A belated hello and my top picks from the HZ shoppe!
I’m really excited to introduce myself and say hello! I’m Sarah, and this is my first (slightly overdue) blog post after taking over from the utterly fabulous Emma as a new HZ shoppe gal! After graduating this summer in Fashion Design from Edinburgh University, Hannah Zakari has been a lovely place to settle while I live and work in Edinburgh as a freelance designer and pattern cutter (you can check out some of my work here).
My first 5 months have been filled with getting to know all the lovely shoppe regulars, dancing round the shoppe while mopping up on a Sunday evening and eyeing up the numerous pieces I could spend all my wages on. (If only I didn’t have to pay rent every month!) In spirit of the latter I thought I would do a short run down of my top 5 pieces in the shoppe right now!
My top 5 picks!
(and a few extra product mentions because I couldn’t resist)
My Christmas present to myself this year (let’s not lie, they are always the best) was Jennifer Loiselle’s Heard it Through the Grapevine Earrings. They are simply amazing- they are my only piece of jewellery that can genuinely put me in a good mood! I am now saving my pennies for my next JL purchase- the Triple Ice Cone Earrings.
Pins and Patches
Statement pins and patches are all the rage right now and we have some great ones in the HZ shoppe, my personal faves are made by King Sophie’s World and Finest Imaginary. Finest Imaginary also make some great playful acrylic jewellery but my top pick of their pieces is this Beer Enamel Pin– I can think of probably too many friends who this would be perfect for!
I love HZ because I have discovered so many fab small brands that I would otherwise not have known. King Sophie’s World is one of these brands; her embroidery is amazing and the pieces we sell in the shop are so great that I recently bought some of the fab women in my life the “Your First Love Should Be Yourself” pins, just to give them a little reminder!
Wolf and Moon
Anything by Wolf And Moon I know I am always going to love. This week we have their new collection on the shelves and these Cloud Earrings are calling my name. They have the perfect Matisse influence and feel like the ideal thing to wear walking down a beach! (Here I am praying for sunshine)
Following the summer theme my final pick is anything in the ‘Lido’ collection by Lou Taylor– both the Lido Print which is in-store and the Lido Necklace make the shop feel a little bit brighter on the wintery Scottish weekends.
I hope this little hello has given you all a nice insight into what I rave about in the shoppe!