Category Archives: Jewellery

Make a Statement with Jewellery from Benna!

When it comes to jewellery, as much as I love the thought of someone presenting me with beautiful fine diamonds, I must admit, I am much more of a Big Chunky Statement Jewellery Girl! That’s not to say that I will settle for a £10 piece of Jewellery, I still like my Statement Jewellery to be well made and actually do what its name suggests and MAKE A STATEMENT!

Benna.co.uk Statement Jewellery

One of my favourite websites for Statement Jewellery, is Benna.co.uk. They stock such a variety of statement jewellery so you are guaranteed a diverse selection to keep you on your toes. The only problem is actually choosing what you want!

Some of my most coveted pieces are the Statement Necklaces by Mawi London – The brand is known for its luxurious statement necklaces that seem to transcend seasonal trends, appealing to all ages and tastes. The collection is stunning laced with pearls, sapphires and more. Have a look at this gorgeous statement necklace!

statement necklaces by Mawi

The grey pearl and sapphire skull necklace is from the heirloom collection by Mawi London. One of their classic necklaces and worn by Alexa Chung this little number is great for daytime or party wear. Smoked crystals and chain encircle grey pearls finished with a huge crystal and skull. Rock and roll baubles with a vintage feel.

Sapphire, Pearl, Mawi London, statement necklaces by Mawi

Another favourite designer I have from Benna is Monica Vinader. Her pieces are the total opposite from the Mawi collection, but stunning and eye-catching none the less.  Spanish designer –  Monica Vinader works from a converted barn in the Norfolk countryside. Inspired by her travels, nature and colour, she works with hand cut semi-precious stones to produce beautiful pieces in an array of colour.

I think you will agree that, even in its simplicity the Gold Monica Vinader Jewellery oozes beauty and sophistication.

My favourite from the Vinader collection at the moment has to be this range of diamond rings and although I am usually a lover of all things Silver or White Gold, I am definitely more drawn to the Rose Gold in this, it is undeniably gorgeous!  This Ring is available in Silver, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold. 

Monica Vinader Ring diamond, gold, silver, gold Monica Vinader jewellery

This diamond ring is a diamond centre studded with micro pave set diamonds. The band and setting is sterling silver with 18 ct rose gold vermeil, which helps with the affordability of owning your own Diamond Ring.

monica_vinader_silver_diamond_ring_side

There are so many wonderful quirky, creative and eye-catching designers featured on Benna.co.uk – So you are sure to find some favourites of your own. 

Why not pop over and have a browse, they even have a SALE on at the moment with up to 70% off! What’s not to love about that!

We’ve all gone Stripe crazy!

One of the biggest trends defining spring / summer 2013 is quirky stripes!  You can’t look anywhere without seeing them and the best part is, there are so many that it would be difficult to find something that doesn’t suit you!  Stand out in striking stripes this season no matter the occasion! 

Casey – Office Me  http://www.rebrojewellery.com  £38.00

Casey – Office Me
http://www.rebrojewellery.com
£38.00

I just love when trends team up and nautical is a trend that’s been going for the last few seasons.  This necklace is handmade by a local Irish designer and can be customised to suit any look by changing colour, style or length! What’s not to love!

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel  www.topshop.com    £34.00

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel
http://www.topshop.com
£34.00

Satchels have been very much on trend for the last few seasons so it’s fantastic to find an item that hits two trends at once!  This item is great to add a trendy up-to-date look to an existing item.  If I were you, I would go crazy and match with a bright pink or yellow dress!

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers - Stripes  www.asos.com  £7.00

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers – Stripes
http://www.asos.com
£7.00

More of a beauty girl than a fashion girl?  Then you’re in luck, we have just the thing for you to get your fix.  These very cool nail transfers are an easy way to get the trend everyone is raving about without having to break the bank.  Wear with a cute light shirt, black trousers and a colour block bag to be office chic.

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans  www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk  £140.00

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans
http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
£140.00

These super skinny jeans really appeal to the rock chick in me.  I’ve always loved a beetle juice inspired jean, but I’m falling madly in love with these cool purple ones from house of Holland.  They are so versatile yet still striking that the looks you could create from these are endless.

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee  http://www.missguided.co.uk  £15.99

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee
http://www.missguided.co.uk
£15.99

One of the strangest spring / summer trends I’ve ever seen has to be leather look garments, in saying that, it weirdly works!  Don’t go all Goth though, team up with cute short shorts or bright pink jeans to keep that summer feeling alive!

1950s stripe Panel Dress  www.nor-lisa.com  £99.00

1950s stripe Panel Dress
http://www.nor-lisa.com
£99.00

This 1950s shaped dress is very flattering on most body shapes and is key on trend with its block colours and bold stripes.  Great for a wedding reception or a evening holiday dress.  The cotton material means its breathable for even the hottest of weather.

Hope you enjoyed the read and get busy buying!  Check back soon!

Stand out this season in Neon’s…

Shine bright this summer even if the weather is dreary, in this season’s super trendy Neon looks.  Straight from the catwalk this trend is guaranteed to stun.

Asos.com Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging £217.00 NOW £173.50

Asos.com
Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging
£217.00 NOW £173.50

I’m loving this super cute Skylar shirt by Equipment. It’s made from a delicate silk chiffon for a floaty feminine look, then finished off with raw edge trims which makes this sleeveless silk shirt has a little edge also. I would team this up with a pair of black leggings and some studded patent sandals for a hot rock chick look.

Topshop.com  Neon Flower Collar  Price: £28.00

Topshop.com
Neon Flower Collar
Price: £28.00

If you simply want to add some bright colours to your ensemble this Spring then look no further than this Neon collar by Freedom at Topshop. This is a two-toned Neon Collar with neon pink and yellow flowers on gold look metal. Wear this with almost anything from a casual pair of shorts and plain tee, to a show-stopping evening dress, you are sure to look fabulous.

Zara.com  COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG  £19.99

Zara.com
COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG
£19.99

If you’re a girl who likes to travel light then you’ll love neon orange methacrylate box bag only at Zara.com. This box bag is small enough to be used as a makeup bag or even a purse so you’ll definitely get the use out of this bargain buy. As you can see on the catwalk this season, Burberry show their super stylish transparent hand bags. These bags are a big hit this season so don’t miss out!

Newlook.com  bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts  Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Newlook.com
bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts
Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Want to stay on trend this season? Then follow the fashion tribe with these funky printed Aztec raw edge shorts with adorable neon embroidery across the front. They are finished off with all over stud design on the reverse with single detailing on the pocket. These printed Aztec shorts would be perfect with a rock tee or with a Tank top especially if you’re partying at this summer’s hottest festivals.

Misguided.co.uk  Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink  £22.99

Misguided.co.uk
Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink
£22.99

If your loving the geek chic trend this season as well as the striped trend,  you’ll definitely love this striped canvas bag pack in neon pink colour. With simple buckle fastenings and adjustable straps to suit all sizes. So whether you’re in your teens or maybe a little older, you’ll look darling with this backpack. Wear this with a simple ensemble so that your bag can stand out in style or if you like that over the top look then I’d also wear stripes with this cute bag.

 

Dear Dior….

I usually bring you article’s with bargains and money saving product reviews, but on the odd occasion I like to bring you news on items which are Luxurious,  Beautiful and Opulent.

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite’s from the ‘Dear Dior’  Fine Jewellery Collection with you. Each piece is individual and breathtaking!

Just a word of warning – I will not be held responsible for the generation of any depression caused by not having these pieces in your life; au contraire  I shan’t be responsible for the bankruptcy or divorced cause as a result of buying them all for yourself 🙂

‘Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K yellow and while gold diamonds, yellow diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, pink spinels, red spinels, fire opals, amethysts, sapphires, yellow sapphires, hauynes, pink sapphires, demantoid garnets and spessartine garnet.

Earrings in 18K yellow and pink gold, 23K platinum, diamonds, yellow diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines, pink spinels, fire opals, emeralds, yellow beryls, spessartine garnets, amethysts, demantoid garnets, red spinels, sapphires and pink sapphires.

;Résille Bouquet d’Opales’ Ring and Earrings

‘Resille Bouquet d’Opales’

Ring and Earrings in 18K Yellow and Pink Gold, 23K Platinum, diamonds, black opals, amethysts, turquosies, demantoid garnets, emerald and sapphires.

‘Broderie Grenade Irisée’ Ring

‘Broderie Grenade Irisée’ Ring

Ring in 18K white, yellow and pink gold, diamonds, yellow diamonds, two-tone opal, crysoberyls, yellow sapphires, tsavorite garnets, fire opals, spessartine garnets, tanzanites, Paraiba tourmalines and peridots.

‘Dentelle Saphir Iris’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Saphir Iris' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Saphir Iris’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K white gold, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, apatites, Paraiba tourmalines, purple sapphires and amethysts.

Earrings in 18K white gold, diamonds, apatities, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, rubies and amethysts.

‘Dentelle Opale d’Orient’ bracelet

‘Dentelle Opale d’Orient’ bracelet

Bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 23K platinum, diamonds, black opal, pink spinels, spessartine garnets, tsavorite garnets, tanzanites and rubies.

‘Tulles Pointillés Colorés’ Ring

'Tulles Pointillés Colorés' Ring

‘Tulles Pointillés Colorés’ Ring

Ring in 18K yellow gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, purple sapphires, spessartine garnets, red spinels, sapphires, hauynes, yellow sapphires, emeralds, Paraiba tourmalines and demantoid garnets.

Dentelle Médaillon Soleil’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Médaillon Soleil' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Médaillon Soleil’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K yellow gold, yellow diamonds, green diamonds, brown diamonds and white opal.

Earrings in 18K yellow gold, diamonds, yellow diamonds, green diamonds, brown diamonds and sphenes.

To view the full ‘Dear Dior’ Collection, go to www.dior.com

Nor Lisa’s Christmas Wish List

Every year I wish and wish for that something special, I suppose every girl does. If you are anything  like me and you would like to leave a few hints this Christmas then you may want to check out some of  my favourite Christmas gift ideas.

RiverIsland.com
Black skull print Devore scarf
£25.00

When my eye caught a glimpse of this gorgeous Black skull printed Devore scarf, I immediately fell in love with Devore again. This scarf is soft, silky and quite warm. I know this because I’ve already tested this luxurious scarf out in store! This is a bargain buy and would make anyone very happy this Christmas!

Asos.com
Disney Couture Exclusive To ASOS ‘Have Faith In Your Dreams’ Black Enamel Bangle
£35.00

This little piece is beautiful and very charming. It is Disney Couture Exclusive to Asos.com and reads ‘Have faith in your dreams’ in black enamel. This Disney bangle adds a little magic into your life and reminds you to believe in yourself every time you look at it!

Vivienne Westwood.com
Mouth Pendant
£110.00

What can I say – this is lovely! It has to be Vivienne Westwood of course, who else would create something so delicate and edgy at the same time? This Mouth pendant is part of the new collection which is based upon a mouth pendant design from 1993, Vivienne Westwood has produced this playful love token. Accompanied with a heart-shaped medal with the slogan ‘don’t you ever kiss me once, kiss me twice’ an ode to the famous Elvis Presley song, give the new love in your life a daring and unique gift with this decadent enameled Valentine Pendant. Vivienne Westwood is a genius and has included one of the most amazing rock and roll legends of all time into her piece, this will definitely be under the tree for me this year, one can only hope I suppose.

UrbanOutfitters.co.uk
Melissa Black Ultra Girl Peep Toe Flats
£50.00

Melissa plastic shoes always makes my feet all comfy and sweet, so when I saw these new Melissa shoes I just couldn’t resist! I love these flat Ultra Girl peep toe pumps featuring an almond toe with a shimmering glitter effect throughout for added sparkle! These flats are subtle with an explosion of glitter and are just divine. I hope that Santa will hear me when I beg for these bad boys this Christmas!

Zara.com
BAG WITH METALLIC CLASP
£29.99

This Deep red handbag from Zara is just so lovable with its black handle and its long black strap with a metal clasp at the front. This handbag is compact and would look great with a little black dress and a pair of wedges! At a very affordable price why wait till Christmas?  Treat yourself now to this cutie!

Goth it up this Winter!

Everyone’s gone Vamp crazy this year and if you want to work that very stylish Gothic trend this Winter but you’re stuck on a small budget, then you’ll love these very affordable pieces chosen by Nor Lisa.

Asos.com
Gothic Prom Dress
£95.00

 

This evening dress by ASOS Collection has been made from chiffon fabric so it’s sheer and flowey with a tonal lining for that little extra .This beautiful dress has an embroided design with cutwork through the bodice and a fitted high waist for that feminine look. This dress is perfect for winter because it looks classy and has a full skirt attached to keep those gorgeous legs warm. Wear this elegant piece with some nude tights and a pair of stilettos.

Asos.com
Hanging Crosses Arm Cuff
Was £ 10.00 Now £ 5.00

This silver plated arm cuff with hanging cross detail is just so attractive. Wear this cuff with almost anything and you will definitely look super-hot!  This will add a little edge to any basic dress and at a very affordable price how can you resist.

Asos.com
Liquorish Bag with Embossed Skull and Scarf
Was £68.00
Now £38.00

I’m loving this leather look bag by Liquorish at Asos this bag has been made with a skull embossed leather-effect finish and is very trendy. This bag is very spacious and has a twin chain handle strap and an adjustable shoulder strap and to add to this stunning bag there’s a soft black and white skull printed scarf tied onto the side.

New Look.com
Iron Fist Monochrome Lace Print T-Bar Platform Heels
£69.99

To set of that Gothic ensemble why not treat yourself to a pair of these Iron Fist T-bar platforms with a monochrome lace print. Make sure that you’re working that gothic trend in style this winter with these fabulous shoes at an affordable price.

River Island.com
Black peplum waist belt
£20.00

This Black peplum waist belt from River Island has that luxurious look and would look fantastic with a suggestive knee length body con dress with a pair of platforms to add a little extra Va-Va-Voom to your Gothic look.

RiverIsland.com
Grey lace trim over the knee socks
£8.00

These black over the knee socks with a grey lace detail are darling. I would team them up with a black kilt, a white chiffon blouse and a pair of patent stilettos. Make sure that your looking your very best this winter.

Engagement Rings that Shine!

Vera Wang

When Vera Wang sent me details of her new LOVE collection Engagement Rings, I just couldn’t keep them to myself. The rings are so stunning that they literally do make my heart skip a beat.

Modern or Traditional? Romantic or Minimalist? Your style is evident from tip to toe, and the perfect engagement ring should reflect who you are now as well as what you want to become. Enter the Vera Wang LOVE collection, a perfect, chic declaration of love and commitment.

An organic extension of Vera Wang’s contemporary bridal fashions, the LOVE collection offers timeless, luxurious styles to fit every bride’s individuality.

LOVE Collection by Vera Wang

Classic settings combine diamonds on the sides to accent the centre stone, in a range of looks from bold to delicate. Pave settings bring sophisticated sparkle to more contemporary styles. Graceful three-stone rings provide a fresh spin on tradition with diamond accents providing a dramatic flair. Looking for a fresh spin on tradition? Solitaires are enhanced with a glamorous center setting and gallery of diamonds, giving side views a touch of elegance.

The rings include intricate milgrain and hand-set diamond detailing, along with elegant engraving. All diamonds meet Vera’s minimum requirement of near colorless SI2-I1 quality. And Vera selected the iconic element of the collection: two blue princess sapphires, the perfect embodiment of the “something blue” wedding tradition, and a symbol of everlasting love.

As individual as you are, the Vera Wang LOVE collection is available exclusively at Zales in the United States.

Set out below are some of my favourites to be added to the LOVE Collection. Click on the images to be taken directly to your ring on the Zales website.

This captivating 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Celebrating your past, present and future together, this ring features three round-cut diamonds, the largest being an impressive 1/2 ct., arranged across the centre. This trio is surrounded by a scalloped frame set with round accent diamonds. Set beneath the bezel of the largest stone are two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and symbol of everlasting love. The split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 1-1/4 cts. t.w. of diamonds, this engagement ring is a brilliant beginning to your romantic love story.

This awe-inspiring 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Take her breath away with this remarkable design, which features a 1 ct. round diamond centre stone glittering in a squared double frame set with smaller accent diamonds. Two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love, are set into the ring’s bezel. The split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 2 cts. t.w. of diamonds, this engagement ring is a definite show of dedication.

This exquisite 14K white gold bridal set offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. A timeless look, the engagement ring features a thoughtful 5/8 ct. round diamond centre stone flanked by a collar of glittering accent diamonds. Set into the bezel are two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love. Additional accent diamonds line the milgrain-edged shank. On your wedding day, complete the ensemble by adding the coordinating diamond-lined wedding band, also replete with milgrain edging. Radiant with 2 cts. t.w. of diamonds.

This stunning 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Catch a “Yes!” with this jaw-dropping design, which features a 3/4 ct. cushion-cut diamond center stone glittering in a squared double frame set with smaller round accent diamonds. Two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection, are set into the ring’s bezel. The twisting split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 1-1/3 cts. t.w. of diamonds.

Never rush into picking an engagement, it should be something which makes your heart flutter every time you look at it and should represent the Love you have for each other. Make sure it is personal and individual to your own style because you have it on your finger for life. Most importantly enjoy your ring shopping and have fun – You will know when you have found the right ring for you!

Much Love ♥