Saturday, May 28, 2011

“Starry” by Esther Li: Let the Beauty of the Jewels Speak for Itself

By the time I finished photoshooting at Starry, I knew right away that I didn't need to write a long attractive text for this unique handmade jewellery boutique. I decided to let the jewellery pieces sold at Starry speak for themselves as their beauty is simply beyond words to describe. When I popped into Starry by chance four days before photoshooting, I was entirely dazzled by the display showcase filled with a lot of really stunning bits that I couldn't take my eyes off it. Esther Li is an amazing local Chinese handmade jewellery designer for whom designing is an opportunity to satisfy her passion. She doesn't mass produce products; each design is individually handcrafted in a very small quantity and is therefore totally unique, so in other words each piece is made a true rare masterpiece, which surely makes the wearer feel privileged. Esther aims to come up with original designs which can strike a balance between the designer's distinctive signature style and the needs of the market, and I would say she made it.

Using the finest semi-precious gemstones, Swarvoski crystals and vintage components, Esther creates a timeless collection of handcrafted jewellery and vintage inspired accessories, which features a wonderful selection of beautiful bangles, earrings, necklaces and brooches. I especially like the multi-coloured crystal embellished bangles with which I bling my eyes out. There is absolutely nowhere else you can get such exquisite designs, excellent craftsmanship and luxurious materials at an affordable price better than these in Starry, perhaps yes in some reputable department stores like Lane Crawford at double the price.

It was in fact very hard to pick a favorite as all the designs were so jaw-droppingly gorgeous that I couldn't make up my mind what to purchase. What do you think?

Esther's design style is considered to be a perfect fusion of vintage and modernity with sophisticated elegance which appeals to women of all ages who are tasteful, classy, and love wearing accessories which would accentuate the best parts of their body.

The designer searched worldwide for these Chinese wedding dragon phoenix candles for the window display. Not only are westerners obsessed with the exotic Chinese customs, so am I.

If you happen to be in town, do drop by Starry or click into to experience in person the enchanting design journey of Esther.

Shop 341J, Level 3
Metro Plaza, 223 Hing Fong Road
Kwai Chung, NT, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Explore More Treasures of Bita Pourtavoosi

Do you remember her? Yes, she is Bita Pourtavoosi the New York fashion handmade jewellery designer featured in my another post entitled “Bita Pourtavoosi's Metropolitan Design: Less Is More” published two weeks ago. If you can't get enough of Bita's simple, fresh, and clean designs, here is your chance to explore more treasures of Bita Pourtavoosi. Come follow me to tour around the latest catalogue of the designer's fantastic collection and get dazzled.

Bita's signature stacking sets which consist of a wide range of beautiful, high-quality gold plated sterling silver and brass jewellery pieces such as a fine selection of gemstone ring sets and jeweled bangles are especially worth a mention. Each stacking set allows the wearer to mix and match and creates a unique piece of jewellery all her own that matches her individual personality. What is more, almost every stacking item is embellished with colourful semi precious stones combined with glittering crystals and even elegant fresh water pearls – green amethyst, white howlite, pink coral, red coral, synthetic rose sapphire, tiger's eye, turquoise howlite, Swarovski crystal, you name it. Such amazing designs made with exquisite craftsmanship featuring rich colours and luxurious materials surely blow your mind.

High Scale Glimmer

Make Me Blush

Bubble Gum Pop

Warm Turquoise

Even if you are not a big fan of stackable jewellery, I'm sure you can still pick something you like from Bita's equally stunning classic designs. The style is simple yet elegant and everlasting with the best features of modern sophistication. You effortlessly exude the New York chic by accessorizing with Bita Pourtavoosi.

A Big Chunk of Stone Ring

2 Jewels Hammered Hoop

Pyramid Necklace

Machine and Chain Necklace

Come visit artistspringboard boutique for the complete collection of Bita Pourtavoosi. You will discover even more surprises. Now you can purchase Bita's best sellers at a hot price at The discount offer will be up for two to three days starting from the 7th June. All items will be up to 70% off. Shopping at is easy; all you need to do is to sign up for a free membership. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hey Girls, Let's Get Changed and Ring In Spring!

Listen up! This is GV Miao's first official blog post written for Yeah it's OFFICIAL!

Spring is in the air and if you got sick of the dullness of your thick winter coats, why not fill up your wardrobes with Britt Beale an up-and-coming British designer's cheerful spring collection, and let the designer transform you into a floral fairy? Britt's designs exude irresistible girlish charm and sweetness. The beautiful floral patterns and special prints and the pastel colour palette, both cool and warm ranging from lilac to tangerine win the hearts of the girls obsessed with idyllic romance and fantasy. On top of that, the collection is mainly made out of comfy and feminine fabrics like cotton and lace with exquisite embellished details such as frills and ruffles, which would surely make the perfect companion for a spring garden tea party. You want to catch people's eyes during any moment in this elegant outdoor event? You know what to wear.

Frilly jersey hot pants printed with roses and lacey cut off leggings with a frilly hem: Britt's collection is full of stunning pieces in which I especially like these white lace leggings, which can effortlessly stylize and glam up any outfit while add a sexy touch to it.

Sheer lilac frilly zip top printed with roses and floral sailor dress: this romantic purple floral cotton dress nicely coordinated with the sheer frilly jacket in the same colour tone can easily transform the wearer into a floral fairy, and make her the focus of a spring garden party. The floral dress is definitely worth the buy. It feels so comfy and cozy. It is simple yet not without lovely details. So don't miss out!

Fifties style vintage print dress: a very 1950s silhouette, style and attitude this dress has and reminds me of always elegant Jackie O. A retro print of light blue and red flowers blossom on a white cotton background is speechlessly fabulous.

Pretty white ruffled shirt with bird motif and patchwork print vintage cut shorts: the girlish shirt design and the cheerful tangerine patchwork print shorts certainly kick the greyness of winter away. What are you waiting for? Let's get changed and ring in spring!

I am totally into Britt Beale's fancy girly collection which would enable me to feel the freshness of spring by wearing it. How about you? Come visit artistspringboard boutique and bring your favourite items home.