Monday, 20 November 2017

Go All Out!

Tis the season… to sparkle!

The Christmas adverts have officially hit the TV, so that can only mean one thing - the holidays are coming!

Although we're all looking forward to the grub and the gifts, we all know it's the parties that make Christmas so fabulous.

From sizzling sequins to jumpsuits, miniskirts and floor sweeping maxis, Christmas is the perfect excuse to go all out and get dolled up.

Whether it's your work's Christmas bash or you're out catching up with friends, here's our top picks for getting set for the glitteriest time of the year!

Dress to Impress!
Tis the season to feel glamorous, and what better way to turn heads than with a fabulous frock!

Whether you're seeking a trusty LBD or a glittery gown, we have a huge choice of seasonal dresses for all kinds of occasions.

Top Picks:
Club L High Neck Sequin Fishtail Dress
Get set for your red carpet moment this festive season with this sparkly floor sweeping fishtail dress!

Be You Kimono Sleeve Wrap Front Crushed Velvet Dress
Make the most of the crushed velvet trend with this stunning kimono dress, perfect for family events or hitting the town.

Be You Kimono Sleeve Wrap Front Crushed Velvet Dress

TFNC Remy Sequin Dress

Sparkle this season in the Remy Sequin Dress from TFNC, the ultimate dress for anyone who loves sophisticated sequins.

Step into Christmas… 
From the highest of heels to subtle boots and flats, we have loads of festive footwear available for you to strut your stuff this season.

Top Picks:

Be You Glitter Lurex Sock Boots

Add a little sparkle to any outfit with these gorgeous heeled lurex boots!

Be You Stud Heel Ballerina
Choose comfort without scrimping on style with these chic studded ballerinas.

Baby, it's cold outside!
Beat chilly December weather without covering up this party season! We have a huge collection of gorgeous layers to add extra style to any outfit…

Top Picks: 

Barney's Leather Jacket
Add a rock and roll edge to any outfit with this genuine leather jacket from Barney's. 

Be You Hooded Fur Jacket
Wrap up in this luxurious faux fur jacket, complete with a hood for keeping your fabulous locks dry!

 Fur Jacket

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Studio Confidential - Julie Goucher

When it comes to houses, it's the finishing touches that make it a home…
From cushions to duvet covers, curtains, bath mats and more, there's loads of creature comforts available for you to add your personal touch.

At Studio, we have a talented bunch working in our buying department to bring you the best homeware bits on offer - including Julie Goucher, one of our buyers.

Julie's got an eye for the latest styles and trends. She loves to experiment with gorgeous patterns and textures so you can find interiors to suit.

Here's a little bit about Julie, her inspirations and top picks for the Christmas season!

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into your current role…
I started in retail at the age of 15, initially working for a department store group in their flag ship store. I was then asked to join the buying team and worked there for over 30 years, buying across most home and gift areas.  

I joined Studio six years ago and I’ve loved working in this growing business.  My hobbies are travelling and shopping and I’m lucky enough to be able to do both of these as part of my current role.

Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself/embarrassing incident/memorable moment…
I have too many embarrassing moments to discuss, many of them making my colleagues laugh. I have a great sense of humour and I am known for my loud laugh.

My first trip to the Far East was in 1990, nearly 30 years ago, and I have seen the East develop so much in this period.  Although I have travelled there many times, I still get a real buzz when I step off the plane. The innovation in that part of the world is endless.

Which designers do you admire and why?
A huge proportion of the bedding and bathroom ranges for Studio is unique to us and we work with many designers both in the UK and overseas. Each season before we travel we put together our trend pack to take inspiration from. 

The inspiration for the trend packs originates from the catwalk, following designers such as Chanel, Gucci, DG and Ted Baker. Home trends now run hand in hand with fashion!

How would you describe your own style?

What are your golden rules for choosing interiors?
Don’t be afraid to experiment. You need to put your own stamp on your home! 
Look for inspiration from our catalogues and website, as we’ve a huge range to choose from!

What upcoming trends do you see emerging in the near future?
Florals are still very strong with some geo influences being applied.

What are your favourite products from your range?

I love our beautiful percale bedding which is available in 12 on trend colours. It has an easy-care finish and perfect for a good night’s sleep!

Our Christmas range of bedding is currently flying out with some styles already sold out. Take a look at our Selfie Elfie bedding, this will give all the family a real laugh!

Anything with Pugs is also a big seller and we have several available but be quick as they are selling fast!

Our range of Christmas light up cushions are really popular and sold extremely well last year, so this year we have increased the selection.

What’s your favourite emoji and why?
Definitely the smiley one!  

For more home inspiration you can shop our vast range of homewares here...

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Sleigh at Secret Santa This Year...

It’s that time of year again when workplaces around the UK are gearing up to partake in the national institution which is Secret Santa. Deciding on a gift that will be awesomely amusing, yet invariably cheap can sometimes be no mean feat, but we here at Studio are here to help.

We have some amazing gifts that will delight your colleagues, friends and family members alike with something to suit every personality and every budget. Here’s a taster of some of our favourites…

Chocolate Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts at Christmas are the vegetable that everyone loves to hate but these brussel sprouts have a bit of a twist. They are made entirely of chocolate!

 Chocolate Brussel Sprouts

Tinder Tactics
Is the recipient of your Secret Santa gift a disaster when it comes to dating? If so, this handy guide to online dating is the perfect choice!

Tinder Tactics

Beard Baubles
What do you buy a bearded hipster? Beard baubles of course! Nothing says Christmas like festive facial hair…

 Beard Baubles

Might Be Water, Might Be Gin Water Bottle
This quirky yet practical water bottle will be adored by any gin lover and will be the talk of the water cooler.

 Water Bottle

3D Motion Face Mats
These are fabulous for adding a little fun to the office Christmas party!

 Face Mats

Glow Toilet Bowl Light
This is a great gift for the guy at work who needs to improve his aim.

 Glow Bowl

Personalised Wine Set
This will delight any wine lover and it’s available in red, white or rose… Perfect for pleasing every palate!

 Personalised Wine Set

Hot Chilli Challenge
Dare your mate to spin the wheel and take on the hot chilli challenge. Can they take the heat?

 Hot Chilli Challenge

Mermaid Blanket
There is always someone who is perpetually cold so this mermaid blanket will be the gift that keeps on giving!

 Mermaid Blanket

Bluetooth Selfie Button
This is the ideal gadget in order to take the perfect selfie. Strike a pose!

 Bluetooth Selfie Button

For more inspiration simply sit back, relax and peruse our Secret Santa Shop at your leisure, you’re bound to find something that will make the Christmas workplace a fun one!

Happy shopping!