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

The 3 things you NEED to know about fabulous now!

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…

Page1FINAL copyHaven’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!

photo 1Head 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.

photomantraShop 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!

My Fabulous Watch Wardrobe: Becky

Name: Becky

Store: Bath

Position: Store Manager of fabulous Bath and Pandora Bath

Race for Life

Race for Life

Ice Watch

Ice Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This watch is sleek and easy to read whilst running, it’s water resistant so can be worn whilst training in the rain and it is really soft and comfortable too.”

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Fossil Georgia Watch

Fossil Georgia Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I love the way you can dress this watch up or down, the leather is casual but the large face and sleek style makes it versatile.”

At a Wedding

At a Wedding

Radley Watch

Radley Watch

 

 

“ I love this dressy watch as it stands out against any dress for any occasion, and I love the way the crystals catch the light at the party and really sparkle!”

Create your own watch wardrobe to be in with a chance of winning a £450 watch wardrobe! Head to our website to find how to enter and browse our fabulous collection of watches for every occasion!

UK Jewellery Awards – FINALISTS!

The UKJA party was hosted at London’s slick Groucho Club sponsored by the sparkly and fabulous Tresor Paris! We’re absolutely delighted to be selected as finalists in two categories, Retail Star of the Year, sponsored by Jolyon Marshall and Marketing Campaign of the Year, sponsored by CMJ Media.

The winners of the UK Jewellery Awards will be announced on July 4th at a gala dinner, which Jo (Stroud, fabulous owner), Sinade Prosser (Nominee for Retail Star award and manager of fabulous Solihull) and Becky Johnson ( Manager of Pandora Bath and fabulous Bath) will be attending at the Natural History Museum on behalf of team fabulous.
Time to dust of those red carpet dresses ladies! We can’t wait for the awards, and want to say a huge congratulations to team fabulous, as well as all of the other retailers and designers shortlisted. Also, a massive thank you to all of the fabulous well wishers on both Facebook and twitter.

Retail Star, Sinade from our Solihull store

Retail Star, Sinade from our Solihull store

Retail Star of the Year, sponsored by Jolyon Marshall
Sinade Prosser, Fabulous

Pandora Tree of Life Campaign

Pandora Tree of Life Campaign

Marketing Campaign of the Year, sponsored by CMJ Media
Pandora Bath store launch – Tree of Life Start Your Own Story

UKJA Finalist

UKJA Finalist

Keep up to date with news on the Retail Jewellery awards by following #UKJA, @JewelleryAwards and @FabCollection

Pandora: The Cherry Blossom Spring Collection

Spring is now upon us (despite the freezing cold winds and continuing snow threats…in March), and with it comes the start of our gorgeous new 2013 spring collection!
To start things off, Pandora has created a beautiful arrangement of pieces based around, what is considered, the harbinger of spring, the Cherry blossom!

Cherry Blossom Ring

Cherry Blossom Ring

The collection is made up of 14ct gold, white glass murano and silver pave. A signifier of the growth, development and uniqueness of each Pandora woman. In addition to the charms they have also brought out a range of fabulous cherry blossom rings, earrings and pendants.

Cherry Blossom Ring

Cherry Blossom Ring

The rings in particular are beautiful with the option of the statement ring or if you prefer something a little more subtle, the single cherry blossom ring (which also looks great stacked!)

Another collection is based around romance, where spring goes, romance is sure to follow. With delicate, freshwater cultured pearls reminding us of everlasting bonds and life-long love.

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Including tiaras, bouquets of flowers and a bride and groom charm which I’m sure will be extremely popular around wedding season. We were amazed at the amount of detail in this charm, very impressive!

Frog Prince

Frog Prince

Here at Pandora, Bath our absolute favourite collection is fairy tale. This has been the most popular collection so far and you can see why. The collection includes castles, crowns, a frog with a 14ct gold crown, a fabulous fairy tale book and a beautiful two tone birdcage.

Crown Pendant

Crown Pendant

The bestselling crown charm is now available in a pendant within this collection which is set with 48 flush cubic zirconia’s, it is just fabulous! This collection also brings us more stacking rings which are always popular here at Pandora, they are a perfect way to update your stack or just as beautiful on their own.

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

The My Garden collection features cherries, strawberries and a watering can to name but a few, symbolizing the growth of your garden and reminding you that all living things need love. Enamel also features heavily in this collection.

Strawberry Charm

Strawberry Charm

To create the gorgeous enamel charms, the goldsmiths add the enamel paste by hand and then evenly distribute it with a toothpick before placing them in a kiln to set. That’s true attention to detail!

Pandora have also created Local Charms collection, which features scissors and a comb charm, perfect for hairdressers! The UK local charm is the incredibly detailed Scottish Terrier charm which has been a big hit and finally a new elephant charm. Interestingly this elephant has its trunk pointing downwards, said to signify luck in Asia and India.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Pandora Elephant

Pandora Elephant

These new collections have been massively popular here at Pandora, Bath and we know there are more incredible charms to come! Watch this space – you won’t be disappointed.

Laura (Pandora Bath Deputy Manager)

fabulous5 – Valentine’s Day

Take a look at our fabulous 5! We bring you a fab5 edit for every special occasion. If you’re looking for the  ‘most wanted’ Valentine’s Day present then look no further. Whether you’re after something romantic, personal, fashionable or all of the above – we’ve got it wrapped up (literally, did we mention that we do FREE gift wrap). To help you get that something extra special, this weekend we’re offering our customers 15% off, just enter code MEN2013 at the checkout! (starts now and ends Sunday 11.59PM offer excludes Pandora and Thomas Sabo)

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness watches,  £150

These Lulu Guinness watches are a fabulous favourite, so they had to be in our fab5! Lulu’s signature lips are emblazoned across these watches making them the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Choose from a variety of designs,  from pastel candy stripes, to this seasons monochrome and on to bright and kitsch designs. We were delighted to be one of the first stockists of these fabulous watches and have one of the biggest selections online – so have a browse.

Valentine: For someone who loves quirky British design and loves fashion. She’s playful, chic and stylish.

fabulous Valentine tip: Perhaps the tag could read, ‘it’s about time we met’

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom, Key to my Heart Necklace in Gold, £104 and Heart of Flowers Necklace in Sterling Silver, £112

Everyone at fabulous loves the Blossom collection, even those who don’t usually like delicate, romantic jewellery – but Blossom have created a collection that is easy to fall in love with! The delicate, modern and romantic designs make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and you can choose from traditional romantic symbols, like hearts and keys to stand alone pieces like the intricate bird houses.

Valentine:  For someone who loves romance and sentiment. She’ll still have the cinema tickets from your first date!

fabulous Valentine tip: There’s nothing more romantic than a gentleman fastening your necklace for you – so give her the necklace just before you go out, when she’s all dressed up!

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Starter Bracelet and Links, prices start from £16

Composeable jewellery is an ideal gift for Valentine’s Day and we love the thousands of charms you can choose from Nomination. You buy a bracelet (made up of 19 links) with a starter link (prices start from just £25 for a full bracelet) and then add to the bracelet for every occasion. You can choose from hearts, flowers and initials, to dates, travel destinations and hobbies. You could also pick one of our ready-made starter bracelets like above, with cupid, two hearts and an initial of your choice.

Valentine: She’ll love fashion and probably already have quite a bit of arm candy (this means several bracelets she wears daily), she’ll also be sentimental and remember special occasions.

fabulous Valentine tip: A week or month later surprise her with another link for her Nomination bracelet, just because you love her and it doesn’t take Valentine’s Day to tell her that!

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Belcher Bracelet with free Love Charm, £34.95

Thomas Sabo mixes the traditional idea of a charm bracelet with modern design and accessories. The Belcher Bracelet is a classic look, but the clasped charms vary from traditional to whacky! This allows the wearer to create a truly bespoke piece of jewellery, enabling them to build a traditional charm bracelet or a bright homage to their favourite Disney film

The great thing about composeable jewellery is you can add to it on every special occasion, building a fabulous history of your relationship – each and every charm will be special to her.

Valentine: She’ll like one-of-a-kind pieces, be creative and sentimental.

fabulous Valentine tip: Thomas Sabo do a great jewellery box, why not get her one to house her collection.

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love Watch, available in Pink, White and Purple, prices start from £85

These fabulous watches have proved very popular across all of our stores.  The current sponsors of the hit ITV show Take Me Out, Ice has risen sharply to fame and has become the watch brand to wear.  These quality watches at an affordable price are perfect for the season of love, available in Bright Pink and Purple as well as cool Ice White with crystals – these are the perfect watches to be seen in!

Valentine: She’ll love bright colours and a bit of bling and not be afraid to stand out in the crowd

fabulous Valentine Tip: Why not buy your special someone a bouquet of flowers to match the colour of the watch – that should earn you some serious brownie points!

Fabulous Team Christmas Wish List – Jo

Name: Jo Stroud

Position: Owner of Fabulous

Where will you be this Christmas? In our stores while our customers are still out shopping; then up in Scotland with my parents-in-law for a couple of days.

What do you love most about Christmas? The buzz! It’s such a sociable time of year, and people are generally so much happier and relaxed, which makes it a really fun time to be in retail.

Jo's wish list from fabulous

Glam Rock watch, Lulu Guinness watch and Pure Attraction.

Fabulous wish list: Since we started stocking watches at fabulous a few months’ ago, I have become obsessed! I love every new collection we get in, and already have a Lulu Guinness watch and a Glam Rock one on my Wish List. I also recently decided that I really love Rose Gold, having been unsure about it for years – so I have some pieces from Tresor Paris and Pure Attraction on my list too! 

Lulu Guinness

Fabulous Lulu Guinness Lips carry-on

What else would you like to find under the tree? Now that we are stocking Lulu Guinness watches, I have started looking at her other accessories, and have fallen in love with her bright pink carry-on luggage, embossed with her signature lip design. It’s truly fabulous!

Smell of Christmas: Definitely turkey, roasting in the oven. I’m one of these people that has to have turkey as many times as possible over the Christmas season, I never get fed up with it!

Taste of Christmas:  Bucks fizz first thing on Christmas morning – a long-standing tradition in my family.

Sounds of Christmas:
When we were young, my Dad used to play ‘House of the Rising Sun’ at full volume on Christmas morning, to get us out of bed – not a Christmas song, but again, a family tradition that continues to this day!