Happy New Year!

2012 has come to an end, and we’ve had a brilliant year at fabulous!
Jo Stroud, owner of Fabulous, was selected as one of the ‘Hot 100’ in the jewellery industry; our Bath store moved to be bigger and better, whilst we opened a new Pandora concept store alongside it; the year saw many new arrivals to the fabulous team in all our stores and on the web team, and new designers joined our collections such as Diamonfire & Pure Attraction, including an ever growing collection of watches, with new designers such as Lulu Guinness & Glamrock!

Now we look forward to 2013, a new year for more diverse and vibrant collections, new celebrations, and of course new year resolutions (which we will keep this time!). Keep up to date with all that is happening at fabulous by following us on twitter and facebook, and keep checking our blog for the latest trends, events and the know on the best collections throughout the year!

Let us begin the new year with a guide for all things fabulous for January and the best designer pieces to add to your collection or to give as a special gift for a celebration this month.

SALE

We currently have up to 70% off designer pieces making this the best time to add to your collection or someone else’s! Get online for some fantastic discounts on designers such as Lola Rose, Chan Luu, Alex Munroe and more. For all those Chlobo fans out there, we currently have 50% off selected pieces, including the fun Ice Pop collection! We also have something for our male customers, with 25% of Toy watches and 50% off bracelets and cufflinks from designers such as Fred Bennett!

Chlobo Ice PopAlex Munroe

Birthstones & Zodiac signs

The official birthstone for January is the beautiful Garnet, a semi-Thomas Saboprecious stone also known as the “Pomegranate Stone” due to its deep red colour and resemblance to the fruit. The Garnet signifies loyalty and friendship whilst it gives the wearer commitment and truth. Thomas Sabo’s deep red garnet charm is the perfect charm for all those fiery personalities, which would look stunning hanging from Thomas Sabo’s Black Obsidian Bracelet!

Those born between December 22nd – January 19th have the zodiac sign Capricorn, whilst those born between January 20th – February 18th have the zodiac sign Aquarius. Team a birthstone charm with a zodiac charm in collections from Nomination, Thomas Sabo or Pandora for a personal and unique accessory! Thomas Sabo’s charm bracelets can hold up to three charms, whilst with Nomination and Pandora, you can mix them in with as many as you like!

Ideal for special birthdays or occasions are initial charms and bracelets, featured in collections from Trollbeads, Nomination and Daisy. Another favourite is Trollbeads Little Silver Scroll bead which gives you 10 characters x 10 lines to compose a personal message for someone special, or to mark an occasion!

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Romance

For a romantic touch, look no further than Linda Macdonald or Sphere of Life who feature delicate collections of necklaces. The beautiful Scribbles necklace from Linda features 9ct Gold, whilst Sphere’s Unity necklace signifies that “we are inseparable”.

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New year, new wardrobe

Up date your look and sparkle at every occasion with a beautiful set! For something eye catching, choose a sparkling Tresor Paris bracelet and earrings, whilst for a subtle edge, Fiorelli and John Rocha ooze sophistication in Sterling Silver. For some glamour at work, accessorise with a brand new watch from Radley or Glam Rock and set the trend!

Tresor setJRoch chain set

Fabulous Team Christmas Wish List – Ally

Name: Ally

Store: Leamington Spa

Position: Full time

Where will you be this Christmas? With my flat mates till Christmas Eve then off home to see the family and of course my lovely little cats!

cat ally

What do you love most about Christmas? I love wrapping presents whilst drinking mulled wine! But as I’ve just moved out we are making new traditions so we shall have to see!

What’s on your fabulous wish list? The Tresor Paris Tigers eye bracelet, and a ChloBo ring! Also lots of Thomas Sabo and Nomination Charms!

ally ring

What else would you like to find under the tree?  I’m very into my art and photography so I’d love to find the Myths, Monsters and Legends book by Rankin and Damien Hirst! If not I’d love a Scottish fold kitten!

Smell of Christmas: I love the smell of cinnamon candles and mulled wine!

Taste of Christmas: I have an awful sweet tooth so it would have to be candy canes!!

Sounds of Christmas: Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea!

CK Watch Wish List Winner!

At our Christmas Catalogue launch we asked you to write a wish list of all your fabulous favourites, to be entered in to a prize draw to win a Calvin Klein Watch! We picked the winner at random, so a big congratulations to Jackie Cross!

Here she is looking fabulous wearing her new CK Watch!

Merry Christmas :)

Fabulous Team Christmas Wish List – Sinade

Name – Sinade

StoreSolihull

Position – Retail and Creative Manager

Where will you be this Christmas? I will spend Christmas, as I do every year, at home with my 3 brothers, 2 sisters, my mom, dad and Barry the bulldog.

sinade dog

What do you love most about Christmas? My favourite thing about Christmas, other than buying people gifts, is that my whole family are in the house together, at the same time!  And although we are all old enough to know better, when we are together we can’t help but get up way before the sun to see what Father Christmas has bought for us – which means we all get our post dinner nap!

wish sinadeFabulous wish list: At the very top of my fabulous wish list is another BCBG watch, I love the new stainless steel watch with moving crystals – its perfect for everyday and to dress up at night.  I’d also love, as always, another addition to my ChloBo stack, maybe something from the ‘Wish Collection’ as i think the ‘believe’ and ‘wish’ charms are beautiful. And if i’m really lucky…another Pure Attraction bracelet to sit with my Rhodium one. pureattractionstack

Others: One of the best things about christmas is being treated to my new slippers, pyjamas and cosmetics and I’m always excited to see what my family pick out for me.

Smell of Christmas: The German Market that comes to Birmingham always brings with it lots of Christmassy smells and I visit it every year with friends and family.

Taste of Christmas: This has to be Brandy Snaps!!  My mom buys me a pack just for myself and doesn’t forget the extra thick cream, yum!

Sound of Christmas: Other than my brothers and sisters whispering from about 2am about whether its ‘time to go see our presents yet’ it would have to be Elton John – Step into Christmas, its a classic!

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Take one LBD

With the party season upon us, it’s time to recycle that Little Black Dress. Take one LBD and accessorise for every occasion from now to New Year’s Eve!

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We love this one from the Little Black Dress Company 

Office Christmas Party

Chakra Set from Diasy

Silver Heart Chakra Necklace £93 and Bracelet £58 

Black and Silver Chakra Necklace £93 and Bracelet £58

We think Daisy is fabulous! Each design has a meaning based on Chakras, the heart Chakra means “I am worthy of love. I am loving to myself and others. There is infinite love for all beings in this world. I live in balance with others.” Which might be a good mantra to take to the office Christmas party! Combine the necklace and bracelet for a great boho look.

Christmas eve

Blossom set

Blossom star set £80 

Blossom star set £80
We love this Blossom set of Gold earrings and necklace. Delicate, feminine and beautiful it is the perfect way to accessorise your LBD on Christmas Eve. The understated set will add a bit of glamour to your outfit.

Christmas Day

Fiorelli set

Fiorelli Sphere set £90

Fiorelli Sphere Pearl Set £90
If you’re going to get out of your PJs on Christmas Day then this is a great look to go for. Elegant and simple this set from Fiorelli will have you looking like Audrey Hepburn for the big day. Freshwater Pearls, Cubic Zirconia and Sterling Silver make this set affordable and fabulous!

New Year’s Eve

Tresor Set

Tresor Bracelet and Earrings £163 

Tresor Bracelet and Earrings £163
This stunning Tresor Paris set includes a 8mm crystal bracelet and matching Gold earrings. Made from Magnetite and covered in glittering Gold crystals with an adjustable strap to the bracelet and butterfly fastenings to the earrings. It’s the perfect way to add some sparkle to your outfit.

Top 5 most wanted this year!

Still not sure what to buy the special lady in your life? Well we’ve made it really easy for you. Here is the hit list of what every woman wants this year – just be sure to order quick before we sell out.

Plus order this weekend (6th- 9th December) and get 15% off (Men only) by entering the code MEN2012 in the checkout. Don’t forget we offer free delivery and we’ll be happy to gift wrap your present for free too. We’re good to you aren’t we!

Radley Watch

Radley, Scotty Dog Charm Watch £75

These are flying off the shelves for their cute and quirky design and they’re a great everyday fashion watch – plus, they’re a great price.


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Tresor Paris set

Tresor Paris Bracelet £149 Earrings £14

Tresor Paris are little bundles of sparkles perfect to give an evening outfit the wow factor or make an every day outfit shine.

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Pure Attraction stack

Pure Attraction Stack £189

The new kid on the block when it comes to designer jewellery. Pure Attraction is slick, modern and uber sparkly. This is a great item for someone who likes classic, modern jewellery. Get ahead of the trend and get her this before everyone else catches on.

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Lulu Guinness Watch

Lulu Guinness Lips Watch £150

These watches are brand new and we’re currently the only stockist. They’ve been hitting the glossy magazines, are on every fashionista’s wish list and won’t be widely available until next year – so let her be one of the first to get her hands on one.

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ChloBo Heart Filigree Bracelet £160

Everyone loves ChloBo, the Sterling Silver makes them a quality gift with a fashion led, boho style. The charms all have meanings, so they’re a thoughtful present and can be stacked to create a collection. Why not start her off with something romantic – this bracelet features a heart, angel and wing.

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Fabulous Team Christmas Wish List – Rhian

Name: Rhian
Store: www.fabulouscollections.co.uk
Position: eCommerce Manager

Where will you be this Christmas? In Hexham, Northumberland with my family including my nephew Jake who’s nearly two and the cutest little man ever! It’s my hometown, so there’ll be lots of old friends kicking about too.

What do you love most about Christmas? Everything, it’s my favourite time of year by far and I start getting excited about it in October. Fairy lights, cold crisp nights, choosing presents for everyone, the tree, decorations, Christmas jumpers, great films, seeing family and friends and saying Merry Christmas to strangers.

BCBG watch and Daisy, Alpha bracelet

BCBGMaxAzria watch and the Daisy Alpha Gold ‘R’

Fabulous wish list: I love all of the Daisy collection, and a Gold Alpha bracelet or Chakra is at the top of my ilst. I have some After Dark by ChloBo and would like to add to my stack and BCBGMaxAzria is my favourite brand at the moment, they’re classic watches with great masculine elements.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

What else would you like to find under the tree? I like getting things that I wouldn’t justify buying myself, like really good shampoo and conditioner, I love the Clynol range. Perfume is always on my list and I can’t stray from Coco Chanel. I made a pinterest board of my wish list this year – that’s how obsessed with Christmas I am!

Smell of Christmas: Frankincense and Myrrh candles from Marks and Spencer, they remind me of home and the smell of Christmas trees is the best.

Taste of Christmas: Cava, chocolate and turkey, in no particular order.

Sounds of Christmas: Dad plays ‘Feed the World’ every Christmas morning, it’s a bit of a depressing start to the day, but it’s tradition and you can’t beat The Pogues, Fairytale of New York!