Friday, 14 May 2010

Let the Bling Bling Make a Bing Bang

After months of searching and digging around London; after days of surfing the web for their London-based shop, I finally found my all-time most favourite jewelry designer, and believe it or not, they're smack in the middle of Liberty's! I discovered Iosseliani back in NYC at my friend Ashley's store Honey in the Rough (though they hail straight from Rome). Her lovely boutique featured a broad range of pieces, which always seemed way out of my league and more importantly way out of my price range. In fact they were so out of my range that I dragged my mum down there one time just so I could vicariously live through her, and watch her as she purchased one of the most unbelievable pair of earrings I've seen under the £300 price mark. 

I stole from her jewelry box often, the days in NYC when I came uptown to do my laundry. My god what a devilish child I was! I would dig through her jewelry box like I always did when the drying cycle was in full throttle and the noise of my clothes banging against the walls of the dryer would make more noise than my fingers rummaging through her jewelry box. There they were. These beauties were calling my name and it was a sudden love affair between myself and those gorgeous diamante objects. The reason I said that they were out of my league is that I never considered myself to be a diamante-wearing kind of a gal. I've always preferred the simple studs or button-size pearls over the bling-bling and the watermelon-sized jewels. I'm more of a t-shirt and jeans kind of a gal. But come on now, you can't help but notice how smashing a pair of stunning earrings can look as they frame a woman's face so gracefully. Even it's with a pair of jeans. Or accessorizing an evening dress. It's a sight for sore eyes.

Speaking of bling, Iosselliani is also a pro when it comes to rings. Their rock n' roll rings represent chic and modern glamour and will accessorize any outfit, from the day wear to the evening wear. You'll turn heads and toes around. Women will salivate for these, and men will be hypnotized by these monster diamonds, when they see you reaching for your champagne glass! Wear them together or wear them single-banded, both options are appropriate and both stand out in the middle of the crowd.

Needless to say, I'm a little obsessed with the bling. But let me assure you that this is not any bling. It's the bling you steal from your mum's jewelry box and it's the bling you love to wear for years on end. And the fact that Liberty's features a few of Iosselliani's most beautiful pieces, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, makes me slightly uncomfortable. And for the quality and shine of these tiny pieces of art, you're making quite a bargain , and a long-term investment at that. So don't under do it. Over do it. Iosselliani wants you too.


  1. Hi Emily!

    I have never heard of this designer but I LOVE them, just my style! Love the rings....I must check them out. Thanks :)
    Loved the visual of the washing machine drowning out the sound of you rummaging through the jewellery box!!

    I know what you meant about Kate Beckinsale....loved her dress but was in two minds about the rest of her look - and yes, the orange look! You are quite right.

    Really like the London Fields photo, it's such a lovely place.

    Have a great week-end!
    Simone :)

  2. Hi Emily :-)

    Ohhh those stacks of rings - just gorgeous. I can see why you are a smitten kitten with this designer. Louise x

  3. Oh. Love. I wish I could have everything you pictured! Gorgeous.

  4. Hello again - just to say there is a little award for you on my blog - only if you get the time you busy London bee. L x

  5. We need to go bling shopping together. I desperately need a bit of bling. And jeans. And a dress. And a new head ;)

    xx LOL MM

    PS: Woo-hoo, more than 100 followers, congratulations!!

  6. kathy peck leeds16 May 2010 at 05:10

    On my way to New York - will FINALLY get time to go to Honey in the Rough. Love the bling you've shown - but honestly, don't you think your mom and me are too old for it??? Truth, my darling fashionista?
    Very sad when you don't post for a day. xo

  7. Oh, stacked rings... I'm sold!

  8. Kathy: Mom is more rock n' roll than me sometimes...embarrassed to say it (for me not for her! ) Darling Fashionista? Moi? That is too sweet of you, and SO exagerated!:) Love that you check in every day. Stop by again tomorrow! xxx

  9. Got my paid writing assignment in a million years and spent all the money on bling. Trying to do you proud here! ;) lol MM

  10. hey there - was catching up with my blog perusal..missing your London snippets this week, hope you are having fun wherever you are!

  11. Hey- I tagged you in a little game here:

  12. Forgot to say I nominated you for my Happiness 101 Award, check out my blogpost on Monday 17 May "Practice makes perfect" and the next one "And the award goes to....". The idea is to pass it on to your nominated 5.

  13. I have no idea what happened to my very important comment of a few days ago. I must be very unsavvy with the blogoshere or something. I was just curious.....where was I when you were going through my jewelry box, huh? Huh?? You know I love that we share our stuff and would not have it any other way, even now. (Wait until you see the bag of stuff that awaits you on your next visit!)