Thursday, 3 December 2009

Shoegazer Finds: Pantomime jewellery!

It's that time of year again - oh no it isn't... oh yes it is (yeah, I went there). Pantomimes are popping up everywhere so I thought I'd do a little pantomime post featuring some jewellery to get you in the mood for the Christmas season.

These pieces are by cult French jewellery brand N2 who specialise in fantasy jewellery with a retro / kitsch twist. Hang a genie from your ears or round your neck and look camp as Christmas! Find them here.

This necklace by Etsy's RJCharms is a slightly more understated take on the Aladdin theme and features the Genie's lamp in gold-tone pewter and accompanied by a multi-faceted blue/gold tone glass bead. Find it here.

This little brooch from Etsy's GhostLoveJewelry features a Swaovski Crystal accented heart charm, a hanging silver chain and a Victorian-style carriage. Hopefully it won't turn into a pumpkin at midnight because that might ruin your outfit. Find it here. 

Snow White:
"Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" From Disney Couture comes this necklace featuring the Wicked Witch's moto and a shiny red apple. Find it here.
If you like the moto but want to avoid the mainstream (ie. anything that's been on Lindsey Lohan), then make sure you check out this necklace by Etsy's Lunarra Star. Her Etsy shop is full of pretty, fairtale-inspired trinkets. Find this necklace here

Peter Pan:
Another Etsy find, these very sweet face necklaces of Peter Pan and a female Captain Hook are by JooSweetie and made of a combination of wood, acrylic and felt. Find them and lots of other lovely things here.

I'm glad that post is "behind me" (stick a fork in me and call me Christopher Biggins, I'm done)

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Shoegazer Visits: Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Here is the second of my Copenhagen posts, this one focuses on Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest amusement parks which opens in the winter every year as a beautiful Christmas wonderland.

I absolutely fell in love with the weeping willows as they had a little light almost on every leaf. They were so beautiful reflecting off the black of the lake at night.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Shoegazer Visits: Copenhagen

Last week I went to Copenhagen and was lucky enough to explore backstage at the Royal Danish Theatre and get some photos of the Danish Royal Ballet in rehearsal. I also spent a day walking around the city visiting various landmarks such as the beautifully gothic Rosenborg Castle, the harbour, the four palaces and Tivoli Gardens which were absolutely stunning as they were all done up for the Christmas season - there were little Christmas huts selling traditional Danish decorations and gifts, there was a spectacular light and music show on the lake and literally everything was dripping with fairy lights. Hope you enjoy the pictures! Part Two will include the images of Tivoli Gardens.
At the Royal Danish Theatre:

Around the city:

Rosenborg Castle:

 This statue looked as though it could come alive at any moment! I was scared to blink!
Up next: Part Two - Tivoli Gardens.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Shoegazer Finds: Christmas Cards

Christmas is coming! (And is it just me or does it seem to be approaching with much more speed that usual!? I'm so unprepared!) With that in mind, I've been scouring the internet and etsy looking for Christmas ideas and today's focus is Chirstmas cards...

These very pretty cards are from It's Like Art, the brainchild of Rachel Clare Price, an illustrator and designer from the North East of England. I love her images of little garden birds and the use of white space that she employs in her art. Make sure you check out the It's Like Art Etsy shop for these really pretty christmas cards and visit Rachel's blog for updates on her work and the It's Like Art website for a full portfolio.

London-based Little Doodles is currently producing some very sweet Christmas cards featuring the trademark mischievious little birds. Kate will also be at the BUST Christmas Craftacular on the 12th of December, check out her blog for more information and a sneak peek of the products that will be on offer!

The wonderful Apak Studio are currently stocking some Christmas cards showing Santa's holiday. I absolutely love Apak studio and the work of Aaron and Aiyum Piland. Be sure to check out their website and flickr for some really imaginative art and illustration.

The brilliant Belle and Boo are stocking some lovely cards too. For more on Belle and Boo please check out my previous blog post.

Ginko Papers are selling some great and unusual cards, like this pop up Santa scene! They also sell a wide range of Japanese greetings cards, calendars and stationary so be sure to check them out if you like that sort of stuff.

Coming next: Copenhagen photos! I promise!  
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