings
Oxidized brass plated earrings with swarovski crystals

found here: Kabiri

10 April 2013

+it's personal...for Marie+


it's been awhile my dear friends, but i was away on holiday and i have a rule to not be on any technical gadgets then which is such a liberation. so, i went to see my little dubai starlet who always gives me inspiration and rejuvenation. on the lookout for blogging stories, i happened to ask her about the jewellery she was wearing so, we got personal...

marie makes it personal through milestones and healing

so tell me about your ring, when you got it and how...

"i got it when i was 14, turned 14, from my parents and i remember opening the box and i was completely shocked. i was like 'HOLY CRAP! is that real? is that a ruby a pearl and diamonds?"

and you got it because?
"i was leaving for boarding school, so it's my 'grown up' gift"

and what about your necklace?

"my necklace, was... i got it made in America from thingsremembered. it was originally a bracelet, but when i got it i didn't like it as a bracelet so i made it into a necklace. the inscriptions read 'MLE', 'live, love, laugh', 'universal love' and 'health'. it brings me luck for my health, and is very personal. and the little evil eye is to ward off evil energy. and the little dolphin reminds me that im a pisces. it's also made of rose quartz." 

Thanks Marie. 
Whenever i'm at her house i feel a sense of ease and calm every time. part of me thinks its partly to do with the crystals around her house which is why she also mentions the significance of rose quartz. Rose quartz aligns with the Heart Chakra, governing the emotions, especially love, and is known as the “love stone”. It can be used to nurture, attract love, promote self-acceptance or, on a more spiritual level, love of whatever you hold sacred.

whenever i have bought a crystal or stone, ive never done my research. it's been what i am drawn to. afterwards, when i find out the meaning of it it does directly reflect my energy and emotions for something that is going on in my life at the time. so always pick what your mind tells you to... 

3 April 2013

+tarnished love+

being in the sun makes me feel so alive, and these rings made by Torafu Architects represent exactly how I feel. rejuvenation and allowing a new layer to come alive. 
The silver ring fades over time, revealing the gold after years of wearing. how lovely is that as a wedding ring? now that's commitment if i've ever seen one.





27 March 2013

+hats off+

so i went in to my favourite hat store to waste some time and just try on hats. i like to try on ones that are super outrageous, or ugly-pretty... and of course one caught my eye but when i put it on i was sold. i fell in love! crap! so beautiful bordering on tacky but somehow it was working! standing ovation to Frederica Moretti for making such beautiful hats!
i just wish it would make Spring come!!!




24 March 2013

+sunday jams+

ay, it's the hip hop battles this evening and it's been awhile since i've been to this. ready for a night out jammin'. Enjoy these funky ladies in the meantime. mad respect to intertwining two cultures of such opposite realms.


22 March 2013

+make a statement+

I found this amazing site, boticca that helps out independent designers and each piece is so unique that you're bound to get attention wherever you go. I've just picked 3 favourites so far as i'm going to need some more time to peruse this little treasure chest.

Eina Ahluwalia is known as "India’s first Conceptual Jewellery Artist, creating jewellery from her soul". Each piece is handcrafted by master craftsmen in Kolkata to keep alive skills that have been passed down generations, but are being lost to mass production. trained under the pioneering conceptual jeweler Ruudt Peters in Holland, and studied at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy, where she now acts as India Advisor. She was nominated for ‘Best Jewellery Designer’ by Marie Claire India, two years in a row, and David Lamb- MD, Jewellery at World Gold Council has picked her as one of the hottest talents to watch out for.


The parrot earrings are made by designer NoĆ©mie Vaillancourt from Canada. She fell in love with feathers and is using it to expand her inspiration and hopefully a full line of jewellery, accessories and clothing. She's currently studying tailoring and sewing. 



The earrings below come from the Sarah Angold Studio, London, which is a team of design graduates collaborating with their various specialisms from electronics to fine art and theatre. Sarah Angold launched her A/W11 collection at London Fashion Week in February and was featured in British Vogue's 'Fashion's New Generation' as one of its top 25 emerging creatives.  The studio work on all kinds of projects, from installations in the Design Museum and Selfridges windows to designing concept cars for Toyota.


Rococco earrings found here
Parrot earrings found here
Cia earrings found here

Have a great weekend!

21 March 2013

+deer thursday...+

for lack of inspiration i'm only sharing what i wore today. completely forgot about these beauts. i found them in Kitson in LA, i go stir crazy in there, so it's a good thing LA only happens once a year. *sigh* c'mon friday, i'm so ready for you....





20 March 2013

+its personal...for Bert+

so we've got a placement at our work who i happened to notice wearing a ring that caught my attention. I asked her if it had a story, and sure enough, it did! so we got personal...

Bert makes it personal through cherishing

Tell me about your ring...
"My best friend, Rose, always wanted this ring that her Mom owned and so her Mom had planned on giving it to her when she turned 18. She passed away when we were around 9 years old though, and because I remained close to her Mom and family, even after she had passed, her Mom decided to give the ring to me on my 18th Birthday. I've been wearing it ever since."
And how do you feel when you look at your ring now?

"Special [she says with a smile]...good memories...it makes me think of her and her mom...sad sometimes...it's mixed."

I think it's a beautiful story, and one that I'm sure will be passed on for decades. Thanks for sharing babes! x

19 March 2013

+spider Eric+

i love waking up to these messages in my inbox! my super talented spiderman Eric doing his thing in Paris. miss him so much!



+cityscape escapes+

sometimes your mind wanders away to memorable cities, you get inspired by vintage prints, and voila, you find a piece that puts two together. i was looking at some retro posters of New York, and loved how simple the lines and colours make a bold impression. so i ended up finding a necklace that i felt reflected this. although the site is calling it 'aztec triad' (zzzz), i think it really should've been called 'quinary empires'.


Baublebar::gold aztec triad collar


Necklace found here.

18 March 2013

+far east+

hi all! sorry for no post on friday. the week ran away with me, and the weekend was full of goodness so i didn't have time to post anything. So bear with me with this little vid to start the week...i need energy and these guys are giving me it...



Quick Crew

14 March 2013

+pose like royalty+

the sun is shiiiiining!!! woohooo!! feel fantastic today. not sure why. but i can't wait for tonight as i get to finally have dinner with a friend i haven't seen in months (if you're reading this, feel guilty :p) and then i'm off to the underground dance battles to see who will become King or Queen of the dancefloor. no sleep tonight! 

Go Jane:: fleur de lis necklace

Go Jane::tribal square lion bracelet

fleur de lis necklace found here
lion bracelet found here

13 March 2013

+animal kindgom+

i cannot believe it started hailing today. HAILING!! it's mid-march!! i am soooo bored of this weather! so in trying to avoid looking out the window, i did a bit of browsing online and was insistent in finding a proper chunky lion necklace, and ended up finding a few other things...
Never Midnight via etsy::lion necklace
gold plate


Bill Skinner::mini buffalo charm pendant
gold plate


Bill Skinner::bee honeycomb bracelet
gold plate
lion necklace found here 
buffalo necklace found here
bee honeycomb bracelet found here

12 March 2013

+all for love+

oh, and p.p.s. I woke up to find this message in my inbox from a friend of mine which completely made my day! he is one of the most talented and positive people i know, and has really helped me perceive the world differently. this video is his personality in a nutshell...absolutely.love.it. 
if you're ever in Vegas, he'll be in the new MJ show so please check it out! 

'KEEP THE LOVE ABOVE' 


+skull sale+

who doesn't love a good sale eh? better hurry up to house of harlow then because they have some great pieces that are. it's been awhile since i found some nice skull jewellery so here are my two favourites...


triple skull ring found here


i like ugly pretty things, and these are just that. bordering on tacky, but added onto a black ensemble with white tshirt it would be no probs...
skull statement earrings found here

by the way, anyone listening to Robyn's Body Talk album? makes me wanna daaaaaance!! i keep feeling like i'm in a music video when i have my headphones on playing it walking through the city. this girl is fierce. i'm glad she keeps surprising us and making us unsure of what she's going to do next. kudos. 

11 March 2013

+say it straight+

how's everyone today? i had a fab weekend seeing my 'cheetah fam' (which included carrying a one year old who weighs nearly 12kilos! i was spent afterwards), seeing my pseudo-mom and sister watching Ballet Revolucion from Cuba. a few awkward moments watching ballerinos/as and contemporary dancers try and get funky to a live band playing j-lo, usher, prince etc , but it was definitely entertaining and had it's amazing moments...and hot bodies...felt like i needed to go train right after.
but now its back to the monday grind, and someone left the heating off on my agency floor so its freeeeeezing in here! so we're dressed in our parkas using our computers as heaters. so to be blunt about it, here's what i'd buy and like to say to this weather...

screwords on Etsy
gold 

found here