BACK TO BASICS

I have heard cries of “NO, what are you thinking about!” to “ Are you crazy? Harlem Carter is known for the crystal clutches”, but I can confirm that I am not crazy and actually Harlem Carter is known for “a” crystal clutch that is the symbolic red crystal heart clutch which is the beating heart of the company and still is, because this clutch is not going to close out along with the others.

Its not been a hard decision at all to remove the crystal clutches to close out, in fact it has felt perfectly natural and the absolute right thing to do, over the last few years we have added to collections and given a lot of choice to our customers, when in fact, they have only really ever wanted two things! So we have listened and our plan for 2018 is to go back to basics, head back to the drawing board and start from where it all began, with love, about love and to inspire love.

So we are closing out many of the crystal clutches online and we have also given a great price on the jewellery we have wanted to close out for some time now, a great time ladies to get your hands of a piece of Harlem Carter!

And the future for Harlem Carter, simply less is more…

Josephine

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

Never underestimate the power of accessories to instantly transform a party look from dull to dazzling. As the Christmas party planning gets underway and with New Year’s Eve on the horizon, our creative director Josephine has been asked to choose her five must-have Harlem Carter Christmas party accessories.

1.The Box Clutch– The perfect addition to any little black dress or ball gown, this infamous little box clutch has been seen at Royal Palaces, Red Carpets and most recently on Mayfair’s most beautiful Eccentric Tyne O’Connell (Check out her instragram page to see this exotic lady in all her splendor).The 1926 Box clutch comes in an array of colours from the classic crystal Sylvia which we have a waiting list for but can be found at Kensington Palace Gardens (be sure to check out the Diana Exhibition while you are there) and selected boutiques around the UK if you are lucky enough to find one that still has this little beauty in stock.

 If you cant find the classic Sylvia and for those women who like a splash of colour that we highly recommend the Josephine, Lila and Alice box clutch from the same collection.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Fairytale Heart Clutch– All I see is Magic is the PEFECT accessory clutch for this season, it’s a perfect and beautiful heirloom piece that makes a statement about the person holding it, seen here on the beautiful  Chloe Jasmine just a few days ago as she wore it so elegantly with a jumpsuit by the talented Beyond Burlesque, the perfect piece to give also as a keepsake piece for Christmas morning, I know a few ladies who love this Gentlemen, so have your listening ears on! These delightful and stylish clutches will be added to our website this week.

3. The Martha Flower cocktail ring, need we say more, ladies this ring is STUNNING!!! Featuring Italian glass and is embedded into a rhodium plated setting which creates the most elaborate piece of jewellery that you will ever find. It’s also handmade, simply lush. Adored by many a fashionista in the London set, this piece is not for the faint hearted but a piece to be worn to simply sparkle at your event. Highly Recommended 4. The Mrs. Simpson necklace is the ideal string lariat necklace that is simple, elegant and classic. This necklace also doubles as a wristlet as seen again on the beautiful Chloe Jasmine. Coming in a classic black, sea green and white Swarovski beads, all hand placed on the silk string, these necklaces make the ideal gift and accessory for the classic Harlem Carter lady who channels her inner Wallis Simpson

 

5.Fifi Necklace– From our new Fairy tale collection, this adorable necklace is without doubt one of the most beautiful and delicate necklaces I have had the privilege to design. Made with sterling silver and plated with rose gold, it features a hand painted enamel background and the adorable Fifi the Flamingo, placed delicately on the front. This design is not only glamorous but adds a touch of kitsch to any outfit and for those who prefer the designs to look a little more vintage, also perfect to go with out Rebel heart clutch!

 

Whatever you choice this festive season ladies, be sure it’s Harlem Carter because after all it’s a season to sparkle!

 

Sparkles

 

Josephine x

 

 

 

HARVEST MOONS AND FLOWERS

Yes ladies its that time of year when the subtle changes around us say its time to get ready for those cozy evenings with friends, a chance to catch up on the holidays and of course the latest fashion scene.

I don’t know about you but I love the smell in the air of the autumnal weather, the sight of those lush green leaves changing like a chameleon to the reds, oranges and eventually brown, and those lovely nights with friends where the fire is roaring up the chimney and a scene has been set in the drawing room with ornate chandelier candle stick holders that would make Marie Antoinette proud and a table setting with fresh flowers.We of course all dress up for our cozy evenings together, my girlfriends and I, as we speak about everything from Fashion week to the latest gossip!

So for our first seasonal blog to kick start that beautiful Harvest Moon in all its splendor, I wanted to team some amazing colour palettes that we can just about get away with for this month of September and placed some of Harlem Carter’s key looks with the uber talented James Clarke of London, who is the master at his craft in floristry and you will understand why when you see our mood boards. So this season you will see twinkly footwear finds that look like they have been pulled out of a royal archive: Think of rococo-style heels that have been pumped up on Prozac to the brocade and jacquard fabrics that look like they have been ripped from a stately home and put onto these statement shoes.For our next get together we plan on teaming footwear, flowers and Harlem Carter all together in one glorious night of true Rococo style.

Moving from the footwear, flowers and colour palettes we come to announcing that we shall be working again with our “oh” so beautiful Chloe Jasmine who has collaborated with us on our Wallis Theme for the 1926 collection, if that’s not more, do you remember me telling you lovely people about James Clarke and his mastery in his skill of floristry? This gentleman also designs and is currently putting together a collection specifically for Chloe to capture the essence of Wallis in all of her splendor; we cannot even begin to tell you all how very excited we are on this collaboration.

We are looking forward to working with Chloe again as she fits the brand perfectly well and oozes that all time elegance and silver screen glamour in one, besides being our darling girl, she really is a beautiful soul inside and out and one which I am proud to call a very close friend who inspires me with her own journey and her stories and with that my darlings I shall leave you thoughts of sparkles, scents and Harlem Carter Love! 

Have a wonderful weekend and to shop any of the mood boards, pop across to the collections and see for yourself and don’t forget to give James and Chloe a follow of their social media too!

Sparkles
Josephine

x

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