I finished off the year writing about local companies, so why not (finally!) begin again on the same topic?
I first discovered Rebekah from Lines and Current on Instagram and hit that moment where you realise you are ‘liking’ a post from six months previous! The main thing that captured my attention was the simplicity of her photos, her jewellery and her style. In the midst of creating an envious world, wanting the designer, the next best thing, always wishing for ‘more’, Rebekah exuded calm, and in her own words her brand has been…
Born out of a love for clean lines with a boho twist, ‘Lines & Current’ is a brand for normal girls who ‘work hard to keep it simple’ so there’s enough time for play & things that matter. It’s about de-cluttering, finding clean lines & pursuing your version of minimalism or simplicity. When this happens it frees up some soul space, we can lean in the unpredictable current of life & follow the creative, generous spirit that prompts us.
I sort of want to steal this as my own ethos!
As the name suggests, her jewellery mixes the straight lines with movement. Having browsed her website on many an occasion I finally had an opportunity to buy. A treat for a friend and one for me.
Rebekah also chooses a charity (this month the Significado Foundation) and donates 10% from each sale to support it and if your sign up to the newsletter, you get to enjoy 10% off too – always giving:) So after dry January, go browse, and write your shopping list for February;)
A way back when silverbrogues was just beginning, I had the opportunity to take part behind the scenes at a photo shoot for Argento’s new catalogue. At that time I was lured in by many of the collections they offered, ranging from Dirty Ruby and Nomination to Thomas Sabo and Alex and Ani – whatever type of jewellery you love, you are sure to find the perfect piece from this local company.
A few weeks ago, I had another opportunity to view the collections from Argento in the modern, inspiring new store in Belfast. A favourite of mine was the ceiling design – a Belfast based company taking it’s own inspiration from a Belfast landmark.
The new Argento store, Royal Avenue, Belfast
And I came home with a little treat…
Thanks to the team at Argento for their hospitality and treats and the team at CMPR for the invite:)
As the spring begins to show itself, the colours don’t just appear in your garden but also in your wardrobe. Suddenly all the fresh and colourful jewellery that has been hiding itself away, reappears again!
From the Spring/Summer accessories in store…
Argento‘s Spring/Summer launch at Belfast Fashion Week
To the outfit of the day…
Karma Bracelet – a little gift ‘Made in Belfast’ from Argento – similar here
Emily Loves Vintage – similar here
What accessories have you been wearing to brighten up a spring day?
I don’t know about you but when it comes to Christmas shopping, I like to plan. I know who I’m buying for, I have my list of ideas and shops to visit and I generally do this in one afternoon (and it’s definitely not in November!).
That all sounds very organised, but unfortunately it doesn’t always go according to this plan. I love to shop, for others of course, but I love to shop for me. Call me selfish, but since having a little boy, the time I used to spend browsing the shops leisurely rarely happens. And it’s always been one of my favourite pastimes!
So when shopping, I get easily distracted, lured in by the lovely new season treats. So the solution? Write my own list. As I’ve been clearing out my wardrobe and trying to wear as many different pieces as possible, I’ve discovered that my wardrobe lacks a few key pieces. So instead of getting distracted by the lovely treats I see when I go into a shop, I have my list of the items I actually need to enhance my wardrobe. Not only does this reduce the distraction, but it also stops my frivolous, unnecessary buying (most of the time!).
First on my list at the moment? I have some lovely gold necklaces, but no matching bracelets. So I’ve seen these…
Now all I need are some gold earrings…
You may remember during the summer I had an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Argento photoshoot as they were putting together their collections for A/W 2013.
I was beyond excited to see the catalogue come through the door to see how the reality of the day had transferred to this little book of treats! And I wasn’t disappointed. For me, it was seeing the pictures after reliving all the parts of the shoot – make-up, hair, studio, photographer, behind the scenes team, table of jewellery and atmosphere.
As I sit on the sofa writing this, I am wearing my dirty Ruby Grandad watch, my origami swallow necklace, my Karma Love Affirmation bangle and my Cruciani butterfly bracelet. And I’m ready for some new pieces, so to the part you want to see before you rush out and pick up the catalogue from your nearest store – my favourite photos (thanks to Khara Pringle and of course the whole team who put it all together!) and my catalogue wishlist.
I LOVE this photo – love the styling, love the jewellery – would buy all of these pieces and wear like this!!
The August Woods leather cuffs are going to be in my Accessories Wardrobe!!
My perfect mix – pretty punk!
My photos of the catalogue really do not do these pictures justice!
This stunning Silver Linked Necklace has been designed by Argento’s in-house designer Sarah Dowey – you need to see this in real life to get the full effect, beautiful and striking!
Of course you can’t include everything in the catalogue – there were some pieces I saw on the day of the shoot that I have been waiting to browse again, so off to Argento online to check out the rest of the jewellery I had my eye on!