Sunday, August 31, 2008

Jewelry Designs by Barbara Lowe

Sometimes when we travel across the internet we meet exceptional people who have exceptional talent. I want to introduce you to my beautiful new friend, jewelry designer, Barbara Lowe. "Queen Bea" to be exact. I discovered her beautiful jewelry when she purchased sets of my cards in my Etsy store Paper Nosh.

When I saw her picture, it was amazing as I thought she looked so much like me. I had to write and tell her I thought we were twins separated at birth ! ( I flattered myself ! ) It did turn out that we were the same age, even though the likeness I believe comes from some common ethereal interest more so than our physical similarities. Over the last year we have discovered a common thread and a kindred spirit that reaches across the pond and have formed a fun and enjoyable friendship.

Barbara Lowe's original designs of jewelry from necklaces, bracelets and exquisite earrings are each created one of a kind. Her vintage finds are equally beautiful and so unusual. Living in Kent in England she has access to some very beautiful "finds" from vintage fairs and from scouring antique shoppes for just the right piece to incorporate in a new design.

Barbara's background is equally interesting in that she worked for the famous Ossie Clark in the 1960's as his personal assistant and helped to dress the models before they walked the ramps to show some of Ossie's gorgeous flowing prints that were so coveted at that time. Manolo Blahnik has said of Ossie Clark's work: "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do — produce desire." Ossie Clark and Ossie Clark for Radley clothes are highly sought after, and are worn by well known models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

Later, Barbara worked for David Bowie, another fabulously talented and legendary star.
( Think Ziggy Stardust, The Young Americans, China Girl ).
Rolling Stone magazine ranked David Bowie 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time .

The years Barbara spent with these talented people during the height of fashion and the English Invasion must of been so memoriable. I would of loved to have witnessed the goings on at King's Road in London in the late 1960's and early 70's !

At six feet tall Barbara is a formidable beauty with an exquisite fashion sense and fabulous talent. Above are a couple of wonderful clips I was able to get from her from that time in her life.

You can purchase Barbara Lowe's wonderful designs at her Etsy store

The Queens Royal Rocks.

Please contact Barbara through her Etsy store," lovethatjewellery " AKA "A Queen's Royal Rocks "if you are interested in exquisite custom jewelry made just for you !

Paulette Designs Inc. Feature on Beautiful Things To Share by Charmaine

Charmaine of the blog "Beautiful Things To Share" has done such a nice feature on my card designs and my stores I thought I should share the link to her beautiful blog.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Paper Nosh New Wedding Invitations

With the new Paper Nosh web site going up I have feverishly been creating my new Wedding line of invitations and announcements.

Figure Magazine approached me through one of my stationery sites, Pink Paris Paperie, as they wanted to feature the Parisian Wallpaper Plates from the Pink Boutique and also asked if I could create a wedding invitation in a coordinating black and white damask with red, as their feature would be black, white and red.

The design work and assembly is finished after a hectic week trying to come up with the design I thought would be worthy of introducing to their readers, and adding as one of the first introductions to the Paper Nosh Wedding line. This is a sneak peek. You can view Figure Magazines Holiday Gift Guide out Nov 1st. I can hardly wait !!

This beautiful new Wedding Invitation design can now be purchased at If you desire something similar in a different colorway please use the "Contact the Designer" form at the bottom of the listing and we can discuss the many creative options available to you.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monkey Moo Moo or Le Petite Autumn ?

My "daughter of the heart", Donna has been making the most charming hats. She has always been a step ahead of me with what everyone is looking for and what to shop for so I always love to see what she creates.
These darling hats have been created for Nana's, and Glammies and Harry Potter Birthday parties and are so darling I just have to show all of you.

This is Autumn, and she is the whole reason I am a Glammie. Totally the apple of many an eye, but I think I have been introduced to the best endearment ever and that is...........
"Monkey Moo Moo" ! So the brainstorming has begun over a title for Donna's creations, inspired by the little Monkey Moo Moo above :)

Donna is selling her hats at the Golden Goose in California. They have the most exclusive luxury items and her darling hats will be shown right along side the Le Petite Bateau baby clothing line. Who knows where we might see them next ! I'm sure on a celebrity baby.

You can find her line at Monkey Moo Moo, "Wonderful Whimsical Madness" on Etsy. If you are interested in a custom creation you can contact Donna at her new Etsy store. I know she would be thrilled to create something for your little monkey !

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