Archive for October, 2012

Fly Karoline Chats To IndependentBoutique.com

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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We're very pleased to announce the arrival of an incredibly unique jewellery brand that will set your heart aflutter, say hello to Fly Karoline! The jewellery that Fly Karoline creates is truly one-of-kind as they source their material from naturally dead insects such as butterflies, bees, and beetles to bring you stunning one-off  pieces. By using a technique, which was discovered by Karolina the founder of Fly Karoline she is able to preserve the natural beauty of these creatures giving them an eternal life. We chat to Karolina now and discover more about her innovative pieces..... Read More.....

Why Luva Huva Makes You Feel Like A Natural Woman

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Starting with small shops in Bristol, Luva Huva’s combination of effortless style and ethical credentials now sees its lingerie selling in cities as far afield as Los Angeles, New York and Madrid. Using eco-friendly 100% Organic Cottons, Bamboo, Hemp and Soy fabrics, along with vintage lace their handmade pieces are sustainable alternatives to the often wasteful fashion industry. Far from the dreary uncomfortable clothing associated with natural fabrics their underwear shows it’s good to get back to nature. Read More.....

Spotted: Kimberly Walsh Wears Enelle London

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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The gorgeous Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud has been spotted wearing Enelle London Pera earrings whilst off duty from her current commitments to Strictly Come Dancing, we love the simple yet quirky designs this fab jewellery brand has to offer. Shop the whole collection now http://www.independentboutique.com/shop/designer/enelle-london

Roll Up, Roll Up, Feast Your Eyes On New Delights From Heidi Mottram

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we're extremely pleased to bring you the latest alluring accessories from Heidi Mottram. We're playing the part of ringmaster as Heidi takes her inspiration from the Circus and many of the characters that take part in it! So please, let us introduce your performers......

The CANON Poulard Shopper - £225
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The JESTER Poulard Bag - £230
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The JUGGLER Poulard Clutch - £110
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The TUMBLER Poulard Bag - £225

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All of these new bags are made from Poulard Leather which is a unique chicken leather that has a texture and grain similar to ostrich and emu leg leathers. The patterns of the grain are stunning and the skins are flexible and durable yet soft. Poulard, is renowned in the Far East as a luxury product but is relatively unknown elsewhere. Heidi Mottram is a pioneer in using these skins in the UK, she only uses environmentally sound leathers and will never use skins from animals harmed purely for their hides.

We hope you enjoyed the show, see more from the Heidi Mottram collection here http://www.independentboutique.com/designers/heidi-mottram

New Items Added From Lowie

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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When the terribly chilly weather draws in there's nothing better than curling up with your favourite book, sipping a hot mug of chocolate and listening to the gentle crackle of an open fire. Of course this a winterscape from an ideal world - unfortunately we have to venture out into the bitter cold more often than not, so it's a good job Lowie offers cosy, quirky, vintage-inspired knitwear to make the great outdoors seem much more bearable. Read More.....

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Forget about Christmas, it's still ages away - it's Halloween that's got us stupidly excited! On what other occasion can you eat piles of sweets, dress up like a wicked witch, ghoulish goblin or terrifying zombie and fit right in!

Just because we're all grown-up doesn't mean we can't get involved in the  frightening festivities so here's our pick of the most alluring buys available on IndependentBoutique.com. The devil, as they say is in the detail, so by adding some fiendishly fierce accessories and separates you can be hauntingly stylish as opposed to super scary! No tricks, only treats.......

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Alice Takes A Trip are inspired by victorian dolls, dark fairytales & ancient myths, this Black Bat Jumper is a subtle nod to things that go bump in the night.

iKuria add that little bit of sparkle and magic to an outfit. By wearing this mesmerising CATCH Silver Ring you'll be able to spin your web of intrigue and mystery. Read More.....

Client London Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Client London to IndependentBoutique.com.

http://www.independentboutique.com/designers/client-london

Client London is a new lifestyle brand conceived by designer and director Kate Holmes. Kate is part of the successful electronic band Client which has received a lot of recognition within the electronic music scene, touring all over the world in their military inspired uniforms and playing to thousands of fans. When Kate became  burnt out through endless touring she decided to change the band into a brand and Client London was born.

Today, Kate has embraced the Made in Britain ethos and uses a small London factory to create the unique items as well as adjusting vintage designs and re-working them with a Client edge.

So if you enjoy the unique, have a penchant for tailored vintage military chic and designs that flatter the female silhouette then Client London may just be your new favourite clothing line. We chat to Kate to find out more behind this fascinating and seductive brand. Read More.....

Enelle London Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

We're extremely pleased to welcome Enelle London to IndependentBoutique.com offering you uncomplicated jewellery with exceptional style. Recently featured in Hello Magazine, Stylist, Essentials Magazine, YOU and Stella this jewellery brands star has no where to go but up, celebrity fans include Kimberly Walsh from Girls Aloud!

We chat to Nina Lamb about her new collection of timeless jewellery and what she hopes to achieve in the future with Enelle London. Read More.....

ByRogue - Where True Brit Meets True Grit

Friday, October 19th, 2012

ByRogue is a welcome new addition to IndependentBoutique.com, an East-London based jewellery brand aimed at the edgy and unique.

View the whole collection now http://www.independentboutique.com/shop/designer/by-rogue

Their pieces are full of character and luxury, with each item plated in either gold, silver or rose gold. ByRogue represent true Brit cool, they are home-grown talent, designing and producing their collections in London. If you’re looking for that something extra, an added sparkle to your look, head to ByRogue for the best in individual and stand-out jewellery.

This beautiful Half Moon Ring was inspired by London’s night sky and is available in all three finishes. Featuring two button shapes, it is the perfect quirky accessory to complete an outfit. Read More.....

The Wonderful World Of Wool

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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For those of you who don't already know the 15th-21st of October is British Wool Week! And it's aim is to help raise the profile of the British wool industry. Did you know there are over 32 million sheep in Britain, that's almost half the number of people! There are over 60 breeds and between 35,000-40,000 tonnes of British wool made every year. The only problem is that wool sales are declining and wool stockists aren't being given the opportunity to sell as much as they'd like, so keep buying British wool!

Here's Prince Charles, patron of The Campaign For Wool to explain a little more...


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