Loving the fact that JELLY SANDALS are knocking about again, and reinvented in an easy to wear neutral palette rather than just a super kitsch sense. I'll admit here's a rather painful memory of a 9 year old with a spaniel pup, radioactive algae and a brand spanking new pair of the silver glittery, variety. Thankfully the lucky pooch survived for a long scampering life but the sparkly new shoes never made it home...
Jelly shoes, really tie an outfit together man...
Now is the time to move on and hopefully some upcoming lakeside camping calls for something to wade out from the hot stony shore and do some scampering of my own. I've gone for a black pair and also allocated them a pair of my Panthera Leo brooches in the white marble to make them a bit more interesting for non-holiday wear because let's face it my beach time is homoeopathic in proportion. Luckily the material makes them perfect for rainy cities too.
The brooch backs simply feed through the loop of the buckle strap before fastening with a swivel clasp, so don't need to pierce through.
AnOther Lover's has a good write up on the background of jellies (here) including these lovely
Chanel ones, although they seem more Blancmange than jelly...yum!
Creative Directors seem to be playing a game of musical chairs these days. Taking a step into becoming a custodian behind the heritage of an acclaimed fashion house as well as giving creative injection into the designs, is it proving to be a more of a dilemma than an uplift?
Jewellery refers to jewels. The word jewel came into usage in England around 1250. Jewel, is an Anglicized version of the old French jouel, which in turn came from the Latin jocale, which refers to a plaything or object for entertainment. Enjoy.
I am interested in the relationship between jewellery and clothing and how the two can converge such as the intricate embellishments found in haute couture or forgotten items from decadent fashions of the past. My passion for these historical details and my research into such inform my jewellery through which I hope to bring these qualities to modern and contemporary wearable pieces.
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This extract is from an open letter written by Elsa Schiaparelli, requested by the Daily Express on May 21 1936. It is titled; "From Europe's Most Discussed Dress Designer To Her Daughter". Her words of wisdom capture my motivation to produce jewellery inspired by the details of well made garments;
"Your first inclination will surely be to buy as much as you can for your money. Don't give into it...You can only get to know good clothes from bad by looking at good ones. So, when you see a smart woman, study her. Only the rich can afford cheap clothes. If something you see looks worth twice the price, you may be sure the illusion will not last. What you buy must be good."
The old craftsmanship will survive. There is room for it in the modern world....The man who builds a boat for his own sailing and the woman who embroiders a quilt for her own home are getting satisfaction far beyond that given by any passive pleasure. Making things is a good life." W.B. Honey