Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Gráinne Ahern0
Just for you
From Angelina’s veil to Kim’s defaced Birkin – ‘one of a kind’ is where it’s at with fashion nowadays. Not that we’re not advocating mauling a €7000 Bag with finger paints but customisation is King and here’s how to get in on the act.
Jen O’ Dwyer is the founder and creative director of JOD clothing, a Dublin-based fashion house specializing in bespoke leather pieces and perfect fur lined parkas. Jen has a background in sculpture, art and fashion which neatly translate into these AMAZING coats. They are EXQUISITE. All you have to do is supply them with 7 different measurements and in four weeks, viola, a jacket/parka that’s literally ‘made for you’.
Custom made parka, €675, www.jodclothing.com
Made to measure leather jacket, €345, www.jodclothing.com
Pauric Sweeney is without a doubt the finest bag designer in the world. Leather, python skin and eel skins are all used in his unique tailoring and tanning process. So you’ll be really excited to know that for one week only there is an up to 70% sale on these beauties AND if it’s one of the overnight bags, their leather artisan can hand-emboss what ever you like on the braided saddle leather handles.
It could be anything from your initials to that “motto” you live by. It’s a private sale so if you want the details you’ll have to register interest at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a catalogue. Here’s a little taster of what’s on offer.
Python overnight bag, was €2040 now €612
Python bag, was €2230 now €892
Name pendants are back, we love this gold arrow necklace which can be engraved with your own 13 letter phrase. All of Anna Lou of London’s personalised jewellery is made using ethically sourced silver, gold and rose gold, so your green credentials will remain in tact. A bit late for Christmas as they take up to 3 weeks to make, what a lovely surprise this chain will make for someone in the New Year.
Personalised pendant, from €81, www.reddirect.co.uk
Finally, if you want a pet portrait with a difference, these customised tatted up pics of pooches and kitties are just lovely. All you have to do is send Sophie Parker a couple of pics of your furry friend and she sill have them immortalised in ink in just a week.
Pet Portraits, €33, www.notonthehighstreet.com