Accessories that make you feel like you belong with Titanic’s First Class
Don’t think that our credit cards aren’t shaking in our wallets when stumbling across jewellery like Colette Marie. But who can blame us? Even though it’s been over one hundred years since the Titanic took its first and last voyage, we are still fascinated by the fashion and we simply can’t help dreaming about the beautiful jewellery from that era. Taking advantage of the historic-style pieces offered at Colette Marie’s online boutique, we can’t wait to paint all nails oxblood and do like Titanic’s first class passengers, and add a dose of striking elegance to our outfits come Autumn/Winter.
We have been searching high and low for jewellery that will give us that feeling, jewellery that wouldn’t be out of place amongst the Titanic’s finest, and jewellery that won’t cause us to break down when we see the price tag. A selection of beautiful necklaces, precious rings, stunning earrings, and sparkling bracelets, Colette Marie offers us just that. A particular style of jewellery, something that stands out from the crowd, something striking and elegant without being cumbersome but that is still affordable. In short, it’s a dream come true.
We’re not sure whether it’s the level of detail or the time and love that goes into her pieces that makes this brand special, but instead of focusing on being on trend, the pieces are handcrafted to be unique and timeless. For founder Colette Marie, art has greatly inspired her designs and was the driving force behind her initial infatuation with fashion and wanting to become a designer.
Aged 14, like most of us, she was awe-struck by the V & A. The vibrancy and creativity of a Vivienne Westwood exhibition specifically blew her away. Today, Colette’s inspiration still comes from art and fashion, stained glass windows and the curves of architecture can inspire a piece of jewellery. The world around us, too, holds great influence over her collection, as travelling to India and Japan has given certain unique pieces an oriental style. But the jewellery always remains graceful, no matter from where in the world she draws inspiration.
You may look at the pieces and think; ‘When will I ever have an appropriate event to attend, where I can wear these elegant pieces?’ But it is Colette Marie’s belief that: ‘it’s always important to have occasions where you can dress up, and feel glamorous, but you shouldn’t need an excuse, everyone loves to feel beautiful all the time.’ And we couldn’t agree more! It definitely got us thinking of another way to give every day its own dose of glitz and glam; accessories that will take you from desk to dinner and onto drinks in the evening. The collection transcends both every day wear and special occasions as it is not too overpowering for the day, but several pieces combined with the right outfit can make any occasion more special.
However there are also pieces that can certainly be worn casually. If you’re heading to a garden party this summer we’d recommend the Natasha Bracelet paired with a floaty dress and a nude mani-pedi for a more subtle look, or the Coco Necklace worn with a timeless silk dress.
Colette Marie too has the power to transform an evening outfit. The Mary Bracelet might just be our personal favourite and if you’re off to a night at the opera then we’d suggest you pair it an open back maxi dress.
For more information and to view the entire collection, visit www.colettemarie.co.uk. Happy shopping!