Behind The Scenes: Fabulous Garden Party 2017

 

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Anna Burkett (L), the manager of the Solihull and Leamington branches of fabulous, with Jo Stroud (R), the owner of fabulous.

Our 11th annual Fabulous Garden Summer Garden Party was a sell-out success! Thank you to the 66  guests who joined us at Mallory Court, the beautiful Relais & Chateau hotel outside Leamington that has been the venue for the event since it started in 2006.

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Although there was a spot of rain, even the poor weather could not put a dampener on things. Guests enjoyed a Pimm’s reception, a delicious 3-course lunch in the main-house restaurant, and the chance to browse and buy jewellery from over a dozen different collections.

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Jo Stroud, the owner of fabulous, gave an informative introductory talk about the brands present before guests were given the opportunity to meet designers and representatives from collections as diverse as ChloBo, Daisy London, Dower and Hall, to Beach Art Glass, Alex and Ani and Nikki Lissoni.

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Mantra Jewellery, our very first in-house brand, proved very popular with customers, and many had their Mantra pieces engraved and personalised on the day.

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Thank you to everyone who came for making the event such a success- we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click through for more photos of the event!

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2017

February has arrived, and there are only 7 days to go until Valentine’s Day! If you’re still stuck for gift ideas, don’t worry. Our fabulous gift guide comprises the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts for every personality, and will be sure to score you top marks next week.

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Is she a hopeless romantic? Has she been counting the days until Valentine’s, because she always has the perfect gift and date ideas? If she lives for classic romantic gestures, you can’t go wrong with hearts and flowers.

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Tell her exactly how you feel with a Mantra, or give her a precious keepsake with a pendant by My Token of Love. Mixing rose tones and Swarovski crystals, the new Alex and Ani collection is perfect for those who love fairy-tale romance- there’s even a Frog Prince bangle! With their timeless and elegant designs, Thomas Sabo are always a favourite for a classic romantic gift.

Shop our full romantic edit here. 

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Hearts and flowers not her thing? Maybe she prefers gifts with deep meaning and thought behind them. Buy her a simple symbolic piece that she can wear all day, from the office to the yoga studio.

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For a gift with deep thought behind it, respond to her psychic energy with a Daisy Chakra, or give her words to live by with a Mantra. Find a symbol that perfectly captures her with Alex and Ani’s Path of Symbols.

Shop our full spiritual edit here.

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Maybe she lives to look her best. Is one of her favourite things about  Valentine’s Day having an excuse to get dressed up? If her style is all-out glamorous, spoil her with something fabulous.

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With ornate filigree pendants and chiming pave sound balls, Engelsrufer lockets  are the perfect piece of sparkle with meaning. Nikki Lissoni lockets, in which each coin has its own meaning, also carry striking dazzling designs. Or, for something that’s as unique as she is, opt for precious gemstone piece by Soru– no two are the same.

Shop our full glamorous edit here. 

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She might have told you not to do Valentine’s gifts this year- don’t fall for that trap! She maybe doesn’t want the fuss of old-fashioned romance, but a low-key and on trend piece of jewellery is perfect for her laid-back attitude.

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Steer clear of the big designer names this Valentine’s and look into up-and-coming designers with individually striking designs. A simple bangle by Life’s Journey, chosen to match her personality, is an ideal thoughtful gift. Find a Mantra that perfectly matches her free-spirited approach to life, or motivate her with a Giving Key.

Shop our full edgy edit here.

If you need some extra help, take our fabulous Valentine’s gift quiz!

 

Happy Birthday, Capricorns!

Capricorn in in the stars this month! This earth sign is characterised by their conscientious and hard-working attitude. Symbolised by the ram, the Sagittarius is the most responsible sign of the zodiac wheel. Independent and reliable, Capricorns have a great plan for life and can achieve anything they set their mind to.

Capricorn strengths:

  • Organised
  • Dependable
  • Loyal
  • Ambitious
  • Resourceful
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Mantra Star Maps, from £35

These stunning Capricorn Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the hard-working, loyal and sincere nature of the Sagittarius.

Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Alex and Ani bangles, £24

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise a stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Capricorn ram emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour and a Sagittarius star map motif on a shiny finish.

Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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Nikki Lissoni Coin, £35

We love the simplicity of the zodiac collection by Nikki Lissoni, which features cut-out filigree symbols for every sign. They offer the perfect way to personalise your Nikki collection.

Shop Nikki Lissoni at fabulous!

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Nomination Charms from £18

Add a personal twist to a classic composable Nomination bracelet with these zodiac links. Embrace sparkle with a cubic zirconia accent, or mix metals with the gold ram emblem on silver.

Shop Nomination at fabulous!

Gifts For Her: Cheat Sheet

At fabulous, we (naturally) believe that jewellery is the ultimate gift for her this Christmas. Whether it’s an elegant necklace, or a striking stack of bangles, giving jewellery  is the perfect romantic expression. Show your loved one just what they mean to you with a personal and precious gift that can be worn as a reminder of love at all times.

But finding a piece of jewellery that is just right can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you choose that perfect present…

Cheat #1: Sentiment, or sparkle, or both? 

What do you want your gift to say to her? Do you want to tell her just how you feel with a personal token of love, or spoil her rotten with something sparkling and beautiful?

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge from £125, Cherish Lockets from £157, Life’s Journey Bangles from £175

If you’re looking for a sentimental keepsake, an engravable collection such as Love Bridge by Thomas Sabo, which can be inscribed with something unique and meaningful, is the ideal gift. Also consider a gift designed to reflect her personality and experiences, such as a bangle by Life’s Journey, or a Cherish locket by Dower & Hall.

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Tresor Paris necklaces from £20

If you want to dazzle her with a precious piece of luxe, consider elegant and timeless styles that always shine at Christmas, such as these contemporary designs by Tresor Paris.

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Engelsrufer sets from £118, Thomas Sabo Love Coins from £25.95

And there’s no need to compromise when you can have both- choose a gift that’s imbued with meaning and accented with crystal, such as an Engelsrufer locket, or a selection of Love Coins by Thomas Sabo.

Cheat #2: Gold, Rose Gold or Silver? 

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Nikki Lissoni sets from £86

Probably the most important thing to bear in mind when gifting jewellery is which precious metal she prefers: does she wear gold, rose gold or silver?

If you aren’t sure, think about the jewellery she owns. Also consider her wardrobe: if she prefers cool shades, such as navy and grey, silver is the perfect complementary metal. If she loves warm rusty shades, such as browns, reds and olives, gold is the ideal accent. Rose gold pairs beautifully with chic neutral and pastel shades.

Cheat #3: What’s her style? 

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Take What You Need 2 bar sets from £81

To choose a gift that screams her, it’s important to make sure it perfectly suits her style. If you’re having trouble pinning down her look, consider her style icons: does she love the all-out glamour of Hollywood starlets? Or does she prefer the classic elegance of Kate Middleton?

When choosing a design or style, also think about whether she loves:

  • Colour: if she loves all things bold and and bright, look for designs that incorporate vibrant gems and natural stones.
  • Sparkle: if she loves to sparkle, look for crystals and pave.
  • Words: does she like to wear designs with words? What words would mean the most to her? What would she like engraved?

To help you out, we’ve created some ready-made sets to suit every style, such as those above by Take What You Need.

 

Check out our gift guide for her for more inspiration, and look out for our #fabhints appearing over social in the next weeks!

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.

Shop Life’s Journey at fabulous!

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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!

Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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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!

Shop Fervor Montreal at fabulous!

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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.

Shop Nomination at fabulous!

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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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Happy Birthday, Libras!

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Libra is in the stars this month! This air sign is characterised by their peaceful, gentle and generous nature. Naturally intellectual and fuelled by curiousity, Libras love nothing more than meaningful conversations with interesting people. They have a great appreciation for the arts and love being introduced to new ideas.Their kind and sociable character means they are amazing friends, and they always keep the peace in any group.

Libra strengths:

Friendly
Intelligent
Harmonious
Graceful
Cooperative

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Libra Star Map by Mantra from £35

These stunning Libra Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the balanced, friendly and affectionate nature of the Libra. Shop Mantra at fabulous!

 

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Libra Bangles by Alex and Ani from £24

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise a stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Libra scales emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour and a Libra star map motif on a shiny finish. Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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ChloBo Libra necklace £105, ChloBo Libra bangle £200

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Libra Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional symbol. Pair with the Libra Zodiac Bangle for the perfect gift set. Shop ChloBo at fabulous!

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Nikki Lissoni Libra Coin £35

We love the simplicity of the zodiac collection by Nikki Lissoni, which features cut-out filigree symbols for every sign. They offer the perfect way to personalise your Nikki collection. Shop Nikki Lissoni at fabulous!

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Add a personal twist to a classic composable Nomination bracelet with these zodiac links. Embrace sparkle with a cubic zirconia accent, or mix metals with the gold scales emblem on silver. Shop Nomination at fabulous!

 

Happy Birthday, Virgos!

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Virgo is in the stars this month! This earth sign is characterised by their kindness and careful nature. They pay meticulous attention to detail and have a methodical approach to life, leaving nothing to chance. Their kind and dependable nature means that they are incredibly reliable friends- they will have the back of anyone who needs them. They are selfless and hard-working, and do their best to make those around them happy.

Virgo strengths:

  • Loyal
  • Analytical
  • Kind
  • Hard-working
  • Practical
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Mantra Star Maps, from £35

These stunning Virgo Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the perfectionist, dedicated and honest nature of the Virgo. Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Alex and Ani bangles, £24

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise a stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Virgo maiden emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour and a Virgo star map motif on a shiny finish. Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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ChloBo Virgo bangle £200, ChloBo Virgo necklace £105

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Leo Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional symbol. Pair with the Leo Zodiac Bangle for the perfect gift set. Shop ChloBo at fabulous!

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Nikki Lissoni Virgo coin, £35

We love the simplicity of the zodiac collection by Nikki Lissoni, which features cut-out filigree symbols for every sign. They offer the perfect way to personalise your Nikki collection. Shop Nikki Lissoni at fabulous!

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Nomination  Classic Virgo links, £18

Add a personal twist to a classic composable Nomination bracelet with these zodiac links. Embrace sparkle with a cubic zirconia accent, or mix metals with the gold maiden emblem on silver. Shop Nomination at fabulous!