Katie and I spent last night at the Ivy. I know, I know, sounds like we live lives full of canapés and car service, wearing curb to cab heels sometimes, doesn’t it? Well guess what! My night of glamour was put in rather stark contrast when I ran for the number 8 bus home. But what were we doing there, you might ask? Well, it was actually all in aid of potentially meeting one of Britain’s most renowned designers, Mr Giles Deacon. Now I’ve been a fan of Giles ever since Pinterest made private pin boards where I could stash all my Abbey Clancy wedding dress images so we thought we would go and check out what the craic was regarding his new collaboration with QVC. Yes, you read right. The duo have joined forces to create a designer jewellery range and rumour is Giles will even be appearing on the shopping channel this week (according to a little tweety bird I heard).
The collection itself is entitled ‘Libertine’ and thankfully was not inspired by Pete Doherty, but encapsulates quirky design which goes against the grain of the mainstream, using bold colours and unusual elements to create pieces that talk:
Oh yeah, and we weren’t sure if this ^^^ was Miranda Kerr’s twin? Either way she could pull off a Morticia Adams dress so well it made me jelly. The collection seems overall extremely fresh and right up the Style & Then Some’s (jewellery) street. With the trend for original and talking-point jewellery still going strong, it’s a no brainer that this designer collaboration will do well. With prices starting at £14 to £70, it won’t break your bank manager’s heart too much either.
(He said he wouldn’t make my wedding dress)