Monday, 31 January 2011

Count down to spring - DAY 7!!

Today's treat is The Butterfly Earrings priced at only £5!

These earrings are hand printed onto shell and are simply ideal for the spring. They feature yellow & orange print butterflies and drop lovely from the ear once worn.

We think you will look wonderful in these nature inspired earrings, why not mix and match with chunky bracelets for the ultimate boho feel?

Continue counting down to spring with us in style!

Love Emi♥ x x

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Count down to our spring launch Day 8

To celebrate the launch of our spring collection, we will be featuring a new piece of jewellery from our spring collection every day! We are hoping to launch online early...join in the fun and see if we reach our target!

Sunday 6th girls & boys - mark it in your diary!

Today's treat is the Faux Pearl Necklace. Regular price £18 release price only £15! Feeling in the spirit of spring, this necklace features a pearl cluster effect and is fully adjustable. We love it, and we hope you will too!

Love Emi♥ x x

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Spring collection preview

Spring is in the air, we can just feel a lovely buzz about the office! (can't you??) So, we have decided to release online 3 of our favourite lines for spring. These are very limited in quantity so if you fancy getting your hands on them - get in quick!

Don't forget we are still in the middle of our fab competition on Facebook. To be entered it's easy.

1. Like our fan page.
2. Post to all your friends in your status to head on over to our fan page.

That's it! Simple. We will now who has entered as the tag will show u on our wall. The prize?? £50 worth of jewellery from our exclusive spring collection.

Love Emi♥ x x

Friday, 28 January 2011


Fair trade fortnight is upon us! Feb 28th - 13th March.
What are you getting up to show your support for the world of fair trade? We would LOVE to know! Send us your ideas/pictures to

As some of you know, we were founded in Swansea and have a great relationship with The Environment centre there. In aid of fair trade fortnight they have a busy schedule of events all in aid of fair trade. Check out their website HERE.

One of our favourites is the fair trade wine night happening Sunday 27th Feb. Check it out! For more info call 01792 362122

Love Emi♥ x x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

New, even easier email sign up form!

Signing up to receive our monthly newsletter is now even easier!

Our IT whizz kids have installed a new Facebook app that is directly linked to our mail server. It's simple, click on "Email signup" on our fan page and enter in your details, etc voila!

That's it. You've now registered to receive exclusive montly discounts, competition info & much, much more!

Happy reading!

Love Emi♥ x x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Our chosen model is...Signe!

We are so pleased to announce that the beautiful Signe will be modelling our new eco clothing launching early March.

To view her portfolio & for model bookings, just click HERE:

Love Emi♥ x x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Yum - yum Mexican Lasanga

For this recipe, in place of pasta layers, there are soft tortillas and in between them a riotous assembly of tomato, red pepper, onion, chilli, corn and cheese.

You will need 1 round ovenproof dish, approximately 26cm/10in diameter x 6cm/2in deep.

For the sauce

*1 tbsp garlic oil
*1 onion, peeled and chopped
*1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
*2 green birds'-eye chillies, chopped, with seeds
*1 tsp sea salt flakes or ½ tsp pouring salt
*2 tbsp finely chopped coriander stalks
*2 x 400g/14oz cans chopped tomatoes, plus 2 x 400ml/14fl oz water swilled the empty cans
*1 tbsp tomato ketchup

For the filling

*2 x 400g/14oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
*2 x 250g/9oz cans sweetcorn (225g/8oz drained weight each)
*250g/9oz mature goats' cheddar, or goats' cheese of your choice, grated
*8 soft flour tortillas

Preparation method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

2. To make the sauce, heat the garlic oil in a pan on the stove and add the onion, pepper and chillies. Add the salt and cook gently for 15 minutes. Once soft, add the chopped coriander stalks.

3. Add the canned tomatoes, then swill the cans out with water and add this too. Spoon in the ketchup and let things come to a simmer for about 10 minutes, leaving the sauce to cook while you get on with preparing the filling.

4. To make the filling, mix the drained beans and sweetcorn in a bowl. Add most of the grated cheese, reserving some to sprinkle on the top of the lasagne at the end, and mix together.

5. Start to assemble the lasagne by spooning about a third of the sauce into the bottom of your ovenproof dish and smearing it about. Layer on two tortillas, overlapping them slightly, so that they cover the sauce.

6. Add one-third of the beans and cheese mixture, covering the tortillas, and then about one-quarter of the remaining sauce and cover with another two tortillas.

7. Repeat the process with another one-third of beans and cheese, and some more sauce, before layering on another two tortillas.

8. Finally, add the last layer of beans and cheese, nearly all of the remaining sauce and cover with the last two tortillas. Spread the very last bit of sauce over the tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

9. Bake in the oven on a baking tray for 30 minutes, then let the lasagne rest for a good 10–15 minutes.

10. To serve, slice the lasagne like a pizza and eat with guacamole or avocado salsa.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Information on our eco-jersey fabric used in our *NEW* clothing line.

Lycocell is an eco fabric, best known by its brand name Tencel®. It has a soft finish, packs light and is made from cellulose which is vegetable matter or wood pulp. This pulp could be a mix of hardwood trees such as oak and birch, although Tencel® branded lyocell is made from eucalyptus trees. Lycocell is a natural fabric and is noted for its durability and strength, in addition to its eco-friendly manufacturing techniques.

Lyocell is made by chipping wood. The wood fibres are then broken down using a non-toxic chemical called amine oxide and then then placing the material into a spinneret. The spinneret produces long fibres, which are then dried and woven into cloth.

Other companies throughout the world do make lyocell, and though you might commonly associate the material with fabrics for clothing, there are several other uses for lyocell. Since the fabric is durable, it’s been used for items like conveyor belts in super markets and so on and for things such as bandages in the medical field.

In clothing, you’ll find lyocell in number of styles and finishes. Some lyocell clothing looks like denim material, while others approximate the look of suede (usually called moleskin or peach skin). Lyocell can also be made to look like wool, cotton, rayon or poly/silk blends which will feature in our clothing line.

Lycocell fabric is extremely durable. It tends not to wrinkle and many forms of it are easy care for and can be machine-washed. Take care not to tumble dry, the fabric should be dried flat or drip dried ideally.

Some background information

The first fabrics made with wood pulp were made as far back as the mid 19th century. They were not universally accepted or very profitable. At the end of the 19th century, a method for creating rayon out of wood cellulose became popular, and rayon became one of the first manmade fibres used as a silk substitute and then later on an inspiration to produce lyocell. Success of rayon particularly in the latter 20th century fuelled interest in making other products from wood pulp.

Thanks for reading! Our line will be launching Feb 2011 so keep a look out. FB updates to follow.

Love Emi♥. x x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Fashion shoot inspiration

So, what have we been up to since our last post?

The fashion show is really coming along. We will be showcasting our Fall 2011 womens collection clothing line - preview posts to come soon!

We have been approached by a high street shop who is interested in stocking our brand, what do we need for the shoot to send to the editors...inspiration. Take a look at some of the high fashion shoots we adore.

Comment on the ones you love...let us know??

Love Emi♥. x x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

...and so it begins!

Well, we have always been tempted by the idea of blogging, and for some reason 2011 just felt right for us. So, welcome everyone - this is the official Emi♥ blog!

We were wondering what would be the best thing to start off our blog...and it hit us smack bang in the face...


...Our Spring collection fashion show! 

Come and be the first to preview our brand new collection at The Spring fashion show. To view more info just click HERE.

Love Emi♥. x x