Archive for February, 2013

Brand Focus: Emile Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Emile is a luxury womenswear label headed up by Emile Carr who is a graduate from London College of Fashion. The company began life in Battersea but then moving to Greenwich to be closer east london where lots of high end brands have set up their manufacturing base.With a thoroughly British feel to the label Emile's coat of arms depicts that they are a design house heavily inspired by British tailoring, hence the Union Jack and the herring bone pattern.

We chat to Emile Carr now about his luxury label, his design concepts and plans for the future.... (more...)

Tor from UK Style & Fashion Blog "That's Peachy" Shares Her Favourite London Street Style

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I'm so disappointed that I didn't make it to London Fashion Week this year, this city is such an inspiration to the world of fashion and has some seriously stylish ladies on it's streets.

So I've been stalking all the blog posts and Instagram pictures from the shows and fabulous street style snaps.

I always focus more on the clothes worn by the people attending the shows than the actual shows themselves, and this year there were some amazing outfits!

Photo credit: Mr. Newton

There was lots of colour blocking and simple shapes, lots of bright reds and bright blues with contrasting white detailing. In particular I love the way one of the girls styled a bright red dress with a simple white collar, white nails and cut out shoes, it just looked effortless. (more...)

Red Carpet Glamour

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

We've loved seeing all of Hollywoods finest walk the red carpet in their gorgeous couture gowns throughout awards season, The Oscar's on Sunday night really was the cherry on the cake with some very glamourous ladies in attendance. We have a look through the rails here at IndependentBoutique.com to capture some of that Hollywood glamour so you can strutt your stuff - whatever coloured carpet you walk on!

Reese Witherspoon was an absolute vision in a fabulous cobalt blue strapless gown, she's seems to have found her mojo now she's in her 30's a lot like Kate Winslet who now never seems to put a foot wrong on the red carpet. You too can capture the essence of Reese's style with The Ariana Dress from Henry Hunt. This stunning floor length dress is made from the most divine electric blue sequin fabric. It has a collar bone brushing neckline with elegant cowl drapes at the back. It is lined inside to the thigh. The fabric is beautifully lightweight and shimmers and shines with your every step. Gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's In The Bag - Gorgeous Accessories For New Season Trends

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

We saw a lot of exciting new trends emerging from the catwalks at London Fashion Week. So to stay ahead of the fashion pack we've picked out some incredible accessories that give a subtle nod to A/W 13 and won't wish away the Summer before it's even begun.

Be Seen In Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Jonathon Saunders to Matthew Williams next season, green, certainly is the colour of money.  From rich and mossy to lime-tinted treats, green is the new black. This popular Mochata Backpack from Beara Beara fits this trend beautifully. (more...)

London Fashion Week AW 2013

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

We've just come back from an amazing couple of days at London Fashion Week, it was great to see so many incredibly talented designers at Somerset House, attend some brilliant shows and spy on the latest looks and trends that old London town has inspired.

The Exhibition at Somerset House this season was first rate, we've discovered a wealth of up and coming British based talent and saw a few familiar faces along the way like our very our Anna Skodbo from phannatiq and the HEMYCA team, both showcasing their amazing A/W 2013 collections.

A sneak peek: HEMYCA A/W

Anna from phannatiq

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London Calling - LFW Is Upon Us!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

It's here! It's here! The most important event in the UK fashion calender London Fashion Week is upon us once again! Here at IndependentBoutique.com we'll be bravely traversing the cobbles outside Somerset House in our 5 inch heels to seek out more top notch British brands to join our ever expanding empire and bring YOU the greatest designers this stylish metropolitan has to offer! We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the most fabulous and fresh design talent, attending all the shows and events to bring you the very best of British fashion.

So what's to be expected from the latest A/W13 collections? If New York fashion week is anything to go by look out for menswear fabrics, layering, 70's glam and metallics, along with the beanie becoming THE accessory for Autumn and Winter.

Air kisses all around  - Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Lee Renee Jewellery Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Taking inspiration from ancient civilisations, her own childhood memories and a classic James Bond film Lee Renee’s debut collections are made up of Voodoo-esque faces that are weird and wonderful, subtle rock ‘n’ roll spikes, and cute wild animals that perfectly balance the delicate with the dark. Having only launched her jewellery label in July of last year she has already gained a cult and celebrity following most would be enviable of; therefore we are extremely proud to introduce you to the excellent Lee Renee and her beautiful jewellery collection, now available at IndependentBoutique.com. (more...)

Eco Boutique Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, February 11th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Eco Boutique to IndependentBoutique.com.

Eco Boutique is a London-based creative brand combining urban style with ethics. They create eye-catching, limited edition t-shirts for the individually minded. Eco Boutique's t-shirts are made with 100% organic cotton and each limited edition print is individually screen printed by hand in the UK using non-toxic inks. (more...)

New York Fashion Week - Let The Fashion Week Carousel Commence!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gents as today sees the start of one of the most pretegious events in the fashion calender, yes, New York Fashion week is here. Over the next 7 days over100 designers will showcase their A/W13 collections for all the world's press, buyers and fashionistas to see. Classic designers like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger will be presenting their latest collections.

Metallic fabrics and finishes are set to be among the hottest trends on the runway along with GREEN  the trend for A/W13 from dusty moss to vibrant teal tones.

One of the many Brit designers who has been making waves over the pond is Spice Girl turned  full blown fashion designer Victoria Beckham, with  A-lister's like Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson desperate to see her latest chic designs expect a FROW full to the brim with celebs.

And once New York Fashion Week is finished the main event begins, London Fashion Week starts on the Friday 15th February and we can't blooming wait!!

Art On Fashion

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

One of our latest recruits here at IndependentBoutique.com is the delightfully creative womenswear label Art On Fashion.  The Art On Fashion experience is unique as it blends both stylish womenswear with the original and creative designs of contemporary artists. Art On Fashion collaborate with artists from all over the world including the UK, Europe and USA to ensure you get a comprehensive collection of distinctive and eclectic clothing.

Visually stimulating, with a modern-day cool, Art On Fashion is a brand new way of wearing your art on your sleeve. Here we showcase some of our favourite pieces from their collection:

See more from the Art On Fashion collection here http://www.independentboutique.com/designers/art-on-fashion