Accessories make the world go round. Well, maybe not, but they help to make it a little bit more interesting. In the words of Giorgio Armarni: “Accessories can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that’s versatile.” A couple of bangles can make your outfit look completely different and a statement necklace can transform a plain dress. I have so many accessories that I practically need another room just to store them – they’re the cheapest, most practical way to update your look or channel a trend.
I noticed an up-and-coming designer, Laura Rutter aka Vintage Princess, on facebook recently and have been watching her with beady eyes as she develops new ideas and retails them through her online shop. She designs everything from start to finish and even produces bespoke pieces to your specific requirements. I was intrigued by the positive comments she was getting from customers and recommendations to others – she’s even designed wedding jewellery, so she must be trusted!
Mixing together an amazingly beautiful and kooky combination of vintage re-work and high street couture, the collection guarantees to make anyone’s day. Ranging from rings and necklaces to hair pieces and brooches, she makes anything that is classed as an accessory. Most pieces are also one-offs, where she finds a piece that inspires her and runs with it. I’m astounded at how great and unique her pieces are and can’t wait to get my hands on them all…
All this and the prices are so reasonable that you really can afford to get one of everything. With there being about 100,000 people out there with the same Topshop bangle or necklace as you, this is a great way of being individual without the couture price tag. Make sure you rush over and check her out on facebook – just look at what you could have your hands on!