Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Outfit Wednesday

This amazing 1950's style, floral dress is from Orion London. I happened to chance upon it in Topshop, Westfields (one of Orion's stockists) and instinctively wanted to purchase it for my Graduation! It's a little on the pricey side, so I didn't, but if I had - this is the outfit I envisaged to accompany it! I don't think Orion's photos truly do the dress justice, as the ditsy print and double breasted button detailing make for a great modern dress with a vintage feel. It's fairly conservative making it the perfect day to night transition dress, just altered with accessories (for instance, I think it would look great with a vintage, beaten leather belt and some slouchy brown boots for day wear!).

Here I've teamed it with Miss Selfridge Nude Seam Platforms (£40), Models Own nail varnish in either Peach Sherbert or True Blue - depending on your mood, though I would probably lean towards the Peach Sherbert ( Topshop did have the perfect cornflower blue shade, but it no longer seems to be on their website!) and I actually loved the dress so much, I tailor made a necklace to go with the outfit.

Annabelle is a small antique silver locket with floral engraving, hung with a small heart charm, a large dark indigo Swarovski crystal and two small peach Swarovski crystals. Originally I had designed it with a lighter blue crystal similar to the colour in the dress, however, the darker blue really brought out the peach shades and I think it will make more of an impact with the dress, not getting so lost in the pattern.

I'll post a link to Annabelle when it reaches the website.
I hope you like.

And in the morning I'll be with you.

Cabbage Rose Reversible Quilt - Urban Outfitters
Floral Duvet - Urban Outfitters
Alvine Kvist Quilt Covers - Ikea

Currently, I only have the one duvet cover I like.
Maybe this is the case with most people, but it makes it some what of a depressing affair when I have to change my bed covers. I've actually coveted the Alvine Kvist quilt covers from Ikea for about a year now, but I just haven't been able to justify spending the money (being a penniless student doesn't allow for such things). It combines a pretty floral design in a subtle grey shade that just creates such a lovely crisp, clean and comfy feeling that I have to go and stroke it every time I go to Ikea.

I do very much have my heart set on finding/ owning a floral duvet cover (I see so many pretty ones pop up in my tumblr feed - I wish I knew where they came from) and to make matters worse, Urban Outfitters have release a textiles range! The two above are my absolute favourites, though I do wish the reversible quilt was a duvet cover as it would reduce the price by about £30! So now I have a couple more items to add to my desiring a new duvet list.

I think I'm just going to have to hope that I will come into some disposable income and Urban Outfitters will have a massive sale and the two will phenomenally collide, resulting in my owning one of these beauties!

Now Available on Folksy

A selection of Wallpaper Rose Jewellery is now being sold on Folksy! Truthfully, I'm not very familiar with Folksy, so we shall see how it goes!! x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

I don't know no love songs, and I can't sing the blues any more.

By some strange coincidence my most recent pieces all have a touch of the blues. I hope you like. x

And the Winner is...

... And the winner of Wallpaper Rose's Birthday Blog Giveaway is..... Anna Jane!
Anna Jane please contact me with which piece you would like to win (you stated Bella, Tara and Maeve) and a postal address and I'll get your prize in the post as soon as possible!

Anna chose Bella!

If you didn't win this time, never fear! I'm still running the facebook competition. When we get to 1000 facebook fans, I will be drawing a winner randomly from the 1000 and they too will win a piece of jewellery! So please 'like' our facebook page and suggest it to your friends. The sooner we get there, the sooner we will be giving something else away! x

Monday, 26 July 2010

Changing Faces - New Look Website

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry I've not blogged for a while - everything has been a bit hectic! I put the website under maintenance for a few days to give it a much needed face lift! I realied that I hadn't actually looked at the design of the website for quite some time and that it hadn't changed much in the last year, so for our first birthday, it really needed a new look.

These are a few screen shots, I wanted something that looked a lot cleaner, accessible and professional, which I hope hope I've achieved. I'm really pleased with it (for now!) html code is not my forte, so to actually be able to change anything was an achievement in its self!

I hope you like it, I'll be back to blogging regularly from now on. x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I've got nothing to do today but smile.

These are two new pieces soon to be coming to Wallpaper Rose, I'd love to know what you think! x

Harper and Rapunzel are now available online.

I get the news I need on the weather report

1. Floral Platform - Miss Selfridge
2. Black Spotty Platform - Miss Selfridge
3. Tan Floral Brogue - Miss Selfridge
4. Miola Lace Up Brogues - Topshop
5. Marissa Brogues - Kate Kanzier
6. Alice Brogues - Kate Kanzier
7. Marissa Brogues (Black) - Kate Kanzier

I'm afraid this post is somewhat eclectic, but I simply wanted to share some shoes with you! The first are two pairs of platform heels from Miss Selfridge. Now I am notoriously awful at walking heels, so rarely wear them (however they do wonders for the appearance of my legs) but these are the first pairs that I've seen in a long time that have really made me long for them! In my head I tell myself the heels are fairly chunky, which probably makes them easier to walk in, realistically this is unlikely to be true, but they're just so darn pretty! If only I had the occasion.

The follow 5 pairs are all varying forms of brogues. I've been after a nice pair for ages now, but always felt they were a little beyond my price range. They look great with a dress, still smart without wearing heels, or dressed down with jeans, and perfect for work wear.

However here are a few great finds! The first (and my favourite) are from Miss Selfridge, combing brown leather and floral material -  I have a thing for both brown leather boots/ shoes and floral designs. The second pair are from Topshop, they're actually a little pointy for my liking, but they're a lovely nude shade and I really like the idea of using ribbon as laces. The final three pairs are all from Kate Kanzier - I discovered the site on the DeerBrain's blog, it offers a range of styles and colours all for affordable prices!

Enjoy x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Wallpaper Rose Birthday Bonanza GIVEAWAY!

Wallpaper Rose Birthday Bonanza GIVEAWAY!

I shamefully hadn't realised that I had missed Wallpaper Rose Jewellery's FIRST Birthday!! I had my first order on the 15th July 2009 - I can't believe it's been over a year already! In honour of this milestone, I've decided to launch a blog competition to win a piece of Wallpaper Rose Jewellery! 

Here are the rules:

1. You MUST be a Wallpaper Rose Blogspot follower to enter.
2. Please state if you are following via Blogspot or Blog Lovin'. 
3. Comment on this post with the name of the piece you would like to win. One winner will be randomly selected and will get the piece they have named.
You can choose any one of the nine pieces above!

         1. Eleanor
         2. Mayella
         3. Bella
         4. Tara
         5. Maeve
         6. Lily
         7. Bonnie
         8. lacie
         9. Reike

The competition will be running for one week until the 26th July 2010. 
Good luck everyone! :) x

Past the Pines

I've recently developed a strong attraction to wooden jewellery - and these are a few of my favoured pieces from the rather wonderful Lost at Sea and Stolen Thunder. I was lucky enough to receive a Mini Stegosaurus Silhouette Pin from Lost at Sea as a birthday present back in January and it's adorned my denim shirt ever since - I love it! Lost at Sea also produce larger, more elaborate brooches, rings and necklaces.

I discovered Stolen Thunder via tumblr, the girl with balloons brooch was featured in a fashion shoot and immediate I had to hunt down the website as the quirky wooden silhouettes instantly grabbed my attention. Stolen Thunder create a range of brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms, above demonstrates a small selection. I'm particularly attracted to the girl with the umbrella and the girl with the kite brooch ... I may have to ask one of the parentals for one for Christmas! (...there's nothing wrong with forward planning... though I'm sure by the time Christmas comes around I'll need something 'useful' instead...) x
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