Our Picks

Out Of Africa - Exotic Prints For Hot Summer Nights

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

animalprint-outofafricaAnimal print is one fail safe trend that never goes out of style, especially in these soaring temperatures. So channel those animal instincts and slip into some sexy snake skin, lovely leopard print or some zany zebra print delights!

One of our stand-out animal print pieces is this beautiful Zedal Black Silk Dress from Conditions Apply a mixture of both zebra and leopard; this dress can be dressed up for the day or night. This is a perfect way to tap into these seasons bold prints, instantly giving you a new season update. Made from 100% silk.

Marry this gorgeous dress with some equally wild accessories from Dainty Damsel (ring), Dorus Mhor (necklace), Cheet London (bag),  and La Paire (sandals) GRRRR!

New Collection: Art On Fashion

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

We're extremely excited to bring you the brand new S/S collection from unique luxury womenswear label Art On Fashion. Art on Fashion collaborate with exciting contemporary artists to bring you wearable pieces of art to delight, draw attention and create interest. For women who exude modern day cool, here are our top picks from the latest collection...

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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...)

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.

 

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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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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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!