jewellery


Tatty Devine goes a bit Tudor

As you’ve probably all guessed by now, I have a tremendous soft spot for jewellery and especially like the designs of London based company, Tatty Devine. Those of you with long memories may recall that I posted last year about their amazing collection of Georgian eye jewellery inspired pieces (there’s some in their sale so hurry if you want to snap some up – sadly I was too late to get the pearl drop earrings that I had my eye on though but I think I may have to buy the star necklace for myself as I’ve been eyeing it […]


Lover’s Eye Jewellery at Tatty Devine

Eye miniatures, early nineteenth century. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum. As we all know, the eighteenth century was a bit of a heyday for weird, wonderful and often super creepy fashion from the amazingly funereal get ups of the Merveilleuses with their white powdered faces, red ribbon chokers (to evoke their guillotined chums) to false eyebrows made from mouse hair to having entire miniature gardens decorating the tops of their towering white coiffures. However, to my mind, the creepiest eighteenth century fashion of all time has got to be the brief fashion towards the end of the century for eye […]


From Whitechapel GIN necklace giveaway!

Morning world. Well, the launch week of From Whitechapel is drawing to a close now and I have to say that I am so staggered and touched by the kind reception that it received. You’re all brilliant and I really hope that those of you who bought copies have enjoyed reading it. To say thank you for being so marvellous and to celebrate From Whitechapel‘s publication, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway to mark the occasion. As you probably all know, I am a MASSIVE FAN of Bete Noire’s beautiful jewellery and as the book involves […]


Elizabeth Taylor and La Peregrina pearl

My most favourite photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. I’m very proud of the fact that their second wedding took place on my first birthday. God, I really miss Elizabeth Taylor. Don’t you? It’s almost three years now since she passed away and I swear that the world is still a duller, less glamorous place without her in it although I like to imagine that she and the divine Richard Burton are looking down on us from the clouds, cackling together as they used to do in life while knocking back several large gins and tonic. Love them. The […]