Yup, we’ll happily accept top 50 online shops! Thanks ‘Independent’

Not gonna lie… I was pretty chuffed to discover The Stellar Boutique has been chosen for the 50 best online shops by the independent! Here’s what they had to say…

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The Stellar Boutique, Thestellarboutique.com

Having worked in the fashion industry for 10 years for brands like Topshop, Marks and Spencer and Levi Strauss, founder Stella knows her stuff. Teeming with one-off gems from designers all over the globe the website sells everything from clothing to jewellery and even has its own blog.

Read the full article here

return to the Motherland

If you need me I’ll be in my girl cave!

 

It’s been a busy month.

After an epic road trip, crossing 4 countries back to the uk with 4 dogs, 2 cats, my life and shop in the back of a van, we have successfully relocated back to the motherland!

Since then I’ve been knee deep in boxes.
Packing/moving/unpacking is such a bore but after the stress comes the fun bit… nesting, pottering and titivating galore!
Having new spaces to fill, build and create is the light at the end of a traumatic tunnel.

Finding new ways to display and utilise old items always excites me, so with a couple of glasses of vino and some good tunes I’ve spent my evenings converting this old barn into a shiny new studio where I´ll happily spend my working week.

A perfect little hideaway where ideas flow and designs come to life.

Time to get creative.

Watch this space…..exciting things are on their way!

 

 

Winter vintage; peek behind the scenes

The weather was not our friend, heavy rain kept us indoors so the house was transformed into something of a studio using whatever lighting we could muster! It was the usual mix of snaps, laughter, mess, music, dogs and sangria! New vintage collection on its way soon.

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get cosy

They’re back!! We have a brand new collection of everyone’s favourite, our best selling chunky knit boho slipper socks!
The perfect Christmas gift for men and women, hand knitted in authentic tribal design, these cosy slippers will keep you snug through the coldest of winters. From just £16
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Meet the talented designer (and long time friend) behind the new ‘sjv’ jewellery collection

Here at The Stellar Boutique we’re beginning to feel the festive spirit and with Christmas just around the corner what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous new range of sterling silver jewellery! We are delighted to showcase this exclusive collection of unique, hand made silver jewellery by a very talented designer and special friend , Sarah Jane Vinall . introducing ‘SJV Jewellery design’.

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Sarah Jane Vinall, the talent behind the ‘SJV’ collection , gained her degree in Product Design in 2001 at the University for the Creative Arts and it was There that she developed a flare jewellery design . It was also There at Uni where Sarah and I first met! Sharing an equal love for contemporary design , traditional artisans , all things shiny , student life and general good times it was inevitable we would become friends for life!

Upon graduating Sarah spent the following two years travelling around Asia and the Spanish Islands becoming inspired by the traditional practices of design, soaking up different cultures and techniques . On returning to England she started her own successful label designing up-cycled jewellery and accessories , selling her creations at the famous London markets , Spitalfields and Portobello road . From there she went on to work with some of the best fashion stylists and fashion photographers , including Kate Davis-MacLeod , and her jewellery featured in numerous shoots in the national press . In 2006 Sarah was commissioned to design and create the catwalk accessories for designer Michiko Koshino at London Fashion Week for her Spring/Summer collection . After taking time out to have her daughter , Savannah , she has returned to her passion . Getting busy in her workshop she is back with a stunning new collection  With beautiful contemporary design inspired by traditional artisans , creating unique pieces that do their bit for Mother Earth! IMG_1751 Every item is handmade to the highest standard using recycled materials with honest , traditional crafts . Passionate about reprocessing different artefacts and giving unwanted everyday objects a new lease of life in another form , she maintains the constructed elements of a design piece , exposing it to show the craftsmanship and uses recycled precious metals for her work . Many pieces bear a raw , hand textured finish so that the wearer can be assured each piece is completely individual . IMG_1754

……AND HERE IS THE NEW COLLECTION…..

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SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE

Two great friends with the same vision , hatching a plan (over a glass of Sangria in the Spanish sunshine) to combine forces and showcase the ‘SJV’ jewellery collection exclusively at The Stellar Boutique…..Enjoy

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Each piece of SJV Jewellery is hallmarked by the London Assay Office, to give you the guarantee of the recycled precious metal content of the item you are buying.