Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Brooch the Subject!

We were complete brooch novices, here at Chelsea Doll, until the start of this season.  We've always admired from afar, the appealing nature of a brooch and it has the ability to 'make' an outfit.  So, after not much deliberation, we decided to offer brooches on our website.  People assume brooches should simply be worn with scarves, but after reading this 5 Ways to Wear Your Brooch blog post from Adorn London, we think you'll agree that the brooch is far more flexible than that!

Our collection of brooches is growing by the week, but currently our hot picks are these.  The beautiful and traditional, Pearl & Crystal Brooch.   So elegant and understated, it would sit perfectly on a pussy-bow blouse.

There's nothing pretty or dainty about this Gunmetal Skull & Crossbone Brooch.  But it would look gorgeous pinned to a scarf to liven up an outfit!  The choice for Halloween, perhaps?

An edgy alternative now.  This Bird of a Feather Brooch, with its gold sequins and black feathers, is absolutely stunning.  It makes a huge statement, and to release its full potential should be worn, pride of place, on a jumper.

Our favourite brooch, though, has to be the utterly flamboyant and eye-catching Spider & Web Brooch.  A new addition to our brooch range, the dazzling gold and diamante spider and web are beautiful.  Such an ostentatious choice, but one that's guaranteed to get you noticed!  They're proving ever-popular already!

Monday, 4 October 2010

A/W 2010 - Born to be Wild

THIS is our best collection yet. Inspired by the animal print trend, Born to be Wild assembles our new animal and bird jewellery together in an explosive collection. We like to think of it as a jewellery safari. Take a walk on the wild side with these totally gorge pieces.

The Silver Entwined Snake Ring makes a statement and is guaranteed to let your hand do the talking. Beautifully encrusted with red and clear crystals, it dramatically sparkles when the light catches. Not one of our cutesy pieces, he's a vicious looking thing, but priced at £10, it's not going to take a massive bite out of your budget!

The next piece is this wonderful Madame Peacock Necklace. Such an unusual design, the bronze peacock is gorgeous and the black feather and green jewel decoration play a massive part in the necklace's distinguishability. We are in LOVE. This necklace adds something a little different to your jewellery collection for only £13.

The Carmen Feather Hairband is a magnificent headpiece. Coloured with beautiful browns, oranges and greys, it adds a hint of elegance and sophistication to any outfit. We think it's best teamed with a simple shift dress and heels, for all eyes to be diverted to Carmen. This hairband is priced at £12.

Our absolute fave piece, though, has to be the delightful Tiger Brooch. It's metallic gold with black stripes (naturally!) and bright red eyes. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous! This feline is sure to be the highlight of any jewellery collection. The Tiger Brooch is priced at £8.

Well that's our summary of the Chelsea Doll Born to be Wild collection, but you really must take a look yourself. If you love refreshingly different jewellery as much as we do, then this is the collection for you. It's an accessory jungle out there!