All posts tagged: accessories

Neck it: this season’s must-have neckwear

A seasonal round-up of our favourite neckwear:   Clarice Price Thomas Penumbra Necklace £225, claricepricethomas.com A striking handmade silver pendant with strong architectural shapes reminiscent of the Art Deco era. The glowing rhodolite gemstone will guarantee a few head-turners too. Mawi Thorn De Fluoro Necklace £540, mawi.co.uk You can’t help but be drawn to the vivid green and pearl-like stones but you’ll need a sharp eye to spot the spike clusters adorning the necklace. A warning for all admiring onlookers – you can look but don’t dare touch. SWYC Silver Bar Necklace From £24, saywhatyouc.com This has your name all over it. Well, it can do. Just specify your personalisation and it will be hand-stamped to order. Alexander McQueen Skull Print Scarf £165, Selfridges One for the rebel. Dramatic yet delicate, this monochrome silk-chiffon scarf proves that skulls can be pretty and stylish. Janey Whitehorn Brooklyn Scarf From £45, janeywhitehorn.com Transfixed by the rippling bold colours? Yes, us too. The trick lies in the way the silk scarf is dyed, using rakes, styluses and brushes …

The best Christmas gifts for techies

Clever gadgets for clever people   Stelle Audio Go-Go Speaker £99, stelleaudio.com A brilliant speaker for enjoying music on the go, plus, it firmly ticks the style box. A removable strap allows you to hang it wherever you like (up to 50 feet from a connected Bluetooth device) and you can even mount it onto the handlebars of a bike so you can groove as you move. – – – – – X-mini KAI 2 Capsule Speaker £39.95, x-mini-com This portable speaker, with ceramic drivers that deliver loud and clear sound, doubles up as an excellent mobile conferencing tool. A clever, built-in noise-cancelling microphone helps to filter out background disturbances so you can hold quality conversations wherever you are. – – – – – Huawei TalkBand B1 £99, amazon.co.uk This sleek wearable tech packs a whole lot of function into a single band. There’s a fitness monitor to keep track of your activity levels, an alerts function so you can screen incoming calls and emails, a nifty screen that pops out doubling up as a …

Head Banger: B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones

Talk about a bronzed beauty. This new limited edition model of the BeoPlay H6 headphones by B&O Play is quite the head turner. Featuring soft leathers and sleek, brushed metal touches, it’s a winning combination of effortless style, brilliantly authentic sound quality and clever functionality. B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones in Bronzed Hazel. £329, beoplay.com

Tresor Paris: daintily does it

You know, going big and bold with your jewellery isn’t the only way to turn heads. There’s something about the very fine, barely-there nature of more delicate and dainty pieces that make them somewhat more alluring. Is it the glint that suddenly catches the eye but being so subtle, you almost miss it, so intrigued and curious for another glance, you long to look again, only more up-close this time? Quite possibly. Need examples? We can give you three from the Tresor Paris Bellatrix collection. ABOVE: Classical in style, this almost feather-light Altesse Bleu bracelet (£89) with its royal blue crystal centrepiece commands attention. ABOVE: With five plain white gold-plated stainless steel beads serving as decoration, Pluie Argent (£49) is simplicity at its best. ABOVE: Or you can take simplicity up a step with this triple-threaded sterling silver Flocon bracelet (£79) featuring five glittering white crystal-coated beads.

For when it’s raining cats and dogs

When the heavens burst, don’t let the dark, grey clouds affect your mood. Instead, add a burst of colour with the Clouds Fulton umbrella designed by Simeon Farrar. The design has a very pretty layered effect which is achieved by having the colours printed, washed, then printed again, but the umbrella itself is robust enough to withstand the British weather too with its aluminium and fibreglass, wind-resistant frame. Or, you can simply tell it like it is by parading a firm favourite, the Cats and Dogs design: The umbrellas cost between £30-£35 and are available from John Lewis and www.fultonumbrellas.com

An eye bag you’ll really want

Eye-catching enough for you? It certainly is for us. This Eye Clutch by Lulu Guinness is gorgeously bold and fun and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression upon all those who catch sight of it. It also forms part of a collaboration with urban art collective Beautiful Crime and graffiti artist Fin DAC, which sees each clutch being accompanied by a limited edition, hand-sprayed piece of artwork featuring the eye motif, created by Fin DAC and signed by himself and Lulu. But you’ll have to be quick off the mark – there are only 40 clutches (and accompanying posters) available. £225. Available from Lulu Guinness, 42 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0QG

Yes WeWood

Now here’s a timepiece that’s worth treasuring. Made from 100% natural wood and completely free of any toxic materials, the WeWood watch is one that has been thoughtfully produced and designed. It is solid but surprisingly lightweight and is available in an array of styles and wood-complementary colours, Plus, no matter which one you buy, a new tree will be planted in its place to go full circle on the process. From £89, www.prezzybox.com

Cool wrist action – Mutewatch

If you like your accessories smart, sleek and discreet, a Mutewatch will give you just that. Featuring a hidden touchscreen, the LED display activates with a tap on the surface or a subtle flick of the wrist. For extra kudos, get your hands on the Svart Special Edition designed by Swedish artist Jesper Nyren, featuring a gold kaleidoscopic design. £249, www.mutewatch.com