Tag Archive: Iliffe Yard

  • Star spangled update!

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    Lots going on here at AMHQ as always, we have our third ‘An Evening with….’ event tonight and last weekend saw something of a roadblock at our bi-annual Iliffe Yard sample sale!

    Check out that queue.....!

    Some crazy Twitter action had led to a much bigger turnout than we expected, so thank you to everyone who came, and for your patience.

    We often get asked if we can tell people what will be in the sale, or if customers can purchase over the telephone, or even if we can do the sale on-line…..  We like to pride ourselves on being a ‘yes’ kinda company, but unfortunately the answer to all of those questions is no!!

    Firstly, the pieces are sorted out by different members of the team, so we don’t always know exactly what will be in there…plus we like to remain a little bit mysterious!

    Our strict quality control means that we end up with a quantity of pieces that wee deem to be ‘second’ quality, and this is the bulk of what is sold at our sample sale. Therefore the pieces have to be strictly sold-as-seen, so that customers are fully aware of what they are purchasing.  This of course would not work with mail order or on-line.

    The next sale will be in December, so keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for details.

    Back in May, we spotted Louise Redknapp wearing our Black Chrysanthemum Stud Earrings to complete her very glamorous BAFTAs look:

    Louise arrives at the BAFTAs.

    And here’s a close up from Louise’s personal Twitter account….

    We love an under-stated touch of glamour….

    And spotted again! Louise wears some small Lily Leaf Stud Earrings from our ‘Summer’s Embrace’ collection in the Wild About Beauty ‘Safari Nights’ campaign. These are not available on our website, so please call our boutique with any enquiries:  o20 3117 0640

    Louise Redknapp in the Summer Wild About Beauty campaign.

    From the other side of the pond, the very cute Australian tv presenter Faustina Agolley has been wearing lots of our pieces on the Australian version of The Voice…..here’s a lovely snap from her Instagram account.

    Faustina with contestant Celia.

    Faustina is also wearing earrings from our ‘Summer’s Embrace’ collection – the Large Curled Lily Leaf Stud Earrings.  Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what a piece of jewellery will look like when it is worn just from a product shot, and these earrings really come alive when they are worn – Faustina looks amazing in them!

    And finally, we love this beautiful shot from the lovely Oh Comely magazine…..

    'Wear this Silver Key Lightly' - they even seem to have named the whole shoot after our bracelet!

    This piece is our Extra Fine Key Bracelet.

    As always, let us know if you spot Alex Monroe jewellery out and about, in a magazine, or on a celeb – it’s always great to hear from you!

    Emma x

  • Dates for your Diary!

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    I don’t know about you, but we can’t quite believe it’s nearly December!  And that means it’s time to think about Christmas shopping…….

    We have lots planned to help you out, the only trouble will be deciding where, and when to start!

    First up, is this Thursday, the 1st of December, when we have two events planned:

    Head to Harrods to “Meet the Masters” from 5-8pm. Say hello to Alex and a whole host of other amazing designers……

    Come and check out Harrods' amazing jewellery hall.

    While this is going, we will also rather excitingly, be holding our *only* Trunk Show this Christmas at Ede & Ravenscroft in Chancery Lane!

    Members of our team will be on hand to advise, and I believe the lovely ladies at Ede & Ravenscroft will be keeping you refreshed with champagne…… The Trunk Show runs from 4-8pm and Alex will be calling in to say hello here too.

    Trunk Show delights at Ede & Ravenscroft.

    Following on swiftly from this is our open studio event in Iliffe Yard, on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th.

    This is a great opportunity to visit lots of designer’s studios around the Pullens Yards, and we will be selling off slight-seconds at bargain prices. (please note that there will be no first-quality stock available at this sale)

    Find us at number 9a Iliffe Yard.

    Next up is the launch of our *exclusive* Black Chrysanthemum collection at Liberty, which makes it’s debut on Friday 9th December. Alex will be in-store, alongside members of our team to advise and help you pick your dream piece. (The AM team will also be around on Saturday 10th)

    It’s a darker twist on the sophisticated Chrysanthemum collection, making the pieces a bit more edgy……I think these pearl earrings might be my favourite:

    Sneak preview from our Ruthenium plated Chrysanthemum range.

    For our North London residents, Alex & Family will be at the Primrose Hill Designer Sale on Saturday 10th December, from 10-6pm.

    This is held at St Mary-the-Virgin Church on Elsworthy Road, and again, we will only be selling seconds here.

    This is a really cute little sale and great for pressie buying!

    For all of our fans who aren’t residing in London, be sure to keep an eye on our website, as for the second year we will be running our ’12 Days of Christmas’! This was a huge success last year, and very exciting, as it really is a case of being quick off the mark – numbers are very limited……

    It’s all very top-secret, and I haven’t even seen all of the pieces yet, but here’s an ultra-sneak preview that happened to pass my way……

    (.....just don't tell anyone I showed you!!)

    We will also be launching new Trunk Show pieces soon, with a magical wintery theme.

    PHEW! Think that’s about it……oh and somewhere in amongst all of that we will be opening our FIRST EVER SHOP!!

    Number 37 Snowsfields.

    We have yet to set a date, so keep your eyes firmly fixed on our website for news.

    Finally, we have been doing some celeb-spotting, and it seems like Feathers are the way to go this party season…..

    Zoe Ball recently opted for our Little Feather Necklace…..

    Zoe Ball on 'Strictly'.

    And the ever-glamorous Elle Macpherson went for our Peacock Feather Earrings to complete her 70′s chic outfit at a thanksgiving parade in New York…..

    Elle looking stunning in our Peacock Earrings!

    Be sure to let us know if you spot anyone wearing Alex Monroe……or even if you want to share your own outfits with us! Either way, it’s always great to see Alex Monroe jewellery being worn and loved.

    Emma x

  • Summer Events!

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    If you are looking for ideas of what to get up to over the next couple of weekends, how about a trip to Lewes or Brighton?

    One of our favourite stockists, Silverado, are having some summer celebrations, which anyone who’s come along before will know that they do so well!

    This Saturday, the 2nd July, Silverado’s in Lewes will be throwing open it’s doors.  Lewes such a pretty little town, it’s well worth a visit, and you can click Viva Lewes to see what else is on.

    Panorama of Lewes.

    Silverado in Lewes.

    I would also suggest you pop into Wickle who are a Lewes based company making gorgeous fragrances, and have their own ‘mini department store’ – so cute!

    Wickle!

    If you hang on a week, until Saturday the 9th of July, Silverado will be launching ‘Chrysanthemum’ at their Brighton store.

    Whichever event you pick, the Silverado girls definitely know how to look after their customers, so there will be lots of Champagne and cupcakes, one-day discounts, and a raffle entry and goodie bag upon purchase.  This means that anyone making an Alex Monroe purchase will be in with a chance of winning a Chrysanthemum Necklace!

    Raffle prize at the Lewes event.

    Raffle prize at the Brighton Event.

    You may have noticed that we are a bit quieter on the Trunk Show front this year…….and this is because we are just soooo busy!  We would usually be heading down to Silverado for these events with some special Trunk Show pieces, but sadly this summer, our workload here at AMHQ just won’t allow it.  We know that this is very disappointing for everyone, but because the Trunk Show pieces are all completely one-off, making them takes a lot longer than designs from our collections, as every aspect has to be carefully considered, and then put together.

    As always, watch this space for future events and announcements, as we do plan to get back ‘on the road’ before Christmas!

    One last thing, it’s the Pullens Yards open studios this weekend – we are based in Iliffe Yard, part of the estate.  Again, because of our workload, we are not taking part, but why not come down to SE17 – there are lots of other designers and craftspeople to check out…..

    Have a great weekend, whatever you decide to get up to!

    Emma x