After the war, the 40’s gave rise to a more frivolous and feminine look with plunging décolletage and drawn-in waist lines. The jewellery overcame the wartime austerity and decorative scrolls, bows and leaves replaced the stark geometric Art Deco forms. We could not help noting that the 1940’s trend dominating the catwalks for Autumn/Winter ’09 […]

With the majority of her formative years spent on the move, Mawi has found herself continuously immersed and in transit between a vast number of diverse cultures, taking with her a small piece from each of them as she has moved on – artifacts, experiences and influences that remain with her until this day. Collecting […]

Do you want to be a Style Sergeant? Adorn London brings you the best military-inspired jewels in town. Mawi’s velvet and gold plated chain-link necklace with a sparkling crystal medallion would surely make you the hero of the day. We love her attention to detail – the interlaced velvet ribbon and chain, the royal colour combination offset […]

It may be that you love glitz and glam or prefer something hand crafted, Adorn hopes to ruffle your feathers with these fabulous finds.   On one of my trips to Vicenza, I remember stumbling upon Le Sibille and since then have had a real appreciation for the ancient craft of micro mosaic. A ring […]

Carmen Haid is the co-founder of ATELIER-MAYER.COM, a website dedicated solely to the global phenomenon of 20th- century vintage. A former luxury fashion PR and Communications specialist for over a decade, Carmen worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, British Vogue and Tommy Hilfiger, which enabled her to gain unique insight and knowledge from developing a […]

Art Deco was a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s. The Art Deco movement was founded by members of the French artists’ collective known as La Société des Artistes Décorateurs, following the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels, held in 1925.

The 80’s revival has become synonymous with jump suits, sequins leggings, hot pink and shoulder pads – but what about the jewellery? Button studs, big hoop earrings and plastic beads in rainbow colours dominated then, but how have we reinvented the 80’s in the 21st century? Fashion’s inspiration is even slicker second time round.

Part boutique, part fairground lucky dip, Lady Luck Rules OK is a rollercoaster ride of lovingly handmade fun rocker jewellery designed in the Superette Studio, East London. Set up by a boyfriend/ girlfriend duo in 2003 and launched from their Vintage stall in Portobello Market.