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…)
We’re very pleased to welcome the exquisitely gothic and decidedly cheeky jewellery label Elkin London to IndependentBoutique.com. This quirky jewellery label offers affordable rock ‘n’ roll style trinkets that will have you shaking things up with effortless cool. We chat to founder Eliisa Makin about what the future holds for Elkin London…. (more…)
We are very pleased to welcome Anna Katharine‘s stunning debut silk scarf collection to IndependentBoutique.com. Anna Katharine’s designs feature stunning hand-painted illustrations of wild animals. These scarves are not only beautiful fashion accessories but also remarkable works of art printed on 100% silk. Anna Katharine is a strong supporter of manufacturing in the UK and therefore all her scarves are printed and hand finished in Gloucestershire. Anna is currently working on more designs to add to the collection, which will be available soon, in the meantime read our interview with the designer herself. (more…)
Ukulele is a freshly launched womenswear label, pioneered by Purple-Qie Qin. Only established in the Summer of 2012 it has truly been a very busy first year, featuring in Look Magazine, Drapers and popular amongst many bloggers. To round off a successful year Ukulele has now become part of the IndependentBoutique.com family.
The London based womenswear brand aims to provide fashion for girls who are interested in luxury brands but want to be guaranteed a unique product that will not be all over the high street. Ukulele finds its inspiration from the world around us, from Ryan McGinley’s youthful dreamy photos, the girls who are still living in the 90s in East London, the ravers who danced in the rain at festivals to the Olympics. Ukulele uses the Britain of today to create beautiful, colourful and delicate garments. Their latest collection uses retro suits and unexpected combinations of luxury future fabrics incorporated into uniquely designed on-trend silhouettes.
We urge you to check out the amazing new SS13 collection from Fazane Malik – now available to pre-order on IndependentBoutique.com. Fazane presents a wonderful mix of expertly tailored jackets and floaty, ever-so elegant Spring dresses. Here our some of our favourites:
How incredible is this baby pink Pleated Maxi Dress? An absolute must-buy if you have any Summer weddings to attend this year. As with all of Fazane Mailk’s pieces there are only 50 pieces of each style ever made all individually signed and numbered specially for you, which gives it that extra special something.
We’re casting off our Winter blues and shouting from the rooftops that Spring has finally sprung. We feel like this has been the longest Winter EVER and can’t wait to put on some bolder and brighter dresses, knits and jewellery. If you feel the same then take a look at some of our favourite looks for the upcoming Spring season – bursting with fun floral prints and fresh pastel tones… (more…)
We are thrilled to welcome luxury leather accessories brand Maxwell Scott to IndependentBoutique.com. Maxwell Scott specialise bringing you the finest handmade luxury leather goods. Their handbags, purses and cosmetic cases are all designed in Britain and then handcrafted in Italy with the utmost attention to detail. These bags are real heirloom pieces, designed to grow old with you and be passed through the generations! We chat to William Forshaw, owner of Maxwell Scott to discuss how his brand has developed over the years to become the recognised global brand it is today! (more…)
We love bloggers, we especially love British bloggers and the blogging community in the UK. It’s an extremely friendly place where success is celebrated and supported. We love spending our spare time going through the blogs we love, seeking outfit inspiration, trying out new recipes and the recommended beauty products. Here are a few blogs that we have been following avidly for a fair while now, we hope you enjoy them….
The Londoner is quite possibly our favourite lifestyle on the internet! Filled with beautiful recipes, beautiful clothes and beautiful people! It is run Rose, a South West Londoner who leads a glamourous lifestyle in the big city. We love reading about the fabulous party’s she attends, the delicious treats she bakes, and her country retreats – we also love her morkie dog Custard, the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! (more…)
If you haven’t heard of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Judy Garland musical inspired by it, then you have missed an integral slice of cinematic history – and clearly live in a cave. For those of you who are aware of the story, you will probably know that ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ – directed by Sam Raimi (best known for the Spiderman franchise) and starring style and acting heavyweights Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz – is a new feature film set before the original and is due to hit our cinema screens this week. The film is inspired by, and set before the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and is set to influence your wardrobe for 2013!
Lace Collar by Fairytales & Hidden Notes – £12
Channel your inner Dorothy with this prim and proper Lace Collar by Fairytales & Hidden Notes – £12. Instead of the original pinafore which can look a little erm, young, you can simply pop this smart accessory on with a cool Tee or a floral dress for an instant nod to the fantasy film. We love the delicate lace so for extra Dorothy points, wear with plaited pigtails and red lippy a la Judy Garland in the original… and perhaps a small dog? (more…)