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Summer Accessories – Urban

A collection of summer accessories with a more urban feel, giving a darker twist to florals with smoky colours, vivid accents of colour or highlights of metal or gemstone; strong, sculptural geometric shapes that yet soften the tailored. ultrafitted look for a hint of femininity.

Summer Accessories ... dark-toned flowers with an urban edge

Versatile clips and corsages – make a bold statement with a giant stiffened silk 40’s inspired headpiece, or go for the understated elegance of the small diamante clip, and in between a dark khaki silk rosette with a dull metal button centre, a denim and tulle corsage and the filigree effect of the silver ribbon rose on an olive-green bow.

sombre, statement, lace jewellery

Vintage lace, dyed and structured and combined with vintage costume jewellery remnants to make stunning pieces of everyday jewellery. At the back, a collar in smoky grey crochet lace makes a bold statement with its spiderweb-like structure. Moving forward, an asymmetric necklet in russian blue lace on a silver chain, with a matching wrist-cuff, and more of the grey crochet, this time in a triangular ‘breastplate’ design on chunky grey vintage beads. A strip of edging lace makes a glorious beaded choker, and a section of stiffened black lace on a silver chain finishes the collection with its mesh-like florals.

 A simple, geometric messenger bag in suede and faded black denim is given an edge with a sequin trim and a modern floral lining:

 And finally … an old suit jacket is repurposed as a tote – the austere and serious pinstripe given a jolt with the vivid crimson lining and quilted rose design:

You can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me

Summer Accessories – Country Chic

Rural freshness and charm, for the woman with a taste for retro, country-cottage cute and gorgeous fresh florals. Fresh pastels, white, straw, petal, almond, sky, and pale denim, with flounces, frills, lace, embroidery, straw, glass beads go with floral motifs and butterfly emblems for a sweet but sophisticated look …. and accessories to match:

Fabric corsages ... fresh, pale, country charm

Cottage garden freshness and charm in this collection of clips – from the tiny floral jersey knit and chiffon rosebud in the front, to the more exuberant pink corduroy and tulle confection at the back, to the neat dior bows at either side in printed and embroidered florals … where wouldn’t you wear them?

Fabric Corsage ... pink gingham, organza and pearls

Pink gingham cotton gathered flower with organza and pearl detailing ….

Fabric Corsages ... sky blue and white ... bright and fresh

Out of the blue …. sky blue and white floral patterned cotton clips – one a blowsy ruffle, the other a more controlled and sophisticated rose … and both are simply gorgeous.

Inspired by my recently acquired and rejuvenated stash of antique and vintage lace, I’ve indulged myself by creating some pieces of lace jewellery. Two lace chokers in antique ivory lace, one embellished only with a simple silver and pearl droplet at the throat, the other beaded in soft pinks and creams, and a white bead fichu-style necklace.

You can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me