New Christmas collection from Friis & Co.

The Christmas collection from top Danish fashion label Friis & Company has arrived at The Stellar Boutique.
Focusing on lavishness and femininity, they create fashion forward shoes, bags, belts and jewellery of exquisite quality and design.
This collection sees the arrival of fabulous decorative shoulder pads ideal for adding a touch of glam to any outfit, along with a gorgeous
selection of studded bags, envelope clutch bags and a stunning range of jewellery perfect for any Christmas party!

The luxury fashion accessory brand is known for creating über-trendy collections for stylish modern women, and with a contemporary design
aesthetic and a finger on the pulse of fashion trends, Friis & Company is the label to watch!
Their design philosophy, ”A bit of Luxury for Every Day”, emanates throughout every collection.
So whether you’re a rock chick, glamour puss, retro junkie or boho beauty, there’s something for you in the Friis & Company Christmas collection.

With a special promotion of £1 postage for any item to anywhere in the UK & Europe still running, there’s never been a better time to check out The Stellar Boutique and grab yourself a little gem!

View the full collection here:
https://www.thestellarboutique.com/fashion-2/shop-by-designer-13/friis-company-19/
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Vintage Jewellery & Homewares …. Oct 2010

With summer gone and winter well and truly on the way it’s time our thoughts turn to (dare I mention it) Christmas once again! This can only mean two things – presents and parties! With this in mind, I thought you’d like to know about some of the latest arrivals to our vintage jewellery range and our brand new collection of vintage homewares.

Yes, we’ve added vintage homewares to our collection of vintage treasures so now you can kitch up your home along with your wardrobe! Choose from vintage clocks, kitchenware, fabric, ornaments and pictures. Although somewhat ‘bijou’ for now, the collection will grow each week with new items added regularly.

Our vintage jewellery section just got much bigger too! With some gorgeous new rings, necklaces and brooches from all eras, as well as vintage badges and keyrings now included, there is something to adorn all vintage lovers.


Happy shopping xx

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A/W trends & collections at PURE and Margin, London ….. Aug 10

Freshly back from a successful buying trip at PURE fashion trade show in London, I thought I would share some of the hot new talent I’ve discovered, keep you updated on the latest trend reports and give you a sneaky peak of some of the new collections on their way to The Stellar Boutique this Autumn.

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‘PURE’ at Olympia, a vast exhibition spanning numerous halls and floors, houses established labels along side fresh new fashion brands. Catwalk shows and trend seminars help buyers keep their jewel clad fingers firmly on the fashion pulse. I managed to catch the trend seminar with Lorraine Kelly’s fashion guru of GMTV, Mark Heyes, talking us through the key trends emerging for A/W 10.

Here’s a round up of some of the looks unveiled at the show….

  • Military – it seems we cannot get enough of the Army & Navy look! Military has been in fashion for the last 10 years now and is still very prevalent for A/W 10
  • Fatigued looks – anything with a battered washed out effect is bang on trend
  • Animal motifs – birds in particular are having their moment!
  • Folk – this on going trend of late is moving more towards the Native American vibe, think feathers, tassels and beaded embroidery
  • Eighties – still the big vintage trend, loose tops, bold print leggings and shoulder pads are still key this season
  • Fifties – the classic 50s silhouette, nipped in waists and 3/4 length skirts are making a come back
  • Digital prints – bold, futuristic prints have been big all year but look for cut out geometric shapes and panelling to bring this look forward
  • Denim on Denim – that once cringe worthy fashion faux pas is rocking the streets and catwalks
  • Gothic – cobweb knits are big for autumn, a trend inspired by the current vampire obsession
  • Trousers – It’s all about khaki. Cargo style harem pants, loose carrot shaped 80s trousers and jodhpurs are the key styles to look out for
  • Soft, feminine tailoring – best suited to fine knitwear
  • Preppy – the baseball jacket is making a come back, think ‘Vampire Weekend meets Teenwolf’ !
  • Florals – still big this season but moving towards a more ‘furnishing floral’ look (now you can make good use of those dodgy old curtains!)
  • Nudes – still the main colour pallet but with more ballet shades coming through
  • Aviator – time to ditch your beloved biker jacket in favour of the wool lined aviator jacket
denim on denim teamed with the Aviator jacket

bold, digital print leggings

a glammed up preppy look

And here’s a little glimpse of one collection by ‘Glamorous’ on its way to The Stellar Boutique this Autumn. Fresh off the rails the collection will be on sale in October. The range is a beautiful mix of soft knits, military tailoring, cargo harem trousers, girly jumpsuits and a chunky, oversized cable knit cardi perfect for those cosy winter evenings!

Over the same weekend is an alternative, much smaller trade show called Margin, in The Music Rooms on South Moulton lane. I love this small independently run exhibition set up to support up and coming designers who don’t have the big budget to exhibit at larger shows. It gives you the opportunity to discover hot new talent and is generally slightly edgier, less commercial fashion. Super cool jewellery label ‘Stolen Thunder’ were exhibiting this year. I have been following this hot new design duo for the last 12 months and have decided to stock a few pieces this coming autumn. Even more excitingly, they recently collaborated with one of my favourite female artists of the moment, Marina and the Diamonds, and designed a collection of jewellery to support her recent sell out tour, The family jewels. I have some of the rings and pendants from this range on order as well as their quirky, nostalgic bamboo pieces. Here is Marina and the Diamonds at Glastonbury wearing the signature diamond glasses …….. Elton John GET INVOLVED!!!

Stolen Thunder brooch
Stolen Thunder necklace

Find A Fashion Shop: A dazzling new arrival of vintage jewellery….March 2010

Just Arrived – The Stellar Boutique vintage jewellery collection

A dazzling new collection of vintage jewellery has arrived at The Stellar Boutique.  The new range features an assortment of vintage necklaces, vintage bracelets, vintage brooches and vintage earrings from the 1940s right through to the 1980s. So if your a fan of all that sparkles, get yourself over to this online vintage shop and snap yourself up that vintage jewellery gem.

Amelia’s magazine: Exciting new concept for online fashion boutique…Dec. 09

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All imagery throughout courtesy of The Stellar Boutique

Stella McCartney and Kate Moss know a thing or two about good style. Both are fans of Stella McClure, owner of newly opened internet shop, The Stellar Boutique. Previously running a vintage-customised stall at Portobello Market, McClure packed up shop in 2004 to travel the world in a campervan. Now settled in the Spanish countryside, she has decided to give it another go. This time though from the comfort of her own home via the power of the internet.

The Stellar Boutique is a great concept. McClure travels the hippy-luxe trail across Europe to Marrakech in order to bring you vintage treasures. Everybody loves a one-off, and that is certainly what The Stellar Boutique provides. Featuring vintage bags, designer garments, customised pieces and exquisitely exotic homeware, there’s something for everyone.

Unlike many other fashion businesses at the moment, McClure is keen to promote new designers and ethnic artisans. (Instead of ‘Marc Jacobs’ think ‘Marc who?’) McClure insists that real style is best grown from within, instead of stealing magazine looks or following trend advice. The Stellar Boutique offers the freedom to do this.

But does it deliver? Standout pieces are endless. Let’s start with the accessories. There are the Moroccan style leather handbags.Then there are the mountains of unique jewellery to choose from. Pieces by Bora Bora, Lei Rose and Norwegian Wood are to die for. I love the porcelain tea-cup necklace and the silver postcard trinket by Lei Rose, as well as the feathered and fringed pieces by Norwegian Wood, and wow, have you seen the skull charm bracelet by Bora Bora? Even more for the Christmas list!

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Next up, vintage. There’s second-hand, slightly grubby, vintage fashion, and then there’s nice ‘I’m so glad only I have this’ vintage fashion. The Stellar Boutique falls into the latter category. The vintage section of the site is easily the big winner. With clothing separated into 60s, 70s, 80s, handbags, scarves, boots and boho, it couldn’t be easier to navigate towards your era or item of choice.

Boho features peasant tops and kaftans Sienna would covet. The 70s section showcases (unusually beautiful) standout dresses at massively cut-down prices, and 80s can tailor to all your glam rock needs. There are sparkly 80s style heels and some killer red leather stilettos in the shoe department, as well as the standard biker or cowgirl boot. With menswear and more accessories coming soon, you’ve got to keep checking back for more goodies!

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As if it needed to be said; everything is quality assured, hand-picked and highly loved. Check out the site to update your wardrobe for 2010 with fresh, exotic pieces your friends can drool over. For Christmas, they are spreading the holiday joy with a 20% off discount sale on all vintage and womenswear, as well as homeware! So why not pick up something for your Christmas shindigs or New Year’s bashes now instead of waiting for the mania of the January sales?!

Written by Becky Cope

Find A Fashion Shop, Norwegian Wood….Nov 09

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The Stellar Boutique | Norwegian Wood

We’ve just found out that the very fabulous online fashion & vintage clothing shop, The Stellar Boutique has a gorgeous new jewellery label this season, called Norwegian Wood.

The brand’s Canadian designer, Angie Johnson, has been making waves in the indie design world for some time with her highly sought after, cutting edge designs. She shot to fame with the creation of the ‘cage skirt’ and followed it up with an equally innovative fashion creation, the ‘harness’, earlier this year.

The Stellar Boutique have selected some stunning fringed and feather necklaces from the collection for only £39! We think they’re the perfect way to accessorise a plain T. Enjoy our pick ~

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Brighter Sparks, Norwegian Wood jewellery…Nov 09

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Norweigan Wood now available at The Stellar Boutique online fashion shop.

Norwegian Wood make the most amazing, stunning, statement necklaces. If you don’t believe me have a butchers at these:

Norwegian wood fluro fringe necklace

Norwegian Wood feather fringe necklace

Sigh. I want one of these so badly – I love the way they’re worn in these pictures too, with a really plain t shirt and a good pair of jeans. Dressing down but wearing really amazing accessories is just too damn cool for words.

Norwegian Wood jewellery, and lots of other really lovely things,  including vintage clothing and Boho, now available at www.thestellarboutique.com.

New Jewellery collection……Nov 09

The Stellar Boutique Jewellery collections………

The Stellar Boutique online fashion store is always on the look out for unique and original pieces and thrives on bringing you the latest fashion trends combined with that little something extra and individual.

So with these 3 exciting new jewellery collections, from all corners of the globe, all you ‘stellar’ devotees and addicts of authenticity can have your fashion fix!

NORWEGIAN WOOD

Hot new jewellery brand Norwegian Wood  has arrived at The Stellar Boutique!
Canadian designer Angie Johnson has been making waves in the ‘indie’ design world for some time with her highly sought after, cutting edge designs.
She shot to fame with the creation of the ‘cage skirt’ and cleverly followed it up with an equally innovative fashion creation, the ‘harness’, earlier this year. Norwegian Woods’ designs have been in demand ever since.
The Stellar Boutique is delighted to showcase Norwegian Woods’ gorgeous new collection of fringed and feather necklaces, as well as some of the uniquely designed harnesses.

Norwegian Wood

CONTEMPORARY & TRIBAL SILVER JEWELLERY

This gorgeous new silver jewellery collection, created purely for The Stellar Boutique, brings you one off pieces of great beauty and traditional craftsmanship.
This range of hand crafted  silver jewellery is a colourful mix of chunky silver rings, bejewelled bangles and pendants, and tribal earrings. With stunning turquoises and other vivid semi precious stones, the collection stylishly brings together contemporary jewellery design with authentic Moroccan Berber style .
And with a price tag that defeats the credit crunch, they make the perfect little ‘self indulgence’ or a genius gift for someone special.

chunky silver ring with turquoise stone

LEI ROSE

Brighton based bespoke jewellery designer, Maria Allen, creates unique jewellery from a mixture of vintage, recycled and new finds.
Her delicate creations of playful little trinkets and whimsical lockets are enough to charm the bees from the trees!

These quirky and charming necklaces by Lei Rose make an ideal stocking filler for a friend or a romantic gift for the one you love.

Lei rose charm necklace

The Stellar Boutique is waiting for you! View the collection here www.thestellarboutique.com