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Erickson Beamon for Urban Outfitters

Erickson Beamon’s third exclusive collection for Urban Outfitters is now in store.  For more information on the collection read my post for Glass magazine –

http://www.glassmagazine.co.uk/forum/blog_post.asp?TID=3503

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Katie Rowland – one of the jewellery designers on our checklist for LFW S/S12

London Fashion Week will soon be here and with jewellery a stirring and  formidable category in it’s own right these days there are more than a handful of designers who will be upping the ante with incredible new collections.

One of these jewel masters is Katie Rowland, who was named as 2011’s UK New Designer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards.

Rowland’s jewellery is designed with sex in mind.  It ripples beneath the surface of this sexy jewellery which screams femininity.  With the words lust, escapism and pleasure featuring heavily in the design thought-process, Rowland creates luxe rocks and slightly risque pieces that are designed to be worn with very little else.  The AW11 lookbook preaches this theory with sensuous shots of a scantily clad blonde bombshell draped in semi-precious stones and layers of gold chain.

What is next for SS12…….?

AW11 list….Minnie Mawi

Mawi London have collaborated with Disney Couture for AW11 to produce a limited edition collection celebrating Miss Minnie Mouse.  Unsurprisingly we can rely on Mawi to inject a collaboration like this with a little edge producing covetable statement jewellery that will be a style hit not a naff fad!

Gems of the week – treasure from Shourouk’s AW11 collection

Insanely striking mega jewels from Shourouk for AW11.

See the full collection – http://www.shourouk.fr/index.html

Gem of the Week – Diamond Eye Skull Cufflinks

Skulls are still very much haunting the style stakes and these cufflinks from Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label are exquisitely spooky!  White Gold with diamond eyes that pop forward when you open the jaws and a T bar shaped like cross bones.

White Gold and Diamond Cufflinks, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, £5, 715

Available on Mr Porter

Rings that Rock

True jewellery gems – Rings by Hattie Rickards – http://www.hattierickards.com/

Swing Music Style

Whimsical and romantic, this pendant by Comfort Station is made from slices of sheet music.

www.comfortstation.com