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These images are from the private viewing at the Royal College of Art – Student Work in Progress Show 2015. The exhibition gives you the opportunity to see  the creative process of some of the up and coming design students in Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Metal, Fashion Menswear, Fashion Womenswear and Textiles. It was a greatContinue reading

It’s spring and baby birds have been chirping outside my window so I’ve become quite partial to things with birds on them. I quite like this silver hummingbird by Silver Fig. Silver Fig is a husband and wife jewellery design team: Neil and Heather Miller, who are based in Johannesburg. They have years of experienceContinue reading

I love a statement necklace but often I find them heavy at the back of the neck and end up taking them off by mid-morning. I’m loving this Erickson Beamon necklace – it’s not too heavy and easy to wear everyday.

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At Premiere Classe in Paris there are so many wonderful accessories, and most of them fall under some very clear trends but after a while they can all start to look a little bit too similar so it’s refreshing to see pieces that stand out from the crowd. You can’t help but notice Sarah Angold‘sContinue reading

Love this colourful necklace from Hong Kong designer, Connie Lo. Her label is called Nutcase and all the pieces are fun and bright. Connie studied in the UK but is now based in Hong Kong where these pieces are handmade. You can buy her jewellery on Etsy and most pieces are under £60!

Love this spider crab cuff by Stephen Webster. It’s so much more beautiful on and the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s white gold with silver and diamonds with black onyx cabochons. The crab even has cute but menacing little eyes.

I love this mirror from Erickson Beamon. It costs about £10,000 – it’s hard to appreciate from this photo, how beautiful and detailed it is. It’s truly bejeweled and has about 80 pairs of earrings in it! Erickson Beamon was launched in 1983 by Karen Erickson, Eric Erickson and Vicki Beamon. They were working withContinue reading

I don’t know of many rock ‘n‘ roll artists who are customizing their own jewellery and then starting their own jewellery company, but that’s exactly what Thomas Sabo did over 30 years ago. Thomas Sabo travelled to Goa, where he bought local silver chains and statement pendants as a way to customize his rockstar look.Continue reading

Recently in NYC I’ve gained a few new makeup clients, one of them is the very talented jewelry designer Tracie Howarth, owner of Brooklyn Charm. I’ve worked with Tracie on various fashion events and recently did her makeup when she was being interviewed for ABC TV in the USA.  What’s really special and unique aboutContinue reading

I’ve always had a weakness for whimsical jewellery and I love these necklaces by Aartthie Mahakuperan. Aartthie Mahakuperan lived in Saudi Arabia until the age of 6 and then moved to London. She loved clothes and playing dress up, and she’s a huge fan of funky house music, going dancing and Harry Potter! She alwaysContinue reading

I recently have been collecting many trinket necklaces. Odds and sods have been an obsession of mine for quite a while, but now to my delight I realise there are so many more pieces I can find to make quirky accessories! Spoons – now who really thought one year ago a teaspoon would be evenContinue reading

I love when a celebrity or public figure wears a hidden gem. It’s so easy to play it safe and chose a well known designer. I think you have to have true style and confidence to wear something just because you like it, and I think it’s great because naturally I want all the smallContinue reading

I love these necklaces – in a way they are more like a collar. There are so many looks you can create with them! A statement necklace like this can spice up a little black dress or dress up a black t-shirt and skinny jeans. I’m not sure which necklace I love the most, maybeContinue reading

One of the best parts of my job is that I have the privilege to work with some of the finest luxury goods in the world. This Harry Winston Signature Lace timepiece has 629 diamonds totalling 21.59 carats. I once heard that if you give someone a watch they are yours forever. I like thatContinue reading

Pearls have always been fashionable but they do come and go.  Just remember, these are not your grandmother’s pearls but oh wouldn’t you be so lucky if they were! Expect to see more pearls this season, and layered up. In times of turmoil we look for stability and pearls are just perfect for that. It’sContinue reading