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Solange in the Amazon

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Hotlips by Solange Azagury Partridge

A lot of you may have seen this iconic ring, either the original by our friend Solange Azagury Partridge, or an imitation.

And what a brilliant accessory it is. Whether you’re busting a cocktail dress or T-shirt and jeans, the Hotlips ring adds the perfect amount of whimsical, insouciant cool to any outfit.

Yes it’s beautiful and sooo desirable, but being 18ct gold (that’s yellow, white or red gold) AND decadently-dipped in coloured laquer-OR diamonds-or rubys, no surprise it is expensive!

BUT ARGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Peeps! For those of you who may not know, Solange’s HOT LIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!!!! 

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You could casually leave your laptop open on this ThandieKay page, in the hope that your beloved notices and gets on it! Ha! And hey-isn’t it Mothers Day USA coming up soon…? Birthday, anyone?

Yes ladies, you can get your paws on some of that hot, red enamel draped around sterling silver.

Screen Hotlips in sterling silver

This piece of jewellery will be your go-to with any outfit, any weather, any time, anywhere. Who doesn’t want to be regularly reminded of a full pouty kiss? It’s THE talking point to conjure up Amour.

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And only a click away. Me in my HOTLIPS

But hurry, in the past Solange has collaborated with H&M and other retailers with exclusive limited edition pieces. And as the artist she is, it’s never permanent.

SEE HOTLIPS HERE

 

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Clouds and Silver Linings

Post by Kay and Thandie

Tadiwa wearing (top) Lucille Michieli and (bottom) Solnge Azagury-Partridge

Tadiwa Wazara wearing (top) Lucille Michieli and (bottom) Solange Azagury-Partridge

Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world

Langston Hughes

 

‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’ is the inspiration behind the Solange Azagury Partridge pendant. My husband gave it to me for our wedding anniversary a few years ago. The added luxury of Solange’s piece is that it’s a gold lining – with enamel draped over it.

Last year my daughter Ripley’s bezzie gave her this adorable cloud pendant by Lucille Michieli, as an homage to the piece I always wear. Similarly whimsical, it’s no surprise that its designer is also an illustrator, set designer and more. Check out her website link below.

The big difference between the two pieces is the price – though the meaning and sentimental attachment of both is priceless. My pendant reminds me to welcome challenges as opportunities.

One of the benefits of being older, is how I’m able to recognise patterns in my past, one of which is that hardships lead to greater wisdom and appreciation for life. Pain also teaches us to be humble, to accept our connectivity with every other sentient being.

And before you know it, you realise that YOU are the silver lining in the cloud.

YOU are the change in the world that you wish to see.

Top Lucille Michieli

Bottom Solange Azagury-Partridge

Maya Angelou: “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud”

Gift Idea: Stoned perfume by Solange Azagury Partridge

To step inside of the world of jeweller Solange Azagury Partridge is to trip into the coolest club in Alice in Wonderland in the small hours. It’s run by the hookah-smoking-caterpillar dude and is a place where pastel, beige, and hairbands like Alice’s won’t pass the velvet rope. Unless they’re wearing Stoned of course..

In the world of Solange, all is sumptuous and red velvet-clad and as you walk upon carpets of rainbows you’ll discover walls decorated with solar systems and neon rather than repeating florals and old portraits. And the jewels!  Collections with names such as ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Unwearable Jewels’, ‘Platonic’, ‘Tough Love’ and ‘Zodiac’,  I mean-where and how do I begin to describe them? You simply HAVE to visit her world here…..

Stoned in the world of Solange

A magic bottle of  STONED in the world of Solange

 

 Stoned Perfume

The Stoned fragrance was designed by Solange with reknowned London perfumer Lyn Harris. Laced with diamond dust, Stoned envelopes you in notes of Italian bergamot, classic rose, jasmine absolute, labdanum, tree moss, musk and vanilla bourbon. The red, glass bottle with old fashioned ‘stopper’ has a cross-legged Goddess sitting atop a fat pile of rubies. What better to have centre stage on your dressing table, reminding you of the Goddess that you are. The perfume is rich and infinitely sexy – the kind that has people stop you in the street to ask who-what-how? It’s the gift for a Goddess. Period.

Here are a few rings and ‘tings from her collection entitled  ‘STONED’

STONED

STONED

 

STONED

STONED

 

STONED

STONED

Watch Thandie star with Jason Isaacs in Solange’s short film’The Letter’ directed by Laurence Dunmore

Stoned is around $285 / £182

Stoned is around $285 / £182


A M-Up Metamorphosis starring Laura Bailey

Posted by Kay

What a joy it was to be within Solange Azagury Partridge’s new brand temple a couple of weeks ago as a crew member, creating a stop-start animation film for her new collection Metamorphosis, all in colourful tandem alongside the official launch of her new London retail ‘home’ in Carlos Place.

Solange, Leigh, Laura & my make-up mess

Solange, Leigh, Laura & my make-up mess

Solange likes to keep it in the family, which has the effect of crystallizing her unique vision even further into the outer realms of imagination.

Like it is with most wonderful imagery, there wasn’t much fuss and over-analyzing over concepts, moodboards and casting. Solange wanted Laura and I to do it, we said yes immediately, she described the make-up (“black elongated eyes, kind of Egyptian….” and hair, we turned up and did it and it was all shot in a relaxed and laid-back afternoon.

Leigh Keates, a fabulous hairdresser from Josh Wood’s London Atelier had the pleasure of playing with perhaps the best mane in London..

Leigh teasing Laura

Leigh teasing Laura

Solange imagined Laura’s hair to be triangular, so Leigh teased, rolled and ‘poofed ‘ until her hair did just that.

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Gold baby inside a pyramid showcase. Metamorphosis

 

I used a mixture of Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation in 20 & 30, I love this foundation as it’s very good for coverage with glow plus its very moisturising.

Then Bobbi Brown concealers (corrector in Peach Bisque & Creamy Concealer in Sand) were ‘patted on’ in peachy tones to brighten the area around Laura’s eyes, used Chanel’s new Cream Blush in Presage and set the whole thing with Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.IMG_0251

 

By the time I lined her eyes  in a Veroushka-meet’s Deneuve as Cleopatra with a L’Oreal Superliner Pen , Laura was ready for the brilliant Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke of Dollhouse Films to start ‘filming’ her in stop-start style, ready to become content for their animation.Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 11.56.23

Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke

Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke at work..

Photo & M-Up by Kay

Necklace from the Metamorphosis Collection. Photos & M-Up by Kay

LIPS LIPS LIPSLaura wore Nars Belle De Jour mixed with Estee Lauder’s Crystal Pink on lips that were lined with Bobbi Brown’s Blush lip pencil.Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 21.07.34

Bracelet from the Metamorphosis Collection.

Bracelet from the Metamorphosis Collection.

 And here is METAMORPHOSIS, a film we’re all so proud to have collaborated on..

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