21 Nov 2011

Lily Loves: Alice Walton Ceramics...

This Sunday my Mum and I went along to Made at the Brighton Corn Exchange. The event, now in its 5th year, showcased over 100 local and national contemporary makers and designers of a whole range of products – from jewellery and clothing to wallpaper, furniture, homeware and ceramics.   
One item we picked up was this gorgeous ceramic piece from Brighton-based Alice Walton. From Alice’s ‘Collections’ range, a carefully crafted ceramic tray houses a collection of little vintage keys. We both fell in love with Alice’s work and my mum couldn’t resist treating herself to this unique piece . . .
My parents have an old printer’s tray full of trinkets and curio, so this piece really fits in with their taste. Although, they may have to put an alarm on it as I will be incredibly tempted to pinch it every time I visit them!
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More about Alice Walton:
Since graduation with a First Class Honors in 2010 Alice has taken part in multiple exhibitions over England and has completed two residencies - one in Centola, Italy, and one at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work continues to experiment with hand building techniques, pushing the clay to its limits and enjoying unexpected results.
Alice on her Collections range:
"I have always been facinated with collecting. Inspired to show off my individual personal collections, I have created a series of letter press style wall hangers. Within the ceramic dividers items of interest have been organised. Groupings of handmade ceramic cotton reels, found vintage pearls, old clock hands and water eroded china sit displayed. I often leave spaces or empty collection displays to encourage the owner to start or continue their own collection"
(These three images and words by Alice taken from alicewalton.co.uk)

Find Alice: Web | Blog | Twitter
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17 Nov 2011

Hishstreet highlight...


Above: Studded torque drape necklace - £35 from Topshop

Lily says: This statement torque necklace from Topshop would take a very simple outfit to a whole other level of chicness. Burnished gold and with a drop of 56cm, it would look amazing worn with a simple maxi dress for a look that would set you apart this party season.

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16 Nov 2011

Finds: Do you think I'm spexy?

Spectacle necklace - Thea Grant
Vintage cat-eye glasses - Vintage50sEyewear
Cat-eye ring - Isette

Lily says: From a string of librarian glasses to a quirky, vintage pair of cat-eye glasses and a simple perspex ring - glasses really are no longer confined to the face! Even the pair of actual glasses featured here would look perfectly at home simply displayed on a shelf thanks to their really unusal arms! There are plenty of glasses-related goodies available right now at quite resonable prices, so anyone can appreciate the iconic shape of the cat-eye or the NHS-Specials! The classic Tatty Devine spectacle necklace has been a favourite piece in my jewellery collection for several years now, but I am really tempted by that cat-eye ring!

Do you have any glasses-related jewellery or stylin' spectacles? 

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11 Nov 2011

Lily Loves: Colourful twig necklaces...

These unusual wooden-connector necklaces come from London-based Maru Kiko. Creatued by Lovisa Lindstrom and featuring silver chains and colourful painted twigs and wood picked up in the forests of Sweden, the necklaces would add a splash of the unusual to a casual outfit of jeans and a plain tee or would look great worn with chunky, cozy knitwear this season.

Painting twigs, driftwood and such in this style and using them for mobiles, hanging decorations or jewellery lcould also be a great DIY project!

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4 Nov 2011

Lily Loves: Pamela Love...

Having worked as an art director, stylist, painter and set designer, New York based Pamela Love launched her striking jewellery collection in 2007 to great acclaim, having found it hard to find jewellery that suited the needs of her various creative projects. Primarily working from the basement of her Brooklyn apartment, it wasn't long before the fashion world sat up and took note of Love's creations which draw inspiration from nature, science, astrology, music, magic and so much more!
Since the launch of her jewellery range, Pamela has collaborated with countless designers and film makers - even working with director Spike Jonze to create a range inspired by his "Where The Wild Things Are".

Lily says: I love the intergalactic style of some of these pieces - cones and space-age half-moons bursting with rough-cut quartz - if this is the jewellery they wear in space then beam me up Scotty (or Pamela!) The necklaces and rings inspired by Dia du los Muertos decorations also stike a chord - adorning the wearer with intricate bunting of skulls and lace design. If only I had a spare arm and leg to chop off in payment for something from this collection! 

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2 Nov 2011

Lily Loves: Digby & Iona...


I can't get enough of the 'Me & My Arrow' collection of necklaces, rings and cuffs from Digby & Iona. The pieces feature oxodised bronze, sterling silver and carefully selected feathers. I love their rough, hand-tooled quality and the way they hang off-centre makes them real statement pieces. What do you think? 

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