Archive for May, 2013

Trend Alert: Swing Dresses - The Perfect Summer Dress

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Step back in time to the 1950's this summer and invest a beautiful, oh-so versatile swing dress. The swing dress is a perfectly elegant, ultra feminine wardrobe staple, it's no wonder that it's stood the test of time.With it's wide hemline it shrinks the waistline and accentuates those gorgeous bronze pins. Try pairing your swing dress with sandals for a laid back daytime look and add some delicate heels for the evening, keeping things demure and ladylike, add a cute little cardi when the weather turns colder to highlight your tiny waist even more.

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Style Fruits - Super Sweet Clothes And Accessories

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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We love seeing all the fantastic new S/S collections come in from all our lovely British based designers, it really gets us excited for some warmer weather. We've noticed a bit of a theme coming through these passed few days. It seems all things bright and fruitful are a hit this summer - and we think that's brilliant!

Alice takes a trip have embraced all things fruity by featuring pineapples and strawberries on their punky stud embellished t-shirts, they're  a great way of jazzing up your average jeans and t-shirt day.

Lee Renee's new S/S 13 jewellery collection "Miami Vacation" not only features an array of pineapple based designs but also lip lickingly good ice creams! This beautiful collection has already been featured on Vogue.com and has made an appearance in both a Rimmel commercial and a Joss Stone video. Snap these tasty goodies up quick smart!

Red Carpet Looks And Riviera Chic - The Brits Do Cannes

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Ahh the glitz and the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival, there's something so exclusive and alluring about Cannes which makes it arguably one of the coolest red carpet events of the year. A whole host of celebrities from the acting world and beyond grace the red carpet in designer floor length gowns. We also get a chance to see how they work the laid back Riviera look that the French are so good at!

Our best dressed from Cannes this week are...... (more...)

Flower Power Reigns At The Chelsea Flower Show

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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The Chelsea Flower Show is the fashion event of the horticultural calender. We love seeing all the beautiful botanical displays and gorgeous flowerbeds as well as all the floral inspired fashion worn by celebrities and the great British public. So what better time to don your bright floral prints and show some appreciation for blooming blossoms and buzzing bees! (more...)

Trend Alert: Riviera Chic

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Amidst all the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival we've seen a lot of celebs embracing the laid-back classic look of the French Riviera in their down time. Recalling those classic looks of 50's film stars lounging around in St.Tropez, Nice and Cannes. Think Capri pants, crisp cotton shirts, sailor stripes, floaty summer dresses and simple sandals. We pulled together a few outfit ideas that encapsulate the relaxed riviera look - now, where's our floppy hat? (more...)

What's Your Summer Wardrobe Staple?

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Summer is well a truly on it's way and that can only mean one thing, it's time to get your summer wardrobe sorted! Let's start by getting the essentials right, we've got 6 key pieces you can turn to throughout the summer that you can bring out at a moments notice and instantly feel on-trend, cool and ready to rock!

THE MAXI

So we all know the maxi dress is an absolute summer essential, so versatile, it can be dressed up or down, worn on the beach or in the bar, at festivals or fancy feasts. Part of the maxi dress appeal is that it's so low maintenance, you can just throw it on, there's no need to worry about tan lines or shaven legs(!)  This beautiful maxi dress from Rainbow Winters is on the top of our wishlist this summer. We love the huge digital printed fish, not to mention that fact that it's made from 100% silk satin, ultra luxurious! (more...)

Sheer Madness! How To Nail The Sheer Trend

Friday, May 17th, 2013

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Sheer fabrics and see through clothing are still set to be a huge hit this S/S13 having been embraced by fashion houses like Temperley London, Felder Felder and Alberta Ferretti. How will you wear the trend? Will you  play it subtle or dare to bare, will you stay classy or go  sassy? This trend is great as you can work it in ways that leaves plenty for the imagination, whilst still pointing out your best features in a totally unexpected way. Do you dare to tantalize with this risky trend? (more...)

Welcome To The Jungle

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Jungle fever has struck IndependentBoutique.com! We're currently obsessed with all things wild and exotic! Now that Summer is just around the  corner we can't get enough of botanic prints, tribal jewels and animal inspired charms! Take a look at the following outfit ideas for some wild looks, perfect for those hot summer nights!

Our first look features this amazing botanic print tunic from Blank London made from 100% mercerized satin for an extra luxurious feel and look. We've then added tribal inspired brass earrings from Mel Bandeira, a gorgeous ring featuring a cheeky little voodoo god from Lee Renee Jewellery. Lastly a dragonfly bracelet from SU made from natural stone is added for an extra bit of buzz. (more...)

The Boho Trend - Maxi Dresses, Tie Dye and Crochet

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The boho trend always make a welcome return to our wardrobes when Summer is just around the corner. It must be something about basking in the sun, getting outdoors and closer to nature that awakens the sleeping hippy within! Today we've come up with a few simple outfit ideas that fit this day-dreamy trend, even boho queen Nicole Richie would be proud!

Everyone knows the maxi dress is a must for a boho vibe this Summer - comfy,stylish and cool. We've teamed this Jode London white maxi with a gorgeous ultra long necklace from Jerboa Jewellery the ultimate boho luxe accessory - inspired by the isle of Ibiza. We've then added a beautiful tooled leather shoulder bag from Ismad London and a punky "Rock Princess" Ring from Lee Renee Jewellery. A finishing touch comes in the form of Anna Katherine's Elephant Silk Scarf - we suggest wearing this as a head scarf or try tying it to your shoulder bag for an extra splash of colour! (more...)

Puppet London - Available Now At IndependentBoutique.com

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Today we're interviewing the brother and sister design duo behind contemporary women's fashion brand Puppet London - new to IndependentBoutique.com. We chat now to Vi and Ariel about their exquisitely tailored and hand finished designs and find out what's in store for Puppet London in the future...... (more...)