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  • Chakra Bracelets by Daisy Jewellery

    We're always searching to find you the best jewellery, so when we stumbled across these Daisy Chakra bracelets we just had to have them. From Daisy Jewellery, the bracelets have been worn by A-Listers Cheryl Cole, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Sienna Miller and featured in countless magazines from Vogue to Grazia.

    The bracelet colours all correspond to one of the seven Chakras - a Hindu concept relating to different kinds of energy. Chakras are the manifestation of spiritual energies on the physical level. In turn, these energy flows are regulated, consciously or unconsciously, as the chakras open and close in response to our physical lives. The role of the Chakras is to aid mental and physical alignment.

    The Chakras are arranged from the coccyx to the crown along the spine, each one represented by a colour of the rainbow. The lower, earth-orientated Chakras govern the practical matters of our lives-survival and animation, and are governed by physical and social law. As we progress up the spine, so the Chakras become related to the mental realms; they work on an increasingly conceptual, metaphorical plane.

     

    Daisy Chakra Bracelets

    Chakra

  • Cheryl Cole Wearing Fiona Paxton

    Cheryl Cole has been wearing our Fiona Paxton Surat Necklace in Silver, looking as gorgeous as ever.

    Cheryl Cole wearing Fiona Paxton Surat Necklace

  • Fiona Paxton Jewellery Hits Hollywood

    Fiona Paxton: Worn by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Isla Fisher and Lily Allen, the designer’s statement jewellery is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon.

    Fiona Paxton Sylvie Necklace in Bright Gold, new for AW10

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    Fiona Paxton’s jewellery has been inspired by years spent travelling around the world. ?It’s got a really modern, ethnic edge and it’s very diverse in terms of styling,’ says fashion stylist Sara Hassan, who worked on Paxton’s spring/summer 2010 promotional campaign. ?It can be worn day or evening so it’s very multifunctional.’

    Paxton, 42, fell into the jewellery world by accident. ?I planned to do a scarf collection but once I started sketching, it turned into a necklace,’ she laughs. The London-based designer grew up in rural Lincolnshire, moved to the city to study at the Royal College of Art and graduated in 1992 with a distinction in textile design. After working in consultancy for Michiko Koshino and then in a New York textile design studio producing prints for Armani, Chlo? and Moschino, she set up her eponymous label in 2008.

    Today, Fiona Paxton prefers to stay at home with her two children, using contacts collected on her travels to help create a stunning range of accessories. Hand-beaded in India, each necklace takes about six hours to make, with leatherwork and metalwork finished off in Britain. Her work has a strong punk aesthetic and is inspired by street style and music. ?I was a bit young to be a punk but it certainly had an influence,’ she says. ?I grew up in the countryside and art college just opened up another world. I think the music, the graphics and designers like Judy Blame and early John Galliano had a huge impact, and that spirit has always stayed with me.’

    In keeping with the rock’n’roll theme, the styling of the spring/summer 2010 photoshoot is edgy yet glamorous. Paxton may have a designer-clad, A-list following but her rebellious attitude offers a fresh take on the trend for super-sized accessories.

    So what’s next? For autumn/winter 2010, Paxton’s trademark beading technique has been given a futuristic feel, with brighter metals and Swarovski crystals lending a dazzling collection extra sparkle. The publicity-shy designer is considering adding chunky cocktail rings to her mainline range of necklaces, earrings and cuffs, while a more delicate collection crafted from precious metals is on the cards. There’s even talk of a return to the original plan, designing printed and beaded scarves. ?I’d like to think I’ll get there in the end,’ adds Paxton. ?It’s taken me a while but this seems like a good time to revisit my scarf idea.’

    No doubt this addition to the range? will be as sought-after as her necklaces. ?Fiona is a real perfectionist and she has such vision for her brand,’ says Hassan. ?She knows what she wants and not only is she creative, she is a true artist too. It’s great to watch someone like this grow in a very difficult industry to crack.’

    Finally, there’s the Cheryl Cole factor. The style icon du jour (pictured in a Paxton bracelet) has borrowed lots of pieces from the spring collection so expect the Fiona Paxton brand to exit the Earth’s atmosphere sometime soon.

    Article taken from Metro article on the 8th April 2010. Words by A. Walsh.

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