Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Iconic, Legendary, Gucci.

During the 1950’s, the fashion world was definitely ready for change. Christian Dior was leading the way in women’s fashion with the introduction of the A-Line skirt and feminine wear. These classy looks were a million miles away from the pre-war fashions woman had – for too long - been expected to wear. These new styles accented the woman’s body, instead of covering them up with traditional shawls. These massive transformations in the way woman were presenting themselves unlocked a door that led both men and women to what would become the liberation of the sixties. This key time in our history made it possible for Gucci to become known and cement itself as one of the most legendary luxurious fashion brands of our time.
Whether you own one of their beautiful lines or like me glare in envy at any one lucky enough to have one, you will be sure to recognise and adore the legendary GG logo. Those beautiful entwined G’s that grace many of the famous Gucci lines have most certainly become one of the most iconic logos in fashion.

From clothes to watches and of course their beautiful handbags, Gucci has well and truly established itself as one of the great luxury fashion houses of our time. Founded in Florence in 1921, Guccio Gucci found pride in developing relationships with the best craftsmen in Florence. Through, this nurture and development of these relationships, Gucci was able to create timeless pieces of luxury goods that were sold all over the world. 

Hollywood’s finest helped catapult Gucci into the limelight in the 1960’s, with the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly all stepping out in style in these luxurious Italian goods. One of Gucci’s most iconic pieces, is of course the ‘Jackie-O’ shoulder bag which was named after Jackie Kennedy who was famously seen using the bag. 

Gucci is still today one of the most luxurious fashion brands in the world, with A-List celebrities still being photographed wearing many of their lines. Gucci gained the trust and loyalty of many people in the 60’s by supporting and encouraging the need for expression. Finally people had more freedom and power to do as they wished with their money and woman had a new taste for the luxury and the glamorous. This support and encouragement combined with their classic yet beautiful designs, provided the solid foundations to cement Gucci as one of the most globally iconic and well loved designer brands of the 21st Century. 

Have a look at some images from Gucci’s past and present, by visiting our Pinterest page

Gucci Bamboo drop bracelet with Love Britt Heart

Gucci Horsebit Bamboo Ring

Friday, 20 July 2012

Tresor Paris Love!

So unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last year or completely avoiding any celebrity magazine, you would have most certainly heard of Tresor Paris. This hot celebrity trend has been gracing the red-carpets and many a magazine cover for months now, with the likes of Jennifer Aniston to Emma Watson all stepping out in their designer bracelets.

Available in a range of different colours, styles and designs, Tresor Paris jewellery adds effortless style to any outfit day or night. One of our favourites here at Ernest Jones HQ is most definitely the St Germain grey & white crystal bracelet. Teamed with a beautiful black evening dress would give that extra little sparkle every woman needs in her life!

They also have a great range of earrings, necklaces and rings to add a dash of glamour to any outfit. For a more casual look, why not try layering up your Tresor Paris bracelet with other bracelets to create a stylish contemporary look.

Have a sneak peak at our great lines of Tresor Paris jewellery on our fabulous new Pinterest page!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Italian inspiration

Close your eyes lay back and imagine yourself on a sandy Italian beach with a cocktail comfortably in your hand… or if you’re more of a city girl, transport yourself to the busy streets of Milan where your arms are draped with  glossy bags spilling with luxurious goodies.

So we know this may be just a daydream but wouldn’t this be an ideal escape from the gloomy weather we’re having at the moment? Here at Ernest Jones we believe the answer is yes! And to indulge in our Italian fantasy we are excited to bring you the new collection of Marco Bicego jewellery. His classic yet contemporary designs provide us with elegant pieces made up of semi-precious stones teamed with beautiful Italian gold.

The Jaipur collection uses precious stones, bold enough to make a statement yet elegant enough to be worn every day for effortless style. These unique pieces of jewellery are the perfect accessory for any outfit to add glamour and elegance. The Goa collection is influenced by the outstanding beaches of Goa, with the famous Bicego hand woven coil, studded with luminous diamonds which make for a contemporary yet highly sophisticated style.

Bicego’s work combines passion, tradition and beauty with each collection being influenced by luxurious destinations from around the world.

 These traditional values of Italian craftsmanship combined with the beauty of the designs allow us to bring our Italian dreams alive this season. So whether you’re going to Italy or staying at home, style yourself in these stunning pieces of jewellery to add a bit of Italian glamour to all of your outfits!

We love this video that celebrates the success of Kylie Minogue's 25 years as an international popstar, where she is wearing the Marco Bicego Africa Bracelet! http://youtu.be/bbx5mxj2uhE

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

From PR to press

We had some very exciting news here at Ernest Jones HQ last week with the reveal of our very own PR Manager, Faye Lovenbury in Woman & Home magazine looking fabulous and working some of her favourite pieces from this season's collection.

In keeping with the trend for coloured diamonds, Faye wears a stunning Le Vian Chocolatier® ring. This beautiful strawberry gold diamond and quartz ring teamed with the cream body-con dress compliments the outfit perfectly by adding a flash of colour to a neutral palette, providing a sophisticated twist of interest.

A gold rush is also sweeping the nation, with many red carpet regulars dedicated to the new lease of life this traditional metal has been given. If you’re not quite sure how to wear it, why not steal Faye’s style by layering up simple gold bangles to give them a contemporary edge?

Faye wears two gold plated Amanda Wakeley Sparkle bracelets teamed with a classic two tone twist bangle. These glittering lines are a must have addition to your jewellery box, working transitionally between the seasons, shimmering in Summer and adding light and warmth through the darker and colder months.

The outfit is completed with a pair of Marco Bicego earrings, from the Jaipur Link collection. The gentle waved gold teamed with perfectly luminous diamonds add a touch of classic glamour and a healthy portion of Italian charm.