A pretty bracelet

Someone in the office asked me what part of family is magpie. Yes, I love sparkly, shine things.

No wonder I fell in love with this rose gold Swarovski bracelet! With three big crystals, one being reflective, it’s certain to dazzle.

However, the novelty of this piece lies in its clasp – a gorgeous magnetic sphere with lots of little crystals that locks the jewel in place.

Furthermore, it enables it to be connected to others to create necklaces – mix and match to any length you wish.

Retailing at £80, it makes a gorgeous gift for a loved one, as any Swarovski item, really.

The Autumn/Winter collection is dazzling, inspired on city landscapes and lights at night. There are items for all tastes: from discreet to opulent pieces.

Of course, the quality of the crystals is amazing and the deliver fabulous clarity and shine.

For me, at the same time this bracelet is quite eye catching, it is also suitable for everyday and office wear.

And the seamless way the clasp comes together means that making a short or long necklace would make an equally elegant and wearable piece.

It is part of their autumn winter collection coming soon to shops worldwide.

written by Dani

You know the drill, but I’ll say anyway: this post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

 

Friday Fixation: Christmas in July

XmasYes. You heard it. I did say Christmas. In July. Honestly, with all companies having the Christmas press events over July, there is no way I cannot obsess about it.

There are so many lovely things (see what I did there?!) coming up from amazing brands, I just cannot wait.

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Emma-Kate Francis Calla Lily Pendant from JewelStreet

emma-kate francis calla lily necklace - somanylovelythingsI’m a huge fan of pearls; always been – when I was a little girl, I had the prettiest pearl earrings and ring.

Fast forward many years, they are still part of my wardrobe, and the latest addition, Emma-Kate Francis Calla Lily necklace, from JewelStreet, is definitely the star of the lot.

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What I’ve been wearing: 05/06/15

While we wait for the summer (seriously, what is going on? Was yesterday summer, and that’s it?!), I am trying to mix and match my potential spring wardrobe with some much needed warmth. Tights, capes and even coats are still making an appearance…

I like posting outfits as I usually seek inspiration and ideas from people out there – obviously, we all have our own individual style, but it it lovely to see how different people adapt, transform and create trends, so I keep sharing my ideas with you!

My style is quite fluid – I mix a lot of stuff and seek inspiration in various eras; some days I am super girly and the other, boyish. And that’s they beauty of style – we can be whatever we want.

Outfit #1

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Loving the co-ords, still! Louisa cream floral print wrap top and cigarette trousers co-ord from Pretty Little Thing, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle), rings from H&M, Forever 21, Primark.

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Pure London Show Spring/Summer 15

Pure London

This is my second Pure London show; I attended the first one back in February, and this time, the show was actually bigger.

Rather than looking for trends (which I do anyway, but it is such an enormous space, with so many styles), I look for new brands that excite me and revisit some of my favourites.

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The Rogue + the Wolf jewellery

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One of my discoveries during Pure London show was a fantastic brand called The Rogue + the Wolf. I am a ring lover – some days I have one on almost every finger!

The designs are different and unusual; I was absolutely mesmerised by their quirky and a little bit bad-ass jewellery – which is, at the same time, rather adorable; there are some really cute designs too!

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Stella & Dot by Cintia Gardner jewellery trunk show

stella & dot by cintia gardnerPretty, quality jewellery. Shiny and sparkly. On a table for your consumption. This was exactly what happened at the Stella & Dot by Cintia Gardner trunk show.

Cintia is a very good friend of mine and recently she became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot. The prerogative of an independent stylist is to obviously sell the jewellery, but advising on the pieces that might suit you better! She also sets up what they call “trunk shows” – a much glitzier version of a Tupperware party really – where she takes the displays to a host’s house and demonstrates the items and makes sales.

Stella & Dot provides a great structure, so all invitations are customised for the the event and Cintia organises it all – all the host needs to do is to give her the email addresses of the invitees and open her door on the day!

The host gets great deals: a free gift, heavy discounts against purchases depending on the amount sold at their event and of course, a lot of fun – the atmosphere was great!

I went to check out the trunk show at the lovely Rachel. The trunk show was a great chance of actually touching and trying the items before committing. It is also a good opportunity of getting to know other people – it is a lovely girly night in!

stella & dot by cintia gardnerThe items are lovely – you can take a peek at Cintia’s page over at Stella & Dot.

If you want to host a trunk show, get in touch with Cintia via her page on Facebook or Twitter and she will be able to organise it for you, being at hand at the event!

Cat-a-Cake Creations jewellery: a world of cuteness

Cat-a-cake Creations - somanylovelythingsAccessories are really important in my life – I wear tons of it everyday (actually someone at work once mentioned they were distracted by my rings when talking to me, haha), so I was delighted to receive some lovely samples from Cat-a-Cake Creations, an illustration, design, jewellery and greeting cards (phew!) company by Claire Montgomery.

Illustrator and designer Claire, based in Brighton, UK, specialises in hand crafted collage illustrations; the greeting cards are designed using hand drawn and digital processes and the jewellery, launched in 2012, is hand designed and laser cut.

Her jewellery is very cute and very quirky, girly with an edge – the materials used, acrylic and cherry wood veneer, certainly contribute to that.

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So delicate!


I got the lovely Summer Seaside ice-cream cone necklace in gold mirror, which costs £10 and a little flying bird pair of earrings, in a lovely metallic charcoal finish, which retails for a very resonable £6. I really like the length on the necklace chain. The finish is flawless and detail is incredible and you can choose different finishes for some of the designs.

They are very pretty and wearable, definitely unique pieces that will make you stand out from the crowd – and this is just a small sample of her range, which include the latest collection entitled Carousel.

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So quirky and shiny!

You can browse Claire’s jewellery line (which contains necklaces, brooches, charm bracelets, charms, phone charms, and earrings) and her gorgeously illustrated greeting cards (she has an amazing offer available, but will also pick up commissions) on the Cat-a-Cake Creations site and you can buy online on her Etsy site. Oh, and everything is lovingly made by the seaside!

This post contains PR samples, however, this review is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Elle accessories report

It took me a while to go through the Elle accessories report, out a few weeks ago. There are so many choices that I decided to concentrate on my favourite types and created  picture gallery with my heel, bag and jewellery picks.

Just as I would with an outfit, I am starting with the high heel shoes: it might come as a shock but I haven’t fallen *madly* in love with any number in particular – none made me want to cash my shoe fund immediately.

Having said that, I could easily see Lara Bohinc’s Tatjana courts in leopard print gracing my footsies – definitely my favourites, these amazing shoes have a somewhat art-deco brass circles sitting on the leopard print calf and at the top of the heel, giving them an amazing texture. I really love the metal details on the shoes upper – Bohinc’s Tatjana collection is definitely worth checking!

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A self confessed heel lover, I am fascinated by their architecture, thickness, material and texture so I was immediately drawn to the heel shape in some selections, special attention to Miu Miu and Prada, with very exquisite heels  (I had to go to Selfridge’s Shoe Galleries to actually touch the Miu Miu’s – they are amazing!). Their shape was almost remitting to historical/costume footwear, with the back of the heel quite prominent and the high heel itself quite chunky and arched outwards, almost like a “C” at the back of the shoe.

Designer until then unknown to me, Chrissie Moriss stood out – amongst my favourites are the Liliana peeptoe shoe boots, the Metropolis and the Dakota – they play beautifully with geometrical shapes on the body and the black Liliana has very sexy heels with a “precious” stone at the end. Fierce!

Other favourites are Giuseppe Zannoti Design’s orange suede sandals, Jimmy Choo’s Kerfield, Flaxley and Kemp, Camilla Skovgaard’s grey peeptoe and grey and silver with zips stilettos, Charlote Olympia’s Cordelia tall boots, Alejandro Ingelmo’s Nighthawk (what a cool name, I am glad the shoes live up to the expectation!) and Pierre Hardy’s leopard print circle cut out sling back sandal.

Style wise,  lots of sparkle, multicolour compositions and loafers seem very strong. Platforms are still present.

Now, the bags –  I noticed that there are many clutches featured, especially box clutches. Amongst my favourite are the Prada python, Miss Dior jacquard, Valentino snakeskin box bag, Jimmy Choo Candy and “Lanvin Evening”.

Satchels and totes also appear quite a bit, as well as fur/pony skin. Other picks are Chloé’s Aurore, Celine Trapeze, Versace Metallic bag (with the iconic Versace Medusa head made in gold metallic mesh, with long-ish straps, lush!) and also from Versace, an embossed number with tassel, very pretty.

Victoria Beckham‘s bags appear a few times, with their clean, sharp cut, straight lines design, and my personal bag obsession, the Mulberry Bayswater, appears as a fox-riveted haircalf incarnation. I did miss Chanel, only one pick for Coco’s brand and that didn’t blow me away.

As far as jewellery go, big, bold cuffs are everywhere, chunky collars and chokers too.  Among my favourites are a Louis Vuitton collar, a BOSS Black red feather brass cuff (gorgeous!),  a Cavalli shell gold cuff and an owl ring, a Vionett gold cuff and a D&G star necklace.

Needless to say, the shoes are my favourite part – and I don’t see them as merely accessories! I enjoyed going through the report, and overall, it does provide me with plenty inspiration when looking at accessories to buy.