HZ Oufits

New Collection by Apres Ski

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We have a brand new collection in the Shoppe and now online by Apres Ski. The Apres Ski range is by Barcelona-based designer Lucia Vergara and combines vintage and hand-painted wooden beads to create vibrant limited edition designs.

This range looks super cool and contemporary, while the colour palettes of the new collection are reminiscent of 40’s and 50’s themed fashion and design; think cutesy pastel diners, meets Joan from Madmen.

We created a set on Polyvore, combining two key pieces from the range with a fun, glamorous retro 50’s look, partially inspired by the beautiful fashions worn by Maggie Cheung in the film ‘In the Mood for Love’.

 

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A stylish oriental 50’s themed look featuring items from the new Apres Ski collection.

 

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Oriental Necklace, £50, Apres Ski

Sand Bracelet, £29, Apres Ski

Green Bambino Shell Drop Earrings by Rosita Bonita, £18.

Aqua Pom Hair Pin, £9, Ann Marie Faulkenr.

Revere Pencil Dress by Vanity Project £99.

Aquamarine Postcard and Sticker Set, £2.50, The Aviary.

 

Here are some other favourites from the new Apres Ski range:

As well as the Orchid Necklace, (pictured above) the Ebony Necklace has an oriental twist to it’s subtle 50’s style.

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Ebony Necklace, £40.

The Desert Necklace combines mustard yellow with bold black and cream stripes as well as cute polka dots and checks. Although it looks strikingly contemporary, we could also picture this piece round the neck of Joan from Madmen.

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Desert Necklace, £50.

 

This cute double-layered combines pastels and brights with fun polka-dot detailing and accented with vintage beads.

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Congo Necklace, £50.

 

The Dizi bracelet complements the pastel bright necklaces in the fun, combines cute pastel colours with pops of bright colour and polka dots. A perfect gift!

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Dizi Bracelet, £29.

 

Check out the full new collection in the Shoppe or online here.

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It’s Sparkle Season! Day and Night looks with Wolf and Moon.

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We’ve been busy in the last few weeks updating our website with some fabulous new stock ready for the season of sparkles, parties and yes, ok, we dare to say the word ‘Christmas!’

The latest arrival has been from HZ favourites Wolf and Moon and are now available to buy online. We put together two looks on Polyvore  using Wolf and Moon’s statement Crystalised necklace (pictured here in the horn colourway).

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Crystalised Necklace in Horn, £40.

 

The daytime look combines fun, autumnal mustard shades with a touch of sparkly gold and mirrored teal complete with a much-coveted grey fleecy cape and quilted biker-style boots.

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A fun, autumnal daytime look featuring some of our new Wolf and Moon collection.

 

For our night-time look we’ve kept the statement necklace, but slipped into a classic Little Back Dress along with some gold T-bar heels and a cosy teal shawl to keep us cosy on these cold winter nights.

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A teal and gold twist to the little black dress with some Wolf and Moon accessories.

Here are some of my other favourites from the new Wolf and Moon collection:

 I love the bright pop of yellow in this new Saffron version of the Chevron Point necklace. Perfect for adding an autumnal finishing touch to an outfit.

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Chevron Point Necklace in Saffron. £17.

 

This striking new hexagonal design continues the trend for all things geometric and comes in an icy Frost colourway.

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Hex Ring in Frost. £18.

 

Our last delivery of Egyptian necklaces flew out of the shop really quickly, but we now have an array of designs available in the shop and online. My favourite is the the grape, wood and gold colourway.

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Eqyptian Necklace in Grape. £22.

 

These black and gold Hex earrings have a classic, art deco style.

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Hex Earrings in Black and Gold. £14.

 

The striking Irridescent Crystal Collar Necklace is a great statement piece and looks a different colour with every turn.

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Crystal Collar Neckalce in Irridescent finish. £68.

The new Wolf and Moon collection is now available in the Shoppe and online here.

Check out our Polyvore sets on the Hannah Zakari page.

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Interview with Olivia Mew, Stay Home Club.

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Cancel all your plans, draw the curtains, put on your slippers and make a cup of tea. We spoke to Olivia Mew, illustrator, designer and founder of Stay Home Club…

Can you tell us a bit about your background? Have you always been creative?

I’ve always preferred to hole up and doodle rather than, say, play team sports. So yes, I guess so!

 

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Olivia’s illustration unites grumpy-faced girls everywhere!

What inspires you creatively?

You know when Matthew McConaughey made that dumb Oscars speech about how his future self was his hero? Well, in a similarly douchey way, my past (teenaged, angst-ridden) self is kind of my creative inspiration. 

We love that we stock designers from all over the world. How  does your location relate to your work and lifestyle?

Montreal remains quite an inexpensive city to live in, so that certainly relates to my lifestyle. If I lived in New York City I would probably have to have a million roommates. I’m also surrounded by some pretty incredible pals, many of whom are self employed and constantly motivate me. The low rent prices here definitely attract a lot of talented people who are determined to make a go of it.

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Stay Home Club Pennant.

What is an average working day like for you?

I’m lucky enough to have two “jobs” – freelance illustration and running Stay Home Club. So I get to switch it up between admin work for the site, order packing, etc and long days of drawing. 

How important is collaboration and a sense of community to yourself and to Stay at Home Club?

The pseudo community that has built itself around Stay Home Club has amazed and delighted me. As a bit of a solitary person, I’ve never been too interested in that kind of thing, but through SHC I’ve come into contact with so many like-minded people and it makes me so happy. So at this point it’s quite important!

How do you like to spend your time when you’re not working? 

Floppin’.

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Part of team SHC, floppin’ in a SHC jersey.

SHC has developed a bit of a cult following around the world – are you surprised by the amount of people who wish to celebrate being anti-social and grumpy?!

I’m flattered that you think we have a cult following! It has totally surprised me how many people *totally* get it. None of us knew the others existed before because we weren’t going out and meeting each other!

What makes you most disgruntled?

Canada Post. 

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Set of Wrapping Paper with Dsigruntled Face. £7.00.

 

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Disgruntled Tee. £20.

We heard a rumour that you’re planning on eating pizza at your forthcoming wedding? We love this – tell us more..!

Indeed! Pizza buffet, doughnuts for dessert. What more is there to say?!

If you had to choose between only cats or only pizza – which would it be?

This is an impossible choice. I’ll have to choose death.

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Stay Home Tee. £23.

Is there a design or an item that you’ve made that you’re most proud of?

I wear various items emblazoned with “Awful” the most. I think that image appeals to my sense of self-deprecation really accurately. 

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Hanging out at home in SHC designs. Awful sweatshirt £35.

What advice would you give yourself if you were starting out in business again?

WRITE OFF EVERYTHING! Keep all your receipts and keep track of those expenses or you’ll regret it come tax time.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Hopefully still doing Stay Home Club, with a handful of extra people helping me out so I can put a little more time into the creative side of things.

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Gemma Correll’s collaboration with Stay Home Club. A dog-based update to the original cat design.

 

We hope you enjoyed our interview with Olivia, if you’re inspired to join us Stay Home Clubbers, you can buy our current collection of Stay Home Club apparel online here and in our  bricks and mortar Edinburgh Shoppe!

 

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New in stock and available to buy online! The current range of Stay Home Club Apparel we have at Hannah Zakari.

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Love Hate Range Now Online

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We’ve just updated our webshoppe with some fab, fresh offerings from Love Hate.

Love Hate are an Australian businesss set up by Geneine Honey in 2003 producing homewares, clothing, shoes, hosiery and accessories. They produce seasonal collections with cute key motifs carried through their work such as their ginko pattern, producing a delicate looking range which is fresh and summery!

 I’ve never been a really girly girl, but recently I took the plunge and grabbed the hair bleach and dyed my hair brown to a sugary peachy pink colour. Ever since, I’ve been a sucker for pastel pink accessories in the Shoppe (and even co-ordinate with the new pink wall!)  so I love the subtle and stylish tones of Love Hate range. I’m still a fan of the return of denim dungaree dress and this outfit is almost exactly what I wore on a recent trip to Barcelona, perfect for exploring the city and parks!

 

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Style a casual daytime outfit with accessories from Love Hate, perfect for picnics or city day-tripping!

 

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Gaudi and peachy pastel pinks in Park Guell, Barcelona.

Here are some of my favourites from their range, now available to buy online:

 

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This pretty ginko pattern canvas bag converts between backpack and shoulder bag. £80.

 

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Pastel blue, wave-patterned ceramic earrings. £20.

 

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Gingko double ceramic pendant. £25.

 

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Pretty sheer polka dot tights in pastel colours. Mustard sheers, £17.

 

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This lovely leather bag and canvas bag converts between two sizes. £60.

 

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An adjustable necklace made from sustainably sourced wooden beads. £25.

 

 

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Styling a Statement Necklace

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Hi again lovelies!

I’ve been mesmerised by this Koi Necklace by Rosa Pietsch since I first laid eyes on it. I’ve always been attracted to large statement necklaces like this, but when it comes down to it, I chicken out and opt for smaller, daintier pieces. I think I’m just intimidated about styling a piece like this. How to wear it? Where to wear it? Oh, the humanity. Woe is me. So, I set myself a little challenge to create one daytime and one PARTYtime outfit centred around this necklace, that I would actually wear. I realized it’s easier to incorporate something like this into an outfit than you might think!

I can’t be the only one in this predicament, so I thought I’d share the results here. Now, this is what worked for me, and basically it entailed keeping my usual silhouettes and shapes, but replacing my beloved prints with solids to keep the focus on the necklace. It might be something entirely different that works for you, but I encourage you to play around a bit and find out exactly what that is.

It’s fun, and next time a friend or family member asks you what you want for your birthday/Christmas/graduation/mid-week celebration, you can tell them A BIG OL’ STATEMENT NECKLACE PLEASE! 🙂

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An outfit post!

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For a while now I’ve been thinking about doing outfit posts on this blog but am quite awkward getting my photo taken so have never really got around to it. I do like wearing nice clothes and sometimes making my own so I decided to bite the bullet and post this picture of a dress I made…

I actually made the dress quite a few years ago but it didn’t quite fit properly and there were a few adjustments I’d been meaning to do for a while and finally I did them yesterday! I’m really pleased how it turned out and I love the fabric so much. I’ve paired it with a Layla Amber Necklace from her new Bloom Collection.

I’ve been doing quite a lot of dressmaking and altering clothes lately so maybe I’ll post a few more outfits soon too – watch this space!

Rachael x

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