Moschino F/W 2011:Military meets Celine meets Female-Bond-Villain. Much Fun Ensues.

You’d do well to bring out the marching band this Fall as Moschino embraces masculine militaria – with a curve-ball of a twist of course.

Think sharp suited savoir faire and embrace immaculately tailored tailcoats, rip-roaring riding jackets and palazzo pants (in gold lame no less) as Jardini re-imagined the dress uniform for the modern Moschino madam. Oh – and lets not forget the bizarre-meets-kitsch bazaaresque accoutrements: golden teddy bears, velvet bows and – yes – that stuffed-chicken hat.


Miss Bibi: Teeny-Tiny Trinkets & Miniature Marvels

Quirky, whimsical and evocative, Miss Bibi’s playful pint-sized jewellery collections featuring scaled replicas of everyday objects are anything but small-time. Designer Brigitte Giraudi began her career creating miniature sets for animated films and (luckily for us) has brought her painstaking attention to detail and doll-house aesthetic to the world of bodily adornment.

Earrings: Coat Hanger

Earrings: Pinocchio

…Lilliputian wonderland, Looking Glass dreamscape…whatever your preferred comparison these cute and insanely collectable treasures are pure petite perfection: pile them on with a/w’s bohemian attic-romance evening-wear (think John Galliano, Isabel Marant and Charles Anastase) in inky indigo and rumpled silks for a shot of dainty dollish eccentricity. Tres chic.

Earrings: Candelabra

Ring: Farfalla

Ring: Lock

Cufflinks: Corkscrew

Bracelet: Eyelash

Brooch: Window

Necklace: Chair

Necklace: Boot Lace

Necklace: Matriochka

Necklace: Purse

To shop / browse / locate retailers head to…even the website is freaking fabulous! ♥

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Osman Yousefzada: Vertebrae Series

With his clean minimal lines and architectural styling, it comes as little surprise that Osman Yousefzada’s forray into bijouterie has been innovative, directional and acclaimed.

Modelled on the spinal column of a snake and reworked in four striking metal finishes (the gold and dark pewter versions are simply stunning) Yousefzada’s vertebrae chokers are an aesthetic tour de force; combining his trademark bare-boned austerity with a hard-edged tribalistic beauty which teeters impishly on the brink of the macabre. Statements simply don’t come more stylish than this.

The Vertebrae Series will be available at Kabiri from July 2010.

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Go Crazy for Collars

Vogue Gioiello (Vogue Accessories Italia): Charvet Paris with Chanel & Bulgari collars

Thanks to Miu Miu’s knock-out s/s 2010 collection which saw the collar’s triumphant return to the gilded halls of sartorial cool, I have been on a web-quest of epic proportions in search of the shirt collar necklace to end all shirt collar necklaces…

Miu Miu s/s 2010 Detachable Collars

Gemma Lister: Peter Pan Collars s/s 2010

The Queen of big, bold and undeniably funk-tastic jewellery, Gemma Lister’s take on the collar trend is cute, classic and fabulously simple (not to mention slightly more affordable!)…♥

Utopia Accessories Collection: Clip-on shirt collar

Sadly, I haven’t yet come across any high street options, although Zara’s recent homage to the Miu Miu cat print replete with stylish shirtless collar gives me some small measure of hope! (If anyone comes across the elusive Zara collar let me know!)

Don’t fancy saving the pennies? Check out whatwasithiiinking for a shockingly simple Miu Miu collar DIY tutorial!

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Heavenly Hats & Handsome Headpieces from Maison Michel

Parisian refinement meets rock-chic in the s/s 2010 ready-to-wear collection from avant-garde atelier Maison Michel.

Designed by Artistic Director Laetita Crahay – also Head of accessories and jewellery at Chanel no less – the collection features a sassy spring take on some classic favourites including boaters, trilbys and teeny top hats. And for the non-hat-headed among us there are the fabulously fun headpieces embellished with jewels, feathers, lace, flowers and pearls…I’d say that’s definitely warrants an ooh la la! (or two).

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collection available from Browns…browse it online here

Wonderous trinketry from Wonderland…C/O Tom Binns

Trend leader, veteran jewellery designer and refreshingly anti-conformist Tom Binns‘ collaboration for Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ offers an elegant and fragile take on beauty with an anarchic twist.

His six high-end limited edition pieces for Disney Signature, each based on an iconic character from Lewis Carroll’s fantastical tour de force, are faultlessly themed, and really do take ‘curiouser and curiouser’ to its literal extent: this is deep rabbit hole territory at its best – fun, frivolous and a little insane.
If pushed to choose (and I really would need to be pushed, shoved, cajoled and bullied) my favourite would have to be the gorgeous, almost verging on twee, tea-set ensemble. Broken crockery, teeny-tiny teapots and borrower-sized cups, all with meticulous floral detailing in powder puff pink, apple green and Mediterranean blue…a fabulous accident with granny’s finest china gone oh so right. Definitely a statement piece to shout about. Love.

For those looking to save a pretty-penny, Binns’ slightly less extravagant (but no less desireable) Disney Couture range is just the ticket…

Check out this super-kooky ‘Drink Me’ necklace…

And this pretty keyhole piece (which, incidentally would look fab with this seasons neutrals. Bonus points for the floral inclusion!)

Have a gander at his site…it’s sure to spark some serious jewellery-lust: