The Stranger

 

This haunting black and white video titled ‘The Stranger’ was produced for Dazed Korea to accompany a fashion shoot of the same name. Featuring Serbian model Mina Cvetkovic and styled by Sung Hee Kim, the short film showcases pieces from the spring/summer collections.

Still loving those Calvin Klein body chains…..

See the images from the fashion shoot here

 

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Finally Mine

Silver signet rings

Since being inspired by this Instagram snap back in February (here), I finally have two Tom Wood rings to call my own.  And it was worth the wait…

Silver signet rings

Despite being stunningly simple designs, the different styles of top plate (I opted for Oval and Cushion) and alternative silver finishes, polished and satin, provide enough of a point of difference for a minimalist like me.  But if you prefer something a little more bold, there’s the option of a dramatic black Ruthenium finish or a top plate furnished with a coloured stone.  And for traditionalists, each ring  is also available in 9k gold.

I haven’t worn a signet ring for years, and these new additions to my jewellery box are certainly a step up style-wise from the high street version I wore constantly in my primary school days!

See more from Tom Wood here

Main Image Credit: @damoyantwerp

 

 

 

Double Time

Double Time | MODE+MAISON

We’ve had the winter watch, but with spring beckoning it’s time for a seasonal update – what a great way of getting wear out of multiple timepieces!

Time to get those arms warm weather ready…

Image Credit: theyallhateus.com

Zaha Hadid x Georg Jensen

Zaha Hadid x Georg Jensen | MODE+MAISON

When I put this blog post together earlier this week, I could never have imagined that I would be sharing it in such awfully sad circumstances.  Zaha was a pioneering figure in the fields of architecture and design, as well as an inspirational role model for women the world over.  She will be greatly missed. 


At last month’s Baselworld watch and jewellery show, held annually in Switzerland, Georg Jensen, the Danish design house, unveiled a stunning capsule collection in collaboration with Zaha Hadid.

The Iraqi-British architect, who was made a Dame in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List, was also the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, and I first became fascinated with her work when I was researching the impact of architecture on fashion design for a London College of Fashion project.

Her buildings, such as the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, are instantly recognisable by their beautiful sculptural shapes and sweeping curves…

Zaha Hadid x Georg Jensen | MODE+MAISON

and you can clearly see her design signatures in these pieces from the Georg Jensen collection…

Zaha Hadid x Georg Jensen | MODE+MAISON

Lamellae Twisted Cuff Zaha Hadid x Georg Jensen | MODE+MAISON

Double-Finger Ring

Three cuffs and five rings make up the eight-piece collection, which will be available, from September, in sterling silver and black rhodium-plated silver with black diamonds.

Read more about Zaha Hadid here

 

Image Credits: Dezeen.com / Zaha-Hadid.com

Ringing The Changes

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I’ve been more than content with my trio of thin silver bands for some time now. But then these bold beauties appeared in my Pinterest feed.

And after I posted a “Please tell me these are available in silver?” comment under the pin, my friend Raea at Casa Chronicles sent me the following picture. So needless to say, the search to track down these very signet rings inevitably began…

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I discovered that they are by Norwegian-based jewellery brand Tom Wood, and are part of a collection of simple, modern designs that although bold, still appeal to my minimalist aesthetic.

A trip to their concession at Dover Street Market swiftly followed, and I’m hoping to be the proud owner of several pieces soon.  Watch this space!

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See more from Tom Wood here

Image Credits: pinterest / Damoy by Florence / Tom Wood

Hermès Haute Bijouterie

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Hermès’ new line of chrome jewellery, designed by Pierre Hardy, is currently on display at the company’s Rue de Sèvres boutique as part of its ‘Écrin d’Argent’ exhibition.

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The luxury French fashion house launched its first range of silver jewellery back in 2010, and these new designs, featuring diamonds, jasper and onyx, will be on display in Paris until 13th February.

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This last ‘Licol’ silver and diamond chain is simply stunning.

See more pieces from the collection here

Image Credits: vogue.fr

Chain Gang

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2016

The slip dress is set to become one of spring’s hottest trends, thanks to a nod to the nineties on the runways at Céline, Calvin Klein and Saint Laurent, among others.

Calvin Klein is the spiritual home of the slip dress – its eponymous designer was responsible for launching the style onto the catwalk and into our wardrobes back in 1994.  However, it’s not the return of underwear as outerwear that caught my eye at current creative director Francisco Costa’s show – I love those chains!

And it seems that others love them too.  Sarah Burton adorned both her male and female models in beautiful body chains at Alexander McQueen…

Alexander McQueen Fall 2016 & Spring/Summer 2016

But nothing can beat Ann Demeulemeester when it comes to body jewellery, in my eyes at least.  These images are from one of my favourite shows, when Ann herself was still at the helm…

Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2010

Image Credits: vogue.com