We Are Popping Up! POP x John + Pearl

We are super excited to invite you to the launch of our pop-up shop, POP x JOHN+PEARL!
On Wednesday the 15th of July we will hold a launch for our pop-up shop in Brixton, London at new shipping container village Pop Brixton.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chatter at our launch on Wednesday 15th July  in our very own a wood-clad tropical themed shipping container in Brixton’s newest event space POP Brixton.
We are launching our new AW15 collection, Vorpal on the night, as well as selling current season jewels and discounted past-season lines (up to 60% off RRP).
We’ll have some tasty tapas-y bites from Donostia Social Club, Wine from New Zealand Wine Cellar + tunes from CHOPSHOP as well as an Instagram photo booth run by our pals We Are Studio!
If you cannot make the launch, the shop is open every day, Tuesday the 14th to Sunday the 19th July.

We are hosting a series of mini events including live Periscope feeds, designer interviews, and jewellery-making workshops. For updates on what’s on throughout the week see twitter andInstagram @johnandpearl and follow the hashtags #POPxJP and #POPBrixtonshop

For all info, visit our event page on facebook or book tickets for events here!

See you at POP!
🌴🌴🌴
J+P x

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Game Of Thrones: The Definitive Fashion Guide

Like it or not, Game of Thrones is back on our screens on Sky on Monday.
Prepare for more dramatic Facebook posts from obsessive friends on medieval love-triangles and speculation about who will be the next major character to lose a head.
We have created a fashion guide for three of our favourite G.O.T tribes that is so accurate that you could walk on set and they’ll think you are an extra! What clan are you, Night’s Watch, Targaryen or White Walker?!
Nights_watch_johnandpearlYou love grunge, feathers and tats. You only wear black. You are quite sensitive. Your clan includes a lot of hipsters; the Olsen Twins, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. You are fiercely loyal and fond of crows and you probably own a dog, a big wolf-like dog. You know nothing.
GET THE LOOK
1. Feather Cape – Biba – £65
2. Nohea Necklace – John & Pearl – £182
3. Crow Print Shirt – Aguri Sagimori – £230
4. Leather Leggings – Reiss – £495
5. Feather Bag – Angel Jackson – £308
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You love boho, are fresh out of the nineties and are partial to a skimpy greek-style robe.
Every day is a toga party for you and you think more is more when it comes to jewellery.
Tribe members include Shakira, Sienna Miller and Nicole Ritchie. Fake tan and bleach are your two best buds and you have a loyal following of burly male aides.
GET THE LOOK
1. Orchid Pendant – John & Pearl – £100
2. Embroidered silk-chiffon maxi dress –ALICE + OLIVIA – £515
3. Daquiri Woven Ribbon Bracelet – John & Pearl – £75
4. ‘Shona’ Gold Heeled Gladiator Sandals – Miista – £135
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People think you should chill out a bit, you take fashion way too seriously. Some people
think you are a bit cold and you love experimenting with coloured contacts.
Your tribe includes Lady Gaga and Jean Claude Van Damme (The resemblance is UNCANNY in the Coors Light advert!)

GET THE LOOK
1. ‘Lani’ Crystal Earrings – John & Pearl – £99
2. Eyelet-trimmed cotton-blend twill top – 3.1 PHILLIP LIM – £310
3. Polarised Sunglasses – Ray Ban – £188
4. ‘Rivington’ chain clutch bag in Silver Whistles – £85
5. Stan Smith trainers in white – Adidas – £87

Thanks for reading! If you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk

D.I.Y Easter Eggs, Glitter and Blue Fingers

Happy Easter from J&P! We love being creative, so to celebrate the season of guilt-free mass chocolate consumption, we created a little stop-motion Easter video! Click below to play.

To make your own dyed eggs for Easter there are some great tutorials about. For hard boiled edible eggs check out the tutorial on brilliant blog Honestly YUM.

We used hollowed hen eggs but duck eggs (which are white, not brown to begin with) will give a brighter colour.

To do them like ours, follow these steps:-

  1. Prick holes in either end of the egg with a large needle, making a larger hole at the wide part of the egg then from the egg’s pointy end, blow hard to push all the yolk and white out over a bowl.
  2. Next you dye them in a bath of food colouring. Mix up 2 tbsp of white vinegar to one cup of hot water and about 12 drops of food colouring. (I got impatient and brushed the dye on, hence the blue fingers!)
  3. When the eggs are dyed to the desired colour, remove and allow to dry then flick with metallic paint and glitter to created speckles.

For our video, we went the extra mile and sawed them in half to create our pop-open eggs. The sawing is not easy at all and I wouldn’t recommend trying as the shells are so delicate! We used a jewellers saw and micro-fine blade and broke a few in the process!

Have a go and make some fun mess! Our prep pics are below.

    

1. Prick holes in the eggs                          2. Dye (or brush on dye)

    

3. Splatter with flecks (gold/blue etc)        4. Go create!

Thanks for reading! If you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk

J x

Maths For Your Health: Three Smoothies To Supercharge Your Morning

We are almost into Spring here in London but it is still a bit grey – let’s push through into summer with some delicious pastel-hued healthy smoothies!

We love colour at John & Pearl and drinking rainbow coloured juices is a fast and relatively fuss free way to get your 5-a-day, so here are our top blends.

To keep it simple I whipped up an infographic of twelve immunity boosting ingredients and three ways to use them. Personally – my favourite is the Coconana – inspired by a smoothie I LOVE from Rosie’s Cafe in Brixton, which is near our studio. (Go visit them – they do amazing stuff!)

Super Hero Smoothies Infographic

Thanks for reading! If you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk

J x

Three Great Cafes for Creative Thinking

You’ll see us gazing into space and scratching sketches in our Moleskine notebooks. We are creative entrepreneurs and we are coming to a coffee shop near you.
There has been a massive rise in the number of people I have met recently doing it for themselves. I have friends working in London as fashion designers, photographers, video bloggers and writers. For all of us, either regularly or in the early stages of setting up, there is a shared need for space.
With rents in cities like London soaring, something great that has been born out of the lack of space, an emergence of mobile workers coming together in shared work environments; cafes saturated with creative thoughts and fingers tapping on Mac Books.
Cafes are catching on to the idea and creating collaborative hubs with snug sofas and artisanal coffee.
I travel around Europe quite a bit for fashion weeks and store visits so here are three of my favourite spots for inspiration seeking individuals to get out of the office and into creative head space.

AntiCafé – (multiple locations in Paris & Rome)anti-cafe-12

An ace cafe chain in Paris and Rome with a collaborative atmosphere openly targeting students and freelancers.

For few euros per hour they provide you unlimited with coffee and tea, snacks and fruits, fast Wi-Fi and access to a projector, printer, scanner and… board games! They will even let you bring in your own food/soft drinks.

Mitte – Carrer de Bailèn, 86 Barcelona
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A great place for some peace off the busy Barcelona streets. They do coffee, cake, snacks, healthy looking lunches, cava and G&Ts in a lounge-y setting with plenty of comfy sofas. It is a mixed crowd with some people catching up over drinks, book clubs and a cute exhibition space that was a collaboration with a Japanese collective when we visited. The staff are great and are the right side of attentive, so you don’t feel like an inconvenience but do feel attended when you want to be.
Salt Cafe – Morningside, Edinburgh salt cafe

I am biased here because this place is my brother’s place, but it is definitely worthy of its place on this list. Although it says it is a cafe, Salt offer some really delicious locally sourced food from Scottish Langoustines to freshly baked cakes. During Edinburgh Festival in August, it is a great place to escape to madness and do some planning or have a casual working lunch. Check them out on Facebook and see for yourself!

Thanks for reading! if you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk
J x

The PIGMENT collection – SS13

Check out our gorgeous John & Pearl PIGMENT collection look book!

Shot at sunny Brockwell Park Lido with beautiful model Sophie Lewis and Polly Haile on camera.
Such an ace day. (Begun with a misty head from birthday celebrations involving WAY too much cava!)
We shot down at fab pub The Railway Tavern and then on to Brockwell Lido for some poolside glamour.

The sun held out for us and all in all it was a great day! Check it out and tell us what you think! xx

Pearl’s Picks – Get Colour Blocking!

Colour Block with DKNY, who launch their SS13 collection today at New York Fashion Week
1. John & Pearl “Coco” necklace – £99
2. DKNY circle miniskirt – £245
3. DKNY suede pumps – £215
4. John & Pearl “Petra” bracelet – £70
5. American Apparel “Burning Rose” Tee – £26

Pearl’s Picks – Keep it Colourful! -31/08/12

Don’t let autumn creep up on you yet! Keep it colourful in bright block colours and shades… the sun is still out!
1. Jeepers Peepers “Franz” shades – £16
2. H&M Lace Tee – £14.99
3.Lu Flux Grass Skirt – £485
4. Essie “Miss Fancy Pants” Polish – £9.95
5. John & Pearl “Lily” Necklace – £130

Pearl’s Picks – Transitional -30/08/12

Embrace the new season with brightly coloured transitional accessories!
1. John & Pearl “Alex” Earrings, £26
2. YAELLE “Hamsa Tropic” Scarf, £145
3. MiH “Oslo” Jeans, £165
4. John & pearl “Polly” Bracelet, £80
5. John & pearl “Alyssa” Bracelet, £99

Pearl’s Picks – 29/08/12

How to wear your "Kate" necklace
Team classic casuals with studded accessories and pastel nails!
1. Splendid Cotton Jersey Dress – £100
2. John & Pearl “Kate” Necklace – £96
3. Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish – £9.95
4. Gienchi Silver Glitter High Top Trainers – £230