Stella & Dot Insider

August 2014

Welcome to my monthly spotlight on all things Stella & Dot!

Each month I'll be taking a look at...


  • Seasonal inspiration and key pieces
  • Versatility hero
  • Special offers
  • Stella & Dot in the news
  • Looking forward


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Hello there!


What a July it was! Taking Stella & Dot to fund-raising pop-up coffee shops, a vintage fair, the polo, working with award winning personal stylist Nicola Davis, some great summer Trunk Shows AND the new collection is here!


On 19th July I joined many Stylist friends in Reading for the Stella & Dot Head Office Tour. We were treated to free jewellery, an in-depth look every piece from the new collection, plus tips from the top from Star Stylists and Directors. A great day out that has allowed me to choose the best pieces for your Trunk Shows!

On 31st July I joined Nicola Davis at the first of her new accessories workshops - Accessorise with Style. Twelve ladies attended and had a great evening finding out about the right accessories to flatter their faces, figures and outfits, while getting the opportunity to try lots of lovely Stella & Dot jewellery! The feedback was so positive Nicola is running another workshop on 27th August at 7.30pm and I will be there with the brand new collection from Stella & Dot - if you would like more information, or to book a place, please see the Looking Forward section of this newsletter.

The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup saw 15,000 people descend on Cowdray Park to enjoy some polo, champagne and retail therapy in the luxury shopping village. This is my lovely sponsor Denny in the Stella & Dot boutique we created from scratch - a little bit of Bond Street comes to Midhurst!


August is going to be great, no closing-shop for the summer here! Read on for all the latest news and special offers.


As ever, if you have any feedback on this newsletter or any ideas for future editions please do get in touch. (I've included more of my own photos this time - please let me know what you think!)


Best wishes


Sophie


PS I have a new Facebook page - when I reach 100 Likes I will be entering everyone into a draw for the chance to win a piece of Stella & Dot jewellery! We are only a few Likes short so please Like and Share with your friends, thank you.


www.facebook.com/StylistSophie

Seasonal inspiration & key pieces

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The Stella & Dot Foundation has a new partnership with Christy Turlington Burns and her charity Every Mother Counts


This charity is very close to my heart as anyone who knows the circumstances of the birth of my daughter will understand, and I imagine many of you will also have faced a time during pregnancy or childbirth when a lack of medical intervention would have been life-threatening for you and/or your baby.


  • 287,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. That's one woman every two minutes.


  • For each of these deaths, an average of four orphans are left behind.


  • These women are not only the caretakers, they are often the teachers, the health care providers, the community leaders.


  • Of these deaths, up to 98% are preventable.


With this partnership there is huge potential to make a real difference to women all over the world. We are all a daughter, a sister or a mother and this issue is relevant to all of us.


Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. "We inform, engage, and mobilise new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programmes around the world. We support programmes that directly address the three most critical gaps that prevent mothers from getting the care they need; education, transportation and supplies."


Here, Christy speaks about the partnership:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/featured-shops/stelladot-foundation-shop?autoplayvideo=1#ooid=1ka3J3bjq1CqmBByNZ_vbOetPKJDOLmJ


Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot - “As a community, Stella & Dot is about making a difference in women’s lives. It’s important for us to extend that mission to women and children, at home and around the world, through the Stella & Dot Foundation”.


Please visit the Every Mother Counts website to find out more and join the mailing list:

www.everymothercounts.org

Through our partnership, we’ve created the Enlighten Bracelet. Simple yet meaningful; the interior is embossed with the names of all the important ladies in your life: MERE – SOEUR – FILLE – MOTHER – SISTER – DAUGHTER – MAMA – SCHWESTER – TOCHTER; which translates to Mother, Sister, Daughter, in French, English and German.


See the bracelet in detail here:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/enlighten-bracelet-gold?s=sophiewills

All net proceeds from the Enlighten Bracelet go to Every Mother Counts (Stella & Dot does not make a profit on this piece).


Please see below to find out the difference the sale of just a few bracelets can make - by purchasing just one bracelet Every Mother Counts will receive enough money to provide transport for a woman to and from necessary health care. Small actions can make a big difference.

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The new range has launched!


It’s here! The new Stella & Dot collection features beautiful rose gold delicates, a focus on charms and creating your personal story, plus all the bold colourful statement pieces we're known and loved for.


See the video of the new collection here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBD25icUKo


Browse the new Look Book online here:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/whats-new/look-book?s=sophiewills


Blythe Harris, Chief Creative Officer for Stella & Dot, talks about her favourite pieces in this video (the Engravables collection is currently only available in the US...watch this space for news of a UK release).

http://youtu.be/Qs6VoE0p2J8

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Unique Boutique

This is the season to make it your own with the new range of beautiful charms from Stella & Dot.

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/jewelry/charms/charms?s=sophiewills


Each charm and necklace is available separately so you can build a bespoke combination to tell your own story. Personalise as a gift for yourself or a loved one; charms come gift-boxed with their own meaning card.

We also have a brand new charm bracelet, which is based on the Tiffany design, with alternating gated links to attach any charms you wish, to create your own perfect piece.

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/link-charm-bracelet?color=silver&s=sophiewills


These are some of my personal favourites from my sample collection:

Give your charms even more versatility with the Orbit Hoops - the set includes a pair of small hoops, large hoops and interchangeable spike drops.


A total of four unique looks, and when you add your own charms, almost endless possibilities.

  • 0.75" inner diameter on small hoop
  • 1.5" inner diameter on large hoop
  • Surgical steel posts
  • Available in silver and gold
  • Lead and nickel safe

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/orbit-hoop-earrings?color=silver&s=sophiewills

Pop of Colour

Bright neon colours burst into the new season with hot pinks and oranges seen all over the catwalks for AW14. This Pop Geo Pendant Necklace is hugely opulent and really embraces the trend for rich embellishment.
The mix of brights with taupe and grey tones gives this piece the versatility to complement any look - clash it with other bright colours, or layer over neutrals and prints.


Wear it long or short and finish the look with the Janice Studs in orange.

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/pop-geo-pendant-necklace?s=sophiewills

Embellishment

The trend for embellishment captured in all its glory with the Livvy Necklace and Becca Bracelet, in tones of cognac, mint and soft-sheen metallics.

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/livvy-necklace-gold?s=sophiewills

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/becca-bracelet?color=mint&s=sophiewills

Metallic neutrals

Soft greys, subtle taupes and dusky pinks: for pre-AW14 neutrals take centre stage. Pair with metallics for a stylish play on texture.


Designers continue to mine the metallic trend going into the new season, sculpting shimmering fabrics into sinuous, body-skimming looks. The Result? Pure fashion alchemy.


Shown here:

Nancy Studs - Peach

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/nancy-studs?color=peach&s=sophiewills

Helena Necklace (see below)

Capri Pouch - Metallic Geo

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/capri-pouch-metallic-geo-chevron?s=sophiewills


This season's key pieces in metallic neutrals:

Steal vs splurge - £590 or £40?!

These stunning Cherokee earrings from Aurélie Bidermann are set with rich blue lapis stones and gold-plating, for only £590!


If your budget is a little smaller you might like to consider Stella & Dot's beautiful offerings, also in blue lapis and gold plating:

The Cady Wrap Bracelet is back in stock...and now available in silver!


Back after selling out three times and now in size M/L. Butter-soft leather in a versatile blush colour is hand-embroidered and beaded with vintage gold, white enamelled brass beads, and crystals.


Looks great alone or layered with other styles such as the Eden Bangle for a Summer festival look.

Monday Muse

UK Stylist Monika Paul always surprises us with new, lovely styles and shows us that it’s all about making it your own.


Set your own fabulous statement here:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/avalon-tote-blush-perf?s=sophiewills

Tattler Magazine

"The Cleopatra Studs from Stella & Dot are cute and reasonably priced enough to buy without a second's thought. We love."


The perfect earrings to pair with a statement necklace:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/cleopatra-studs-earrings?color=silver&s=sophiewills

Company Magazine

Our Capri Pouch is on Company's Packing List, because the jewelled zebra print has Summer just written all over it.


See it here:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/capri-pouch-jewelled-zebra?s=sophiewills

You Magazine

Our brand new Hamsa Charm already in You Magazine.


You can buy this lovely statement here:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/p/hamsa-charm?s=sophiewills

New Sale Reductions

A surprise sale delivery from the US at the end of last week has meant that a few very popular pieces are back in stock, for a limited time!


Here are my top three fresh summer holiday favourites, all at half price...

Versatility hero

Sutton Necklace - Gold

A nod to our best selling Sutton Necklace, this gold version is an instant classic.


See below for the five different ways you can wear this Sutton statement necklace:

Clasp into a statement when you're feeling bold; remove the sparkle strand; wear just the sparkle when you're in the mood to shine; or long and loose for a laid-back look, with or without sparkle.


  • Shortest length:15” + 3” extender. Longest length: 31.5”.
  • Lead and nickel safe.

* Special Offers! *

Save over £22 when you buy three pavé cuffs from the new range!

Love the delicate and on-trend pavé cuffs from our brand new range? Choose your favourite combination of three to layer in a beautiful mixed metal statement for £64.99 (usually £87).

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Summer hostess bonus!

Got friends coming over for a summer catch-up? Add a chic boutique to your gathering and have fun trying Stella & Dot's brand new range. You can earn your favourite styles free!


There are so many reasons why August is a great time for a party:


*The brand new collection has just launched, very few people have seen it yet and I have all of the key pieces for you to try.

*The beautiful new Enlighten Bracelet directly benefits mothers around the world with all net proceeds going to Every Mother Counts.

*The summer hostess bonus will give you an extra £40 of free jewellery for your qualifying Trunk Show, to add to all the other hostess rewards - that's a minimum of £70 to spend on jewellery, a free gift, and you can choose at least two pieces of jewellery at 40% off...phew!

Find out more here and contact me to reserve your date:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/trunkshows?s=sophiewills

August Trunk Show Exclusive Offers

Every month Stella & Dot treats us to a seasonal capsule collection of loveliness at half price when you spend £50 at a Trunk Show!


For August we have some great pieces to channel the perforated fabrics trend - two of my favourites are the Avalon Tote and the Double Clutch, both in Geranium, a soft summer strawberry pinky-red.


Book a Trunk Show this August and you and your friends can walk away with these fab 6 styles for a steal, see the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM1ZCMNkR2U&list=PLuYwU4Nqz8Y4CJ-MSwGwyXyi8M6mBVZ1g


I have a few dates left in August - contact me to reserve yours.

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Stella & Dot in the news

Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot talks to the Sunday Times

"I founded Stella & Dot because I wanted to come up with a better answer to how to combine success and happiness and financial reward for women in a flexible and fun way."


If this sounds like something you're searching for, find out more here or call me for a chat:

http://www.stelladot.co.uk/stylists?s=sophiewills

"The new way to shop is at invitation only cocktail parties" - Finanacial Times

In the Evening Standard...

"Hundreds of new mothers in London have become entrepreneurs with the help of a US costume jewellery business which counts Katy Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow amongst its fans."

Looking forward...

Bishop's Waltham Vintage & Retro Market

On Sunday 10th August I will be at the Vintage and Retro Market in Bishop's Waltham. Over 50 stalls filled with vintage homewares, clothing and collectables. 10am-4pm on the High Street, with many local business open too.


Family Fun Day at Hinton Ampner

Join me at Hinton Ampner, a beautiful National Trust property, for a fun-filled day out for the whole family. Spend the day discovering the house and gardens, see falconry displays, the family trail, live music on the lawn, face painting and fabulous Stella & Dot jewellery!

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner/visitor-information/


ACCESSORISE WITH STYLE WORKSHOP

On 27th August 2014, award winning Personal Stylist Nicola Davis, will be running a workshop dedicated to skilful accessorising and will be incorporating my Stella & Dot jewellery and accessories into her demonstrations. If you feel some of your outfits are a bit "blah" and want to understand how to inject style and personality into what you wear, this is the workshop for you.

  • Venue: The Oaks, Stroudwood Lane, Upham, Southampton SO32 1HG (near Marwell Zoo).
  • Fee: £25 (just £20 each if you bring one or more friends) which includes light refreshments.
  • If you would like to attend please email nicola@mypersonalstyle.co.uk to book a place.


HOOPLA!

Stella & Dot's National Annual Conference for Stylists will be taking place in Windsor from 12th-14th September 2014. I will be going and will return with so much to tell you about the new collection! It's going to be an inspirational event with Jessica Herrin (Stella & Dot's creator and CEO) and Blythe Harris (Chief Creative Officer) flying in from New York to meet the UK team of Stylists.

Love what you see?

Get in touch & order at www.stelladot.co.uk/SophieWills

Contact me to shop and learn more about earning FREE jewellery by hosting your own Trunk Show or joining me as a Stylist!


Sophie Wills

Stella & Dot Independent Stylist