London based jewellery designer Alex Monroe, has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years. Strongly inspired by nature and British eccentricity, Alex’s jewellery is elegant with a whimsical charm that makes it very much his own. He has also worked on unique collaborations with such luminaries as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Legion, Kew Gardens, Penhaligon’s and Burt’s Bees and continues to create bespoke jewellery for clients as well as working on future collaborations yet to be revealed.
Having undergone training at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, Alex started making his own jewellery in 1986 out of a small workshop in a picturesque, Victorian cobbled yard in south London. To this day, all of his jewellery is still hand made by a team of highly skilled jewellers in that same studio.
Alex makes all of his original designs by hand using traditional jewellery making techniques, and he will often craft his own tools to help with the creation of a new piece. After his initial sketches, he will move to his bench. Here he will start working directly into pieces of silver to create the original item. Working with silver instead of wax allows him to achieve the high levels of detail and texture that are such a feature of his jewellery.
Available all around the world, from independent boutiques, to prestigious department stores such as Liberty and Harrods, and his own little boutique in south London and online at www.alexmonroe.com as ever we have picked a few fabulous favourite things.
It is Tuesday so that means we are all up in the fashion you lovely lot. So, it’s best of the wedding guest time and we have pulled together more than a few gorgeous things to inspire your guest aisle style. You haven’t got a cup of tea?
Well, we’ll be mother – we hope that at least you’ve got the decency to have some cake with you? Devil’s Food Cake you say… that works. Well, let’s get this fashion show on the road.
Valentino shoes so fine, they so fine they blow our minds… we love these!!! We really do!!! Rockstud patent leather courtsSee Some More Post a comment (0)
We don’t have any sophisticated thoughts about this cake – we just want to mash our faces into it and suffocateourselves in the tiers… a kind of sponge seppuku (yeah we know it is stomach slashing but seppuku is a cute word for a brutal act and we are going to stick with it) .
The great thing is that there are already black flowers on top of the cake, so we are covered for a burial wreath and we would like our tombstone to read ‘Here Lies Beyond Beyond, they died for cake’… in the years to come people will realise what a noble sacrifice it was, and ballads will be written.
In the mean time you can see more killer (pun may or may not be intended) inspiration over on 100 Layer Cake where first we spied this cake) it’s beautiful as is the rest of the incredible shoot. We will see you in a while wedding crocodiles, we want to give this death by cake ting-and-ting a test run with some Battenberg and perhaps a cup of tea. Laters!
Image via 100 Layer Cake: Shoot credits Photographer: Byron Loves Fawn / Hire & Styling/Concept: The One Day House / Flowers & Calligraphy: Cotton Blossom Studio / Hair: Ellen Rose Creative / Makeup: Karla Strachan of Blissful Makeup / Stationery: With Love Stationery Design / Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris / Cane Chargers: Adorn Event Hire / Faux Tattoos: Pepper Ink / Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Lace Pants: Jennifer Gifford Designs / Jewelry: 3rd Lady / Bridesmaid Patterned Dress: Spell Designs
Hello everyone – happy Monday to you, and welcome to another week in a land that is known as Beyond Beyond.
So, you know how this works…
Link love, a crush, and a mixtape…
Let’s get into it
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