>> Over 500 photos still to offload from the A/W 10-11 press days (which are far from over…), two dead eyeballs rolling around with relief to come when some new glasses come along (some Prism frames will be mine soon…!) and a pesky cold thingy lolling around this old corpse. Still, what are Good Fridays for, if NOT to sit around watching Sound of Music, eating chocolate and tapping away in an effort to offload some of the memory card baggage. I can also console myself with the fact I didn't join the ridiculous scrummage that went down at Brick Lane for the American Apparel sale (I added this in just as my sister who is Facebook savvy has been updating me with the goss…)
I've been spotting some ways to get hard be it through embellishment, leather-clad hands or clawing jewellery. Not that I'm in any way a 'hard' nut or a toughed out kinda girl but seeing as I can only forsee another bitterly cold winter, some added bits of hardware here and there, whilst not being physically warming could add mental strength and in my head, I could be thinking that the cold could be withstood.
First up, Roksanda Ilincic's 70s-inflected sassy shapes could well be…err… just that… pure soft sass. The addition of these bits of metal goodness including blocks of long beads, stacks of metal rings and copper flower clusters contrast with the sumptuous fabrics that Ilincic favours.
Next up, Nina Peter, whose eensy weensy half glove I wrote about a while ago, has expanded her glove range so that there are some that actually keep the hands warm. Not that warmth is that much of a consideration when you can feel like a 'cooooooool rider' with these leopard print fingerless gloves (enhanced by my accidental red polish….)
Finally, there's Dominic Jones animalistic new collection for A/W 10-11… bones of extinct species, insectamology, the sharper edges of dinosaur anatomy… I'm just taking wild stabs at where these pieces could have been derived from. Without needed to get too exacting with these jewellery species, they are above all, striking to say the least. No prizes for guessing my favourite pieces are the gloves with the copper beak-like formation cupping the thumbs as well as the lower arm cuff which looks like it might bite my head off.