Solihull: Summer Trends!

The girls from fabulous Solihull have been on a spree around the town! The team visited some of their favourite shops to find out what’s trending in the town this summer…

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Bravissimo Swimwear from £32, Swatches from £32

Firstly the girls took a trip to Bravissimo in Solihull’s beautiful shopping centre, Touchwood, to take a look at this season’s most popular swimwear. The staff in Bravissimo all agreed that high-waisted bikinis are particularly on trend this summer! As well as vibrant colours such as bright orange and lime green, perfect for your summer holidays.

The Solihull girls think Swatch Watches are the perfect pool side accessory, with their bright summer colours to complement the popular vibrant bikinis this season!

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Nars Eyeshadow from £21, Alex and Ani Rings from £24

After Bravissimo the girls visited Space NK, located outside on our sunny high-street. We spoke to the staff from Nars who all said their new summer collection, Sea, Suspense and Splendor, has been very popular this season. The collection includes calming blue and dazzling gold eye-shadows, which are perfect for a summer night out with friends. Complete this look with the new Alex and Ani coastal rings.

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O-Bags from £25, ChloBo Stacks from £215

The girls also went to O-Bag, which is new to Touchwood this year, to check out this season’s trends. The staff in O-Bag said their brand new insert, ‘Tropical Flowers’ has flown off the shelves this summer. Try a White Classic Body with the Tropical Flowers insert for the perfect look! Complete your outfit with a ChloBo Stack.

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Happiness Mantra Necklaces from £45

Enjoy a Touch of Rio at Solihull’s very own beach. From the 9th July – 4th September Touchwood have built their very own beach for the public to enjoy. With activities including live music, sand art, free BBQs and a Bank Holiday Party on the 27th August there is so much to do!

Enjoy a day out here wearing our ‘Happiness’ Mantra necklace bar.

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Perfumes from £20, Daisy London Daisies from £32

Next the girls went to check out this season’s perfumes at the Fragrance Shop. The Staff recommended their favourite summer sent by Victor and Rolf, Flowerbomb. The scent is bursting with floral accords- perfect for summer! This concept reminds us of one of our favourite brands at fabulous – Daisy; we think Flowerbomb and Daisy jewellery are a match made in Heaven.

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Cocktails at Turtle Bay from £6.95, Take What You Need Necklaces from £42.50

Last but not least the girls took a visit to Turtle Bay, which is brand new to Solihull this summer. Enjoy Caribbean-themed cocktails and food in the outside seated area, perfect for a summer night out with family or friends. The Turtle bay staff said Raspberry Reggae has been the most popular cocktail this summer.

The girls at fabulous Solihull think our eclectic new brand, Take What You Need, would be the perfect accessory to sparkle during a summer night at Turtle Bay.

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Trend Alert: The Yogi

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For those of you in touch with your spiritual side, the reinvigorating summer sunshine serves as the perfect motivation to achieve a healthy mind, body and soul. A summer holiday for you  is a state of mind, a place of extreme relaxation, recuperation and positivity. Your wardrobe consists of the latest athleisure brands and your dream destination is a yoga retreat in the Ibizan hills, fashionable and free!

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Daisy London Chakras from £39

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. 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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ChloBo Luna Soul from £35

The stunning Luna Soul collection by ChloBo, inspired by the moon, features healing labradorite, calming pink aventurine and grey agate, a harmonious stone said to balance yin and yang energy. The perfect collection to stack high at a meditative retreat!

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Take What You Need from £21.50

Take What You Need is a interchangeable bar jewellery collection from Dutch designer Mi Moneda. Change up your necklace or bracelet depending on your mood, and draw strength, passion or inspiration from a word bar. We also love the collection’s striking filigree word rings!

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The Giving Keys from £30

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 or padlock for inspiration or good karma.

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Trend Alert: The Seafarer

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For many of us, the summer just isn’t the summer without time spent at the sea-side. For those of us who have a natural affinity with the sea, the perfect summer is one spent chasing the tide and getting tan-lines on sun-kissed sandy beaches.

The perfect holiday talismans for those seafarers among us are totems of the ocean; go with the flow with a sea-horse, embrace the energy of the sea with a sand dollar or start your adventure with a compass.

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Alex and Ani Precious Ring Wraps £24

Mix and match these dainty ring wraps by Alex and Ani from their new Deep Sea collection. With their delicate designs and sparkling Swarovski embellishments, these rings are the perfect trinkets to add subtle nautical flair to any outfit.

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Art Infusion Bangles by Alex and Ani £24

The US designer also released limited edition Art Infusion bangles, which feature amazing water-colour illustrations that really capture the beauty of the sea.

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Alex and Ani Precious Providence from £33

Alex and Ani also have Deep Sea-inspired additions in their Precious Providence range. We love the attention to detail on these intricate pieces.

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Mantra Seahorse Necklace Silver £20

Known for moving with the current, seahorses are symbols of finding joy wherever life may take you. Keep this Mantra, inspired by the seahorse, close to your heart on all your coastal adventures this summer.

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Tear of Heaven Locket Silver £99

The sea is calling with this chiming sea-shell locket by Engelsrufer, which encases a pearlescent sound ball.

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Trend Alert: the Jet-Setter

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Can you believe it’s August already? For those of us who love a bit of luxe, this means one thing: indulging in a well-earned break in a beautiful city! The very definition of cosmopolitan, the jet-setters among us are no strangers to weekend sojourns in hotels overlooking iconic sights- from the Colosseum to  the Great Pyramid. You are well-travelled social-butteflies, never content to stay put for long.

You’re drawn to the glamour of the marina, the glitz of a restaurant overlooking the city. You combine city breaks with luxe beach resorts, you’re well researched and know the hottest spots in town. Your holiday wardrobe is a combination of classic glamour with high end fashion, your accessories are carefully curated and picked for their wow factor.

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Bering Milanese Blue Mesh £179, Bering Blue Mother of Pearl Ceramic Watch £199

The must-have accessory for any woman-about-town is a statement timepiece. We love the way these chic Bering watches play light off dark with their navy mother of pearl dials.

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Soru Baroque Pearl Pendant £120, Soru Baroque Pearl Earrings £130, Soru Baroque pearl Ring £95

The striking baroque pearl collection by Soru made headlines earlier this summer when Kate Middleton showcased the earrings at Wimbledon. We love the beautiful combination of amazing natural pearls and sparkling Swarovski crystals.

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Rose Gold Purity Angel Whisperer Set £174, Angel Whisperer Wing Set £163

Engelsrufer (Angel Whisperer) is the perfect combination of timeless glamour and personal sentiment. The ornate filigree lockets encase a coloured chiming sound ball, imbued with a specific meaning. Each chime whispers to a corresponding guardian angel; keep your Angel Whisperer close to your heart to feel loved and protected wherever you are in the world.

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Turquoise Geo Cube Bracelet £75, Turquoise Geo Cube Bracelet £149, Malachite Tuquoise Earrings £42

Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe with Coeur de Lion’s Geo Cube collection.  The collection features an innovative fusion of minimalist design and on-trend colour combinations. Made using state of the art techniques from light-refracting polaris, the sunshine plays off these colourful pieces beautifully, making them perfect for summer.

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Bath: Summer Trends in the City!

The girls from fabulous Bath have been on a spree in the beautiful Southgate shopping centre! The team visited some of their favourite shops to find out what’s trending in the city this summer…

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Malia Bikini by Boux Avenue from £10, Ice Watches from £49.95

First up, the girls visited Boux Avenue to check out this season’s best-selling swimwear. The Boux Avenue team agreed unanimously that black, pink and lime-green were on-trend this summer. Boux Avenue’s Jessica had a high-waisted two-piece at the top of her wishlist for her holiday in the Maldives.

The Bath girls think Ice watches, with their vibrant colours and bold designs, are the perfect pool-side accessory to complement the trending bright swimsuits- especially since they’re waterproof!

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Berkeley Street, South Molton Street and Uptown by Nails Inc. £15, Nikki Lissoni Coins from £23

After Boux Avenue, the girls paid Debenhams a visit, and spoke to the girls at the Nails Inc. bar. The Nails Inc. girls agreed that the most popular nail shades are pretty pinks this summer: the best-sellers are South Molton Street, Berkeley Street and Uptown. Nail technician Emily told the girls that Berkeley Street was her favourite shade because it matches her personality perfectly- bright, cheerful and fun!

The Bath girls love these polishes and would mix and match the three shades. They think a rose gold Nikki Lissoni carrier would complement these colours perfectly, especially when paired with a rose gold or silver coin.

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Daisy Blush by Marc Jacobs from £42.99, Daisy London Daisies from £32

The girls also went to The Perfume Shop to sample some of the season’s most popular scents. They found that the top-selling fragrance this summer was Daisy Blush by Marc Jacobs: floral, sweet and perfect for summer. We think that Daisy Blush and jewellery by Daisy London are a match made in heaven!

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Ellie from The Perfume Shop recommended her favourite perfume- La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. Living up to its name, meaning life is beautiful, this scent is bold, and has notes of orange blossom and jasmine. Wear it with the Life is Beautiful Mantra for the perfect pairing.

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Benetints by Benefit £24.50, Druzy Rocks from £19

The girls also visited the Benefit counter in Boots to hear the latest beauty buzz. According to the Benefit team, their lip and cheek tints- Chachatint, Lollitint and Posietint- are flying off the shelves this summer. The tints are designed to add a subtle pop of colour for enhancing natural beauty. This concept reminds us of one our favourite collections at fabulous– Druzy Rocks, which features lustrous natural agate to celebrate natural beauty and colour!

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Alex and Ani Deep Sea from £24, Chocs-to-Chill by Hotel Chocolat £22.50

 

Last- but definitely not least- the girls indulged their sweet-tooth at Hotel Chocolat.  After a tempting tour of the store, the Hotel Chocolat team told the girls that the Chocs-to-Chill selection is the perfect light treat this summer, with a selection of fruity flavours and a delectable vibrant appearance.

We at fabulous believe in the more, the merrier- whether it comes to chocolate or jewellery! So treat yourself to a chocolate box and stack up on jewellery; we love the colourful and fun Deep Sea collection by Alex and Ani, which features something for everyone.

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Trend Alert: Prism

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Spring is finally here, and we are loving the bright sunshine and the vibrant colours of the world in bloom. With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, we are embracing the South American Spirit with an explosion of colour.

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Agate Bar Necklace £27, Agate Round Studs £19, Two Tone Rings £22

The Druzy collection celebrates natural beauty with an eclectic mixture of vivid colours and textures. Crafted from Agate and electroplated in Gold, their pieces feature sparkling facets and a intense colour. Versatile and eye-catching, Druzy is the perfect collection for channeling your inner carnival queen.

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Pink Couture Geo Cube Drop Earrings £42, Geo Cube Malachite Necklace £149, Multi Couture Geo Cube Bracelet £65

Coeur de Lion’s Geo Cube collection is an innovative fusion of minimalist design and on-trend colour combinations. Made using state of the art techniques from light-refracting polaris, the sunshine plays off these colourful pieces beautifully, making them perfect for summer.

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Flowerfool £47.50, Fiorinella £47.50

These new designs by iconic Swedish watch giant Swatch embody the joys of spring with their kaleidoscopic colour-ways and floral prints. The perfect accessory for touring the Americas!

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Trend Alert: Lunar

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With spring welcoming in splendorous sunshine, and warm starlit nights, it’s no wonder that we’re looking to the skies for style inspiration. This season, we love jewellery that captures the enigmatic and enduring beauty of the galaxy and are accessorising with pieces that channel our inner sense of cosmic wonder.

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Silver Moon Ring £35,  Multi-Way Moon Necklace £130, Luna Soul Cuff £135

A constant source of illumination and beauty, wherever you are in the world, the moon is a reliable guide through even the darkest of nights. Luna Soul, the latest collection by ChloBo, is a celebration of the spiritually restorative powers of the moon, and we love the lunar motifs on these pieces!

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Sun & Moon Wrap Ring £59, Sun & Moon Chain Bracelet £65, Mother of Pearl Reversible Sun Necklace £135

The Sun and Moon collection by Daisy also reflects the beauty of celestial bodies with crisp silver moons and glorious golden suns. Wear with dark stones for mysterious night glamour.

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Star Map necklace by Mantra £35-50, Celestial Wheel Bangle by Alex and Ani £24

Zodiac pieces play perfectly into this trend, and are ideal for putting a personal twist on classic star motifs. Star maps reflect the alignment of the stars upon our birth, and are thought to determine our our true natures and destinies. Express your cosmic self and connect to your astrological identity with a Star Map necklace by Mantra, or a Celestial Wheel bangle by Alex and Ani.

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