Work the Trend – Colour Blocking

Work the Colour Blocking trend this Spring!Things get bright and beautiful this season as we show you how to work the colour blocking trend!

This spring, it’s all about turning up the volume and blasting away the last of those winter blues with vibrant colours and bold combinations. Colour Blocking has been all over the runways, and we want to show you just how easy it is to wear the look.

The first step to successful colour blocking? Don’t be afraid! Bright colours can be a little daunting, so how about easing your way into it with a pair of neon shoes like these gorgeous pink Millie Bow Slingbacks from Phase 8, £99, or try this lemon yellow Hobo Shoulder Bag from Radley, £195. Team with great accessories in beautiful shades – this funky Minty Ring by Lola Rose, £40, is really easy to wear and adds a splash of sunshine to any outfit!

Break up bold colour choices with delicate texturing like the ruffles on this Monsoon Laura Frill Blouse, £45, or the pleats on this Marisol Skirt from Joules, £39. The fresh, funky new collection from Thomas Sabo has a great range of jewellery charms to brighten up your day, like this adorable little hummingbird. Alternatively, you could pick up on a signature colour with these fab Night-Time Drop Earrings from Swarovski, £56.

Last but not least, colour blocking is all about having fun, and what better way than with one of our newest designers Jackie Brazil! Her wonderfully zany bangles and bracelets are made from multi-coloured Resin and will go with any outfit you like – a great way to welcome in the summer! They’ll be hitting our website very soon, so keep an eye out for her distinctive, playful designs.

It’s all about Friendship Bracelets this season!

The Friendship Bracelet gets a new lease of life this season, as designers present their fresh takes on this traditional gift with a sentimental twist.

Designer Friendship Bracelets from Azuni, perfect for gifts

Designer Friendship Bracelets from Azuni, from £79

Friendship Bracelets are taking the fashion world by storm this Spring,  and about time too! I still remember the fun I had making my own friendship bracelets for my friends and family when I was younger… being homemade they never lasted very long, but it always put a smile on someone’s face to receive a gift that is traditionally symbolic of friendship.

While friendship bracelets are traditionally handmade, it’s fantastic to see the trend for friendship-style bracelets spreading to the world of designer jewellery! The custom for the receiver of a friendship bracelet is to wear it constantly until the knots wear through – to remove it before then is supposed to be a sign that the friendship is over. But it’s not always practical to wear a bracelet all the time, especially as it starts to wear out! The trend for designer friendship bracelets means you can give something a gift with the same symbolic meaning, which they can treasure forever.

At fabulous we’re delighted to be stocking the brand new designer friendship bracelets from one of our favourite, established designers, Azuni. Azuni have updated the traditional friendship bracelet by inscribing special messages onto Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold Vermeil plates, elegantly hung from Silk cord in three gorgeous colours.

Shop Azuni’s new Friendship Bracelets

Get fabulous at Bath in Fashion 2011

Celebrate fashion with the upcoming events at Bath in Fashion festival 2011!

 

Come see fabulous at Bath in Fashion 2011!

Here at fabulous, we love nothing more than flicking through the latest glossy mags and picking out the season’s key trends, so when we were invited to take part in the Bath in Fashion festival this month, we just couldn’t resist! From 23rd – 27th of March, there will be all sorts of events happening in and around Bath celebrating the  area’s fashion credentials, from catwalk shows and exhibitions to talks and workshops. Fabulous are lucky enough to be featured in each of the five fashion shows that will be happening in the region, and we’re very excited to say the least!

First, you’ll be able to spot fabulous jewellery on the runway in a Spring and Summer show in the Octagon at Millsom Place on Wednesday 23rd March at 2pm and 7.30pm, featuring collections from a range of high-street names.

Then, there’s a chance to see some wonderful fashions from Bath’s independent boutiques in the beautiful setting of the two hundred year old Roman Baths in the Fashion Fizz runway show on Thursday 24th March at 8pm, followed by supper and some bubbly!

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55 - Available at SouthGate Bath Fashion Show!

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55 - Available at SouthGate Bath Fashion Show!

To finish things off, there’ll be an Urban fashion show at SouthGate on Friday 25th March at 4pm and 7.30pm. This show will feature live music, great food, and even goody bags to take home! There will also be a chance to pick up some of the things you’ve seen on the catwalk with stalls from contributors – including our very own fabulous stall, where we’ll be featuring all the jewellery from the shows, including designers such as Pandora, Trollbeads, Nomination, Thomas SaboChan Luu and many more!

As if all that wasn’t enough, there are also lots of other events going on around Bath – head to the Bath in Fashion website to find out more and book tickets for the shows. It promises to be a great week, and we’re thrilled to be involved. We hope to see you there – make sure you pop in and say hello!

Celebrate your fabulous Mums this Mother’s Day!

It’s that time of year where we acknowledge just how wonderful our yummy mummies are!

There’s nobody quite like our mums, and it’s only fair that there’s one day a year when we can spoil them and say a big thank you for everything they do for us. Mother’s Day is Sunday 3rd April and to celebrate just how fabulous those lovely ladies are, we’ve put together a gift guide with some lovely treat ideas, and we’ll be offering some great deals to help you remind your mum how special she is.

Nomination Starter Bracelets, from £23

Nomination Starter Bracelets, from £23

Nomination Starter Bracelets

This modern take on the charm bracelet makes a great gift, and the Nomination starter bracelets allow you to pick any charm and a base bracelet to begin your collection! With so many links to choose from, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your mum. Choose a writing charm starter bracelet to add a “Mum” or “Mother’s Day” charm, or add your own choice of charm for a personalised touch.

Spinning Rings from £10 - 3 for 2!

Spinning Rings from £10 - 3 for 2!

Spinning Rings – 3 for 2

We’re offering a fantastic deal on the gorgeous Spinning Rings collection – when you buy three rings Sterling Silver rings priced between £10 and £30, the lowest priced ring will be completely free! They make a lovely gift, and you can stack them together to create a unique look that reflects your own individual style and personality. If you need some inspiration, just check out our ready-made Spinning Rings sets!

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets

These simple, stylish bracelets are huge news at the moment, popping up in all sorts of glossy magazines (see this month’s Marie Claire!) and on the arms of a whole host of celebrities – Sienna Miller, Cheryl Cole and Kanye West have all been pictured wearing the distinctive bracelets. Choose from seven different colours, each representing a different Chakra which aids mental and physical alignment.

Trollbeads Debut Charm Bracelets, £99

Trollbeads Debut Charm Bracelets, £99

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets

There are stunning new colours and styles from Trollbeads this season, and their Debut bracelets make the perfect gift. Featuring a Sterling Silver bracelet and two Glass beads, these starter bracelets give you £30 off the price of buying them individually, and they’re a great way to start a Trollbeads charm collection.

You can browse more gift ideas at our website – we offer a free gift-wrapping service and free delivery within the UK. You can also enter our Mother’s Day Competition to nominate your fabulous Mum and each win a £10 voucher to spend at fabulous!

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99
Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99

New Arrivals for Spring!

We’ve had lots of new items arrive in store in the past few weeks – here’s a rundown!

Click on each image to see all the new pieces from each designer.

Swatch Colour Code Bracelets, £17

Swatch Colour Code Bracelets, £17

Swatch Bijoux

Swatch welcomes in the Spring with a range of vibrant colours and bold modern designs that are certain to get you noticed! Their new collection features exciting, contemporary pieces that we’ve come to expect from Swatch, with a number of easy-to-wear pieces that will add a fresh and funky touch to your Spring wardrobe. The Colour Code bracelets look great stacked against each other in contrasting colours, whilst the playful Puzzle-my-Heart set adds a warm, romantic feel with a summery twist. Swatch Bijoux is always contemporary and stylish, and with prices starting at just £17 this new collection is an absolute must for when the sun finally comes out!

Lola Rose Spring Pieces, from £20

Lola Rose Spring Pieces, from £20

Lola Rose

fabulous favourites Lola Rose are back with a fresh collection for Spring 2011, featuring gorgeous new colours and designs. The new additions to the club are the wonderful pale yellow Lemon Quartzite and the warm orange Coral Quartzite, which arrive just in time for you to freshen up your wardrobe! The new semi-precious stones are combined with dark Grey Agate and light Eyestone to create subtle, muted pieces that will bring a little sunshine to blow away the last of those winter blues. Chunky beaded necklaces and bold pendants are sure to make a statement, whilst new stretch rings are a really easy way to wear this look.

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55

Daisy Chakra Bracelets

Established in 2009, British design company Daisy’s signature Chakra bracelets have become one of the newest must-have jewellery trends. These simple bracelets embrace an ancient Hindu spiritual concept, creating stylish pieces that have a deep and meaningful symbolism and have become incredibly popular with celebrity fans such as Cheryl Cole, Sienna Miller and even Kanye West! We’re sure that they’ll also prove popular with our customers thanks to their easy-to-wear style and the metaphorical meaning of each. Choose one that will remind you of your own spirituality and self-awareness and carry a special message just for you.

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99

Trollbeads Debut Bracelets, £99

Trollbead Debut Bracelets

Charm favourites Troll have introduced brand new Debut bracelets for 2011, featuring new bead combinations. Debut bracelets are a great way to start a Trollbeads collection, as they include a Sterling Silver bracelet, two Glass beads and a Sterling Silver lock – and you save £30 by buying them all together! The new bracelets feature light and airy pastel selections as well as bolder, brighter colours, meaning there really is something for everyone. And if you’re already well on your way with your Trollbeads collection, you can now buy their brilliant stacking charm boxes online to keep them safe and organised – perfect if you just can’t decide which beads to take on holiday with you!

Nomination Sterling Silver Charms, from £22

Nomination Sterling Silver Charms, from £22

Nomination Sterling Silver charms and Royal collection

We’ve finally added Nomination‘s gorgeous new Sterling Silver charms to our website, with elegant dangling charms that will add a little luxury to your Nomination collection. There’s also the glamorous Royal collection, featuring Sterling Silver charms and bracelets with a heraldic feel – shields, cherubs and horses all feature, with the option to buy a ready-made bracelet or create your own.

There are plenty more arrivals to come over the next few weeks, including pieces from Chan Luu, Azuni and Argent of London as well as some brand new designers! Keep an eye on our blog for a sneak-peek of the latest additions to our collections – you can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with all the news!

Lola Rose Spring 2011 Collectionfabulous favourites Lola Rose are back with a fresh collection for Spring 2011, featuring gorgeous new colours and designs. The new additions to the club are the wonderful pale yellow Lemon Quartzite and the warm orange Coral Quartzite, which arrive just in time for you to freshen up your wardrobe! 

The new semi-precious stones are combined with dark Grey Agate and light Eyestone to create subtle, muted pieces that will bring a little sunshine to blow away the last of those winter blues. Chunky beaded necklaces and bold pendants are sure to make a statement, whilst new stretch rings are a really easy way to wear this look

March Birthstone – Angelic Aquamarine!

Celebrate March birthdays with the birthstone for this month, Aquamarine.

March Birthstone - Angelic Aquamarine!

“By her who is this month was born
No gem save Aquamarines shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.”

Aquamarine is arguably one of the most popular gemstones used in modern jewellery design. With its beautiful pale-blue colourings,  Aquamarine is said to be symbolic of faithfulness, courage and friendship, encouraging communication and harmonious relationships.

The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin for seawater, named for its delicate blue hue and its association with the ocean; in legend, it was said to be the treasure of the mermaids, and sailors often carried the stone as a charm to protect them at sea. Women, too, made the most of the mystical properties of Aquamarine, believing it aided a happy marriage and brought joy and wealth.

Aquamarine is found in Brazil, Nigeria, Zambia and China, amongst other places, and varies from very pale sky-blue through to sea-green. The deeper the colour, the more valuable the stone, and Aquamarine’s gentle colourings have made it an incredibly popular stone for jewellery designers, including Argent of London and Nomination.

Nomination Aquamarine Bracelet, now £117

Nomination Aquamarine Bracelet, now £117

Argent of London Cuff Bracelet, £180

Argent of London Cuff Bracelet, £180

Argent of London Aquamarine Pendant, £120

Argent of London Aquamarine Pendant, £120

March also introduces the Pisces zodiac sign from 19th February to the 20th March. The symbol for Pisces is the fish, and people born under this star sign are said to be romantic, generous and honest.

Thomas Sabo Pisces Charm, £29.95

Thomas Sabo Pisces Charm, £29.95

Trollbeads Happy Fish Charm, £26

Trollbeads Happy Fish Charm, £26

Nomination Pisces Charm, £16

Nomination Pisces Charm, £16


Happy birthday to everyone born in March!