Style For a Steal!
Stella & Dot is the latest jewellery line to take the UK and Ireland by storm. It featured on Gossip Girl, Vogue and The New York Times, and most recently it was seen on Janet Devlin in the X-Factor. Celebrity fans of the brand include Penelope Cruz and Michelle Williams.
Adored by the biggest fashionistas in Hollywood and starting at very reasonable prices, Stella & Dot is set to take Europe by storm like it did America.
The line was a huge success in the USA, with over a hundred million dollars in sales last year alone, now it is going global and springing up all over the country.
Stell & Dot's jewellery line caters for every different taste, from tribal to feminine, glamorous to rock chick, and demure to bold.
Their tagline is ‘We are a company inspired by and created for strong women. Named after our beloved grandmothers, Stella & Dot honours that generation of women who crossed oceans, rolled up their sleeves, raised kids, went off to work, and did it all with style and grace. Today, this is how they’d do it.”
The Stella & Dot Pegasus necklace, sported by Janet Devlin on the X-factor, takes a day to make (by hand) in India. The gold feathers lie on hand-sewn silk organza and finished with a lobster clasp. The Pegasus is available on Stelladot.co.uk for £170.
Although this piece may seem like a splurge, half their line is under £40, and with a vintage feel to most of their jewellery, a lot of it looks far more expensive than it actually is.
The creative director of Stella and Dot took inspiration from her grandmother’s lace company in the 1920s and made a Chantilly lace cuff. It is a gold plated filigree cuff inspired by vintage lace. It is a stunning statement piece available online for £85.
The jewellery from Stella & Dot is also extremely versatile. Their heiress gold hoops are reversible, with diamonds on one side and plain gold on the other, to take you from office to nightwear.
The collection can be mixed and matched, suitable for layering and re-creating. The femme fatale necklace is a combination of three different distinct chains, three metals, all hand woven together and resting on a ribbon of silk. This piece reflects the light in a hundred different ways and sits comfortably over the collar bone.
Stella & Dot also has a great range of clutches, wristlets and pouches that come in leather and patent. Prices start at £40 in their bag/SOHO collection and some can be worn in three different ways. The best thing about their clutches is that you can attach brooches and jewellery to the bag and update it in seconds.