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A few little things that caught my eye

I know. It’s been ages since you heard from stylishmews. Apologies…

For those of you out there who know me, you know I have an uncanny ability to spot things. Like the other day for instance. London plays host to numerous fairs, trade shows and exhibitions. Many years ago I began making a point of attending them for the pleasure of seeing what was out there. Lo and behold I came and continue to come across a myriad of products that sometimes never make it to the High Street.

I decided to share with you a few of my recent finds:

The Talya Collection from Amadoria:


Beautiful jewel tones which can be worn separately or together.

20140515-112956.jpgAnne de La Ville Baugé  is an elegant Frenchwoman who is the creative force behind this up and coming custom-made jewellery brand. As I was dashing through the aisles of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre I spotted from the corner of my eye a wall of colourful tassels and twinkling beaded necklaces. They are fun and at the same time elegant. Worn singly or 2-3 together, they make a great summer accessory. The classic colours can be worn all year-long. Best of all, they are lightweight and only £20. There is only one problem…
What colour(s) to choose?

The Talya Collection is available online here


The 989 Knot Collection

cdbaecbe292553fcc2771097b914c9ecDagmar Kestner is an extremely talented fashion and accessory designer. The essence of her collection is to cultivate and revive traditional handcrafted techniques, using leather in unexpected ways. If Hermès were to introduce woven leather accessories they would almost certainly resemble some of Dagmar’s pieces. Think of macramé taken to a sophisticated and modern level. bracelet2The playful items can be worn in various ways, joined or disassembled and new colours can be collected or combined throughout the seasons. When ordering an item from the collection you are offered a choice of hardware finish; gun metal or a high quality gold-plated brass. The necklaces and bracelets are available in 12 colours which can be mixed and matched. Prices range from £95-£445. Contact Dagmar on +45 52520443 if you are interested in ordering one of the items from her collection info@dagmarkestner.com or click here to view the collection in its entirety.


CHH Design

hand-painted-porcelain-fine-bone-china-dinner-plates-diversity-i.jpgLast but certainly not least is the whimsical hand painted bone china by Caroline Hely Hutchinson for CHH Design. Many of her designs are inspired by the vivid colours of the countryside and the Côte d’Azur. The technique of firing the china at low temperatures allow it to retain its vibrancy.

If you are looking to dress up a table, this colourful set of six (23cm) plates is ideal

Teapot, jug and bowl

Teapot, jug and bowl

for first course, cheese, dessert or even breakfast. They come in a lovely gift box as do all items. In addition to the plates, I quite liked the set of six mugs.

Set of 6 hand painted bone china mugs

Set of 6 hand painted bone china mugs

There are so many items to choose from. Jugs, teapots, sugar and creamers, bowls, coffee pots. Whatever occasion requires a gift, this might be your solution. Who would have thought that china could put a smile on your face!

If you are interested in purchasing any one of the items featured on the CHH website click here.

The charismatic holy cow creamer jug

The charismatic holy cow creamer jug

5 Responses to “A few little things that caught my eye”

  1. Carole Neuhaus

    Were the dinner plates pretty? Dinner plate size?

    Sent from my iPad


    • stylishmews

      unfortunately the plate size was 23cm but get in touch with Caroline. Perhaps she can have them made for you

  2. sabinesmouha

    great little necklaces, light and doesn’t take any space in suitcases!

    gorgeous tea pots too!

    Thank you Paulette.


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