Archive for December, 2012

Be A New Year Knock-Out!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

We are all about the full on glamour this New Year's Eve, put on your finest dancing shoes, style your sharpest do and put on your most spectacular party dress! Here's some last minute inspiration to help you get in the mood...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both of these beautiful creations are available from Kendelle, all of their pieces are made by in-house seamstresses ensuring all of Kendelle's outfits are of super high quality and detail. (more...)

Last Minute Alternative Christmas Gifts

Monday, December 17th, 2012

December is a minefield of cheesy songs and dodgy presents destined for the nearest charity shop. Yes Christmas is the time when forced smiles and ‘happy faces’ work their hardest as people get swept up in the twee jovialities of Christmas, only to awaken with a crap-gift hangover and a dash to the shops with tall tales of why you have no receipt. And there’s nothing worse than being the gifter in those situations with a loved one that is a terrible liar. Well, endure the lie/fake-smile no more dear readers, as we have compiled an Alternative Christmas Gift Guide that will even sort out the most awkward of friends and family! Step away from the dodgy snowman candles and read on… (and share to your twitter and facebook feed if you have been the recipient of the ‘crap gift’.)

'CWP' Roque iCase with Jewelled Corsage Print by Carmen Woods - £22.00

With digital prints taking the catwalks by storm this year, it was only a matter of time before designers found new ways to wear this eye-catching trend and the 'CWP' Roque iCase with Jewelled Corsage Print by Carmen Woods - £22.00' is just that! Using stunning digitally printed jewels and finished with a leatherette lining, this is the fashionista’s ideal way of storing your iPhone, Blackberry or mobile phone making it a great gift for any and all phone lovers and comes in various colours and shades to match all personalities. (more...)

Cunnington & Sanderson Featured In Platinum Love Magazine

Friday, December 14th, 2012

We thought you'd enjoy these amazing shots of Cunnington & Sanderson's current collection featured in the latest addition of Platinum Love Magazine....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

Photography: Matthew Attard Navarro
Fashion Editor: Anna Peftieva
Model: Steph Yana at MandP
Make up: Elias Hove at Jed Root
Hair: Louis Ghewy

HEMYCA LONDON Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Hemyca London

Credit: Nina Kadatko

We're thrilled to announce the arrival of HEMYCA at IndpendentBoutique.com. HEMYCA is a luxury womenswear label based in Chelsea, London. HEMYCA was founded by designers Helen Clinch and Myra Nigris who both studied at the London College of Fashion. HEMYCA clothing has been worn by many stars including Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe, Cheryl Cole  and Livia Firth. In February 2012 their AW 2012 collection was paid a visit by editor of US Vogue Anna Wintour and HRH Queen Elizabeth has also viewed their pieces as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Check out our interview with this exciting design duo now....... (more...)

Amy George Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

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Amy George is a London-based luxury accessories brand that specialises in beautifully crafted leather handbags and small leather goods, and we're extremely pleased to have them on board at IndependentBoutique.com. Amy George bags are proud to be manufactured in London and have all of their materials sourced from London and the surrounding area with an emphasis on supporting the British economy.

We chat to Amy George now about her lovely handbags, her advice for beginners in the industry and her plans for the future..... (more...)

#HANDPICKED BRITAIN

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

2012 Was A Great Year To Be British.

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, all eyes were focussed on this lovely little isle and all it has to offer.

We want 2013 to be an even bigger and better year for Britain and we need your help to do it!

Here at IndependentBoutique.com we’ve always been passionate about independent British fashion, and we now have over 200+ brands signed up to the site.

 Now we want you to get involved, and show us what British products and designers you love.

We are launching a new initiative called ‘Handpicked Britain’ to try and find the best kept secrets in British design and innovation.

Is there a gorgeous British product that you just can’t be without? Is there a classic British brand that holds a special place in your heart?  Do you know of any up and coming British designers that you just have to share with the world? We’re looking for anything and everything that shows the true skill and quality that is found in British design.

By early 2013 we are looking to compile a list of the Top 100 Best Independent British Designs. From jewellery, ceramics, and furniture to kids’ toys and everything in between.

So whether you’re a blogger, reader, tweeter, shopper or self-confessed Anglophile help us handpick the next generation of independent British designers.

Tell us on Twitter @ind_boutique using the hashtag #handpickedbritain, post your favourites on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IndependentBoutique or send your nominations to lucy@independentboutique.com, the more suggestions we get, the better the final 100 will be. So submit as many suggestions as you can think of!

Here’s to a magnificent #handpickedbritain!

 

Countdown To Christmas - Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Under £25

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here at IndependentBoutique.com we want to  help you avoid giving the usual partridge in a pear tree gifts that are around at Christmas time and show you some truly special and unique gifts for your loved ones. So we're picking our Top 5 Christmas gifts from the site all of which are under £25 (whey hey!)

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This bracelet from Elsie Belle is hopelessly romantic and would be the perfect personal gift to a loved one. The daintiness of the bracelet increases the sentiment as to others it may just seem a pretty vintage bangle but you have to look closely to see the stamped gesture. Simply wrap the bracelet in tissue paper and find a sweet box to pop it in, for £12.95 it is a steal and ideal for a gushy romantic Christmas. (more...)

This One's For The Lovers - We Welcome Young Love Apparel To IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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We're extremely pleased to welcome the up and coming alternative clothing label Young Love Apparel to IndependentBoutique.com. Hailing from Manchester, the Young Love Apparel team take their inspiration from music, photography and literature, their hero's include Jack Kerouac,  Diane Arbus, Bob Dylan and Hunter S. Thompson. We chat to Sean from Young Love Apparel about the exciting new brand and what their plans are for the future..... (more...)