When I like a brand I do have a bit of a habit of becoming ferociously loyal to them – see the Antipodium dress hunt as a case in point. I have a tendency to be a bit obsessive about most things I like actually; that whole 1920s thing, you know? The fact I cannot rest until I have read every Persephone book in publication? Mainlining Mitford everything until I become a genuine Mastermind champion?
Maria Francesca Pepe is fast becoming a target on my hit-list. It’s a rare day that I don’t wear some MFP jewellery and because it’s so wonderful and eye-catching you inevitably end up with people asking you where it’s from which means I also spend a lot of time typing her name/website into people’s phones.
After attending the press preview of her new range recently I ended up putting in another order and it arrived this week – with one piece in particular attracting a lot of attention… See that safety pin R? Yeah, everyone in my office was pretty taken with that. “I like your… what is that? Is it a nappy pin?” Who knew that everyone knew what a nappy pin was in this day and age? As a side note, I did actually wear a nappy pin as an accessory in my youth – punk for life, you know?
Unfortunately my order got a little bit lost in the post, so MFP also kindly sent me this R sleeper to soften the blow. And soften the blow it did, because there’s nothing I like more than initial jewellery.
The Complete Book of Dreams, incidentally, is a tome that spends a great deal of time open on my desk at work. The day can’t commence really until I’ve done some analysis of last night’s brain activity – and I wish I was joking, but I’m not. See, obsessive.