Solihull: Autumn Trends on the High Street

The Fabulous Solihull team have been on a spree around Solihull’s stunning town centre! The girls visited some of their favourite stores to find out what’s trending this autumn.

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Mint Velvet Knits from £45, Life’s Journey from £35

Firstly the girls took a trip down the high street to brand new designer clothes store Mint Velvet. The staff here pointed out some lovely staple items for your autumn wardrobe, including long tunic style jumpers. Mint Velvet have a lot of lovely classic clothes, perfect to wear day or night with our new in-house brand Life’s Journey.

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Office chelsea boots from £34.95, Alex and Ani bangles from £24

As it’s getting colder the girls then walked over to Office to check out the new seasonal boots. The staff at office were very helpful and showed us their best-sellers so far this autumn. The Chelsea boots are definitely a favourite and would look perfect with an autumnal stack of Alex and Ani for a day trip out!

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Benefit Lip Kit £24.50, Fervor Bangles from £45

After Office, the girls wanted to check out the latest make up trends and headed to Boots in Mell Square. We spoke to the staff at the Benefit Counter who showed us one product in particular- The Big Sexy Lip Kit; this is new in and includes four different matte lipsticks, all perfect for autumn. The shade ‘Flame Game’, a lovely orange/coral colour, is bang on trend this season and would look great paired up with our new Fervor Montreal Bangles with their bright vibrant colours!

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Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent from £66, Nomination charms from £11

Next the team went to the Fragrance shop to sample some of the newest perfumes for this season. The staff at said they found the bestselling fragrance this season to be the Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris perfume. This bold and floral scent is perfect for this time of year, it also comes in an iconic multi-faceted bottle which is a must have for your dressing table! Add some Glamour into your life with this fragrance and why not team it up with the new glamorous Nomination Collection, Glitter Nights.

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Beech House cocktails from £6, Nikki Lissoni sets from £100

 

After a few hours of shopping the fabulous girls decided they deserved a rest so headed to the Beech House to check out their menu. With its buzzing atmosphere and welcoming bar and restaurant, the newly opened Beech House is a great place to meet up with friends and family at the heart of Solihull. Not only is the American-style menu mouth-watering, the cocktails look very tempting! Enjoy a Girls night out at the Beech House and add a little Sparkle to the night with one of our Nikki Lissoni Sets.

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Bath: Autumn Trends on the High Street!

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The girls in the fabulous Bath team are excited that autumn is finally here, with crisp chilly mornings and cosy nights in. To pick up on the season’s trends, they’ve wrapped up warm and visited some of their favourite retailers in the beautiful Southgate shopping centre.

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The first stop was All Saint’s, which featured an array of beautiful knitwear pieces for the upcoming cold weather. The sales assistants reported that chunky knits are a must-have this season: comfortable, practical and fashionable. Layer up with a thick knit and pair with your favourite Alex and Ani bangles stacked high for an cool, casual look.

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Next up was Accessorize, which featured a stunning array of scarves and hats in beautiful autumnal colourways and eclectic prints. The team think these accessories are the perfect way to achieve a bold, colourful autumn look, and would pair them with vibrant bangles from Fervor Montreal.

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The girls also visited the Perfume Shop to sample some of the season’s bestselling scents. The sales assistants told the girls that Modern Muse by Estee Lauder is flying off the shelves this month. With notes of jasmine and rum, Modern Muse is a sophisticated, feminine fragrance designed to be worn at night. Pair with a chiming Engelsrufer pendant for evening glamour.

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Debenhams was next on the list- specifically the Nails Inc. bar. The most popular shades this season have been Uptown, a dusky pink, Grosvenor Crescent, a deep aubergine, and Battersea Park, which is Khaki. The Bath girls love these contrasting autumn shades, and think they’d go perfectly with a brightly coloured Charm Club bracelet from the new collection by Thomas Sabo.

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Hiking is one of the most popular autumn pastimes, so the girls visited the North Face for some rural inspiration. The sales assistants let the girls know that warm coats in khaki and berry tones are the perfect outerwear as the weather gets colder. We think that an elegant bangle with matching studs from Life’s Journey, reminding you to follow your own path, is the perfect complement to all of your scenic adventures.

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Last but not least, the girls visited Boots for the latest autumnal beauty trends. The girls on the Dior counter told our girls that red is has been incredibly popular this month! The fabulous girls think that the latest additions from Nomination are the perfect match for these beauty trends. The sparkle of Glitter Nights is a lovely pairing for a statement red lip, and the new rose gold knots are perfect for the popular red tones.

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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

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Let your jewellery do the talking this weekend! #sparkle

Weekend Sparkle

Nikki Lissoni Sparkling Yin Yang Coin 23506;  Swarovski Sybil Set 24702/24746;  Chlobo Sparkle Cross Ring 29469;  Diamonfire Pink Studs 29747;  Nikki Lissoni You Make My Heart Sparkle Set 31446; Lizas Frost & Sparkle Set 31060; Folli Follie Watch 28817;  Diamonfire Heart Studs 24283;

VIP Fabulous Garden Party: The Bath Priory

Sixty women from Bath mingled with famous jewellery designers at the second annual Fabulous Bath Garden Party hosted at the Bath Priory Hotel on Thursday 27th June. Guests included trend-setting designers Dinny Hall and Chloe Moss (ChloBo).

Jo Stroud, owner of Fabulous designer jewellery store in Southgate, and store manager Becky Johnson welcomed the guests who arrived at midday for Pimm’s. Jo said: “We believe all the collections that we stock at Fabulous have three things in common: they are beautifully designed, well-made, and very wearable.

Chloe Moss, ChloBo designer chats to a fabulous guest

Chloe Moss, ChloBo designer chats to a fabulous guest

“The Garden Party is about showcasing the diverse range of what we stock, and letting you meet the people and faces behind the designs.”

Jo introduced Dinny Hall, who is celebrating her 30th anniversary of designing this year. Known as the ‘British Tiffany’ due to her classic designs in Sterling Silver… read more and see the photo album from the event at fabulouscollections.co.uk

Shop Folli Follie designer jewellery at fabulous – Free UK delivery

Folli Follie, new to fabulous

Folli Follie, new to fabulous

We’re delighted to welcome Folli Follie designer jewellery to our fabulous collection – Folli Follie Designer Jewellery will be stocked in our fabulous Bath store and the full range of genuine Folli Follie jewellery is available to all of you fabulous web customers to buy online, with free UK delivery!

Folli Follie jewellery is bright, fashionable and fun – originating in sunny Greece there’s a lot of sparkle, beautiful Rose Gold, Yellow Gold and Silver elements mixed with bright Crystals and ingenious design features.

We wanted to show you just how versatile the Folli Follie collection is, so our fabulous Bath team have styled it up for you. You’ll see stackable rings, interchangeable bracelets, adjustable necklaces and a fabulous collection that is fun to wear!

Bling Chic Rose Gold Necklace

Bling Chic Rose Gold Necklace

This Folli Follie necklace from the range can be worn in many different ways. The sliding clasp allows you to decide which length you’d like each element of the necklace, so you can go from choker to lariat in one move.

Heart4Heart Rings and Bangle

Heart4Heart Rings and Bangle

The Heart4Heart Folli Follie ring set is a great way to start an instant on trend ring stack. The three Folli Follie rings can be worn separately or as a stack to create the Heart4Heart symbol. The Heart4Heart Folli Follie bangle works in the same principal. Three separate Folli Follie bangles that can be worn loosely, or magnetically clasped together to make a chunkier accessory!

Heart4Heart Necklace

Heart4Heart Necklace

We love the Folli Follie Heart4Heart adjustable necklace. You can wear it as a drop chain with the hearts opened out, or clasp the hearts shut to make a four leaf clover pendant – genius!

Shop the collection of fun, fashion jewellery from Folli Follie over at fabulous and get Free UK Delivery – happy shopping!

Designer Jewellery Brand Folli Follie – Coming Very Soon!!!

We’ve kept this one under our hat for long enough, we’re delighted to announce that Folli Follie is now being stocked at our fabulous Bath store and will be online for all to buy very, very soon! Head to our website, under the Folli Follie designer jewellery area to shop the collection as it lands!

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Folli Follie, new to fabulous

So why are we excited? Well…

Folli Follie is in it’s 30th anniversary year of creating fashionable, fun and sought after jewellery. From it’s launch in 1982 in it’s native Greece, this fabulous fashion jewellery collection had unprecedented success, fuelling it’s expansion throughout 24 countries worldwide!

Their philosophy is one of original design, fun, versatile and affordable luxury jewellery which will meet the dynamic needs of today’s fashion and trend conscious women and girls worldwide. A philosophy we, here at fabulous, live by!

Folli Follie, more is more

Folli Follie, more is more

We particularly love the combination of bright colours with stunning Rose Gold and their inventive design concepts. Folli Follie earrings can be worn in two ways, necklaces are adjustable and rings can be worn alone or as a stack – it’s this versatility and originality that has had us pining after the new collection!

Folli Follie Designer Jewellery

Folli Follie Designer Jewellery

You’ll no doubt recognise Folli Follie, with their iconic campaign taking in the sunny sights of Santorini and the Greek Islands, featured in all of the big fashion magazines from Grazia to Elle.

“The Folli Follie collection makes us look forward to muggy nights on holiday, picking out that special holiday dress and admiring our new Folli Follie Rose Gold jewellery against tanned skin, before we head down to the front for a cold cocktail – yes, we’re in full holiday jewellery mode!”

Folli Follie is the perfect summer accessory – and we know you’ll love their collection of Gold, Rose Gold and Silver plate jewellery – along with their fabulous range of watches and colour popping accessories!

Folli Follie - Sneak Peak

Folli Follie – Sneak Peak

We’ll let you know as soon as you can buy…

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!

fabulous at Bath in Fashion 2013

We showed fashionistas what we have to offer them during Bath in Fashion Week 2013. With events going on all around the City we love getting involved every year, and this year we went big!

Bath in Fashion Week got off to a great start for fabulous, we served Bubbly and canapé’s in store and watched the flash mob’s in Southgate Square, there was so much going on.

roland-mouretOn Monday Jo was honoured to be invited to hear visionary designer Roland Mouret being interviewed by Susannah Frankel of Grazia. From the front row Jo heard all about Roland’s inspiration and design process. Roland Mouret curated the Norman Parkinson exhibition which we went to see that night. Roland Mouret loved the moment of privacy captured between Parkinson and his models, and it is this intimacy Roland hopes to achieve with his designs. Jo loved the idea that his designs were created for real women, not just models and designed to give freedom of movement – which led perfectly to the ‘Exhibition of Mouvements De Femmes’ by Norman Parkinson, which we went to see that evening. Champagne flowed and the photographs were exquisite, a pretty fabulous Monday all round!

Thursday was a busy day for us at fabulous, with an event and catwalk to organise and party to attend (I know, poor us!).
elinor-jo-lynFrom 12.30pm, Jo Stroud of fabulous and Lyn Bromley of First Impressions hosted a Styling lunch at Hall & Woodhouse (the first of many – watch this space). We were delighted to welcome over 40 guests to the fabulous lunch and loved talking through this seasons jewellery trends. Lyn gave an insightful talk on styling, wardrobe personalities and how to pick colours, shapes and scales of jewellery to suit you. We also enjoyed a two course lunch with wine, which gave us plenty of time to chat to our fabulous clients and provide one on one advice.

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Cut to Thursday evening and we’re at the Assembly rooms getting ready for two catwalk shows featuring fabulous alongside other great brands such as French Connection, Reiss, Phase Eight and Lk Bennett. Once all the preparation was done, we settled down on the front row and joined 600 other guests to watch our Nikki Lissoni, Swarovski and Thomas Sabo jewellery sashes down the catwalk.

We had a great view of the catwalk and were sat just across from Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing! Jaime’s Famous Candy Kitten Store was also showcased on the catwalk with fabulous.jamie-mic

We just had time to pop along to the Ted Baker store for catwalks and cocktails from the amazing team at Circo (a fabulous favourite of ours in Bath) we loved the Summer range from Ted Baker and enjoyed more shopping at the beautiful store.

We ended the week with more bubbly and canapés in store. A huge thanks to everyone who helped out, modelled and came along to beautiful Bath to make it a truly fabulous week, we can’t wait to do it all again next Spring!

fabulous inspiration from The Jewellery Show London

Sinade from our Solihull store joined Jo in London for the first ever Jewellery Show London at Somerset House…

I arrived at Somerset House ready to be inspired and was immediately excited by the refreshing change of a Jewellery Show in such a stunning house, as apposed to the usual exhibition centres!Although it was not to the same scale as other Jewellery fairs we have attended, the diverse choice at Somerset House was spot on with some real highlights that may hit fabulous this year!

Having done our background reading on Chavin Jewellery and Rachel Galley who were due to exhibit before we arrived, we were already excited about the show. Chavin Jewellery is still in its infancy but we loved their vibrant collection and we are particularly excited to see how it will grow and adapt from Summer to Autumn/Winter and look forward to seeing them again later this year.

Rachel Galley beamed individuality. Her designs are split into a number of collections but each has her distinctive style (which customers, magazines and celebrities alike already love) and so a piece from each of her collections would sit perfectly alongside each other. We had already seen and loved her ‘Memento Globe’ collection but exclusively for the show she released some smaller pieces that bring the popular high-fashion and statement pieces into more delicate, and easy to wear pieces – including a whole range of ‘Mini Globe’.  This is definitely a designer we’d love to see at fabulous soon!

Glamrock Watches are another of our favourites.  This wasn’t the first time we had seen the collection and we still left loving it. Glamrock have a collection of high-end, well designed, Swiss made watches based on the luxury and lifestyle ofMiami.  From beautifully detailed leather straps in the Miami collection to fun and bright designs in the SoBe collection, there really is a design for everyone.

One brand we couldn’t resist was Pure Attraction by Ntinga – a company that started up by accident when a diamond business owner was shown a new bracelet concept that he loved! We had seen this collection before but when we sat in on the catwalk show and saw how it came to life on the catwalk we knew we could resist no longer.

The collection comprises of sterling silver bracelets and necklaces where each is fitted with a magnetic clasp and is available in a number of thickness, clasps styles and a variety of colour finishes including yellow and rose gold plate. The magnetic bracelets and necklaces that recently featured in OK! Magazine’s Trend Setters’ feature, will hit our Solihull store this autumn!

And as always, we got to catch up with our fabulous friends who were exhibiting. We spotted James Boyd at Daisy, who was extremely excited about attending our upcoming Garden Parties, as well as familiar faces from our new watch brand Bering, as well as Brown & Newirth who bring us our ‘fabulous forever’ wedding and engagement ring collection.

All in all we’d count the day as a success which leads us excitingly to the next season of buying, kicking off next month with the Thomas Sabo Autumn/Winter collection preview…