Archive for June, 2013

Jodé London Chats to IndependentBoutique.com

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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Today we're chatting to Jyoti Chanria Jodé London's designer and director. Jodé London create handmade dresses, tunics and skirts that are intricately embellished with beautifully beads and crystals. Crafted from the vibrant silks, lightweight cotton and luxury velvet Jodé London's creations make a woman feel truly fabulous. Read more about this exciting luxury brand and it's plans for the future..... (more...)

Monster & Pierre Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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We're extremely pleased to announce that brand new jewellery brand Monster & Pierre is now selling with us at IndependentBoutique.com. Monster and Pierre's debut collection "Geo-Fan" explores the subtle position of forms, light and repetition and is crafted in sterling silver, 18ct gold and black gold plated silver. We chat to Monster and Pierre founder Sophie Webster about her exciting new jewellery brand and what her plans are for the future...... (more...)

How To Dress: Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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You know summer has officially begun once Wimbledon comes around! For many years now fashion has played a big part in the chicest of sports - giving birth to trends and fashion icons throughout the decades. From Katharine Hepburn to the Williams sisters - fashion in tennis has always been a talking point. So whilst thinking sunny thoughts we’ve picked out a high scoring outfit to help you win some valuable fashion points from centre court to Murray Mound!

We've kept things traditional with this outfit with the main focus being this simple white shift dress from Puppet London. Add a modern twist to the outfit by adding punchy accessories to instantly update this classic look. Simple flats from Joux Joux look chic and comfortable, whilst a cheeky citrine bracelet from Dorus Mhor gives a nod to the all important tennis ball! To finish the look there's an essential umbrella from Squid London which depicts the London skyline, patriotic and practical, because let's face it the British weather isn't always a winner.

Nights In White Satin

Friday, June 21st, 2013

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Chill out after a long hot summer day and slip into some of our classically cool satin pieces. We have beautiful sleepwear from Sula and SLC-SLC. Sula's Laila Pyjamas are the ultimate luxury PJ's perfect wear for those lazy Sundays on the patio enjoying coffee and the papers. SLC-SLC'S Swan Cami Top is a great addition to your resort wardrobe, made from breathable silk satin and bamboo ideal if you're spending a scorching summer's evening in.

Blank London's new collection is packed full of beautiful satin tunics like this Klarika Pearl Tunic (top left) and this stunning Ragoana Graphite Dress (bottom right) which depicts a classic scene from the English countryside in silk satin! Just the job if you have a sizzling special occasion lined up that you need to keep your cool for.

4 Of The Best: Slogan Tees

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Forget Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the best way of communicating your inner most thoughts this summer is by spelling it all out. Let your t-shirt do the talking with 4 of our best slogan tees, perfect for those who like to make a statement and wear their heart on their sleeve (chest).

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Eco Boutique have a wide variety of limited edition, ethically made slogan tees, made from 100% organic cotton, signed and tagged by the featured artist. All Eco Boutique t-shirts are individually screen printed by hand using non-toxic, eco friendly inks.

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The English Tee Shop specialize in slogan tees, fusing together fashion and the English language to create simple, luxury t-shirts that offer a new take on the basic wardrobe staple. Perfect to wear over a maxi dress or jeans this summer and ideal for any of you festival goers who are keen to make a statement.

Trend Alert: Hello Stud!

Friday, June 14th, 2013


Get ready to add a hint of rock and roll to your everyday outfits this summer with eye catching stud embellishment. As the festival season draws near there's plenty of excuses to add a little attitude and edge to your everyday looks and embrace your inner wild child.

Studs add an instant pop of punk and can toughen up even the prettiest lace dresses in seconds, adding contrast to your outfits and playing with expectation. From boots to bags and biker jackets to belts, we love studs and we want them on everything!

Why not try this gorgeous black dress from Melabelle for starters with tiered layers and delicate silver studs, add some classic stud earrings from Enelle London and crank up the volume on evening wear.

Stud accessories from Makki and Joux Joux can give any outfit a rebellious edge. Makki's Butterfly Stud Clutch also has a detachable shoulder chain and is made from interwoven eel skin. Joux Joux's  Degas black suede open toed mule also cranks up the vamp factor. Try wearing with ripped skinny jeans and your favourite band tee.

 

Scottish Fashion Awards: Nominations Revealed

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

This week the nominees for the Scottish Fashion Awards have been released, and we're extremely pleased to announce that 3 of our designers at IndependentBoutiqie.com have been included in this years nominations! Dubbed the ‘Scottish Fashion Oscars’ this years awards will be held in London’s Dover House, which was used during the filming of the most recent James Bond film Skyfall. The winners will be chosen by an exclusive panel of judges from the world’s leading fashion houses, fashion publications and leading figures in style.

Obscure Couture shortlisted for Scottish Young Designer of the Year

Glasgow design label, Obscure Couture was founded in 2010 by Lyndsay Pagan and Jennifer Coyle. Although a young brand, Obscure Couture has quickly grown into a coveted brand with a loyal cult following and a firm favourite at IndependentBoutique.com.

"We create statement garments for women who aren't afraid to stand out, proud, from the crowd" (more...)

Top Of The Crops

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

You may have thought you'd seen the last of the crop top sometime back in the late 80's/early 90's when Flashdance fever was all the rage, but with the grunge revival well under way crop tops  have slowly made their come back and are now in firm fashion favour. Top designers like Jonathon Saunders, Miu Miu and Roksanda Ilincic all embraced cropped sophistication in their SS13 collections and the trick to this trend is getting the balance right. Let's face it, not all of us have super toned stomach's and washboard abs - but we can still rock these cropped delights in unexpected ways.

Why not try taking the focus off your tummy and make your higher mid-riff the exposed zone. Try wearing our cherry-picked crop tops with high-waisted pencil skirts or simple tailored high-waisted trousers. We also have a wide selection of maxi skirts that will also pair well with shorter tops, lengthening the body and adding a new twist to seperates.

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London Jewellery Week 2013

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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Today sees the launch of London Jewellery Week, a citywide celebration of all the fantastic jewellery London has to offer from it's design to production and retail.

A whole host of events will be taking place throughout the city including shows, launches, exhibtions, demonstrations and workshops, to find out more visit the Jewellery Week website

The aim of Jewellery Week is to showcase London’s diverse jewellery sector – from luxury brands to emerging designers; to create an opportunity for the public to engage with the industry and discover their new and exciting pieces.

If you're out and about in London during Jewellery Week why not pop along to Treasure at Somerset House - A one-of-a-kind selling exhibition featuring over 80 of the best contemporary designers showcasing their latest bespoke collections, a great opportunity to snap up something unique.

Many of our jewellery designers are taking part in London Jewellery Week, here's a little bit more about what you can expect from them... (more...)

Trend Alert: True Blue

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Blue is beautiful, blue is bold, blue is brilliant. This season's most sought after colour, cobalt blue, was all over the SS13 runways and we've fallen for it hook, line and sinker! Celeb fans of this striking hue include pop queen Rihanna and actually royalty the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Cobalt blue is one if those rare colours that suits everyone, it makes a very bold statement without being to in your face. Inject a touch of this dazzling colour into your life with some bold accessories or make some big fashion waves and wear it head-to-toe.

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