Fiona creates an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful accessories in Peverell

A brilliant new shop has just opened on Trelawney Road in Peverell.

Located on the junction of two roads, the entrance is actually on Barn Park Road. Many readers may remember it as Celebrities Hair Salon, but now it has been transformed into an Aladdin’s cave of accessories.

I went to meet Fiona Miller, the visionary behind this new venture and was impressed that, One Four Two Lifestyle Accessories, is a place that is full of exciting and unexpected things.

An array of French antique display stands present a whole host of items ranging from handbags, hats, scarves, jewellery, purses, wash-bags, socks, candles and much more.

Fiona told me: “The reason I have a passion for accessories is because they are so versatile. Good accessories can totally transform an outfit. Take the little black dress as an example, this simple look can be changed with a few accessories into a completely different style or colour scheme. It really is a case of the little things making the big difference.”

To illustrate the point, Fiona showed me a simple black wrap and explained how it could look great with a pair of jeans but equally as good with a beautiful gown for a New Year’s ball.

It took time for me to take in all that was on offer and the more I walked around the shop the more I realised just how much there was.

Fiona pointed out some of the pieces of jewellery. She said: “Although I have sourced cottage industry items from Devon and Cornwall, much that I have in the shop is 100% handcrafted by a local women’s cooperative in Ecuador.

“This unique and ethical jewellery comes from the Tagua Palm Tree Nut, which is often called Vegetal Ivory. It is coloured using natural food pigments and looks and feels beautiful!”

I noticed some very attractive fedora hats in a whole host of autumnal shades alongside winter beanies with pom poms. There are a great range of scarves in warm winter mixes, as well as pashminas, wraps and stoles.

Fiona has also chosen handbags in all different shapes and sizes – so there is something for every function. She told me: “The Brakeburn range are lovely for everyday use. They come in cross body, shoppers and toiletries. I also stock make-up bags, purses, overnight bags, evening clutches and all sorts of bags in leather.”

I asked Fiona how she became interested in accessories and she told me it all started when she was an ‘at home mum’ and had an opportunity to refurbish property.

She said: “I would oversee the building work which in many ways was the easier part. It was when it came down to the finer details of the finishing touches – that became the harder thing to do.

“I have introduced some pieces into the shop that are home accessories too. These include cushions, sets of twinkly lights, candles, room diffusers and bottle openers. As the seasons change I will bring in different bits and pieces. The shop really is an eclectic mix!”

Fiona also stocks a range for men which include leather wash bags, socks, scarves and briefs.

I was really impressed with the simple beauty and quality of the items in One Four Two Lifestyle Accessories. It is such a handy place to pop into with easy outside parking. Please be aware of the opening times which are: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Fiona can be contacted via her Facebook page, One Four Two Lifestyle Accessories. Address 142 Trelawney Road, Peverell. Tel 07771 883834

First published in the Plymouth Magazine – December 2017

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