The weather may still be unpredictable, but spring has definitely arrived here at Alexandra May!
Just as Paris Fashion Week kicks off, the shop is full of Parisian flavour, as Konplott's new Macaroon collection has arrived. Delicious pastel hues in soft blue, mint green, candy floss pink and coral are mixed with opaline Swarovski crystals with pretty bows, cameos and flowers.
Le printemps est la, as they say!
This season, Philippe Ferrandis is the 'King' of the Swarovski crystal! Earrings are glittering with them whilst necklaces are studded in pretty shades of blue, green, turquoise, pink, purple and red. What could be more glamorous for spring?
Handmade at his studio in Paris, each Philippe Ferrandis piece is exquisitely made, and with names such as 'Waldorf' and 'Plaza', it's not hard to guess that his inspiration came from the glamour set and starlets of decades past.
So whether you opt for a pair of Swarovski twinkling earrings or a show-stopping necklace, not only will these pieces carry you right through to summer, but they are guaranteed to earn a permanent place in your jewellery box.
Rings are back for this spring but unlike the chunky glass rings of last summer, these are Gothic and elaborate yet have a beautiful 'Victoriana' femininity about them. Pastels are one of the strongest fashion looks for spring, as well as nails, and these rings are the perfect accessory.
Our favourites include Michal Negrin Cream Vintage Rose Crystal Ring, with it's pretty rose design surrounded by colour shaded Swarovski crystals, and Vintage Rose Lace Effect Ring, embedded with enamel and surrounded by pretty milky green Swarovski crystals. Ollipop's stunning bronze and enamel Crystal Mermaid Ring, is set with tiny iridescent Swarovski crystals, and Iridescent Blue Bumble Bee Ring, is set with the sparkliest colour changing crystal stones.
So pile the rings on this spring, and if, like in the beautiful picture above, you want to match your nails to your jewellery, you can choose from over 100 shades of nail polish at Priti NYC, who have the prettiest pastels all of which are non-toxic and long lasting.