Archive for April, 2012

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.....

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.....

Trendy Accessories Label Meli Melo Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, April 16th, 2012

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Meli Melo to IndependentBoutique.com! Meli Melo handbags have been described by style bibles Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle as "must-haves" and celebrity's like Kate Middleton, Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller and Kimberly Stewart are all in agreement! We chat to the very talented Melissa Del Bono about her brand's evolution. Read More.....

Luxury Womenswear Label phannatiq Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

phannatiq was established by talented young designer Anna Skodbo, whose unmistakable textiles are inspired by her love affair with forgotten london, urban industrial decay and street art and textures. We chat to Anna about her outstanding womenswear label and the inspiration behind it.

How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I would say that we do urban London inspired womenswear for people who like UK produced fashion and independent brands. Who love to dress up but don’t always want to go out in a shiny dress.
Am hugely inspired by London’s little forgotten or ignored nooks and crannies, which is where I get my textile-inspiration from. Read More.....

Fashion-Forward Maternity Label Keungzai Maternity Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

We are very pleased to welcome the first maternity brand to join us at IndependentBoutique.com - Keungzai Maternity! Keungzai Maternity was founded in 2011 by Michelle Lee after she distraught by the lack of choice and quality in maternity wear during her pregnancy in 2009. So she took a leap of faith and created a maternity line she wishes she could have worn! We chat to Michelle about her brand which is fast becoming the favourite of celebrity mums-to-be including Sienna Miller. Read More.....

Tramp in Disguise Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

tramp in disguise

We're very pleased to welcome emerging women's wear brand Tramp In Disguise to IndependentBoutique.com! Known for their colourful prints and contemporary knitwear pieces this label offers dazzling collections that are fun, youthful, modern and edgy. The label was established in 2010 by talented young designer Sini Moilanen, a Finnish born fashion designer who achieved her B.A. (hons) at the University of Brighton in fashion textile design and her M.A. degree at the Royal College of Art in fashion design, specializing in knitwear design. Whilst a qualified master in Knitwear from RCA, Sini has taught herself print design and her unique prints are now the signature handwriting in all collections. Read More.....