Friday, 30 December 2011

The final post of 2011

Well, this year has certainly been a different one.

Not very many people know about this, but this time last year I was in hospital suffering from meningitis. I went in on Christmas eve and came out the day after boxing day. Right about this point one year ago I was hooked up to a drip, having loads of medication pumped into me.

Emi has come a long way in 2011. One of the highlights was the first 2 collections of my clothing line. I can honestly say how happy I was with the garments, but like some things, I can look back now and say that some things are just not meant to last. Sadly, the factory we were using closed down which meant the instant cease of the fashion line. I am really sad, but you know what I did feel that Emi had lost her way a now we are coming back with an amazing SS12 jewellery line!

Some of my favourite moments from the year have been when I started working for the new fashion brand MeeMee. After working at a famous Sports brand head office - and really fitting in well, its nice to be accepted into a new role with open arms.

My partner and I and going very strong, and I cannot be happier! We had a beautiful Christmas together and everything has worked out well.

So, whats next for Emi?

You may have noticed over the past few weeks that the site has been changing pretty much day, by day. I am currently in the process of creating a new brand logo with a major over-haul of the website. I think I got way to into clearing down the site, and i stripped back all of Emi's identity.

The new jewellery line is looking great. Delivery is estimated for the 2nd week of january. 10 preview lines have already been uploaded to the site - have a look?

The entire range is to be expanded and we are focussing on what we originally had planned - quirky, bohemian inspired jewellery!

Thanks for reading, happy new year!

Xander. x

Thursday, 29 December 2011

A bit of old fashioned charm

I had to take the day off work today, I thin I've gotten one of those winter colds. Feeling sorry for myself, and with it p-ing down outside I couldn't face going to the local shop to buy my bf a birthday - tray, biro, paper, scissors, paintbrushes, glue and probably a few other things I have forgotten about I decided to make Steven a birthday card for his 29th birthday tomorrow.

What d'ya think? Its drawn on recycled paper using an old biro I found. I kinda like it, its just like days gone by...

Happy birthday Steven!

I love you.

Xander. x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

First look at SS12

An exclusive preview of what we have landing in-store & online from mid-january onwards...

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Designing the new brand logo...

Well, I know we have been quiet recently but we have been very busy behind the scenes!!

our new homepage has now launched and we are now working very hard on the new SS12 collection.

Stay tuned for Facebook freebies, and more goss about the brand!

Love Team Emi. x x x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Spring 2012 Colour pallette

Color Trend Report | Womens:

Confirmed by the recent ladies runways, this forecast of the must-have colors for Spring 2012 promises a beautiful season to come. Clear, warm brights of poppy, and geranium through to canary are countered by refreshingly cool tiffany blue and hyacinth. Honey and sandstone offer a neutral break from the color festivities of S/S 2012. Courtesy of Fashion Snoops, where the full report is available to subscribers.

Roll on S/S 2012! We certainly can't wait!

Love Emi♥.


Monday, 26 September 2011

Our UniQue range has been extended!

Due to popularity, our exciting UniQue range has now been extended!

We have added some exciting new lines to the collection and introduced a warm winter blue. Check out our full collection online now!

Remember, each piece is LIMITED EDITION so snap yours up today before it's too late!

Love Emi♥.


Saturday, 24 September 2011

Our jewellery has been spotted!

The fabulous Katie from has been spotted wearing our Collar Necklace. We just loved her styling and have been in love with her site since.

Katie's website is all about great fashion with really cool creative twists. She shares with us what she has thrown together for her look that day, and looks uber chic!

The collar necklace is part of our limited edition, UniQue range and is priced at £40.

Love Emi♥.


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Orla Kiely SS12 Pre-Collection

Designer name: Orla Kiely

Origin: Dublin

Design background: Orla studied at the Royal College of Art. Her first job was at Espirit.

Career highlight: “Opening our flagship store in Covent Garden.”

Design signatures: “Colour, pattern and texture with a 60s twist.”

How would you describe the Orla Kiely woman? “Creative.”

Spring/summer 2012 inspirations: “Old summer holiday snaps from the forties and fifties and Clare McCardell American sportswear prints inspired by vintage Vogue fashion illustrations.”

What's next for your brand? “We are opening our first US store in New York on 5 Mercer Street in Soho. It has been very exciting working on this project and we think this area is perfect for our customer.”

Who are your design heroes? “Ossie Clark, A.H. McIntosh and Marni.”

What's your favourite cultural hotspot in the capital? “The V&A.”

In five years’ time I will be... “Hopefully still designing and happily settled with my family in my new South London home!”

Taken from the London Fashion Week website. To view the full collection just click HERE.

Orla has been working with one of our favourite brands People Tree. We just cant wait to snap up some of her beautiful ethical pieces once they go on sale!

Love Emi♥.


Vivienne Westwood Red Label @ London Fashion Week 2011

Designer name: Vivienne Westwood

Origin: Glossop, Derbyshire

Career highlights: In 1989, Mr. John Fairchild, president of Fairchild publications and editor of the fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily, listed Vivienne Westwood as one of the six most influential designers in the world in his book Chic Savages.

In 1990, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the prestigious title of British designer of the year.

In 2006, her contribution towards British fashion was officially recognized when she was appointed a Dame.

In 2007, Westwood was rewarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion at the British Fashion Awards in London.

Vivienne Westwood is a trustee of Liberty and continues to uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.

Design signatures: “The adaptation of historical garment construction into modern clothing.”

How would you describe the Vivienne Westwood woman? “My customers are the best ambassadors for my clothes. When people discover them, they seem to have an edge. Honestly, although I'm very proud of my customers, I also love to dress the supermodels. Glamour has a sense of archetype and I adore those archetypal beauties. Fashion is alive when it is being worn and talked about.”

Taken from London Fashion Week. To view the entire collection just click HERE.

We will be showing more from our favourite designers showcasing their SS12 collections!

Love Emi♥.


Friday, 9 September 2011

New lower price on our favourite necklace!

This beautiful necklace is now an incredible £15 and is only available online at

Just click HERE to shop.

Love Emi♥.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

It's raining we made summer inside!

Well, I think it's just about safe to say summer 2011 is officially over. It's been raining here in Manchester for the past 3 days. Feeling a bit blue and sorry for ourselves, we decided to bring summer inside!

We decided to make lemon biscuits. Check the picture below, courtesy of our photographer Steven Proctor, (who by the way, ate more than he baked! ha ha)


325g organic plain flour
200g salted butter , chilled and chopped
125g golden caster sugar
1 lemon , zested and juiced
2 free range egg yolks
200g organic icing sugar
2 drops of food colouring
a few glazed cherries

If your local corner shop doesn't stock much of a range of organic products, we recommend the following website.

Organic plain flour - £1.38 for 1kg

Organic caster Sugar - £1.83 for 500g's

Organic Icing Sugar - - £1.94 for 500g's

We prefer to use eggs from the Happy Egg Company. These are available from all major super markets.

How to bake:
1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
2. Mix the flour and butter to breadcrumbs, add the sugar, lemon zest and egg yolk and process to a dough.
3. Roll the dough to 5mm thick and cut out biscuits.
4. Put on a buttered baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes. Once cooked take out and leave to cool before applying the icing.

For the topping:
1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix with enough of the lemon juice to make a runny icing.
3. Split into 3 bowls and add 1 drop of colouring to each bowl. Mix.
4. Drizzle the lemon icing over the biscuits. Et Voila!

Nutritional Information
134 kcalories, protein 1.3g, carbohydrate 19.8g, fat 6.1 g, saturated fat 3.6g, fibre 0.3g, salt 0.11 g

Hope you enjoy making these beautiful biscuits! I'm off to enjoy mine with some soup I've just made.

Love Xander.

x x x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

It's Sunday - you can still dress fab!

AW 2011 is now online and is proving very popular already...and we haven't even uploaded the full collection yet! More lines due on the website next week so keep your eyes peeled!

Anyway, we've put together a favourite outfit of ours and we wanted to share with you.

Love Emi♥. xXx

Agnes Vintage Lace Scarf - £95 Emi♥

Harriatt Long Sleeve Top - £40 Emi♥

Julia Cardigan - £120 Emi♥

Grey Bag - NOW £69 - Takumi

Sophie Pattern Trousers £75 - Emi♥

Faux Suade Heels £124 - Beyond Skin