Monday, 30 November 2009

Mimi Pearl has been blogged.....

Mimi Pearl was mentioned today:-

on the UK Handmade Blog, featuring our Deluxe Pixie Pendant in Aqua. UK Handmade is an online magazine dedicated to UK talent, designers, crafters and is an essential resource.

To download UK Handmade Magazine visit

Thursday, 26 November 2009

One For My Wish List.....

Limited Edition eye gloss by Chanel
I would imagine this product would take some getting used to in the application department, but I would be more than willing to give this one a try. You know a bit of gloss, shimmer and never seen without eye make up. I'm closing my eyes and making my wish as we speak.....

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Recycled and Handcrafted with LOVE......

Vintage Boudoir Bag by Mimi Pearl
These handy bags are perfect for storing make up, lingerie, pyjamas, travelling and much much more!
Each one is individual, recycled from vintage fabrics and silks, lined with calico and pre-laundered - both eco friendly and glamorous....
Prices start from £12.00 - visit

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Christmas Event

Last week saw my first Christmas Event for Edinburgh Academy. There I met some lovely people, fellow stallholders, drank champagne, nibbled on canapes, bought presents, made great sales, couldn't stop admiring the gold embossed roses on the ceiling.....

The Mimi Pearl stall looked great - shame I forgot my camera....with lace, fresh roses, vintage props for display (someone wanted to purchase my vintage vanity mirror!), Bendicks, shimmering pearls, semi precious rocks, boudoir bags and lots of love!

A huge thank you to all the customers and Jane, Claire and everyone else for making the event a success!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Meet Anna Lavezzo......

A little background on Mimi Pearl.....for those of you who don't know, Mimi Pearl was founded in 2007 after my love of creating. Named Mimi (my daughters petname) and Pearl due to my love of pearls and the vintage string of pearls I started with - that has inspired so many of my designs.

When I was a little girl, my Nanna (pictured) was a dressmaker and a huge inspiration to me. My first pocket money was made unpicking garments that needed alterating. The "front room" where she worked from, was filled with fabric, buttons, threads, headless Edna (tailors dummy!) and invited in a stream of customers. It was here and then that I fell in love with creating. My Nan always used to say - if she had been a little younger we would have set up shop together.

When I was deciding on a logo, it seemed adpt that I use on of my favourite photos of a remarkable, wonderful and huge role model to me. Black and white photography plays a huge part getting my ideas flowing - this image was taken at a function in Tripoli, in the original, she is flanked either side by my late Grandad and some other dashing gentleman. Claiming she wasn't smoking - just "holding" the cigarette for someone - Anna Lavezzo sums up the Mimi Pearl ethos - whimsical, vintage inspired with feminine and pretty edge.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Bespoke Onyx & Pearl Slip On Necklace

Here at Mimi Pearl - I have been busy creating bespoke pieces, including wedding jewellery, thank you gifts and just general old - go on...treat yourselves! (see one such creation above).
In addition to that, that dreaded C word...yes Christmas - dare it say it - is closer than you think and I have been preparing for stalls and events. I always look forward to these events as not only do I get to meet so many nice people, I get to have sneaky shop myself. Handcrafted gifts are always far nicer than those mass produced, and it is great to support other small business and designers. See bottom of blog for where you can meet me......