New arrivals at Takashimaya!

July 24th, 2013

Available at Granny’s Day Out, The Gift Box, Takashimaya Level 3.

Beautiful Edwardian necklace from the 1910s. It’s so pretty!

Vintage designer jewellery! 1970s Givenchy brooch.

Vintage perfume bottle worn as a pendant on a chain, from the 1970s!

Vintage bracelets to adorn your wrist!

Vintage 1930s rose carved necklace

Brooches galore!

Gorgeous 1960s neck piece featuring little floral enamel squares linked together, with tassel drops.

Old world glamour at GDO! 1950s crystal earrings from the UK, never worn



About “The Art of Adornment”

March 20th, 2012

FINALLY. A photo shoot dedicated to vintage costume jewellery!

If you’re anything like us, you just might understand.

1. Perhaps you’re the sort of woman who changes her jewellery every day.
2. Perhaps you’re the sort who decides – in reverse – what jewellery to wear, before picking out an outfit.
3. You ponder over whether you should adorn the neck, ears or wrists.
4. You mull over wearing earrings and a necklace together is too much.
5. You contemplate how many huge rings you can possibly stack on your fingers without them getting in the way of eating and typing.
6. Perhaps you don’t hide your jewellery in a velvet box. Instead, you display it for all – more likely, just you – to see.
7. You marvel at the construction of old jewellery and mutter under your breath, “They just don’t make them like this anymore.”

It’s borderline obsession. And we hope we don’t sound airy in our heads.

“The Art of Adornment” is devoted to chunky vintage jewellery: the bigger, the bolder, the better.

For the shoot, we photographed a lovely girl by the name of Michelle Yow. The scene was set at House and Beauty Emporium – two spaces beautifully awash with natural light in the Dempsey area.

Blessed with big doe eyes, sun-kissed skin and an infectious smile, Michelle was a breeze to shoot. We draped her with baubles from the ‘50s to the ‘80s, each piece a statement on its own – neither shy or reticent, nor meant for shrinking violets. Easily taken from day to night, dressed up or down, these fun, easy trinkets add spunk to any simple outfit.

Many heartfelt thanks to Spa Esprit for the use of their premises; Larry Yeo, makeup extraordinaire and hairstylist Alvin Foh of Ritz Hair Salon for their time and talent; and our photographer friend Vernon Leow for these lovely images!

For enquiries on these vintage gems, call our hotline at 6336 9774!

Model: Michelle Yow
Make-up: Larry Yeo, using Majorlica Majorca cosmetics,
Hair: Alvin Foh of Ritz Hair Salon using Loretta products
Stylist: Kyra Ching
Text: Loh Hsiao Ying
Photographer: Vernon Leow
Location: House and Beauty Emporium

Cameo pendant 1920s

March 5th, 2012

IMAGINE HAVING your profile carved on a pendant!

We love cameos, and this one’s from the 1920s.

Vintage cameo pendant 1920s
Vintage cameo pendant 1920s


March 5th, 2012

THIS FABULOUS owl brooch has green rhinestone eyes, stylized feathers and pointed ears! The body also opens up to reveal a compartment with beautiful filigree work on the base.  This was used to hold solid perfume. Marked “Avon”.