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Thursday, 5 November 2009

New arrivals! Autumn/Winter 2010 treats

I had a realisation this week and it’s one that comes to me about the same time every year as the atmosphere begins to feel very festive: running my lovely Islington boutique really is like celebrating Christmas all year around!

And, that feeling is never more pronounced than when the gorgeous ethical garments we’ve had on our wish list and ordered arrive into the shop. It’s a real joy opening the packages with anticipation and preparing them for the shop floor. I’m never disappointed.

Least of all this week, when we got the new range of jewellery by Made, the brand by the people for the people. Included in our bundle were these lovely Heart Hoop Square Earrings created out of thin slivers of recycled brass by cooperatives in Kenya. It’s a fresh take on the usual simple design hoop earrings, yet playfully adds one square and one heart into the mix. And there’s a matching pendant that should sit perfectly on any party diva’s neckline.

Not only that, the Made Hayley Mardon Rhombus Necklace  is a stunning piece
utilising the contrast of a quadrilateral shape with brass disks that sits just below the collar bone. This would look great with a V-neck top, blouse or jumper. The result is beautiful. I already witnessed a friend of mine prodding her boyfriend with a hopeful look that can only mean she expects them as a gift under the Christmas tree - if not before...!

For less fussy designs, there is also Made’s Square Brass Pendant and Earrings. These drop earrings are fast becoming a favourite of mine too because they are so adaptable! A perfect accessory for the ever-so eco chic party dresses that we have this season, suitable with both our fab ethical LBDs as well as our more casual range.

Speaking of casual, we now have both in-store and online these gorgeous Kuyichi Desi Jeggings! Yes, you did read correctly – jeggings (jeans come leggings) are a super hot look. Favoured by the celebs this summer, including Beyonce Knowles and Lily Cole, this trend continues into winter. 

These skinny jeans complement any tunic and are ideal for keeping warm when worn under a glamorous party frock through these cold winter months. And, if you’re worried they look a bit too skinny for you, worry not, they include a delicate touch of elastane to ensure they stretch and provide comfort.

I can imagine showcasing them at the weekend, offset with an easy top, while I warm up with hot chocolate in my local coffee shop.  As with all Kuyichi’s range, these legging jeans are made from organic cotton and are fairly traded.This new style has some decorative features added with a contrast silver grey stitched faux jean style pockets that give it a little extra sparkle compared with most I’ve seen. Divine.

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