MARY KATRANTZOU: Elaborate neckpieces created out of cast metal exuded the decadence of a Rococo ballroom. Scallop fans, stylised curlicues and trailing bows seemed to cascade from the neckline and add another dimension to the already extravagant layering and trompe l’oeil in the garments. Mary’s overlaid images of luxurious jewels on her asymmetric ruffled garments […]

Walking the halls of the exhibition is like entering a jewelled wonderland. I am delighted to bring you the highlights of what I saw. MAWI: I asked Mawi about the inspiration behind her new heirloom collection, ‘Punk Nouveau’ and this is what she had to say: "I love this collection. Skulls have been part of […]

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I recently bumped into Marian at a Fashion Business Club meeting after having met her at LFW the previous season. It was her unique style and eclectic stack of bangles that initially caught my eye. Marian is a celebrity stylist and editor of her eponymous fashion blog, Marian Kihogo. We are delighted to feature Marian […]

Anna is doing her Masters in drawing. She is a constant source of creative inspiration and her eye for detail surpasses that of anyone I know. She recently went to a press day at the Tate and was inspired by the jewel-like quality of Ofili’s work. It is no surprise to me that the great […]

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Inspired by the Fendi ‘Granny bag’ and a long-term love affair with this ancient craft, I have chosen micro mosaic jewels as the ‘item of the week’. Tiny pieces of unusually small mosaic components, called tesserae, are pieced together to form a picture, and  held in place with cement in a […]

Q: Hi Juliet, in last week’s episode of ‘Material Girl’ (BBC1) the main character, Ali, was wearing a beautiful necklace. It was gold and looked like it was made up of lots of very fine chains. It probably went down to her tummy button (maybe a little longer). I thought it was absolutely gorgeous! Is […]

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A date for your diary: Chanel temporary tattoos hit the High Street next week… if you have had your eye on these jewel-inspired flights of fancy, the wait is nearly over.

We are madly working behind the scenes to bring you the best London Fashion Week jewelled feature that there ever was and here is a little taster of all that you can look forward to next week… Sign up to our newsletter to get hot-off-the-press updates and news.  

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Justine Stafford is the editor of fashion and lifestyle blog, ifor1. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and "tiny tyrant" and, when she isn’t madly glued to her computer writing blogs, she makes the time to contribute to magazines such as Dossier, Private Edition, National Geographic Traveller, Elle (SA) and Obrigado. We are […]

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