02 March 2012

Fluffy little pick of the week: Chupi jewellery

It was love at first sight with this week's pick.

I fell head-over-heels for Irish jewellery designer Chupi's beautiful creations the moment I saw them. And I fell in love with one piece in particular: my initial on a gold disc, with a bluey-green semi-opaque gemstone called amazonite.

But the vendor didn't take cards and I didn't have cash on me, so I couldn't take it home that night.  I popped into the Loft market on a number of subsequent occasions, but never spotted the particular stone I had fallen for. In the end I emailed Chupi herself (yep, that's her real name), who made one especially for me, posted it out to me and trusted me to pop in to pay for it. How often do you experience customer service like that?

I was delighted with the price, too. My necklace was just €33 - I've spent more on costume pieces, and everything Chupi makes is made from semi precious stones with silver or gold. 

As well as her gorgeous gems, Chupi has her own independent clothing label and designs extremely pretty dresses - she was picked up by Topshop scouts in her first year at fashion college, making her the youngest designer to ever work with the clothing chain. And, as if all that's not enough, she's also a food writer and has penned 'What To Eat When You Can't Eat Anything: The Complete Allergy Cookbook'.

Chupi's designs will soon be available to buy online (her new website is currently in development) but in the meantime you can find her at a number of Dublin locations including The Loft Market and the Designer Mart, or connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.


jimmi lou said...

It's lovely, I love seeing independent up and coming designers!

Perlchen said...

what a lovely necklace!
very gorgeous! thanks so much for your comment!
would like to follow each other?!
greets & hugs =)

es-jay said...

What a gorgeous piece and what a talented young lady! well done to her, If I was anywhere near Dublin I'd deffo pick this up! Great post, thanks for sharing your gorgeous find :D


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fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys - her pieces are really lovely. And if you check out her website I'm sure she ships internationally! xo

Sarah Lanagan said...

I love this piece and it looks so cute on you! x

fluff and fripperies said...

Ah, thanks Sarah! xo

Nikki Yorena said...

omg so lovely <3
really love it


rolala said...

Chupi's designs are lovely and she sounds lovely too. So sweet that she custom made that necklace for you!

Wee is a wonderful word. You can only use tiny so much ;)

rolala loves

Ioana-Carmen said...

lovely! Check my blog and follow me if you want!


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love indie designers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep shopping--I know I will be!

xo Mary Jo

Ali xxx said...

Awww lovely.

I love handmade jewellery.
It looks like it should be on Not On The High street.


Fashion Tales.... said...

Beautiful. I love how unique these pieces are. So much more special when it's handmade. Have a lovely weekend. :-)

Actionmags said...

I saw beautiful necklaces by this girl (at the beauty spot in Dakota) some of of jewellery was beautiful Joanne from lovely Girly bits got a georg necklace and I took a leaflet a f have been carrying it around with me, but am never in town or forget to stop by the loft, it would be brilliant to be able to buy online

Estefanía J. said...

So cute jewelry dear!!! Excuse my delay in answering you! And thanks for your lovely comment! Now, follow you by GFC too!!!
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Cabootique said...

That is such a pretty necklace - I love the stone!

Bravoe Runway said...

This is a really pretty necklace! I was thinking it was pricey but then you mentioned it was with gemstones so that is def a great buy! Enjoy :)

little t said...

Really pretty piece!

mishshell said...

Beautiful pieces!

Viki said...

What a lovely jewellery! Just gorgeous! Xo



fluff and fripperies said...

I've checked and not only is the website now live but Chupi delivers worldwide for a flat shipping fee of 5 euro! xo

Victoria said...

This is gorgeous, I'm off to have a look at the website now, I love discovering new designers. X

Bullets4Peace Jewellery said...

Amazing pieces.