So you know how I LOVE paper goodies, well I was very excited to come across Dear So and So recently. The lovely Alex started the company after creating the stationary at her own wedding. With years of being a freelance illustrator under her belt, Alex now focuses on creating lovely
bespoke invitations for all occasions.
Oh, and you should also check out Alex's awesome wedding video here.
I am beyond excited about the Royal Wedding tomorrow!
Despite a busy week, I couldn't help myself and have decided to host a wedding brunch at my home. I couldn't resist all the lovely bits and pieces out there to buy! I have a tea towel, bunting, cake tins, plus I fell in love with the lovely plate by The House That Lars Built below! Why bot visit their little stall at Portabello market tomorrow and pick up some goodies of your own.
Top marks goes to Selfridges for their excellent window display! If you haven't seen it, try and check it out!
Italian creator, Marisa started the business as a hobby, before becoming inundated with requests from A-List celebs. Below she talks a little more about herself and how the company began. "As a born and bred Italian, I always been drawn to the timeless sophistication of Italian Fashion. Like many other little girls growing up in Florence, I decided early on that I wanted to become an artist, so when I started making jewelry as a hobby it was no surprise to anyone. I soon found myself selling my handmade pieces right off of my neck to my friends. Taking only one metal fabrication class for fun and naturally having a creative knack for design, my jewelry-making hobby proved successful, and i soon turned my hobby into a career. Little did I know that in the coming years, fashion forward celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Christina Ricci, Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne, Hayden Panettiere, Ashlee Simpson, and many more would be sporting my pieces and many stores would be showcasing my designs.
“Tula Jewelry” the company came about in 2004 and has taken over my life ever since.
I brings my love for organic materials together with my city girl upbringing to craft an incredibly versatile collection exuding edgy femininity. Bold designs are paired with superior hand craftsmanship and my vast experiences of traveling the world,these are the foundations behind my collections. My attention to detail and use of the finest metals and stones solidify the exceptional quality sought after by discerning fashion senses. While so many designers today take short cuts using cheap materials and throwing over-saturated designs into the market,I takes pride in quality and creativity, combining leather and metals in new and interesting ways and constantly re-inventing myself. Everything in the jewelry line is solid sterling silver, solid gold or 18K Vermeil.
I loves to design pieces that are the focus of an outfit as opposed to an afterthought-- with the idea that jewelry is an investment, so it doesn’t go out of style in 6 months. I creates jewelry with a timeless appeal, so you feel good about putting it in your wardrobe every season with different clothes coming in and out. And you can dress it up or down-- looking great with a tank and jeans, and equally great with a black, strappy dress. I strives to bring timeless, bold creations to life with Tula Jewelry."
Look at these gorgeous photos from the super talented, John Alexander. He is holding an exhibition on Wednesday 20 April at The Prince Albert Pub in Battersea, London. It starts at midday and will continue until 11:30pm. Why not pop by for a glass of vino and a chat with the man himself.