Sinade’s Springspiration

Name: Sinade Prosser

Store/position: Solihull, Creative and Buying Manager

I’m a fan of: Chlobo, Alex and Ani and Thomas Sabo

My trend is: The Botanical World (do the quiz to find your trend)

On my summer wish list: I loved Cinderella B last year and can’t wait for its return this year at our Garden Parties.  I’ve got my eye on one of the Charmology necklaces (with the feather and hummingbird) – it’s going to look great with my new Alex and Ani additions, as well as the tropical botanical prints on the high street this year (I love this jumpsuit from New Look).

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Hot tip: The Alex and Ani, Pursuit of Persephone collection is gorgeous! The enamel mixed with shiny metal makes them look completely different to what we’ve had before.  Each flower represents a different month of the year and has a lovely meaning. So why not embrace the botanical trend and ditch the birthstones this summer and give the gift of flowers that will last forever, unique to them.  Mine is the Gladiolus flower, for August, hint hint!

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Dream destination: I’ve not got a summer holiday booked in yet, but I have just been to see the beautiful Tulips in Amsterdam’s, Keukenhof park. The park had over 7million flowers in bloom each year, with gorgeous gardens to meander around as well as a boat trip around the tulip fields. This year it is celebrating Vincent Van Gogh’s 125th Anniversary, the clever gardeners at the park have recreated his self-portrait made up of thousands of tulips and grape hyacinths.  Don’t forget the park is only open for a couple of months each year (March-May), while the flowers are in bloom, so if it’s something that tempts you, make a note to do it next year!sinade-flowers-botanicals

Rhian’s Springspiration

Name: Rhian

Store: eCommerce Manager

I’m a Big Fan of: Everyone at fabulous knows I’m obsessed with Alex and Ani, I also love Nikki Lissoni and ChloBo

My Trend is: Lost Worlds (take the quiz here to find yours)

On my Summer Wish List: There is so much this season! I’d like to add some more bangles to my Alex and Ani collection, starting with a Guardian bangle. I love the Aztec inspired coins from Nikki Lissoni this season, and I would buy every item from the ChloBo Sun Dance collection if I could! I’m really excited about our new Mantra collection which we’ve been working on since January, I love the ‘Life is beautiful’ necklace in Rose Gold. I also can’t wait for The Giving Keys to arrive, they’re huge in the US and I think they’ll be the same here.guardians

Alex and Ani Guardians Collection, £24 each

chlobo-rhian-sundanceChloBo Sun Dance collection, bracelets from £55

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I love the ChloBo midi rings, £35 and £25 for the Silver

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Mantra, Life is Beautiful necklace, £55

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Nikki Lissoni Wild and Free Coin in Rose Gold, £45

Hot Tip: I have three Alex and Ani Providence necklaces which I love to layer up for a laid-back look. I accidentally discovered that they look great in up do’s for a glamorous boho look, i’ll be wearing mine in my hair for special occasions this Summer, like weddings and christenings.

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Dream Summer Destination:A Good Year’ is one of my absolute favourite films, so I’m dreaming of a French getaway to Cucuron, Provence.

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Dani’s Springspiration

Dani from the Web team shares her Spring wishlist, along with some top tips on what will be big this Summer!

I’m a fan of: I love wearing my Nikki Lissoni dreamcatcher necklace & I’m always wearing a bracelet stack of Chlobo & Alex and Ani. I love feather talismans so I have the matching Alex and Ani feather bangle & ring!

 My trend is: Lost Worlds

On my summer wish list:

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Chlobo Sundance Aztec Triangle, £60 to add to my silver bracelet stack

Happiness Mantra Bar Silver Necklace, £45 to layer with my dreamcatcher

Tresor Paris Allure Crystal Ring, £47 I love the cross design

Ray-Ban Wayfarers in green, £113 – on my wish list every summer, I’m yet to invest!

 Hot tip:

Flash tattoos (http://www.flashtat.com/) are jewellery-inspired temporary tattoos that look awesome with stacks of jewellery. You can choose designs that match your charms in metallic colours, or you can get creative with colourful designs. They work great with the Lost Worlds trend & are perfect for festivals & beach holidays!

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 Dream destination: 

I’m dreaming of another holiday to Ibiza! The beaches are gorgeous, it has the best night life and it’s great for a bit of celeb spotting!

Cafe-Mambo-Sunset-a22463955What’s on your Spring wishlist? Let us know in the comments box or tweet us @FabCollection

5 fabulous Bridesmaid Gifts

The sun is shining and wedding season has arrived, if you’re getting married this Summer then you’re probably well on your way to having everything sorted, so it’s time for the finishing touches. We’ve put together our pick of the top necklace gifts for your very special bridesmaids…bridesmaid-gifts

1. We love these simple initials from Mantra, £25

2. Celebrate a special day with a fabulous Mantra, ‘Life is Beautiful’ sums up the magic of a wedding day perfectly, £50

3. This Lily & Lotty necklace is a fab gift, you’re not just thanking them for the day but for all the reasons they’re your bridesmaid in the first place, £42

4. This Jennifer Zeuner necklace carries a classic message and can be worn everyday afterwards as a reminder of the day, £102

5. We love Tales from the Earth, their chiming heart necklace has a calming chime in the centre, which will keep nerves at bay on the big day, £35

All available from fabulous, shop the edit here

Are you getting married this year? Let us know how your preparations are coming along!

5 fabulous gifts to get them through the Marathon!

Do you know someone fabulous running the Marathon? Well, after our 30 mile walk last year we’re incredibly impressed and in awe of anyone taking on this incredible challenge. If you think they could use some words of encouragement, we’ve put together our edit of the perfect jewellery to accompany them on their journey…

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Mantra Hamsa Necklace, £20

This fabulous necklace from the Mantra collection features an ornate Hamsa hand on a chain necklace. The Hamsa hand is used in Middle-Eastern cultures to ward off evil spirits and protect the wearer. The necklace comes on an iconic Mantra card reading ‘You are loved, you are protected, you are blessed’ and is packaged in a beautiful Mantra box with room for your own personal message.

Believe Mantra Necklace in Rose Gold, £55 and Believe Mantra Bracelet in Gold, £55

These fabulous bar necklaces and bracelets from the Mantra collection are made from 925 Sterling Silver with Rose Gold or Gold plating and feature a horizontal bar engraved with ‘believe’. The perfect Mantra to carry with you to remember to believe in yourself, to believe in the good of others and to embrace a touch of magic in life, after all ‘all things are possible if you believe’. The ‘believe’ jewellery comes packaged in a beautiful Mantra box with room for your own personal message and is displayed on a card reading ‘all things are possible if you believe’.

Alex and Ani Warrior’s Will Gladiolus in Shiny Gold or Silver Finish, £33

Meaning ‘Strength – Nobility – Integrity’, this beautiful charm flower bangle from The Pursuit of Persephone collection will bring the delight of spring and colour to your Alex and Ani stack. The Gladiolus is the flower of the moral heart. From the Latin word meaning ‘sword,’ the vertical blooms of this flower signify gladiator-like strength. Associated with the birth month of August and believed by ancients to represent a warrior’s will, the Gladiolus energizes the heart’s morality and is the perfect present for someone taking on the Marathon.

Alex and Ani Guardian of Strength in Rafaelian Gold or Silver Finish, £24

From the new Guardians collection from Alex and Ani, the Guardian of Strength bangle is the perfect bangle to bring the wearer strength and courage on the day and will remind them that their loved ones are there with them, cheering them on!

Which piece of jewellery would you choose? Let us know in the comments below…

NEW to fabulous: Livto

Friends since they were two years old, Gemma Parry and Kate Lewis both dreamed of creating a business for themselves, with a product they and others would love.

Passionate about jewellery, Livto was born – designed to be affordable, ethical and sentimental. Based in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, the two girls set up their business and launched their brand.

go-create-dream-explore-turquoise-and-aquamarineweb fabulous is delighted to be stocking this lovely collection, launching with beaded semi-precious stone wrap bracelets and Silver pendants hand-stamped with meaningful symbols. As Gemma and Kate say, this is jewellery for the believers; the dreamers; the ones that opt for change and strive for different; the ones who never give up!

This fabulous collection sits perfectly in our Lost Worlds trend, the combination of natural materials and earthy tones look fabulous layered in a stack, the perfect festival accessory. love-live-dream-be-tigers-eye-fronwebt

Who’d love it? Alessandra Ambrosio and her band of Brazilian beach babes! She’d love the laid-back styling which can be teamed with other bangles and bracelets for the perfect boho stack.

alessandra-amborisia-livtoYou can browse the Livto collection at fabulous and take a look at other jewellery lines from the #LostWorlds trend

Lost Worlds Trend: Get the Coachella Look

We are seriously jealous of all the fabulous people sunning it up in Coachella at the moment, from sun kissed Californians to the extreme A-list. It’s the first big festival of the season and sets the sartorial bar for rest of the year (although the UK equivalents might not be quite so sunny).katy-perry-coachella

This season we’re loving the Lost Worlds trend which we showcased at our Girls’ Night Out event back in March. Heavy fringing, tribal prints and a focus on natural materials were seen on the catwalk and have heavily influenced the high street. We love the use of textiles, embroidery, unique embellishment and the hand-crafted feel to this collection of jewellery from the #LostWorlds trend.

Be inspired by Katy Perry’s interpretation of the trend with this selection of brand NEW jewellery from fabulous.blog-lost-worlds-coachella

Unique collar necklace, £30 – Icon cuff in multi, £55 – Fiorelli beaded bracelet, £22

SHOP THE LOST WORLDS TREND HERE