The Electric Lady

Jewellery collar in the target exclusive edition cover of The Electric Lady, the second studio album by American recording artist Janelle Monáe.zMsX3uG-792249

Unusual collars and necklines on

My selection of catchy collars and necklines from

Meghan Fabulous

Jabot and straight collar by Unconditional and dyed collar by Simeon Farrar

Beaded neckline and wet-look nylon top featuring a round neckline with a large shirred collar by ASOS Collection

Spot mesh blouse featuring a round neckline and a lace bib insert and a sheer black T-shirt featuring a round neckline with a beaded snake motif by ASOS Collection

V-neckline with a contrast ribbon trim by French Connection; Embellished neck by ASOS Collection.

Jewel neck shift dress by Warehouse and a round embroidered neckline by ASOS Collection

New Year with New Collars!

Cabinet has produced an amazing collection of new collars for 2012! Have a look at the LOOK BOOK 2012 were you can find elegant feminine collars for real women and beautiful jewellery. Collars of Cabinet look really sublime and luxurious. Wearing such collars for me means to look gently. I think they deserve being displayed in a museum, and definitely they will become sought after accessories in decades at vintage stores. So it is really a good bargain for the next year!

More photos of collars below:

French Vintage Hammered Metallic Dress Collar with a tuxedo of Dolce&Gabbana!

COSMO Bride magazine – Oct/Nov 2011 – Ballerina Girl. Photographer: Chiara Romagnoli. Stylist: Sally Dixon

Cabinet Studios was established in 2008 by a designer duo of Gemma & Zara both studied Textile Design at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Cabinet Studios represents a contemporary elegance that combines delicate Englishness with exotic bohemia. Emphasis is placed upon individuality and self expression, with pieces designed to be mixed and matched to achieve a uniquely personal signature. In my opinion, Gemma and Zara have developed their recognisable collar style. Even if you don’t see the label you still know it’s Cabinet.

One of my favourites!

Vintage Pink Ruffle Collar


 A screenshot from the Concerto Visual Book.

Plastic collars by Sarah Angold

Plastic collars by Sarah Angold will be included in the chapter “Collars as accessories” of my book about fashion collars.

Following the success of her first two jewellery ranges, Sarah Angold was showcasing her third collection at London Fashion Week last September.

This season, Angold’s architectural style of layering and mathematical graduation finds its inspiration in the London skyline and the geometric shapes of the city’s construction sites. Her fascination with material innovation can be seen in the studio’s inventive use of laser cut acrylic, non precious metals and industrial fastenings.

(I took this photo at the exhibition in Somerset House)

Angold’s dynamic pieces have been on show during New York Fashion Week this season as part of Faster by Mark Fast’s presentation at Milk Studios, New York.  She has also collaborated on the London Fashion Week Catwalk at Somerset House.

Sarah Angold Studio houses a multidisciplinary team, with professional experience across ten different design sectors, from fashion to product and vehicle design. Described by the Design Museum as a ‘young designer to watch’, Angold’s rapidly expanding client list already includes Selfridges, Swarovski, Hussein Chalayan, Toyota Japan, Seymourpowell, the Design Museum, Textile View Magazine and the Royal College of Art. The broad scope of the studio’s work, including lighting, visual merchandising and installation, is clearly an influence on the structure and materiality of the jewellery pieces.

Sara Angold also designs amazing futuristic bracelets and earrings which you can find on her official website. Stockists include Tate Modern, Beyond the Valley, Gill Wing (all London), Interior Angle Gallery (Essex) and

The studio welcomes bespoke or collaborative projects of all kinds.