Archive for September, 2012

Sleep In Style With MaybeBlu

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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With evenings fast drawing in and longer nights it spells more time in your pjs. Whether it’s tucked up in blankets with a mug of coco and a Pride and Prejudice boxset of a winter weekend or slinking around the boudoir, MaybeBlu’s new Dreamwear collection means you can lounge around from night to morning and back again in stylish comfort. With its cute feminine prints and elegant shapes it’s time to ditch any silly lacy numbers and flop into your pillows with effortless elegance. Read More.....

Top Picks From Lagom's New Collection

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

We've been very spoilt this week with loads of our lovely designers showcasing their new A/W collections. Today we're picking our favourite pieces from the new Lagom collection. Lagom strive to bring you the perfect balance between classic gracefulness and quirky charm. All their clothes are designed by women for women, ensuring style and comfort whatever the occasion.

Moscow Coat - Lagom - £190

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Our first pick had to be this absolutely stunning "Moscow Coat". Hanging just on the mid-thigh this brightly coloured coat is bang on the military trend, set to be huge this A/W check out the double breasted detail and dome shaped metal buttons. We're loving the high collar and tapered waist too, it creates a very flattering silhouette. Such a versatile investment piece, this coat can be worn with tailoring, jeans and over dresses. Read More.....

New Collection Available Now From Scaline London

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Scaline London are setting the bar high with their new womenswear collection. It's filled with stunning stand-out workwear made from a mixture of high-quality materials including sumptuous leather, lightweight cotton, alpaca tweed and angora wool. We've been having trouble picking our favourite pieces, but here's just a sample of the many beauties that caught our eye in this fab new collection.

Emma - Scaline London  - £159

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First up is this undeniable gorgeous "Emma" Angora Sweater. With it's chunky knit and extra-comfy long arms this sweater is the perfect balance of luxury and casual wear. Follow the models example and add a long pendant to jazz up your outfit - easy peasy! Read More.....

Interview With Ellen Wilson Of Pure Brass Neck

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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IndependentBoutique.com is very proud to bring you Pure Brass Neck a striking jewellery brand created by designer Ellen Wilson. The workshop of Pure Brass Neck  is a place like no other – where dismembered plastic gorillas topple over giraffes without bodies, skeletons threaten to commit suicide and Jesus body pops in the corner…but this peculiar scene is created in the name of truly striking and dramatic pieces that don’t take themselves too seriously.

We take 5 minutes out to get to know Ellen, the lady behind this intriguing & unusual jewellery. Read More.....

Alice Takes A Trip - A/W Collection

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Our favourite quirky brand Alice Takes A Trip is back with their new Autumn/Winter collection – and it’s a real belter! With Halloween inspired prints and luxe fabrics in rich autumnal hues, these separates will inject originality into your outfits and make sure that you stand out from the crowd. Mixing Victorian glamour with a rock’n’roll edge, this British based brand spices up even the dullest of clothes with unexpected details like ribbons and collars with dramatic colours here, and vivid prints there, this is a veritable candy-store for lovers of fashion whatever your personal style!

Black Bat Print Peter-Pan Collar Grey Jumper - £42

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This grey Black Bat Print Peter-Pan Collar Grey Jumper brings a whole new meaning to the idea of ‘loungewear’. Forget any preconceptions you had about jumpers like this being only for Sundays infront of the TV and get your skinnies and your lippy out. This grey top with screen printed bat graphics and Peter-Pan collar with black ribbon detail is so unexpected, it works! This will work perfectly with the sporty trend that is huge right now, so team with some statement high-tops for a young, trendy feel. Comfy, yet stylish. Warm, yet on trend – what’s not to love?!

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Give A Nod To By-Gone Eras With Carla Beeby

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Carla Beeby pride themselves on being understated but full of wonder, each bag a luxurious leather and every piece influenced from a time long gone. Every bag is handmade in London, giving each piece a unique and home-grown feel.

The Evie bag is the perfect combination of stylish and practical. Large enough to hold your laptop or books, it is the ideal candidate for both student and businesswoman with a vintage doctor’s bag feel.

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Deborah Murdoch Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Deborah Murdoch, contemporary jewellery designer to IndependentBoutique.com! Having spent the best part of eight years working as a fashion model for the likes of Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Thomas Burberry; Deborah decided to pursue a career in the jewellery industry. She went back to studying and gained a degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacture at Glasgow School of Art. Deborah personally designs and hand-makes all her jewellery at her studio in the centre of Glasgow - we take 5 minutes out to chat to Deborah about her designs..... Read More.....

Bags Of Style At LFW

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Spotted! Popstars and models loving our accessories brands at LFW

Check out songstress Kate Nash wearing Peony & Moore's Gina Metallic Clutch at the Bora Asku show on Friday!

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And again at the Mark Fast show on Monday! It must be love!

Image: Daily Mail

 

Gorgeous model and all around cool girl Poppy Delevingne showed her appreciation for Meli Melo bags. She was spotted out and about with a navy version of the Tallulah bag - and how cool are her shorts?

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Images:Elle.com

Our Top 5 Looks From London Fashion Week....

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Jonathon Saunders

Claiming afterwards that this was "The hardest collection I've ever done," Jonathon Saunders wowed onlookers with contrasting textures and hard confidence.

Kinder Aggugini

Keeping the nautical theme well and truly alive for next summer Kinder Aggugini's collection featured buoys, mermaids, anchors, sea horses, and swordfish!

Issa London

Incredibly bold tropical prints inspired by the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, vibrant underwater corals, passion and seduction.

Matthew Williamson

A collection saturated with colour and graphic embellishment, one of our personal favourites.

Preen

Keeping make-up and hair simple the focus of Preen's collection were the clean crisp lines and sharp silhouettes.

Images: style.com

Who's been your favourite so far?

Nicola Crawford Featured In Retailer Jeweller Magazine

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Another one of our talented jewellery designers has been featured in Retailer Jeweller Magazine's "Rising Star" segment. Nicola Crawford talks to Retailer Jeweller about the inspiration behind her first collection "Lost Words" celebrating the lost art of letter writing, and her second collection "With Love" inspired by the illegible handwriting on old postcards that were signed with love and kisses.

Shop both collections today!