With her star well and truly on the rise, all eyes are definitely on Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. With the likes of fashion fave Topshop creating her on-stage wardrobe for the summer’s festival circuit – looks that usually consist of a whole lot of leg, some killer heels, which never seem to impede the singer’s ability to grace the length and breadth of the stage, and of course, the singer’s signature raven hair; Florence is as much known for her style as she is her voice. A recurring theme of this year’s sisterhood of female stars it would appear, who are topping the charts and many a best dress list with ease.
With our radio tuned in to our favourite non-repeat station on a daily basis, here at Mawi we often find ourselves attempting to reach the high notes of Florence and the Machine when the hit ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’ fills the studio. After numerous attempts, although we can now safely say that we’re better off sticking to jewellery, we can also say that this has to be one of our favourite songs of the summer. That said, we’re clearly not the only ones that have been humming along to the sounds of Florence and the Machine either; their debut album ‘Lungs’ has been nominated for a Mercury Music Award, and the collective are being hailed as one of the best acts of 2009 the industry over.
Of course, with critical acclaim, and a string of singles proving to be sing-along staples of the summer, Florence Welch and co are racking up a number of appearances from festivals to television. Some of us here at Mawi have been lucky enough to see them perform live, but we were rather more delighted when we saw this clip of Florence and the Machine performing live on ‘Jools Holland Later’ not so long ago. Why you ask. Well, not only are they performing our personal fave track, but Florence is also upping her style credentials (even if we do say so ourselves) in a Mawi ring being coined the Paw Ring, from our Autumn/Winter 2009 Costume Luxe collection. With ivory pearls jutting out from a claw-like gold setting, this ring fuses together classic materials with a contemporary aesthetic perfectly. A piece that has been causing quite a stir since the collection became available over the last few weeks, this is a ring that can amp up any ensemble – demonstrated with aplomb by Florence.
As I mentioned, this is a collection that is already available to buy, so if you would like to get your hands on Mawi’s Autumn/Winter 2009 Claw Set Pearl Ring, then please get in touch with us here at the studio to find out your nearest stockist or even get one direct from us.
Click here to see the ‘Jools Holland Later’ performance in full.