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Off the Shoulder Tops and Tweed Breeks

I wanted to create a top that would work with my wool trousers: a top that would enhance the casual comfort and wearability of my tweed pants and create an outfit that was flattering, feminine and stylish. 

Using the basis of a dress design that I made a few years ago, I kept the off shoulder neckline, the empire waistline and flared skirt, adding a stiff wide hem, exaggerated sleeves and a zip all the way down the back.

And because I like mixing tweed with Liberty prints, this Liberty cotton poplin version is a wee bit toned down in shape: slightly shorter, the skirt not so flared and the sleeves not so wide but big and bold in colour and print.

Not sure which style I prefer but, I think, both tops make wearing tweed breeks a wee bit more glamorous and just that little bit more special when you add this wonderful necklace 'Nature' by The Jewelry Story.

"Poster Girl"

Absolutely thrilled to have been asked to take some photographs of The Jewelry Story's new necklace 'Nature' for their upcoming exhibition at SIERAAD, Amsterdam.

Nature is a super long necklace made of wood. It is handmade and 2 meters long.

A real eye-catcher, but in a modest way.

The circles or small rounds are made of beech wood. The circles have their natural wood color. The side of the circles is ribbed and is painted very light white.

The wooden circles are 18 mm. in cross-section.

Between the wooden beads circles you see beads or tubes of matted gray hematite.

Nature is super light in weight. (In spite of its length)

The length of the necklace is 200 cm long.

This same 2 meter long necklace is also available with a beautiful handmade leather closure. The closure is designed by us and is made of supple leather in beautiful natural colors.Because of the closure, it is possible to wear the necklace in different ways. (See model on the black and white photo)  - The Jewelry Story

Hope to see you there x