Her pieces are everywhere at the moment, from Grazia to hit US TV show, 90210 and on a continuous variety of celebs. And this current craze for all things Clare Hynes is well justified given her SS13 ‘Empress’ collection — a spectacular success dripping in colour and glittering gems.
Clare currently lives in Northern China, an influence which is clear in her latest collection in which she works with a wide variety of these semi-precious stones alongside Swarovski crystals, beads, ribbon, fresh water pearls (sourced at Chinese Pearl Markets) and Vermeil gold. Each piece is an oriental work of art, hand-crafted with care and the perfect accompaniment for your LBD!
Here at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we are infatuated with her latest collection of ornate, innovative pieces of jewellery which reference current trends while remaining totally unique. To wear a Clare Hynes piece really is to feel like an Empress.
Here’s Team LBD’s top picks from this season’s collection…
An opulent combination of fuchsia jade briolettes, deep green crystals and classic fresh water pearls all pulled together with coloured threads and a luxe velvet ribbon this is the original ‘wow’ piece! Team LBD also can’t help but notice a likeness to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic accessory making it all the more desirable.
And it’s not just us that are taken with Clare’s statement necklaces, style blogger and Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue has also been wearing the gorgeous piece to brighten up her everyday look!
Buy the Clare Hynes Meizhen Necklace, £165, here now.
These show stopping earrings are the perfect match to the regal airs and graces of an Empress. With decadent amazonite and glass pearl beads paired with imperial purple, you could go out in a bin bag and still be the most glamorous person about.
On the Dolce & Gabbana SS13 catwalk model of the moment Cara Delevigne donned a pair of tassel earrings that we were dying to wear but couldn’t really see how to work. Luckily Clare Hynes’ subtle and sophisticated take on the jewellery trend with luxurious purples, greens and gold make for a wearable alternative to the high end offering.
Buy the Clare Hynes Bao Earrings, £45, here now.
This is the most overtly Eastern piece in the collection with the bold red tassel and cherry quartz stone capturing a distinct Chinese mood. With the delicate gold plated chain referencing the twenties, this is a piece that perfectly evokes ancient China.
And following in the footsteps of the technicolour dream of a designer, Matthew Williamson, and his SS13 catwalk models will do wonders for your style credentials this season! Wear your statement tassel necklace with a colour-clashing top or dress like Mr Williamson’s beauty did.
Buy the Clare Hynes Da Xia Necklace, £75, here now.
Shop all Clare Hynes jewellery at LittleBlackDress.co.uk here.