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Zandra Rhodes Interviewed by Laura McCreddie – Part 2

In the second part of this interview with Laura McCreddie, editor of Retail Jeweller Magazine, Zandra Rhodes and Adele Vanderkar talk about collaborating on the Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie jewellery collection. Questions included why Zandra thinks the line holds it’s head up high against the Lanvin for H&M collaboration and which is her favourite piece from the jewellery range!

You can view part 1 of this interview, see some of the press coverage of Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie or purchase your favourite today!

Zandra Rhodes Interviewed by Laura McCreddie – Part 1

It’s a really big deal when a designer as prominent as Zandra Rhodes launches a collaboration collection so when the range was unveiled at the Pure London Fashion Show, Laura McCreddie, editor of Retail Jeweller Magazine was on hand to interview Zandra Rhodes and Adele Vanderkar of Adele Marie on collaboration, creativity and everything pink (including pink champagne and pink cupcakes!).

We’ll post part 2 of the Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie jewellery collaboration interview shortly. Do check out the jewellery collection!

Zandra Rhodes in the Sunday Express Magazine

As we send a big congratulations to all those bright things that made this year’s A-level passes a record, The Sunday Express Magazine took a look at four people with fame and fortune to see what the recipe for success is. Amongst them was Zandra Rhodes, who’se new jewellery collaboration with Adele Marie launched recently.

Zandra Rhodes in the Sunday Express Magazine

Zandra Rhodes in the Sunday Express Magazine (click to enlarge)

Well done Zandra and well done to all of you who walk in her footsteps!

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Features in W1 Magazine

W1 Magazine, a publication that goes out to London’s West End and an international clientelle of jetsetters, recently caught word that we’d launched the new Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie jewellery collection. Here’s their coverage:

W1 Magazine features Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Jewellery

W1 Magazine features Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Jewellery

Thank so much for the support, W1!

How Can You Help a Split Ear Lobe?

A recent story reported by The Daily Mail caused quite a stir. At 21, Rebecca is scarred for life after wearing heavy bling earrings caused her ear lobe to tear and split.

The Daily Mail story reads:

It was her gold hooped ‘Chanel’ earrings that began to stretch her earlobes, often causing them to bleed but eager to maintain her image, she ignored the pain.

However the studs finally tore through the flesh and doctors were unable to stitch the flaps of skin together, telling her that expensive plastic surgery would be the only way to rectify the damage.

Rebecca said: ‘There were times when my earrings would sting or hurt and even bleed so I’d take them out for an hour or two and then put them back in again.

‘It was such a shock, I looked down at my pillow and there was my stud with the back still on.

‘I rushed to the mirror and saw my ear had split in half, I just thought well everyone was right it really did happen in the end.’

It’s a frightening story we hear often. Philidelphia Weekly journalist Marissa Oswald recently revealed in her column:

The tragic accident that changed my life: my ear lobe split in half after countless years of rendezvous-ing with big, hackin’ earrings.

If only it were countless years; Marissa is also far too young to want to spend her life looking disfigured. It’s not just heavy earrings that are common culprits. Young mums who like to wear large hoops or drop earrings seem to be particularly vulnerable as babies often see the movement in the earrings and reach and grab at it as if it were a mobile or toy teasing them to play.

So what can you do if it has happened to you or someone you know? There are some things that can be done for a split ear lobe:

  1. Get plastic surgery: it is expensive and your ear won’t ever regain it’s former glory but it will appear far more normal. You won’t be able to get it pierced again and there may be some scarring.
  2. Wear just one earring: at the risk of sounding like a pop song, it was acceptable in the 80s. There are certain styles that can be worn assymetrically like crosses or feathers. However Madonna grew out of it and there’s a good chance you will too, especially if you work in an office, so keep it as an extra option rather than your signature look.
  3. Start building a collection of clip on earrings

Even without surgery, many clip on earrings that use a paddle back style fastening can attach to the ear lobe comfortably, covering the split ear lobe and restoring dignity. If the tear is particularly deep, clip on earring slippers can be added to the paddles. These are gummy and increase the grip of the clip on earring. Here’s one fitted to a button clip on earring:

A clip on earring with a clip on earring slipper attached to the paddle fastening

A clip on earring with a clip on earring slipper attached to the paddle fastening

The good news doesn’t end there. It’s not just button clip on earrings that use a paddle back style fastening. In fact most of the really big clip on earrings we sell use this style of fastening as it has a lot of grip. All of the following clip on earrings use paddle back fastenings:

Adele Marie Gold Hoop Bundle Clip On Earrings

Adele Marie Gold Hoop Bundle Clip On Earrings

Diamante Hanging Drop Clip On Earrings

Diamante Hanging Drop Clip On Earrings

Park Lane Sparkle and Black Clip On Half Hoop Earrings

Park Lane Sparkle and Black Clip On Half Hoop Earrings

Adele Marie Tortoise Shell Clip On Hoop Earrings

Adele Marie Tortoise Shell Clip On Hoop Earrings

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Question Mark Clip On Earrings – Gold

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Question Mark Clip On Earrings – Gold

On top of this small selection from our large range of paddle back clip on earrings, you’ll also find a great variety of choice in button clip on earrings, pearl clip on earrings and within the Rodney Holman and Park Lane clip on earring collections. There’s plenty of choice from everyday through to dressy and you’ll find that we state the type of clip on earring fastening used in each earring design so that you can be certain when purchasing that it’s the right type for you.

Having a torn ear lobe doesn’t mean the end to your fashionable days. It marks the start of a new fashion adventure for you to embark on. This site exists solely to help women who cannot or will not wear pierced earrings feel every bit as beautiful as their pierced sisters. We’d love to help you feel beautiful and if you need style help or advice, our team will be very happy to help you narrow down the range to something that will make you feel amazing.

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie on the Catwalk

The Pure London Fashion Show saw the official launch of Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie, the exciting new jewellery collaboration between iconic British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and luxury costume jewellers Adele Marie. We got front row seats at the catwalk where Eric Musgrave joined Zandra to see the new jewels explained and worn:

We’re loving Zandra’s layering of the necklaces and the huge clip on earrings!

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie

This weekend’s Pure London Fashion Show will see the iconic British Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes launch her range of vintage inspired jewellery in collaboration with Adele Marie, one of the premium costume jewellery brands we’ve stocked for some time due to it’s quality and style. We’re not ones to keep our faithful fashionistas waiting so while Zandra’s press office told us…

The collection draws inspiration upon Zandra’s iconic internationally renowned creations and bears the hallmarks of this fashion celebrity who is famous for her creative statements, striking prints and passionate views. Zandra’s vision for her new collection of jewels, is to infuse her unique and eclectic style with current fashion trends, to create a stunning modern day collection with sweeping statements from her earlier years. The Collection  incorporates the designer’s original textile work, featuring dramatic and unique prints, the range consists of retro necklaces, brooches and earrings.

The Zandra Rhodes Jewellery Collection transcends fashion and like her famous creations will become collector’s pieces of the future. Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie is unmistakably a Rhodes creation that exudes a timeless quality.

…it wasn’t enough! After a lot of long calls, bending people’s ears and general excitement we finally got some photos to share. This is a sample of a few of the key pieces:

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie bracelet

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie bracelet

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie necklace

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie necklace

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie earrings

Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie clip earrings

Finally we caught a shot of the woman herself.

Zandra Rhodes wearing Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Jewellery

Zandra Rhodes wearing Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie Jewellery to accessorise over Zandra Rhodes Couture

In the next few days we’ll be launching the Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie jewellery collection. Stock will be limited and we are inclined to agree with Zandra’s press officer that the jewels will become collector’s pieces of the future. Whether you’d wear them boldly or keep them as investment pieces, the collection is well made, beautifully packaged (in pink!) and a brilliant addition to Zandra’s legacy of fashion.

Update: You can now browse and buy the Zandra Rhodes for Adele Marie collection and watch Zandra Rhodes show her jewels on the catwalk at Pure London