It’s finally beginning to feel like summer, and for most of us that goes hand-in-hand with a trip to the sea-side. So we at fabulous are feeling very excited about our newest arrival: Beach Art Glass by award-winning artist Julie Fountain…
Fountain has been, for many years, an accredited lampworker for Trollbeads. Working from her studio in Malvern, England, she handcrafts each unique piece from molten glass with sterling silver details. Combining striking glasswork with beach-inspired designs, Beach Art Glass is the perfect statement collection for summer.
Sand & Sea necklaces by Beach Art Glass, from £70
Although no two handmade pieces are alike, all pieces in the Sand & Sea collection perfectly capture the bright colours and eclectic beauty of the beach.
With blue-green hues, the Deep Blue Sea collection captures a serene nautical beauty.
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The new summer collection by Azuni is a throwback to the bohemian 60s. A celebration of travel, wanderlust and colour, this collection is perfect for any free spirit. This summer, bold looks are beautiful. So pair your bright florals and ruffles with a statement piece from this collection and transport yourself to New Mexico…
Layered Evania necklaces by Azuni, £75
These layered necklaces are made from faceted precious stones – perfect for adding sparkle and colour to any outfit.
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Bracelets by Azuni, from £25
Create a festival-ready look by stacking bracelets from the collection. Combining turquoise miyuki beads and gold charms, these bracelets capture laid-back boho chic perfectly.
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Earrings by Azuni, from £20
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge herself, is a fan of Azuni earrings and it’s easy to see why. Combining hammered gold, faceted precious stones and detailed symbols, these striking drop earrings frame the face beautifully.
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Learn more about the designer and shop his collection at fabulous!
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It’s seconds away from May and the promise of a fabulous Summer is on the horizon (OK it snowed this week but we’re ignoring that) with payday around the corner I’ve been compiling a Summer wish list ready for holidays, a fun social calendar and well, just because! I’m known in fabulous for my colour aversion but something has happened this season and my eye is drawn to vibrant palettes and busy prints. I love the combination of bright flora and forna in watercolour strokes and neon shades, I’ve decided I’m a convert – and I’m calling it paradise prints, because I’m not a ‘floral’ person!
On my lust list…
It all started with this watch from Ice – I love it!
Paradise Ice Watch, £79.95 from fabulous
Then after wondering what the brands from my teen years were up to, I re-visited Warehouse, and boy am I glad I did. My wedding guest wardrobe will solely be from them this year as well as many a holiday outfit!
Silk Floral Print Dress, £95 from Warehouse
We’ve been working with our friends from Mercy this season, and we love their Druzy Rocks collection. I love the lustre of the crystals, they’re the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your look and the beautiful card they come on looks great in my jewellery box!
Druzy Rocks Necklace, £24 from fabulous
There’s no better way to brighten up your bedroom than a fabulous set of bedding (you know you’re getting older when a duvet cover is as exciting as a new pair of shoes!) I love this one from BHS, £65 for Superking
Happy Friday Tropical Bedding Set, £65 from BHS
What have you got your eyes on for Summer, or what will you be treating yourself to this payday? Let us know in the comments below…
We love the latest editions to the Path of Symbols collection from Alex and Ani. This Spring we welcome the ‘Scarab’ ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Ouroborus’ – three fabulous new bangles inspired by their mythological counterparts. Perfect for Spring they welcome change, adaptability and new beginnings… which one will you wear?
You can shop the new bangles, rings and wraps from the The New Day collection here
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Cupid is gracing the covers of cards and romantic gifts, his bow and arrow synonymous with the romantic time of year. Alex and Ani have referenced the arrow in their ‘hooked on you’ collection for Valentine’s Day 2016, but the arrow has a rich history of symbolism, anchored in Native American Indians traditions…
- Two Arrows pointing away from each other depicts war
- Arrows crossed over shows friendship
- More than 3 arrows represents strength, it’s easy to snap one arrow where as a bunch of arrows is much harder to break, symbolising solidarity
- A broken arrow represents a feud coming to an end, the end of a disagreement or war
We love the arrow, for us at fabulous it symbolises overcoming difficult times, it represents the path of your life and reminds us that sometimes you have to be pulled backwards in order to be propelled forwards in a new exciting direction.
As January comes to an end, we want to continue to soar on the excitement of the New Year. The arrow reminds us that we still have a whole year of exciting adventures and that we are very much aiming forward. Here are the Arrow items we have our eyes on this payday…
Mantra Silver Arrow Necklace, £30
Cross Arrow Wall Sticker, Etsy £12.23
Alex and Ani Adjustable Rose Gold Arrow Ring, £24
Mint Green Arrow Note Cards, £15 from Notonthehighstreet
Arrow Cushion, from £35 Notonthehighstreet
Alex and Ani Arrow Wrap, £42
Are you treating yourself this payday? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below…
Some beautiful new additions to ALEX AND ANI’s Path of Symbols collection have arrived at fabulous and they are serving as a welcome pick-me-up as we near the end of January! The Path of Symbols collection from ALEX AND ANI consists of both their most popular symbols as well as brand new symbols to add to your collection. Old favourites have been re-imagined as larger, more heavily textured charms, and are the perfect way to breathe new life into your stack! We adore the little details on these new bangles, with their intricately embossed designs and meanings engraved on the reverse.
WISDOM | COMPASSION | DESTINY
The intricate pattern of the endless knot represents the ever-shifting nature of the spiritual path, which encompasses boundless wisdom and compassion. The knot is an eternal pattern, connecting infinite destiny with time and change. Wear the Endless Knot to signify grounding in the present moment, and attachment to the eternal cycle of life.
WELCOME | WARMTH | FRIENDSHIP
A symbol of welcome and good cheer, the pineapple is synonymous with hospitality. Traditionally, New England sea captains placed a pineapple outside their homes to promise a safe return. Wear this pineapple to celebrate, friendship, family and warm welcomes!
GODDESS | POWER | LIGHT
A true Queen rules with the perfect blend of femininity and authority. Invested with divine power, she inspires greatness in everyone she leads. Wear the Queen’s Crown to remind you to take charge with grace, and pair firmness with benevolence.
TRUTH | PEACE | FAITH
The dove is a universal icon symbolising peace, faith and truth. A gentle and graceful bird, the dove is believed to be divine. The dove signifies new beginnings, and acts as a reminder that everything is going to be alright.
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There’s a real luxe feel to this season, with classic pieces being upgraded with personal touches. We love the monogram trend, have yours emblazoned on your scarf, satchel or have a one of a kind necklace made just for you. Me.mi, a new South African designer at fabulous create bespoke sentimental pieces which will last a lifetime, a family heirloom rich in heritage and the perfect gift for…
- A wedding. Will your daughter, wife or friend be changing their name? This is a great way to mark their new name and the beginning of a new chapter in their life
- A new baby. Create a necklace with the three initials of your new arrival, the perfect way to celebrate your new family member.
- A family. You can combine three first names, whether that’s you, your husband and your child, three children, your parents and you – the celebration of an eternal bond in a necklace.
- A friendship. These necklaces are a great way to celebrate an everlasting friendship, have one each in Gold, Silver or Rose Gold.
- You! Wear your own monogram around your neck, after all the most important relationship we’ll ever have is the one we have with ourselves.
Me.mi monogram necklace from fabulous in Silver, £75 Rose or Yellow Gold, £225. Silver is 925 Sterling Silver and Yellow or Rose Gold is solid 9ct Gold. Allow 10 working days for Silver and 20 working days for Golds.
These fabulous necklaces will be huge this Christmas, why not order now to get your design in plenty of time.
As part of our ten year anniversary we’ve created our first own brand line, Mantra. Combining beautiful designs with thoughtful meanings, the Mantra collection is inspired by the power of positive affirmations. Wear your Mantra jewellery as a reminder of the power of positive thought and let the powerful words heighten your mood and awareness.
Laugh Often & much, £50
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, £30
We created packaging to make the perfect gift, featuring an inspirational image and carefully selected phrase. Choose the perfect Mantra for yourself your friend or family member; Mantra jewellery comes in a beautiful envelope with space for your own private message, inside, is why we created the collection.
Mantra gift packaging
Life is beautiful, £50
To celebrate the launch of Mantra we’re running a competition for the month of May. Just tell us your favourite Mantra, phrase or affirmation on social media with the #mantrabyfabulous for your chance to win £100 worth of Mantra jewellery. The winner will be randomly selected on 31st May.
We look forward to hearing your favourite Mantras, and who knows, they might inspire a piece of jewellery!
Browse the collection at www.fabulouscollections.co.uk/mantra
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I’m a fan of: Thomas Sabo and Fiorelli
My trend is: Seven Seas (take the quiz here to find yours)
On my summer wish list: This summer I’m really into bright colours and would like to get some of the Alex and Ani ‘The Pursuit of Persephone’ bangles, I love the range of colours, the shiny metals and floral designs. Another item I’d like in my jewellery collection is a Fiorelli cuff, the vibrant colours and tones are perfect for the summer and would be the perfect festival accessory.
Hot tip: Bright coral alongside cool turquoise will make a suntan really stand out! Try teaming turquoise jewellery from the Sun Dance collection with bright coral nails!
Dream destination: Id love to be going to Mauritius this year, exploring the white sandy beaches and coral reef enjoying the glorious sunshine!
We are so excited about April! OK, not the month itself but what it brings to fabulous, first up our very first magazine is out today. We’ve got a new look catalogue still stocked with lots of fabulous jewellery, but also some inspiring ideas, trend news, designer insight and this season’s hottest items…
Haven’t received your copy yet? Read it online here
And, did we mention the newest additions to our stores? There have been lots of exciting changes in store, including a new Nikki Lissoni area in Leamington, ALEX AND ANI has landed in Solihull along with a beautiful Thomas Sabo shop in shop, and in Bath (along with our other stores) you can see the ‘trend table’ a new area where we’ll be showcasing the hottest accessories. They land for one season, so if you love them get them before they go!
Head to one of our fabulous stores to see our new look areas and please talk to one of our fabulous staff members to try on the great new trend led collections
Then there’s Mantra, our very first own brand collection designed with gifting in mind as part of our ten year anniversary. Combining beautiful designs with thoughtful meanings, the Mantra collection is inspired by the power of positive affirmations. Wear your Mantra necklace as a reminder of the power of positive thought and let the powerful words heighten your mood and awareness.
Shop Mantra here – also stocked in Leamington Spa, Solihull and Bath
We’ll be bringing you lots more exciting additions to fabulous over the next few weeks, enjoy!