Archive for August, 2012

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.....

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.....

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.....

NANUKK - Drape Yourself With Decadence

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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Autumn’s fast approaching and whilst it’s a little bit too chilly to be sitting around in a tea dress, you can’t be pulling out your winter woollies just yet. Luckily NANUKK’s collection of limited edition scarves mean you can keep cosy without looking like a wimp. With all their pieces made in England, they certainly know the temperatures the average Brit is exposed to whilst their stunning, illustrative designs speak of the exotic climbs you wish you could escape to. Here are our favourite picks that’ll have envious necks craning in your direction… Read More.....

"Dr. Robert" By Lee Miller - Now Available At IndependentBoutique.com

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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We're very pleased to announce the arrival of Lee Miller's luxury leather accessories and leisure wear collection "Dr.Robert" a head of it's official launch in September during London Fashion Week. The gorgeous collection consists of small leather goods and luggage in exotic skins such as crocodile , lizard and python. We chat to Lee about his new collection and what he hopes to achieve in the future..... Read More.....

Meet Our Bloggers – Stephanie Harlow

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Take five minutes out with a nice cup of tea and get to know the lovely Stephanie Harlow, another amazing guest blogger here at IndependentBoutique.com.

As a Fine Art graduate with a high 2:1 I expected to breeze into a highly paid, enjoyable job… Hello recession! Needless to say that didn’t happen and with the birth of my beautiful daughter in 2010, dreams of a fashion/art career seemed to slip further and further away… Until I got used to motherhood that is. It’s a cliché I know, but since my girl made her appearance in this world, so did the confidence I didn’t realize I was lacking, and a new passion for all things creative powered by my drive to provide for this little person. Her dad wasn’t in the picture but instead of struggling and dressing for comfort, I reveled in looking my best and being a strong female my daughter could look up to. Read More.....

The English Tee Shop Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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Let us introduce you to The English Tee Shop, a cheeky T-shirt brand that prides itself on laid back luxury. The English Tee Shop proudly produces T-shirts that are made using fabric manufactured in England. They give the English language a fashionable twist by offering you an easy-to-wear collection of luxurious printed tees that really do speak for themselves! Their hand finished prints pay homage to language and serve as a cheeky reminder of things that are sometimes overlooked in our use of English. Offering a quirky alternative to your basic wardrobe staple, switch to English Tee and make a well thought out statement. Read More.....

iKuria Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, August 6th, 2012

iKuria-hannah-gold-and-pink-sapphire-ringiKuria is the brain child of London-based jewellery designer Ikuko Kurahone. Having worked as a journalist in the financial capitals of both London and Toyko Ikuko noticed  a trend in the business women she came across. Whilst their clothes were typically business like their jewellery stood out and added a soft feminine touch to their outfits. iKuria jewellery is feminine and delicate but strong enough to withstand daily wear, just like the women who will fall in love with their pieces. Read More.....

Jet Away With Jinty Jones

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Well into the summer months and the weather has been changing more than we all change our underwear. Most of the country, in fact world, has been swept with Olympic fever. For those of you who haven’t and who have purposefully booked your holidays later this year, to escape the chaos and the rain, swimwear is sure to be on your mind.
It is fundamental when planning a holiday, whether home or abroad, at the beach or by the pool, when you are strutting your stuff and catching that tan, you want to stand out for all the right reasons.
New to IndependentBoutique.com is Jinty Jones Swimwear. The British designers reasonably priced collection albeit small, has something for everyone, but be quick, there is only a limited number available in each print. I have been that girl in a High Street costume that two or three girls are wearing, so this will sure to make your holiday that extra bit special whether you’ve stuck to your diet or not.

Red Bow Style Bikini with Giraffe Print Detail

This bold colour will look great when that tan has started to take full effect. The halterneck tie looks multi-coloured from a distance but up close intricate drawings of giraffes are printed on it. Adorable. And for those worried about strap marks, no need, these straps are detachable and there are side bones for support which makes me love it even more. The usual dilemmas I have have been solved in this one bikini, but wait there are more. It's also available in brown with a lizard print detail.

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