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Accessorising this Summer: Subtlety or Stand-out?

Marnie Mills accessories Artists Bedford boutique planet designer fashion huffington post independents Inspired Quality seasons shop local Stylish summer vogue

  When it comes to accessorising any outfit we have been taught that less is more right? That has always been the golden rule. Coco Chanel said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off". However, social media platforms such as Instagram have re-painted this fashion rule in favour of stand-out accessories. Here we see bum bags, visors, micro sunglasses, flower-power headbands at the forefront of this summers' fashion wave. Alongside, chunky sandals, Vogues' 80's sunnies and Instagram's barely there shades.   Top tip 1: Team flower prints with monochrome jewellery Top tip 2: Mix prints...

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Frye Boots

Clare Phillips Artists frye frye boots heritage history Norman Reedus Stylish

Hi Everyone, Today is a day for history, something about this time of year makes me all nostalgic and I do love a good mini history lesson. I also like to know that the things I buy have some heritage, I don’t know why but it makes me happy. I wanted to focus on Frye today. They have an enormous amount of history tucked into their perfect leather boots. I looked at Frye’s website and they had this to tell us… “On March 10th, 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop on Elm Street in Marlborough,...

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Berlin

Clare Phillips arena show art Artists artrave berlin berlin wall clare dinosaur festival friends germany happy Inspired Kids lady gaga museum street art Team Boutique Planet

  Guten Tag lovely people!   A little catch up on what I was up to in the land of cheap beer, sausages and great museums. I’m back and just about recovered from my trip to Berlin, what a stunning place! It’s not the prettiest city in the world but it’s got some beautiful bits, the river Spree was very atmospheric to walk along in the evenings and Museum Island is a Mecca for history and art nerds like me. We visited the zoo and aquarium, both worth a look if you have time. I am particularly partial to staring...

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Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

Clare Phillips Artists Bedford berlin boutique planet clare community designer Erica excited friends gratitude happy independents Inspired Local local economy Roffe shop local support Team Boutique Planet website

Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   http://thebedfordclanger.wordpress.com/   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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Artist Showcase: Sarah Orchard

Clare Phillips art Artists Bed Pop Bedford community painting sarah orchard Unique

Here at Boutique Planet HQ we're excited to start running regular artist showcases in store. We'll be showing a few pieces on a rotational basis each month and hopefully getting to see some of our lovely local artists work in an intimate and casual environment.    We're kicking things off with a young artist, Sarah Orchard, whos already had her work shown at the current Bedpop gallery collective and also runs a very popular Blog.   Here's her blog, check it out, she will make you laugh I promise.  http://andthisiswhyiwilldiealonesurroundedbycats.com/           Come in and see us...

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