Oh I’m so delighted that I’m finally able to post this, it seems to have been a very long time in coming! Our new Coquette range of hair accessories is finally now available on our website. After a visit to the V&A costume department very early last year, I became completely obsessed with the delicacy and intricacy of the beading on Art Deco clothing. Six months later I had designed a range of hair accessories, including headdresses, hair combs and hair pins all heavily embroidered with vintage glass beads, sequins, diamante, and freshwater pearls.
Of course we then needed to shoot these beautiful headpieces! Who better to ask than my favourite showgirls and burlesque performers Miss Banbury Cross and Sophia St Villier, wearing stunning gowns by Naomi Neoh and Ritva Westenius and beautifully photographed by Tigz Rice at the sensuous Madam Jojos with its sumptuous Art Deco interior!
Heres a sneak peek at the feel of my Spring Summer 2013 range. I love colour and it seemed that I’d concentrated on using silver and gold with clear or white stones for far too long at it was about time to let the colour explosion loose! So this season, expect to see a beautiful mix of mint green Amazonite and Hemimorphite, pretty lilac Chalcedony and Cape Amethyst all combined with delicate rose shades of Chalcedony and Rose Quartz throughout my Objet Trouvé range. I’m even introducing a hint of pink into my Trousseau range, with a few favourite pieces featuring the prettiest blush pink pearls…
I’ve very excited to announce that we have been nominated for Best Accessories in the 2013 Wedding Ideas Awards! We’re up against some very stiff competition this year, but would just love to win this prestigious award, so please vote for us!
Voting is now live and close on the 27th November at 11.59pm gmt, so please go and vote for us today! xx
I’ve been rather busy in the last few months, but I’ve finally managed to to upload a taster of whats to come next year! I’ve been developing a range of hair accessories to add to our 2013 range and recently arranged a photo shoot to show off all the new pieces.
It was great to be working with Sophia St Villier and Banbury Cross, two spectacular burlesque performers, alongside Tigz Rice – a photographer specialising in burlesque and boudoir photography, which was just perfect for the look we wanted to capture. I’m so bored with the usual wan looking models in pretty pretty frocks shot with cupcakes at a country house and I wanted to see a bit of life in our images! So I deliberately chose an exclusive cabaret club in Soho for the location and was just delighted with the simply stunning gowns by Ritva Westenius and Naomi Neoh, not to mention some beautifully saucy corsets by What Katie Did, which showed the jewellery off fabulously! And just to show how versatile our jewellery is, Banbury wears one of our new necklaces as a rather fetching pastie set!
As promised, 2013 sees us introducing a new range of hair accessories to our range. We’ve included headpins, combs, clips and headdresses, inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour with a definite Art Deco theme. The 2013 range of hair accessories and jewellery will available to purchase from 1st February 2013.
Oxfam are holding a rather special event called The Oxfam Wedding – a spectacular online auction launching on the 29th April, the 1st anniversary of the Royal Wedding where brides and grooms can bid on a whole host of wedding accoutrements from top UK bridal designers including dresses, cakes and of course, jewellery.
I’m delighted to announce that we are supporting the auction and are offering brides (and grooms!) the chance to bid on a set of jewellery (necklace, earrings and bracelet) upto the value of £400.
The winning bidder can choose to either select sterling silver jewellery upto the value of £400 from our Trousseau range, or commission us to design a completely unique bespoke set based on our Trousseau bridal and wedding jewellery collection!
The ebay auction goes live on the 29th April 2012, the 1st Anniversary of the Royal Wedding and bids will start from only 99p! The listing and all other Oxfam Wedding listings can be seen here right now, so get that wish list ready! All proceeds of the auction go to Oxfams’ emergency in poor countries around the world.
Go on, you know you want to, its for a very good cause and you could even win something like this…
I can never sit still for long and am usually working on several projects at one time so once the new ranges are ready I’ve already moved onto my next obsession.
I love wearing hair accessories and have made my own for years as I could never find exactly what I wanted in the shops, and even made my own wedding headdress (see the previous ‘Rock n Roll Wedding’ post) and my sisters wedding tiara, but for some reason had never previously considered including them in the range. But thats shortly to change! I’m currently working on samples for a range of hair accessories, and am making the loveliest diamante and freshwater pearl embroidered headdresses, tiaras, combs and hairpins, all with a distinct vintage feel. There is a distinct Art Deco flavour to many of the designs, with a dash of Edwardian elegance and Victorian beauty thrown in to the mix. I’m also planning to make many designs available in several colours such as Ivory, Antique rose and Black, as it means that everyone can (and should!) wear them!
We’ll also be doing a photoshoot in the next couple of months with the extraordinarily talented burlesque photographer Tigz Rice, showing off our all jewellery and accessories in a fabulously glamourous location. Think pure Old School Glamourpuss and see how beautiful everything looks!
How exciting! We have been invited to exhibit at the Best of British showcase at the lovely Equinox Contemporary Jewellery boutique in Fleet, Hampshire from April to June.
We will be showing a small selection from both our Trousseau and Objet Trouvé ranges so do come and visit!
Mid April – June 2012
Equinox Contemporary Jewellery
1 Victoria Road