Tuesday, 20 May 2014


I have recently become a bit obsessed with snake bangles, particularly the celluloid versions of the 1920's and 30's. Snakes were popular motifs within Victorian jewellery, symbolizing eternal love and infinity. During the 1920's the fashion for snake jewellery was revived, along with many other exotic designs inspired by Egypt and beyond. Here are a few examples of such snake bangles, which typically featured rhinestone eyes and tiny metal stud-work.


And finally, my very special snake friend. He is a gorgeous translucent red-orange with emerald green eyes, clear paste and tiny studs. Also pictured is an embossed silver snake clamper bracelet, whose age I am unsure of.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


I'd been eyeing up this skirt for quite a while, unsure about the midi-length and wearing a striking print on my pear-shaped figure... but then it went on sale and I decided to get over the restraints I impose upon myself. I love the ancient mosaic print and envisage wearing it in the summer with strappy gladiator flats and a black crop-top. 
As we're still waiting for the sun come to out, I paired it with a roll-neck and leather jacket, on a rather windy day. I guess this print is 'inspired' by Dolce and Gabbana's SS14 collection which featured Sicilian coins heavily, however ASOS tend to do a much better job of being subtle in their catwalk rip-offs than other high-street retailers *coughZara*.  

Vintage jacket, ASOS skirt, Marks & Spencer shoes, Vivienne Westwood bag, vintage jewellery

(excuse the cat fluff, it covers all my things now)

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