“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
Finally spring is here and we can celebrate the launch of our new range Spring range. As the title suggests, it is heavily inspired by the nostalgic sweet shops, milkshake bars and diners that litter the vintage aesthetic of the 1950s. Although they look edible, we do ask you not to eat our jewellery...although flavoured bangles is something we wish we could do!
Let's introduce you to the new gang...
Coconut, Rose, Mint Sorbet
First up we have Coconut. A milky off white fakelite which has that all-encompassing skill of bringing any and all stacks together. Its delicate nature softens the balance of a stack but it is also standout enough to be worn alone with a perfect pastel outfit. We're seeing it with pastel greens and pinks with full skirts and blossoms in your coiffured vintage hair. Dare we say it, Coconut would also look fabulous as part of a bridal outfit.
Warming it up a little (we could all do with a bit of that after the winter we had) Rose is a floral take on a classic colour pinky red. During the 1950s fashionistas used roses throughout their designs, so we have given this vintage inspired tone a revamp. We love it with Sherbet and Bon Bon for a tutti-frutti stack - a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-bam!
Clean and fresh, just like the dentist ordered! Mint Sorbet is a cool green reminiscent of those vintage inspired tones popular in 1950s mid-century palettes seen in the wardrobe and the home. We know we have a lot of green lovers out there and can't wait to see how you pair it. Keep it cool with Frosty and Parma Violet or brighten it up like a field of daisies with Coconut and Sherbet.
Parma Violets are little bit like the Marmite of the sweet shop, right? Well we love how Parma Violet is looking currently so no haters here! It is a classically 1950s colour and we see pastel purples dotted throughout vintage fashions. Our Parma Violet is carved with mid-century inspired mini-starburst flowers which just make this floral number pop. We love it with the cooler toned bangles, or that staple choice of Coconut.
Does anyone remember Sherbet Fountains? Dib dabs? Sprinkling it on ice cream? I love that sweet but sharp tang sherbet has and our very own Sherbet is just like that. A vibrant but warm yellow with dotty carvings to highlight the milky undertones, Sherbet honestly brings a splash of sunshine to any stack. Don’t you think the necklace looks like little honey pots too?
We couldn’t do a vintage inspired pastel range and not do a blue. Your mind might immediately go to pink when thinking about 1950s colours (hello pink Cadillacs and strawberry milkshakes) but blue sits on the other team, the rival gang so to speak, and was just as popular. Frosty is the leader of the pack for our blues – cool by tone, cool by nature. But we’re all about being pals here. Why not stack Bon Bon and Frosty side by side and end the rivalry once and for all.
Last but by no means least we have Bon Bon. Our pinks are always some of our best sellers and we don’t think we’ll see a change in this with this season’s retro pastel Bon Bon. The iconic colour of Barbie, pinups and convertibles, our new pink mirrors the popularity of the shade during the 1950s. Pour yourself a milkshake, put on some lippy and enjoy all the sweetness of Bon Bon.
So there we have it! Spring 2020 is here! All of our bangles are available in all three widths (Narrow, Midi and Wide), in Regular, Duchess and in Maiden. There is also a matching bead necklace for all of the colours, and two varieties of earrings (hoop and drop hoop) for each as well. What’s your favourite? Are you in the Blue vs. Pink gang or are you a happy-go-lucky yellow, a quirky purple or lover-of-all white? Let us know below.