Jewellery Box: Paper Plane Jewels

It’s not long since I showcased this dress but this year I felt like breaking my traditional red-wearing habit on Christmas day. Plus my black and white Silvian Heach dress served as a canvas for my Christmas goodies…

Dress, Silvian Heach (seen here). Earrings and necklace, Joyas De Papel. Clutch, Woman magazine. Shoes, Clarks.

Christmas was also a very relaxed, non-hectic day too, which included a walk around Estepona beach. 

So no, my dress is not the star of the show – it’s my necklace and earrings! Who would have thought that paper planes would make such amazing jewellery – aren’t they adorable? I discovered a gorgeous little shop in Estepona called Via Vai that’s truly a fashionista’s haven – they sell lots of off-the-radar and simply amazing Spanish brands, Joyas De Papel (translation: paper jewellery) being one of them.

My poor mum doesn’t get my taste and normally prefers to just get me to pick my presents – so you can imagine how straight forward our Christmas is! We had a little snoop around Estepona and when I spotted this beauty in Via Vai’s window display, I fell in love instantly – I knew I had found my Christmas present and new favourite shop. 

I was lucky enough to get the earrings too – I don’t normally wear silver but for this set I will totally make an exception! The necklace is ridiculously cute and quirky, but the earrings, whilst still playful, are a little more elegant me thinks. 

I love everything about these pieces of jewellery – the 3D effect of the earrings and the whimsical feel of the necklace. They are literally made out of paper but have naturally been treated in such a way that makes them super resistant to water and other liquids. They do feel delicate but definitely not weak, and one’s got to love statement jewellery that’s actually lightweight. I also love the fact that the paper used is lined (reminds me of my school days), and the jewellery itself does inevitably remind me of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”. 

If like me you have fallen in love with origami-inspired paper jewellery, I’m not sure if this lovely brand delivers outside of Spain, but with smaller companies it’s always worth asking.

As for my other star accessory, this was the other clutch that came with Spanish magazine Woman’s December issue. I love houndstooth and while I may have lots of houndstooth clothes I had no bags or clutches with one of my favourite prints. That ‘issue’ is now solved – but don’t worry, I won’t be going on a matching frenzy with houndstooth.

A monochrome Christmas isn’t so bad after all, especially when you’ve got good accessories and sunshine. These are the last pictures I took while being in Malaga – now it’s really time to get back into the reality of London and get some winter pics going – layers and all!

Pictures taken on December 25th, 2015 in Estepona, Malaga, Spain.



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