Archive for August, 2012

Autumn Days Are Here Again

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Autumn is almost upon us (although this weather would indicate we’re halfway through the rainy season) and it’s the perfect time for a wardrobe change. This time of year begs for thicker knits, boots and layering.

 

As much as I try to accept that summer is over, I still crave pretty sun dresses and lashings of lace and florals. I like to pair summery pieces with jeans and cosy cardigans to bring them from one season to the next. This lace dress by Minna is made for sunny days but proves to be a transitional piece when worn with navy blue trousers such as these by borne by Elise Berger. Finish off with ankle boots on a colder day or dainty loafers such these heeled ones by Rae Jones. Add a sweet vintage necklace to bring out the delicate antique nature of the camisole and this is an outfit for all seasons.

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Strange of London Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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We are so pleased to announce the arrival of Strange of London to IndependentBoutique.com, Strange of London creates new and innovative jewellery that raises awareness of the natural world that surrounds us. With inspiration taken from natural sunlight, the heady fragrance of the trees and the refreshing air of the countryside, Strange of London's exquisitely detailed fine jewellery includes key designs each capturing a specific message linked to nature.

We chat to British designer Matthew Strange, the owner and Creative Director of Strange of London to find out more about his wonderfully eccentric jewellery brand. Read More.....

How Bold Digital Prints Will Brighten Up Your A/W Wardrobe

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Whether it’s Moshino’s photo-ed eyes, Mary Katrantzou’s cutlery and typewriter keys or Mulberry’s abstract weaving of oranges, silver-grey and turquoise; digital prints stamped themselves across the collections at London Fashion Week. Bold blocks of colour, swirling shapes and playful patterns are set to ruffle the prim peplums, regal purples and crrr-azy levels of glitter autumn/winter 2012 has to offer. So, put a spring in your step by hanging a couple of eye-popping prints alongside the comfort jumpers of your winter wardrobe…

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Pippa Middleton Loves Her Lamb 1887 Verona Tote

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Everyone's favourite lady about town Pippa Middleton has been spotted out and about in Chelsea on a solo shopping trip with her stunning Verona Tote from Lamb 1887 on her arm!

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Love her look? Grab your very own Verona Tote right here!

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The Need For Tweed

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Tweed is making a comeback this Autumn, for all those who think it's reserved for old men and farmers, pah! You're wrong! Tweed is indeed set to be your new favourite, -  cosy, refined, warm and very dignified, it's heritage chic!

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Make Time For Tee

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee kicked off all things British in 2012 and with Team GB rocking the Olympics held in our fine capital, what better time to celebrate patriotic style - cue The English Tee Shop! Emblazoned with quirky and/or humourous English dictionary definitions and phrases, all of these luxurious T-shirts are made from 100% super soft micro modal and feature unfinished hems for a relaxed feel. The print on each is printed on the inside to create a worn, faded look and there is label detailing on the reverse. These versatile Tee’s will make a versatile edition to any fashionista’s wardrobe or bunting clad street!

To A Tee - £55

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The ‘To A Tee - perfectly, or exactly in the right way’ Tee demands a prim and proper accompaniment. Team with a pleated chiffon skirt, a beaded Peter-Pan collar and messy up-do for a ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ vibe. Natural make up and a bee-stung lip will enhance your natural beauty while you can toughen up with boots or stay delicate with embellished flats for a lovely summertime look. Think Emma Watson’s new red carpet style. Read More.....

Let's Fly Away With Elsie Belle

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

elsie-belle-come-fly-with-me-necklaceElsie Belle’s designs are as cute as a button. With everything from bunny motifs to whale pendants, it is the place to bring out your childhood loves. Every piece holds sentimentality with waves of nostalgia, everything with a wholly antique feel. Read More.....

Harriet Bedford Makes The Shortlist For The British Jewellers' Association Design Competition

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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The super-talented Harriet Bedford has made the short-list in a competition set by The British Jewellers' Association! The brief was to design a commemorative platinum and diamond brooch to celebrate the Queen's diamond Jubilee year, the winning entry is going to be made and then presented to HRH the Queen!!! Harriet's brooch has now made it down to the final five, here's what she had to say about her design: Read More.....

Cara Tonkin - Remarkably Romantic Jewellery

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Cara Tonkin’s coveted pieces can be perfectly described as delicate. Elegant. Timeless. They are simple, yet of complicated design, classic but contemporary. Tonkin’s love for antiques is clear in her designs, with each piece encompassing historical touches, from exotic shapes to art deco styles. Her beautiful collection aims to transport the wearer through different imageries, from fantasy to romance, through her use of sculpture and jewels. Her jewellery is a collection of themes, from decadence to mysticism, making the wearer feel both the glamour and the cultural inspirations.

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This stunning ring is gold vermeil with a contrasting amethyst stone, the gold and purple perfectly projecting a regal feel. With a matching necklace, it is still understated whilst being divinely luxurious. Read More.....

Very Berry

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

We're reluctant to say it, but Autumn seems to be creeping closer and closer. We're already experiencing earlier nights, leaves tinged with golden brown and plump brambles ready for picking. It's almost time to put away the sandals and bikini's and embrace Autumn's unique colours, deep reds, burnt coppers and vibrant yellows.

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