03 September 2013

a trip to tatty devine

I was so excited to go to London not only to visit my best friend but also pop by to visit some brands and designers I have loved and worked with for awhile. Tatty Devine is one of them, I have admired their work for a long time and was so bummed when my schedule didn't work out when they came to the States a few months back to visit.

 When they heard I was visiting London for a few days they invited me to one of their stores and made me some necklaces. It was really fun to watch the process in person and also to watch customers buy in store. I'm a creep and love all aspects of consuming -- I love looking at linesheets and markups, and wholesale prices, and development processes, and seeing people take time and decide what to buy, too. Being a fashion blogger has given me privileged access to many aspects of the industry and it's never not fun to see every side. Customers at Tatty know exactly what they want and buy very quickly! It was a different experience than I've seen in most jewelry stores, I was really surprised.

Their famous eyelash glasses are some of my favorite glasses of all time, and you know how I feel about glasses. 

Would have loved the Frida necklace even more if they kept her unibrow. 

I got to make my own name necklace & phrase necklace during my visit for free, which was incredibly sweet of them. I had a hard time choosing what I wanted but in the end I think my choices will surprise no one that vaguely knows me, haha. 

See what I mean? So predictable haha. I bought a cute card while I was there, too, as a souvenir. I rarely document my daily life so I thought this post might be interesting, I haven't done a store visit post in years (remember my vintage store guides? probably should update those, they're circa 2008). If you're in London soon you should stop by their stores and say hi for me. 


EmmaM147 said...

What amazing pieces they're all so quirky!

Emma x


Sofie Marie said...

Have to admit I was never that into Tatty Devine, but these pictures are making me rethink their stuff (minus the removal of monobrow), those glasses are amazing! Plus it is cool that you get to see the inner workings of the industry, and geek up on the life of the product before its sold.

Also I just wanted to say I love your blog, and your outfits/writings and your anaylsis of all sorts of things, I always enjoy your posts and having thoughts to chew on after reading. I realised I rarely comment, and wanted to send some love!

Ana The Zeka said...

The crown they made for Suzy Bubble is one of my favourite fashion things ever since fashion blogs started appearing.

Diana said...

I haven't been wearing much jewelry lately (partly because i was in the process of moving to a different city and most of my stuff has been packed away for like three months, partly because i don't have much jewelry left that i really love and want to wear forever and ever) but this post is definitely changing my mind.

Sarah said...

Thanks for this, I didn't hear about Tatty Devine until you started posting about them. I've been looking for some good best friend jewelry that isn't some lame ass infinity sign.

Mirjam said...

Oh god, I had no idea about the existence of Tatty Devine and now....I'm IN LOVE!!!! :) That black sparkly lobster necklace will haunt me in my wet dreams forever <3 :)

Bethany Rose said...

Your necklace is everything. Like you are the lead star in a 1950's b movie horror and this is the typography for the hand painted poster!! :D

Also I wrote a little blog post to formulate some of my thoughts on the paper (the comme bits at least) and thought you might wanna see? It isn't written like a real academic person tho(!)


Hope you're well and happy



Carly said...

That photo of Frida Kahlo shows only a faint unibrow; to translate it into a sepia leather image, the faintness is lost completely. I don't think Tatty Devine would purposely eliminate part of her unique appearance.

Great photos!

Suzanne Amlin said...

I love Tatty Devine so much! It's so expensive though, it pains me. I must splurge on one someday because they are such conversation pieces!

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