Monday, February 24, 2014

Roadworks Ahead! Images mysteriously disappear, replaced by gray/white warning sign

I apologize for the almost complete absence of images on this site. Beautiful, modest photographs are foundational to what we do here at Boutique Narelle, and as far as I can tell at this time, Google has gobbled and left gray/white . Goggle Forums aren't hopeful at this point, so I hope you will pray with me for a speedy solution so you can have full access to our services here.

Testing whether a new image can be added from my hard drive...


Fiat lux!
Narelle

Friday, February 21, 2014

Modest Clothing Bonanza: Safari Gold collared tee


Boutique Narelle, creator of the innovative Modesty Mall, is hosting a fashion fundraiser featuring a large portion of Narelle’s own closet collection. Yes, she's selling over 50 garments from brand new to quality favourites to get modest women like you a new, improved modest fashion service. To read more, click here.



Boutique Narelle’s Modest Clothing Bonanza takes the adventurous route with a cheery, stylish twist on the sporty collared tee, perfect for action and practical comfort. We call it Safari Gold.



Need a sporty tee that’s classier than a t-shirt? This short-sleeved top has stand-out style in an understated way. Get the comfort of cotton knit with the smartness of a collar, a practical inset panel to ensure there’s no cleavage-flashing when you lean forward, add some fancy top-stitching on the front panels, and you’ve got a simple but smart modest tee you’ll love wearing. No camisole required! Easy care, easy wear, with a touch of flare.
yellow 100% cotton knit tee with woven collar
size 10
length from shoulder seam: 580mm
short sleeves
top-stitched and embroidered v-neck with white knit inset panel
tag removed, but I think the label is Capture
excellent condition


Only one available on TradeMe.co.nz. Click the link now, use the Buy Now button, and this sporty-feminine top can be yours for sure.


 



Buy your Safari Gold adventure tee now! Click here!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Modesty Mall features; Modest Clothing Auctions launched; peek into BN Studio

Hullo! How's your week been? It's been intensely, creatively busy at Boutique Narelle. I look forward to a weekend to rest, and a singing gig for a change of pace.

MALL UPDATES
New features added to our Modesty Mall include creating regional shopping options for Canada, Israel, and the UK, because we know how off-putting the cost of international shipping is. We're on the lookout for stores that offer free international shipping or special rates.

We've also installed a Tip Jar in the Mall and on the sidebar, giving you more opportunity to support our initiative to build a better modest clothing shopping tool for modest women.

STUDIO PEEK
A glimpse into the scene of action and what's coming...
I've been taking lessons in Organizing and Chuckery, so yes, my workstation sometimes is that tidy. Not during a shoot, though!

We noticed this afternoon that February's calendar image above the desk has a remarkable reflection in the Nella Flower quartet (handmade by Narelle) gracing the ruched cap on the standing mirror. If you're wondering what's stored in all those boxes, it's mostly hats and floral pieces. I love having them so easy to reach.

AUCTIONS LAUNCHED
Our Fashion Fundraiser has swung into action with the launch of four auctions for items from the first collection, Timeless Wedgewood. You can view the auctions on TradeMe.co.nz here: http://bit.ly/1kju9WI. Below are a couple of collages from those auctions.
I've decided to include the adorable Wedgewood Crushable Picture Hat in the FUNdraiser, since it goes so perfectly with the rest of the collection. If this gorgeous designer hat (with interchangeable accessories) looks like your style and you live in New Zealand, you'll have opportunity to bid on it soon.
PLEASE SHARE
We'd love for you to partner with us in making the Fashion Fundraiser and the Modesty Mall a success by sharing with your friends. Who do you know who could benefit from some modest shopping support?

Best wishes,
Narelle

Friday, February 7, 2014

Modest Clothing Bonanza: Timeless Wedgewood


Boutique Narelle, creator of the innovative Modesty Mall, is hosting a fashion fundraiser featuring a large portion of Narelle’s own closet collection. Yes, she's selling over 50 garments from brand new to quality favourites as leverage for a new, improved modest fashion service. To read more about how you can be involved, click here.
Boutique Narelle is thrilled to present our Timeless Wedgewood Collection of graceful modest clothing that transcends time yet resounds with relevance for today.  Get the look of luxury without the big price. See our Wedgewood Maxi Skirt, Wedgewood Embroidered Top and Cardigan twin-set, and Periwinkle Angora Jersey below.

You can buy these items (only one available of each) during the BN fashion fundraiser auctions starting next week at http://bit.ly/1kju9WI on TradeMe.co.nz. We recommend you click the "save the seller" button to receive email alerts on new listings.



Wedgewood Maxi Skirt

Worn only twice, this exclusive model skirt is 100% rayon jacquard with a delicate fern leaf design. The fabric drapes gracefully and feels fabulous to wear. The 7-panel fitted-waist style features a waistband with back zip and hook and eye fasteners.

Unique for such a classy skirt is that it has TWO POCKETS inserted in the side seams. Practical as well as gorgeous!

There are hanging loops so that once you’ve pressed the skirt, it won’t get creased again. Hanging loops are terrific if you’re dressing at a venue that doesn’t have clean chairs or coat hangers available.

For a funky look, I modelled the skirt crumpled, straight out of the box it’s been stored in, then I steamed it for a more elegant look (see pictures with Periwinkle Angora Jersey).

BONUS: There are 2.84meters (1390mm wide) of uncut fabric available to purchase separately. You could make or commission a custom-designed top to put your own stamp on the outfit, or turn it into a dress. Or, if you love the look but not the size, use the extra fabric to reset the waistband/yoke to accommodate your waist/hips.






Wedgewood Maxi Skirt details:
wedgewood blue 100% rayon jacquard with fern leaf print, drapes beautifully
size 8 to 10
length: 1030mm
waistband circumference: 690mm
hand-made
unlined
7-panel fitted waist style with waistband, back zip with hook and eye, two side pockets
hanging loops
suitable for formal occasions
perfect for tall women or ladies who like ankle-length skirts
pair with Periwinkle Angora Jersey or Wedgewood Embroidered Top and Cardigan twinset

Click here to take part in the TradeMe auctions (starting next week). We recommend you click the "save the seller" button to receive email alerts on new listings.





Wedgewood Embroidered Top

Worn only a handful of times, this lovely knit top draws admiring comments wherever it appears, its simplicity and perfect cut set off by stunning floral embroidery and beading at the neckline.

This top is proof that you can look elegant and feel comfortable at the same time. Wear it with the Wedgewood Embroidered Cardigan for a classic twin-set look.

Wedgewood Embroidered Top details:
wedgewood blue knit top with embroidery and beading, shallow-U neck and short sleeves
size Small
length from shoulder seam: 500mm
as new condition
Label Capture, made in China
70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon
suitable for formal occasions
pair with Wedgewood Embroidered Cardigan and Wedgewood Maxi Skirt

Click here to take part in the TradeMe auctions (starting next week). We recommend you click the "save the seller" button to receive email alerts on new listings.



Wedgewood Embroidered Cardigan

Worn only a handful of times, this lovely knit top draws admiring comments wherever it appears, its simplicity and perfect cut set off by stunning floral embroidery and beading at the neckline.

With buttons all the way down the placket, you can also wear it open or with just the top couple of buttons done up. This cardigan is proof that you can look elegant and feel comfortable at the same time. Wear it with the Wedgewood Embroidered Top for a classic twin-set look.

Wedgewood Embroidered Cardigan details:
wedgewood blue knit top with embroidery and beading, U neck, long sleeves
size Small
length from shoulder seam: 550mm
as new condition
Label Capture made in China
70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon
suitable for formal occasions
pair with Wedgewood Embroidered Top and Wedgewood Maxi Skirt

Click here to take part in the TradeMe auctions (starting next week). We recommend you click the "save the seller" button to receive email alerts on new listings.

 

Periwinkle Angora Jersey

This very feminine expression of a jersey is Narelle’s all-time favourite pullover. Dainty and cosy all at once, you can wear it for a semi-formal occasion or wear it every day, and on both occasions feel as good as you look.

In women’s fashion I see two undesirable situations which this jersey can solve. I see women at formal events such as outdoor weddings, in less than balmy weather, chilled, shivering, wishing for an overcoat that matched their elegant outfit or longing for the event to be over so they can change into something warmer. I also see women who spend much of their time at home, in hardworking situations where dainty fabrics and dangling accessories just aren’t practical, longing for an occasion to wear something more feminine and pretty. If either of those sounds like you, then this outstanding wool/angora jersey could be what you need.

Extra Tips:
Avoid wearing pale angora fibres on top of dark colours, unless you enjoy the I-love-cats look. Best advice for this jersey: wear with light colours.
After laundering an angora garment, place in a plastic bag and stow in the freezer for a period. It will help prevent the fibres from shedding as much.



Periwinkle Angora Jersey details:
periwinkle blue knit jersey
size Medium
length from shoulder seam: 640mm
excellent condition
Label Second Generation, made in New Zealand
60% wool, 40% angora (natural fibres that give warmth without weight)
dropped shoulder, ribbed crew neck, cuffs, and hem
cables and diamonds design
suitable for some formal occasions
pair with Wedgewood Maxi Skirt

Similar styling ideas:
pastel sweater and maxi skirt
Cate Blanchett pale blue gown

Click here to take part in the TradeMe auctions (starting next week). We recommend you click the "save the seller" button to receive email alerts on new listings.

Fashion Fundraiser: Modest Clothing Bonanza

 

We're excited to announce that Boutique Narelle, creator of the innovative Modesty Mall, is hosting a fashion fundraiser featuring a large portion of Narelle’s own closet collection. Yes, she’s selling over 50 garments from brand new to quality favourites.

We believe Boutique Narelle needs a website upgrade because you, the modest women of the world, deserve easier access to tools that can help you live modestly, love femininity, and lead your heart toward true beauty.

Here’s how you can help make that happen.

1.  SHOP Narelle on TradeMe here. Garment sizes range from 8 to 12, unless further clothing donations received; shipping New Zealand only, unless by special arrangement.
2.  SELL any good quality clothes you no longer wear, and donate the sale price to BN. Contact Narelle if you trade online and have pictures/shop links you’d like to share.
3.  DONATE (see tip jar on sidebar =)
4.  SHARE with your friends the Facebook Event here, or Pinterest Board here.

To view all posts in the series Fashion Fundraiser: Modest Clothing Bonanza, click here.
A selection of the garments to be auctioned at http://bit.ly/1kju9WI
Boutique Narelle is a beauty solutions platform with two-fold purpose. It is fashion journalism for women who want to be modest and beautiful. We seek to inspire radiant grace in each woman and confidence in her Designer-uniqueness, and provide solutions for her what-to-wear problems. As developer of the innovative international Modesty Mall tool, BN’s goal is also to strengthen the modesty industry by connecting consumers with modest beauty service providers, and to develop technology that makes it easier for women anywhere in the world to access suitable clothing, beauty, and inspirational resources and participate in community of like-minded women. www.boutiquenarelle.blogspot.com
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