Pinky Swear

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

The fashion world this seasons swears by pink handbags: both designer and high street items in the girliest of colours have flooded the market. I could not help but wonder why? (Just had to use Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite quote, excitement for Sex and the City prequel Carrie’s Diaries is in the air.) Maybe they are just giving consumers exactly what they want – a colourful and hopeful break from daily worries that have been brought on us with this long-lasting economic crisis. Maybe it is simply an outcome of different shades of pink proving suitable for two of the biggest seasonal trends: pastel and bright colours. Maybe 2012 is all about love (let’s just assume pink is the colour that represents love) since the rumored apocalypse is looming and we need to find shelter in the most meaningful of feelings. Or maybe we should stop reading into it and enjoy our childhood’s favourite colour making a big comeback to a fashion scene. Below I picked out the most desirable pink handbags to suit any budget for you to enjoy!

  1. Emilio Pucci Python Shoulder Bag, £1735
  2. New Look Faux Snake Skin Clutch, £12.99
  3. River Island Laser Cut Clutch, £28
  4. Michael by Michael Kors Jet Set Leather Shoulder Bag, £105
  5. ASOS Laser Cut Zip Top Clutch, £20
  6. Miu Miu Mini Matelasse Clutch, £670
  7. Marc Jacobs Single Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, £530
  8. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Matte-Rubber Clutch, £250
  9. Mulberry Bayswater Candy Pink Quilted Dyed Denim, £595
  10. New Look Jelly Bowler Bag, £15.99
  11. Mulberry small Bayswater Satchel in Hot Fuchsia Spongy Pebbled, £695
  12. Mango Shopper Bag, £29.99

 

Biggest S/S 12 Trend: Pastels

January 18, 2012 § 4 Comments

It is very rare that one overpowering trend emerges for the season, but this time despite fragmented trends like flower and parsley prints, sport de luxe and metallics, pastels are quickly gaining popularity. Also, surprisingly this trend matches the season well – it is not about being edgy or standing out but feeling spring and blending in with the natural colouring of the season.

It is hard to think of one designer collection that hasn’t featured pastel pieces this season – the catwalk was filled with them: from Louis Vuitton to Miu Miu, from Moschino to Oscar de la Renta, from Lanvin to DKNY.  Two of my favourite campaigns this season play around with the trend too – Mulberry ice cream and candy on Brighton Pier and good-enough-to-eat pastels of Louis Vuitton (pictured above).

And since the new season just kicked in, it is absolutely the right time to discuss the most wanted pieces that have to be added to My Fashion Wish List for this particular trend. Above is my designer selection – think ice cream, candy floss and bubble gum!

  1. Mulberry Pebbed Beige Glossy Goat Bayswater £795
  2. Alice Cicolini Earrings and Ring each £1400
  3. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Glitter-finish Leather Clutch £350
  4. Mulberry Candy Pink Jersey Melange Printed Badge T-shirt £90
  5. Miu Miu Bow Embellished Bikini £145
  6. Dion Lee Plisse Stretch Jersey and Silk Crepe Dress £787
  7. Louis Vuitton Tuileries Sandals in Silk £600
  8. Miu Miu Top Handle Bag in Pink £825
  9. MiH Paris Mid-rise Cropped Jeans £155

But it is not all about designer creations – high street is rapidly absorbing the trend and coming up with great items. Here is the selection of my favourite pastels from high street so you can join in on the trend for below £140.

  1. Zatchel Colour Block Leather Satchel £122
  2. Topshop High Wasted Chinos £38
  3. Kandee Space Sherbet Boots £105
  4. Topshop Pastel Geo Tunic £20
  5. ASOS Pack of 50 Pastel Gummies £8
  6. Topshop Textured Knitted Grunge Jumper £36
  7. KG by Kurt Geiger Esme Shoes £140
  8. River Island Aqua Dress Belted Skater Dress £35
  9. American Apparel Large Carry-all Leather Pouch in Soft Pink, Lavender and Lemon each £48

Here you go – now you are ready to be the most fashionable self and welcome spring in style. It is just around the corner, I promise!

New Season Brights

January 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

Colour is good. Repeat it to yourself in preparation to new season where splashes of colour in the outfit is a must. If you are not courageous enough to try head-to-toe colour blocking, there is no better way then to add it with accessories. And while colourful jewellery is great, this season try to use colourful bags instead – there are so many to choose from! Shape-wise it is all about clutches and small cross-body bags, so leave everything but essentials at home (it is surprising how much of unnecessary things I carry around in my handbag thinking it might one day prove useful – it doesn’t, and I am sure I am not the only one). Here is the selection of my top picks to suit different budgets – have a look around yourself and I am sure you will be spoiled for choice.

  1. Boohoo Charmaine Oversized Snake Skin Clutch £25
  2. Boohoo Dawn Tassle Body Bag £15
  3. ASOS Push Lock Across Body Bag, £15
  4. Dolce and Gabbana Crocheted Shoulder Bag £995
  5. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Matte-Rubber Clutch, £250
  6. Mulberry Lily Grass Green Glossy Goat Bag £495

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