Archive for July, 2012

Nanukk Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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Sarah McLeod, the designer behind the brand NANUKK talks to IndependentBoutique.com about her luxury label of printed silk accessories. Proudly produced in Great Britain NANUKK offers beautiful pieces of art that women will love enough to wear and will feel inspired whilst wearing them...... Read More.....

Meet Our Bloggers - Rachel Cawley

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Meet Rachel Cawley, 20, from Manchester, studying English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Another lovely Guest Blogger sharing her own personal style and outfit inspiration. Read More.....

Ivy Nixon Jewellery Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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We extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Ivy Nixon Jewellery to IndependentBoutique.com. Ivy Nixon Jewellery creates lovingly handmade, limited edition pieces featuring antique components, sterling silver, and carefully selected gemstones. Drawing inspiration from Victorian symbolism and Georgian literature Ivy Nixon's jewellery is designed with the romantic in mind.  Crafting sterling silver swallows and love knot rings their delightful pieces echo sentiments of a time gone by.

We chat to the Ivy Nixon Jewellery about their nostalgic designs, past achievements and plans for the future..... Read More.....

Meet Our Bloggers - Eve Commander

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

We chat to another of our talented guest bloggers, the fabulous Eve Commander about what she's finding hot on the catwalk, her passion for writing and her obsession with shorts!

If asked ‘are you a boobs or a bottom man?’ I would definitely reply bottom. Or, more correctly, bottoms. Not because I’m flat chested with a large bum (although I am) but because I’m known for what I wear on my lower half. Read More.....

Cara Tonkin Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, July 16th, 2012

jewellery-cara-tonkinWe are very pleased to announce the arrival of Cara Tonkin Jewellery to IndependentBoutique.com. Cara Tonkin creates jewellery that explores her fascination with cultural and historical symbolism. Her elegant pieces relate to themes of decadence, mysticism and the exotic. Read More.....

Behold The Heavenly L.2.Mae!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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L.2.Mae-morrisWe always love it when a truly British label enters our lives, L.2.Mae is one of those labels. Thoroughly British, impossibly elegant and desperately wanted, we love love love everything about this exciting new brand.

L.2.Mae launched in 2011 and debuted their first collection at London Fashion Week SS12, now showcasing their second collection L.2.Mae creates pieces that exists outside the trends of the moment, offering garments you can treasure for years to come.L2.Mae-ophelia

L.2.Mae pride themselves on having all production of their garments taking place within the UK. Their clothes are designed for women of all indentities, this is reflected in the alternative models they use in their campaigns, size is not an issue.

The lovely lady behind L.2.Mae is the visionary Debbie Huntley. The name L.2.Mae came from combining Debbie's late grandmother Nanna Lillian's initial 'L' with Debbie's birthday which is the 2nd of May. Hailing from Yorkshire, Debbie trained at Huddersfield University in Fashion Design with Manufacture, Marketing & Promotions. She then went onto to work for beloved British brands Paul Smith and Alice Temperly, this spurred her on to create her own  brand reflecting the unique British style and charisma.

We chat to Debbie about her fabulous label and what she plans to do in the future. Read More.....

Meet Our Bloggers - Kate Heslop

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Say hello to Kate Heslop, another of our fabulous Guest Bloggers! We chat to Kate about her love of everything vintage, her favourite designers and her all-time best dressed movie characters!

As an English graduate in a dismal climate of unpaid internships and a severe lack of jobs, it’s almost imperative to find a dream hidden amongst the backdrop of doom and gloom. I want to be a writer; there is nothing else I’d rather do. Writing here for IndependentBoutique.com or devoting a few of my words to the odd magazine gives me the creative outlet I need to make that dream a reality. Read More.....

Printmonkey London Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, July 9th, 2012

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Printmonkey London are a fresh, unique t-shirt label with a love for edgy contemporary graphic design, made to be worn! Their designers have honed their art by working for some of the most prestigious design studios in London, supplying to numerous global brands. Printmonkey has no pretensions - they just deliver top quality designs on quality fabrics at realistic prices to people who appreciate their art. They operate fair trade practices in every aspect of their work, and their aim; as the business grows, is to provide an outlet for other talented designers in need of a shop window. We chat to the Printmonkey team about their designs, style and inspiration.... Read More.....

Jinty Jones Swimwear Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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Based on the beautiful South Coast of Cornwall Jinty Jones Swimwear passionately design swimwear which is proudly made in Britain. Their aim is to create swimwear that is flattering, practical and unique to what you can find elsewhere. Each print is hand illustrated and draws inspiration from tropical destinations with motifs that include; Lizards, Pineapple, Bananas and Giraffes! Only a limited amount of each style and print are produced per year, the print is then archived making each Jinty Jones bikini extra special. We chat to designer Laura Redford about her up and coming brand and find out why Jinty Jones' first collection is the must-have swimwear for S/S12. Read More.....

Meet Our Bloggers - Rochelle Farquharson

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

We've decided it's time to get to know our lovely Guest Bloggers a little better! So today we're chatting to Rochelle Farquharson about her favourite designers, why she began blogging, who inspires her and her plans for the future! So grab a nice big cuppa and take five minutes to get to know Rochelle.......

Being from the generation where I wasn’t glued to an X Box or DS I used to spend my time reading and writing and I haven’t stopped. I studied Creative Writing and Journalism at university and that is what I want to do. If it isn’t prose I am writing, it is blog pieces. My only aim is for people to enjoying reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it.

Now after that paragraph of clichés, let me introduce myself.

Hi, I’m Rochelle. I turn 25 in a few weeks, I just LOVE birthdays, I live far beyond my means for the sake of makeup and clothes and I was born to be a writer. As for my future, who knows? I want to be successful in anything I do, comfortable enough to be occasionally frivolous and spontaneous enough to not have any regrets. Read More.....