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Friday, November 15, 2013

Sylver & Shackel.

Models: Sydel, Alex, Natasha and Emily from Kirsty Bunny. Photos by me. 

On a lovely Wednesday evening I was invited to Sylver & Shackel's one year anniversary and new collection launch at Willis York. 

I know Sylvie (pictured above) as my colleagues lovely french wife - one of the sweetest people I've met and has an amazing creative passion to boot. The other half of this duo team is Joanna Shackel. All of the pieces are hand-made and items for the pieces are sourced from a variety of places, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, stirling silver, fabrics and vintage items are used to make these beautiful items that are so very wearable.

There are four mini-collections within this season - Collective ID brings stamped metal to necklaces and earrings with cute slogans like 'Bisou Bisou' (meaning Kiss Kiss in French), but can also be stamped with a slogan or names of your choice to be personalised.

Rocco is their rock-chic collection which brings mixed metals, chains, and charms for a heavier style.

Les Classiques is a timeless collection of earrings and necklaces in a style that will never go out of fashion. I bought the beautiful earrings in the first photo which are called the 'Gatsby' earrings. A lot of this collection is inspired by the beautiful 1920s era with long chains that can be wrapped around your neck or leave as is. Probably my favourite collection.

The In Temporal collection incorporates beautiful vintage finds and re-vamps them for a new life! This collection also features vintage kimonos hand sewn with sequin appliques.

The evening was a roaring success - Willis York was decked out with two bars, where two cocktails were specially created for the evening - a lychee martini and a sort of grapefruit berry mojito. Both were delicious.

Four gorgeous models showed off the four personalities of their collections - which was a lovely touch.

Willis York is always such a beautiful location for such an event, the loft-style space has the most amazing light and it's no wonder why so many people use the space for photoshoots and events alike.

I'm going to be looking at buying a couple of items as gifts for Christmas this year! I definitely think you should too! I'm sure your mum would like a Collective ID necklace with your siblings names on it.



  1. Thank you so much Olivia, for your vote of confidence- it was such a great evening and lovely to see you there. Your photos are amazing!
    xoxoSylvie and Jo

  2. What a wonderful event! I could not make it and was very sorry to have missed it. The jewellery is whimsical and fun, very refined and "with a long shelf life", contrary to other fads and fashions. I commend the young designers and creators. Both Joanna and Sylvie are so talented!, Watch this space!

  3. What a wonderful evening! The talent and whimsical quality of the jewellery was outstanding. I've seen photos, and videos... so sorry I couldn't make it. Well done! The artists, very special: Sylvie and Joanna have launched and created something "timeless" like all good jewellery, beyond fads and fashions.