Friday, April 16, 2010

Ooh la la!

I'm off to Paris next month and am very excited! I can't wait to stroll along by the Seine, visit Montmartre and nibble macaroons in the Latin Quarter... mmm! I've probably read my city guidebook forty times by now, and have also been obsessing about French style, fashion and Parisian romance since we booked the trip. I know the French themselves are known for their chic sense of style, but I think the idea of Paris brings out the creative and romantic streak in anyone! So I've found some gorgeous Paris inspired pieces offered by Etsians from around the globe.

Featured items:
1. Oui to Paris Necklace by poeticdesigns
2. Pocket Mirror by OneClickGallery
3. Burlesque Corset Costume Dress by olgaitaly
4. Love in Paris Earrings by jewelryvixen
5. Ooh La La Button Earrings by aimeeb2
6. Trinket Box by 5DollarFrenchMarket

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I've been admiring lots of great nautical fashion in the shops lately - Blue, white and red stripes, polka dots, pretty bows, anchors and sailboats seem to be everywhere. I love the 1950s feel alot of the items I've seen have. This theme is definitely going to feature in my wardrobe alot this summer! I'm wondering if I can pull off red lipstick to go with a navy striped neck scarf ;)

Above are some of my favourite nautical accessories on Etsy this week. I do love the Skipper swimsuit from FablesbyBarrie, but as a starting point for the less brave, it might be easier to inject some sailor style into your wardrobe with the cute clutch bag from BagNoir or a some jewellery, like the Americana earrings by Summon or a charm bracelet like the Somewhere Beyond the Sea one from my own shop. A quick and easy way to update a white, blue or even red cardi with a nautical twist could be to change the buttons to these gorgeous little vintage bows from NicedaySupplies! I've already bought some of these for myself :)

Featured items:
Americana Earrings by summon
Pirata Anchor locket by trystbykerry
Ahoy There Letterpress Print by letterpress
Skipper Bikini by FablesbyBarrie
Somewhere Beyond the Sea charm bracelet by magpieandbutton
French Grain Sack Clutch Bag by BagNoir
Vintage Plastic Ribbon Buttons by NicedaySupplies

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


After I went to see Alice in Wonderland I couldn't wait to get started on some new jewellery. I have a slight obsession with keys already, so the mysterious tiny key and door in the story have always fascinated me. 

Alice follows the White Rabbit and  falls down a rabbit hole to a curious room with many locked doors of all sizes. She finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit, but through which she sees an attractive garden. She then discovers a bottle labelled "Drink Me", the contents of which cause her to shrink too small to reach the key. A cake with "Eat Me" on it causes her to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling. She then eats and drinks the right amount to shrink both herself and the magical key to the right size for the door to Wonderland...

So, this is where my Down the Rabbit Hole bracelet came from. I've included it here with this lovely collection of pretty Alice themed jewellery from other designers on Etsy.

I particularly love the Afternoon Tea teacup necklace by Judith from ABoxForMyTreasure and the Drink Me bottle pendant by TrashAndTrinkets. Curiouser and curiouser...

Featured items:
Afternoon Tea Necklace by ABoxForMyTreasure
Down the Rabbit Hole Button Bracelet by magpieandbutton
Tiny Key Earrings by lunashineshine
Alice Charm Bracelet by JezebelCharms
Alice's key Necklace by ForevermoreCreations
Alice Drink Me Bottle Pendant by TrashandTrinkets
Alice in Wonderland necklace by CuteAbility
Teapot of Green Tea Earrings by TheApple
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