11 January 2010


again apologies for the picture quality! My camera is down atm

J'adore bijoux! I love, love, love it. Bedecked, bedazzled and bewildered by metals, gems and stones, I worship at the altar of accessories. It's no surprise to those that know me, as I regularly  turn up to Sixth Form looking more like a jewellery stand than a student. But hey, jewellery is for wearing, right?!

So imagine my delight when I recieved a (belated) Christmas present from a friend of mine today, the gorgeous leopard clasp bracelet you can see in the top image. It's a quirky piece, with inky black stones and twinkling diamante set in antique-feel silver metal. Animal jewellery is always favourable in my eyes, allowing us to convey the same strength, grace and power as the beings we are wearing. Who wouldn't want to be a lioness, given the chance?! Of course, the little creatures are just as desirable. Fish are fantastic as brooches, while birds and butterflies look terrific dangling from your earlobes. I'm a huge believer in independent style, animal jewellery adds just the right amount of interest to an outfit. 

Of course, stunning classic pieces are no less captivating than their figuratively formed counterparts. The second image posted above shows my favourite piece of the minute: a delicate pair of drop earrings given to me by my mother just yesterday.  I've always loved diamonds and pearls, whether real or costume, and they work a treat together. I can't wait to wear them out. Vintage jewellery has a quality that the high street struggles to provide, with classic, sweet designs. Sofia Coppola's 2006 film Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst, is a delight if you're into vintage jewels! But mostly, I'm a sucker for a story. My mother wore these on her wedding day; a special occasion in anyone's books. I love the idea that these pieces had a life before me, and I'm priveliged to be the next person to take them on their journey. Who knows where they'll be in another sixty years time? 

I have heaps of jewellery, and soon I'll do post on my favourite pieces. I'd love to hear what jewellery means to you and about your personal accessorising style! But for now, revision beckons! I thank you for sticking with Bella's Boutique, and I'll leave you with a promise to blog more, blog better and blog longer! Let's make 2010 Boutique's year.    


  1. Hey Izzy,
    I only found out you had a blog yesterday!!
    I'm loving the top photo, it's so cute!
    Do you want to swap links?

    Abi x

  2. I love the fact that you put so much thought behind each piece that you post about, Izzy. Each piece of jewellery in your pictures contrast each other, with the delicate drop earrings and the punk-rocky clasp bracelet.
    Lovely! And the fact that you have a lot of vintage, but have a true appreciation for the story behind every single item -- I love! :)

    Can't wait for the future post on your jewellery and favourite pieces. :D

    Chloe xxx

  3. Thanks Abi! Who did you find out from? I'm now following you, I'll comment on your blogs in a sec :)

    Vintage is my favourite Chloe, I couldn't live without it! I want to be like Rachel Zoe eventually :):)


  4. What a lovely pressy. I love jewellery. The earrings look great

  5. Rachel Zoe is a goddess! She's so iconic and worked with so many inspiration women, of whom I admire.
    Vintage is the way forward :D Love it!

    Chloe xxx


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