7 Wimbledon Style Moments that Prove Tennis is the Real Beautiful Game

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It might all be over for England in the Euro ’16, but Wimbledon is just getting started. We’ve compiled some of our favourite style statements from the iconic London tournament, so- move over football, tennis is the real beautiful game…

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1. When Maria Sharapova made headlines in 2008 with a summery white Nike tux.

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2. When David and his ‘Little Man’ Romeo Beckham made an off-court statement in 2015 with matching tailored suits. 

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3. When Roger Federer accessorized his striking white and gold military jacket with a matching manbag in 2009.

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4. When Sienna Miller stole the show in 2015 with a red lip and white playsuit combo.

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5. When Serena Williams chose form over function with this smart white trench coat in 2008.

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6. When Stella McCartney perfectly captured English summer style with a straw sun-hat in 2015.

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7. When the tournament’s patron Kate Middleton exuded minimalist tennis chic with this cut-out Temperley London dress in 2011.

To channel some Wimbledon style of your own, shop our tennis edit:

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Tennis Nomination Link £18, Strawberry Nomination Link £20

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Thomas Sabo Strawberry Karma Bead £80, Thomas Sabo Strawberry Charm £60

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Thomas Sabo Tennis Bracelet £180, Diamonfire Tennis Bracelet £235

Shop them at fabulous

Happy Birthday, Cancerians!

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Cancer is in the stars this month! Still waters run deep for this water sign, since Cancers can be one of the most mysterious zodiacs. Cancers are slow to open up immediately, and can often be closed books; however, once a Cancer has chosen to open themselves up to others, they reveal a wealth of emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Symbolised by the crab, Cancers are very attached to home and hearth. Nothing is more important than family and loved ones to the Cancer.

Cancer strengths:

  • Loyalty
  • Empathy
  • Adaptability
  • Independence
  • Passion
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Cancer Mantra Star Map 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. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the imaginative, loving and sympathetic nature of the Cancer. Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Alex and Ani Cancer Bangle in Rafaelian Silver £24, Cancer Celestial Wheel in Shiny Gold £33

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

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Chlobo Silver Cancer Zodiac Necklace £105, Cancer Zodiac Bangle £200

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Cancer Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional crab symbol. Pair with the Cancer Zodiac Bangle for the perfect present. Shop ChloBo at fabulous!

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Nikki Lissoni Cancer Gold Large Coin £35

We love the simplicity of the zodiac collection by Nikki Lissoni, which features cut-out filigree symbols for every sign. They offer the perfect way to personalise your Nikki collection. Shop Nikki Lissoni at fabulous!

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Nomination Cubic Zirconia Cancer £18, Gold Cancer £18

Add a personal twist to a classic composable Nomination bracelet with these zodiac links. Let your sparkle shine with a cubic zirconia accent, or mix metals with the gold crab emblem on silver. Shop Nomination at fabulous!

 

Class of 2016 Graduation Gift Guide

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Across the country, students are getting results and reaping the rewards for all their hard work! Whether you are looking for yourself, or a loved one, jewellery is the perfect precious gift to commemorate the time-honoured and proud ceremony of graduation.

Jewellery gifts are ideal for demonstrating how much you appreciate the efforts of someone dear to you, or for giving yourself a much-earned treat at the end of a long course. Exchanging matching friendship jewellery at your graduation ceremony or ball is a lovely way to honour the friendships you have made at university, and to show those friends that  your bond can withstand any changes graduation may bring.

We’ve hand-selected the perfect gifts to celebrate the wonderful rite of passage that is graduation:

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2016 Graduation Cap Bangle in Rafaelian Gold and Silver, £24 each

This sweet bangle by Alex and Ani features a cute mortarboard charm, and a hand-stamped tag with the year of your graduation. The perfect keepsake to cherish a day like no other.

Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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The Giving Keys necklaces, from £30

The Giving Keys are that rare combination of an inspiring concept and an amazing execution. Working with charities such as the LA Downtown Women’s Center to rehabilitate the homeless, The Giving Keys recycle old keys into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery stamped with a motivational word. Gift someone a DREAM or CREATE key to inspire them as they embark on life after graduation.

Shop The Giving Keys at fabulous!

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

These inspiring necklaces by Mantra come with beautifully printed meaning cards, and are perfect for gifting your loved one both a beautiful piece of jewellery and a motivational mantra to guide them as they begin a new chapter in their life.

Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Tales From The Earth The World Is Your Oyster Necklace, £76

Although graduation marks the close of one of life’s stages, it is always the beginning of something bigger. This beautiful sterling silver oyster necklace, with a globe motif on the reverse, is the perfect way to tell someone that they’re in store for great things.

Shop Tales From The Earth at fabulous

 

Browse our full selection of graduation gifts for more inspiration

 

 

School of Jewellery fabulous Futures Awards!

Last night saw the end of year show from the graduating students of the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. Fabulous works with students on the Design for Industry BA(Hons) course, giving retail and commercial input at various points throughout the course. As well as supporting the course with tutorials and work experience, and being on the end of year panel, Fabulous awards up to two ‘Fabulous Futures’ awards every year, choosing the designer or designers who show the most promise, and whom owner Jo Stroud and Creative Manager Sinade Prosser feel that Fabulous can help the most.

The winner of this year’s Fabulous Futures award is Suzannah Key, a young designer from Devon who has created a beautiful range of Spinning pendants. Susannah is a talented artist who draws extremely well, and is able to follow through her sketches all the way through into casting them into her jewellery collection. Suzannah will showcase her designs at the Fabulous Garden Party; have mentoring sessions with Jo, Sinade, Rhian and the team to help her develop her proposition, pricing, branding, website and business plan; and receives a £400 bursary to help with materials and general expenses as she gets started.

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“Suzannah’s designs are just perfect. They have been beautifully cast, and have a lovely weight and quality to them. We are really looking forward to helping Suzannah bring them to market,” explains Jo.

This year was very tough, with so many talented designers graduating from the programme, but they decided to focus all their efforts on Suzannah this year, rather than splitting the award. Other highly commended stars this year included:

  • Rebecca Wilkes, who gorgeous flower rings are set to become huge. “I can see them on the pages of Elle and Vogue,” says Jo. “Rebecca is very creative, and her designs are a perfect fit for high fashion.”
  •  Katy Tromans also really impressed Jo and Sinade, with her intricately-realised fairy tale creations, “Like nothing else I have ever seen – beautiful!”, added Sinade.
  • And Charlotte Rowenna’s gorgeous stone-set rings looked like they had come out of the sea fully formed, inspired by barnacles, mussels and driftwood.

“I really wish all the young designers well going forward – I wish we could help all of them! There was so much talent this year, and they were really focused on their target audience, branding and brand story, as well as the jewellery designs – so we were incredibly impressed with them. The School of Jewellery is doing a fantastic job at training these young designers to be ready for the real world.”

Having A Moment: Mermaids

Summer has us longing for beach waved-hair, sandy toes and the sea, and so it’s not surprising that mermaids- the ultimate ocean-loving goddesses- are a major style inspiration this season. Mermaid motifs are everywhere and we at fabulous are more than ready to embrace that.

Known for their amazing hair, enchanting voices and hidden powers, mermaids are traditionally associated with femininity and passion, magic and moonlight. Channel your inner mermaid with these amazing mermaid-inspired gifts.

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Alex and Ani Precious Mermaid Wrap Ring in Gold and Silver £24 each

We love this Precious Mermaid Wrap Ring by Alex and Ani- all wrap rings are adjustable and so fit mermaids of all sizes perfectly!

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Alex and Ani Mermaid Rafaelian Silver Slider and Rafaelian Gold Bangle £24 each

The US designer also has beautifully detailed mermaid bangles to mix and match with your wrap rings. Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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Save the Mermaids Reusable Glass Bottle $20

This environmentally-friendly and beautifully printed glass bottle by Save the Mermaids is designed to reduce the millions of plastic bottles that harm ocean-life worldwide.

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Thomas Sabo Silver and Blue Mermaid Charm £80

This 925 sterling silver mermaid charm by Thomas Sabo is a show-stopper- the mermaid’s scales are encrusted in dazzling blue cubic zirconia crystals. Shop Thomas Sabo at fabulous!

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Mermaid Mug by PiaMiaBoutique on etsy, £8.72

Let everyone in on your secret identity with this sparkly, dishwasher safe mug by PiaMiaBoutique on etsy.

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Trollbeads Mermaid Silver Charm £25

This little mermaid by Trollbeads is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale, and is artfully detailed. Shop Trollbeads at fabulous!

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Skinnydip Gold Mermaid Clutch at House of Fraser £40

Keep all your mermaid accessories safe in this stunning clutch by Skinnydip. We love the way the holographic casing captures the iridescent shimmer of a mermaid’s tale!

 

 

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Now that June is here, it’s time to start thinking Father’s Day gifts! With only six days to go, it can feel like time is running out. Luckily we have hand-selected the perfect Father’s Day gifts for every taste, meaning you are sure to score brownie points with Dad this year!

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Blue Chrono Multi-Way Watch  £179, Classic Milanese Blue Watch £199

These Bering watches are perfect for any dad who appreciates the finer things in life. With an interchangeable multi-way strap, the Blue Chrono is a perfect fusion of form and function. The Classic Milanese watch harkens back to 60s cool with its bold numerals and multi-dial features. Shop Bering at fabulous!

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The Giving Keys, from £30

The Giving Keys are a favourite of Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron and Harry Styles- and we at fabulous love them too! Repurposing forgotten keys, and working with charities to rehabilitate the homeless and out-of-work, The Giving Keys are the perfect meaningful gift for any dad with a social conscience. Shop The Giving Keys at fabulous!

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Warwick Watch in Silver £149, Dapper St Mawes Watch £219

For the style-conscious dad, Daniel Wellingtons are the quintessential watch. These classically designed, minimalist watches have interchangeable straps and so can be customised for any occasion. Shop Daniel Wellington at fabulous!

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Sili Forever Black 43mm £79.95, Ice Crazy Orange Watch £75.00 

For sportier dads, Ice watches are the ultimate gift. Both the iconic Ice Forever and sleeker, slimline Ice Crazy designs are practical, versatile and stylish. Shop Ice at fabulous!

 

Gymspiration Jewellery

Now that summer is finally here, I’m sure some of you are dusting off those January gym passes and looking to fit in some sessions. Whether you’re a regular gym bunny embarking on an intense last-minute regimen to get beach ready, or (like me) are simply trying to take better care of your body, motivation and persistence are key. We’ve compiled a list of inspiring jewellery to help you achieve the right frame of mind for your next gym sesh. These pieces are brilliant reminders that you can overcome any obstacle- ideal for moments when you don’t think you can keep going for those last ten minutes on the treadmill.

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The Giving Keys Necklaces £25-40, Never ending Bracelets £30, Padlock Necklaces £48-58

The Giving Keys are the perfect combination of an inspiring concept and a unique execution. Working with charities such as the LA Downtown Women’s Center to rehabilitate the homeless, The Giving Keys recycle old keys into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery stamped with a motivational word. Proudly wear your STRENGTH, BELIEVE or FEARLESS key whenever you need a bit of gymspiration. Shop The Giving Keys at fabulous!

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Silver Lotus Bracelet £40, Rose Gold Believe Bar Necklace £58, Silver Bee Necklace £20

Mantras originated in India, as repetitive chants to induce a perfect harmony of mind and body. While they are traditionally associated with yogic traditions, mantras can be used for achieving impenetrable focus and determination in any activity. These elegant pieces by Mantra celebrate the power of positive thought, and are accompanied by an individual meaning card to inspire you. Wear, memorise and repeat your Mantra whenever you need a boost of concentration or motivation. Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Gold Solar Plexus Earrings £49, Silver Solar Plexus Bracelet £55, Rose Gold Solar Plexus Ring £65

Like mantras, chakras have their origins in yoga practices. 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. 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 solar plexus chakra, which is associated with confidence and self-belief, is perfect for nurturing ambition and encouraging perseverance during a particularly arduous gym session. Shop Daisy London at fabulous