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September 1, 2011
We're off to Hungary this morning for a mini holiday and our friends wedding in Budapest at the weekend. I'll still be posting each day, but in the meantime, have you checked out The Glitter Guide? It is my new favourite daily read and dose of utter girlie-ness. The Style at Home feature is great to get a peek into the pads of stylish ladies and see gems like this magpie’s nest belonging to Catherine – owner of cute boutique Hallelu.
Just look at all those rings! Aside from being in awe of her jewellery collection, I love her storage idea of what looks like an old thimble case. I often come across them at auctions and flea markets and now have just the use for one – just got to stock up my ring collection to fill it.
August 18, 2011
One of my favourite discoveries at Vintage Fest was fellow upcycler and Etsy seller, Abigail MaryRose Clark. Abigail repurposes vintage tea cups into unique bracelets, and no two beauties are the same. Abigail sells through her Etsy shop, as well as through Anthropologie and many other boutiques throughout the UK, US and Canada.
Photo source: Ruby Rhino
August 5, 2011
Happy Friday folks! Hope you've got some fun things planned for the weekend. Mine is packed with birthday celebrations for friends and family. Today we have a second jewellery post which is actually way overdue. My lovely friend Hannah Wallce from Manchester, who I met and lived with in New Zealand, recently launched a fantastic online boutique called Mahlika Jewelry.
Hannah is a complete jewellery magpie and sources Turkish gems directly from the bazaars of Istanbul. Aren't they stunninng? Mahlika's gemstone collar (below) appears in the September issue of Vogue. I absolutely love it and I'm thinking of buying one myself, and maybe a red Hamsa bracelet too.
I'm so pleased that Hannah's new venture is becoming a success in such a short time. Feeling a little cut off from fashion and design in Queenstown, New Zealand, we used to chat about ideas to launch our online boutiques, and it feels a little surreal that less than a year later we have them up and running. Yay for small businesses dreaming big!
Go check out the boutique here - she ships internationally so you can score Turkish gems wherever in the world you live.