Wednesday, 17 August 2011

It's the little things...

This post is in aid to my despair when, yesterday, I went in search of the Mulberry Heart friendship bracelet, featured in a couple posts previous, only to find that it is no longer available! 

I'm sure you can still get hold of it somewhere, but it's not exactly the same if you can't see it on the site. I'm gutted...but naturally there are plenty of other little wonders I want to collect and I thought I'd share just these three...

First, is this simple 22k rose gold coated skull bracelet by newly graduated designer, Leila Kashanipour of  LeiVanKash (£90). Don't be surprised if you haven't heard about her yet, but keep your eyes peeled as she is quickly grounding herself as an extremely talented and unique jewellery artist. I have become fond of quite a few of her pieces, so will be following her developing career with some interest.

The Blonde Salad has already featured the skull bracelet. If you look closely enough, you'll also notice she is wearing the 'Peace' Mulberry friendship bracelet too! 

Next up is this delicate creation by Redline. The Pure Bracelet comes in two colours and boasts a single white 0.05ct diamond set in 18ct gold: the pink string symbolises fantasy, whilst the orange symbolises energy. At a pricey £349 each, I am attracted by its simplicity and subtle nature.

Finally, an 18ct gold Hamsa charm bracelet by New York-based brand, Halleh's (£425). The talisman charm is from Persian culture and is a symbol of good luck. I find the notion behind this charm very interesting so I would not only wear this bracelet as a delicate addition, but also for the meaning and symbolic reference.

Waterfall Leather Lust

It's coming to that time of year again when the stores are starting to fill with knits and coats, snoods and boots - summer '11 is well and truly over!

Already, I have my heart set on a few pieces. One such item on my wish-list is this beautifully crafted luxe washed-leather Rick Owen's black biker waterfall jacket. 'Ain't it a beaut! The label has an air of edgy sophistication, which is right up my street. The only downer is that to get my paws on one of these would set me back a staggering £1'320, and that really brings a tear to my eye. No doubt it would be an investment piece though - I live in my old Topshop leather.

To make matters worse, Freja Beha Erichsen, one of my favourite models and girl crush, already has this as a statement piece...

Fear not - I have found a Zara alternative for £139. It's not exactly washed or worn leather, so it might have to take a few beatings before it looks half as good as the Rick Owens creation, but at the fraction of the price I suppose you can't argue. 

Monday, 8 August 2011

Heart & Lock Mulberry: New WANT

It's a Monday and it's come to that time of day when time seems to have some the an abrupt and rather painful stop -

So naturally I've taken to pointlessly surfing of the net and I have just stumbled across this adorable friendship bracelet from Mulberry which has perked me up a little and has gone straight on my wish list! So simple and delicate, this could be worn as an everyday statement with even the possibility of sentimental value if bought by someone special as a mark of friendship. At only £55, the branded golden Mulberry heart is on an adjustable black waxed cord, making it a lasting and affordable piece.