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