I love shopping, and one of my favourite things to do is to buy something local when travelling. In Chani, Crete you’ll find lots of tourist shops with long flowing embroidered dress, pretty but not my thing. There’s a H&M, Zara and Diesel but if you’re looking for something a bit different it’s worth visiting Georgina Skalidi’sContinue reading
I went to Somerset to visit handbag designer Liz Cox. We’d worked together before and I have several Liz Cox bags but I never really knew how a luxury handbag was made. Liz has been making handbags and designing leather goods for over 30 years. Although she has her own Liz Cox label, her factory has alsoContinue reading
Lulu Guinness is one of my favourite brands and Lulu Guinness herself is cute as a button – it was delightful to meet her at her press day. The Covent Garden shop was transformed into an old school confectionery sweet shop a with colourful hard-boiled candy, stripped paper bags and balloons. Humbugs were one of theContinue reading
Jacky Tsai is well known for his his iconic Floral Skull design made for Alexander McQueen. He’s recently done a collaboration with Zatches and he’s also done has own t-shirt collection that is available in Harvey Nichols. Jacky came to London after completing a BA at the China Academy of Art to study at CentralContinue reading
Knomo has just re-branded! They launched in London in 2004 and have just opened a shop and showroom just behind Oxford Circus. They are a bag company where fashion and function meet and even their name is a fusion of the words: knowledge and mobility. They’ve rebranded using the symbol of the fox to representContinue reading
Lulu Guinness teamed up with street artist Joseph Steele who has been hailed as the new Damien Hirst for The Lulu Guinness Paint Project. The event took place at the Old Sorting Office on Oxford Street with "explosions" happening through out the evening. I arrived for the first explosion. There was quite a bit ofContinue reading
As soon as you see these lovely red lips you know it must be a Lulu Guinness handbag. I use Lulu Guinness handbags in styling shoots and for celebrities. They’re so cute and not heavy like some bags. Lulu Guinness OBE has been making handbags for over 25 years and her signature is these lovelyContinue reading
I love a good handbag and I’ve recently fallen in love with the Alice Bag from Knomo. It’s quite a good size bag so it was perfect to take to New York for a photoshoot. Also it’s not heavy – I have a few bags that I adore but they are so heavy even beforeContinue reading
I think I’ve been quite inspired by Mary Portas and her Made in Britain series so I keep looking for items that are made in the UK. While prepping for Bath in Fashion I get to visit quite a few of the independent boutiques in Bath and it’s exciting to find items that are madeContinue reading
The satchel always makes me have that back to school feeling and I’m seeing satchels everywhere in London. I think they’ve become more popular because we’re always working on the go so we never really lose that back to school feeling. I always have my iPad in my handbag so I can work anywhere. IContinue reading
I never seem to have enough tote bags. I have a good size handbag but by the end of the day I seem to accumulate quite a few bits and pieces and I always need a tote to carry everything. I love these ethical totes from She Died Of Beauty by Erin O’Connor and KateContinue reading
I have several Belen Echandia handbags, which I’ve had for years. I’m not a person who treats her handbag delicately. They get overstuffed, carried on the tube, slung on the floor and then get carried around to fashion events, but my Belen Echandia bags leather just gets softer and the bags look beautiful. I metContinue reading
I was at the Jaegar Spring Summer press day. I loved so many of the bags – right on trend and perfect for festival wear. I had the opportunity to chat with Jaegar’s Junior Accessory Buyer, Vivien Hsu. What’s your favourite accessory for SS 2011? I love the sunglass’ bag from the Jaeger SS11 catwalkContinue reading
I had this bag sent to me for a shoot and we were all coveting it. It’s so beautifully made and just feels so luxurious. It’s by Be & D – the Genius bags can be purchased at www.beandd.com. They also sell at Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and MiMi on the Kings Road. Be & DContinue reading
I was quite excited about this launch as I was really looking forward to meeting Zandra Rhodes – she’s so cool! This is Zandra’s her first handbag collection for A/W10 at the at the Mandeville Hotel in London. The bags are distinctive with a bright pink lining and with rose gold hardware. It’s hard toContinue reading
I think most stylists have a deeper relationship with our luggage than the average person experiences. Many people have a love for a pair of shoes or the perfect handbag but for me the relationship I have with my luggage is an even more intimate one. I identify with my luggage and I can’t doContinue reading
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