Archive for April, 2012

Alexandra Burke Wears phannatiq A/W12 In Her Latest Music Video

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The leggings pictured are phannatiq’s A/W12-13, Leather panelled leggings, priced at £280 and are available to buy in September!

Rock 'n' Needle Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Rock 'n' Needle - Skull Crown Vest

We are thrilled to announce the very cool T-shirt brand Rock 'n' Needle has joined us at IndependentBoutique.com. Inspired by rock 'n' roll culture, tattoos and sewing Rock 'n' Needle stands out with it's originality and daring designs. We chat to Rock 'n' Needle's creator Kelly Goss about how her brand has developed and what she hopes to achieve in the future. Read More.....

Keungzai Maternity featured in Pregnancy & Birth Magazine

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Keungzai Maternity's 2-in-1 Printed Maternity Nursing Dress has been featured in this months 'Hot List' in Pregnancy & Birth Magazine!

Comforting Cashmere

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Spring has sprung and rain has rained. Chilly winds continue to blow and clouds rudely block the sun’s rays. The summer season may be approaching, but it’s not quite time to don the shorts and sandals. Those brisk spring mornings are the perfect excuse to curl up in something soft and cosy. And if you’re going to do knitwear, do it right. Cashmere is the ideal cover-up on a rainy day, bringing a hint of luxury to cold commutes or dreary days in the office.

Cocoa Cashmere can satisfy your cashmere craving from coats to jumpers, dresses to snoods. You’re guaranteed to find something to curl up in, suitable for lazy sofa days to long 9 to 5’s.

Cocoa Cashmere - Tuxedo

For something a little different, this cashmere tuxedo manages to mix comfort with glamour. This luxury piece is chic and versatile. Thrown on over a dress for evening or with jeans and a t-shirt for casual daywear, it will see you through the day and night. A black tuxedo jacket should be the staple of every woman’s wardrobe, so why not indulge? Read More.....

Guest Blogger Rochelle Farquharson Shares Her Opinion Of The BMI Scale

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Models. Whether supermodels or plus size they have one thing in common, their weight versus their height falls into the unhealthy category of the BMI scale. For those of us who aren’t in the know, BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
There has been much debate about models on the thinner side not being a good example, so much so that Madrid fashion week now restrict models who have a BMI of less than 18 (18.5- 24.9 is considered healthy) yet it seems these checks are not so vigorously done when models tip the higher end of these scales. Yes, they represent the ‘average’ woman, but doesn’t that just mean the average is overweight? Read More.....

Jewellery Designer Nicola Crawford Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Love Gold Vermeli Pendant

We are very pleased to welcome the excellent jewellery designer Nicola Crawford to IndependentBoutique.com. Nicola's latest collection 'With Love' was inspired by illegible handwriting on old postcards that were signed with love and kisses. We chat to Nicola about her designs and the messages behind them. Read More.....

New From Luva Huva

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Lingerie for 2012 has had a makeover! Gone are the restrictive laces and slippery satins. Today’s woman wants to feel comfortable as well as sexy, practicality must go hand in hand with pretty. So all hail expert underwear brand Luva Huva who have managed to hit two style birds in one with their stunning range of stylish loungewear. Another thing you need to know is that all of the brands exquisite fabrics, including their merino, angora and cashmere, are hand-knitted on British soil using the finest of materials, so whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, Luva Huva’s designs can’t help but impress.

Sea Pink Babydoll and Knicker Set - £44

Guaranteed to get you noticed are the Sea Pink Babydoll and Knicker Set, made with a blue taffeta bow at the chest and front of the knickers, thin white pin stripe detail on both, and made with 100% organic cotton. These are perfect for a weekend away if you’re out to impress by showing off the always under-appreciated décolletage as opposed to donning a boob busting push up bra and sucking your tummy in all night! The soft pink hue will flatter most skin tones making you feel girly and feminine. Add some body shimmer and a smile and you’re good to go. Read More.....

IndependentBoutique.com Donates to WIWT Humble Sale Raffle

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

If you happen to be in Shoreditch this weekend do pop into the very first WIWT Humble Sale, a jumble sale event set-up by the outfit sharing community WIWT.com. It's only £2 to gain entry (which goes straight to the British Heart Foundation) and you can pick up loads of hidden treasures - highstreet & designer goods that are being sold by WIWT users. There's also a raffle being held with thousands of pounds worth of prizes to be won including this Featherweight Wrap from Marmalade Cashmere worth £180.

Marmalade Cashmere - Featherweight Wrap

But you don't have to attend the sale to be able to enter the raffle! For your chance to win and to see all the other prizes up for grabs simply visit the WIWT blog for more details. Tickets are only £2 each and all the money raised from the raffle goes to the BHF, such a worthy cause - good luck!!!

Carmen Woods "Silverbell" in BBC Comedy Twenty Twelve

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Have you been tuning in to watch the excellent BBC comedy series Twenty Twelve these passed couple of weeks? If you have the chances are you will have spotted Carmen Woods "Silverbell" handbag on the arm of PR agent Siobhan Sharpe played by the fabulous Jesscia Hynes. Tune in again this Friday at 10pm to see if Carmen's bag makes another appearance.

Silk & Sawdust Featured On HoneyKennedy.com

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Silk & Sawdust's Wanda Dress has been included in a beautiful feature on HoneyKennedy.com. Surrounded by lots of other vintage inspired products, this wonderful blog is really worth a look.