Toby at Bill Skinner Studio contacted me recently, last month actually to let me know that the new Autumn range would soon be available. Thanks Toby, I was on a spending ban at the time. Seems tantalisingly cruel doesn't it!
I came across Bill Skinner jewellery sometime last year as I was browsing ASOS. They had a small collection and I immediately fell in love with the fresh, quirky designs. A purchase was made...
Bill Skinner Mini Panther Charm Pendant £50
I love the back of it so much so that I occasionally wear it back to front.
My next purchase soon followed. It's the honeycomb necklace.
I would be a very rich lady if I had a pound for every time someone has commented on it. I'm a little bit over statement necklaces, preferring something smaller at the moment. The detail is beautiful, you can't actually see it on my photo. Sadly this one isn't available anymore but there are similar ones.
Baby Bee and Honeycomb Orb Gold Pendant (love this so much)
You can really see the exquisite detail on this one
Baby Bee Pendant Gold
I put this bracelet on my Christmas list last year (or birthday, I can't remember now).
Snow Leopard Running Bracelet
Isn't it just the most beautiful thing EVER. Anyway, suffice to say, I didn't get it. My husband doesn't do internet shopping. To be honest I don't blame him as I'd find a way of getting into the parcel to take a peek. Of course it would be perfectly sealed back up when he arrived home! Don't tell me you've never done that.
Back in May I was fortunate to meet Bill and his wife at the Spirit of Summer Fair in London. It was lovely to see the whole collection on display and the couple are truly delightful.
So, what's caught my eye in the new Autumn Collection.
White Tiger Bracelet £95
Stunning isn't it. It's one of those pieces that you would wear over and over again.
White Tiger Tassel Necklace £95
Mrs Skinner was wearing a similar tassel necklace in blue when I met her over a blue patterned kimono style top (yes these things register with me). She looked simply stunning and I have to say, a flat photo like this really doesn't do this piece justice.
Rabbit Pendant £95
How utterly cute and fun is this. And the attention to detail is extraordinary. I love it.
Rabbit Bangle £90
And I think I might love the rabbit bangle even more.
If gold is more you thing...
Acorn Pendant £45
A gold tone crystal set into 18ct gold plated pewter. Gosh, it's just fishing for compliments this one isn't it. Love love love. I think this is going on the wish list.
Dog Charm Bracelet £75
Another fun piece. You know when you're sat on a train bored out of your head. This is something that would keep you entertained, I'm sure you would find a new detail every time you look at it.
Squirrel Nut Locket £85
And when you open it up.....there's a baby squirrel all curled up inside.
That's just a small selection of Bill's designs. Go and have a look for yourself. It's a really beautiful range inspired by nature and wildlife. Pure craftsmanship. Items you'll have for ever and ever.
Toby has also provided a discount code for me and you to use. Quote IWWSB14 at the checkout to receive 10% off your order (valid until the end of September 2014). Thanks Toby.
A quick outfit update. I promised to style the H&M Joggers with a blazer. Got to say this was such a comfy outfit and a lovely change from skinny jeans. And they've washed really well for £14.99!
Styled with an old military style blazer, Boden cross the body bag, yellow sandals and Breton from Next.
Anyway, the Net-A-Porter package has arrived (I paid £8 for next day delivery on Sunday, it's Friday today!) so I'll do a show and tell of the Altuzarra for Target next time. I'm not holding out much hope to be honest.
Have a good weekend.