Tie me up, tie me down!

If my dreams were made of scarves, Lucy Jay’s scarves would easily furnish them. Her cool little collection of scarves named Bryan, Claire, Patrick, Irene and Lucy are anything but ordinary. The motifs are almost graphical analysis of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films in eye-popping colours on silk.

The Patrick print is a bit of a cyclops. I love this and I find this amusing and wish more of my scarves had character. Lucy’s lookbook show you that her scarves aren’t just scarves. Check the number of ways you can tie these silk scarves.

The Lucy scarf makes a nice bandeau, perfect for the balmy days we’ve been experiencing in London.

My personal favourite. What a fabulous way with long tresses. Lucy Jay. She’s one to look out for. She’s a bit of a rising star and a lovely, lovely girl with an abundance of talent.

Available to buy from No-One.

Deep Geometric Gems

This weekend I fell in love with Glass Candy’s new single and also with Lorena’s embroidered wonders. Unfortunately for me, Glass Candy’s only gig in London is while I’m away and Lorena is moving so her shop is closed for a week.

I’ve always loved geometrical shapes. These hand embroidered designs in various guises of pyramids, cubes, triangles, oblongs in the prettiest colours make such beautiful pieces. I cannot wait for Spinthread to open up again so I can get at least one of these masterpieces around my neck. I am thinking it’ll be one of the bigger, conversational pieces like the cubic bib above.

Backed with dainty lace and hand embroidered, I will probably find it difficult to resist playing with the geometric shapes knowing that I’ll enjoy running my fingers across these shapes.

Paper eyelashes a-flutter

Two things first.

1. I love paper cut outs and paper art.

2. I love dressing up.

Paper lashes bring together point number 1 and 2. Wow. What a find.

Paperself collaborates with designers to produce paper and cardboard furniture and other products. Together with Ting Yu Wan, they are offering these out-of-the-world paper eyelashes. Choose from peach blossoms to peonies to horses.

These are available to buy from Luna & Curious and is exactly what anyone needs for a night out and way cheaper than buying a new frock. And if you felt like a little snooze while you were out, at least with these eyelashes you have an excuse to.

Winter Warmers

I’m starting to feel like I am permanently trapped in a snow globe. Whilst it has been very pretty and I quite like the stillness and silence of winter, it has been very nippy.

This winter, it has become apparent to me that my wardrobe is lacking in winter warmers. I need to get myself wrapped up and I want to be wrapped up in the best winter accessories.

I keep thinking about my lost hat.  It was a beanie with a headphone knit pattern. I don’t know how I lost it, but as with most winter accessories, they have a tendency to break away from you. Which is why mittens on a string are such a fantastic idea!

I recently wrote about Yokoo and her amazing winter accessories. Today I’d like to share some other winter warmers that I have my heart set on.

I am waiting to get Elizabeth Lau‘s handknitted Kiev hat and scarf hybrid on my head. What a clever design!  Which reminds me of this possible replacement to my headphone beanie. Are these earmuffs? Or headphones? Well my friend, they are earphones disguised as earmuffs. And they are also on sale at the moment at Urban Outfitters and available in black or white.

If you want your winter accessories to have only one function, then here are some of the cutest scarves out in shops at the moment.

Donna Wilson‘s little fox scarf comes in grey too. If you can’t get enough of the fox, she also has the cutest fox cushion.

If that’s too cute for your taste, I also like Lazy Oaf’s Tuxedo Scarf. How cool is this little number? Perfect for last minute black tie events!

Even if these don’t fight the baltic temperatures the cool little designs will certainly warm the heart and put a big smile on your face.  Anyone know where I can get a Rupert the Bear jumper? There used to be knitting patterns on ebay that were available for sale but I’ve not had much luck today.

Wear The Wild Ones Are

I’ve been hunting down some jewellery and would like to get my claws on these ones.

Zoe & Morgan‘s Who Loves Wins, AW09 collection is filled with spiders, lions and foxes for the brave-hearted.

Following the success of Tatty Devine’s Tiger necklace, a limited edition for winter has been launched. The White Tiger is the wildcat for me.

Who’s Next has just announced their Young Designers Winners list. The winners will have a chance to show in January, for free. On this list is Lena Klax. Her colourful polar bear necklaces come with detachable paw bracelets. I like the coral coloured one best. I am looking forward to seeing the pieces at the next Who’s Next.

I’ll Cheer For You

Winter’s a far more exciting season for accessories. The choice is endless. Scarves and snoods, mittens and gloves, arm warmers and colourful tights.

I found my perfect winter item in the form of Yokoo‘s Pom Pom headband.  Check Yokoo’s Etsy store for winter warmers like the oatmeal soopascarf and the numerous cowlneck scarves. I love the quirky images and I know that I will be finding it difficult to limit myself to just this headband.

Now if only it would get properly cold. I would be able to wrap myself in lots of chunky knits cosily.

ColouRING

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I’ve been meaning to blog about these crayon rings for awhile now.  I found some time today to do so. They are designed by Timothy Liles a Boston based designer whose day job is with Converse.

crayonring01These rings are cast in washable crayon and are sold as a set of 8 and available to buy onThe Future Perfect. Great for the sudden creativity attack and for making like a kid again and drawing on some walls.