Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Owls! - A/W 2012

We've always had a penchant for (read: obsession with) bird jewellery and it's always featured heavily on our website (see: Bird is the Word collection).  So, when we saw our favourite feathered variety - owls - were having a bit of a moment on the catwalk (thank you, Burberry) for A/W 2012, well we were *elated*.

So elated, in fact, that we had to get in on the act and throw together a collection full of owl-y goodness, *twit-too*.  Here's our faves:

This Oversized Acrylic Owl Pendant, £12, is probably our most kitsch piece of the collection.  With its statement, acrylic good looks this necklace is the ultimate in quirky jewellery.

Our Owl Charm Bracelet, £10, is a little more sophisticated with its antique gold and crystal multi-charms - it could easily become our go-to piece this season!

Another bright necklace offering, this time in the form of our enamel Owl Heart Necklace, £8, available in pink, blue or yellow (or like some of our customers - one in each colour).  We got funky covered!

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Friday, 21 September 2012

DIY Nails x Chelsea Doll - A/W 2012

Jeez, Louise!  We're really spoiling you lot this week.  Another exciting collection goes live today - something a li'l different - a new direction, if you will. 

Yes, today we unveil the latest goodies to hit the site, in the form of a collaboration with DIY Nails - the upcoming, super-cool, all-round amazing nail brand.  A range of nail decals will be available on our website from today, along with a few exclusive, limited edition designs.  We don't 'alf spoil you!

Oh, and if you're wondering what a decal is exactly - just think of it as a really easy and effective alternative to nail art.  Here's a quick guide to application:

1) Prepare nail and wait for any nail polish to dry
2) Cut around desired shape as closely to the image as possible
3) Dip in water until the decal slides off
4) Place decal on your nail
5) Make sure there is no water on the nail and secure with a clear topcoat (Seche Vite is the best!), wait to dry and you're set!

If you need more encouragement, check out this video tutorial from Tammy (the genius behind DIY Nails).  Here's a quick peek at the Chelsea Doll exclusives:

*EXCLUSIVE* DIY Nails x Chelsea Doll Lace Pattern Decals

*EXCLUSIVE* DIY Nails x Chelsea Doll Moustache Decals

*EXCLUSIVE* DIY Nails x Chelsea Doll Skull Decals

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Friday, 7 September 2012

Crown and Glory - A/W 2012

We're super delighted to introduce the latest collection to drop at Chelsea Doll towers.  Excesses of glitter, floral crowns, stars and moustache bandeaus (all handmade, we hasten to add) - *Rolf Harris voice* can you tell what it is yet? 

Of course, it's the one, the only, Crown and Glory hair accessories.  We've admired the brand for what seems like aaaaaages, but to actually feature a selection of their fantastic headpieces, well we could squeal with excitement!   We defy anyone not to love our latest arrivals!  We've put together a little Crown and Glory lust list (we have a feeling these will be a major part of our personal accessory collection for A/W), to give you an overview of the hot, new collection. 

First up is the Whole Lotta Rosie Headband, £20 - a gorgeous colourway and a great piece to work winter florals.  We think it's the perfect way to rock the feminine grunge look this season.

This Loverdose Glitter Heart Bandeau, £12, caught our eye as soon as we opened the package.  Lush, bright red glitter hearts which just screech out to be seen this party season!

We've most definitely saved the best 'til last (our love of all things quirky literally over-riding everything else).  Ladies and gentlemen, we give you The Tachinator, £10!  An amazing black and silver glitter moustache bandeau - we can't wait to unleash it!

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