Happy Christmas

The Big Day is almost upon us and so I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas! See you all in the new year for the sales and the new collections!!

milk and cookies? I think not...


Back from Paris

Hello! I'm back from the Court Circuit show in Paris. I changed the decor completely this time, what do you think? I was sharing the space with So Kim from Saccaso, a Paris-based Korean designer who makes really cool handbags and we got on really well, so I had a great time altogether. We also had lovely neighbours who had lots of good advice and I met lots of friendly new customers, I'll definitely be back!

Here's some pics from our stand...

And here's So's gorgeous bags! If you speak French (or you'd like to learn!) you can follow her blog here.


Salon Court Circuit

The autumn has flown by and it's almost time for the Court Circuit show in Paris. It's going to be a busy two weeks, and I hope to make some special edition pieces for the event. Better start making now!


My lockets are back!

Yay!! Got my lockets in the post this week! So i was able to make a few more of my all time favourite: the long locket necklace.

I'll have some in the Loft Market this weekend and there are also a few available online from tonight.


grey, grey, grey

It's grey, grey, grey outside today... so I'm staying in with a nice warm cup of delicious tea in my favourite Bridgewater mug! I got it in Edinburgh years ago in their summer sale, with a gorgeous matching plate. I only wish I could have afforded the whole set, they are so lovely!


Fruity shoot

I've been working away at next summer's collections (yes, already!), it's all very exciting! One of the collections is going to be very bright, fun and zingy, and so we did a photo shoot last month involving...fruits! Food stylist extraordinaire Sharon Hearne-Smith brought in loads of cool fruits, half of which I'd never even heard of before! Dragon fruits, Sharon fruits, Tamarillos etc... So many I was eating fruit for a week afterwards! Did my health the world of good :o)

Stylist Jemma Connolly picked some lovely colourful dresses that fit in the spirit of the shoot perfectly, as well as some cool props including a gorgeous floral umbrella everyone would have liked to keep! Make up artist Rachel Matthews had the perfect palette of zingy colours, and wait till you see that hot pink nail varnish!

Photographer Cliona O'Flaherty captured the fun and zesty essence of the collection with her usual flair. Add to that Caoimhe's lovely smile and you've got the perfect photo shoot!

It was a very fun day and I still can't believe all these great people agreed to work on this shoot.
I have to keep the collection secret until January but...here's some behind the scenes pics to keep you going in the meantime...


Stand decor at Tmode

As promised, here's a few pictures from my stand at the Tmode show in Paris


And After


Tmode designer fair

Been very very busy preparing for the Tmode show in Paris this weekend... here's the flyer! I'll post some pics of the stand very soon! Now I just need some sleep ;o)


New collection!

The new collection is available from this weekend in the Loft Market! Pretty, delicate pieces with an antique charm, here's some great pics of the collection, by Lucia de Nile


Ultimate Girls Day Out

Spent the whole day setting up our stand with Bea and Heather at the Ultimate Girls Day Out event... Bea went to Ikea and bought some light wood shelves, a couple of wooden stools and some simple frames in different sizes. We picked some nice pastel paints to cover them, and some nice low-key wallpaper to keep the colour theme running throughout the stand...it took us the whole day but it was worth it!


Helping out at Fashion Breakthrough

Got a call this morning from Lisa to help out at the Fashion Breakthrough fashion shows. Fashion Breakthrough is a twice-yearly event that showcases some of the most talented up-and-coming Irish designers... Many of these being my friends from the Loft I was delighted to help! Heidi Higgins, Sinead Doyle, Karolina Schlagner, Deirdre Harte & Beibhinn Flood all had beautiful pieces in the catwalk shows, not to mention Lisa Shawgi who not only designs the most amazing hand-knitted dresses but also organises the whole event! I was backstage, working as dresser, usually a pretty stressful job but everything was so well organised it went very very smoothly.

Here's a few pics I took behind the scenes in between the catwalk runs in the afternoon...

Beibhinn Flood and her model

Zoe Boomer, Sinead Doyle and Beibhinn Flood

Touching up the make-up before the photo call


Mad Hatter's Tea Party

We organised a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Loft Market (where I have my jewellery stall) at the weekend, as part of the Powerscourt Centre's family weekend event. The space looked great! I really enjoyed decorating the place with the girls but not quite as much as eating those delicious cupcakes...


it's a start

Hello! I'm Alice. I like tea, I like cakes, and I make jewellery.

This blog will be mainly to keep everyone up to date with what's going on with aliquo... events, new pieces, promotions etc... and maybe some unrelated musings along the way. We'll see where that takes us.