Saturday, October 29, 2011


My favourite combination is diamonds and pearls, even if it is zircon or strass, clear crystal with fresh water pearls, cultured or even faux pearls. Who cares! I like beautiful, classy pieces, The ones than can make you feel glamourous, elegant, on the top of the world, no matter its value. 

And, of course, preferably a vintage jewelry piece, something with a soul, a story.

Symbolizes constancy, faith, loyalty and strength.
Symbolizes deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity and wealth.
Symbolizes health, hope and youth, brilliance, courage, generosity and health.
Symbolizes brilliance, constancy, excellence, innocence, invulnerable faith, joy, life, love and purity.
Symbolizes spring, rebirth, hope, peace and tranquility.
Symbolizes beauty, faithfulness, humility innocence, integrity, modesty, and purity.
Symbolizes beauty, charity, daintiness, dignity, happiness, love and passion.
Symbolizes divine love, marital happiness vivacity and power.



Symbolizes calmness, constancy, contemplation, hope, innocence, purity, truth and virtue.



Symbolic of confidence, happiness, hope, innocence, prayer and tender love.
Symbolizes divine goodness, eager love, fidelity, friendship, gentleness and integrity.
Symbolizes earth, happiness, good health, hope, prosperity and success.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pearls, pearls pearls

Pearls never go out of style.  They are always a classy and traditional wardrobe accessory that will ever be part of an  elegant, sophisticated, timeless and classic look.

The classic strand by some celebrities: 

 Grace Kelly
 Marilyn Monroe
Elizabeth Taylor
Amy Winehouse

  Katherine Heigl
Scarlett Johansson
 Sarah Jessica Parker

Monday, October 10, 2011

Discovery Sale

New customers in  " Absolutely Fabulous!"  at Dawanda  will be rewarded with a 15% discount , from Tuesday (11.10.2011) at 10am CEST, till Monday (17.10.2011)

The online marketplace for unique and designer items, one of kind gifts and handmade products of all types.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4th is animal rights day

The Universal Declaration of Animal Rights was adopted by the International League of Animal Rights in 1977, proclaimed the following year. It was subsequently approved by the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in April-October, 2007.

Animal Welfare Day is observed all over the world today 4th October all over the world.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Vintage Condition Grading System

A large majority of vintage items have been worn and are not new unless stated. So, some wear should be expected. However, it is possible to buy vintage stuff in a great condition.

I don't buy something that I consider inferior just because it has a well known brand name. If the pictures aren't clear, if I feel unsure for any reason, I prefer to ask people to specify if there is any damage or irregularities.

This glossary can serve as a guide for vintage lovers. Some sellers have similar grading systems.

New Old Stock (NOS):

Never worn or used vintage item with original store tags or packaging. Also known as Dead Stock.

Item is in perfect original or restored condition. It is not damaged or faded in any way. All original details and decorations are intact and no alterations or changes to the original item have been made.

Excellent or near mint:
Item is intact and has been gently-worn or used without any signs of wear or damage.

Very Good:
Item is intact but the decorations or item details show some signs of wear.

Item is intact but the decorations or item details may be damaged or missing.

Item is wearable or usable but may have missing decorations.

Design inspiration only. Item is NOT WEARABLE or USABLE due to the overall condition. Fabric or paper deterioration is evident, or the delicate condition of the item predisposes use other than display, rental for design purposes or private collection.

Sometimes the diference between "excelent" and "very good" is subjective... Because of that, if buying online,  be careful and take your time to make a judgement.

My rule: I only list items which I would be happy buying or receiving myself. I try to describe and photograph with the outmost accurately and, of course, people are free to ask me any questions.