Archive for May, 2012

Cabbage White England Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

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We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Cabbage White England at IndependentBoutique.com. Established in 2005 by Kelly Smithson Cabbage White England is a quintessentially British brand. Inspired by nature, fashion, long walks and Alice in Wonderland Cabbage White England offers unique, affordable jewellery thats wonderfully eccentric. We chat to Kelly about Cabbage White England's success and plans for the future. Read More.....

Perfectly Balanced: Jana Reinhardt’s New Collection Combines Maturity and Youth

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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If you think Jana Reinhardt’s new collection, titled ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, sounds like it could be a bit young for your taste, think again! What Reinhardt does with her jewellery requires a woman to carry it off. As one of the youngest people in Germany to be granted the title of Master Goldsmith she’s already been shortlisted for “Young Designer of the Year” in the UK Jewellery Awards, set up her own company AND featured in many a fashion mag. Clearly there’s an old head balanced on her young shoulders and the new pieces we have at IndependentBoutique.com show just that. Inspired by characters from children’s stories, behind each luscious lip and evil eye is a carefully sculpted sensuality. So here’s our guide to her latest pieces... Read More.....

Guest Blogger Catherine Morgan Picks Out Her Favourite Humble Handbags!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Take it out, hug it, cuddle it; you can do whatever you want with the humble handbag… they’re pretty special and we'd be lost without them!

Other than diamonds, bags are most definitely a girl’s best friend. We find it is impossible to leave the house without the right bag (and of course it has to match with what you’re wearing too) and you don’t care if the house is a mess, or the fact you’ve been rummaging around at least 20 minutes to find the right style of bag. No, it has to be just right.

Bags must also suit your mood too or where you plan to go that day. I love a good spacious handbag as I cannot be dealing with a miniature bag that is about the size of my hand. They might be pretty yes, but for practical daily use; small bags are a big no-no. That’s why I’ve picked these three bags as for one they are good to use day in day out and two; they’re stylish and full of sophistication. Go wild!

The Spacious (yet pretty) Bag

chiara-italian-handbag-by-massimo-trulli-classic-italianThis ‘Classic Italian’ bag just oozes vibrancy and class. The design itself is unique and the material is luxurious leather. The 50s feel about the bag compliments the era nicely and shows a great style statement. If you’re adventurous and like to try new things with your style, this is a great bag to showcase this. The strap itself can be worn over the arm or shoulder, so not only is it beautiful leather but its practical for a busy day ahead too. For upcoming trends, this type of bag is great to show off all summer. It looks and will feel great, why not make a new statement today?

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Tumble Down The Rabbit Hole With Alice Takes A Trip

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Take a look at this ingenius collection from the new designers on IndependentBoutique.com’s fashion block! Crammed full of whimsical designs and luscious textures, Alice Takes A Trip is our new go-to for an outfit choice that packs a punch. With off-the-wall details such as bow ties, screen printed animals and surprise flashes of velvet, if your wardrobe is lacking in guilty pleasures, consider your prayers answered. And with most items under £100 and varying from laid-back jumpers to doll-like dresses, there really is something for everybody… So what are you waiting for?!

‘’All our clothing is produced or hand finished locally in the UK, making Alice takes a trip that extra bit special...’’

Floral Red Velvet Organza Peter Pan Collar Dress - £72

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The living doll look is all over the tabloids at the moment, so get in on the action with the Floral Red Velvet Organza Peter Pan Collar Dress! Think dressing up in your mum’s clothes when you were five – only better. This hot little number comprises of a ditsy floral print bodice, red velvet capped sleeves with matching skirt and bow at the throat, and is beautifully finished off with an on-trend Peter Pan collar. What more could you ask for?? Although this look will take guts to pull off, it will earn you serious style points. Team with girly Mary-Janes and pop socks if you dare. We <3. Read More.....

Premium Womenswear Label OSHUN Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

OSHUN are a premium London based womenswear label established in 2010 specialising in beautifully finished designs for work and off duty. Their collections offer well crafted, affordable,stylish must-have items which reflect current trends whilst providing definitive investment pieces. We're are very pleased to have them join us at IndependentBoutique.com. Read More.....