PAD is basically the French answer to the Frieze fair. I was lucky enough to go to one of the opening VIP nights and it certainly did not fail to amaze me. With a wide array of contemporary works, the collection included works by Picasso, Damien Hirst and Paul Klee. Galleries from New York, Paris and Germany, amongst others, bought their best pieces to entice the public and the art world into buying some magnificent, but uber expensive, art and design works. It is definitely worth a visit when it comes around next time!
This wonderful stall has been run for many years at the Antique & Collectors fair in both Newark and Lincoln by the wonderful Yve and her husband Frederick. They have travelled globally to collect many of their jewels, predominantly to the US, so they seem to have a never ending collection! Yve also designs her own contemporary jewellery in fantastic colours with striking visuals. Check out her website here.
The architecture of ancient Greece was one of my favourite subjects during my degree, and this is one of the reasons why I love the new Spring 2014 collection from Dolce & Gabbana. With prints of ancient ruins and columns combined with gold medallions and coins, the designs reflect the luxurious quality of the culture of a bygone age. As always, the finale displayed the ethereal models strutting down the catwalk in intricate gold and lace designs set off by gold headbands and medallion drop earrings.