Q: Hi Juliet, I recently purchased this vintage dress at a local market and love the fact that is has a fringe and voluminous sleeves that are open at the bottom. I was going to wear it to a party with black patent boots to give the whole look a bit of an edge. I […]

With crushes on Marc Bolan and Mick Jagger circa 1969 and dreams of going back in time and being a Biba girl in the early seventies, or dancing with Fred Astaire in the thirties, Gemma has long had a love affair with the past and believes she was born in the wrong decade. With a […]

Instead of manes of chain (which we featured in our ‘Hot to Trot’ week), are we going to get used to Spring/Summer 2011’s take on fringing in the form of a pom-pom? Giles’ and House of Holland’s take on the pastel-hued powder puff left us under no illusion that we were going to have to […]

This week, Adorn Me is a little different. As many of you wanted to know what I was wearing to Day 1 of Fashion Week, I decided to place myself in the centre of Adorn Me! I was inspired by the orange palette that I saw on the New York catwalk, especially in the collections […]

Dublin-based Merle O’Grady trained in Fashion Design at Limerick School of Art and Design, before relocating to London in 2004, where she specialised in Accessory Design at the world-renowned Cordwainers College. Merle worked for London-based designers, Tracey Boyd and Pauric Sweeney before creating her own eponymous jewellery label in 2008. Merle’s tough-luxe approach to jewellery […]

In the first of our two week fashion issue, we bring you new designer jewellery collections from the Exhibition Halls at Somerset House during London Fashion Week. MAWI ‘Gypsy Rani’ stole the show for me as I pressed my nose against the antique glass cabinets that showcased Mawi’s rich treasure trove of jewels. Cloisonné, cameos, […]

  ITEM OF THE WEEK: I saw Merle’s collection from the other side of the corridor and couldn’t wait to get up close – the soft lilacs, swimming pool blues, milky perspex and gold foil Swarovski crystals were evocative of summer. I was intrigued by the soft geometric shapes and the turned perspex beads and when Merle […]

At the same time that Dolce & Gabbana showed it on the Autumn/Winter 2010 catwalk in Milan, dangling across the svelte silhouettes carved out by the runway, the purse necklace was spotted at the Mawi A/W 2010 showcase at London Fashion Week last year.  A nod to the romance of our Victorian past and, the […]

Erickson Beamon’s Blade Runner collection is an android dream – a marriage of 40s glamour and futurism. The strong palette of antique gold, brown and topaz is off set with soft pinks, pearl and translucent crystals to bring a feminine edge to the powerful robotic forms and geometric chain links. Imposing spirals of snake chain […]

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