Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Monday!

I just spent almost 3 hours ironing out damp clothes that have not dried over this completely rainy weekend.

But being glued to the news is keeping my perspective on what a shitty day truly entails...

(quote by Vivian Greene, print at enduringarts)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tough One...

I can't quite decide which is more awe-inspiringly gross: the haircut or the moustache. Maybe it's the combo...

In any case, this was the look at Junya Watanabe's show in Paris recently. I do like-a-lot the jacket though.

(pic via The Sartorialist)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Work(s) In Progress

Two commissions...

This is a pair of party earrings for C, who fancied the designs of my Byzantine bracelets, and wanted me to translate them into earrings, to go with a pair of very sexy purple satin stilettos. Yum!

I'm all done with the prototype, with amethysts, garnets, onyx, and Swarvoski cream pearls. I'll be taking this apart and working on the final, with slightly finer wire, which I think will give the entire thing an even more sleek and sophisticated look.

This here is going to be a triple strand choker, with stone charms on the toggle clasp, another signature format of mine. T wants something that will look smart enough for work (she's a lawyer), but at the same time something not so stuffy that she looks like a complete nerd. ;)

I adore this gorgeous bunch of faceted turquoise. It's cute, and classy. I'm wireworking them, as opposed to stringing all of them along, so that each little bead can show off its gorgeous faceting and lovely light brown veins, and shine on it's own... :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On My Lust List

Oooh, I like the serious-ness of it all. No-nonsense, void of logo, and totally handmade and marketed by a decidedly private "Danish one-woman company", at her Etsy shop valhallabrooklyn. The whole Credibility thing just gives me goose-bumps...

It's not all that inexpensive. This one is going for USD319 (not including shipping). But I like the fact that you're actually paying for good leather and dedicated workmanship here. And that the bulk of the retail price is not toward a little brass logo fastened onto the front of the bag solely for attention/fabulous-ness.

Plus, it's just so goddamned gorgeous...! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

MAYA & RUHI Sale in KL

A sale is now on at Lush Icon at Bangsar Village II in KL, to make way for new stuff. Don't fret if you're nowhere near KL. Just drop me an email at

So it's the perfect opportunity to nab some of the lovelies from the Frida Kahlo, Monet's Garden and Tamara de Lempicka collections, amongst a few other stand-alone items. Click here for prices and full details.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scenes from Salzburg

Salzburg is out-of-this-world pretty. With the Christmas markets in full swing, it was an absolute Winter Wonderland.

But it was cold...

...really cold.

So here's Dad helping Maya with her ice skates.

And here's Ruhi overdosing on bratwurst.

And, for good measure, here's me freezing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gratuitous fabulous jewelry pic(s)

Rings made out of old spoons!

These lovelies are the handiwork of artisan Dan Kemp at dankartistry, who believes that every thing has a story to tell, and in the cause for upcycling them. You can even send him your own spoon for him to turn into wearable heirlooms... :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Stuff - Crochet Earrings

OK, I must admit: these are not my doing. My mother is responsible for these fabulously hippie chic crochet earrings. Yup, she's a crocheter too. Fact is, she taught me how to crochet when I was 9.

They're big and light, delicate and dramatic. Very cool...

These aren't up for sale as yet. Still in fairly experimental stages...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

December 2010 Giveaway Result

And finally, here we are. So sorry it has taken me this disgustingly long to get round to this folks. But here is Ruhi, very happily doing the honours. She's settled nicely into Primary school, and displaying all kinds of Big Girl sensibilities. So much so that I'm thinking "Where has my Bobo gone?"

Sorry, I digress.

And the winner is...

Congratulations, dy88! Please email me your mailing address, and your prize will be on its way! :)

Thank you so much everyone for playing! It has been really good fun. Hope to see you around the blog AND at next month's Giveaway! (I promise things will be on time. :))