The small things matter

It’s the small things that enhance our everyday lives – Jessica Christie-Miller

As a stylist, I am always telling my clients to pay attention to the small things – their accessories – as they are the things that add individuality and personality to an overall look. Often, accessories, especially jewellery, are attached to particular memories and life events, which make them even more special.

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica Christie-Miller of IMG_3755Lassoo the Moon, who creates unique and striking ways to store and display accessories, particularly jewellery.   She adorns animal skulls with flowers, feathers and beads – a stylish, modern and completely individual way to hang necklaces, scarves or even hats.

Speaking of hats, Jessica also crafts stunning top hats in pastel or vivid jewel tones that would look great worn to Ascot, or for a party or wedding – each one is made to order, adorned with a variety of silk flowers, feathers and fabrics.

IMG_3745In addition, Jessica creates bespoke handmade fabric memo boards that can be used to display not only small accessories such as earrings and beads, but also photos, postcards, buttons, shells and leaves.   The result is an evocative visual ‘storyboard’ of a particular event or memory. Jessica uses plain and patterned linen and cotton fabrics from producers such as British fabric producers Osborne & Little and Sanderson. She also uses vintage and sequinned fabric.  Each memo board is different, and is beautifully decorated with silk and paper flowers, feathers and sequins.

Before creating Lassoo the Moon, Jessica studied Fine Art and went on to train in retail display. She spent many years as a window dresser in London, specialising in the jewellery trade, working with international luxury brands including Cartier, Links of London and Kiki McDonough.

Jessica can be contacted via Lassoo the Moon and she also sells her work through Etsy.

Many thanks to Jessica for giving me the beautiful animal skull below.


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