Yuzefi Pink Asher Leather Box Bag - gimme all the bags!

Luxe British designer brand Yuzefi is highly sought after for its meticulously handcrafted leather work and simple elegant style.

A personal favourite of mine is the pink Asher leather box bag - available at Browns. With a choice of two straps the bag is as versatile as it is beautiful. 

The pastel pink would look gorgeous with washed out blue denim and a simple white tee. Definitely on my wish list!

Sadie x

PS. Read more about my bag favourites here!

Posted on August 14, 2018 and filed under bags, style.

Coping with the British summer heatwave!

Hey there peeps!

Well this summer has been a scorcher so far, and to be honest I've struggled with the temperature and have ended up wearing the same three strappy dresses on repeat a lot of the time! (This dress is two of them - I have it in plain black and navy polkadot. You can dress it up or down so many ways, with heels or flip flops, with or without a belt...)

My feet are also cut to bits from different sandals rubbing me in the heat, so I've had to wear my flip flops a lot. I'm still not complaining about the weather, though, it's just taken some adjustments for me to get used to it!

So to mix things up and add a bit of personality to the same-old strappy dresses, I've been wearing a lot of colourful bracelets and handbags - as you can see here! They also make me happy just looking at them - I love colourful accessories :-D

What are your summer essentials?
Let me know how you've been surviving this heat by leaving a comment below  :-)

Keep cool and colourful!

Sadie x


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Posted on August 8, 2018 and filed under style.

Pink Furla bags - 10 of the best

It's no secret that I love pink, I love handbags, and so it's surely no shock that I've been drooling over these beautifully pink Furla bags recently. There are so many different shades of pink that I'm having a hard time choosing a favourite!

Bags, like jewellery and shoes, are one of my favourite ways of expressing my personality, adding fun and colour to an outfit. I don't think I'll ever have too many bags!

I have several mini bags and at first I found it difficult to get used to squeezing my belongings into them, but now I've got the knack of only taking the actual essentials, it's surprising how much you can actually fit in a mini bag!

Here are some of my fave pink Furla bags (including minis) - which do you prefer?

Sadie x

PS read more about my love of bags here!

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Posted on August 5, 2018 and filed under style, bags.

Port Eliot Festival 2018 - culture, cocktails and stately homes

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Last weekend I went to my first ever British festival at Port Eliot (I say British, because I did attend WOMAD for a day in New Zealand several years ago!).

Being relatively new to Plymouth I had never heard of the festival before, but now that I've experienced it I will definitely be going back! Set in the Port Eliot estate the festival sprawls across acres of grass, gardens, woodland and atmospherically ageing buildings.

As the festival itself describes it "Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage, canoeing on the river, catching an intimate gig in the church, watching a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dancing ‘till the wee hours in the Boogie Round – our home is yours for the weekend".

One of my highlights was a cooking demonstration by Jasmine Hemsley, she spoke to us about her Ayurvedic lifestyle and made savoury puda pancakes for us to taste. Another highlight was the duo Hymn for Her - check out their foot-stomping country blues music, it'll get you moving!

See below for a taster of the weekend - as you can see, the weather decided to turn grey and rainy for the entire weekend, but it didn't dampen our spirits! ;-)

Sadie x

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Posted on August 2, 2018 and filed under travel.

Furla Metropolis tropical toucan bag crush

Currently lusting over this cute, tropical little fella - the Furla Metropolis Toucan mini bag. Italian leather, silver hardware, and the coolest tropical toucan print. I imagine wearing this bag with a simple white summer dress and oversized gold statement earrings. Yes please!!

Sadie x

PS. Read more about my fave bags here!

furla metropolis toucan mini bag

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Posted on July 31, 2018 and filed under style, bags.

Toucan embroidered headband by Anthropologie - Sadie's style

anthropologie toucan headband

On a belated-birthday weekend away in Bath I experienced my very first visit to an Anthropologie store. Having lived in New Zealand for so long, I think I missed the Anthro-buzz when it became popular in the UK. Now I'm HOOKED! 

I treated myself to a delightfully pink embroidered toucan headband by Namrata Joshipura. I am in LOVE with it and already want another one!

Sadie x

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Posted on July 25, 2018 and filed under style, travel.

Palace Portrait chairs - Paige Gemmel for Anthropologie

Colourful printed designer arm chairs by Paige Gemmel for Anthropologie - they would make a stunning statement piece in any living room. I want the pastel pink one for my bedroom!

Adorned with elaborate applique, Paige Gemmel's Palace Portrait chair makes a pretty talking point; accent with a feature cushion that matches on embellishment to emphasise the eclectic feel.

LOVE!

Sadie x

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Posted on July 21, 2018 and filed under style.

Things to do Plymouth - YOKE Summer Party at Royal William Yard

Sunday 5th August - Shh Pop Up Shop at YOKE Summer Party
1pm onwards at YOKE, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Come join YOKE for their summer party!


There will be bubbles, Shh by Sadie pop up shop with 30% off RRP, makeup lessons with Rebecca Searle and a photo booth with The Beautiful South Photobooth Company!

Tickets are FREE and available here.
See you there!

Sadie x

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Posted on July 17, 2018 and filed under events.

Exeter Living Magazine features Shh Chevron Priestess necklace - yay

How good does the Chevron Priestess necklace from our latest SOLEIL collection look in the latest Exeter Living magazine? We love Exeter Living and are thrilled to once again be featured in their style pages.

Read the full magazine here.

SbS x

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Posted on July 14, 2018 and filed under press.

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018 - what an amazing day!

 
 Pic of all nine Best Handmade Product Finalists via  @baked.by.lou

Pic of all nine Best Handmade Product Finalists via @baked.by.lou

SO yesterday was the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards day, and what a day it was! Finalists from all categories were invited to a day of events and networking at Dead Dolls House in Islington, London.

The day started at 9.30am with a cup of tea and mingling, and then the morning workshop was a macrame lesson by Peas and Needles. I didn't manage to finish my macrame plant holder but hope to this week - although I did find it hard to get my head around the knotting techniques :D

It was so lovely to meet my eight fellow Best Product category finalists, they are all so talented. The winner, Little Paisley Designs, was very well deserved.

In the afternoon I went on a colour walk led by In Colourful Company, listened to a thought provoking panel discussion on working smarter, not harder, and the wonderful Keith Brymer Jones gave an encouraging keynote speech.

It was a very long, (and hot!), day, and I arrived back in Plymouth at 10pm definitely ready for a cup of tea!

Massive thanks to the team at Mollie Makes for organising such an inspiring day jam packed full of wonderful fellow creatives. 

Sadie x

 

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Posted on July 10, 2018 and filed under competition, events, press.

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards Product of the Year Finalist!

Mollie Makes Handmade awards

How exciting! The Shh Bananas bracelet is shortlisted in the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards as Product of the Year! It's amongst some very beautiful products and I am thrilled to have been included. 

The winner is announced at a special Mollie Makes awards day at Dead Doll's House, London, this coming Monday. Good luck to everyone shortlisted!


Sadie xx 

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Posted on July 5, 2018 and filed under competition, press.

Fashion editorial RIPPLE in beauNU magazine, June 2018

You may remember my post about the fashion editorial shoot I'd been involved with back in April - well now I can share with you the published photographs!

The shoot was a delightfully colourful resort theme, at the gorgeous Grand Hotel in Torquay. Photographer Emma Barrow directed the shoot, and we collaborated with hair, makeup and jewels to complement her vision.

We used a combination of new and best selling Shh jewels, and my favourite shot is the yellow swimsuit with blue fluffy jacket and layers of necklaces - if you can think of an occasion when it would be suitable for me to wear this please let me know ASAP ;-)

Below are the published images from beauNU magazine - I'll be sharing more images and BTS pix taken by Doble Photography soon!

Sadie x

MEET THE TEAM:

Photography: Emma Barrow
Hair: Brigitte Fisher
Make up: Emma Roberts using MAC
Model: Alice Randle from Mosaic Models
Photography Assistant: Jenny at Doble Photography

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Posted on June 1, 2018 and filed under collections, style, press.

The 59 best Instagram accounts in Plymouth you simply must follow - including @shhbysadie

plymouth herald best Instagram accounts in plymouth

I am soooo thrilled to be included in the Plymouth Herald's top Instagram accounts to follow 😁

Having moved to Plymouth just 18 months ago it’s wonderful to have been recognised amongst all of the other talented local businesses ☺️☺️

Read the list here -> https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/…/59-best-instagram-accoun…

Sadie x

 

 

 

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Posted on May 16, 2018 and filed under press.

Coral leather bag crush - Sancia Madeline mini bag

Here's my latest bag crush (you can never have too many, right!?) How perfect is this cute mini Sancia bag in the softest shade of peachy-coral and chunky gold hardware?!

Available at Shopbop and just perfect for summer!

Sadie x

PS. I love bags - see more of my faves!

Sancia Madeline mini bag coral leather designer bag

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Posted on May 6, 2018 and filed under style, bags.

Anthropologie Home designer wallpapers - 6 of the best

Statement wallpaper at its best - below are our top picks from Anthropologie Home's latest printed wallpaper collection. We love the butterfly print wall paper, drool over the palm tree print wall paper, but our favourite HAS to be the Canopy Creatures print. HOW cute are the monkeys?

Would you create a statement wall in your home?

SbS x

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Posted on May 1, 2018 and filed under style.

4 of the best statement earrings

We like nothing more than a statement accessory and so here's our round up of statement earrings.

From an edgy arrow, to a bold butterfly, we're also not afraid of rocking a Swarovski fish on our ears!

Which is your favourite?

SbS x

PS Stunning hair braids by Devon-based stylist Brigitte Fisher.

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Posted on April 28, 2018 and filed under collections, style.

YOKE at Royal William Yard, Plymouth - hello new Shh stockist!

We're proud to be freshly stocked at the newest salon in Plymouth @yokethesalon
YOKE is a sustainable, ethically focused hair salon based in the stunning Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Devon. 

Visit the salon for a selection of bright Shh jewels, hot haircuts and cute-as doggies!

Visit YOKE's website here.

SbS x

 

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Posted on April 22, 2018 and filed under collections, stockists.

Resort style fashion editorial photoshoot number two - behind the scenes!

the grand hotel torquay Devon photoshoot location

After another very early morning, I was also recently involved in a shoot with an absolute dream team at The Grand Hotel in Torquay. The images are also under wraps for the time being, but you can get a behind the scenes peek below.

The Grand Hotel was stunning - the view from the pool area felt like you could have been in LA - with a slighter colder climate of course! A beautiful large Victorian hotel, it's located right on the seafront. The staff couldn't have been more hospitable - and even fed us lunch while we were working! I'm definitely returning to try their al fresco summer dining by the poolside.

Photography: Emma Barrow
Hair: Brigitte Fisher
Make up: Emma Roberts using MAC
Model: Alice Randle from Mosaic Models
Photography Assistant: Jenny at Doble Photography

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Posted on April 18, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, style, collections.

Fashion editorial photoshoot number one - behind the scenes!

fashion editorial photoshoot Sarah Brittain Edwards Plymouth

I recently had the pleasure of working with a fantastic team in Plymouth. I also styled the shoot, and you'll see a peek of upcoming Shh pieces in the photographs!

Photography : Sarah Brittain Edwards
Hair: Jo at YOKE
Make up: Rebecca Searle using Delliah
Models: Lucy & Sophie

Photographer Sarah Brittain Edwards braved the Plymouth wind and took some stunning photos - I'll be sharing them with you as soon as they're released. I also took some studio shots with Lucy and Sophie.

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Posted on April 13, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, collections, style.

Children's Beaded Jewellery Workshop at Ocean Studios, Plymouth

Photos from the recent Children's Beaded Jewellery Workshop at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Children, and adults, came along to make necklaces, bracelets and anklets galore!

Find out about more upcoming jewellery events here.

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Posted on April 8, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, events, workshop / classes.