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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I’m going to steal a line Alex has just emailed me on the subject of motherhood: anyone lucky to be a mother knows that you have already won The Prize. (Ditto anyone who has – or has had – a mother). But nobody would say no to a little token of appreciation, surely? Here’s a little round-up of the best presents out there (although a homemade card totally works for us, btw.)…

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Object of Lust: Anton Heunis jewellery

I love wearing evening sparkle by day. Just call me a magpie. A sequinned skirt, a chunky necklace – I’m all over it. Which is why I have fallen for Anton Heunis‘s gorgeous jewellery, which has vintage charm and feels entirely modern. It’d look fab worn by day with a simple t-shirt . What’s more, it’s now in the my-wardrobe sale. Joy.                     Image: Kabiri…

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Powderhill: The next big name in jewellery

I was first introduced to Nicola Pulvertaft by Joanna Berryman, the supremely chic force behind interior design company Matrushka. As you can tell from our interview with Joanna, she’s a bit of a style maven, so when she emails to tell you about an amazing jeweller, you sit up and take notice. The extremely talented Nicola has not only designed bespoke pieces for the likes of Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, but has also created exclusive lines for Harvey Nichols, Temperley London and Holland & Holland. Most importantly (for those of us without a Hollywood budget), she has recently launched Powderhill, an amazing jewellery line inspired by classic English country chic, rock’n’roll cool and Victoriana. Sound interesting? It is. Her pieces are universally gorgeous, ranging from £70-£400 for silver works, going up to over £10,000 for gem studded necklaces. In particular, I fell head over heels with her 18-carat gold rabbit necklace (seen above) which has more than an air of Alice in Wonderland about it and will, if I’m not mistaken, become something of an ‘it’ piece along the lines of Alex Monroe’s gold bumblebee. Over to Nicola to tell us more about her collection……

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My Uniform: Bec Astley Clarke, founder of Astley Clarke

As founder and Managing Director of luxury jewellery brand Astley Clarke, Bec Astley Clarke is the perfect woman to talk to about style. A firm believer in the power of jewellery to transform an outfit, her daily uniform manages the tricky feat of being smart, yet approachable, stylish, yet un-intimidating. Combining a business brain with an eye for design, Bec has taken Astley Clarke from strength to strength, expanding the brand by working with a select number of talented jewellers and creating her own Astley Clarke collections. Based in London where she lives with her husband, son Thor (4) and daughter Delilah (1), Bec tells us about what she wears and why it works for her… My Style                  Cristen White Denim, £165, 7 for All Mankind; Metropolitan mid-rise skinny jeans, £255, J Brand “I live in jeans. For me, denim is a great neutral so I can wear them with everything and anything. I love being semi-smart so jeans are the dress down part of my outfit and I dress them up with gorgeous silk shirts and super shoes. I probably have about ten pairs in all (in grey, navy, white and…

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Zero time, Max style: Part Three

                                                Sweater: Tippi sweater, £69.98, J.Crew You know our love for J.Crew. Let me tell you about this jumper. It is currently upholding its status as Most Useful Item in my wardrobe (I am wearing a navy Tippi today, with a cute navy quilt from Topshop and the Banana Republic necklace I tweeted not so long ago. It’s in the sale! Go buy!). I share my obsession with both J.Crew and the Tippi with my boss, Jo Elvin, the Editor of GLAMOUR, her PA and one of the fashion eds – so I know I am in good company (these women really know how to dress). Yesterday, Jo pointed out that Reese Witherspoon (a celebrity we think we’d be friends with, should the situation arise) was wearing a Tippi to show how she’s got back to her “pre-baby figure” (don’t you just love that preoccupation) whilst out and about in LA. And very nice she looks, too. Anyway, the Tippi. I love it. And would perhaps style this one thus. (I warn you – this is a dream scenario situ. But still, planning ahead…