The transformation of scenery in a forest is as gradual as the transition of one season to the next, with towering timber waking from winter slumber as they prepare to become leafy canopies providing shade, bare bushes budding and ready to boast full bounties of aromatic blossoms, and a general sense of renewal can be felt in the air as warm rays of sun find us turning our faces skyward in anticipation of springtime adventures. While there is excitement in being able to exchange heavy layers for silhouettes that favor bare skin which are a cherished part of your wardrobe, one might also want to include a more contemporary element to any items you feel are in need of some refurbishing. Accomplishing this does not need to break the bank, particularly if those pennies are being saved for vacation, and so here are some accessories that are $30 and under to get you in the mood for fun. Continue reading
Twice a year alternative fashionistas, brands, designers and enthusiasts from all over the world gather at the National Olympia for London Edge. The event is one of the only places which global alternative fashion brands can showcase their talents and collections. On January 25th January 2013, I was lucky enough to be there for the first time. Now, me being a hopeless newbie ran around wide-eyed shouting “Ooh!” and taking copious amounts of pictures. But, between doing this and discussing the merits of the cartoon Adventure Time, I got a good look at some really nifty stuff.
What is your company all about?
The company is all about creating ‘creepy cute’ jewellery and accessories at realistically affordable prices. Something in every style, colour and size imaginable to suit everyone. Anything from macabre, halloween style pieces, to girly floral headbands.
“David Cameron looks like he needs cheering up, maybe I’d make something pretty for him?”
Location: Grays, Essex, UK
What is your company all about? We’re all about giving people alternative jewellery at an affordable price. We believe that standing out from the crowd shouldn’t break the bank.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Our inspiration comes from the world of tattoo art and all things weird and wonderful – from Japanese kitsch to the Sugar Skulls of Dia de los Muertos. Continue reading
“I am not one to be beaten by things I try to make. Sometimes the wildest ideas end up becoming reality just because I won’t let physics beat me…”
What is your company all about?
Devine Delinquents is a little independent jewellery company that was founded in May 2011 in Bristol. It’s quite a lonely little empire as it is run, created, designed, marketed and more by just me, Nikki. However I love what I do and all in all I wouldn’t change it for the world.
The kind of things I make range from very simplistic jewellery to completely over the top adorned chain emblazoned necklaces with feather wings, to the more couture style chokers, collars and shoulder cuff styles pieces. I find it very difficult to pigeonhole myself into one style of design as I feel a company needs to be accessible and changeable in style, but remain true to its core sensibilities.
The aesthetic of Devine Delinquents is that everything is handmade, sourced by myself and has some form of input from me, whether it be physically or from meeting with other artists about making something for the Devine Delinquents brand. Continue reading