After two years of monthly Lust List posts purely based on intimate apparel, I have decided to take a different approach for 2017. Each month, I will pick a different category of objects, events or experiences that I am lusting after. If money can buy it and I want it, you’ll find it here. Many of this year’s monthly lists will inevitably be fashion related, but there might also be books, movies, exhibitions or performances. This month I have noticed quite a few exciting pieces of jewellery on Instagram and so have decided to treat you to some fantastic plastic for January’s jewellery Lust List.
1) ‘Paint by Numbers’ necklace by Tatty Devine
I think I’ll always be a fan of Tatty Devine as they were the brand that got me obsessed with plastic jewellery and are the reason that I now have something that could be called a collection. The piece that caught my eye the most from their SS17 The Art Of Wasting Time collection is the limited edition Paint by Numbers necklace featuring yellow roses, which are a favourite of mine, plus a subtle quirky twist in the flowers that remain ‘unpainted’. The statement necklace is super cute, but I personally prefer the version without the cats. Having enjoyed paint by numbers as a kid, this necklace has a lot of appeal and would coordinate with a great many of my outfits!
2) ‘Valentine’s Chocolate Box’ necklace by Black Heart Creatives
Run by rather excellent ‘Girl Boss’ Charlotte, Black Heart Creatives have been on my radar for a while now. I love the fantastic food and plant designs, plus the custom and bespoke options (I ordered some badges for my Brunch Club – more on that soon!), but the latest designs are pure genius. The small but perfectly formed Valentine’s collection is spot on, with the traditional last minute gifts of roses and pink fizz featuring alongside a gorgeous heart-shaped box of chocolates. I love anything miniature, plus the colour red and bows, so I think I was destined to adore this one.
3) ‘Iridescent Shooting Star’ necklace by Esoteric London
I bought two of Chloe Hope King’s pieces from the London College of Fashion COLLEGE SHOP pop-up a few years ago, and the LCF graduate has gone from strength to strength since then. Gorgeous laser cut geometric designs featuring glittery resin – from bold statement necklaces to simple pendants – sit alongside leather inlaid wooden pieces. I feel like I need to bulk order some earrings to liven up my jewellery wardrobe, but top of my wishlist right now is the wooden framed silver chained iridescent shooting star necklace. Simple yet effective.
4) Statement ‘Arrow’ necklace by Lou Taylor
I wasn’t planning on having this list be entirely about necklaces, but that’s the way my lust has leaned this time. I supported Lou’s Kickstarter campaign last year and so am now the proud owner of a rather large Grayson Perry brooch, and so I knew her collection was about more than just stuff to put around your neck. I thought that I’d pick something like her fantastic traffic light earrings (sadly sold out) or Vivienne Westwood brooch for this list. However, I just can’t take my eyes off of the statement arrow necklace (see image above). Such a good shape and… those colours! *swoon*
5) ‘On My Tail’ necklace by SSTUTTER
I found this one via the excellent @pixel_princess on Instagram. An independent jewellery brand focusing on bold statement pieces that are hand made in London, SSTUTTER believe in self expression and individuality. Although they make wonderful animal statement necklaces – like the fantastic wolf and gorilla pieces – my absolute favourite design has to be the On My Tail necklace in the Mars colourway. For even more of a statement, Let’s Go is a bigger piece, but I like the clever rear view mirror reflection of the smaller necklace, plus the addition of the charms underneath.
UPDATE: I’ve got a late addition to the list, because Bonnie Bling have come up with some brilliant anti-Trump protest sign brooches! You can buy them online now, with a fiver from every purchase going to Refuweegee.