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!
Louise Moran – because we all love Girls at HZ and I want to be Hannah
Blue Eyed Night Owl – because that’s probably what I’d do too (also see below!)
Jenny Wren – because with a name like that you need some birdie jewellery
and our Twitter/Facebook winner is Linzi Deprez
Please email me with your real names and addresses and you’re prizes will be winging their way to you very soon!
We’ve been secretly working with HZ fave Layla Amber who has designed a collection exclusively for Hannah Zakari and we’re so pleased with the results! What perfectly pretty feathery things for spring!
Each little bird – Goldfinch, Kingfisher and Blue Throat – has been hand drawn by Layla and turned into a wonderful collection of jewellery which are available as earrings, necklaces, rings and hair slides, and you won’t find them anywhere else but here on Hannah Zakari.
To introduce this new range we’re giving away a pair of earrings, a necklace, hairslides and a ring in each bird! That’s 3 prizes which means 3 chances to win – woop!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is tell us if you had wings where would you fly to and why?
Leave your comments below and we’ll pick the answers that make us smile the most and announce the winners on Thursday afternoon. You have until 2 pm on Thursday to enter.
Well, sort of new… We’ve actually been stocking Jen’s work at the HZ Shoppe ever since we opened so it’s about time we got it online too.
Jen is an illustrator from Dundee (my home town!) currently living in Glasgow and her work is inspired by people real and fictional, that old nugget nature and every day occurrences, no matter how insignificant.
We have a selection of cards, prints and notebooks from Jen and these are my favourites…
At the HZ Shoppe our customers can’t get enough Wolf & Moon in fact, it sold so quickly in the run up to xmas that I didn’t ever have enough to go online. Now that madness is over, we have a rather nice selection ready for our webshoppe customers – and I’ll make sure you have first pickings when the next collection is in…
These are my favourite pieces from the current collection – aren’t they lovely?!
It was love at first sight for me when I saw Kate Rowland’s pop culture inspired designs which take influence from shows and films such as Twin Peaks and Napoleon Dynamite. Isn’t it an amazing collection?!
We’ve added some fantastic new stuff to HZ lately and I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourites for you, starting with these wonderful prints by new to the website artist, Robbie Porter. One of my (and your!) favourite artists we stock in the shoppe.
We’re working with some of our designers this year to create exclusive collection especially for Hannah Zakari customers, it’s been a really exciting project and the very first collaboration is here! Check out these gorgeous feather designs exclusive to Hannah Zakari, made by the wonderful Lovely Pigeon.
Hayley designs her jewellery for the women that she imagined she would grow up to be. Taking inspiration from strong female icons in history and popular culture such as Miriam Makeba, Barbarella, Joan of Arc and Cleopatra. I’m such a fan of her work, and it definitely adds something new to Hannah Zakari, don’t you think?
I’ve been getting so much new stuff in lately it’s been pretty hard to keep up with blogging about them all, but I am very excited about this range and I reckon a sneak peek is in order.
These pieces are by our latest designer, Upper Metal Class, and they’re not available on the website yet but they will be very soon indeed!
If you follow me on Twitter, then you’ll know I have a love hate relationship with my camera and the absolute horror that is taking photographs of sterling silver jewellery, but these turned out well. I wonder if the images show off just how tiny and delicate these pieces are, the macro lense is really handy for this sort of photography but I’m aiming to get a few model shots of them for scale too.
I hope you like these and I’ll update the post as soon as their available online, along with the rest of the collection.
We’ve had so much new stuff in our post lately it’s taken all my efforts to keep up to date with it all – pricing, tagging, photographing, etc, etc – there’s a fair bit of work involved to get it from my desk to the website!
One of my latest finds is Labyrinth Vintage who I met at Tokyo Design week. She had travelled from Thailand to take part and I was immediately taken with her trinket style jewellery, all inspired by her original drawings, then cast and made in brass.
Here’s some of my top pieces from the collection, starting with my favourite piece, the Lady In Bird Necklace – too cute!
This sweet little bunny locket opens up to hide your secrets!
Hannah Zakari is an independent online boutique and real life shoppe selling cool things that are designed or handmade by indie designers. We search far and wide for new designers and specialise in the cute, quirky and unusual.