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.

A treasure trove of vintage jewellery!

We know you love vintage as much as we do so here’s a little peak at some of our latest
vintage jewellery collection. 
It’s an eclectic range of boho silver rings, bangles and necklaces adorned with our favourite 
semi precious stones including turquoise, lapis lazuli and coral amongst other gorgeous
gems and jewels!
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Shop the Vintage Jewellery collection

Summer Accessories Collection 2013

Time to stock up on your summer accessories!

Some new additions have been added to our summer accessories collection and are now available to buy from The Stellar Boutique.
Specialising, as usual, in all things vintage, retro and boho we now have some great sunglasses, jewellery and bags brand new in store.

Whether it’s for that fast-approaching festival, a summer holiday or those everyday summer occasions, The Stellar Boutique
is here to help you prepare.

We have some lovely round-framed, 60s style sunglasses in a selection of colours and patterns. Such a classic design is a must-have
this summer, not to mention the additional ‘cool factor’ due to the instant association with John Lennon. If round frames aren’t your thing
we also have a selection of butterfly-framed sunnies complete with multi-coloured 80s design and some gorgeous can’t-go-wrong wayfarers
in a variety of colours. All complete with 100% UV protection, banishing that summer squint in style.

Also fresh in-store, a selection of vintage-style, boho and tribal jewellery to complete your summer wardrobe this year. Ranging from long,
flowing boho-style feather and pendant necklaces to the chunkier Aztec pieces, we have some brilliant and interesting new items.
Make a statement with our beautiful body necklace and tribal style bracelet-and-ring combinations.

Finally, to carry around those summer essentials (whilst looking the part too!), check out our new bags and rucksacks.
We have a great take on the classic satchel, using elements from the Aztec design (which is just about everywhere in the fashion world right now)
and combining it with the neon colour scheme of the 80s. As well as looking original and standing out, this is a great practical bag which can be
dressed up or down. If you are of a more casual persuasion, we have two new rucksacks available, perfect for festivals and summer adventures.
A gorgeously embroidered thick cotton-feel rucksack to complete that tribal style outfit or a stonewash soft denim rucksack for that retro 80s influence,
the choice is yours!

SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE

Christmas gift ideas….


Stuck for exciting Christmas present ideas?? The Stellar Boutique is bursting full of novel and original gifts
that won’t be found anywhere on the high street. From cosy slipper socks, unique boho bags, jewellery
and authentic Moroccan homewares to sexy clutch bags perfect for glamming up your party frock!

The Stellar Boutique is like an online Aladdin’s cave of treasures……..

Moroccan Silver Touareg Jewellery

This gorgeous collection of Moroccan silver jewellery, unique to The Stellar Boutique, brings you one-off boho pieces of great beauty and traditional craftsmanship.
This unique boho range of hand crafted silver jewellery is a colourful mix of rings and necklaces with stunning turquoise and other vivid semi precious stones. The collection stylishly brings together contemporary & tribal jewellery with authentic Moroccan Berber and Touareg design .

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Touareg are the indiginous Moroccan Berber people with a traditionally nomadic lifestyle.

Touareg jewellery is mysterious, exquisite and intricately-designed. Each item is individually hand-crafted, etched with Touareg geometrical designs, using the traditional tools of the blacksmith. The designs have been passed down through generations and tell tales of Touareg life.

View the new collection here

New Boho Jewellery Arrivals

Here’s a little preview of the latest pieces in The Stellar Boutique Boho jewellery collection. A 60s inspired range of Moroccan necklaces, chunky handcrafted silver rings and Indian coin jewellery is enough to bring out the bohemian in us all!

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These authentic gems add the stylish touch of boho chic to any outfit.
View the full collection here

New Vintage Jewellery & Accessories Collection

The vintage jewellery collection is home to an assortment of pieces from the 1940s right through to the 80s, this charming and quirky selection of vintage jewellery will add a touch of fun or glamour to your favourite look. With 40s and 50s rhinestone brooches, 60s hippie rings, 70s pendants and 80s vintage gems at affordable prices, you don’t have to be Elizabeth Taylor or Kate Moss to adorn yourself in collectible jewels!

Our vintage accessories and vintage home range includes 40s driving gloves, 50s powder compacts, kitch 60s homewares, 70s aviator sunglasses and a wide range of vintage bags from all eras.

View the full collection here.

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Blogger Style: Where did you get that
February 17, 2011

Like many of us, Karen Blanchard is a transplant. An English girl now living in NYC, she was initially naïve to the shopping gems that existed in the Big Apple upon crossing the pond. So she set off on a mission to search for the best local boutiques to blow her paychecks. After people started complimenting her on her style and continuously asked, “Hey, where did you get that?”, she decided that a response was in order.

This fish’n chips eating cutie -who always looks great- decided to start a blog which helps others like her, find the coolest places to shop in NYC. Check out her top fashion picks of the moment…You don’t even have to trek to NY to score em! Pretty soon everyone will be asking you, “Hey, where did you get that?”

1. 7 For All Mankind “High Waist Bell Bottom” jeans, $198, Shopbop.com 2. American Gold “Awakening Kimono”, $299, ShopPlanetBlue.com 3. The Stellar Boutique “Black Agate” silver necklace, $68, TheStellarBoutique.com 4. Free People “Stag Satchel”, $338, FreePeople.com 5. Sergio Rossi “Patent Leather Cork Wedge” sandals, $495, Saks.com 6. Free People “Pacifica” crochet hoodie, $138, FreePeople.com

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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