Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Octovision: Sweet and Creepy

"Sweet and creepy at the same time" is how one silversmith described their octopus pendant necklace. And I can see why.

For me, 'octopus' can mean cuddly, cartooned eyed, and cute, or blood sucking, strangling, and slimy. Either way, it's not exactly what I'd imagine I'd want wrapping itself around my neck, curling round my finger, or pinned to my lapel. However, I must admit, a quick browse of the wave of octopus jewelry and I'm ready to do just that. Snap him up while you can and flaunt your inner sea goddess with one of these beauties...

Reform Jewelry's beautifully abstract gold necklace is simple yet stunning.

Perhaps the most original of all, OctopusMe's sterling silver creations include these interesting earrings.

Stephen Douglas' white gold, diamond and pearl ring makes for a glamorous octopus.

If you're a tatty devine fan, you're bound to love Alex and Chloe's natty silhouette pendants.

Celebrity fans Mischa Barton and SJP should snap up this cute Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise and crystal ring.

Another OctopusMe creation, these suction cup stacking rings might not sound so pretty but they sure are nice to look at.

This Autore beauty will glam up anywhere you wish to pin it.

For those of you who like your necklaces loaded with vintage charm, then look no further than MadArtJewelry's 'deconstructed' charm necklace.

Got some money burning a hole in that fur coat of yours? Why not drop a grand or two on this showstopping Reef Jewelry platinum ring with a twist.

Happy shopping! x

Monday, May 26, 2008

Having a fashion moment: Pushing Daisies

The fantastically sweet and dreamy dramedy Pushing Daisies is a visual delight in every way. Framed beautifully on screen, the carefully constructed set and costume design is a technicolour treat.

An alluring mixture of Alice in Wonderland, Audrey Hepburn, Amelie, Despertae Housewives' Bree, and songstress Kate Nash, Pushing Daisies Charlotte "Chuck" Charles is always perfectly put together in full-skirted 50s skirts and dresses, accessorised with ladylike wrist gloves, januty little hats, and shiny red lips. Part homemaker, part femme fatale, Chuck keeps things interesting by covering up with sharp trench coats, Jackie-O shades, and silk head scarfs. Steering clear of black, grey and white, Chuck champions colour and bold, beautiful prints.
Get the Chuck look at Carolina Herrera, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Laura Ashley, DKNY and, especially, vintage. Happy shopping!

Ebay your heart out: Shareen Vintage

Ebays' Shareen Vinatge is the place to go for summer-loving sirens who like to flaunt some flesh in flirty frocks.

With a small but perfect collection of 70s and 80s mini and maxi numbers, most Shareen Vintage dresses have been re-worked to add a modern edge. Free flowing 70s maxi dresses and seriously sexy 80s body con minis will take you nicely from a picnic to a party.

My favourite number is this bright and breezy pucci-esque paisley mini dress, with gold chain straps and a definite Nicole Richie vibe.

You've got less than 12 hours to snap it up before I do! Happy bidding.