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Spring seems to have finally hit London- hooray! So I thought it a fitting time to release my new Spring capsule collection – Sakura.

‘Sakura’ literally means ‘cherry blossom’ in Japanese. The arrival of ‘sakura’ in Japan is a celebrated event called ‘Hanami’.  Hanami is an important Japanese custom and literally means ‘viewing flowers’, but it generally indicates cherry blossom viewing. It’s said that the origin of hanami dates back to more than one thousand years ago when aristocrats enjoyed looking at beautiful cherry blossoms and wrote poems. I would love to go a Hanami festival one day but until then I will keep daydreaming about Japan and I guess this collection will have to be my Spring celebration.

Sakura is a series of hand painted brass and leather fashion accessories including hair bands, hair pins, and jewellery. The collection was designed over a grey and dull Winter when I was dreaming of  Spring to arrive and bring with it some much needed C O L O U R  Every piece has been hand spray painted in a mix of pastel blues, pinks, lilacs and metallic golds giving a random, ‘colour burst’ effect.  I wanted this collection to be affordable so prices range from £6 for a ponytail band to £28 for a leather alice band.

Sakura is available at selected stockists and also through my online store – www.annmariefaulknermillinery.bigcartel.com

Hope you like it,

A-M x

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Two Thousand & Twelve

January 31, 2012

I’ve been told that you can wish people a ‘Happy New Year’ for the whole of January, so as today is January the 31st I thought I should get a move on, write a blog post and say

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R !

It’s been a hectic but exciting new start to the year. I’ve been producing a few more pieces for Gossip Girl, have moved out of my tiny box room at home and into a new studio in London Fields, Hackney, and as of next Monday will be a new seller on Boticca.com.

Have also got some exciting collaborations planned this year which I’m very much looking forward to, and by the end of February will have a brand new website!

Lots to do, but in the meantime here are a few pics of my new studio…

The wood burning stove I’m too scared to use…

The best bit- A hula hoop and glitter ball for instant stress relief.

Flash Christmas Sale!

December 13, 2011

On Thursday 15th December between 6-9pm, I will be hosting a Flash Christmas Sale at my home studio in Walthamstow.

I’ll have a range of reduced price hats, headpieces and accessories perfect for the festive party season! I’ll also be joined by guest artists who will be selling Christmas cards and stocking fillers, plus gorgeous food hampers by Isle Of Olive (http://www.isleofolive.co.uk). Complimentary mulled wine, mince pies and nibbles will be available to get you in the festive mood 🙂

If you would like to come please contact me at amfaulkner83@gmail.com and I’ll send you all the details.

Farewell Summer…

September 12, 2011

After a busy but wonderful Summer spent working on various Wedding commissions, re-stocking some London stores, exploring the surreal Isle of Rum in the Hebrides, setting up a Bridal label, back packing around Greece and finally learning how to drive, I’ve now got to pull my sleeves up and sew faster and more furiously than ever before!

I’m currently working on producing stock for 3 new stockists and an exhibition, designing a new logo and packaging and trying to prepare for a few Christmas shows. Phew!

Details of upcoming events will follow but for now, here are some beautiful Summer Brides wearing Ann-Marie Faulkner Millinery!