Discussing time is like discussing what type of pizza that you love.
The ingredients involved are varied.
Whenever we reach December of any year, the thought of time, especially in terms of the passing of it, is often prominent in our minds.
In the turbulent 1960’s the rock-soul group The Chambers Brothers spoke about how Time Has Come Today.
The silky smooth voice of Nina Simone raised the question Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Ms. Denny originally recorded the song as a demo in 1967, singing and playing guitar on the track.
American folk singer Judy Collins heard a tape of the original demo recording in 1968, and decided to cover the song. She released her recording first as the B-side of her cover of “Both Sides, Now“, and then as the title track of her album Who Knows Where the Time Goes, both released in 1968. Hers was the first widely available recording of the song.
Oh those incredible songs from the 1960s.
“Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.”… David Cameron
In the 1980’s the legendary British singer Boy George added different ingredients to the time pizza. He sang about it from another perspective. He and his mates in Culture Club pieced together Time as a Clock of The heart. Here is a reminder of the lyrics.
Don’t put your head on my shoulder
Sink me in a river of tears
This could be the best place yet
But you must overcome your fears
In time we could’ve been so much more
But time is precious I know
In time we could’ve been so much more
The time has nothing to show
Because time won’t give me time
And time makes lovers feel
Like they’ve got something real
But you and me we know
We got nothing but time.
We sure wished that we have nothing but time, but as so many of us have found out the hard way, we don’t.
Therefore we are going to add another ingredient to this reflection on time and that is the viewing of it.
With the abundance of cell phones, which instantly provide us with the time, does anyone actually own a watch anymore?
As reported at idexonline.com, an informative news source on December 18, 2018, “Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 5.7 percent in the U.S. market in October, when compared to the same month a year ago.
Overall sales in October, the last month for which figures are available, were an estimated $5.8 billion, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Commerce Department.”
That is a lot of watches. There are a slew of watch makers.
One watch manufacturer that colorfully caught our eye is Estella Bartlett.
She is based in the United Kingdom and is making the globe take time and stock of what she is doing.
At the global news source independent.co.uk they agree with us. “If you love a leather look but prefer cruelty-free materials, affordable British brand Estella Bartlett has the watch for you. The faux leather watch, a steal at under £40, might be a great bargain but it certainly doesn’t look cheap. The bright coral strap is made from vegan-friendly alternative leather, while the large gold-tone case and white clock face add to the timepiece’s stylish but simple appearance. We found it really comfortable to wear and loved the vibrant tone and ethical nature of the strap.”
Great minds do think alike.
A vegan friendly strap. What will they think of next?
In terms of sales at fashionunited.uk they add, “Additionally, traditional gifting categories are also in high demand, particularly jewellery and health & beauty. At Highcross, Leicester, Estella Bartlett earrings, Olivia Burton watches and Hot Diamond necklaces are best sellers, while in Birmingham, consumers are likely to exploring products by the make-up brand Morphe on Christmas Day with 39 percent of all brand related searches on Hammerson’s Chatbot search tool at Bullring & Grand Central were about this US brand, which launched in the UK this year.”
Estella Bartlett is in good company as she designs various types of sensational feminine jewelry.
We are impressed when we visit estellabartlett.com. They love to take time and stock of their female watches. “Introducing brand new Estella Bartlett watches! Made with an alternative leather that’s vegan friendly, this Estella Bartlett watch, in bold coral, has a beautiful luxe finish. With a crisp white clock face and gold finishings, this watch is an elegant addition to your accessory collection.”
They have an elegant way of saying enticing things of something so beautiful and youthfully cool too.
Let’s meet them. At their home they smile, “Estella Bartlett is a quintessentially British jewellery brand created in 2011 by brother and sister Nick and Louise Bartlett. It is defined by its playfully chic approach.”
When we produce a product, in many ways it defines us in terms of our values, vision and commitment. How are they defined? “Whimsical charms and delicate materials combine with the essence of the season to define Estella Bartlett jewellery. Minimal packaging with a dreamy cloud motif provides the finishing touch to this modern, playful brand. Creative Director Louise designs each collection. Inspiration is drawn from trips to Paris and Tokyo, antique markets, memories of a childhood spent in the Caribbean, the countryside of her New Forest family home, and the urban life surrounding her Primrose Hill apartment.
Louise has a master’s degree in Fashion Marketing from the London College of Fashion. During her student days, Louise sold vintage jewellery and organised charity fashion shows. She later worked for Ralph Lauren, Smythson and Condé Nast’s W and WWD. She is now Creative Director of Estella Bartlett.”
Very creative we might add.
Very UK creative just like the awe inspiring Boy George and his Culture Club.
Estella Bartlett is trending well in our new culture.
If you live in the USA, have you heard about Estella Bartlett watches?
If you haven’t, now you have and ladies? You should check them out. Their prices are varied so you can pick your category but we sense you will love their look.
We sure did.
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