8/31/2014

Launch: Mulberry Cara Delevigne bag

Mulberry Cara Delevigne bag

1st of September is the official day for the exclusive Mulberry Cara Delevigne collection hits the stores.

THE STORY:
The Cara Delevingne Bag is a three-in-one style, uniting Mulberry’s English attitude to beautiful practicality and the inimitable personality of British model Cara Delevingne. Designed to take you anywhere, it can be worn on the back, shoulder or carried hand-held. The bags are made in England at Mulberry’s factories in Somerset and this is proudly stamped on the bottom of each bag, inspired by Cara’s own made in England tattoo on the sole of the foot.

Cara wanted each bag to be like opening a letter with a lovely surprising touch. Inside you can find a small lion rivet and a heart shaped patch based on Cara’s own heart tattoo. Cara said: “I want there to be hidden gems inside, based on things that are personal to me, which my tattoos definitely are.”

Mulberry Cara Delevigne bag

THE DETAILS
  • This bag features two fixed short leather handles and two adjustable shoulder straps. It can be worn in three ways: as a backpack; a shoulder bag; or hand-held.
  • Handmade by skilled workers in our factory in Somerset, England
  • Two adjustable leather shoulder straps
  • Flap closure with signature silver Postman's Lock
  • Side gussets with adjustable buckle detailing
  • Zip & slip pockets inside
  • Small lion rivet inside
  • Heart shape patch inside
  • Keyring loop inside
  • “Made in England” stamped on bottom of each bag


Mulberry Cara Delevigne bag

RETAIL PRICE:

Mini Cara Delevingne Bag Natural veg tan leather - £795
Mini Cara Delevingne Bag Quilted Lamb Nappa - Unknown
Mini Cara Delevingne Bag in Monochrome Camouflage haircalf - £1800

Cara Delevingne Bag Quilted Lamb Nappa - £1200
Cara Delevingne Bag natural veg tan leather - £995
Limited edition Cara Delevingne Bag in silky classic calf with lion rivets £1600

Large Cara Delevingne Bag Natural veg tan leather - Unknown
Large Cara Delevingne Bag Quilted Lamb Nappa - £1400
Large Cara Delevingne Bag in Khaki Camouflage haircalf £2500

SIZE:

Mini Cara Delevingne Bag: H22,5cm x W23cm x D12cm; Handle drop 6cm; Longest strap length 72cm; Shortest strap length 40cm

Cara Delevingne Bag: H24cm x W30cm x D13cm; Handle drop 8cm; Longest strap length 71cm; Shortest strap length 40cm

Large Cara Delevingne Bag: H33cm x W30cm x D14cm; Handle drop 8cm; Longest strap length 71cm; Shortest strap length 40cm

Mulberry Cara Delevigne bag

8/24/2014

Outfit: Nike trainers

Nike trainers 

Comfy, cool and much easier to walk in than heels - here's why fashionistas can't get enough of trainers, sneakers and slip-ons. Trainers are no longer just for the gym, they have been on the feet of the coolest street style bloggers and fashion industry insiders. Nike trainers were the most talked about shoe trend in 2013-14 seasons. Nike is a sports company that happens to be one of the biggest fashion brands in the world this days.

The trainer thing has been bubbling under in fashion for a little while now: Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy, Hogan and Dior. Isabel Marant made a trainer-wedge hybrid that proved hugely successful and then in 2012, slip-on skateboard trainers were introduced by Phoebe Philo, creative director for Céline.

Nike trainers 

Mark Parker, the most influential designer of trainers in the world, says: "Our motivation isn't to make products that resonate with the luxury fashion consumer. But the nature of what we do, the design and the inspiration, I think sometimes makes it part of that world. People adopt it, and put together as part of a statement they want to make. Comfort is a factor, too. But again, while the aesthetic is important we are not a designer for fashion purpose."

Nike trainers 

Nike trainers:
-comfortable
-practical
-fashion statement
-affordable

Nike trainers 

Outfit: Céline Skate Slip-Ons

Céline Skate Slip-Ons

Release date: Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Céline Skate Slip-Ons

Story:

Céline designer Phoebe Philo introduced the sneaker obsession with the Skate Slip-On. The slip-ons came out in some of the most luxurious materials available, including pony astrakhan calfskin and leopard-printed calf hair.

As street-chic continues to steal the runways of today’s most prominent luxury labels, sneaker renditions seem to be popping up from some of the best names in the high fashion industry.

If there’s a trend that encompasses all ages and that can be sported from winter to summer, it is sneakers. The slip-on sneaker went viral after Céline designer Phoebe Philo created a calf hair version inspired by cool skater shoes.

Céline Skate Slip-Ons

Céline Skate Slip-Ons

Céline Skate Slip-Ons 

Outfit: New Balance


New Balance

2013-14 fashion season was all about the practicality and the comfort.

Fashion weeks always bring out some notable footwear. But this year, from New York to Paris and from London to Milan, the fashion crowd agreed that the perfect shoes are simple sneakers. And New Balance trainers were the most popular choice.

New Balance

Boston based brand, New Balance began life in the 1900s as an arch support company. Developed into a range of custom-based trainers with high performance credentials, each style is numbered, placing an emphasis on the New Balance philosophy; "not any one particular shoe".

Boston based brand, New Balance began life in the 1900s as an arch support company. Developed into a range of custom-based trainers with high performance credentials, each style is numbered, placing an emphasis on the New Balance philosophy; "not any one particular shoe".

New Balance

New Balance

New Balance

8/23/2014

Outfit: Agent Provocateur Mazzy swimsuit


The Agent Provocateur Mazzy triangle bikini is both sporty and sexy, with its bandage look. The daring cut of this graphic style is accentuated by the crossover straps.
The Agent Provocateur Mazzy swimsuit has got its iconic status in 2013-14 beach season.


The panelled, bandage Mazzy swimsuit guarantees to turn heads on the beach. This vibrant, retro futuristic style has a triangle bra top, high cut leg and shows off delicious flashes of skin, for a sporty but sexy summer look.


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