A couple of weekends ago we attended the 10th birthday celebrations of Soma, a contemporary art gallery and shop situated in one of Bristol’s prettiest suburbs, Clifton Village. We’ve always been big Soma fans, often popping in for a quick Tatty Devine fix during our lunch breaks, so we were more than happy to pop on our party hats, grab a cupcake and join the celebrations!
To rejoice in reaching the grand old age of 10, Soma invited 10 artists – Andy Smith, Adam Bridgland with Lucy Gough, Graham Carter, Gemma Correll, Crispin Finn, Hello Marine, Alice Pattullo, Peskimo, Hazel Nicholls and Spencer Wilson to each create a special limited edition print. We can confirm they are all pretty jazzy, but if you don’t believe us you can view the prints here.
Good evening everyone! Victoria is usually the Queen of the to die for accessories but sadly for us she has had to don the ultimate accessory, her marigolds. Good luck with the big clean, V! Instead, for one week and one week only, I am the one to take you down this dangerous (for your bank balance) path towards Accessories to Murder.
First up we have these absolutely beautiful, and rather realistic, butterfly hair accessories from Beauxoxo. I think there’s something rather magical about them and I love how the model is wearing a veritable *looks up collective noun for butterflies* rabble of them in her hair, producing a rather ethereal effect. They come in a range of different styles, sizes and colours to suit your taste and are sold individually. I’m think they would make a super pretty addition to a summer wedding outfit!
Bonbi Forest make some pretty darn awesome stuff and this original illustration locket is no exception. The gold necklace contrasting with the cat’s face is absolutely stunning and I love the little bow. It’s currently on sale at the wonderful Bristol based Soma Gallery which makes it a must for all cat loving necklace enthusiasts.
I am lucky enough to own these head turning collar clips from Ladybirdlikes and I can’t tell you the amount of compliments they receive! I was slightly scpetical of collar clips as they aren’t something I had ever really considered as ‘being me’ but now that I’ve started I can’t stop! They really do jazz up a shirt and given my love for all things collar related, it only makes sense that I would enjoy adorning them with novelty animals.
Topshop sure know their fun hosiery and I have a serious crusha on these milkshake print socks. I dairy you to find a better pair to keep your lac-toes warm. Well, I think it’s safe to say I’ve milked that for all it’s worth. In summary: great socks.
Time for something refreshing in the form of these rather cool icelolly necklaces from Kukee. I love the amount of detail they have included, especially those little bites. I think the yellow one is my favourite but it’s a close run thing! One things for certain, these necklaces might be as sweet as candy but they sure are as cheap as chips.
And last but not least is this wonderful brooch from Alice Shields (check her out – she’s incredible!) who thinks it’s totally OK to prefer people to cheese on toast, which it isn’t Alice. It isn’t. Beans on toast maybe but cheese? No way. The brooch is great though so I will let you off this time. You can get your hands on one by visiting the Objets de Désir website which we just so happened to blog about last week! Neat!