The Chelsea Flower Show is the fashion event of the horticultural calender. We love seeing all the beautiful botanical displays and gorgeous flowerbeds as well as all the floral inspired fashion worn by celebrities and the great British public. So what better time to don your bright floral prints and show some appreciation for blooming blossoms and buzzing bees! Read the rest of this entry »
Amidst all the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival we’ve seen a lot of celebs embracing the laid-back classic look of the French Riviera in their down time. Recalling those classic looks of 50′s film stars lounging around in St.Tropez, Nice and Cannes. Think Capri pants, crisp cotton shirts, sailor stripes, floaty summer dresses and simple sandals. We pulled together a few outfit ideas that encapsulate the relaxed riviera look – now, where’s our floppy hat? Read the rest of this entry »
Summer is well a truly on it’s way and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to get your summer wardrobe sorted! Let’s start by getting the essentials right, we’ve got 6 key pieces you can turn to throughout the summer that you can bring out at a moments notice and instantly feel on-trend, cool and ready to rock!
So we all know the maxi dress is an absolute summer essential, so versatile, it can be dressed up or down, worn on the beach or in the bar, at festivals or fancy feasts. Part of the maxi dress appeal is that it’s so low maintenance, you can just throw it on, there’s no need to worry about tan lines or shaven legs(!) This beautiful maxi dress from Rainbow Winters is on the top of our wishlist this summer. We love the huge digital printed fish, not to mention that fact that it’s made from 100% silk satin, ultra luxurious! Read the rest of this entry »
Sheer fabrics and see through clothing are still set to be a huge hit this S/S13 having been embraced by fashion houses like Temperley London, Felder Felder and Alberta Ferretti. How will you wear the trend? Will you play it subtle or dare to bare, will you stay classy or go sassy? This trend is great as you can work it in ways that leaves plenty for the imagination, whilst still pointing out your best features in a totally unexpected way. Do you dare to tantalize with this risky trend? Read the rest of this entry »
Jungle fever has struck IndependentBoutique.com! We’re currently obsessed with all things wild and exotic! Now that Summer is just around the corner we can’t get enough of botanic prints, tribal jewels and animal inspired charms! Take a look at the following outfit ideas for some wild looks, perfect for those hot summer nights!
Our first look features this amazing botanic print tunic from Blank London made from 100% mercerized satin for an extra luxurious feel and look. We’ve then added tribal inspired brass earrings from Mel Bandeira, a gorgeous ring featuring a cheeky little voodoo god from Lee Renee Jewellery. Lastly a dragonfly bracelet from SU made from natural stone is added for an extra bit of buzz. Read the rest of this entry »
The boho trend always make a welcome return to our wardrobes when Summer is just around the corner. It must be something about basking in the sun, getting outdoors and closer to nature that awakens the sleeping hippy within! Today we’ve come up with a few simple outfit ideas that fit this day-dreamy trend, even boho queen Nicole Richie would be proud!
Everyone knows the maxi dress is a must for a boho vibe this Summer – comfy,stylish and cool. We’ve teamed this Jode London white maxi with a gorgeous ultra long necklace from Jerboa Jewellery the ultimate boho luxe accessory – inspired by the isle of Ibiza. We’ve then added a beautiful tooled leather shoulder bag from Ismad London and a punky “Rock Princess” Ring from Lee Renee Jewellery. A finishing touch comes in the form of Anna Katherine’s Elephant Silk Scarf – we suggest wearing this as a head scarf or try tying it to your shoulder bag for an extra splash of colour! Read the rest of this entry »
Today we’re interviewing the brother and sister design duo behind contemporary women’s fashion brand Puppet London – new to IndependentBoutique.com. We chat now to Vi and Ariel about their exquisitely tailored and hand finished designs and find out what’s in store for Puppet London in the future…… Read the rest of this entry »
We’re thrilled to welcome gorgeous jewellery brand Lili & Ida to IndependentBoutique.com. Lili & Ida is a result of a unique combination of design talent which spans over two generations. Lili creates this wonderful jewellery by taking inspiration from her great-grandmother’s illustrations – Edwardian children’s illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. We chat to Lili now about her young brand, more about the inspiration behind it and her advice for those that are starting out……. Read the rest of this entry »
‘I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.’ So says Daisy Buchannan, soon to be played by Carey Mulligan in Baz Lurhman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby later this year. Alongside such cynical pearls of wisdom, this film is responsible for one of the prevailing catwalk trends of the season: 1920’s decadence. And one thing’s for sure, you would be a fool not to look a million dollars channelling it! Wrapped up in the frills and sequins of the Jazz Age, it’s all about opulence and glamour. Think Atonement and Kiera Knightly in that green dress and you have an idea of the effortless lines and sophisticated beauty we’re going for. So here’s a few of our favourite pieces from IndependentBoutique.com which should get cocktail glasses tipping your way… Read the rest of this entry »
We’re very pleased to welcome the exquisitely gothic and decidedly cheeky jewellery label Elkin London to IndependentBoutique.com. This quirky jewellery label offers affordable rock ‘n’ roll style trinkets that will have you shaking things up with effortless cool. We chat to founder Eliisa Makin about what the future holds for Elkin London…. Read the rest of this entry »