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Claire Gasking

07/03/2019

The New Rixo London ‘Love Over Gold’ collection…..

The Rixo London launch party for the ‘Love Over Gold’ collection was a heady mix of floral wallpapers, real life fruit and vegetable market stalls, ‘Feeling Fruity’ signs and an under current of gold chain link prints. Our edit of dresses, skirts, tops and even a ‘body’ combine and clash all of these influences into what is quite the strongest Rixo London collection we have seen. All of the outfits and accessories below are in our Southwold store this weekend (Aldeburgh and Burnham Market stores will receive their collections next... Read More

22/02/2019

New Season Focus

The sun came out and we headed to the beach to shoot some of our new season favourite looks from our Super Scandi Brands Baum und Pferdgarten and Essentiel Antwerp. With a focus on colour that you can wear now without freezing, we layered up for a feminine but strong look.   Belstaff – Marvingt 2.0 Leather Biker Jacket in Black | £895.00 Essentiel Antwerp – Sicile Sweater in Blue Lagoon | £209.00 Sebastian Ruffle Wrap Skirt in Tiger Skin | £139.00 Think of this look as a brand new... Read More

18/02/2019

Brilliant Boutiques – We Made It!

Last month the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine asked for nominations from its readers for the best boutiques in the country. We are absolutely delighted and over the moon thrilled to say thank you, thank you, thank you to you all for your support – We made the list, we are officially a ‘brilliant boutique’. Many of you sent us copies of your nominations and we can only say how touched we have been, such enthusiasm and warmth. We love what we do but this has just given us an added... Read More

13/02/2019

We Heart ❤ New Season

Whilst the message this week is clearly one of love we can’t help being slightly distracted by the all the new season goodies dropping everyday. Collen & Clare HQ is a veritable chocolate box of goodies. The big question is what to wear now, whilst the thermometer may at times suggest deep winter our fashion instinct senses spring is in the air. So we have chosen some key wardrobe candy for your delectation this week. Jumper1234 Summer Rainbow Crew in Candy | £179.00 A great transitional piece, feeling truly new... Read More

06/02/2019

The New Way to Wear Wood – Branch Jewellery

Introducing the new way to wear jewellery… Branch Jewellery have produced some stunning collections that give your jewellery box a well needed makeover! Founded in 2003 by Jewellery designer Wendy Pickard who had an eye for using nature and local woods as inspiration from a very young age. Making her first ever necklaces with the imagination of acorns and whatever else she could get her hands on! Branch Jewellery quickly grew a reputation for timeless style, bold designs and originality with their distinctive pieces. Having evolved over the years with... Read More

21/01/2019

Stella Magazine – Best Independent Boutique

We have been overwhelmed with the responses we have received to our ‘We need you’ email last week and just wanted to say thank you to all of those who have taken the time to email stella@telegraph.co.uk to nominate us for the Best Independent Boutique list 2019. The results will be published on February 17th 2019 in the Stella Magazine – until then we wait with baited breath and pretty much everything crossed…….. Words from our Founder Vanessa on why she hopes we make the list…… I would like to nominate our... Read More

11/01/2019

Behind the Brand – Essentiel Antwerp

Recently featuring in celebratory ‘Hello’ magazine, we can’t wait to share with you our latest collection from Essentiel Antwerp along with some behind the brand information! Essentiel is a Belgium fashion brand that was created in 1999 beginning with their first collection consisting of just four t-shirts that were available in 20 different colours. These were soon a major hit selling out fast which then lead to the first store opening in Belgium’s city of Antwerp in the year 2000. Behind the brand is founders Inge Onsea and Esfan Eghtessadi,... Read More

31/12/2018

Our Fashion New Year Resolutions

As 2018 comes to a close our thoughts turn to the new year and some of the key themes we believe will help you make great ‘New Year Wardrobe Resolutions’, no calorie counting, dry January’s or gym memberships here …. just good honest suggestions for a happy you however many resolutions fall by the wayside ….. 1. SOURCE SUSTAINABLY  Merveilleuse Rich Moisturiser | £43.00 Top of our resolution list this year is to be more environmentally conscious and choose sustainably sourced items. Every year, thousands of tonnes of clothes are thrown... Read More

22/12/2018

Hark The Movie – Herald Angels

If you have any connection to our stores, our locations or just need to feel a little Christmassy, then settle down for the next 10 minutes with a glass of something festive and let us entertain you. This Christmas we commissioned artist James Straffon to create installations for all of our store windows with a contemporary take on stained glass windows and inspiration take from the carved angels in the roof of the beautiful St Edmunds Church, Southwold. James has worked all over the world, his clients include The British... Read More

18/12/2018

What’s on our Wish List

Whether we are prepared or not, Christmas is fast approaching… Did you know it is just 6 shopping days left until the big day! If you are like us and have left all your shopping until the last minute (same as every year!), don’t panic you are in the right place and we are on hand to give you some well needed inspiration! We know it can be rather daunting with so many items to look through, so many people to buy for and so limited time…how do you know... Read More