Post by Thandie.
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!!!!
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?
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.
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.
Post by Kay and Thandie
Bring me all of your dreams,
Bring me all your
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world
‘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
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…..
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’