Tamzin Lillywhite Leather Accessories: Dekard Choker

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TamzinLillywhite-chokerOne of the nicest things about blogging has been the opportunity to meet my fashion idols: designers, fellow bloggers and inspirational brands alike.  This post makes me feel good just writing it, because I’m wearing my new Dekard choker from Tamzin Lillywhite‘s leather accessories collection – a designer I have watched grow since I was in NYC and who I finally got to meet (over a cocktail or two!) in London last month.

Tamzin’s accessories are hand-crafted using traditional saddlery techniques, using the highest quality English leathers and solid brass fastenings.  Her pieces have been styled for vast number of fashion publications and I see them crop up everywhere – it was on the London underground I saw her Peleus mask blown up within an advertisement for signer Nicole Moudaber’s album ‘Believe’ – and recently her Pony Ear Bridle was worn by Cara Delevingne.

Tamzin comes across as very passionate about her work  and has collaborated with others to showcase her style in different ways; working in partnership with Lascivious lingerie and P & Co. Clothing.  To see more of Tamzin’s designs click HERE to visit her website.  I hope you will love her accessories as much as she loves making them.

Photos: Bethany Morton Photography.  Wearing: Jumpsuit by Shona Joy.

With thanks to Tamzin Lillywhite for my Dekard choker.

 

StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Tamzin Lillywhite

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Tamzin Lillywhite, Blog Reader, is one of the most intriguing leather accessories designers I know of.  Her accessories have graced countless fashion publications – handmade from start to finish in England they boast a fabulous design quality.

For autumn winter 2012 Lillywhite’s collection showed a Joan of Arc, Statue of Liberty-esque theme.  Leather corsets, spiked crowns and cross body bags (akin to a quiver for holding arrows) denote a tough yet feminine armour for the wearer.  Actually Tamzin’s bags are some of my favourite pieces from her collections overall, beginning with her very first range in 2011.

This skirt-harness from Tamzin Lillywhite was a piece I noticed in the HPR London showroom at their Press preview day.  I love the drama of the design and how the back of it sits over a style like this fishtail-like dress from BCBG Max Azria. As an introduction to the designer I hope these images encourage you to check her out in more detail – her chokers and cuffs especially make lovely gifts for anyone who leans towards this particular style.

Happy Sunday, Blog Reader.  Today I have to get my warrior-woman on for the gym (it’s always a struggle to get active at weekends…) there may be some St Patrick’s day celebrations after – happy St Paddy’s Day everyone!

Photos: The amazing William Williams.