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Venezia 2015

 

After the New Year revellers have swept up the ticker tape and left the Piazza St Marco. Before the carnival goers arrive in their masked grandeur. Late January is the perfect time to visit Venice for those who are happy to endure cold temperatures in favour of escaping throngs of tourists.

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The Wanderer Returns…

 A new year and, finally, a new blog post!

I must apologise for my absence of late. I’ve missed regularly musing on all things style related. But, it has been with good reason. Over the past two months, I’ve been focusing solely upon the launch of Gemma Redmond Vintage. Click on the ‘Shop’ link at the top of this blog and you’ll find the fruits of my labour (or should that be the ‘jewels’ of my labour). My online boutique is now ‘live’.

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Joan’s Jewels

Joan Rivers was a remarkable comedian. She had the power to make opinions that were so wrong seem so right. It was hard not to see the humour in her controversy and not to find her ability to ‘tell it like it is’ endearing. Yet, Joan was not just a comic. She was a highly skilled business woman too.
In the late 1980s, she decided to establish her own costume jewellery company. Joan was renowned for her style and it seemed logical for her to found a business which made her aesthetic accessible to all. She made a bold choice to sell her jewellery on the QVC shopping network and it proved to be the perfect outlet. On the TV she could use her great charisma to convey the beauty of her pieces and share her enthusiasm for costume jewellery over time.

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The International Jewellery Show…

Between 31st August and 2nd September 2014, the International Jewellery Show took place at Olympia in London. It’s an unmissable feature in the calendar of those in the fine and costume jewellery trade, providing opportunities for buying, networking and learning. Gemma Redmond Vintage visited the exhibition to research all that is involved in the jewellery industry.

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