May 20, 2010

Cabinet of Curiosities

When it comes to designer fashion jewellery and accessories, Valery Demure is inarguably London's leading agent. Over the years her roster of clients has included the likes of Florian, Naomi Filmer, Husam el Odeh, Scott Wilson and Alexis Mabille to name a few. It was through writing press releases for Valery back in the day that I got to know many of the jewellers who went on to feature in my book.

With her distinctive aesthetic tastes (erring on the dark side), and somewhat fearsome reputation Valery is the go to woman for buyers and press on the hunt for something with a bit of bite.

Val's latest venture is a cabinet which can be found in the basement* of Liberty – a shop that has, in recent years, done much to showcase contemporary fashion jewellery.

The designers selected to show their AW2010 wares have got both mens’ and womens’ jewellery covered and whilst I don’t, as yet, have images of the pieces at Liberty, what follows gives a flavour of their various styles.**

From top...
Scott Wilson Faceted Ring
Scott Wilson Necklace
Scott Wilson Necklace
Scott Wilson Bangle With Mixed Shapes
Scott Wilson Reducing Ring Bracelet
Tobias Wistisen Naked Lunch Half Bangle
Tobias Wistisen Thorn Necklace
Alyssa Norton
Alyssa Norton
Eddie Borgo Bullseye Cone Rings
Eddie Borgo Horror Brooch
Eddie Borgo Pave Bear Trap Bangles
Mouton Collet
Mouton Collet

* Having made the pilgrimage to Liberty at the weekend, I can report that the cabinet is in the Menswear department, which is technically the basement, but with a more appealing title.

**The jewellery on show is specifically for the lads. Ladies need not apply.


  1. Is this a bit like when Yorkie bars advertised as 'Not For Girls'??? I'm not impressed...I WANT the Scott Wilson faceted ring! Magnifique!!!

  2. love em all! and...want em all!
    xx Beatrice