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Easter Gift Guide

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With Easter approaching, here at Jones + Jones we have been swapping the Easter egg hunt for the ultimate gift giving hunt searching for the sweetest, chicest and at times, not the cheapest (but so worth it!) goodies to save you doing all the hard work. Whether you’re indulging in a well-deserved treat or looking for a thoughtful gift for family and friends, our gift giving guide has everything from chocolate to Easter bunny jewellery to ensure you find that perfect present.


 


1. Prestat Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Easter Egg, from Prestat, £15.

 Easter would not be complete without a chocolate overdose, with Prestat’s Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Easter Egg ideal for feeding those chocolate cravings. As the official chocolatiers to the Queen, this dark chocolate, truffle filled egg is sweet yet sharp with an ingenious balance of creamy caramel and crystal sea-salt. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us! 


 

2. Real Hen's Eggs filled with Chocolate Praline, from daylesford.com, £25. 

Easter – the only time it’s acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast. Hooray! Banish feelings of chocolate indulgence guilt, with these mind-boggling real hen’s eggs with a smooth hazelnut praline centre. Appeal to your sweet tooth, while convincing yourself that you’re having a protein-filled breakfast. Woops, how did chocolate get inside my healthy breakfast? I wonder…

 

 

3. Easter Blend Loose Leaf Tea, from Harrods, £8.95. 

Not a fan of chocolate? Why not try Harrod’s refreshing alternative – Easter Blend tea. Blended with lemon and dark chocolate chunks, this aromatic black tea is great for brewing with family and friends over the bank holiday weekend. 



4. Lindt Bunny Recipe book, from Lindt on Amazon, £9.98.  

Bake up a storm in the kitchen with the Lindt Bunny Recipe book, containing Lindt’s Maîtres Chocolatiers best recipes from muffins to mousses, perfect for recreating with family and friends. Armed with freshly baked homemade treats, you’re guaranteed to be welcomed with open arms when visiting family this weekend. 


 

5. Tercera Window Blossom sweatshirt, from Ted Baker, £119.

 It’s not about who collects the most chocolate on the Easter egg hunt, it’s about who looks the best doing it! Instead of envying the chocolate eggs in your basket, they’ll be lusting over your Spring style wearing Ted Baker’s Tercera Window Blossom sweatshirt. The fresh blossom print with pastel green stripes on the trims, will give your wardrobe a vibrant lease of life when worn with our Vivienne white lace skirt

 

6. ClaireaBella Girls Chocoholic Canvas bag, from ClaireaBella, £9.99.

Chocoholics, listen up! Known for their girly canvas bags, ClaireaBella have created a series of special edition canvas bags featuring two Easter-inspired designs. Incorporate the name of your loved one into the design for a thoughtful, personalised gift.


 

7. New Season Mini Satchel, from Cambridge Satchel Company, £125. 

This season, pale pastels are a must! Ditch the basket on your Easter egg hunt for Cambridge Satchel Company’s blush pink mini satchel, complete with a cute handle to carry all your chocolate treats in style. Wear with our Jones + Jones Blossom nude dress for a girly, Easter look. 

 

8. Olympia Le-Tan Peter Rabbit’s Easter Embroidered Clutch, from Porter Fashion, £1,050. 

Fill your bank holiday weekend with classic Easter tales (without actually having to read them) with the Olympia Le-Tan Peter Rabbit Embroidered Clutch. Handcrafted in Paris, the taupe-cotton clutch is covered with intricate embroidery and lined with Liberty-print fabric to match our Jan Cream Rose Bud dress – a luxurious Easter gift for fashionable book lovers. 


 

9. Easter Bunny 18ct Yellow Gold Vermeil & Charm, from Links of London, £120. 

 Hop into Spring with this cute Easter bunny charm crafted from yellow gold Vermeil and finished with diamond detailing on the tail. Gold, glitzy accessories will complement our Frances dress perfectly for a night out this bank holiday weekend.

 

 

10. 18-Karat Gold Bunny Ring, Natasha Zinko, £990.

Treat yourself to an Easter splurge with the 18-Karat gold bunny ring from Natasha Zinko. Wear this ring stacked with simple gold accessories to add a playful look to a little black dress, such as our Jessie dress








The Cinderella Style

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Cinderella is definitely a family favourite made in 1950, the film features upbeat songs and incredible animation alongside of course the amazing storyline. 

 




Kenneth Branagh’s takes on

this tale of rags to riches and gives it a bit of

modern magic or bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!


With Cinders being played by Lily James who was both witty

and funny in the famous Downton Abbey, 

its exciting to see how she takes on this role going.


Helen Bonham Carter plays the fun fairy godmother

and Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine

we know the film is bound to be a success.

 



 

Here at jones + jones we must add that we are super excited to see the famous gown

and glass slippers designed by the wonderful costume designer Sandy Powell.

 


 

 

 

British costume director Sandy Powell previously won 3 Oscars for her creations says that this iconic blue dress for Cinderella was no easy task.

 Sandy explained that she wanted to design a dress that would keep in with the traditions and period of the film.

 



 

 

A huge 500 hours went into the making of the famous blue gown.


The dress is made up of 8 skirts and a circumference of over 11m!


Swarovski also adds a bit of glamour to any occasion and partnered up

with Cinderella to create the blue shimmering embellished dress.


Featuring over 111,000 finely cut crystals this was

the right ingredient to make a sparkling head turning gown!

 








                  

 


 


Charlotte Olympia:

 “This transparent platform shoe made with my signature

 PVC & perspex materials is adorned with

 star and crystal detailing as befits any princess.” 




 

With even more marvellous fairy tale accessories appearing daily with the hype of the release of the Cinderella,

we have chosen our favourite that can complete any fairy tale inspired outfit. 







Today’s princesses can clutch on to this box bag featuring a gold shoe clasp and pearly clock face.

Designed by Charlotte Olympia this bag can be yours for £1995. 

 

 

Olympa Le-Tan collaborated with Disney to create a collection of clutches by the best-loved Disney films. 

This cotton canvas pieces features famous illustrations of the original magical world of Cinderella. 

With only 77 being made it’s definitely a unique piece! 






Mac has collaborated with Cinderella to create a

magical collection that is sure to make all your dreams come true.

The collection includes eye shadow, powders, mascara and lipstick.

 

 

Chit Chat with ITV Presenter Anna Williamson

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We were more then excited to have a little chit chat with our favourite ITV presenter Anna Williamson. From style inspiration to her favourite jones and jones dress, we got all the gossip and news on her latest projects. 


1. Who is your style icon/inspiration?

This may sound like a weird one, but my girlfriends who I've been friends with for over 20 years. Having grown up with no sisters I looked to others for style advice and my pals had such a cool individual sense of style - they taught me a lot! I also really love what Paloma Faith wears, she's totally 'out there' and is a great example of wearing your confidence and individuality.


 

2. How did you get into presenting?

I was in a girlband at the age of 15 and after a year in the group I got given a chance to present on Kids Channel Disney Channel...I had to pretty much beg for the job mind you but it more than paid off!

 

3. Do you have any exciting projects coming up?

I'm really excited to be a part of a brand new ITV Daytime show which will cover a vast range of human interest topics.  And I'm loving my role popping up on ITV's This Morning dishing out advice in my counsellor/life coach role.

 

4. Who is your dream interviewee?

Someone who engages with you and your questions.  There's nothing worse than a frosty interviewee...my favourite funnily enough is Simon Cowell, he's brill 

 

5. What’s your favourite Jones + Jones dress?

Oh my gosh...where to start, I love them all! Probably my black 'Vicky' prom style dress...it's uber flattering and always seems to entice the paps on a red carpet.

 

6. Where would you wear your Jones + Jones dress?

I love to wear Jones and Jones as my preferred label for premieres and red carpet events - they're perfect for something a little bit glam.

 

7. How would you style a Jones + Jones dress for a chic day look?

Teaming the dress with a little pair of ankle boots, denim jacket and minimal accessories - or a pair of pumps

 

8. What do you love about Jones + Jones?

The gorgeous ranges! So much choice and they always look and fit so well. They're so different to anything remotely like it on the market.


 

9. How would you accessorize a Jones + Jones dress for a glamorous event? 

A killer pair of heels and some sultry smokey makeup

 

10. What's your favourite make-up look to team with your Jones + Jones dress? 

Smokey eyes or a strong eye liner with a bright 'colour pop' lippy


For more on Anna Williamson click here

Anna Williamson favourite dress shop here.

Easter Make-Up Tutorial

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Looking for the perfect Easter make-up look? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve been busy bees in the Jones + Jones studio with our make-up artist, photographer and two very cute rabbits, shooting our gorgeous model Georgia. But as always, we’re thinking of our lovely customers, creating a simple guide to help you achieve the make-up look in the comfort of your own home. 


Our talented make-up artist Riceal Red talks us through the process step by step, sharing her favourite products, top tips and everything you need to know to replicate this fresh faced look. One last treat – Riceal bagged us a 25% off code for the Red Beauty Brushes used within the tutorial. Simply type in LOVEJONES at the checkout to claim your discount just in time for the bank holiday weekend. Don’t say we’re not good to you! Take it away Riceal… 


 

Before applying make-up I always take time to prep the skin, creating a smooth canvas to achieve flawless looking skin. First, I applied Embryolisse lait-crème concentré moisturiser in a circular motion to the face and neck – this moisturiser is a staple product in most make-up artistes’ kits. Using Too Faced Shadow Insurance, prime the eyes, applying even coverage across the eyelids.



1. For the romantic blush pink hue, I applied Bobbi Brown blusher in Peony all over the lids using the Red Beauty Small Tapered Blending Brush. I love this brush as it allows you to blend whilst you apply the eye shadow, creating a lovely soft finish.

2. To tone down the bold pink colour, I dusted the shade Limit from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette over the eye shadow using the Red Beauty Blending Brush to give the lids a more delicate, natural look.

3. A touch of shimmer was added to the inner corners of the eyes with the Red Beauty Short Shader Brush, using the shade Dust from the Naked 3 palette. Being a very subtle shade, I recommend spraying some MAC Fix to intensify the colour, accentuating the eyes. 

4. To finish, I applied the colour Shade from the Naked 3 Palette to the brow bone, highlighting and lifting the eyebrows, followed by a few coats of mascara. 



1. As the model had nice skin I wanted to use a slightly lighter foundation, opting for MAC face and body foundation in C1. This was applied using the Red Beauty Flat Top Kabuki Brush (currently only available in pink). 

2. To conceal any blemishes, I used the Bobbi Brown BBU palette, smoothing under the eyes and the bridge of the nose with the Red Beauty Small Concealer Brush.

3. Next, I set the face using MAC mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light plus, dusting all in circular motions using the Red Beauty Large Powder Brush – perfect for keeping your make-up in place for longer.

4. A pop of colour was added to the cheeks with the Red Beauty Angled Blusher Brush using Bobbi Brown Blusher in both Peony and Desert Pink. Top tip – always smile when applying blusher as this makes it easier to apply directly to the apples of the cheeks.

5. Highlighter time! For this I dipped the Red Beauty Tapered Highlighter Brush into Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick, brushing it onto her cheekbones. 


 

 

 

Lining the models lips with Collections Lipliner in Pink Heaven achieved this natural pink lip. I finished the look by adding a mixture of clear gloss and Beauty UK in Pink Twice across the lips using the Red Beauty Lip Brush


Voilà! A simple, feminine make-up look to rock this Easter weekend. All the products used by Riceal in this tutorial can be viewed below...

 








Alison Wheeler

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Alison Wheeler is a fan of Jones and Jones dresses

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