Monday, 26 November 2012



Eliza Vale is a quirky handmade jewellery brand designed by the Manchester-born, Dublin-based Katie Townend. Named after her great-grandmother, the brand launched in Autumn 2011 and is an eclectic mix of materials and techniques, including Swarovski crystals, silk, leather, cross-stitch and embroidery.

The current Eliza Vale collection is inspired by the 1920s - The Great Gatsby, flappers, and art deco. What I  like best about the collection is that the pieces can be worn by any woman, of any age, and any style. The jewellery fits my modern take on 1970s bohemian, as well as it would work for my mum and her leopard print and jeans groove. It also clearly is fabulous for the customers of Black White Denim, as the independent boutique have recently restocked the jewels due to popular demand. Black White Denim kindly lent me some of the pieces over the weekend, and as I played around with styling I found them to be totally versatile.

What do you do when you've been lent a bunch of precious jewellery.. wear it with your normal clothes? Well, yeah, actually. I'd wear the Roulette set in the daytime with a luxe tee. In fact skinny trousers, t-shirt and jazzy jacket is my go-to got-up-late outfit - the addition of some interesting neck jangle lifts the entire look from snore to ROAR. See, some days I can't even stay awake on my feet (as evidenced below) let alone choose a stylish outfit.

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H&M via charity shop leopard coat
Prophecy kimono
BCBG Max Azria & Topshop rings
Eliza Vale necklace & cuff

Look closely and you'll see tiny specks of glitter trapped inside the clear acrylic jewels.. you could say the glitter is a metaphor for Daisy Buchanan, trapped in her marriage to Tom, stationary in her melancholy life. OR you could just say it looks real purty. Up to you!

So there you go, a glittery glam necklace casual-fied. But I'm not one to miss an opportunity to dress up, so I donned my very best Lanvin <3 H&M ballgown along with a Wildfox tee - see, they go with everything - to showcase the Tyto neckpiece. I channeled my inner Madonna and did a bit of a dance on my tie-dye bed much to my boyfriend's amusement.. or should that be bemusement? Whatever, I enjoyed myself.

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Wildfox tee
Lanvin <3 H&M dress
Pretty Polly tights

The pieces would make a fab Christmas present for any lady in your life, and Eliza Vale is currently exclusive in the UK to Black White Denim. You can check out their selection online or in the Wilmslow store.


  1. Those jewelz are hella cute!

    And that Wildfox outfit. I die. You look swell.

    J x

  2. How pretty do you look!

    That is all.

    Sophie x

  3. That's some pretty cool jewellery! :-)

  4. still so jell of those darn boots!
    NRC ♥

  5. Art Deco is one of my favourite movements, all the symmetry and sparkles! Gorgeous jewellery and I've just ordered those Oasis trousers, been after some for weeks! Excellent photos as always.

  6. This jewellery is so pretty! I love a good statement necklace. I love your boots too xxx

  7. Omg. You are a babe. And the best dressed quirky girl in Manchester land. I love her jewellery and it is very very you!! You look bangin on all these photos. Especially the Wildfox ones. And I'm loving the Daisy Buchanan reference. GREAT GATSBY FOREVER XXXXXXXX

    Gemma x

  8. Katie Townend is the talented designer behind Eliza Vale. I've had the privalige of having her work on our Scatter Box soft furnishings for the last 5 years. Her talent knows no bounds! Caroline Horgan

  9. You have stolen all my wishlist from my brain. Tutu and Arson boots.
    Damn you pesky kid!

    You do look fabulous though! xxx

  10. You have a great look and a great blog! <3

    By the way, I'm hosting two fabulous giveaways!
    Lancer Method Skincare giveaway (Oprah's Favorite Things) and JewelMint jewelry giveaway (I'm giving away three pieces!)
    personal style and fashion musings of an LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane

  11. Scragadoo. I'm just catching up with my blogs after two months. holy moly, you look great here.Can't wait to see you in SPOONS chrimble eve.
    Caz xx


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