This year will mark the 25th anniversary of World Book Day, the organisation is dedicated to assisting children from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have access to books at home. In this digital age, it is more crucial than ever for young people to develop a passion for reading. The value of literature and the core skills it reinforces are immeasurable . In the spirit of the organisation and it’s cause we are spotlighting our bookmarks and fairy-tale inspired accessories.
Our kimono print bookmarks are fashioned from intricately detailed floral fabric that is detailed in gold motifs evocative of the east. The six colour variants all have their own unique design. Similarly, our tasseled bookmarks in a different yet equally chic kimono print have the added flair of a tassel, bookworms rejoice!
Our exquisite hand-painted bookmarks come in several distinct styles depicting various scenes of nature, ranging from waterfalls to koi fish to cherry blossoms and lotuses. All of our handpainted bookmarks are made from wood.
Take a look at our fairy-tale accessories inspired by some of our favourite stories. Alice in Wonderland themed goodies are a Joe Cool classic! Our playfully quaint acrylic pendant chain will capture your heart whilst our teacup and teapot earring duo and ace of spades ring are showstoppers! Our Tinkerbell earrings are dainty delights especially paired with a pair of adorable socks featuring Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. To top it all off a golden pair of castle earrings…the thing of dreams!
A story coveted by many, Alice and her adventures in Wonderland have enjoyed a myriad of adaptations in the worlds of art, film, photography, performance and fashion. Transcending the pages of Lewis Carroll’s original 1865 novel, Alice and her cohort of crazed cronies have become visual icons – imprinted in the minds of an audience spanning generations. With Joe Cool’s flair for the fantastical, it comes as no surprise that we have everything from tarts, toadstools & tea-cups fitting for a totally bonkers garden tea-party. Our zany accessories might have you looking just a little bit mad, but in the wise words of Alice herself: “All the best people are”.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole of Joe Cool’s accessory Wonderland. A selection of Alice-approved stud earrings include a mismatched hat and card, a cup and teapot, a pair of white rabbits and a duo of toadstools. Our playfully quaint acrylic bangle and pendant chain will steal your heart whilst an eccentric miniature leopard print hat will leave you questioning your sanity. Wonderland socks come in an endearing Mary-Jane style or depicting a humorous hookah induced scene. Be a sanguine queen in our rose adorned alice-band and much to the guard’s delight, our roses don’t need to be painted!
Unmatched in its charm and delicacy, dress the table with our ‘Tea Garden’ range – blue and white ceramic bead necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the style of delftware – or ‘Country Garden’, also in ceramic bead, this time patterned in pink English rose. Even more delightful is the cup and saucer drop earrings. Only the teapot remains!
Indulge in some sweet treats from our Cafe Cool collection, the most appetising addition to any mad tea party. Cream tart and cake slice resin brooches are dainty delights, most delicious when served with iced doughnut and liqourice allsort drop earrings. Tasty enough to make your mouth-water! A smartie necklace looks good enough to eat whilst our strawberry cake slice and macaron key-rings are the creme de la creme. To top it all off our cherry barrette is…well… the cherry on top! Kitschy, kooky and camp, Joe Cool’s accessories will always leave you grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
Rabbits or bunnies are real harbingers of Spring and Easter. This year, why not celebrate the season with some interesting accessories. Rabbits and hares are delightful and enigmatic creatures. It is no surprise that they have played numerous roles in countless stories, movies and nursery rhythms. From books such as Beatrix Potter’s 19th century classic, ‘Peter Rabbit’ , ‘The Velveteen rabbit’ and the white rabbit in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to the irresistible Roger Rabbit in the movie, ‘Who framed Roger Rabbit’ or Thumper who stars in the beloved Disney film, ‘Bambi’, this animal has a distinguished history in literature and film. There is an equally diverse range of rabbit characters here at Joe Cool. The enamel pin brooch sets featured are straight out of a story book while ‘carrot bunny’ earrings make an unusual ‘mismatched’ pair. A tiny enamel stud earring in a choice of black, white, grey or pink is the most perfect encapsulation. In contrast, a large grey flocked rabbit with its embroidered detail and twinkly red eye makes a striking statement piece. Pink rabbit with scarf is yet another take in padded textile.
Rabbits of many different persuasions adorn our current most popular accessory – socks! ‘Rabbit warren’ is a lovely tree green sock with a sedate sitting white rabbit design, ‘sunshine bunnies’ is a more crazy design on bright yellow and ‘animal treats’ is a happy cartoon bunny with carrot pattern. There are rabbit socks with stripes or hearts and a cute ‘sheer’ bunny sock in pink.
More spring things, rabbits and hares included, can be found throughout the collections. Ducks are always an Easter favourite and new socks in mauve are peppered with these delightful water birds. ‘Quackers’ is the name of a delightful duck sock and Rubber duck is a charming watery scene.