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Art Accessories: Renaissance Re-Imagined

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Bring the gallery home with Joe Cool’s art accessories!

Unrivalled in its fame, Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ has been engraved into popular culture forever and is symbolic for its depiction of femininity, beauty and grandeur. Part of our collection of ‘Masterpiece’ fans, this art accessory is an absolute spectacle. Re-imagined by contrasting the intricate delicacy of the painters masterful hand with gaudy golds, leopard print and Tiffany blue, we paired chunky chains with rusty wooden notes to bring Botticelli into the 21st century.

Staying true to the playful DNA of Joe Cool, an eclectic range of accessories have been selected to couple with our Botticelli Masterpiece fan. Wire and beaded glass textures work in tandem with acrylic and gold finishes to heighten the colour palette found in the painting. Subtle wood tones are used to ground the composition, all styled together to conjure a ravishing Renaissance re-telling.

Fashioned from bamboo and cotton, our ‘Masterpiece’ fans serve both style and function. The chicest way to combat the pesky perspiration brought on by the encroaching summer heat. Whether its Hokusai’s beating ‘Great Wave’, the soothing scene of Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ or the beaming buds found in Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Irises’, we can’t get enough of the natural motifs in cooling blues and joyous summertime yellows. When they aren’t being used to fabulously fan yourself down in the summer months, they double as their own work of art to be displayed in your home. The ultimate art accessories!

Complimentary to our fans are our range of ‘Masterpiece’ socks in both ankle and ‘no show’ styles. Featuring fabled works by legendary artists ranging from Matisse to Munch to Renoir. Our 85% cotton and spandex blend ensures the highest quality and comfort whilst our variety of designs guarantee trend-setting toes. Why not elevate your sock game with our Mona Lisa selection? Nothing screams fashionista quite like a pair of Da Vinci draped digits!

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Retro games and vintage vibes

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Retro games and imagery offer a refreshing alternative to the slick perfection of contemporary digital graphics. Just arrived in stock are our new mens Tetris design socks in dark brown or black. The colourful blocks, whether you were a player or not, make a striking and stylish statement for work or play! Like an old friend, ‘Arcade ghost’, a much ‘loved’ gaming character, is instantly recognisable, on socks for men and women. This retro favourite comes in burgundy, navy, teal and black form the original selection for blokes and are now joined by a pale pink and grey version in the slightly smaller womens’ size.

Retro comes to jewellery too with space invader stud earrings in silver and gold finish and a choice of enamel colours. Arcade pacman and ghost are another fun stud – a ‘mismatched’ pair featuring those two famous characters and we have a set of four Tetris design earrings for you to mix and match as the mood takes you. The Rubik’s cube was a hugely popular puzzle in the 1970’s and ’80’s. Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architect, Erno Rubik, the Rubik’s Cube is a colourful 3-D combination puzzle. We have created a cool pendant, which comes complete with moving parts on a colourful ball chain. Mini Rubik’s Cube drop earrings complete the story.

The ‘white noise’ T.V. keyring harks back to a time before flat-screens and digital media. Our ‘chunky’ telly even has a noise function to take you back to that retro ‘white noise’ of former times…That is if you are old enough to remember! Pre-mobile phone cameras come as crystal and enamel rings, stud and drop earrings and pendants in black and white. Even more ‘old school’ is a ‘flashbulb’ camera pendant with a round glass lense in chrome or brass.

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New face mask designs now in stock – magnifique!

Face masks look set to become a staple accessory for some time to come. Our new face mask designs will make an attractive and interesting addition to your wardrobe. With inspiration so often drawn from countries near and far, many of the new styles in our collection take their design cue from our neighbour across the channel. French blues and Francophile hues are a lively reminder of happy holidays in the wonderful land of fashion and food. ‘Jolie Tulipe’, featured above, is a gorgeous impressionistic floral print evoking lazy long lunches in the sun. A profusion of pretty little meadow flowers brings the ‘Petit Fleur’ face mask to life and ‘French blue fern’ is a lovely, fresh design with echoes of the original ‘Laura Ashley’ patterns of the 1970’s.

For a blast of colour ‘bright butterflies’ bursts onto the scene with fantasy flora and fauna to lighten your days. Throw together with the psychedelic ’60’s print’ design and electric pink blooms of ‘paint splash fuchsia flower’ for a stunning set.

If you’re into a bit of a vintage vibe you’ll love the new ‘vintage rose’ design, a gorgeous pink version of the popular original. ‘China blue meadow’ is a classic blue and white floral print which is reminiscent of English afternoon tea drunk from bone china cups. Check out the other beautiful designs in this genre and complete your own ‘vintage’ selection with ‘Persian cat’, a new face mask featuring magnificent moggies and garden blooms, again in those wonderful colours of calmer times.

Don’t forget to revisit the collection for other great mask ideas…with an eclectic variety ranging from tartans through Japanese prints and batik styles to florals, arty spots & stripes and good old simple black, navy and red. All masks are cotton with a fine cotton lining and adjustable coloured elastics. Several come in two sizes – large or regular. Look out for new designs coming in soon with glamorous lace and cool Christmas prints which will put you in the festive spirit.

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Vintage floral – romantic flower accessories

Vintage floral jewellery and accessories have a nostalgic vibe as we move into the Autumn months of the year. Check out our beautiful handmade brooches, rings and earrings. Real flowers are pressed then carefully encased in an epoxy clear resin with tiny beads and sparkles. These romantic accessories draw on ideas dating from an earlier era. Classic Viola, and other traditional delicate sprigs hark back to Victorian and even Elizabethan times whilst remaining utterly timeless.

The same technique is used to produce gorgeous ‘vintage floral’ cat brooches. Walking cat,sitting cat,stretching cat and playful cat are a delightful little collection for you to choose from, again with delicate, pretty blossom encased in clear resin. All are handmade making each brooch absolutely unique.

One of the hottest accessories around right now is ( yes, you’ve guessed it!) the face mask. We have an ever growing selection of washable masks to team with your fashion outfits. One of the latest new introductions is the lovely vintage floral mask featured. This mask like all our range is made from 100% cotton and lined in fine white. The design of Roses, Peonies and Hydrangea on a black background has a classic vintage floral feel. With matching black adjustable elastics it is a classy choice for everyday or special occasion. other new vintage floral designs include the pretty soft yellow ‘soft blossom’. Pink and lilac sprigs of apple blossom against a gentle yellow with lilac elastic makes for the most charming of floral designs. A second blossom option is set on a deep blue ground making a lovely contrast.

More fabulous flowers can be found throughout the mask collection. A strong Japanese theme is evident in ‘Kimono patch’, now available in three beautiful colour choices. There is also ‘gilded kimono print’, a pretty floral option in a range of colour options and also, ‘Indigo Japanese knot’ and ‘discs’, and ‘waves’- popular choices for men and women alike. So if you want floral, or Japanese nature themes then look no further.

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New face masks in stock now – beautiful batik prints.

New face masks in beautiful floral batik prints are now in stock

New face masks in beautiful floral batik prints are now in stock. Our re-usable face mask range is growing along with the the collection’s popularity. All florals are proving to be a very popular choice and this latest design is no exception.. This new batik print selection comes in five colourways, each with a matching pouch to keep your mask clean and fresh when not in use. The pouch is the perfect and pretty solution to the dilemma of what to do with your mask when its not in use. After all, who wants their face mask knocking around inside their handbag or lying on the table when eating out or in the office. These new face masks are made from beautiful Indonesian traditional sarong fabrics and each mask is absolutely unique due to the variety of pattern and design within any section of cloth. Colourways include ‘red tones’ in shades from bright orange to scarlet and ‘pink tones’, a mix of rich burgundies and pinks. Green tones range through deep bottle green, rich emerald and mint hues and the ‘purple’ choice is a stunning deep amethyst and classic royal purple colour. ‘Blue tones’ are a beautiful mix of inky navy and vibrant bright blue. With a more local theme we have a delightful new face mask to cater for patriotic Scots, tartan fans or perhaps those with a leaning towards the retro punk vibe of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen classic designs!

New face masks featuring other interesting floral designs include ‘vintage rose’ – a lovely design which evokes the relaxing garden parties and afternoon teas of gentler paced period in time. More ‘modern’ perhaps is ‘lazy daisy’, this is a bright Summery print of white daisies which jump out on their black background. ‘Paint splash flower’ is a vibrant arty pink and red design and ‘Snow flower’ is a fresh white and cornflower blue pattern. On a simpler note is another new camouflage mask, still a firm favourite with men and women alike.

We have been thrilled with the popularity of all our mask collection which has been selling out as quickly as we can get them back in stock. As ever we are working hard to try and keep up with demand to avoid disappointment but as you will understand, these are challenging times in many respects. Please do check the website regularly for new stock coming in!

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Face masks – FFP2 and pretty cotton washable masks

Face masks are now available to buy from our Joe Cool online shop. Buy a box of 50 disposable masks, useful to carry a few with you at all times! Of course it is also good to have some handy for friends or family who are ‘caught short’. If you treat these masks with care, they will last for several uses. A handy tip is to treat your masks like underwear; do not touch or adjust ( especially in public ), do not borrow or lend, make sure its clean ( daily or as needed ), wear the right side out, if there are holes in it, its stained or damp – throw out!

|We also have a small collection of attractive washable cotton face masks. Choose classic plain colours in a choice of navy blue, burgundy and black or go for something a bit more eye-catching. There are ‘kawai’ styled indigo on linen in a Japanese circles pattern or rope design. Pretty gilded kimono prints are available in fuchsia pink, vibrant turquoise or bright red. ‘Kimono patchwork’ is a classic combination of geometric and floral imagery making a striking and unusual face mask.

Look out for lots of other exciting designs, some already in stock! From polka dots to camouflage, monotone to psychedelic, you’ll find a mask for every possible occasion. This season’s ‘must have’ accessory to help protect you and others around you doesn’t need to be boring! Stay safe from all of us here at Joe Cool.

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Ankle socks – new lines to explore

The latest designs of Joe Cool fashion ankle socks are now in stock. As always there is a wonderful selection to delight, surprise and please you. Choose from the lovely selection of creatures tastefully decorating some quite sensible socks. Parrots, rabbits, elephants, llamas and goldfish are but a few of the new sock designs now available.

Tasty treats – On the ‘edible’ side we have burgers, sausage and bacon, chocolate chip cookie and beer – ok, we’re not promoting health foods but perhaps this is the healthiest way to consume your junk food!

New ‘masterpiece’ socks include more from everyone’s favourite artist, Van Gogh and we added a couple of of Renoirs for good measure! These build on our interesting art inspired collection. Artists include wonderful Renaissance painters, Botticelli and Leonardo. We have French Impressionists and Expressionist galore! Matisse and Monet complete for attention with Manet and Van Gogh. There are so many more Masterpiece ankle socks, check out our socks collection to see the full range and availability.

On the up are ‘no-show’ socks, also know as ‘fake socks’. We have a wonderful new selection of ‘masterpiece’ no-shows to boost your collection of artwork inspired footwear.