I met Maria Allen at Brighton Fashion Week when I visited her stand, and I was very excited by what I saw. When I first started chatting with her, I thought she must be the designer's assistant because she was so young. Not at all - the work is all hers. The pieces are affordable, wearable, and quirky, like the necklace that says 'Oui' on one side and 'Non' on the other. Sweet!
Here's a pic of one of the necklaces I picked up; click the thumbnails below to see what's on my wishlist! And for more info on this designer's work, visit mariaallen.bigcartel.com
[This post's title combines the lyrics of a Cibo Matto song from their 1996 album Viva! La Woman. The songs is called 'Know Your Chicken']
[FTC: I bought my handcuff necklace with my own money, and have no business affiliation with Maria Allen]
[Photos: From mariaallen.bigcartel.com]