Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Disney Couture Jewellery now in store at nola!

It's as if Tinkerbell herself had sprinkled a little bit of fairy dust over nola! We've just had a delivery of great pieces from Disney Couture, adored by all the Hollywood A listers and now available in little old nola. We've got some great hoopy Tinkerbell earrings, Magic Casle rings and pendants, Pumpkin Cinderella carriages, and lots more. It all comes in 18kt gold plate or silver plate. We're introducing it at our annual Christmas bash tomorrow nite (Thursday 3rd December). We think it's going to be a winner. Currently only available in store but we're trying to get it up on the web as soon as we can. Come and have a look! Rx

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wilbur & Gussie Edith clutch as seen in Grazia Fashion Charts

Oh, we are so clever. Our Wilbur and Gussie clutch bags are in this week's Grazia Fashion Charts. Priced at £135 they make a perfect gift to self.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Samantha Sung dress As Seen in Grazia at nola!

Hello nolans, just a quickie to remind you all how fashion forward nola truly is. This week Grazia have done a 50s story and lo and behold, our Samantha Sung Audrey dress is in there as a piece to wear when channelling your inner 50s primness. We've had these dresses in for a couple of months now as we KNEW there'd be a 50s revival in the offing! Only available in store, we've got it in a beautiful striking pink or autumnal purple. Priced at a super £250! If you're unable to visit us in Brighton, call us on 01273 911006 for more info. Or why not email us at

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Beautiful skull scarves by Erfurt

I'm not normally a girl that goes for skulls as I think they've been done to death but I've made an exception for these beautiful Erfurt skull scarves. They are amazing value for such high quality scarves. They are in grey and sage green. Priced at just £25, we're not expecting them to hang around for long. We've also got a couple of other styles in store too - vintage silk fabrics with tassles and beautiful square scarves with pom poms! Dress up your winter coat with these pretty lovelies. Rxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

See by Chloe 25% discount for Halloween

Boo! It's nearly Halloween and we all need some ultra glam clobber to keep the ghost, ghouls and Yvette Fielding away. What better than a super chic piece of See by Chloe? We are offering 25% discount off ALL AW09 See by Chloe until the end of October 09. Go to our website or pop in our Brighton store to see the beautiful See by Chloe range we have. Stock is limited so make sure you get there first! Rxx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

New Malene Birger Christmas collection now in store!

Ladies, just a super quick blog today as it's Saturday and (hopefully) it's a busy day in the shop. However, desperately needed to tell you about the jaw-dropping new pieces in from Malene Birger - PVC dresses, 50s inspired boucle jackets, floaty chiffon tops, ooh it's all too beautiful as The Small Faces used to say. I'm busy loading it all on the website so it should all be viewable in a couple of days. Have a cracking weekend. Rx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

LFW Exhibition

Dear LFW, please please please settle into one location and stop moving around. We had just got used to going to the Natural History Museum and then you drag us kicking and screaming to not one but TWO seperate venues in The Strand. What the eff are you playing at? The rabbit warren that is Somerset House is just not suitable to view collections if you are actually buying. We couldn't remember where anything was so in the end we gave up and will be contacting the designers direct. When push comes to shove, it's a trade fair and it needs to be accessible and easy to get round in a hurry. LFW consider yourself told. Rant ends.

Anyhoo, we picked up some stunning jewellery from Jacey Withers, hefty silver necklaces and bracelets with leopards and monkeys and foxes on them. Can't wait to get them in. Also picked up Disney Couture jewellery - cute as cute can be. Will be getting it in sometime in Nov so will blog more about it then.


Saturday, 19 September 2009

Elizabeth Lau knitwear makes us smile.

Whilst we here at nola love all things fierce and sharp, we also have a soft spot for the cutesy too.

We've just had a delivery from Elizabth Lau, the fashionistas favourite knitwear designer. Her AW09 collection is so so pretty and wearable. Cute jumper dresses that look amazing with flat boots or huge heels and some of the most adorable cardis on this planet. F.A.C.T.

We particularly love the rossette jumper dress "Natasha" priced at £200 and the sweet "Sugarplum" cardi priced at £150. Both are available on our website Don't forget we are offering FREE P&P during September. Because we're nice.

Off to Fashion Week on Monday to pick up some jewellery and have a looksee at what's going on in this crazy fashion world. Luella show here we come......x

Thursday, 3 September 2009

New Bloch lace up boots and shoes in store!

So, there I was, doing my paperwork like a good girl when Mr Delivery Man pops through the door with two curious boxes. " What can this be?" I ask myself, (expecting a boring paper bag delivery). I sign for the boxes with a flourish when I see the "Bloch" packing tape and push Mr Delivery Man out of the door. As much as I love the Bloch ballet flats that we stock, the lace up boots and black and white heeled shoes are a joy to behold. The boots are leather and patent and lace up the front, but, they fasten at the side with a zip. They are priced at a really reasonable £185. The shoes are made from the softest of leather and have patent leather toe cap, priced at £160. Both look absolutely stunning with leggings and big chunky cardigans, or as Grazia is saying, "coatigan". Now it's the difficult decision on which to buy for me........Rx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Beautiful Berman Bags make me go Bananas

Just had the Sara Berman bags delivered and oh, wow they are top banana! I don't know why I'm talking about bananas - perhaps it's cos I'm on a diet and I'm starving. Anyhoo, we've got the big old slouchy Marlow shoulder tote - with room for your lap top, the Isabella shoulder bag and the brilliantly huge Tamy giant clutches. They come in amazing soft leather with big hefty hardwear and signature leopard print fabric lining. I'm rocking the Marlow but am eyeing up the Tamy. You should too because these are THE bag of the season. God, I'm in love.


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Malene Birger Lopez jacket. Going.........going....


We're getting new stock in thick and fast now and it's flying out. We've got some beautiful Malene Birger pieces in, the most popular is the truly stunning Lopez jacket. All drapey at the front and cut high at the back, it is an ultra feminine version of the military coats that do the rounds every Autumn/Winter. We are wearing ours with super skinny jeans and fierce ankle boots. Priced at £230 it's a good investment for winter. Rxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

New Bloch Ballet shoes now in store!

There's gonna be a stampede! Yep, the cappuccino Bloch luxury ballet flats have landed. Oh they are too good to be true. Our last batch of shoes sold out within days and we've only got a limited stock of these babies so get 'em whilst you can - £95. We've also got some amazing (faux) snakeskin pointy flats in from Bloch - they have the usual suede inner and have a beautiful patent leather trim. They are adorning my feets as we speak. £195. Hurry on down - they won't be here for long.

Oh, and the sale will be drawing to a close very soon - loads of bargains to be had so pop into our Gardner St store when you are next in Brighton.

See you soon. Rxxx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Paul and Joe Beaute - now in store at nola

Oh oh oh. Be still my beating heart. The Paul and Joe make up and fragrances have arrived. We've got a wide range of nail varnishes, lip glosses, cosmetic bags and bronzers in store. I ended up looking like Aunt Sally yesterday after I tried eveything on...........And the packaging, oh the packaging is to die for. Excellent for self gifting..............I've spend all my lunch money on it. x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Union Jack shoes - let your feets do the walking!

The crazy delivery man from DHS arrived yesterday bearing gift of great tidings and joy! The Jackson Twins Union Jack shoes had arrived at last. Hallelujah! Made in Spain from the softest of leather they are just gorgeous. And they have The Jacksons trademark pink leather sole. Yum yum. Priced at £150.
My feets haven't stopped dancing....................


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

See by Chloe Best in Show rosette tee shirt

Hello there, what a glorious day! Well it's tee shirt weather now and we all need a little pick me up. At nola we have the cute See by Chloe Best in Show Rosette which is in today's Grazia as one of their "Happy Tee's". And we have to say it always brings a smile to our face. Priced at £80, it's a real winner. We've got loads of tees in at the moment from Luella, See by Chloe, Dandystar and American Vintage so pop along and have a little look see. Or call us on 01273 911006 if there is anything you've got your eye on! See you soon. Rxxxx

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The Jackson Twins - Bonnie shoes now in store!

Hello lovely nolans, the sun is out, the sky is blue, and I want a new shoe! Well I found it - the beautiful suede Bonnie sandal from The Jackson Twins are now in store. We've got the emerald green and the bright orange. Priced at £130, you could treat yourselves to a pair of each!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Canvas alphabet bags a go-go!

Well, the Easter weekend will soon be upon us - where did the last 12 months go? It's all a blur of fine wine and handbags. For those of you visiting Brighton, please pop in and say hello. We've got some truly amazing pieces in store at the moment. Our best seller tux dress by Berman Black has just come in again, but we've only managed to bag a couple of them, so first come first served! We've also got some lovely dresses in from S Sung New York and some very pretty shoes from CCDK. And, another Brighton favourite, the alphabet bags are a great "self - gift" at only £15 for a high quality canvas bag. great to carry all your Brighton rock home in!

Hope to see you soon. Rxx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Bloch luxury ballet flats and Joe's Cigarette jeans now in store!

Oh lordy, oh my my. We here at nola HQ are all of a flutter and a dither. Not only have the truly stunning Bloch ballet flats arrived but so have the gobsmackingly fantastic Joe's Cigarette jeans! We just don't know what to do with ourselves. Well actually we do. We've bagged ourselves a pair of hot pink ballet flats and a pair of the Joe's Cigarette jeans in the Ashley wash. Nom Nom. The Bloch flats are in two tone patent leather - with a suede inner - so comfortable and super stylish at the same time! They cost £90 so they are cheaper than similar styles in Repetto or Pretty Ballerina. The Joe's jeans are ankle length (not for me - being a measly 28" inside leg!) and have a Liberty print inner waistband and five pockets. Oh, don't you just love love love summer!!!!!


Thursday, 19 March 2009

Alex Monroe hummingbird and bumblebee necklaces now back in store!

Hiya, just a quick post to let you all know that the ever popular Alex Monroe bumblebee and humming bird neckalces are back in stock. As usual we have them in the 22ct gold plate. They don't hang around for long so please visit our website to order yours.


Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Berman Black now in store. And it's delish!!!!

Hi y'all. Sorry for the delay in posting. We've only just caught our breath from the BIG NOLA MOVE!! Phew, we were all cream crackered. We did it though and we are now in our groovy new location in the heart of the North Laine at 42 Gardner Street Brighton. Our new telephone number is 01273 911006. We're in the middle of getting our website updated but please, if there is anything that you want from our designers, give us a call and we'll do our best to find it for you.

Anyhoo, we've just had a large delivery of Berman Black - it's stunning - lots of tea dresses and pretty tops and we've also got a stunning trench coat that is ideal for this time of the season. we've also had a delivery of lovely wedge shoes from the Jacksons, tons more Malene Birger, Inwear and CCDK. We've also got a lot of Luella left - again please give us a call to check what we have. As a heads up, we have been given exclusivity on the Paul and Joe Beaute range in Brighton. We are so excited to be stocking it. We'll let you know when it's in.

Going for my first beach drink of the year after work tonite. We'll the sun is out and it would be rude not to!


Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Groovy St Valentines day gift idea

Wow, we love love love these groovy love mugs. We've got them in store just in time for St Vals day. They are good sturdy British made creamware holding 1/2 a pint of scrummy tea or coffee or even Baileys if you're that way inclined. We've got multi coloured ones or these amazing gold and platinum ones (yes they are really gold and platinum!!!). They cost £16 and come in a pretty presentation box.

Think I know what I'm getting Steve......................x

Saturday, 7 February 2009

See by Chloe Jardin dress, Luella Lewis cardi and Betty top now in store.

Hello lovely nolans. Hope you are all enjoying the snow. We are, but we're enjoying getting in the new collections for S/S 09. Lordy, there's some amazing pieces arriving every day. We'll soon have lots of new pieces loaded onto the web but in the meantime we're only a phone call away! We've had a huge delivery of Luella pieces - fabulous cashmere and the truly stunning floral Harrison dress. We've also got the brilliant See by Chloe Jardin dress in store - it's selling fast so please give us a call if you need one - and we've also got the very special See by Chloe "Little Garden" top. And lots of new pieces from Malene Birger, Inwear and CCDK. It's going to be a very good summer!

Oh, don't forget, we'll be moving location soon - watch this space for updates.


Monday, 19 January 2009

Welcome to the world baby Poppy!

Just a very short blog to welcome Poppy Isabella to the big wide world. Congratulations to mum and dad Vicky and Tim and huge hugs to sparkly new grandparents, Brenda and John.

PS Brenda the tops looked amazing on! xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Malene Birger Aulii bags, Annise dresses, Orchy tops, Essery dresses in store now!!

Hello there,
A gloriously happy new year to you all. Never mind the weather - we're getting lots and lots of new stock in from Malene Birger to brighten up your day - the beautiful silk Ansley dress, silk Orchy top, silk Annise dress and amazing Aulii patent leather bags. The bags have stunning buckles on them - only 400 were made for the whole wide world - how exclusive! We're also getting in great pieces from CCDK and Inwear. We've also got the Chelsea super slim Joe's Jeans in a vintage wash with fabulous pocket detail. They are retailing at £150. Yet another nola bargain! We've not managed to upload them onto our web yet but please call us on 01273 726555 if you need any more information. The web should be restocked in a couple of weeks.

Don't forget we're on the move soon. More details to follow as soon as we have the paperwork in order. It's going to be a very exciting 2009 for nola indeed. xx