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Rock a leopard print bag

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A long standing fan of leopard print accessories come day or night – belts, hair bands and ballet pumps spring to mind. I am more than happy to add a leopard print bag to the equation (but strictly only one leopard print item per outfit please.  Scary spice we are not).

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September 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Dress your iPad

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Show your iPad some serious affection and treat it to some luxe apparel.  We’re not talking silicone sleeves here but pure opulence.  Fashion is no longer just for humans.

Mulberry Melanie Zip Folio for iPad - Patent Leather. Also available in Purple and Shocking Pink

Gucci iPad case - £150

Louis Vuitton Ipad case - £240

The Times online have even hinted it could start a ‘Man Bag’ revolution with male iPad owners searching for a suitable purse or ‘Murse’ (Oh dear) to carry their new technology in.  Here’s one for the boys:

Paul Smith Cashmere Ipad Slip case - £25

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June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Spot The Difference – Peacocks do Mulberry Alexa Bag

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They’ve done it again.  After much success with their sell-out copy of the Chloe ‘Louise’ satchel in March, Peacocks have now had a go at the Mulberry Alexa.  I have to say it’s not bad for £14.

Peacocks version of the Chloe sold out in 48 hours so better get your skates on. Out 1st July. 

Original Mulberry Alexa £695.00 Net-A-Porter

Peacocks take on the Alexa £14

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June 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Stella McCartney: Bag or Fruit Bowl???

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Just flicking through the Lakeland catalogue (yes, I might pretend to be a fashionista but deep down I’m also a geek who enjoys a good kitchen utensil), and I stumble across this familiar looking fruit bowl.  I wonder if Stella McCartney really did take her inspiration from the kitchen for this bag.  I’d like to think so.

 

Bag by Stella McCartney

 

Fruit Bowl by Lakeland

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March 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

10 Easy Pieces to Bring You into the New Season

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OK, You want to update your tired black/grey/navy Winter wardrobe ready for Spring but haven’t got an unlimited budget? Let’s face it, not many of us have.  The secret is to carefully select key items to integrate in to the rest of your wardrobe and hunt down good high street versions.  I’ve put together a little collection of my top 10 runway inspired pieces to bring you bang up to date without leaving you penniless.  Not all of them are classics I know – a couple are pure indulgence pieces (Leather shorts spring to mind) but they should all see you through the summer and even to mix them with your Autumn clothes come October.  Some may even last years and become your new favourites, who knows…

No. 1

The party dress – Go all out innocent in ‘I’m so sweet’ Candy Cane pastels and ruffles galore. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Miss Selfridge

No. 2

The bra top – I know, I know it seems ridiculous for adults. More boudoir than madonna though.  Wear under a sheer blouse of the same colour. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop

No. 3

Day dress -Denim Pinafore – Parisian chic made easy when teamed with Stripes and flats. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Secondhand stores

 

No. 4

Utility trousers – this is how to do military for 2010. Keep it casual but clean and wear with Tan leather accessories. Where to but on the high street: Gap, Warehouse

No. 5

Leather shorts – Short, black, acres of sun-kissed leg.  Enough said, Where to buy on the high street: Zara, Asos

No. 6

Nude Shoes – make your clothes the main event with a nude shoe.  Adds a sophisticated touch to the simplest of outfits: Office, LK Bennett

No. 7

The Satchel – Been coming around for a couple of seasons now but always a classic.  Goes with everything as it’s professional enough to hold your netbook for work yet looks great with jeans at the weekend. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Clarks

No. 8

Dotty Top – If you fancy a change from the Breton stripe maybe it’s time to go spotty. Where to buy on the high street: Dorothy Perkins, Next

No. 9

The suit everyone Jean

Where to buy on the high street: Gap, Levi

No. 10

A flippy skirt – this is wear you can easily be bold with colour and pattern without looking over the top.  Just tone down with neutrals or a simple white vest. Where to buy on the high street: Reiss, American Apparel

I hope you’ve enjoyed and it’s given you some inspiration…

Chloe

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Chloe is always a firm favourite with me and this look is completely effortless in it’s elegance. Slightly androgynous, with a definite Englishess about the Oxford style shirt and satchel. Part equestrian, with a touch of Farrah Fawcett!
 
 
 

 

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February 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm