Sunday, 11 March 2012

GIVEAWAY and Etsy obsession of the week: Vintage Willow

Hi guys,
Whenever I need inspiration, or just a feel-good half hour after a long day at work, I turn to Etsy. It's the perfect place to find quirky pieces, vintage charm, and wow at the talent of the people who host shops there, making awe-inspiring handmade loveliness. One such etsy shop is Vintage Willow which specialises in chunky oversized jewellery (my personal favourite kind) made out of tiny seed beads, with dramatic effect:
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I asked Vickie, the creator of these gorgeous Vintage Willow pieces, a couple of quickfire questions:

When/why did you start making jewellery?
I started making them in or around the start of 2010. I was still a struggling Law student then in Sheffield, and I thought, maybe it's time to make some cash by doing what I love best, and that is making some good old-fashioned vintage-inspired jewelry.

What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from many places, but mainly my mom and the regular brunch sessions I have with her and my girlfriends. My mom's style is classic with clean lines - nothing too over the top but still enough to make an impact. Brunch sessions are a good time to observe what ladies around me are wearing, and also the look of fancy cakes and deserts and such inspire me too!

Who is your personal style icon?

My personal style icon would definitely be Victoria Beckham and Scarlett Johansson! Wherever they are, be it at the airport, red carpet, or just at brunch, they still manage to maintain an impeccable, casually cool yet classy look!

Favourite Designer?

Without a doubt Diane von Furstenberg! The clean lines of her dresses especially, makes every woman feel like a queen! Her outfits are tailored so well for a woman, especially with curves, and can bring us easily from the office to dinner and drinks to weekend brunch! And of course, even her printed garments are of the most unique colours and prints!

Which celeb would you most like to see wearing your pieces and why?

Dita Von Teese and Scarlett Johansson! These two ladies to me, are the epitome of a classy lady. They embrace their curves so well, and are always seen dressed to the nines and looking so presentable, even if it's just out to town for a short while. I would love to think classic vintage-inspired jewelry designs like mine would go well with their figure-flattering shift dresses and such!


Would you like to WIN a piece of Vintage Willow jewellery? Well then you're in luck, because you can! Just follow the blog (using the follow box to your right) and tell me who your style icon is in the comments! The winner will be chosen at random and announced at 12pm on Friday 30th March!

Love Tor x

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28 comments:

Carly said...

Lovely jewellery. I really admire Emma Stones style lately. She wore some awesome pieces during awards season!
xxx

Oh So Gawjess said...

Great giveaway - I love the style of Nicola Roberts xXx

Louise said...

My style icons change frequently, but Carrie Bradshaw is always an obsession of mine... I know she's fictional... I don't care! x

mummy24 said...

victoria beckham

emma Gallagher said...

I love the style of Jennifer Aniston.

lifeaccordingtolea said...

What a great giveaway. I too love looking at the gorgeous jewellery on Etsy. I have so many style icons but my favourite is probably Rachel Bilson, she always looks put together even when casually dressed
<3

evie82 said...

Wow- gorgeous jewellery! Really love Nicole Richie's style and her own designs - she always looks great whether dressed up or down x

Helen, 20 said...

AMAZING Jewellery!! My style icon is Florence Welch. She reminds me of a pre-raphaelite or something from a fairytale. Absolutely gorgeous! xx

leahgorman said...

fab jewelery

Books Ahoy said...

Great interview and jewelry! New follower :)

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Esther said...

my style icon is alexa chung, always so stylish! @esthermate

following your blog

jamjar said...

I think Anne Hathaway has great style!

Emma Lowe said...

i havent really got a style icon, i just wear what i feel happy in @emmajlowe

natasha said...

I love Gwen Stefani's style - she is amazing and always looks good in whatever she wears. xx @pinktash4 on twitter x

Mountaingoat said...

If i could wake up looking like somebody else for a day, it would have to be Audrey Tatou, she would make anything look stylish with seemingly little effort! She is definitely my current icon and with a very lovely inner beauty too

Sarah said...

Lovely Jewellery! I have no style icon though, I prefer to make my own style! :)

Leigheff said...

Very lovely jewellery! :D
My style icon right now is Katy Perry.

Claire Toplis said...

My style icon has to be Audrey Hepburn timeless style x

Libby said...

Great giveaway! My style icon is Mila Kunis, shes such a stunnind lady x

Libby said...

ps, my email is jay_bourne@hotmail.co.uk!!!

olivia280177 said...

Love Nicola Roberts and Alexa Chung, both dress perfectly for their figures and age.
@olivia280177

Jo Ruth Turner said...

In terms of jewellery style, it has to be Elizabeth Taylor. She had so many wonderful statement pieces. x

Louise MacGregor said...

Debbie Harry. Feminine, kikc-ass and fun!

Kathleen Hooper said...

As a curvaceous female, I love Marilyn Monroe's style

gizzymoo said...

i love the jewelery there gorg :-) i love styles of many people but i more or less create my own style i like to be individual x

cheryl100 said...

My style icon is Cheryl cole x:)

Faridah said...

I love the style of Grace Kelly - timeless.

cherrypie1981 said...

I went to school with Rachel Galley so now i always check in to see what new lines she has up and coming.