Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ain't Nothin' Wrong With a Bit of Daydreamin

If you think Crochet is something only your Granny is good at, think twice. The designers at Daydream Nation have partnered up with designer Guru Peter Jensen in a fantastically avant-garde yet wearable jewellery collection, meshing up woven colourful threads with rock n' roll chains, and sweetly attached to the hip by massively opulent pearls. This uncommon combination of tradition and eccentricity makes for huge statement pieces, which are bound to turn some heads and loose eyeballs in the streets of London, and more. Like this bracelet below and the necklace above.
Obviously enough, Daydream Nation is a team of 2 siblings, brother and sister, who hail straight out of Central Saint Martins and the Royal School of Arts, to create a selection of accessories that are at once provocative and beautifully elegant. You won't see this marriage of styles anywhere else and this is why you must give them a chance. 

 

I did and I don't regret it. My green crochet and pearl necklace never leaves my neck. And for £70-£90 the wear and the reaction you'll get out of a Daydream Nation piece is quite worth the investment. Marylebone jewellery shop Kabiri (a personal favourite of mine) offers a wide variety of pieces by DN, while hip multi-brand b-Store, Selfridges and the lovely Labour of Love in Islington, carry a slightly reduced selection. But there is something there for everyone, the splashy, the fun, the silly, and of course the rock n' roll.

12 comments:

  1. The blue one is really cute! People are so dang creative.

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  2. I have to say they look a million times better in the flash than they do on the picture. Your necklace is absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately, I am as talented with necklaces as I am with scarves. All apart form the very classic and ordinary just looks wrong on me.

    PS: Found a cute maritime styled blazer from Swedish company Hunky Dory. Now I am only waiting for spring to arrive.

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  3. Ooh, love love love. I'm after a statement necklace piece - I lover yours! I got an awesome necklace from Kabiri I need to dig out - it was a brass door number from the Plaza hotel in New York! I'm going to have a pleasurable surf around their site. Thanks!

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  4. This collection is amazing, I love the craftsmanship that goes in to making these pieces!

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  5. c'est cool que tu aies trouvé mon blog ! Rennes est une ville super mais je rêve secretement de New york !
    Je vais de ce pas visiter ton blog
    Morgane

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  6. Nice pieces. I'm definitely leaving the crochet to my mum-in-law, but not sure she could create such lovely pieces like these!!!

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  7. I love the last one. It's good to see something different for a change! And re your comment... Kelly O for St Tropez?? I think we should file that one under "What Were They Thinking?" x

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  8. Hello Emily, or can I call you Em?

    How interesting that you are from New York and Brittany - I love NY and live in Brittany. Also that you are in London and I'm a Londoner. You are also half my age and I hereby decree you my imaginary daughter.

    Jeez, that sounds very scary. I'd run if I were you

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  9. So glad to have found your blog as we're returning to London in May and am interested in new to us sites.
    The crochet jewelery is lovely and the marriage of the two unique.

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  10. These are amazing! I must show this to my good friend, as she crochets the most gorgeous bracelets, and we are always trying to get her to set up an online shop! Love yours too!

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  11. your necklace looks fabulous! and would make any outfit look cool which is something I think is vital in a good accessory

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