Monday, 26 September 2011

Heritage Girl - A/W 2011

Our penchant for the quirky has been given a paring down for our latest collection - Heritage Girl.  A huge look for this season, the only pieces included in this range are the vintage-inspired, traditional and ladylike.  Beautiful jewellery and accessories which work to complement autumnal shades and fabrics (tweed jackets and quilted coats, anyone?), all with a nod to the 1940s (swoon).  Think pretty earrings, berry colours, structured handbags, brooches and floral patterns, lots of floral patterns.  If that introduction hasn't whet your appetite enough, then read on for our top picks of the collection.  

The Vintage Fan Surround Ring, £12, is elegance defined.  Available in burnt orange, purple and emerald green - all on-trend colours this season, it's our vintage-inspired ring of the moment.  So much so, in fact, we've got one in every colour.  Beautiful.

We fell in love with The Betty Handbag, £22, as soon as we clapped eyes on it.  Such a graceful design, in camel faux crocodile skin, and wonderfully structured - ladylike handbags are the perfect accessory this season.


We chose these Floral Print Cabochon Earrings, £10, as they make an excellent antidote to the rubbish weather we'll almost certainly be exposed to this season.  Bright and bold, they can banish winter blues in an instant.  Oh, and they're fairly big too - hello, statement maker!

Another colourful piece is this Lime Green & Crystal Bird Brooch, £14.  A gorgeous addition to a cape or scarf - the combination of the green and crystals is truly dazzling, we're in love.

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Meet Natasha!

We've got a new face, here at Chelsea Doll HQ this week - Natasha joins us on work experience.  So far (we're writing this at 2pm on the first day) we've opened lots of new stock, modelled various pieces, had fun tweeting and devoured a box of Thai chocolates!  Oh and there's a trip to Starbucks on the cards - well, we have to ease her in gently!  We thought, in order to find out what she's all about, we'd set her a few *challenging* questions to answer.  Read on for an insight into how the newbie rolls!

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

funny, stupid.. BLONDE!

What are you most excited about at the moment?

Chelsea Doll of course!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Spending time with my amazing friends and family!

What’s your favourite shop?

HMV and Jane Norman at the moment i think!

What magazines do you enjoy reading?


What’s your favourite app on your iPhone?

Angry Birds! addicted to it haha

Who is your inspiration or hero in life?

superman all the way! haha

What’s best, Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter i think

What would you like people to know about you that they don’t?

i am normal.. ok that's a lie. I'm pretty crazy if you get to know me well!

You’re a music lover. Which artist/s are you really into at the moment?

Michael Bublé is on the top of my list right now! I'm also loving ed sheeran, bruno mars, matt cardle, darren criss, adele, duffy, katy perry... i could go on forever! so much great music x

Who’s caught your eye on X-Factor so far this year?

I'm loving Janet Devlin and John Adams! I have a few other favourites but struggling to think of their names!

What’s your favourite pizza?

I'm quite a plain person, its either just cheese and tomato or if i want a change, chicken is always good!

Name three things you would take to a desert island?

food, drink and a friend:)

You’re a West-end show fanatic! What’s your all-time favourite show?

how can you ask such a question?! there are so so so many amazing shows out there! i can't possibly choose! but quite recently i went to see Ghost the Musical and it was amazing, so emotional. Definite must-see!

In your opinion, what are the best things in life?

Happiness, health and friendship!

What would you like to see yourself doing in five years time?

i'd like to have had a good education and ready to find a place to live and be successful!

If you had a million pounds, what would you do with it?

honestly? i'd probably spend it within a week.. or save it to put towards the $5 million mansion ive got my eye on in LA

And lastly, what’s your favourite item on Chelsea Doll at the moment?

it has to be the Lucky Swallow Necklace!x

Want to know more?  You can follow Natasha on Twitter!
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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Vamp! - A/W 2011

Well, hello there!  It's getting colder now, as we head into the depths of September and its Autumnal weather.  Indeed, Summer seems like a distant memory!  But, it's not all bad.  In fact we love Autumn, and nothing reminds us of the reason why more than London Fashion Week (which starts tomorrow, BTW!).  Fashion, fashion, fashion - September is full of it!  And just to join in, we've uploaded another new A/W collection for your perusal - Vamp!

Sounds intriguing, non?  Vamp! is based on the darker side of your accessory box and features gorgeously edgy, ugly, gothic, in-your-face pieces.  We would go as far as to say that every outfit should be worn with at least one statement, tough-on-the-eyes, *disgusting* piece!  It's the perfect collection to complement your Halloween outfit!  The lady is most definitely a Vamp! 

Our favourite pieces include this Blood Spurt Necklace, £12 - if we haven't sold out of this by 31st October, we'll be VERY disappointed!  It's a dead cert for Halloween (get it, dead?)!

This Antique Armour Full-Finger Ring, £12, is totally demanding of attention.  Covering your full finger, you can notice it from miles away!  Shrinking violets need not apply!

These Cross Drop Earrings, £7, believe it or not, are actually one of our more reserved pieces.  Subtle, yet a great way to harden up your look!

We ADORE this Gold Crystal Pyramid Long Ring, £12, and although it's positively a statement ring, we think it's actually fairly sophisticated (an adjective we didn't think we'd be using for this collection!).  With its crystals and long length, it's stunning and a great piece for the upcoming party season! 

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