By now I’m sure most of you will be familiar with Tatty Devine (and if not, shame on you!) – by no means is it a brand that needs introducing. I used to have quite an obsession with jewellery throughout my teens, and even now I really love the idea of wearing random shapes and objects around my neck, a la Tatty!
I stumbled upon Tatty Devine in a small feature in Kerrang! magazine years ago, back during my ‘grunger’/teenie bopper emo phase, and since then I’ve been a real fan of their fun and quirky aesthetic. Having grown up in the countryside without much inspiration around me in terms of fashion (sob story, I know…) it was a real personal achievement when I discovered that there was jewellery out there that wasn’t anything like what I was used to seeing in high street shops! (My hometown, as adorable as it may be, is hardly a fashion capital, with New Look it’s only ‘proper’ clothes shop!)
It sounds silly to me now, to think that there was a time when I couldn’t find anything unusual, bar my visits to Camden, especially when I spend half of my time on the internet looking at all kinds of strange creations nowadays!
Fine jewellery (and fine art for that matter… pop art all the way!) is totally wasted on me, unfortunately, and if I ever get married I’d happily trade in a diamond for some sort of wacky statement ring, which is why Tatty Devine appeals to me 100%. (I’m not a girl of tradition at all, can you tell? Haha.) I was really lucky and excited about the fact that my university arranged for founder Rosie and Harriet to come in to talk to us about how Tatty Devine came to be – they’re a very inspiring pair, and very down to earth, to boot!
Meeting Rosie and Harriet got me really excited about the brand again, and has seen me trawling the site obsessing over all of their adorable little animal trinkets and otherwise… there’s one piece I’m really in love with at the moment, which I’m saving for my next Lust List – although for anyone who follows me on Twitter, it probably won’t come as a big surprise because I got a little bit too obsessed with it that day!
I’ve had little ventures into jewellery making, myself, and this has been the kick I’ve been waiting for to get started up again – so, watch this space! : )
P.S If you’re an animal lover like me, I can guarantee that Tatty will have something you’ll fall in love with! Isn’t this little Fox brooch adorable?!