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The Wearer is an independent jewellery boutique showcasing unique contemporary jewellery brands. We want to share our passion for jewellery with you.

The new collections are here!

Rachel Richards

I love summer and everything it brings (except wasps). Sunshine!  Ice-cream!  Holidays!  Sunglasses! And yes, we do have those at The Wearer, but unfortunately no ice-cream or holidays.  It does feel slightly crazy that just we just get our heads around the fact that it   summer is here and  the brand spanking new Autumn/Winter collections start arriving in the high street! It would be nice to just be able to enjoy summer while it lasts without the impending dread of those cold wet winters. Thats the joy of jewellery though; its so unseasonal so new just means NEW! Live in the moment with exciting work from our favourite London based designers that can be bought now and worn year round. The new collections are here!

Fear not, if you're just getting into the summer vibe and really want your accessories to provide that pop of colour we have just the thing from Longshaw Ward and their poppy brights to Ejing Zhang and her beautifully unique collection inspired by the colours  of  famous architecture and the brush strokes of Hockney. Metallics more your thing? Then  styling from  every day to out there  are provided by the beautiful new collections from Jessie Harris and Charlotte Valkeniers.  Jewellery lovers everywhere, ignore what the weather is doing  or what the hight street is dictating and just rejoice in the  gorgeous newness.

We can't even explain how in love we are with Ejing Zhangs beautiful resin designs and this season she has perfected the technique to incorporate subtly coloured resins and carefully selected threads to recreate the effect of brush stokes. These unique pieces epitomise what we find exciting about independent jewellery designers here at The Wearer. Ejing Zhangs AW17 collection incorporates four stunning colour options and introduces exciting new styles including the single Crescent earring. In response to current trends this versatile piece offers several different ways to wear and looks equally good worn in the ear or through a chunky knit or scarf when Autumn approaches. Inspired by simple architectural lines, rugged landscapes and sculptural forms. Each colour palette  is inspired by photography  of   buildings around the globe such as La Tourette by Le Courbusier and Walden 7 by Ricardo Bofill.

The AW17 collection from Longshaw Ward forms part of the second collection from the husband and wife duo.  We're huge fans of Kirsty Wards signature jewellery style and eclectic use of materials to produce these wonderfully eye catching pieces. Designed to make a statement these pendants, cuffs and shoulder duster earrings will have heads turning. Their 'demi-couture' jewellery is all handcrafted in their London studio and combines fluoro glass beads, star and leaf shapes with Swarovski ceramics and crystals, juxtaposed with hand worked aluminium for a more industrial feel. Heavily inspired by 1980's sci-fi movies, we want them ALL!

If you find the versatility of silver and gold finish more your style then the  elegant   new collection from Jessie Harris  (below) has the perfect mix of contemporary  shapes but with  a   playful edge. Or the unique motifs from Charlotte Valkeniers (bottom) mixing matt and shine silver and gold with just a sprinkling of sparkle that will make your style stand out.!

Jessie Harris' new  collection (above) is  a seamless transition from  her last making her  pieces so   collectable. If  you love her minimal aesthetic then Collection Five will get you  all hot under the collar  with those clean lines with  a playful twist! Jessie utilises  the   curl   and  tassel   motifs in a more fluid move on  from her previous designs and we just love  the feminine effect.  The  edited collection at The  Wearer includes her signature knocker earrings alongside those dance floor ready tassels that add a brand new movement to her styling. 

Charlotte Valkeniers collection follows a minimalistic approach. Every single one of her pieces is intricate and unique with an emphasis on attention to detail. Charlottes inspiration comes from looking   at the development of different types of binary coding, interpreting  these into  patterns of dots and dashes. She uses a combination of gold and silver plating within each piece often with her signature satin finish which gives her range of jewellery a thoroughly  contemporary appeal  that we love and think really contrasts and compliments the styles  of our other amazing designers within the boutique space.

 

Introducing....Vow London Eyewear

Rachel Richards

Exciting news from The Wearer! For anyone who has visited our gorgeous Islington Boutique you will know that we really are a jewellery box; a teeny-tiny treasure trove of all the best emerging new jewellery brands. But as of this week we've extended our offer into some totally awesome, directional eyewear.

We've always thought of sunglasses as a form of body decoration just like jewellery. Of course they have a practical use but lets be honest, 90% of the time we wear them to accessorise our look and express our personality not just to shield eyes from the sunlight....this us the UK after all!

This is where the new range from new sunglasses brand Vow London comes in. Their mix of sophisticated and playful styles offer something for every personality and face shape.

Our absolute favourites are the Sloane with glitter acetate. Classic preppy styling with a glamorous edge...and those pink mirror lenses!

Their distinctive acetate frames are specially selected for aesthetic appeal, durability and strength. Each frame is designer quality at a fraction of the price; hand carved and polished to create the perfect fit with 5 barrel nickel hinges for lasting stability. Finally, each frame has been paired with high quality scratch resistant lenses providing full UVA and UVB protection.

They say; combining luxe quality and directional urban styling, Vow London is the go-to brand for modern, quality eyewear without the luxury price tag. We say...get yours from The Wearer now! The sun is on its way...!

Introducing....Zelda Passini

Rachel Richards

At The Wearer we are constantly on the lookout for new and unique jewellery and we totally fell in love  with Zelda's distinctive tough yet feminine style at a small Shoreditch pop up shortly after she had launched  her eponymous brand in 2014.  Inspired, she told us,  by industrial objects and a post modernist aesthetic. A style that transcends age  and has a timeless appeal that we adore.  We saw  future classics  right away, making  a purchase and a mental note to keep an eye on this emerging brand. Who knew she would be gracing the glass shelves of our boutique  in the future.

Adult Ring

We were delighted when Zelda agreed to be part of our roster of  unique independent designers and  customers at our Islington boutique  have been making a  bee line for her distinct designs in store ever since.

Nice born  Zelda Passini grew up in an environment where jewellery took an important role. Her grandfather, a jewellery craftsman taught her about his love of the trade and passed on his passion for the small detail.

Inspired by this passion at an early age, Zelda developed her interest  in Fashion, Art and Design, going on to study Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins alongside independent designers  such as  Husam el Odeh, Maria Francesca Pepe and the sculptor Tarik Kiswanson.  

Zelda  combines shapes and lines in order to create small volumes of miniature wearable sculptures. Each of her pieces has a very clean, distinctive design with the intention of highlighting  the style and appearance of the person who wears it. Her  female role models are those in the films of  directors  Brisseau, Lynch, and Verhoeven  who's depictions of women are always complimentary ; fearless and graceful in their own unique way. 

Find the edited range of Zelda Passini designs in our Islington boutique and  on-line very soon!

 

 

"I'm just not a pink person..."

Rachel Richards

Over the last 12 months pink seems to have very, very slowly creeped back into my consciousness as a colour I could get excited about. I've always felt slightly anti pink; it feels so gender specific. Like the toys i grew up with in the 80s It always makes me think 'Barbie'! But suddenly its feeling new all sparkly new again and sophisticated enough for even a 'girl' my age (don't ask!). Its being re-claimed by feminist movements and its not just the Millennials colour of choice. Pink is for grown-ups too.

Yes, it was all over the catwalks but i'm no slave to fashion and neither are our customers. They're a stylish bunch with their own take on whats cool. However; inspired by some slightly fresher pink images posted onto The Wearer's Instagram page, by the time I opened the boutique nearly a year ago I had already embraced the power of pink in interiors and painted the walls a subtle shade of Farrow and Ball Calamine (this is Islington after all!). Beautifully greyed off it didn't feel overly sugary and coordinated with the inherited pink marble floors beautifully. Its had daily compliments ever since! 

Tessa Metcalfe rose quartz claw ring £350 and Decadorn rose gold sprayed agate ring £69

Tessa Metcalfe rose quartz claw ring £350 and Decadorn rose gold sprayed agate ring £69

But could I be persuaded to wear pink? Turns out, if its attached to a piece of contemporary, directional jewellery then yes, I most definitely can. But just a hint or pop of pink for me. Its a trend you'd be hard pushed to ignore in SS17 and lets face it, piling on the pink is not for everyone. 

Gorgeous rose gold cuffs; Arlo from Ruddock £270 and Myla from Edge of Ember £110..Set against our beautiful pink interior

Gorgeous rose gold cuffs; Arlo from Ruddock £270 and Myla from Edge of Ember £110..Set against our beautiful pink interior

Whether its part of the marble bead work, glass pearls, hand mixed jesmonite or pink coloured aluminium rings and hand dyed resin. Don't forget beautifully dipped rose gold, pink hued amethyst and chunky rose quartz. How about pink mirrored lenses and marbled acetate? When it comes to hand made jewellery from our amazing independent designers you'll find all these elements. So actually yes. Now i come to think about it turns out I am most definitely a pink person.

Hand mixed and dyed jesmonite with stainless steel from Hackney based Promises Promises. Bangle £44 and ring £36.

Hand mixed and dyed jesmonite with stainless steel from Hackney based Promises Promises. Bangle £44 and ring £36.

Pink mirror lenses. from £20

Pink mirror lenses. from £20

Gorgeous pink mirrors from new brand Vow London....coming soon

Gorgeous pink mirrors from new brand Vow London....coming soon

OK, so i'm cheating on the pink here. But love the styling of the Zelda Passini No. 1 Earrings. Buy yours with or without the fondant icing topping for £85...available in store

OK, so i'm cheating on the pink here. But love the styling of the Zelda Passini No. 1 Earrings. Buy yours with or without the fondant icing topping for £85...available in store