Instagram Stalkin // Hollie_harris

Posted on: May 16, 2014

The second instalment of my Instagram series features the wonderful candy coloured world of artist, illustrator, designer, crafter, photographer, vintage enthusiast and collector: Hollie Harris. Let's peek behind those photos and find out the stories & fascinating inspiration behind them... Continue reading »

Twiggy as handcrafted wearable art.

Twiggy as handcrafted wearable art.

Hey Hollie!  You recently launched a beautifully handcrafted brooch inspired by the 60s and 70s Twiggy mannequins. Tell us more…
I absolutely adore Twiggy Mannequins and am fortunate enough to own two of them from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Both my girls were the models for my illustrations which became my Twiggy Head Brooches.
The original Twiggy mannequins were based on the famous fashion model and used to display hats and scarves in trendy french fashion boutiques, however mine now reside in North London and are usually seen sporting flower halos!
Each Twiggy brooch is carefully laser cut to my design and specification onto birch plywood, then hand painted by myself in the original colours from each decade before being sealed. Each piece is a wonderful piece of retro jewellery or as I like to think of them, a unique piece of wearable art. Continue reading »

Thrift-ola Recommends: Car booting in ol’ London town

Posted on: May 8, 2014

It's often thought that car booting in the capital would be a waste of time but believe me there are more than a few thrifted gems to be had! Continue reading »

Crafty haul from Princess May School

Crafty haul from Princess May School.

When I first moved to London, I worked as an unpaid intern for stylists and magazines so I paid my way with lots of bar work and selling my thrifted treasures at Portobello Market. The main three boot fairs I sourced stock from were Kilburn Park School, Chiswick School and Battersea boot sale. All three fairs are still absolutely fantastic and recently the organisers at Kilburn have opened up a boot sale in my neighbourhood at Princess May School. I pop along to Princess May every few weeks and like ALL boot sales it can be hit and miss but the other week I met Buzz who used to run the shop All the Fun of the Fair which she had closed down and was offloading the remaining stock. My crafty haul is pictured above! I also buy a lot from stylists, designers, artists, vintage vendors & independent shops having a clear out. That’s what I love about car booting in the capital. If you’re in this neck of the woods then you should also check out Capital Carboot and Wimbledon Greyhound track and don’t forget to haggle (with a smile)… happy thrifting!

Cult Film Girl Crush: Sissy Spacek in Badlands

Posted on: May 5, 2014

If I'm not thrifting or thinking about cats then I'm watching films. I thought the blog might be a good place to share my latest cult film girl crush, there are many! Plus I'm always looking for film recommendations so if you know of any good'uns please share in the comments section... Continue reading »

Sissy's bright yellow outfit.

Sissy’s girly bright yellow outfit and Martin’s James Dean get up.

Last night I watched Badlands, a 1973 film directed by Terrence Malick starring Martin Sheen as Kit Carruthers and Sissy Spacek as Holly Sargis.  It clearly inspired Quentin Tarantino when he wrote one of my all time fave films: True Romance. For starters, both films use the same distinct theme music: Carl Orff by Gassenhaur and both stories are narrated by the female lead who has a heavy Southern accent and a dreamy romantic and somewhat naive outlook on life. Both women fall in love rather quickly and go on the run with their lover who rides a cadillac and resembles a vintage Hollywood star. The perfect rock’n’roll love story! Doomed, obviously… Continue reading »

Instagram Stalkin’ // jesreeves12

Posted on: May 2, 2014

I'm a self confessed Instagram addict and spend far too much time gazing at stranger's photos! In a bid to turn these hours into a worthwhile pursuit I've decided to create a blog series dedicated to my favourite 'grammers and it's gonna be a roller coaster ride of fun finding out about the people and the stories behind the pictures I love to like! Continue reading »

Holy macaroni! Welcome to the world of creepy cute kitschy pastel goodness of Jess Reeves.

Holy macaroni! Welcome to the world of creepy cute kitschy pastel goodness of Jess Reeves.

I’m mesmerised by jessreeves12‘s IG and her kingdom of kitschy cute ceramic animals, kewpie dolls & plastic fantastic figurines, let’s find out more!!!

Hey Jess! Just how did this crazy-ass collection come about?

I think it is fair to say I have been a collector my whole life! My Grandma collects anything and everything and so I suppose it’s in my genes to be seeking objects out, arranging and rearranging them, bringing  order and meaning to what other people often (inaccurately) describe as ‘junk’. Continue reading »

Lady Luck Rules OK FLASH Personalised Jewellery Sale

Posted on: April 17, 2014

On this very day 6 years ago I was running my jewellery label Lady Luck Rules OK and we launched our first range of personalised jewellery. It was a real turning point for our little company as we began to produce all our designs in-house using our own production techniques created in the studio. To celebrate this, a limited number are now available again, but only for a short while, hurry... Continue reading »

LLROK flash personalised jewellery sale!

LLROK flash personalised jewellery sale!

I’m super excited to announce we’ve brought back six of our best selling and much loved personalised wooden jewellery designs! You can order any of the styles above with the wording of your choice as necklaces or brooches with silver plated or gold toned fixings.

Here’s how it works…

Today :: Orders open!
Midnight Friday 2nd May :: Orders close!
Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th May :: We make your jewellery!
Monday 5th May :: Your orders are posted!

I have also added a little deal for those of you who want a couple of pieces and you can buy two designs for £25. Yay!

We have only cut a limited number of wooden shapes so make sure you don’t miss out. We might make this an annual sale but you definitely won’t be able to order these again this year.

If you have any questions please comment below or email me and here’s a link to the collection in the shop.

Have fun!