Precious pieces

Jul

27

2016

Precious pieces

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Laura Cartledge goes behind the scenes at a jewellers where work ranges from diamond encrusted pineapples to remaking monuments. People are proud of where they come from, but it can prove tricky to make sophisticated fashion choices that celebrate that. Chris Thankfully a jeweller is helping to put...

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Soul to Sole

Jul

12

2016

Soul to Sole

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As it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Charlotte Pearson heads to Eastbourne to find out more about one clinic. Coloured clocks, talking toys or YouTube videos might all be common ways for people to learn how to tell the time. Dana (fourth from left) with her team However for Dana Wilshire...

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Sewing with silver

Jun

30

2016

Sewing with silver

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Laura Cartledge discovers the chance beginning and passions that helped to make one jeweller’s distinctive work. Chances are we will all go on a course at some point in our lives. While some will leave us with little more than a doodled notepad, others might give us a nice idea which we never quite...

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A taste of Sugarhill

Jun

30

2016

A taste of Sugarhill

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Laura Cartledge talks flamingos, fashion faux pas and badgers in bowties with one Brighton brand. One faux pas has not only become expected at a fashion headquarters in Brighton, it is accepted. “Practically every other week two people will walk in wearing exactly the same outfit,” admits Stacey...

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Work it out

Mar

31

2016

Work it out

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Charlotte Pearson discovers a sports shop unlike any other in Alresford. Going into a sports shop and finding a new exercise outfit can sometimes feel like torture. (L-R) Karen Hazlitt, Rebecca Caplan and Victoria Gedye Rails filled with too many clothes that even Sporty Spice in the 90s wouldn’t...

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Time to relax

Mar

1

2016

Time to relax

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From massages to manicures, facials to waxes, Charlotte Pearson takes some time out to relax and unwind. Most of us are probably guilty of carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, be it through daily stresses, big life changes and just not sitting right at your desk at work. So when it gets...

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Love letters

Feb

26

2016

Love letters

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On the hunt for a hobby to make gifts extra special, Laura Cartledge falls head over heels for calligraphy. Kirsten Burke’s calligraphy skills may have seen her work with the likes of Estée Lauder and Harrods, but she still insists ‘my handwriting is as awful as the next persons’. “I don’t...

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Back to Beyond

Feb

26

2016

Back to Beyond

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Cute and made to ensure customers have a clear conscience? Laura Cartledge discovers the Arundel clothes brand which ticks all the boxes. Arundel’s Kelly Lake admits she was seen as ‘the crazy hippy’ when she first started making clothes. “But now it is a bit more cool, there are the crafting...

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Natty knits

Feb

18

2016

Natty knits

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Winter warmer hats don’t have to be grey and boring, as Charlotte Pearson finds out. Brighton has acted as the inspiration for many things, but one you may not have heard of is knitted hats. “We wanted to create patterns using bold colours and patterns that reflected the character, personality and...

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The personal touch

Feb

5

2016

The personal touch

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Charlotte Pearson finds out that when it comes to bespoke jewellery the possibilities are endless. Monkey cufflinks and earrings resembling a snowflake from the Disney film Frozen are not the usual requests you would expect to create as a jewellery designer. “It is always interesting when people request...

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