Back in July, we braved one of the hottest days of the year to head to private members club, The Kings Head to shoot our 15th Birthday Collection! With giant cases of photography equipment, bags full of party supplies and lots of clothes, we took over the amazing venue to capture all fifteen pieces of jewellery on our models, Georgie Mae and Mireia.

Roar! This really wild fellow was hanging out in one of the first locations.

Everywhere we looked, there were outlandish decorations – even above the staircase!

Suffer from lepidopterophobia? You might not have been quite so fond of the butterfly room as we were.

The 15th Birthday Collection jewellery and a selection of Name Necklaces in rainbow colours were lined up ready to shoot.

Stylist Nao Koyabu brought an amazing selection of clothes, including some beautiful vintage pieces from our Brick Lane neighbours Beyond Retro.

Sparkles, sparkles everywhere! We fell in love with these sequinned numbers by Ashish.

Hair stylist Cee Cee Nulty and make up artist Bea Sweet were on hand to create the perfect look for each piece of jewellery. Bea knows exactly what we’re looking for – she’s modelled for Tatty Devine, too!

We were very excited to have photographer Eleanor Hardwick calling the shots on the day. You might have seen her dreamy Meadham Kirchhoff shoots and features in Rookie.

In between shots, our team looked through the day’s images to make sure they perfectly captured the birthday theme. We think they did a brilliant job!

Despite the temperature hitting 30°C, our models kept their cool and showed off the 15th Birthday jewellery to perfection. We loved Mireia in this royal blue vintage party dress, too!

Finally, the moment we were all waiting for arrived. Baking queen Susan of Smash Bang Dollop made our dreams come true and created an amazing birthday cake, complete with Italian meringue frosting and a magical surprise inside…

…rainbow layers! Georgie Mae and Mireia wasted no time getting stuck in – and getting covered in icing, too. Well, it was a party.

Thank you to everyone who made the shoot a reality – we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it happen!

Get your hands on the 15th Birthday Collection in our Brick Lane and Covent Garden stores and online now.

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Did you spot our very own store star Katie on BBC’s Don’t Tell The Bride last night? Groom James’ unsuspecting future bride Hollie left him to organise their wedding and the quick thinking fellow headed straight to our Covent Garden store to design bespoke Name Necklaces for the bridesmaids. We love the idea of wearing Tatty Devine on your wedding day, but Katie wasn’t too sure about making the nickname ‘Stinks’ for one of the ladies…

Katie helped James choose the perfect font (ladybug) and shining Shimmer Perspex for the bridesmaids’ Name Necklaces then set to work designing, laser cutting and hand finishing them on the spot.

As James headed off to get on with the next stage of his wedding planning, Katie crossed her fingers and wished him luck! After lots of planning and a mini dress disaster, James and Hollie headed to the Bussey Building in Peckham for their wedding ceremony.

Don’t the bridesmaids look lovely in their iridescent shimmer Name Necklaces and fruity headpieces?

Congratulations, Hollie and James! Watch their episode online now.

Fancy Name Necklaces for your bridesmaids? Enter the coupon code WEDDINGPARTY at checkout for 10% off when you buy 5 or more! Design your Name Necklaces now.

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Many months ago when Rosie and Harriet first started contemplating which jewellery to bring back in our 15th Birthday Collection, they immediately agreed that the Zip Necklace had to return! This super stylish statement necklace originally appeared as part of our Autumn Winter 2008 collection, Attack of the 50ft Jewellery and instantly became a Tatty Devine classic. Originally inspired by kitsch b-movies and larger than life versions of everyday objects, the Zip Necklace been worn by many a Tatty Devine fan – and some famous faces, too!

Join us as we celebrate our 15th Birthday with a look back at the Zip Necklace‘s illustrious history:

We’re big fans of electro punks Robots in Disguise (once they even took over our Brick Lane store for a crazy afternoon of makeovers, singing and fun!) so asking singer Sue Denim to model the Zip Necklace for us in 2009 was a no brainer.

Who can resist the beats of electro queen Peaches? Hot on the heels of her performance in our Brick Lane store, we asked Peaches to model the GIANT Zip Necklace for our campaign shoot in 2009.

That same year, we led a ceremonial parade from our Soho shop to the new Monmouth Street store in the heart of Covent Garden. Rosie accessorised her glamorous JC de Castelbajac leopard knit with the matt gold Zip Necklace – and red lipstick, of course!

Calling all Glee fans! We spotted Tina striking a pose in the matt gold Zip Necklace in the promotional shots for Season Four.

Tatty Devine isn’t just for girls, though! Our longtime friend and collaborator Rob Ryan is fond of wearing Perspex jewellery for a special occasion. Back in 2010, Rob rocked the bold and bright Zip Brooch at the launch of his limited edition collaboration with Lulu Guinness. Take a look at the mini film all about our fine collaboration, too. Rob’s wearing the classic black Zip Necklace with an AC/DC t-shirt!

 

 

In the original Autumn Winter 2008 collection, we made the Zip Necklace in matt gold, classic black and red, yellow and blue Perspex. In honour of our 15th birthday, we’ve recreated it in a luxurious gleaming mirror gold colour way, complete with matt gold detailing and intricate etching. Each and every necklace chain is adorned with a miniature heart charm featuring our initials and the year it first appeared, too!

Add the Zip Necklace to your collection and discover the full 15th Birthday Collection in our stores and online now.

Don’t forget to tweet and Instagram your photos with the hashtag #TD15!

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Fallen for our 15th Birthday Collection? We know deciding which pieces to add to your collection can be a very tricky process so we’ve asked Creative Director Harriet for her top picks! Discover the stories behind her must-have jewellery and add them to your ever growing wish list…

I was so excited when Tatty Devine fans voted for the Banana Necklace to return. It’s such a classic piece and I just had to wear it to our 15th Birthday Collection press preview at Southbank Centre. I seem to remember that I was listening to lots of Velvet Underground when I was designing it and there’s a definite nod to Andy Warhol. It’s a bit cheeky, too! Who could resist it?” 

“I really love the La Luna Moon Necklace. Rosie and I have always loved celestial themes and there’s a real Nineties feel to it, too. We’re always looking for new materials to work in and it’s the first time we used the beautiful opalescent Perspex. I couldn’t believe it when Mary Portas tweeted a photo of herself wearing it before the collection even launched!” 

“The Cutlass Necklace is inspired by the high seas and swashbuckling pirates. In fact, the entire Spring Summer 2006 collection was nautical themed. We’d just started working with our very own laser cutter and couldn’t resist experimenting with etching the silver mirror Perspex. It holds a special place in my heart, especially as I wore it to Pirate Day in Hastings and helped set a new Guinness World Record!” 

Thanks, Harriet! Stay tuned to find out Rosie’s top picks on the blog next week.

Discover the full 15th Birthday Collection in store and online now.

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It’s our fifteenth birthday! We’re very excited to be celebrating fifteen years of Tatty Devine so we’ve teamed up with DIY queen Tilly and the Buttons for a very special competition. Tilly is a true sewing star, from blogging how-to guides to hosting workshops and designing beautiful sewing patterns to inspire a new wave of dressmakers. She even starred on the Great British Sewing Bee last year!

Here at Tatty Devine HQ, there are lots of ladies who love nothing more than whipping up a new outfit to wear to work (you can see some of their handiwork here!). We’re over the moon to be giving away an amazing prize bundle of Tatty Devine and Tilly and the Buttons goodies worth over £150. What could be better to spur you on in your sewing adventures?

One lucky winner will receive:

  1. Zip Necklace from the 15th Birthday Collection
  2. A signed copy of Tilly’s book Love at First Stitch
  3. Tilly and the Buttons Coco Sewing Pattern
  4. Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Sewing Pattern
  5. Tilly and the Buttons Miette Sewing Pattern

Fancy bagging the prize? Here’s how to enter:

Simply like both Tilly and the Buttons and Tatty Devine on Facebook and comment on Tatty Devine’s Facebook competition post with your answer to our question.

This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and big congratulations to our winner, Hannah Flynn!

*The small print: To enter, like both Tatty Devine and Tilly and the Buttons pages on Facebook and comment on the competition post with your answer. We will randomly select one winner from all comments posted before midnight on 18th September 2014 and the winner will receive one Tatty Devine Zip Necklace, plus one signed copy of Love At First Stitch by Tilly Walnes, one Tilly and the Buttons Coco Sewing Pattern, one Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Sewing Pattern and one Tilly and the Buttons Miette Sewing Pattern. This competition is not open to Tatty Devine & Tilly and the Buttons employees, their families, agencies or anyone connected with Tatty Devine or Tilly and the Buttons. There is no cash alternative, and your prize is non-negotiable, and not refundable. We will notify the winner via Facebook and on this blog by 1pm on 19th September 2014 and if the prize isn’t claimed within two days of the winner being notified, Tatty Devine will randomly select another winner.

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London Fashion Week has officially kicked off in a flurry of street style photographers, fashionistas and lots of cups of coffee. We always head down to Somerset House to catch a presentation or two (including a very special show this Saturday – stay tuned for more news) and discover the latest up and coming designers. Not so long ago, Tatty Devine was one of them!

Back in 2000, Rosie and Harriet made their debut at Somerset House with one of our earliest collections, featuring hand embellished gem belts, dart flight pendants, tape measure rosettes and leather cuffs. Accompanied by a handmade glittering sequin sign with rainbow lettering (which still sits in pride of place in our East London studio), they presented Tatty Devine to the world – and never looked back!

Over the past fifteen years, we’ve appeared at London Fashion Week both to showcase our work and team up with like minded designers. Join us as we explore the archive and revisit some of our most iconic LFW moments:

In 2003, we showcased our Autumn Winter 2003 collection, Unreal Life as part of Fashion East alongside Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic. The collection didn’t just encompass jewellery – Rosie and Harriet created mini dresses, capes and jumpers all inspired by 1970s children’s film, The Singing Ringing Tree. British Vogue covered the catwalk show and captured every single look – see the full collection here. We even showed the very first version of the Wooden Bird Brooch (and a plectrum earring, too!)

Back in 2005, we teamed up with digital print pioneers Basso and Brooke to create accessories for their Autumn Winter 2005 collection. Inspired by the show’s title, The Succubus And Other Stories, we recreated axes, swords and shields as brooches and pendants in hand painted wood. Scantily clad sirens sat atop piles of treasure and keys became a key motif.

We love a sequin here at Tatty Devine HQ, so we were over the moon to create jewellery for king of sequins Ashish’s Spring Summer 2009 collection. From initial brooches to Pegasus Necklaces and laurel wreath inspired statement pieces, each piece epitomised the theme of ‘hard glamour’:

2009 saw us team up with designer Peter Jensen to create bunny-tastic accessories for his resort collection. Star of the show? Statement sunglasses in black and pink Perspex, complete with silhouette ears and whiskers and chunky charm bracelets featuring his signature rabbit logo:

They don’t come much more colourful than British designer Louise Gray! Just as her debut range for Topshop hit the shelves, the larger than life jewellery we designed for her Spring Summer 2013 show hit the catwalk. Louise’s hand scrawled slogans were laser etched and inked upon oversized mirror Perspex rings and shoulder-sweeping earrings shimmered with an iridescent finish: 

Watch out, the Little Monsters are coming! We revealed our upcoming collaboration with menswear designer Kit Neale at his Spring Summer 2015 LCM presentation. Launching in November, these cheeky little creatures are adorned in marabou feathers, googly eyes and tiny boots and can’t wait to find new homes in your jewellery box:

Exciting news! The studio has been a hive of activity this week as we prepare to reveal our top secret new collaboration. Make sure you tune into the London Fashion Week live stream on Saturday 13th September for your first look. Can you guess what it is…?

Kicking yourself for missing out on classic designs? Shop the 15th Birthday Collection in store and online now!

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Tatty Devine is officially fifteen! We’re very excited to launch our Charm Necklace Workshops this weekend at Southbank Centre as part of our month long 15th Birthday residency. You might have already spotted some sneaky peeks on Instagram but we wanted to give you an official virtual tour of the workshop space and pop up shop! Step this way to go behind the scenes at Thursday’s exclusive press preview…

 We’re here! You can’t miss us at the Southbank Centre Shop at Royal Festival Hall…

It wouldn’t be a party without treats and our guests enjoyed rainbow fruit, mini pastries, a glass of bubbly (or two!) and sipped orange juice in the cutest mini milk bottles by Bespoke Barware.

Who better than Rosie and Harriet to share the story behind the 15th Birthday Collection with the assembled crowd of journalists and bloggers? You’ll find key pieces from our Classic and Autumn Winter 2014 collections on sale, too.

 The amazing team at Boomf even surprised us with marshmallows digitally printed with our new 15th Birthday jewellery. We never thought we’d be able to eat the Banana Necklace!

It’s never too early to get crafting so we gave our guests the chance to try our jewellery making workshops for themselves.

Choosing the perfect combination of glittering Swarovski crystals proved rather tricky…

 … But with our jewellery making experts on hand, everyone soon picked up the technique and created their own unique Charm Necklace!

“Southbank Centre is such an iconic institution and it feels like the perfect place to celebrate 15 years of Tatty Devine. We can’t wait for the jewellery making workshops to launch this weekend – and to see the amazing Charm Necklaces everyone will create!”

- Harriet and Rosie

Planning a visit to our Southbank Centre jewellery making workshops? Find all the dates, details and more here. Don’t forget to tweet and Instagram snaps of your finished Charm Necklaces with the hashtag #TD15, too!

Discover the 15th Birthday Collection in store and online now.  

Thank you to our photographer Lucas Sinclair of Farelight Productions for capturing all the fun, too!

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Our 15th Birthday collection is here! We’re celebrating by giving away a free limited edition 15th Birthday Tote Bag with the first 50 online orders worth £50 or more.* Each classic white cotton canvas bag is printed with the birthday logo and only 250 have been made.

The celebrations continue in our Brick Lane and Covent Garden stores, too! Bag yourself a free Tote Bag with every purchase worth £50 or more from Thursday 4th September to Sunday 7th September.**

Our top picks? Go tutti frutti with the Banana Necklace, as voted for by Tatty Devine fans:

Add swashbuckling style to your wardrobe with the crystal embellished Cutlass Necklace:

 

 

Channel South Pacific with the bold and bright Cocktail Umbrella Necklace:

 

Well, what are you waiting for? Shop the full 15th Birthday Collection now.

*To qualify for a free Tote Bag with your order, simply spend £50 in a single transaction excluding delivery. First 50 orders placed after 10am 04/09/2014 only. It’s time to treat yourself! ** One Tote Bag per customer.

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We just can’t wait to kick off our 15th birthday celebrations this weekend! Do you share your big day with us? If you’re celebrating your birthday on Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th September, bring any proof-of-age to our Brick Lane or Covent Garden stores and receive a FREE Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy Name Necklace.*

From photos of your collection to snaps from our jewellery making workshops, don’t forget to join in the fun on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TD15!

*Limited numbers available.

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Exciting news! We’ve folded up our lab coats and packed up all our pliers, chains and Perspex. The reason? Our Manchester concession is headed to a brand new home in Selfridges Exchange.

From Monday 1st September, pop in and design your dream Name Necklace on the spot at our concession. Choose from pretty pastels to bold brights, glitter and mirror and exclusive seasonal colour ways and find the perfect font to suit you. Take your pick from a silver or golden chain and finish off your bespoke necklace with a cute charm – the shape is up to you!

Don’t forget to tweet and instagram us a photo of your custom Name Necklace with the hashtag #tattydevine.

Need your Name Necklace on the spot? You can visit our Tatty Devine concessions in Selfridges in Birmingham and Selfridges Oxford Street in London, too. See you soon!

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