8/19/2014

Mulberry Tessie collection

 

Mulberry has launched the Tessie collection, the first to fall in line with the brand's new politics of more affordable accessories.

The Tessie collection was inspired by the effortless practicality of our early collections, when each new bag was created with a use in mind. The Tessie collection includes a Satchel, Tote and Hobo, crafted from beautiful Soft Grain Leather and finished with understated Mulberry tree hardware. The design was influenced by early saddle bags and equestrian leather pieces and so Hill Farm, home to Tess and her horses (and dogs, and chickens) felt like the perfect location for a Tessie shoot.

 
 

Hobo, tote, clutch and satchel come in five different colours for its first Autumn/Winter 2014 collection and sees the brand return to the classic silhouettes that proved so popular when it launched in the Seventies.

Retail price:

Mulberry Tessie hobo: £695

Mulberry Tessie tote: £595

Mulberry Tessie satchel: £595

Mulberry Tessie small satchel: £495

 

 

 

8/16/2014

Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet clutch


The Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet clutch is one of the most talked-about pieces from the Spring Summer 2014 collection.

Inspired by the seemingly ordinary crinkles and folds of a crisp packet, this clutch from Anya Hindmarch is a striking piece guaranteed to catch the eye. The rippling surface is rendered in inflexible sheet metal, playing with the idea of structure and material.

Anya Hindmarch team spent many months working with specialist artisans in Italy to perfect our Crisp Packet clutch, ensuring each one is a unique piece of wearable art. Inspired by Anya's passion for making the everyday extraordinary, it comes with a detachable chain strap so it can also be worn across the body or on the shoulder but crisps not included. ;(

Intended as a luxurious take on space litter, the Crisp Packet clutch took months and months to perfect, specifically the high-shine finish and vertical opening. It was photographed from every angle using 100 tripod-mounted cameras to create a computer-generated 3D rendering used to test different shapes, colours and textures. After testing for ergonomics and wearability, the prototype was then taken to Florence where it was made in a factory that specialises in jewellery and intricate metalwork.

“The crisp packet was inspired by my love of everyday objects which are made in the most luxurious way by incredible craftsmen,” Hindmarch says. “It is very complicated as it is completely asymmetrical and took many goes to get right. It was a real labour of love. But we love it.”

Each one takes seven hours to make, weighs in at just under 500g and is slightly bigger than the original Walker’s crisp packet. It is available in metallic blue, orange, silver and gold, with a suede lining and detachable chain strap.

Hindmarch calls it a “perfect little clutch and actually a little piece of art. It is really modern, and a forever classic, I think.”



The waiting list ahead of the first delivery was so long that by the time the clutch arrived, it sold out in three hours.

SIZE:

H18.5 x W13.5 x D7 cm



 

Hermes Evelyne crossbody bag

Hermes Evelyne

The Hermes Evelyne Bag is the classic crossbody/shoulder bag featuring the iconic Hermes ‘H’ Logo on the front.

The Hermes Evelyne Bag is ideal messenger style when you need your hands to be free.

The Hermes Evelyne is a unisex style so it is easy to borrow this bag to your bf/gf if they want.

The Hermes Evelyne is unlined.

Hermes Evelyne

There are 3 generations of the Evelyne, the Evelyne I (first generation) which has no external pocket, the Evelyne II (second generation) has an external pocket and the Evelyne III (third generation) has an adjustable canvas strap with external pocket.

The Evelyne bag came in four sizes, TPM, PM, GM and TGM, although TPM got discontinued. The PM bag is the most popular as it is medium size.

SIZE:
Hermes Evelyne PM 11″ x 12″ x 2"
Hermes Evelyne GM 12" x 13" x 3"
Hermes Evelyne TGM 16″ x 16.5″ x 4″

Hermes Evelyne

Dior Soft tote


Dior Soft tote

Dior website says: "Elegance goes hand in hand with practicality."

The Dior Soft Tote is functional and comfortable style for an everyday use. It is practical and timeless, the Dior Soft collection is perfect for any occasion. Bag is functional enough for a day use and glamorous enough for a night out.

Dior Soft tote

The Dior Soft Tote features an iconic Cannage stitching, double chain handles with leather shoulder pad and signature Dior keychain.

The Dior Soft Tote comes in lambskin and patent leather and wide range of colors.
Functional and chic, the Dior Soft bag can be carried on arm or on the shoulder for an additional comfort.

The zip fastening makes this style secure and functional and chain handles with leather pad make it an accessory that is both practical and luxurious.

Dior Soft tote

SIZE:
W 28 x H 20 x D 11 cm
W 31 x H 22,5 x D 12 cm
W 35 x H 26,5 x D 12 cm
W 38 x H 27 x D 16 cm

The Dior Soft Tote has many similar features with the Chanel GST (Grand Shopping Tote).

Saint Laurent Betty bag

Saint Laurent Betty

Hedi Slimane pays homage to Yves Saint Laurent's lifelong friend and muse, Betty Catroux, with this Saint Laurent Betty bag. Featuring signature 'Rive Gauche' folded corners and adjustable snake-chain straps, it is sure to be a front row favorite. Wear it long to work the label's nonchalant vibe or tuck it under your arm for a more polished approach.

Saint Laurent Betty

The Saint Laurent Betty bag was first released at the Saint Laurent’s Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week. It is part of Hedi Slimane's debut collection for the world renowned super brand and it is the epitome of classic elegance.
Accent a minimalistic dinner dress by wearing this sleek bag on the shoulder, adding accents of hot metallics to complete the look.

Saint Laurent Betty

The Saint Laurent Betty is versatile, timeless and endlessly chic and it is a must-have for stylistas. You can carry it as a clutch or go hands-free with the rope-chain shoulder strap.

Saint Laurent Betty

8/11/2014

Tod's Sella bag

Tod's Sella bag
Release date: Autumn/Winter 2013

Story: Tod’s is famed for its impeccable leather craftsmanship, and this Sella bowler bag is inspired by the shape of a dressage saddle, featuring a curved strip of high-quality leather with a luxurious cut. Metal details and tubular stitches are also a homage to horse-riding.
Contoured and clean, Sella is a versatile staple that comes in natural colours and seasonal vibrant shades.

The Tod's Sella collection comes in two shaper bowler and shopper. Both styles come in a few different sizes.

Tod's Sella bag

8/09/2014

Outfit: Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles

Release date: Spring/Summer 2014

Story: From the Pyrenees in Catalonia to the streets of Paris and New York, espadrilles are the sought-after shoes of the season. Originally only seen on either side of the Pyrenees, these lightweight canvas shoes with rope soles gained popularity when Grace Kelly wore them in the 1955 film, To Catch a Thief. For Spring/Summer 2014, Chanel revisited the famous footwear with an ultra luxe edition in soft leather with camellia motifs. A symbol of purity and longevity, Gabrielle Chanel's favorite flower was first used by the designer over 90 years ago and the camellia still flourishes on Chanel's dresses and accessories today.

Chanel CC Espadrilles are offered in different materials such as Leather, Mesh, Suede and Canvas and feature the CC logo on the tongue.

Chanel Espadrilles

Retail price for Chanel Espadrilles:
Chanel Canvas CC Espadrille Flats $525.00 USD
Chanel Mesh CC Espadrille Flats $450.00 USD
Chanel Leather CC Espadrille Flats $550.00 USD

Chanel Espadrilles