Festival Style Guide

 

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With only a few weeks until Glastonbury, festival season is in full swing. We’ve compiled a selection of the perfect pieces to help you get festival-ready, whatever your style…

For the bohemian…

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Two Tone Open Ended Ring by Druzy Rocks £22, Chihiro Bracelet by Hipanema £69

For those who dance to the beat of their own drum, a festival is the perfect event to showcase some of your individual flair when it comes to style. Let your sparkle shine with the lustrous facets of a unique gold-dipped agate piece by Druzy Rocks, or channel the sunny vibes of South America with an ornate boho bracelet by Hipanema.

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For the philanthropist…

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Necklaces by The Giving Keys from £25, UNICEF Lobster Bangle by Alex and Ani £33

As well as being an amazing platform for the arts, festivals are effective for publicising non-profits and charitable organisations- in 2013 Glastonbury raised £2m for charities such as Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid! Support and demonstrate your passion for causes you care about with jewellery. The Giving Keys employ and support those transitioning out of homelessness with their unique recycled designs. Fellow US designer Alex and Ani also work to support charities, such as UNICEF, with their Charity by Design bangles.

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For the flower-child…

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Nature’s Way by Daisy London from £29, Swatches from £32

 

Alongside the amazing performances and worthy causes, it is the simple joys of camping in the beautiful countryside that make British festivals a wonderful experience. Don your flower crown, feel the grass under your feet and enjoy the sun in your eyes. Channel the carefree spirit of the ’60s with the new Nature’s Way collection by Daisy London. For a statement flourish, we love these vibrant floral designs by Swatch.

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Travel Talismans: Gap Year Gift Guide

travel talisman header.jpg The academic year is drawing nearer to a close and, for the students among us, summer is finally almost here! For many of us, this spells travel. An increasing number of UK students are choosing to sate their wanderlust by spending their spare time abroad, working, volunteering or just soaking up other cultures and experiencing what the wide world has to offer. Research tells us that time abroad can help us develop in wonderful ways, with gap year students becoming more creative, outgoing and compassionate. Taking the leap, however, can be a daunting experience. Finding your place in an unfamiliar country doesn’t come without at least a little bit of loneliness or nervousness at first. We’ve compiled a fabulous collection of gap year gifts to reassure and encourage those who are about to commence their own gap year adventures:

For the dreamer…

 

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Compass Mantra Necklace in Silver £30, Explore, Dream, Discover Necklace in Gold £55

 

For many, a gap year represents a once in a lifetime chance for adventure, personal development and freedom. These dainty and beautiful necklaces by Mantra are perfect for showing support to your loved one as they embark on fulfilling their biggest dreams.

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For the bohemian…

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Eye of Horus Bangle in Rafaelian Silver £24, Om Bangle in Rafaelian Gold £24

For those who dance to the beat of their own drum, a gap year can signal a break from conventionality and a chance to live authentically. For the one-of-a-kind traveler, Alex and Ani bangles, carefully chosen for their individual symbolism, are the perfect supportive gift. We especially love the Eye of Horus and Om bangles, which symbolise strength and oneness, respectively.

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For the explorer…

 

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Silver Travel Necklace £80, Silver The World is Your Oyster Necklace £76

 

For some, the gap year presents a rare chance to experience other lands and cultures. For others, it is just the beginning of a much bigger adventure. These travel-themed necklaces by Tales From The Earth are the perfect supportive keepsake for the natural-born globetrotter, as they sail away from the harbour on what will be the first of many voyages.

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For more gap year gift inspiration, check out our Talisman trend and our complete selection of travel gifts.

 

 

 

 

NEW: ALEX AND ANI Deep Sea

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Alex and Ani’s new Deep Sea collection has received a warm welcome this week at fabulous; the vibrant, marine-inspired line heralds the beginning of summer and has reminded us all that it’s nearly time for beach holidays and seaside sojourns. The collection reflects the magic and colour of the sea-bed. With their infinite mystery, the depths of the sea have always inspired endless exploration and wonder. Dive for sunken treasure and begin your adventure with this unique and beautiful collection.

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Anchor Art Infusion Bangle, Seahorse Art Infusion Bangle £24 each

We particularly love the new art infusion designs, which feature beautifully toned watercolour designs and are sure to stand out on any stack.

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Deep Sea Wraps in Shore, Marina and Navy, £33-42

The collection also features an eclectic mix of glass and metal beaded wraps in beautiful beach-inspired colourways, which are perfect for adding texture and colour to your Alex and Ani collection.

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Charity by Design UNICEF Angel Fish, Lobster and Jelly Fish £33

Among the new sea-life styles are these playful enameled Charity by Design bangles, from which 20% of the purchase price go to UNICEF. Charity by Design empowers non-profit organizations to reach their goals by capturing the power of positive energy through innovative, creative designs.

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Gold Precious Providence Anchor Expandable Ring £33, Studs £42, Pull Chain Bracelet £59

The collection also features some beautiful additions to the US designer’s Precious Providence line, comprised of fully adjustable precious metal jewellery. We love the intricate detail of these pieces, such as the texturing of the anchor’s rope.

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Precious Ring Wraps £33

Alex and Ani have also released a new selection of precious ring wraps, which feature strikingly detailed and unique designs. At fabulous, we can’t wait to get our hands on the mermaid ring wrap!

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Having a moment: Elephants

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One of our key trends for spring is Talisman, and an enduring talisman for love, friendship and memory is the elephant. Elephants are a unique animal in that they possess immense size and power, but are gentle, loving and loyal. One of the most intelligent animals, elephants have an incredible memory and can recognise friendly places and faces years later. In times of drought, the elephant remembers all of the water holes from which it has drank. When it has strayed from the herd, the elephant remembers how to find its own; hence the popular saying “an elephant never forgets”. For this reason the elephant talisman gives you the power of recall. In times of personal and spiritual drought, the elephant reminds you how to replenish your soul. In times of loneliness, the elephant reminds you where you can find your friends. In timeless of aimless wandering, the elephant reminds you of your goals and sets you on course to fulfill your aspirations.

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Mantra Silver Elephant Necklace, £20

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Erin Elephant Bracelet by Jennifer Zeuner £89,  Elephant Silver Karma Bracelet by Daisy London £49

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Elephant Silver Studs by Thomas Sabo £25.95, Elephant Rose Gold Karma Studs by Daisy London £45

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Strong as an Elephant Medium Coin by Nikki Lissoni, £23-8

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ElephantCharm Bead by Trollbeads £25, Indian Elephant Charm Bead by Trollbeads £65

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Having a moment: Blooming Botanicals

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is underway today, and the beautiful creations of the nation’s finest landscapers have got us feeling inspired to incorporate a touch of botanical beauty in our day to day lives.

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Fiorinella by Swatch £47.50, Jackaranda by Swatch £38

We love these vivid, floral designs by Swatch. The detailed horticultural illustrations set the Fiorinella apart from traditional ditsy floral motifs, and we adore the whimsical cherry blossom print extending across the Jackaranda.

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Flower Daisy by Ice £79.95, Flower Legend by Ice £79.95

Ice have also aced the botanical trend with these bold beauties! We love the statement colour-block straps complemented by the intricate prints on the dials.

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Yellow Daisy Karma Bead £70, Strawberry Karma Bead £80

These adorable Karma Beads by Thomas Sabo also embrace an English country garden aesthetic. We love the bright enamel detailing and unusual shape of these beads.

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Because I Love You, Friend Bangle £24

The re-imagined Because I Love You… series by Alex and Ani features densely textured and beautifully detailed renderings of flowers, chosen for their unique symbolism, in gold, silver, and rose gold finishes. We think these are a perfect token of appreciation.

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Unbreakable Bond Set in Shiny Gold and Silver £42

The US designer has also introduced an edgy spin on traditional botanical designs with this beautiful tattoo-inspired mother/daughter bangle set, featuring a bold rose and rocker banner illustration.

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Happy Birthday Geminis!

 

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Gemini is in the stars this month! This Air sign is the social butterfly of the zodiac calendar, and are known for their quicksilver wit and sunny dispositions. Geminis thrive on socializing, and are able to get along with almost everyone. Symbolised by the twins, Geminis possess a duality and can sometimes be surprisingly shy and thoughtful.

Gemini strengths:

  • Expressive
  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic
  • Imaginative
  • Intelligent
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Gemini Star Maps by Mantra in Silver £35, and Gold £50

These stunning Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Buy them at fabulous!

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Gemini Celestial Wheel in Shiny Silver, Gemini Zodiac Bangle in Rafaelian Gold £24 each

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise your stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Gemini twins emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour on a shiny finish. Buy them at fabulous!

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Silver Gemini Zodiac Necklace by Chlobo £105, Gemini Zodiac Bangle by Chlobo £200

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Gemini Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional Gemini symbol. Pair with the Gemini Zodiac Bangle for the perfect present. Buy them at fabulous

 

May, Myself and I: Find Your Chakra

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Our theme for the month is all about getting to know you, getting re-acquainted with your needs and treating yourself. Part of that self-love is encouraging yourself to address your anxieties and weaknesses. In yogic traditions, the chakras are the seven centres of spiritual power in each body; physical manifestations in the human body of each spiritual energy. It is thought that perfectly balancing all seven chakras is the key to a healthy and happy life. Read our fabulous guide to help you find your chakra.

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Chakra Rings by Daisy, £49-65

We love the new Chakra collection by Daisy, which features beautiful filigree motifs of all seven chakras on bracelets, rings and necklaces, in gold, rose gold and silver. The attention to detail is amazing, with each bracelet featuring an accent of the corresponding stone for each chakra.

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Medium Chakra Coins, £60

Nikki Lissoni also has a Chakra collection featuring beautiful gold-plated filigree coins embellished with sparkling Swarvoski Crystals.

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The 7 Chakras Medium Coin, £33-38

The dutch designer also has a beautiful coin which features all chakras through a combination of each chakra’s corresponding stone.

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Breathe Swatch, £32

This striking Swatch is a perfect fusion of ancient spirituality and modern design. The white strap, case and dial are printed with all seven colourful Chakras.

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