07 September 2010

FIRST LOOK: Amanda Wakeley for Ernest Jones!

Is it just me or is anyone else in the mood for diamonds? Came back to work yesterday after two weeks off and felt almost tearful on the bus at the thought of deadlines and tight shoes and waistbands again. Fear not, fashionista girlfriends. I haven’t completely lost the plot. It’s only 24 hours in and I’m happily back in Berardi. But the little fantasy I had on the top deck as I stared into space and thought that black diamonds would be a perfect back-to-school boost was spookily fulfilled at my breakfast this morning.

In spite of the tube strike, managed to make it for coffee with Amanda Wakeley at 8.30am and was rewarded with a sneak peak at the collection she has done for Ernest Jones. Have been intrigued for a while by how the high street jewellery have chic-ed up their offering. Amanda’s capsule collection is the latest in an expansion that is keeping prices low on precious pieces. I’m planning to accessorise my autumn minimalist tailoring with as many of these diamond rings as I can afford. At £99 each I reckon I can manage a decent stack. But also loving them as a discreet trim of sparkle when worn on their own. They go on line this weekend and in store next week. Join the queue girls.

- Paula Reed


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