June 27, 2011

Boys In Jewels part 9 - Kanye West

I had Kanye all to myself last week. Not that he knows it. I was at the Central Saint Martins private view, perusing the graduation portfolios when I looked up and there was the man himself engrossed in the next portfolio along.
In a typically British fashion I pretended I had no idea who he was while telepathically messaging him to look up and start a conversation. He never did and the moment passed. Gah.
Here he is in Paris for the menswear shows, shot by the talented Tommy Ton for style.com. He wasn't this blinged up when we 'met'. If he had been I might have been tempted to pipe up.

Photo: Tommy Ton

June 23, 2011

Boys In Jewels Part 8 - Thierry Mugler S/S12

These pix were posted an hour ago on Dazed Digital. When asked by journo David Hellqvist what he felt was the piece that sums up the collection, creative director Nicola Formichetti said: 'The gold medal with the Mugler logo - I think everyone should wear that one!'

Men, you have been told.

Photography by Yang Wang

June 12, 2011

Art At Annoushka

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June 5, 2011

Excuse Excuses

I know, my bibelotphile attendance has been woeful recently and I feel genuinely bad. But as all neglectful students must, I have an excuse. Quite simply, there's not enough hours in the day to get everything done at the moment. But it's all for a good reason.

I was lucky enough to be appointed Jewellery Editor at becauselondon.com recently - just learning how to upload posts took a week of intensive training - and have been getting new business, aka Adorn Insight, aka jewellery trend analysis agency extraordinare off the ground. So far, so good.

Jewellery week looms, so a slower pace seems unlikely for the forseeable, but one should never grumble when one's life revolves around such loveliness. A case in point: my latest Lust-Have from Cartier.

In a former life (ie my early 20s) I was a geneticist - if I only I'd paid more attention in 'cloning class' I could brew up a few looky likies in the fridge and I'd be laughing. Or I'd get a lie in, at least...

May 26, 2011

Boys In Jewels part 7 - Slick Rick

Gotta love the soft voiced, London born rapper's defiance of the current vogue for minimalist accessorising.

May 2, 2011


Designed in 1530 BC!!

Wouldn't look out of place on a catwalk today...

From the burial chamber of Egyptian Queen Ahhotep 1.

April 26, 2011

Walter's Willie

I've had this image filed as Walter Albini for ages. Now I can't recall if the famed Italian fashion designer was responsible for the jewellery, the display, or both. Whatever, it's certainly a novel approach to merchandising...