We've been scheming our new designs for some time now and are mega excited to reveal them very soon. But for now, here's an intro to the team behind our first shoot with the earrings.
First up, thanks to Tamara at Renaissance studio for hosting us on a rather glorious sunny day in Brixton. Ester Keate (far right in the pic below) was the super talented, calm and collected photographer who led the shoot. The fabulous Anna Payne (second in from the right) worked with us on three make-up looks across the day - and even risked her neck by balancing some rather precarious props from a height for one picture, as ya do. Model Bluebell Wooi (central in the pic below - in case you couldnt guess!) looked fierce and powerful throughout, taking even the oddest requests in her stride and even getting an arm work out in for one creative pose...
From the range, you can expect striking and eclectic gold-plated designs bought to life with movement and distinct textures. Think shimmering navy and gold planet-shaped danglies, brushed metal chunky hoops held by vivid emerald colour natural stones, and starry studs adorned with cryptic icons and jewels of deep green and rich burnt orange.
We have drawn inspiration from the cosmos, counterculture, politics and Egyptology. We hope you like it.
Watch this space…
With Frida Kahlo fever well and truly kicking off, in part thanks to the dedicated V&A exhibition (whoop!), we thought it was only fitting to take a moment to recognize this Mexican lady's greatness.
Frida was a true maverick of her time who is still challenging perceptions today. Her distinctive works of art mixed realism with fantasy and commented loudly on the world around her, including questioning the perceptions and rules that define us all.
Frida’s epic art work is well documented (and yet still doesn't get tired!), but we wanted to take a moment to reflect on her amazing personal style - and the way that made up part of who she was. From exploring female body image and disability, to the interplay of heritage with fashion, Frida was challenging and pioneering in many ways.
First up, she had an beautiful home and one we have been lucky enough to visit. That's The Casa de Azul in Mexico City, now known as the Frida Kahlo Museum. Her colourways were an epic mix of bold colour pops - predominantly the signature bright blue, accentuated with accents of grass green and canary yellow. And props to Frida for clearly being all over the indoor plants thing waaay before hipsters got on-board.
Secondly, her iconic outfits were pioneering for the day and still influence our high streets. She created her own structured garments to sculpt the lines of her body and ignored fashion trends of the day by embracing indigenous clothing. We also particularly love her passion for intricate and bold embroidery.
Last but by no means not least, her earrings were a cornucopia of eclectic and bold ideas, which seemed in themselves to celebrate the variety and creativity of her mind. It sounds a tad OTT, but seriously check them out in all their array and it’s hard to deny!
Whilst we can’t promise any of these were adorned by Frida or her pals, we did collect a great mix of vintage earrings whilst in Mexico, and would strongly advise you check them out... right here. Snap them up before they’re gone.