Being a jeweller, it makes perfect sense that Mawi herself knows her stuff when it comes to the very best of the season’s accessories. And, although you’d probably think that cutting edge designer and vintage pieces would be where Mawi’s knowledge lies, you’d be surprised; Mawi knows her high street too. So, in what they’ve called a ‘show and tell of new season bling’, August 2009′s InStyle UK have put Mawi’s eye for design to the test, and here are the results. With pieces from all across the price spectrum, from Chanel’s art deco inspired cuff coming in at a cool £1,350, to a somewhat more credit crunch friendly £30 Dotty P’s necklace that literally had me doing a double take (never before have I seen high street jewellery look quite so convincing); Mawi’s pick of the bunch tends to all of the season’s trends, from those all important statement necklaces, the working together of a mixed palette of nude tones, and then let’s be honest, who needs a trend to follow in order to lust over some Chanel, because let’s face it, with a price tag like that, lusting is all that the majority of us are going to be doing.
Naturally, it’s only fair that Mawi’s pick includes one of the must-have pieces from our very own Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, and boy did she pick well. Mawi’s Autumn/Winter 2009 Costume Luxe Claw Set Pearl Necklace is a understated stunner that cleverly infuses the classic pearl with a contemporary setting, creating Mawi’s now signature juxtaposition. As worn by the lovely Isla Fisher not so long ago for her husband Sacha Baron Cohen’s British Bruno premiere, this piece is already shaping up to be one of the most recognisable of the whole collection. Available in the steely grey silver version or with a classic ivory pearl within a gold setting, this piece is one that will never date, and will always provide an eye catching addition to any outfit.
Of course, InStyle UK’s interview wasn’t all about Mawi, but here at Mawi’s Blog we can cast our modesty aside and sing the praises of our jewellery until we’re blue in the face. So, that said, we couldn’t possibly mention this necklace another time around without also showing you some pieces from the same collection that are equally as to die for. After all, why stop with the necklace when you can have the bangle and ring to match.
All of these pieces, as I mentioned, are available in either silver as shown, or a more traditional ivory pearl set in gold. They are not available to buy just yet, but it’s only a matter of time before the seasons shift and we start considering our Autumn/Winter wardrobes. If you are interested in any of the pieces, or would like to see the other colour way for yourself, please contact email@example.com. Alternatively, for the stockist information of any of the other pieces of jewellery that Mawi rates, grab yourself a copy of the August 2009 InStyle UK now.