"Spring is Nature's way of saying - Let's Party!" - Robin Williams
Ahhh.. the joy that Spring brings! But is it just us, or would you agree that we're in the midst of maybe the most unpredictable Spring this year? The weather forecast has been a constant mix of heatwave - cold freeze - heatwave - cloudy - heatwave and honestly, I think we've had enough! On the plus side (kind of) we're all stuck inside regardless of the weather and knowing it's Springtime somewhere, we're dressing the part anyway! :)
And we're so we're bringing you our first ever Style Guide for the Spring, collaborating with a few of our favourite independent brands that work perfectly with our diamond jewellery collections.
We're talking graceful yet edgy silhouettes that are perfect for a coastal holiday or even a luxury lounge session at home (VAAI); Luxurious, handmade silk lingerie and nightwear (Ayten Gasson); Elegant hand-made artisanal slippers to complete your look (Fabula and Tales); and of course a stunning bespoke luxury wallpaper brand (Annika Reed) that would make the perfect photo backdrop to your outfit ;)
Here's some more information about each of these brands and how you can reach and follow them. In times like these, it's more important than ever to support small, independent brands so show them some love on Instagram and let us know which ones you think work best for you!
As a womenswear brand, the mission at VAAI is to balance contemporary fashion & design whilst maintaining respect for centuries old artisanal craftmanship. The VAAI muse understands her sense of individuality and recognises her ability to converse without words whilst wearing VAAI. Collections are tran-seasonal in nature with elements of artisanal hand embroideries and embellishment seen in their simplest form creating beautiful attire that are underpinned with edgy, yet feminine silhouettes. Collections are slow fashioned, presented as ready to wear with a made to measure/bespoke service also offered.
Launched in the summer of 2005, luxury lingerie label Ayten Gasson has become known in the UK, not only for its beautiful collections but also for its firm commitment to ethical manufacturing, sustainable fabrics and for keeping traditional sewing skills alive. Founder and maker Ayten Roberts is well known for her use of up-cycled vintage laces - including Nottingham lace - highlighting the traditional skills which the UK was once celebrated for. In addition to this, organic fabrics such as Bamboo and Peace Silk regularly feature within her collections as a testament to her ethical and sustainable approach to production. Every lingerie item from bed jackets to eye masks are lovingly produced on the shop floor of Ayten's Brighton boutique.
A brand moulded by mother-daughter collaboration, creating beautifully handcrafted and sustainable slippers for customers pursuing for ‘casual elegance’. Inspired by the owners' authentic culture to produce unique & versatile slippers that you can enjoy indoors and outdoors. The brands core values of female empowerment and sustainability are embedded in their collection creations - simultaneously timeless and bold.