The Perfect Sport Luxe Bag

April 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

I am absolutely in love with this Diane Von Furstenberg Sporty New Drew bag! At the first look it seems luxurious with its exotic skin embossed leather but with the addition of neon pink strap it acquires currently trending sport luxe feel. This is by far the best handbag interpretation of the trend I have seen so far! Hats off for DVF for getting it so right and making it so desirable. Indeed the fashion house has been going through serious rebranding for a number of years – once famous in 70’s for feminine printed wrap dresses it has once again risen to the fashion heights it deserves becoming a lifestyle brand that offers a wide range of goods from ready-to-wear collections to home accessories! And this bag with its youthful and on-trend approach is another great example of the success story of rebirth of DVF! Purchase your own from dvf.com or matchesfashion.com for £654.

Believe It Or Not: Trendy Backpacks

March 17, 2012 § 18 Comments

Backpacks. They have been off the fashion radar for a while but due to their functionality have remained an essential item for many despite lack of trendiness. Indeed if you have a lot on your shoulders (pardon the pun) backpacks allow you to spread the weight – hence they are perfect for things like hiking (I am not going to expand on the topic, hiking/camping and other outside activities have never been my thing). And despite some people’s aversion towards this type of bag, even a few celebrities known for their style choices have been spotted with backpacks repeatedly. For example Rihanna who changes hair colour every other week (I’m not judging, I wish I could pull off just as many shades) has surprisingly remained true to backpacks as you could see on the pictures below.

But we all know – fashion trends rarely engage themselves with notions of utility. This season though is an exception. Backpacks suddenly became the hottest way to carry your essentials and have been spotted on catwalks of major designers ever since Spring Summer 12 shows. And fashion’s sudden love of backpacks might be slowly making my heart melt towards them- and to prove it I found a selection of backpacks I would not mind having. To tell you the truth even though I do consider some designer backpacks quite cool (I am not completely turned) I would not pay for its hefty price tag even if money was not an option (The Row, £2635 for example) because at the end of the day – it is still a backpack (all horrible images of what camping must be like flood my head).

Nevertheless here is the selection of backpacks for any budget – and if I like them, chances are you would absolutely love one or two!

  1. Asos Leather & Print Backpack, £70
  2. Paul Smith Floral Printed Backpack, £280
  3. Diane Von Furstenberg Printed Canvas and Leather Backpack, £225
  4. Asos Ice Cream Backpack, £35
  5. Topshop Frost Plastic Backpack, £25
  6. Essl Austrian Backpack, £58 at farfetch.com
  7. Topshop Unique Leather Rucksack, £180
  8. Barbour Caramel Canvas Beacon Backpack, £159
  9. The Row Leather Backpack, £2635
  10. Zara Vintage Backpack, £119
  11. River Island Navy Pocket Rucksack, £28
  12. Fleet Ilya Linked Strap Rucksack, £1019 at farfetch.com

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