Eek it’s been a month already since we started out ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog feature. We’re excited to be sharing this week’s selection by Tristi94 from Polyvore. A stylish pick just in time for the run up to the London Olympics. There’s a great atmosphere in England at the moment, especially in London …. not only because the sun has decided to make an appearance for the first time in months but also the Olympic opening ceremony is just a few days away!  The country has been preparing for years for 2012 and we’re sure as hell not going to get our outfit choice wrong for the occasion!

And why would we not go out without causing a glance or ten, a few dropped jaws and of course we want to ruffle a few feathers, otherwise what IS the point of fashion?

So we’re talking a combo neon yellow, neon pink, neon orange combined with pretty pastel shades of coral and baby blue, yes they work though perhaps not all together ALL AT ONCE!! Go on, try it, make the statement, be bold and rock that party/event, those drinks, make sure you’re not forgotten in a hurry. We LOVE our neon yellow loops necklaces teamed with this bag, a studded beaut from  Poupee Couture, also available from Boticca.

We’re sure the ceremony is going to be spectacular with lots of colour, lighting, special affects and WOW factor, so let your outfit do the same kind of talking ; )

Have a great Games! With love, Saloukee x

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Our new collection has been really well received and we’d like to thank you for everyones support. As a designer it’s always a big leap of faith launching a new collection to the world, especially when it’s been just a big thought in your head and your hands for so long.

Not only have the neon and pastel neck pieces received some very stylish press from the likes of Elle Magazine online and The Sunday Times Style Magazine but we’ve also shipped orders to clients all around the world. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the collections continuing success : )

A lot of work went on behind the scenes to enable us to launch the collection, lots of designing, making, trials and tribulations and the culmination of much of the hard work was a day shooting the pieces. It was a fun day made possible by the work of a full team of creatives and perhaps the odd cup of tea and slice of cake … or two ; )

Photography by Sam Roberts

Make up by Kate Gill

Hair by Sonya Park Howie

Modelling by Lizzie Towndrow

Styling by Sarah Kelly and Sarah Louise Matthews

We wanted to show you a sneak peek because as we hope you can see, it really it was a very fun day and we can’t wait to plan the next shoot … which reminds us, we really should be getting our design head and hands in place again very soon  : )

Love Saloukee xxx

Our UK made, sculptural paper jewellery is the perfect choice for a modern bride wanting to make a statement on her special day. Whether looking for something simple and delicate such as our paper earrings, or a real showpiece like our paper collars, we have something to suit every bride’s unique taste. To make your jewellery even more personal and unique, we can also customise any of our designs through use of colour, and will also design a one-off piece completely to commission for the more avant garde client.

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Saloukee Unity Earrings

Saloukee Obverse Paper Collar

We have complimentary pieces available for the bridesmaids or mother of the bride/groom, and we even make cufflinks for groomsmen!

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Saloukee Disperse Cufflinks

Take a peek at our ‘perfect weddings‘ pinterest board packed full of beautiful ideas for our dream wedding! How about making a lovely garland like this Felt one by Erin Dollar. Simply stitch together circles of paper or felt to create a beautifully simple garland…

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Felt circle garland by Erin Dollar

And how about hanging some beautiful vintage glass bottles with rustic brown string, and filling them with beautiful flowers to create unique floral arrangements like these we found on ‘A Beach Cottage’

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Thrifted bottles from ‘A Beach Cottage’

For the table settings, we just love these letterpress ‘two cents’ coasters by BHLDN, a great way to ask your guests for a little advice and get a lovely keepsake from your special day too!

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‘Two Cents’ coasters from BHLDN

And how about some papercut name cards like these lovely laser cut place cards by Skinny Laminx

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Laser cut place cards from Skinny Laminx

We are loving pastels this spring, so how about some lovely, perfectly on-trend pastel confetti, and so easy to make with coloured paper, a couple of hole punches and some translucent envelopes!

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Pastel confetti by Martha Stewart

When it comes to favours, we just love these little DIY seed pockets by Martha Stewart , such a lovely idea, and so simple to make, fill tiny glassine packets with the seeds of your favorite flower, and stitch them onto simply printed seating cards… beautiful! Or how about filling lovely little paper bags with your favours and simply pegging them with a brown paper heart, like we found on ‘Hello Naomi’

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Seed Favours by Martha Stewart

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Kraft hearts found on ‘Hello Naomi’

You all know how much we at Saloukee love paper, so what better way to top our dream cake than with a paper cake topper? We love this beautiful botanical silhouette papercut by BHLDN… the perfect finishing touch to our cake.

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Papercut cake topper by BHLDN

For all those beautiful weddings you might have this season, have a wonderful time and if it’s your wedding … a huge congratulations to you both! Lets pray for a some more sunshine filled weekends … it’s better for the bespoke hats, fabulous fascinators, to die for dresses and satin stilettos we’ve all purchased for the day … and rain simply does not suit us! ; )

With love and smiles, Saloukee x

So we are again, where did that week go? Here we are again for our ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog feature with love from the Polyvore community.

We’re gushing about weddings this week (see our weddings blog post), though the sunny, summer days seem not to have graced us with their presence, these wedding dates that have been in our diary for months will go on regardless, so lets get our vintage victorian brollies at the ready and take on these rainy summer weddings with a smile on our face! We should refuse to downplay the outfit we say, just because a bit of drizzle makes it a little inconvenient!

Polyvore outfit using Saloukee Obverse bracelet in cream

We say go all out, think glitz, glamour and gold, precious luxury, even if the bride and groom can’t afford to ship all their guests to a secluded island somewhere with sunnier climes! Lets treat ourself to something special,  has created this set teaming an Alexander McQueen clutch and shoes, a Cathy Waterman long pearl necklace and a Chloé pleat panelled silk dress … don’t mind if we do! Of course not to forget that extra little something to wow all the other guests, that talking point vintage cream Obverse Bracelet from Saloukee. Beautifully elegant, luxuriously feminine and spectacularly unique. With only 2 in stock, you’d be crazy not to SHOP NOW!

Enjoy your summer weddings, however sunny they may be! With love from Saloukee x

So here you are, your second instalment of our ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog feature. The perfect place to find inspiration for a stylish sunny summer outfit courtesy of g-iluias from the creative community on Polyvore.

With summer looking a little drab in Ye Old Blighty this year, it’s a great excuse to sneak abroad for a last minute get away. Perhaps you’ve had something booked for a while and need a little refresher to the wardrobe, so why not treat yourself to addition? You can’t but think happy, smiley thoughts when you wear yellow. It’s bright, fresh and fun. Here our limited edition Summer sunshine yellow earrings have been teamed with a striped dress, a budget buy from Topshop, coupled with yellow heels and a jewelled clutch. A great combination that we love!

Saloukee limited edition earrings in sunny yellow

The best thing is our full colour range of Disperse earrings are currently on SALE exclusively at Boticca.com, ONLY UNTIL 15th JULY 2012.

SHOP NOW!

More instalments soon, love from Saloukee x

We’re excited to post that we’re beginning a regular ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog item. It’s a chance for us here at Saloukee to give you inspiration at to how to wear your Saloukee Jewellery … with what outfits, what colours and what latest trends.

The perfect place to find inspiration for stylish creations is a community called Polyvore. We’ve been aware of Polyvore for a while now but really have discovered how much talent is on there lately … have you discovered it yet?

ImageHeadquartered in Silicon Valley, Polyvore is the web’s largest fashion community site, where users are empowered to discover their style and set trends around the world. With over 15 million monthly unique visitors, Polyvore’s global community has created over 44 million sets that are shared across the web.

So for our first ‘Wednesday What to Wear’ we wanted to honour of the 4th July and the US’s Independence day (a commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776) we wanted to highlight an outfit that we feel encompasses that. Think stripes, think red and blue and think glamour!

Indepence day outfit on Polyvore
This user, fashionista srbcat teams a nude coloured Valentino bag with complementary wedges, a striped tunic and Yves Saint Laurent rouge lipstick and red nails. Not to forget the jewel in the crown, a bright, fresh red pair of Saloukee Disperse earrings: Individually hand made with moisture resistance embossed laser cut paper and hand made silver hoops with silver stud backs. A bold yet elegant statement that’s sure to get you noticed and a perfect outfit for any independent girl celebrating Independence Day in style!
Saloukee Disperse Earrings in Fresh Red
Wishing all our American followers a lovely day, filled with smiles : )
With love from Saloukee x