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Wee find: The Empress Dowager’s New Jewels

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I’ve been meaning to post about the multi-faceted talents of The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things, one of Wee Birdy’s long-time supporters and bloggy-pals. Writing a blog has its good times and bad, but one of the most unexpected joys is stumbling across some kindred like-minded souls who have been incredibly supportive as well as lots of fun.

When she’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Sydney-based Likkle Girl is blogging about her incredible fashion finds (I love this canvas faux fox stole from one of her favourite designers, Slow and Steady wins the Race)…

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her thrifty road trip adventures in Australia…

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and making these extraordinarily beautiful fabric necklaces, which she has dubbed The Empress Dowager’s New Jewels

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The pieces are hand-stitched using a variety of vibrant prints and discontinued Marmimekko fabric to create a string of ‘jewels’, which her grandmother referred to as ‘jiap-boh’ (literally ‘join cloth’ in the Teochew dialect). 

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And here I am modelling my 'New Jewels' this morning …

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New additions have recently been added to her online shop (click here to check it out), but Sydney-siders may also like to view the Likkle Girl’s work in person when she pops up at The Little Bazaar (‘An Out-of-the-Ordinary Handmade Jewellery & Objects Market’) at The Beresford tomorrow, Saturday 26 September from 11am-6pm. Click here to check out all the details.

  • http://likklegirl.blogspot.com the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things

    Dear Top Bird,
    Thank you for the lovely and extremely glowing write-up (and plug)! And for being one of the first to say “hello” on my likkle blog and still visiting.
    I love the New Jewels on you. And your pretty smock top! I hope you’ll enjoy wearing them for a long time.
    Will keep you posted re: Little Bazaar. I hope others will see their tongue-in-cheek value like we do. xxx

  • http://www.top5photos.wordpress.com Helena

    Ah, beautiful! I especially like the first picture – the combo of the top and necklace is perfect.

  • http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/ jafabrit

    What fun to come here and see one of my fave bloggers highlighted :) I always enjoy the thrifty road trip adventures and the yummy recipe’s . Always has fab photos.

  • http://www.matouenpeluche.typepad.com Sam

    Wow! It’s now 6:17 Saturday night – can you believe it? I totally missed out – but I will check out her blog – very cool and fun! I love your necklace – very cute!

  • http://gervorama.blogspot.com/ Gervy

    BELATEDLY… how lovely of you to profile the non-London-based but uber-stylish Likkle Girl. My necklace, “Bunch of Emerald Grapes” is still going down a treat.

  • http://lorenyportugal.blogspot.com Lorene Portugal

    Hello!
    Your fabric necklaces in my country is named “fuxico”. In my blog I show some fabric necklaces as yours, but they are made with iron ring inside within (inside)them.
    See mey blog: http://lorenyportugal.blogspot.com
    Kisses!