Archive for February, 2012

New Items Added By Luxury Eel Skin Handbag Label Makki

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

We’ve had some lovely new items added by gorgeous handbag and accessories label Makki this week. These glorious bags are all made from Eel Skin Leather, which is almost 3 times stronger than traditional leather. Makki are dedicated to responsible luxury and only use Eel skins that are a by-product of the wider food industry. With previous customers such as Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge it’s no wonder everyone wants a piece of this fashion label with a conscience. Here are 3 of our personal favourites:

Makki - Eel Skin Electric Revelry

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Glamathon!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

We’ve been feeling very glamourous after watching The Oscars on Sunday, so we’ve decided to share with you some of our favourite evening gowns that are currently available on IndependentBoutique.com. After all, glamour isn’t just for those big Hollywood A-listers.

Silk and Sawdust - Clara

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The Oscars Best Dressed

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The 84th Academy Awards took place in Hollywood last night, it’s the most eagerly awaited award ceremony of the year and we’ve picked out some of our favourite looks.

                                                                Gwyneth Paltrow in an oyster coloured Tom Ford creation. Read More…..

Let’s Hear It For The Indies

Friday, February 24th, 2012

If you’ve been on Twitter the last few days you may have noticed the social media whirlwind surrounding beloved independent brand Tatty Devine and highstreet retailer Claire’s Accessories. It all started with a blog post from Tatty Devine when they noticed that Claire’s were stocking very similar designs to their own. Which you can judge for yourself:

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Spring Into Action

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

It’s become decidedly more mild of late and it has got us in the mood for Spring. Snow drops and crocuses have started to poke their heads out of the ground and the sun has started shining. Of course the start of a new season means a new look and here at IndependentBoutique.com we’ve picked some of our favourite products that will breathe new life and colour into your wardrobe. Spring has sprung!

Melika M - Coco Blouse

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LFW: Paul Smith A/W 2012

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Another collection that we were looking forward to seeing at LFW was the Paul Smith A/W 2012, so we popped along to the show at the very impressive Lawrence Hall. It was packed full of the world’s press and some very fashionable folk but we managed to squeeze ourselves in at the back.

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LFW: Belstaff A/W 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012

It was with great pleasure that we toddled off to see the Belstaff and Paul Smith A/W collections at the Royal Horticultural Halls yesterday. We couldn’t wait to see what Belstaff had in-store for their eagerly awaited re-birth at LFW and we were not disappointed! It was wonderfully presented, more like an art installation than fashion show, with astro-turf underfoot and gravel surrounding the mannequins that were proudly displaying the A/W delights. Read More…..

Ready, Set, London Fashion Week!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It’s finally arrived, yes London Fashion Week is here once again! Here at IndependentBoutique.com we’re looking forward to clumsily traversing the cobbles outside Somerset House in our 5 inchers to seek out more exciting brands to join us at IndependentBoutique.com and bring YOU the greatest designers this stylish metropolitan has to offer! We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the most fabulous and fresh design talent and trying our best to bring it direct to you – our lovely fashion savvy customers.

Here’s a few of our favourite snaps from LFW S/S 2012 to get you in the mood:

Paul Smith S/S 2012

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More Press Coverage Of Our Brands

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Eki Orleans

Here we have the sumptuous silk label Eki Orleans rubbing shoulders with the likes of Oscar De La Renta in The Guardian (Nigeria). Read More…..

M.Hulot featured on Design Loving blog

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

M.Hulot - Constantinople Slouch Bag in mint

M.Hulot - Kampuchia Coin Purse in crocus

 

 

M.Hulot is a leather accessories label for people that enjoy leather that actually looks like leather and a lo-fi, utilitarian approach. Using the finest Italian skins, each piece is designed and lovingly crafted in England.

Born out of a longing for purity in design, sensitivity and truth to materials, attention to execution and finish, the label is a direct response to the throwaway culture of the mass-market and an antidote to heavily branded designer goods. Read More…..