This new capsule collection from fabulous favourite Lulu Guinness features plenty of quirky British style. The monochrome Marcel face with vibrant red lips and fluttering eyelashes is styled on Lulu herself. This kitsch timepiece is the perfect gift for fans of Lulu Guinness and 60s style. We love the lips detail to the buckle and super soft silicone watch strap. Fabulous for Spring!
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 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’
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 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 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, 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!
Out stepped Hollywood’s brightest stars on the red carpet at this years’ Golden Globes showcasing the latest fashions at their very best!
This years glittering event turned back the clock, with inspiration from the catwalk and this years blockbusters. The Spring/Summer catwalk saw designers such as Louis Vuitton take inspiration from the 1960’s, whilst 1940’s glamour is showcased in Emma Stone’s latest film Gangsta Squad and 1920’s elegance in the hotly anticipated The Great Gatsby with Cary Mulligan. These latest styles were mirrored on the red carpet from Zooey Deschanel’s 60’s chic with her high ponytail, red lips and oversized pearls & Adele’s 60’s inspired beehive, to the many perfected vintage waves with a 40’s feel from the likes of Megan Fox, Isla Fisher & Tina Fey; to the 20’s inspired waves sculpted into elegant side buns and faux-bob’s as worn by Naomi Watts, Taylor Swift & Amy Adams.
But no show stopping outfit is complete without the little details – the dazzling jewels and the complimentary accessories and the stars rocked some true statement pieces of jewellery this year. Bold and chunky earrings were the big trend of the night. Megan Fox, Taylor Swift, Emily Blunt & Salma Hayek showed us how big is best with their bright choices.
Megan went bright and sparkly with her pink gemstone large drop earrings, whilst Taylor Swift teamed her plum Donna Karen gown with matching tiered earrings. Both Salma Hayek & Alyssa Milano opted for stunning turquoise drop earring that completed their outfits perfectly.
Julianne Moore, Jennifer Garner & Jennifer Lawrence kept their jewellery very elegant with statement diamond pieces, whilst Anne Hathaway went chic and simple with delicate studs to compliment her pixie cut.
Some stars of the night pulled out all the stops with Harry Winston diamonds! In true Hollywood style, Jessica Alba made sure all eyes were on her. Dressed in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown, she accessorized her plunging neckline with a striking Mrs. Winston necklace worth $5.8 million, complimented with a ring and platinum diamond earrings to complete her sparkling look! Best actress winner Jessica Chastain also customised her blue Calvin Klein dress with Harry Winston diamonds set in a stunning bracelet and dangling earrings.
Gowns in shades of red and nude were the colours of the night. Hayden Panettiere, Amy Adams and Megan Fox showed us how to do it wearing stunning strapless fishtail dresses in nude shades. Hayden teamed hers with a small pink clutch for a youthful and feminine touch.
Bright to deep red were popular shades of the night, looking fabulous on Clare Danes, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Garner, whilst French actress Marion Cotillard wore orange.
Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked sexy and confident in classic Black, whilst Kate Hudson’s black Alexander McQueen gown was a winner spiced up with beautiful gold embroidery! As cool as ever with husband Tim Burton in toe, Helena Bonham Carter looked fabulous in her black (of course!) lace Dolce & Gabbana gown teamed with a bright red Lulu Guinness clutch!
Get the look…!
2012 has come to an end, and we’ve had a brilliant year at fabulous!
Jo Stroud, owner of Fabulous, was selected as one of the ‘Hot 100’ in the jewellery industry; our Bath store moved to be bigger and better, whilst we opened a new Pandora concept store alongside it; the year saw many new arrivals to the fabulous team in all our stores and on the web team, and new designers joined our collections such as Diamonfire & Pure Attraction, including an ever growing collection of watches, with new designers such as Lulu Guinness & Glamrock!
Now we look forward to 2013, a new year for more diverse and vibrant collections, new celebrations, and of course new year resolutions (which we will keep this time!). Keep up to date with all that is happening at fabulous by following us on twitter and facebook, and keep checking our blog for the latest trends, events and the know on the best collections throughout the year!
Let us begin the new year with a guide for all things fabulous for January and the best designer pieces to add to your collection or to give as a special gift for a celebration this month.
We currently have up to 70% off designer pieces making this the best time to add to your collection or someone else’s! Get online for some fantastic discounts on designers such as Lola Rose, Chan Luu, Alex Munroe and more. For all those Chlobo fans out there, we currently have 50% off selected pieces, including the fun Ice Pop collection! We also have something for our male customers, with 25% of Toy watches and 50% off bracelets and cufflinks from designers such as Fred Bennett!
Birthstones & Zodiac signs
The official birthstone for January is the beautiful Garnet, a semi-precious stone also known as the “Pomegranate Stone” due to its deep red colour and resemblance to the fruit. The Garnet signifies loyalty and friendship whilst it gives the wearer commitment and truth. Thomas Sabo’s deep red garnet charm is the perfect charm for all those fiery personalities, which would look stunning hanging from Thomas Sabo’s Black Obsidian Bracelet!
Those born between December 22nd – January 19th have the zodiac sign Capricorn, whilst those born between January 20th – February 18th have the zodiac sign Aquarius. Team a birthstone charm with a zodiac charm in collections from Nomination, Thomas Sabo or Pandora for a personal and unique accessory! Thomas Sabo’s charm bracelets can hold up to three charms, whilst with Nomination and Pandora, you can mix them in with as many as you like!
Ideal for special birthdays or occasions are initial charms and bracelets, featured in collections from Trollbeads, Nomination and Daisy. Another favourite is Trollbeads Little Silver Scroll bead which gives you 10 characters x 10 lines to compose a personal message for someone special, or to mark an occasion!
For a romantic touch, look no further than Linda Macdonald or Sphere of Life who feature delicate collections of necklaces. The beautiful Scribbles necklace from Linda features 9ct Gold, whilst Sphere’s Unity necklace signifies that “we are inseparable”.
New year, new wardrobe
Up date your look and sparkle at every occasion with a beautiful set! For something eye catching, choose a sparkling Tresor Paris bracelet and earrings, whilst for a subtle edge, Fiorelli and John Rocha ooze sophistication in Sterling Silver. For some glamour at work, accessorise with a brand new watch from Radley or Glam Rock and set the trend!
Still not sure what to buy the special lady in your life? Well we’ve made it really easy for you. Here is the hit list of what every woman wants this year – just be sure to order quick before we sell out.
Plus order this weekend (6th- 9th December) and get 15% off (Men only) by entering the code MEN2012 in the checkout. Don’t forget we offer free delivery and we’ll be happy to gift wrap your present for free too. We’re good to you aren’t we!
These are flying off the shelves for their cute and quirky design and they’re a great everyday fashion watch – plus, they’re a great price.
Tresor Paris are little bundles of sparkles perfect to give an evening outfit the wow factor or make an every day outfit shine.
The new kid on the block when it comes to designer jewellery. Pure Attraction is slick, modern and uber sparkly. This is a great item for someone who likes classic, modern jewellery. Get ahead of the trend and get her this before everyone else catches on.
These watches are brand new and we’re currently the only stockist. They’ve been hitting the glossy magazines, are on every fashionista’s wish list and won’t be widely available until next year – so let her be one of the first to get her hands on one.
Everyone loves ChloBo, the Sterling Silver makes them a quality gift with a fashion led, boho style. The charms all have meanings, so they’re a thoughtful present and can be stacked to create a collection. Why not start her off with something romantic – this bracelet features a heart, angel and wing.
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.
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!
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!