Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Hope & Winkle. Liverpool's Bespoke Vintage Jewellery Designer. (Press Launch Photo-shoot)

Welcome to Liverpool's Vintage Jewellery Designer Hope & Winkle. Helen Hope, one of JMU's Class of 2006's seemingly endless success stories has returned from London after a 2 year stint designing clothes for a top supermarket chain.
 While in LJMU Helen gained a prestigious Textprint Design Innovation Award, enabling her to show her collections in Paris with a handful of other young talent from across the UK. While in Paris large design labels like Custo and Barcelona wanted to buy the copyright to her designs which Helen Say's felt like such a huge success.

Photos Matt Ford, MUA Hannah Ellen, Model Jess Barker.(click Images to enlarge) Hope & Winkle's Design ethos is, 'Distinctly British.'
''Every Piece tells a story, revamping heirloom vintage trinkets with forward thinking vision. The brand is eccentric, yet classic making her designs a true delight to wear''
Helen explains the Hope & winkle 'aims to take make do and mend to a new and innovative heights' 'I am inspired by all things English Heritage, 1940's, and the elite aristocracy but i like to incorporate tongue and cheek elements too.'
Hope & Winkle, (the latter name is derived from Wincle, the Cheshire hamlet from where Helen’s forbearers left for Liverpool 150 years ago) Helen chose the name as she wanted something that encapsulated an old English feel. She describes her collections simply by saying ‘Each design is intended to stimulate the imagination. By gathering whimsical treasures I can then create off-beat heritage inspired heirlooms. There is definitely something to suit every person’s mood.
The new store based on the ground floor of Petticoat lane just off Bold Street will be no exception when it comes to creativity utilising Second World War leather suitcases, custom made into display cabinets, taxidermy domes and other distinguished antique gems. The shop will be an extension of the products, creating a mood reminiscent of a time gone by.

Join Hope & winkles Facebook Page Here. 
The price range for is £3.50 to £150, but from browsing in the shop the average price is around £15-£40. 

P.s. I've been busy blagging freebies again to give away on the blog. I'm just off to choose it now. Keep your eye out for an exclusive Hope & winkle giveaway later this week. 

Matt. x