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It’s about time we kept you up to date with our established ‘what to wear’ Wednesday feature. Check out this sporty little number put together by Indira from Asos’ fashion finder feature.

Saloukee Loops necklace in Sapphire Blue as seen on Asos outfits and looks

We LOVE how she’s teamed this amazing Navajo Taupe Poncho from Paul & Joe Sister with those Acne Leather trousers in blue. Balenciaga rocked some amazing futuristic blues on their A/W 2012 catwalks and we’re super excited to have added our Sapphire Blue Loops necklace to our Jewels collection in keeping with this current trend!

Saloukee Loops hand woven yarn necklace - Sapphire Blue, available on Boticca

With love, Saloukee x

Wow we’ve been busy! As the nights get shorter, the time tucked away in the Saloukee Studio seem to get longer somehow. But we’re always armed with a good cup of Earl Grey and a slice of cake (or two) to keep our bellies full and our hands warm, as the nights turn cold.

 

We’re banishing the winter blues as Autumn rolls in, by adding a splash more colour to our Strands collection, available exclusively on Boticca. We’ve release THREE jewel colours to our perky palette and we hope you’ll agree, they’re a  pretty pop that’s sure to freshen up your Autumn wardrobe. Take a look at our ravishing ruby red, our enviable emerald green and our sophisticated sapphire blue.  Our ‘jewel in the strands‘ colour range is available in our best selling Loops and Purls lines.

Even more exciting is that Boticca are running a FREE WORLDWIDE shipping, but only until midnight tonight, so get your mouse clicking your way to the shopping cart pronto!

With love and warm winter hugs, Saloukee x

With New York fashion week just weeks away we wanted to post an American inspired ‘what to wear’ Wednesday. Check out this cute outfit that fashions those Yank stars and stripes, quite elegantly. An easy going day outfit put together by Shamekab07 from Polyvore.

Team a striped jacket with a pair of your skinny jeans and pack a bunch of plasters so that you can last the day in those killer heels. Be forward thinking and rock those chalky pastels and it’s going to be all over the shops come Autumn/Winter 2013. Add statement to your outfit with one of our Loops Necklaces in pastel pink available from Boticca, sure to get you noticed.

Embrace your pretty pastels! With love, Saloukee x

The Olympics has been huge success and we’ve been gripped throughout so we wanted to write a post about all our favourite bits so that we can look back and remember the fond memories.

How to Wear the GB flag

Though we didn’t get to to have front row seats at any of the events **boohoo** we did manage to sneak last minute tickets to the Olympic Park, so at least we took in some of the atmosphere.

Despite there of course being the anticipated crowds travelling to the venue, there was definitely a feeling of calm and organisation about the Park. Smiley Brit volunteers doing their duties of welcoming and directing on a day that saw an impressive amount of sun!


With the Olympic rings in our sights and the Anish Kapoor Orbit Tower in the distance we ventured further into the Park where we saw glimpses of all the impressive stadiums that we all been watching so avidly whilst glued to the box. You could hear the cheering of the crowds from within and it was a good indicator of goals/ points scored when you could hear the clapping before the time lapsed big screens caught up with the coverage.

So what were our best bits …

God save the Queen

The Queen, our ultimate British icon appearing with Bond, James Bond in the opening ceremony … who would have thought she’d have the capability to parachute into the stadium at the age of 86 … what a legend!

Golden girls grab Olympic Medal for Rowing

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover showed true Olympic spirit to storm into the record books while snatching team GB their first gold medal of London 2012. They became the first women to ever win a rowing gold for Britain.

Smiles all around for Jessica Ennis

Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis scored a total of 6,955 points was a huge 306 points ahead of Germany’s Lilli Schwarzkopf in silver and 327 clear of world champion Tatyana Chernova in bronze. This Northern girl deserves every success that she gets.

A win at Wimbledon for Murray

Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men’s singles final at Wimbledon, beating Federer in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4, to the delight of jubilant crowds on Centre Court.

Brownlee brothers glory

A spectacular performance from the Brownlee brothers made GB triumphant in the Triathlon.Alistair Brownlee became Great Britain’s first Olympic Games champion in the event with a brilliant performance in front of a huge crowd in Hyde Park while his brother Jonny won a bronze medal.

The Royal seal of approval

And finally this lovely moment captured by the press of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cheering as they attend the track cycling event held at the Velodrome. Showing true patriotism to their Queen and country!

And a few of other images (courtesy of Trendhunter) that we think sums up the way that GB held the games …

With grace …

… dignity

and International success!

We loved every moment … we hope you did too!

Love Saloukee xxx

 

Wow what a week its been. The Olympics has had us fully glued to the screen. We’re so proud of Britain, we think they’ve hosted an amazing games, GO OLD BLIGHTY!

This week we really are ‘going for gold’ with our ‘What to wear Wednesday’ thanks to Mari Moon on Polyvore. With a total of 48 medals for Great Britain to date so far in the 2012 London Olympics, including 22 golds, there’s every reason to celebrate!

 

So go Brilliantly British with this Military Jacket from Net-a-Porter, some sleek jeans from Ralph Lauren, a pair of Christian Louboutin gold killer heels and a complementary Saloukee Solitary paper bracelet in cream, to add that last bit of sophistication to your chic outfit.

Here’s to some more Golds : )

Saloukee x

Well it’s that time again, time for our weekly instalment of our ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog feature. This week though we’re fully engulfed in the Olympics, we’re also dying for some guaranteed sun somewhere further afield … day dreaming of a city break, some culture and some stunning sightseeing. Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Miami, New York, Amsterdam … with some summer fashions to match.

With the help of Grace on the Polyvore community we’re thinking of jumping on the back of a Vespa for a fast track city tour of Milan, romantic sunset walks gazing at the architecture in Paris, cycling the windy canals in Amsterdam, reading a sizzling novel on the beach in Miami, taking polaroid snaps in a gallery or two in Barcelona and stopping for macaroons in a boutique cafe in New York.

So following on from last weeks What to wear at the 2012 Olympics post, we’re recommending teaming your neons and pastels. Our beautiful Purls Necklace from our Strands collection of this weeks star, as featured in Boticca’s fashion focused Holiday Style Guide. More exciting is the fact that for just one more day (ends midnight tonight) Boticca  are offering FREE DELIVERY with any purchase worldwide. Don’t miss your chance to make that holiday outfit unique, we only have two of these beauties in stock!

Have a great holiday, however exotic it may be! With love, Saloukee x

Eek it’s been a month already since we started out ‘what to wear’ Wednesday blog feature. We’re excited to be sharing this week’s selection by Tristi94 from Polyvore. A stylish pick just in time for the run up to the London Olympics. There’s a great atmosphere in England at the moment, especially in London …. not only because the sun has decided to make an appearance for the first time in months but also the Olympic opening ceremony is just a few days away!  The country has been preparing for years for 2012 and we’re sure as hell not going to get our outfit choice wrong for the occasion!

And why would we not go out without causing a glance or ten, a few dropped jaws and of course we want to ruffle a few feathers, otherwise what IS the point of fashion?

So we’re talking a combo neon yellow, neon pink, neon orange combined with pretty pastel shades of coral and baby blue, yes they work though perhaps not all together ALL AT ONCE!! Go on, try it, make the statement, be bold and rock that party/event, those drinks, make sure you’re not forgotten in a hurry. We LOVE our neon yellow loops necklaces teamed with this bag, a studded beaut from  Poupee Couture, also available from Boticca.

We’re sure the ceremony is going to be spectacular with lots of colour, lighting, special affects and WOW factor, so let your outfit do the same kind of talking ; )

Have a great Games! With love, Saloukee x