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We heart trapeze totes! Here are seven of our favourites…

Trapeze bags have taken over the recent catwalks, and as a result, will be taking over the sidewalks too. Or, er, pavements – but that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Nevertheless, trapeze bags are all the rage right now, and if you want to give the trend a go – and do it right – then we have seven seriously seductive designer bags to tempt you with. It’s nearly Christmas, you’re allowed to treat yourself. 1. Make this two-tone Kate Spade leather beauty your essential companion this autumn/winter season, and leave everyone gazing at you in awe. Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau leather tote, £410 2. If you want to get on board the trapeze tote trend by investing in a designer bag without spending all your rent money, this Marc by Marc Jacobs offering is the perfect compromise. Marc by Marc Jacobs leather trapeze tote, £470 3. Unleash your inner rock chick with this chic and subtle nod to the punk rock trend with this studded trapeze tote. Valentino rockstud small trapeze tote, £1,205 4. Chic, understated and extremely lust-worthy – not to mention large enough for all your daily essentials – and then some! Lanvin Trilogy large textured leather tote, £1,400 5. Good things come in small packages – and that couldn’t be more true as far as this mini leather trapeze bag is concerned. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini leather trapeze bag, £625 6. Dark, sultry and so, so seductive, this Jil Sander trapeze tote is devilishly delicious, and it shouldn’t take much to tempt you to splash your cash on it this Christmas. Jil Sander Pasini leather trapeze tote, £1,360 7. Quintessential British fashion at its finest; this Burberry Prorsum patent leather tote is what dreams are made of. The epitome of […]

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Lulu Guinness launches new City Totes

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 What do Lauren Laverne, Jo Wood and Sophie Ellis-Bextor all have in common? They’ve all been spotted sporting Lulu Guinness’ new City Totes, that’s what. The City Totes offer nine different styles, six of which feature Lulu’s iconic signature prints on the front including the lips and cameo. The other 3 totes are available in patent red, black and silver.

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8 Accessories Every Strong, Independent Woman Should Own

Last Updated on 14th July 2021 As you get older, you gain sartorial experience and know what works for your style. You no longer wish to compromise on quality or versatility, and you understand that having one very well-made object is worth five items that may be trendy but aren’t of as high a quality. By the time a woman has hit her stride, she has a pretty good sense of her style. And, hopefully, she has a few high-quality accessories that can take her to the opera for a night or dinner with her girlfriends. If you’re building your wardrobe and want to express your bold personality, here are eight accessories for strong women, from high-end women’s watches to stylish bags.  1. A Stylish Hat A hat is an integral accessory that is beautiful and useful to keep the sun off your face and protect your skin against photodamage. The type of hat you choose is dependent on your sense of style and your face shape. For form and function, look for fedoras that give your ensemble a retro, 90s vibe, or opt for a broad-brimmed Panama hat in felt to add texture and depth to your outfit. Cashmere or Merino wool knit beanies are luxe options for the cooler months, and a newsboy’s cap gives just the right measure of insouciance to an otherwise basic outfit. 2. Quality Belts Another accessory that instantly ties together an outfit and gives some shape to even the most voluminous clothes is a good belt. Belts aren’t just for holding up your pants. A black, obi-style wide belt with a big buckle looks great with summer frocks and helps transition into cooler seasons. A skinny belt can nip-in at the waist to transform a shapeless outfit and give you enviable curves. If […]

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The Top Luxury Fashion Deals On The Internet Right Now

Last Updated on 6th September 2020 Online is where it’s at right now. Millions of people are stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, so what else is there to do but shop online for whatever our hearts desire?  Luckily, there are some great deals to be had. Online sellers are facing stiff competition, and many are slashing their prices to attract new customers. Even luxury brands – which typically turn their noses up at price wars because a high price-point is all part of their allure – are joining in. If you are a savvy shopper, you can find some amazing bargains online. Whether you want a new designer handbag or a designer watch for your partner, we have some great ideas to tempt you. Read on for a quick glimpse at some of the best deals to be had right now.  Gucci Gucci has long been at the top of the tree when it comes to designer fashion and accessories, but this is a hugely competitive market these days, and Gucci is struggling to stay ahead of the pack. As a result, it’s pretty easy to pick up discounted Gucci products. Look out for iconic Gucci clutches and designer sunglasses, to make the most of what’s left of the summer sunshine. Gucci sneakers are also a good buy, but you need to be fast to score the best deals.  Rolex When it comes to watches, Rolex is the name to watch out for. The Swiss Luxury watch company has a reputation for producing the most expensive watches in the world, which is why they are much sought after by discerning buyers. Look out for the Oyster Perpetual and the DateJust Gold for women, or the Submariner Date and Daytona for men. CHRONEXT has some great deals on […]

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33 New Season Bags We’re Utterly Obsessed With

Last Updated on 21st March 2020 Chances are you’ve built up a nice selection of timeless bags to see you from season to season. But, there’s no harm in an update right? From oversized to playful cross-body bags, there are no rules when it comes to yummy arm-candy this spring & summer. Whether you choose to play it safe with a classic tan beauty, or opt for brighter hues, the choice is yours. However, while we do love a bit of colour, it’s worth noting that more traditional black bags are experiencing a resurgence. Straw totes are still as popular as ever and expect to see lots of belt bags, as seen on the runway at numerous SS19 shows including Burberry, Givenchy and Fendi. Here we’ve selected our favourite new season bags, from workwear to off-duty and investment pieces. So grab a cuppa, get cosy and enjoy! Off-duty bags that won’t break the bank Guaranteed not to cause a huge dent in your wallet, look to cute totes and playful clutches to compliment your weekend outfit. Workwear Bags From purse-friendly options at Mango, to classic must-haves from Ralph Lauren, ensure your chosen bag is versatile enough to take you from am to pm. Investment Bags  Well worth the price tag the purchase of an investment bag shouldn’t be taken lightly. Resist impulse buys, instead consider your options and make an informed decision.

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18 Summer Bags You Need On Your Style Radar

Last Updated on 8th May 2018 With summer on it’s way there’s always a desire for new arm-candy. Top of our list? Cult favourite, the ‘Ark’ clutch by Cult Gaia. We’re also crushing on their bamboo tote dubbed ‘Lilleth’. Straw totes are pretty hot this season…and we’re a tad obsessed with this cute pom pom tote by Kayu. Not only is it super cute for any casual weekend look but it makes a great beach bag too. Vibrant bags are always fab when in need of brightening up an outfit, especially during the hotter months. Look to Tom Ford’s head-turning pink T medium textured-leather tote or Victoria Beckham’s Postino leather shoulder bag in purple for a colourful addition to your wardrobe. For more stylish options check out our edit of the best summer bags. [show_boutique_widget id=”707099″] Image

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10 must-haves under £150

Last Updated on 10th September 2014 Sitting outside, strawberries in one hand and iced green tea in the other, while the sunshine beams down all around me, you can’t miss the gorgeous weather: Summer is definitely here. The (very unfamiliar yet very welcome) British sunshine has been out in full force. With these must have pieces you can make sure you don’t spend all your hard earned cash straight away, but still treat yourself and make sure you keep your style as cool as ever. 1. Gold-Plated Necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane – £75 This gorgeous necklace can be a statement accessory to accompany a casual daytime outfit, compliment a richly coloured evening outfit or alternatively complete your look with your favourite LBD and some gold earrings (see up and coming brand Kevia’s beautiful range for some inspiration – even better, their range is all environmentally sustainable, using 100% recycled materials but still producing incredible results). This piece is perfect for the natural and exotic themes springing up in summer collections (exhibited by no.10 of our list). 2. Leslie Snake Wedge Sandals by Tory Burch – £146 Previously priced £325 (thank God for season sales) these wedge sandals are decorated with a gorgeous snake print and an almond coloured wedge, perfect for staying glamorous on the beach while sipping a skinny Mojito and soaking up the summer sun. I personally think snake print creates the perfect balance out of all of the animal prints. It’s subtle and sophisticated, yet you can still easily make a statement out of it. Snake prints always creates the perfect clutch, Tory works her magic there too in her Clara Wristlet Clutch Bag from one of her past collections.) 3. Baron Von Fancy Tote by Juicy Couture– £88 Witty and practical, not only does this […]

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Spotlight on…Saako

Last Updated on 14th January 2015 Born from the idea of wanting to change the world through the philosophy of ‘reusing,’ graphic designers Inés Brito and Joana Gouveia set up Saako. Calling Barcelona home; the designers channelled their creative abilities into creating affordable and ultra-beautiful accessories from the famous ribbed jersey fabric of their native Portugal. From the richly-hued scarf-like necklaces to the beautifully detailed totes, each piece is handmade from recycled fabrics, by local women long familiar with the proud traditions of Portuguese and Spanish textiles. Dubbed ‘A Walk in Paradise,’ the spring/summer 2014 collection is a pretty sight for sore eyes. Inspired by travels to exotic, far-flung destinations, expect lots of rich tones, tropical island prints and embellishments aplenty. Need to get your hands on the latest collection? Saako is available online, at Fenwick stores in the UK and the MOMA in New York City, as well as Urban Outfitters stores across continental USA. Check out our top picks from the spring/summer 2014 collection below: 1. Chained scarf, $52: This 2-in-1 accessory is the ideal way to lift a simple, off-duty look. The rich tones and pretty chain detail make it the perfect gift idea, too. 2. Fringed tote, $79: Looking for a bag to take with you to the beach? This tote is guaranteed to become your go-to, thanks to the super on-trend fringing and summer-perfect palette. 3. Printed scarf, $98:  Pep up your daytime outfit with a splash of colour; there are a multitude of ways you can style this printed number. 4. Friendship bracelet, $16: A girl can never have enough bracelets, and we’re particularly diggin’ the bright colours of this one!

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2 ways to wear Topshop’s scoop back maxi dress

Last Updated on 30th April 2014 If you’re bored of the jeans, leggings, and tights and want to wear something bright, feminine and flirty but are disheartened by the weather, then we have  the ultimate solution for you: a bold maxi dress! Maxi dresses come in lots of different styles, prints, and colours, and this Topshop scoop back maxi dress ticks all of our boxes. Bright enough to make an attention-grabbing statement, but plain enough to be super-versatile, meaning there are hundreds of different ways to style and accessorise around it. Here are two ways to wear it: Option 1 Pedro Gacia Tina disco wedges, £346.97 || River Island black leather biker jacket, £100 || Givenchy Vintage logo pendant necklace, £129.76 || Mulberry Willow calf leather tote, £1350 Option 2 Topshop pyramid detail choker, £16.50 || Miss Selfridge acid wash cropped denim jacket, £39 || L.K Bennett gladiator sandals, £135 || Dries van Noten belt, £185 || Sophie Hulme soft buckle tote, £585

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Get Lindsay Lohan’s The Tonight Show look

Last Updated on 17th March 2014 Lindsay Lohan’s antics might not always be something we want to emulate, but the actress does have a pretty impressive wardrobe that we can’t help but last after from time to time. We adored the outfit she wore as she was leaving The Tonight Show in New York – top to toe, it was pretty perfect. We’d love to recreate LiLo’s look, especially now the weather is starting to brighten up and white jeans are slowly but surely becoming more sartorially acceptable again. Here’s how to get Lindsay’s look: Talia v-neck jumper, £294.99, Rag & Bone available at Jules B Ebury soft large bag, £995, Anya Hindmarch available at Monnier Freres Super slim fit white jeans, £39.99, Mango available at House of Fraser Poppy pumps, £319.05, Isabel Marant available at Far Fetch

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2 ways to wear Burberry Brit skinny white jeans

Last Updated on 7th January 2014 Much like the white stiletto and double denim, white jeans are a bit of a marmite trend. However, we think they just might be the answer to some of our sartorial woes this upcoming spring/summer season, mainly because there are countless ways to style them. And who doesn’t love a versatile wardrobe piece? Although they can be worn to the cocktail bar or club with ease and effortlessness, we’ve provided you with two casual and chic ways to style yours should you wish to get in on the trend. And what better jeans to kickstart your love affair with than these gorgeous Burberry Brit white Westbourne skinny jeans?  Option 1 – Casual  Red Herring crystal and pearl gold bangle pack, £12 £4.80 || River Island navy stripe v neck oversized jumper, £25 || Jimmy Choo Farrah bag, £1,195 || Next square toe ballerinas, £25 Option 2 – Chic Vivienne Westwood ecstasy blouse, £138 || Estee Lauder pure colour long lasting lipstick, £20 || Saint Laurent Jane ankle strap leather sandals, £512.07

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Michael Kors Miranda tote: Yay or Nay?

One way or another, we’re always declaring our undying love for tote bags, and this week is no different! Sneaking onto our accessory radar is the Michael Kors Miranda Tote: a deal-sealing concoction of sumptuous leather, fur and roomy insides! The ideal bag for the working or weekend woman; a tote bag promises to hold your life (and a whole lot more), but this Michael Kors one just promises to do it extremely stylishly. Featuring a suede interior, expandable sides for extra carrying space and a far-from-boring tie fastening closure, we’re a little bit (OK, a lot) in love. Bowled over by the bag? Nose-diving in with your credit card? Yes, we get the sentiment behind your impatience to hit ‘add to bag’, but just take a long, deep breath, and check out our reasons below for rationalising (read: justifying) the addition of the Miranda tote to your brimming bag collection:  Yay Practical: Did we mention this tote’s capacity credentials? You’ll be able to carry everything in it, we promise. Bar the kitchen sink, of course. Trans-seasonal colour: The moody, go-with-everything midnight blue exterior makes the Miranda tote an ideal accessory for the current season – and many more to come. On-trend texture: Fur rules the runways this season, and this tote will put you right on track for being the trendiest tote tote-r in town. Now there’s a tongue twister to master. Nay Price: With a whopping £1,215 price tag, don’t expect your finances to look too pretty after snapping this beauty up! No shoulder strap: As practical as it in terms of space, the lack of a shoulder strap means you won’t have the luxury of slinging it over your shoulder when a day of city strolling proves too much. Not really weatherproof: Hmm, as much as we’re all for stocking our wardrobes with plush, textured delights, soggy fur doesn’t make […]

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This Season’s Must-Have Accessory: The Mini Pippa Grab

Last Updated on 23rd September 2014 Are you looking to purchase a new bag? Perhaps you need inspiration for your Christmas wish list? Look no further, the Mini Pippa Grab in tan is the need-right-now accessory this A/W ‘13. This small and sophisticated bag offers a classic look that will complete any outfit. Fed up of lugging around hefty totes and bulky over-the-shoulder satchels whilst shopping? The Mini Pippa Grab is compact yet large enough to hold all your essentials. With three zipped compartments, each lined with a luxurious jacquard fabric, the gorgeous Grab can stylishly and safely store your prized possessions, from your purse to your iPad Mini. Named after the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, the Pippa bags are iconic fashion statements that expertly champion British style. Pippa Middleton herself has been spotted on a number of occasions with a chic handbag from the collection. The up-to-the-minute socialite owns a variety of colours of the best-selling Pippa bag and it surely won’t be long before she snaps up a Mini Pippa Grab too! If you love the original Pippa Grab, you’ll adore the mini. This irresistible handbag is a timeless accessory; invest in the Mini Pippa Grab in tan and wear it from season to season. Sling it over your shoulder or carry it as a satchel, the design of this gorgeous bag means you can dress it up or down – it’s the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. Not only is the Mini Pippa Grab available in tan, it is also available in a superb selection of directional colour shades from classic black croc to smoke. Browse and buy an extensive range of luxury handbags and purses online at Modalu England.

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Steep vs. Cheap: Shearling tote

Last Updated on 30th June 2016 You probably own a pair of snug, snow-proof shearling boots. Even a trusty shearling jacket that you dust off once the annual chill sets in is a wardrobe staple. But have you ever owned a shearling tote? Probably not, which is why we’ve tracked down the hottest styles you’ll want to add to your bag collection right away. Stretching from high-end to high street, we’ve picked out two totes to suit both a generous and limited budget, and we’re pretty sure you’ll fall for their hold-me-now appeal! Coming in at the steep end this week; the Fendi 2Jours shearling tote is preying on our bank balances. Sitting pretty at an eye-popping £2,478, you can expect all the usual luxe trimmings. Enveloped in lamb shearling, this classic arm candy from Fendi comes with a detachable leather shoulder strap, and makes for a perfect everyday bag with a season-appropriate slant. If you’ve got the cash, we’d recommend splashing it on this keeper – you won’t regret it. But, if you’re budget doesn’t stretch to such extremes (unsurprisingly), fear not – we’ve tracked down an equally desirable shearling tote, minus the fashion fun depleting price tag! Look to Kate Middleton’s go-to brand, L.K.Bennett, to snap up the Vanessa shearling tote for a not-so-dangerous £495. All the fashion cred, without the financial drought; perfect. Will you splurge or save? Steep: Fendi 2Jours shearling tote, £2,478, available at My Theresa Cheap: Vanessa shearling zipped side tote bag, £495, availane at L.K.Bennett

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Lunchtime Buy: Mulberry emerald classic calf Suffolk bag

There’s never a bad time to invest in a Mulberry bag; they’re investment-worthy pieces for a reason! Today it’s all about the newest member of the Mulbs family though – The Suffolk. The Mulberry Suffolk bag takes inspiration from the iconic Bayswater – you know the one we mean, the one on the arm of every A-lister out there – and as a result features all those classic Mulberry style signatures we know and love so much, as well as a new vintage-inspired frame top to complement the structured shape. As part of the autumn/winter 2013 collection, the Suffolk is available in Black, Off White and Emerald Silky Classic Calf Leather, Ginger or Midnight Blue Shrunken Calf Leather, Pheasant Green Ostrich and Midnight Blue Printed Haircalf – phew – although the one you see above is definitely our favourite. Wear with all-black ensembles to make the bag really stand out, or weave complementary and clashing colours to really make a statement if you so choose. Mulberry emerald classic calf Suffolk bag, £1,550

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Get Jessie J’s colour popping Joseph look

Last Updated on 12th August 2013 Jessie J is undoubtedly one of the biggest trend-setting popstars of the moment, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that we are totally crushing on the colour-popping print-tastic look she showcased at the BBC Radio 2 studios last week. She embraced the sheer trend like a true pro, gave a nod to the summer by way of some bright cropped trousers and metallic shoes, and showcased Joseph’s first ever bag by toting it along with her. If Jessie J isn’t going to bring attention to your bag, we don’t know who else will! Here’s how you can recreate Jessie J’s memorable look: Zebra ponyskin tote, £550, Joseph available at Selfridges Black sheer blouse, £271.91, T by Alexander Wang available at Tessabit.com Pink cropped trousers, £375, Michael Kors available at Net a Porter Metallic leather high heel sandals, £194, available at J Crew

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3 laptops on our wishlist

Last Updated on 24th August 2013 [noskim] It isn’t just scrumptious shoes and trendy totes which we lust after, oh no. We know a good piece of technology when we see one, and know how important purchasing a good laptop is. After all, My Fashion Life wouldn’t be able to run without technology, right? So, if you’re in the market for a new notebook laptop, we’ve selected a few to make your search just that little bit easier. Take a look at our selection; all of these notebook laptops are great for when you’re travelling too, which we think is a bonus selling point! 1. – This HP ultrabook is ultra compact and lightweight which means it’s perfect for toting around with you on a daily basis. With Windows 8 and a dedicated Intel HD graphics card, this laptop is proof that good (and powerful) things come in small packages. We love the fact that it has an ultra-long battery life too; perfect for catching up on our favourite TV shows on our daily commute! Argos has a wide range of HP laptops, but this definitely stands out for all the right reasons. HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop -Red, £449.99 2. – This Satellite C855 Windows 8 laptop is for both gadget geeks and fashion freaks alike; not only does it boast extensive connectivity with its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HDMI port, but it looks purple pretty too. Best of both worlds, are we right? Toshiba C855 i5 8GB 1TB 15.6 Inch Windows 8 Laptop – Purple, £529.99 3. – Sleek, simple, and can we say sexy to describe a piece of technology? Well, we just did! The thing we love the most about this Asus Ultrabook is the fact that it switches on […]

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10 Essential pieces for your summer wardrobe

Last Updated on 25th June 2013 A new season or climatic tendency doesn’t have to mean reducing your bank balance to a massive red dot on that dreaded paper statement. In fact, it’s about incorporating those key pieces into your wardrobe that’ll politely nod to the season you find yourself in, without selling your fashion soul and un-friending the bank manager, so to speak. So, to make the summer months ahead a little easier, sartorially speaking, we’ve rounded up 10 essential pieces for your summer wardrobe. And no, we’re not talking beach babe gear, or how to work the Bey bikini (yes, you, H&M) on a scenic beach in the sweltering Bahamian heat, but rather a round up of trusty pieces that’ll ensure your summer wardrobe is comprehensively packed (not overflowing), and allows you to put your best style step forward. So, without further ado and detouring into beach cocktail and tanning territory, here’s our line-up of the summer staples you need to be snapping up right away! The Denim Dress Forget flippy dresses and reach for a denim option, that’ll become your staple summer go-to. Dress, £45, Topshop. The Summer Flat Pretty flats in a candy floss hue are perfect for Season Sun. We love the Chloe-esque feeling these high street beauties have! Pointy ballerinas, £22.99, Zara. The Dinky Bag Forgetting lugging big totes! All you need is space for essentials and a classic colour – like this cross-body! Rebecca Minkoff Mini Blake bag, £131.41, Shopbop. The Cover Up Avoid the evening chill in this summer-perfect, pastel biker. Pretty atop a dress or jeans. Jacket, £75, Oasis. The Summer Hat Summer isn’t complete without the obligatory hat. This one in black with seriously stylish monochrome detail will see you through nicely. Hat, £16, Asos. The Leather Short Pastel leather […]

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5 of the best handbags under £200

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Handbags are inarguably one of a girl’s biggest investment buys; from the Hermès Birkin to the Mulberry Del Rey, the designer shelves are bursting with iconic bags that it can be quite overwhelming deciding what to spend your hard earned money on. However, getting your hands (see what we did there?) on a gorgeous piece of arm candy doesn’t always have to cost the earth. Here are five handbags that will turn heads without breaking the bank: 1. – This bag is perfect for those of us who are a little bit indecisive as there are plenty of colours on here to mix things up. Plus, it’s also great for ladies who love to keep their look simple and monochromatic, as this bag will add a subtle amount of colour to an otherwise colour-lacking ensemble. Dorothy Perkins black and ivory panel slouch bag, £25 2. – This beautiful bag comes in both black and grey (two staple, hard-working colours) – it’s versatile enough to wear with practically anything, and big enough to fit all you daily essentials inside. A perfect colour for the warmer weather too! Jaeger grey Lola bag, £175 3. – Louis Vuitton and Gucci aren’t the only ones who do monogram well; DKNY’s monogrammed offerings are always well received, and this orange canvas tote is no exception. What a great pop of colour for the summer season too! DKNY monogrammed canvas tote, £194 4. – We all know that a black bag never goes out of fashion, so there’s no reason this Faith bag won’t remain a permanent fixture in your wardrobe season after season. The stud detailing gives a classic black bag a grungy, rock-chick edge! Faith black studded wing tote bag, £44 5. – if you’re after a handbag to get you into the summer spirit, then […]

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In the mood for the….wild wild west!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 We’ve decided to take some midweek inspiration from the Wild, Wild, West this afternoon; fringe, tassels, denim, patchwork and more check-print than you can shake a stick at – that’s what cowboy chic is all about! And with cute fringed bra tops (thank you, Topshop!), beautiful belts (yes Ralph Lauren we’re looking a you) and irresistible totes to tempt us, what’s not to love about these cowboy-inspired pieces? Take a look at some of our fave Western-inspired pieces currently available on the virtual and literal shelves: Fringe bralet, £12, available at Topshop Star motif cowboy boots, £805, Guiseppe Zanotti available at Far Fetch Mini shopper, £147, Anouk available at Amazon Cowboy hat, £190, Lisa Battaglia available at Boticca Distressed leather belt, £139, Ralph Lauren available at Style Bop Checked shirt, £21, Ellos available at La Redoute Denim shorts, £70, Hilfiger Denim available at Zalando

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Balenciaga Wave Frill Ankle Boots: Yay or Nay?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Balenciaga is a brand that sure knows how to start a shoe/accessory-induced frenzy. From the uber-desirable cut-out boots that every fashion body is sporting, to the perennially classic textured stud totes and the sport-meets-sexy sandals we just can’t get enough of. So when we laid eyes on this week’s Balenciaga beauty for Yay or Nay, we couldn’t stop our shoe hoarding selves from waxing lyrical about the Wave Frill Ankle Boots! A heel-tastic mash-up of hot pink flamenco-esque ruffles against a classic black peep-toe boot, the Wave Frill Ankle Boot is perfect for shoe lovers looking to inject some fun into their footwear collection. The sling-back heel strap and four inch stiletto heel brings a sexy sandal vibe, and the jolt of colour the frill detail delivers makes the Wave Frill Ankle Boot the ideal pick for a glam-but-fun finish to any ensemble. Pair with an off-duty outfit for an interesting edge, or wear with your favourite LBD and minimal accessories, as the Wave Frill Ankle Boot will naturally do all the look-at-me muscle work. But before you click these beauties home, check out the reasons for and against giving into your Balenciag-addiction! Yay 2-in-1 shoe: Is it a sandal, or is it a boot? The best thing about a shoe that falls into this category: you can wear it as many times, with as many look as you like! Hot with jeans, or a dress, is how heels should be! Classic colours: Black, for the classic end of the spectrum, and pink to add a grown up girly flash, you won’t have any trouble pepping up a muted ensemble with the Wave Frill Ankle Boot. Stand out from the crowd: After the cut-out boot frenzy, the ‘It’ boot has peaked, calling for a […]

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Mario Testino teams up with Net a Porter for capsule collection

Last Updated on 28th May 2013 Anna Wintour’s fave photographer Mario Testino has teamed up with Net a Porter to create an exclusive capsule collection, reportedly inspired by his recent Alta Moda exhibition. The Peruvian inspired collection, entitled Mario Testino for MATE, includes everything from silk kaftans, scarves, totes, clutch bags and more – all of which are covered in abstract prints found in his photographs. “We are huge fans of Mario’s photography and are delighted to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to wear his works of art,” said Holli Rogers, a spokesperson for Net a Porter. “The colour and detail in the Peruvian costumes are unbelievable and this has paved the way for a fun range of clothing, bags and jewellery.” We’ll say! 20% of the profits from the collection will be donated to MATE; you can shop the collection from next month so not long to wait to get your hands on a Mario Testino piece! What do you think of the sneak preview above? [Image]

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Valentino PVC Rockstud Shoulder Bag: Yay or Nay?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Deep from the deliciously luxe depths of atelier Valentino, the famed Rockstud is back in a more updated version for spring. Produced in a new season favourite PVC and leather mix, the Rockstud Shoulder Bag dips into the fashion world’s latest affection for all things transparent; from Christian Louboutin’s A-list favourite PVC cap-toe pumps to Charlotte Olympia’s covetable Perspex clutches, chic flash-fleshing is the trend du jour! So when we caught sight of the Rockstud Shoulder Bag in all its nude, tough-luxe, studded glory, and after already haven fallen crazily in love with this leather tote and divine pumps from the same collection, we couldn’t help but size it up for purchasing potential. Valentino wares don’t come in as the most cost-effective purchases in your wardrobe, but it’s a luxe affair, and one that’s sure to bash the bank balance. So, to make the decision easier, we’ve put the Rockstud Shoulder Bag under this week’s Yay or Nay spotlight, and here are reasons for and against indulging in this Italian stallion: YAY 2-in-1 Bag: The removable chain link shoulder strap and Rockstud-adorned front handle instantly transforms this bag into the perfect evening clutch, and we’re suckers for a 2-for-1 fashion situation! Flattering colourway: The soft nude powder leather trim, accented by the gold-tone hardware is sure to sit right with just about every colour in your wardrobe; it’s a chic intervention. Perfect mix of feminine and fierce: Mastering the tough-sweet mix, this bag is ideal for fashion lovers preferring the rebellious side of style. NAY Price: An eye-watering £ 1,130. Yes, we know that painful, defeated-by-the-overused-overdraft look on your face. Transparent: Well, we know the PVC trend is all the rage right now, but do you really want the contents of your bag in full […]

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The most iconic handbags revealed

Last Updated on 24th March 2013 [noskim] A handbag will make or break your outfit so it’s important to find one that goes with different outfits and looks up to the minute, yet timeless. The Radley handbags will make you look effortlessly stylish and will go with any look you’re aiming for. In their SS13 collection, the British brand proved they lived up to this standard and released some of the best handbags of the year so far! The ambassador and face of Radley, English model Laura Bailey who is known for her Vogue, L’Oreal and Marks & Spencer campaigns, says she likes her handbags to look “timeless chic with a bit of an edge” while also being “practical and stylish.” It doesn’t come as a surprise she chose to continue working with Radley because their collection has, once again, proved to be one of the best lines of iconic handbags this year, ticking all of Bailey’s boxes. Radley are celebrated for their extravagant soft leather bags. So whether you’re looking for shoulder bags, small purses and wallets, work bags or totes, they’ve all got the wow factor! We’ve listed some of their bags that we absolutely love. 1. Radley totes Tote bags are perfectly suited for a short trip. If you’re going to the movies or the beach and taking essentials such as food, drinks or cosmetics that you want to be able to access quickly, it’s useful to have a large and open bag with you. Radley sells gorgeous tote bags in black, grenadine, pink and various patterns. Our personal favourite is the Radley Chiltern Large Tote Handbag in a korma shade! 2. Radley workbags The Radley workbags are especially pretty. If you need a bag to store quite a few of your belongings in, whether for university […]

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Steep vs. Cheap: Bright leather tote

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Much like the classic trench coat, or a durable black boot, the leather tote has acquired wardrobe staple status. Offering a roomy interior paired with a versatile shape, it’s a must in every style maven’s wardrobe. Given its cool credentials, it’s safe to say you’ll be making good use of your leather tote, so snapping up a low quality one may not be the best choice for your pocket or style cred. But see, when a stylish accessory beckons, and your budget can’t stretch to the extremes that an enviable designer version demands, going for an equally stylish yet pocket-friendly option is your best bet. Competing for your cash this week are two lusciously coloured totes sitting pretty at either end of the price spectrum. At the steep end is the Prisma tote from the cool kid of NYC, Alexander Wang. In a delicious shade of tang, complete with a luxe croco-embossed leather trimming, this leather and suede bag is an attention-grabbing addition to any simple off-duty ensemble. But with a fashion fund emptying price tag of £673, does this tote get your vote? On a similarly stylish footing, but with a pocket-pleasing price tag is the leather tote from Zara. This high-end high-street saviour (y’know, famed for those hush-hush purchases that scream Céline, but aren’t) will put a tote in your hands for a mere £89.99 – not such a painful deficit when you compare it to the Prisma, right? Are you sold? Steep: Alexander Wang Prisma tote, £673, available at My Theresa Cheap: Leather shopper, £89.99 available at Zara

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Christopher Kane Baby Frankenstein Embossed Leather Bag: Yay or Nay?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Casting quite the spell with yet another stunning collection for autumn/winter 2013/14, Christopher Kane is once again on our Yay or Nay radar. This time, the Baby Frankenstein bag takes centre stage, as we ponder over the pros and cons of getting our handbag hungry mitts on this avant garde beauty. We call it this because, just like the character it’s named after (the bolt top handle is a big giveaway) this bag made us look twice. ‘Ugly’ in an intriguing way (if that makes sense!), the Baby Frankenstein is a mash-up of Kane’s alternative vision; combining wearability with superior design credentials, this clutch-tote mash-up will effortlessly serve as a conversation starter. In this season’s most desirable hue, white, the floral embossed-leather bag has a button fastened front flap and an optional clear-plastic large bolt top-handle. Here are our reasons for and against investing in the Baby Frankenstein: Yay On trend: The spring 2013 runways called for a whitewash, and the Baby Frankenstein takes this colour trend on board perfectly. A bag is an easy way to tap into a trend without outfit overkill. 2-for-1 bag: The detachable bolt top-handle allows this bag to become an evening-perfect clutch and a day appropriate tote, all at once. So, the hefty fee you pay allows the Baby Frankenstein to fall into the buy one, get one free territory. Savvy shopping or what! Directional-yet-pretty: Perfectly embodying Kane’s style aesthetic, the Baby Frankenstein effortlessly marries everyday use with surprising detail. The floral embossed detail is feminine, yet the clear plastic handle brings out the bag’s (and the Kane woman’s) second style personality. Nay Price: Erm, a clutch-sized double bag for £1,500? Is that our bank balance we can hear wailing in deep agony? Stain easily: As much as […]

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7 Must-have statement clutches under £50!

Last Updated on 29th January 2013 Statement clutches aren’t really the preserve of evening wear anymore. Fashionable folk amongst us will know that a loud clutch is really all a sombre outfit needs, and if you don’t like shoulder bags or totes, and don’t carry anything larger than your iPhone and fave Chanel lipstick, a clutch is the perfect accessory partner. So, to amp up your arm candy credentials, we’ve tracked down seven of the hottest clutches that all bring their A-game, but with a price tag deserving of an A*. Whether heavy-duty studding excites you, or a delicately beaded clutch is more your thing, or if practical shoulder straps attract you and a box clutch feels ultra-modern, not to mention enviably chic, then shop our selection of pocket-friendly statement clutches that are perfect for the accessory aficionado on a shoestring budget. Remember: the louder the clutch, the more toned down the outfit to go with it. And if you’re a minimalist, then a glam-dripping clutch is, well, justified. 1. Clasp detail black clutch, £22, available at Miss Selfridge 2. Stingray and stud box bag, £35, available at Topshop 3. Victoria Delef clutch, £25, available at Zalando 4. River Island box clutch bag, £30, available at Asos 5. Carys Spike Knuckle Box Clutch, £30, available at boohoo 6. Cream bead embellished box clutch, £24.99, available at New Look 7.Lilly of Sweden Glamour clutch, £49.95, available at Nelly

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Get Amanda Seyfried’s Hollywood Walk of Fame look

Last Updated on 17th December 2012 Welcome to the luxury edition of our popular Get the Look feature. We thought Amanda Seyfried absolutely killed it on the red carpet as she and Les Miserables co-star Anne Hathaway helped Hugh Jackman celebrate his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Amanda looked warm, cosy and totally luscious in her cream trench coat with chic red piping, which she teamed with a stunning black Alexander Mcqueen bag and matching shoes and tights. It was just the right amount of glamour to show that she made an effort for the special occasion without looking like she was trying to upstage Mr Jackman. This is a wonderful look to try and emulate in the British winter weather. And even though there are plenty of similar trench coats and black totes knocking about, it’s nice to indulge in the originals every now and again right? Especially now it’s Christmas. A gift from you to you! Piped trench coat, £970, Burberry available at Stylebop.com Black medium heroine tote, £1525, available at Alexander McQueen

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Rodarte collaborates with Starbucks for Christmas collection

Last Updated on 15th October 2012 Fashion and coffee – two of our favourite things – have decided to join forces and team up for what we predict will be an epic collaboration! Rodarte will work with Starbucks for a collection of mugs, totes, cup sleeves and gift cards that will be conveniently available to snap up just in time for Christmas! “Our clothing is specialised and when we are thinking of Rodarte, we choose things that say who we are as designers, but we’re not limited to that,” Rodarte’s Laura Mulleavy told Business Week. “We like the idea of collaborations and putting our thought process somewhere else.” As do we. The full range of products will be available at selected Starbucks stores and the official website from November 13th. Do you love this collab as much as we do? [Vogue]

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Spotlight on…Knomo

Last Updated on 14th January 2015 With exactly one month left today until London Fashion Week (the best of the four – we know we’re biased!) kicks off, we bet the pre-fash week wardrobe panic is beginning to set in! But while compiling your award-winning, front row worthy wardrobe; don’t forget to pack a punch with a head-turning accessory-drobe! After falling in love with the Aspinal Classic lizard print travel wallet – we’re suckers for style and sensibility all wrapped up in one! – allow us to introduce hip accessories, or rather ‘tech-cessories’ brand, Knomo. Established in 2004 and already sold in 28 countries around the world, Knomo (made up of ‘knowledge + mobility’, geddit?) offer travel bags, laptop cases and accessories that perfectly marry style with utility to create products you’d want to be seen carrying. With the modern fashionista having to tackle not just her 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 minute clutch, but countless mobile devices, and chandelier earrings that demand so much attention it’s difficult to focus on walking carefully in her super-high Charlotte Olympia heels, the last thing she needs is an unsightly holdall to help make life easier! Enter Knomo’s deliciously useful designs, which boast  several little compartments and pockets for safe storage, a unique ‘If lost’ ID number that helps reunite you with your Knomo  should you lose it, and the brand even work with Apple to develop products suited to the ever-changing iPad, Mac Book, iPhone and iPod models. Clever! Quilted shoulder bags, textured-leather totes with nifty laptop and iPad storage compartments; backpacks, travel bags, and clever (and super-pretty) ‘tech-cessories’, including an iPhone wristlet and luxe cow-hide and leather Kindle sleeves all offer an accessory-drobe to rival your fellow gadget-wielding FROW-ers! The perfect combination of brains and good looks? We thought so, too! Shop […]

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Would you pay nearly $300 for a brown paper bag?

Last Updated on 30th July 2012 We do see some of the most unexplainable and unaffordable pieces hit the catwalks and shelves every now and again – and Jil Sander has given us something new to ponder over… Remember those brown paper bags you always see kids and teenagers carry their school lunch in on your favourite American TV shows? Well, Jil Sander has essentially created a brown coated paper bag (with the teeny tiny Jil Sander logo positioned rather subtly at the bottom) and is putting a $290 price tag on it. Fair – or just a little bit crazy? Do you think this is an extension of those ever-popular Bloomingdale’s ‘Little Brown Bag’ totes? Or even a follow-up to those plastic shoppers from Jil Sander a few seasons back? Would you shell out almost $300 for a brown paper bag? So many questions – we want your opinions! [Coco Perez] [Image]

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5 shoulder bags we’d gladly swap our rent cheques for!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Sorry landlords, there are far more important things in life than getting a rent cheque in on time. Forgive us, but it’s no contest when it comes to our dedication to arm candy. There are hundreds (believe us, we’ve counted) of bags out there that have the power to make us salivate, from clutches to totes to all else inbetween, but we found that our particular weakness lately lies in shoulder bags. Here’s a list of 5 shoulder bags that are really testing our willpower right now. Apologies if you aren’t as strong-willed as us and end up splurging… Bottega Veneta Duo intrecciato leather shoulder bag Duo intrecciato leather shoulder bag, £1,655, Bottega Veneta available at Net a Porter Marc Jacobs Violet leather shoulder bag with snakeskin closure  Violet leather shoulder bag with snakeskin closure, £1,120,  Marc Jacobs available at My Theresa Miu Miu Nappa leather shoulder bag  Nappa leather shoulder bag, £695, Miu Miu available at Net a Porter Chloe Paraty leather shoulder bag Paraty leather shoulder bag, £1,145, Chloe available at My Theresa Lanvin Mini Pop studded leather shoulder bag Mini Pop studded leather shoulder bag, £915, Lanvin available at Net a Porter

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Rachel Zoe is a fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s $17,000 fur bag (PETA however, is not)

Last Updated on 28th June 2012 A few days ago, the blogosphere blew up when it emerged that Jessica Biel used her $39,000 The Row backpack as a casual beach bag. Of all the places you don’t wanna get sand, that piece of back candy should always be top of the list! However, now it looks like another backpack from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s award-winning clothing line has got people talking. Celeb stylist Rachel Zoe took to her website to rave about how much she loved the multi patchwork fur backpack (which also comes in black shiny calf skin, slate shiny alligator and black alligator) and reportedly retails for just under $17,000. Not everyone shares Rachel Zoe’s love for the bag though – PETA has once again hit out at the Olsen twins for their use of fur… “If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin — or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals,” a spokesperson for PETA told Gossip Cop. “What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators — who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain — who pay the dearest price.” Yikes! Time for you guys to weigh in…

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10 hothouse handbags you need right now!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 In need of a handsome hand bag fix, then look no further than our hothouse handbags edit! We’ve done all the legwork for you and selected the must-have pieces from our fash-favourite shopping destination, Stylistpick. And there’s more good news, as you can now shop with Stylistpick without having to first create an account – that’s sure to let the accessory-aholic in us loose! With eye-catching clutches, totes awesome totes (pardon the pun), and a whole host of other arm candy waiting to be snapped up, you’d better get clicking ‘to buy’, and we’ll even race you to the checkout! In 3, 2, 1…shop! 1. Prudence Snake print handbag, £35 2. Janey Pastel colour block holdall, £40 3. Luella Oversize clutch, £20 4. Samantha Chain clutch and purse set, £25 5. Maddison Detailed colour block bag, £40 6. Heather Colour block canvas tote, £20 7. Mackenzie Colour block bag and wallet set, £25 8. Danielle Zip detail duffle, £35 9. Greta Classic handheld bag, £30 10. Leona Twin pocket satchel, £40

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Handbag of the week goes to this gorgeous Topshop tote!

Last Updated on 5th June 2012 Looking to update your handbag collection with a trans-seasonal piece that’ll beat trends and actually last you beyond the season? This leather panel tote from Topshop is the answer to your arm candy dreams! A premium leather bag minus the eye-watering price tag usually expected to accompany luxe leather totes; a mere £95 will put this beauty in your hands! We love the sleek suede lines accompanying the gold-toned zip hardware, and guarantee you’ll have envious friends asking if it’s a high-end investment. Perfect for slinging over your shoulder or cross body, for a day exploring the city, thanks to the detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, or carry by the handles for a more chic, office-girl inspired look. Oh, and did we to mention that the leather panel tote comes in the most versatile colour that will go with your entire wardrobe: black? Result! Leather Panel Tote, £95, available at Topshop.

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Battle of the celebrity (inspired) bags!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Earlier this week, British Vogue speculated that Mulberry’s Del Rey bag might just be the luxury brand’s most popular piece of arm candy yet… and while we think the fashion Bible might just be right if current sales and interest are anything to go by, it got us thinking about celebrity bags and the inspiration behind them as a whole.

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Lusting after the Tila March Audrey leather tote

Last Updated on 12th May 2013 All eyes are definitely on this yummy mummy right now! Having just returned from holidaying in sun-splashed St Barts with husband Jay-Z and her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé was spotted getting back to business in New York rather stylishly. Alongside her other, cosily wrapped and super-adorable accessory, Beyoncé sported a luxurious leather Tila March Audrey tote everyone at My Fashion Life HQ has got their peepers on! The Love On Top singer chose the tote in Mocca and teamed it with striking cat-eye sunnies, new bangs and ‘I’m boss’ heels. So, what can we offer in the way of praise for this new piece of arm candy that’ll ensure it’s on your arm quicker that you can sing ‘Run The World’?  Apart from the biggest music star on the planet approving, this large leather tote in a neutral hue lends to a relaxed city chic feel with an athletic twist, thanks to the panel of perforated leather. The main compartment isn’t like most totes, an open gaping hole for the world to peek at the secret contents of your bag, but instead has an invisible magnet to keep it firmly closed. The Audrey’s interior is roomy and practical, with a mobile phone pocket and zipped compartment, and, this niftily spacious number is happy sitting on your shoulder , arm or in your hand. It’s not often we see mega-celebs with practical bags, but now that Mummy Bey has more than just her lipstick and iPad to carry around, the Audrey tote seems like the perfect option. Snap up your very own piece of Beyoncé style by bagging the Audrey Tote, £452, at tilamarch.com

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Street Style: Handbag hunting in Camden Passage

Last Updated on 3rd February 2012 Spotted: One of the coolest vintage totes with a fun floral print. Where? Camden Passage. If you’re in the need of some style inspiration, you definitely have to head to Camden Passage. Not only will you leave inspired, you’ll also find some of the coolest antique shops. We’ve been on a mission to find some of the most stylish bags in London in association with Kenco Millicano. With the busy Kenco Millicano woman in mind the brand famed for its delicious instant coffee has recently launched “stick packs” – ten individually wrapped servings that fit neatly into your handbag – giving you that smooth, full-bodied taste and rich aroma whenever and wherever you want it. So with this in mind we’ve been street stalking looking for the most stylish and versatile bags to slip a couple of “stick packs” into whilst snapping some great pics to share with you guys. After paying a visit to Carnaby Street and Convent Garden where we found a ton of black and tanned bags we moved on to Camden Passage hoping to find more unique offerings. Definitely a good decision! Aside from the floral beauty (pictured above) we also spied a cute bowling bag embellished with a multi-coloured “car” print. Different and pretty cool may we add. See pic below. Also on our hit list was A black and white checked bag. Oh and we love the way the owner has accessorised her outfit with the gorgeous brown hat. Quirky and fun! We did also manage to find a couple of classic bags. Case in point – a dark green tote which we literally wanted to run away with and this lovely beige beauty. Our next stop? Oxford Street and Bond Street!

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Alexander Wang launches nail polish collection; OPI releases Muppet-inspired glitter shades

Last Updated on 24th August 2011 Well, what do we have here? An accessory by Alexander Wang that we might actually be able to afford? Be still our beating hearts. According to reports, everyone’s favourite off-duty designer is teaming up with Sally Hansen on a line of nail polishes, set to debut at his spring/summer 2012 show during New York Fashion Week this September.

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Going broke for Beckham? Victoria’s AW11 accessories collection is polished but pricey

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 London Fashion Week is now a matter of days away, and undoubtedly, the crème de la crème of this excess-loving industry will be flashing their autumn/winter wares like exhibitionists with a penchant for, well, exhibitionism. They’ll stop at nothing to ensure they’re sufficiently papped; filling up memory card after memory card of the swarm of bloggers who descend upon the event. Victoria Beckham, the shrewd business woman-cum-acclaimed-fashion-designer has decided to strike the already saturated world of accessories with an extortionately priced nappa leather blow. And what timing. Into her second accessories collection, VB’s autumn/winter offerings are a recalling of the rigid, boxy aesthetic (a bit like her, really) from her debut spring accessories range. Nappa leather and shiny alligator varieties appear in the form of satchels, mini satchels, dual-fold shoulder bags, totes, duffle bags and the famed hexagonal chain bag, tied together by a season-surpassing colour palette of pumpkin and black buffalo, burgundy, vermilion and navy and adorned with pale gold hardware detailing. But the ‘normalising’ description above may only be serving as a clever ploy to distract you from the gaping price spectrum (starting from £750 – £18,000), not to mention the newly coined term ‘superbag’, which appears to vest in you some otherworldly sartorial force. We weren’t convinced back when we reported on this, and we’re not convinced now. The bags are definitely a vision of luxe-quality, fashion knowhow and purchasing power, but much discussion has surfaced to highlight ethical demons haunting VB’s collection. Daily Mail’s Liz Jones provided a distressing insight into the backdrop in which VB’s ‘farmed skin’ handbags are produced. Jones highlights the blatant ignorance of disturbing footage showing animal cruelty, which was sent to VB by PETA. She goes on to mention that each of VB’s handbags have their […]

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Olivia Rubin launches capsule accessories collection for Dune

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Olivia Rubin’s highly-anticipated collection for Dune hit stores last weekend, and as pictures from the collection quickly make their way online, we popped down to the online launch last night to take a closer look at the collaboration. Fans of the London designer will be pleased to know she’s worked her signature prints across a range of shoes and bags for the high street store, where killer platforms, party-ready pumps, everyday wedges and adorable flats sit alongside silk clutches and handheld totes. Taking three key prints from her previous ready-to-wear collections, there’s three distinct directions – a contemporary take on classic monochrome, a playful Seventies disco vibe fusing arty prints with vibrant colour pops, and a softer neutral print reminiscent of Seventies safari. “It has been an incredible experience working with Dune on this collaboration and bringing a selection of my signature prints onto a range of both classic and contemporary shoes and accessories,” says Olivia. “They understand my vision as a designer and together we worked on creating a collection that has something for everybody – I can’t wait to wear them myself!” And she did last night – her favourites are the Warhol platforms (incidentally, each shoe is named after an artist), but more on that later. Olivia Rubin for Dune is available in Dune stores and online now, with prices ranging from £65 for a multi-coloured pump to £110 for the statement raffia platform sandals – we suggest getting in there quickly, they’re set to go down a storm. Psst – watch our interview with Olivia here to find out more. [nggallery id=9]

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Celebs wear Jimmy Choo 24:7

So yesterday we declared our love for Jimmy Choo’s new 24:7 handbag collection, but it seems we’re not the only ones who’ve been eyeing up these lust-have bags. A string of style setters have been snapping them up quicker than they can say satchel, and though it’s likely we’ll have to wait a little longer to get our hands on one, it looks as though this new ‘It’ bag has landed firmly on fashion’s frontline. From totes to hobos and cross-overs to carry cases, take a look below to see which of our favourite faces has been sporting what. [nggallery id=3]

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We heart Jimmy Choo’s 24:7 Handbag Collection!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Following on from the success of the Choo 24:7 shoe collection, Jimmy Choo has extended what it calls its ‘timeless shoe wardrobe’ and branched out into handbags. Inspired by jet-set women, the collection’s designed with travel needs in mind. It offers travel wallets, passport holders and large totes perfect for holding essentials as well as in-flight entertainment. And the weekend bags and suitcases are luggage you’ll be so pleased with, carrying-on will be the only option. With clean, neutral colours and classic prints, these wearable everyday luxe bags are available in a variety of styles and finishes, from mock-crock to patent and pony hair. Sure, the designs may be considered to be playing it safe for some, but if you’re looking for a classic, comfortable bag or suitcase that will stay chic and stylish for decades then the 24:7 collection offers you exactly that. Our favourite? The Romeo bag in a camel mock croc – the price tag is easily justifiable with, “it’s an investment piece”.  And if you don’t take our word for it, the bags have been spotted on the likes of Elle McPherson, Kate Hudson Kylie, Cameron Diaz and Heidi Klum. Hey, if it’s good enough for them… Your destination could be Bognor Regis or Paris – with with one of these bags on your arm, it doesn’t matter where you’re off to, you’ll always look glamourous. [nggallery id=2]

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The real Victoria Beckham on Twitter

Last Updated on 26th May 2012 First it was Louis Vuitton, swiftly followed by a slew of other fashion brands and personalities, but it’s probably easier today to think of those who aren’t on Twitter than who are. And Victoria Beckham would have been one of them, until she went and signed up this morning.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 See why the Rodarte sisters are celebrating this morning, find out why Julien Macdonald and Crystal Renn have come to logger-heads, and the tricks of the airbrushing trade are revealed… Congratulations are in the air for the Rodarte sisters – they’ve won 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design – Vogue UK Let’s hope the Outnet.com sorts its servers out quickly, it’s just announced a big Balmain super-sale with 85% off on 22nd June. Not to be negative or anything, but the word crash comes to mind – Elle UK Claws at the ready – who gets your vote? Julien Macdonald vs Crystal Renn on plus-size models – Grazia Military fans – we’re talking about fashion, not men in uniforms, cheeky – are in for a treat if they like camouflage too: it’s Prada’s new bag for AW10 – Purseblog Ever wondered what models really look like behind that airbrushing? Of course you have (every morning, if you’re like us). Well, Debenhams are on hand to reveal the tricks of the trade as it launches its first strictly-no-airbrushing campaign – The Telegraph

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 See which brand Lara Stone’s rumoured to be fronting next, find out Stephen Tonchi’s plans for W magazine, and what’s Gaga up to this time?… Is Lara Stone about to become the face of Calvin Klein? Rumour has it she’s set to front the brand’s mainline collection, Calvin Klein Jeans and its cosmetics line – Elle UK Stephen Tonchi has been confirmed as the new Editor-in-Chief of W magazine, and he’s got big plans already. First and foremost, he’s set on turning it from fashion bible to accessible style mag – The Daily Is this the end of celebrity stylists? – Grazia Is it a straw bag? Oh, it’s so much more – Purseblog Lady Gaga is rumoured to be designing a line of sunglasses with Linda Farrow; let’s just hope they’re not crafted from cigarettes like the ones in her epic Telephone video – WWD

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