Every new collection starts it’s life in our Turkish workshop under the creative eye of Deniz Gurdal, head designer and founder of Ottoman Hands. Carefully selected stones are cut and shaped to fit the new collection’s designs. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak behind the scenes in Istanbul.
Meet Mitika, a fashion, illustration and travel blogger with a penchant for gold who creatively documents her journeys around the world. Following the wanderlust and style inspired ideals that Ottoman Hands hold dear, we catch up with the gorgeous up and coming blogger, discussing travel ideas, the love of jewellery and working with your husband.
For SS15 we have a combination of seven capsule collections, each with their own aesthetic identity. Inspirations for this season stem from diverse sources. The anticipated Organic trend is explored through the use of new silhouettes including an intricate leaf design. Metal features a rustic and textured finish, whilst the natural properties of the semi precious stones are enhanced through considered design. Shop new in here.
A constant source of love and support it seems silly that the greatness of mothers is only really celebrated once a year. That being said, we certainly don’t need an excuse to treat our mum and if you don’t either then this Mother’s day edit is for you. We’ve created a selection with some of our loveliest pieces using symbolic Mother of Pearl, softly pigmented Rose Quartz and dazzling Labradorite ensuring that whatever your mum’s taste, there will be something she can treasure for years to come. See the full edit here.
Let’s face it, buying presents for Valentine’s Day can be quite daunting. We’ve all been through those moments of panic where we’re seriously doubting our choice of gift. Questions such as “Will she like it?”, “What if it’s the wrong colour?” and “Does it have a return policy?” start to spring to mind and before we know it, we’ve worked ourselves up into a slight frenzy.
Dark and gloomy winter nights are the perfect back drop for the warm glow of gold but it’s not the easiest colour to wear. We’ve put together some outfit ideas for those looking to add a bit of festive sparkle to their outfit with fashion from our stockists at John Lewis, Topshop and Asos.
Featuring guest bloggers is something we at Ottoman Hands have been wanting to do for a while. So, without further ado. Meet Jane from My Midlife Fashion. A self confessed shopaholic, My Midlife Fashion looks at how hitting forty doesn’t mean an end to being stylish, on the contrary Jane’s blog features regular ‘What I’m wearing posts’ and reviews of brands she loves which we are honoured to be a part of. Enjoy!
Having always loved fashion & putting together outfits, urged on by my hubby & son & the impending approach of the big four-0, last year I found myself taking a huge step outside of my comfort zone to set up my fashion blog ‘My Midlife Fashion’. Covering all things fashion related from daily outfit posts & where you can ‘shop my style’, to showcasing new brands & fashions My Midlife Fashion seeks to explore my fashion journey & showcase how you can incorporate up to the minute trends with stylish finds from the high street.
Taking A Look At Ottoman Hands & My Outfit Of The Day
So come on hands up, how many of us secretly hope for a jewellery sized box neatly wrapped under the Christmas tree come the 25th?!!! Yup I’ll admit I certainly wouldn’t mind a box or two of this shape & size containing a new bit of jewellery, after all it’s a great way to breathe new life into our wardrobes & if we’re honest how many of us would love to say to our other halves ‘if I can’t wear it I don’t want it’?!
Whilst of course a diamond or two wouldn’t go amiss, stunning jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive & one of the best ways of creating a stunning look is by wearing a key piece of jewellery. I’m a great believer in the fact that by wearing something that little bit different to the norm you can really create a stunning statement.
One brand of jewellery that I’ve featured previously on the blog is Ottoman Hands but if you haven’t heard of them, they were established in 2009 & are a British based, Turkish inspired jewellery company created by Deniz Gurdal. Deniz works closely with local Turkish gem cutters & artisans to create one of a kind jewellery in modern designs that are loyal to the beauty of ancient Ottoman jewellery making traditions. Each piece is finished in 21ct gold plated brass & feature stunning semi-precious stones & they really do create some stunning pieces at very sensible prices.
Needless to say there’s lots of gorgeous pieces that are catching my inner magpie’s eye so today I thought that just in case your other half needs a bit of present buying inspiration, or you feel you deserve a little pre-Christmas treat for all that present buying, wrapping & card writing, I’d feature some of my favourites pieces.
In the next picture I’ve teamed the dress with my new jewellery & as you can see they totally transform a simple black dress & make the outfit so much more eye catching.
Finally here’s what I’m wearing today & I just couldn’t resist wearing my new jewellery.
Perhaps you’ve seen some of their pieces in John Lewis or House of Fraser or one of the other high street brands they sell in? Maybe you even own a piece or two? Or perhaps something I’ve featured has just caught your eye & you’re hoping Santa might leave a piece or two under the tree.
Read more from Jane at My Midlife Fashion.