Friday, 17 January 2014

Barbie Jewellery aka Barbie has reincarnated on Anne’s stalls at Bricklane Market

This weekend I had friends over here from Bristol. Claire and Paul once were one off couchsurfers, but by now we are friends and they visit London and me regularly. This weekend I took them over to Bricklane, knowing that they would love it. I was right :) Both of them submerged themselves in the stalls of the many screen printed t-shirts, in the quirky vintage shops all around the area, the food market with its Ethiopian offerings and the Renegade Craft Fair.

Towards the end of the market where it becomes a fleemarket, and usually people sell off their old bits and bobs with the women selling fruits shouting ‘Banana banana banana’, repeating at least a dozen times in a minute, there is a man with a van selling brand new shoes for pennies.

I have not seen this man for ages but if I am there let’s give it a go and check it :) we thought. Brands like Timberland, River Island, Schuh and Irregular Choice are included in his variety. These shoes are usually over 80 pounds in shops whereas here you can find bargains for 6-8pounds for a pair :) real leather, really good condition…basically they are new but maybe they were ex-displays or store returns etc.

Well the man was not here, but we found something very interesting :) There was a little table in the middle of the square covered with doll legs, faces, arms, hands etc. When we approached the table it turned out these were all part of bold fashion jewellery. Anne, a chic French girl creates these amazing jewellery from unwanted pieces that she can find in fleemarkets or in charity shops. She has plenty of earrings and necklaces using Barbie doll pieces. Another necklace was made out of old plastic dinosaurs in all possible colours of the rainbow. It reminded me of my childhood when I was a big dinosaur fan :) they are all really cool and well made! Hand-made! Hence they are all one-of-a-kind pieces, that would look lovely on anyone on a night out! :) Girls wearing her jewellery would definitely have some attention!

Barbie Jewellery One of a kind
Barbie Jewellery One of a kind
Please check out her website too! It is fab!

As she mentioned some stores in Bricklane already had interest in her pieces, so I really wish the best for her and lots of success with the jewellery! Soon enough I might be able to report about her pieces of jewellery found in the quirky Bricklane shop windows!

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