Half Moon studs

Accessorize_half_moon_earrings_the_coup_blog copyI am not quite sure where my fascination with moon and stars comes from. I remember spending quite a lot of time gazing into the starry sky as a little girl, whether it was out of my bedroom window in St Petersburg or school dorm in Scotland… it was beautiful and calming, I could look at it for hours!

If you have been following The Coup for a while you would have seen me choosing gorgeous night sky inspired pieces here and there. These Accessorize studs are my latest purchase. They are very petite, but add a lovely sparkle.

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Trend Alert: Ear Cuffs

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Everyone who knows me can tell you that I am obsessed with earrings. My vast collection consists of anything from elegant studs to feathers, spikes and crystals. I always need to make sure I have a range of metals and colours to choose from to suit my mood and the look I am going for, so you can imagine how excited I am about this Ear Cuff trend. A few weeks ago Australian model Lara Bingel, above, wore a stunning piece by Sarina Sariano. Both tough and pretty it totally rocked! IMG_7057
As someone who shied away from having more than one piercing per ear, ear cuffs and ear shields are a superb way to achieve this look. I have bought all of the above ear cuffs from Topshop, cant wait for the party season to start so I can show them off!

Ottoman Hands

Vogues Fashion Night Out helped bring a lot of boutique designs to the forefront of Londons most prominent shopping district – Oxford Street. It was here that I first noticed Ottoman Hands – a Turkish jewellry boutique house. Those behind the Boutique select unique gems and work closely with local, skilled artisans to help refine and retain the beauty of Ottoman gems. Craftying these gems in a unique way, Ottoman Hands aims to create affordable yet one-of-a-kind exclusive pieces. With jewels that are best worn to jazz up everyday outfits, these gems promise to inject rare beauty into any outfit. My favourite pieces are these earrings; they are simplistic yet dazzlingly. I love them! Check out the res of the Ottoman Hands range here.
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Cazibe 2, £34.00; Cazibe 5, £34.00; Cazibe 6, £32.00

Special Delivery: Topshop

Aztec prints, faux leather and brushed suede – this week ‘special delivery’ from Topshop is totally fierce. This post is all about ‘new items in’ at high street. Every week we will pick one store to focus on, so make sure you check back next Friday for next weeks ‘Special Delivery’.

1. Mexico Aztec Tasslers Loafers, £28; 2. Alisha Scallop Edge Boots, £75; 3. Two Button Short Gloves, £24; 4. Galactic Studded Court Heels, £60; 5. Vintage Oval Ring, £8.50; 6. Premium Twist Chain Necklace, £40; 7. Moto Coated Leigh Jeans, £42; 8. Moto Scandi Floral Leigh Jeans, £40; 9. Petite Moto Leigh Jeans, £38; 10. Bleach Hem Check Trousers, £36; 11. Knitted Dogtooth Jumper, £42; 12. Knitted Garcon Jumper, £40; 13. Knitted Camoflage Jumper, £40; 14. Knitted Necklace Jumper, £45; 15. ZZ Dress by Motel, £58; 16. Audrey Dress by Jones by Jones, £60; 17. Cherub Heart Stud Earrings, £6.50; 18. Faux Pony Leather Purse, £30; 19. Longsleeve Bib Tie Blouse, £36; 20. Catseye Cross Two Finger Ring, £8.50; 21. Mammal Suede Shoes, £30; 22. Pax Chain Riding Boots, £150; 23. Lace Trim Ankle Socks, £3.50

Get to Know…Kate Spade

Westfield Store (photo by The Coup)

I get so excited when I get introduced to a new label! That’s exactly what happened when I wondered into a new Kate Spade New York store in Westfield (White City) shopping centre. This boutique is lovely, ambient and all of the products were presented with great style and composition. I must have spent good 20 minutes walking through the shop, constantly stopping, looking and touching every item. From clothes to jewellery, to bags and shoes, you see the trademark Kate Spade’s design being carried through.


It all started in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan Spade set out to design the perfect bag. She created only 6 silhouettes, playing with sleek colour palettes and textures. Everyone fell for that fresh take on the everyday accessory and from then on Kate Spade New York with its graphic approach and trademark became a visually recognisable brand all over the world.


In 2012 you see this brand carry it’s colourful design through handbags and clothing, jewellery, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts.

At the average price of £200 for a designer bag – it is very good value. You can see one of them being featured in your ‘Work It’ bag post here. Cannot wait to pop in there for another look next time I am in Westfield! http://www.katespade.com

Tickle Me Pink
A couple of years ago everyone, including myself, was sporting a pair of feather earrings. As of late I haven’t seen too many people wearing them, but once again they are all over the shops. What I like about feather earrings is that they are quite quirky yet casual, so they can be worn to spruce up most daywear outfits. They also look uber cute on the beach. Next time you hit the high street, pick up a pair to help compliment your summer wardrobe. They are everywhere!

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Trail Feather Ear Cuff – £7.50, Topshop
Feather Owl Earrings – £8, Accessorize
Feather Earrings – £6, Warehouse

Gems from jewelry designer Mickey Lynn

Incredibly delicate one-of-a-kind pieces to add a subtle sparkle to any outfit.

Hammered gold and silver marquis, $122

Oval small druzy, $129

Small free form druzy, $129

available from http://www.mickeylynn.com