Anya Hindmarch took a daring change of direction for her spring/summer 2014 accessory collection, which she debuted at London Fashion Week last week in a catwalk show that was utterly out-of-this-world. Usually one for a sober presentation, Hindmarch took to the runway to showcase this season’s range, with a set inspired by ‘space litter’. And in keeping with her astrological theme, the smart designer has launched an internet campaign today that’s already gone viral – if not galactic! Fans have been invited to discover what planet they are on in a fun internet meme that gives all kinds of insights based on the user’s date of birth
In our weekly In Her Bag feature , we gain a unique insight into the secrets of some of the industry’s key players, as they share the innermost contents of their everyday style sanctum: their handbags! This time, it’s the turn of Arianna Roda , web merchandiser of luxury online shopping destination Tessabit , who’s opened up her bag for your perusal.
Topshop’s new season bags are in store now, and there are some bags here that could well become key pieces in your winter wardrobe. Today, with a move towards monochromes, I’m homing in on this gorgeous little piece, which comes straight from the LFW catwalks as part of the stores Topshop Unique collection: BUY IT HERE > > As is the case with any successful high street interpretation of a catwalk look, a great deal of attention to detail has been applied here, with an all-black strap in several metallic and leather tones, a gorgeous matte oversized chain and just the right of subtly shimmering sequins: it’s cetainly a statement piece, that will work its way into more of your outfits than you’ll ever expect
Something about Louis Vuitton’s light and breezy Resort 2014 collection particularly appeals on a cloudy autumn day, and I’m particularly fond of the new colour combinations on the chequered totes and day bags. These are perfectly paired with pale wooden jewellery items, including large bead necklaces and some vibrant bangles in primary colours. This is the perfect collection to check out if you’re needing a little more sunshine in your life! Click on the image above to see our favourites from the collection
Olympia Tan is all but typecast for book-shaped handbags featuring classic titles rendered in decorative felt. But it seems there is more to this designer’s repertoire yet: the coming season’s collection of clutches and tote bags is seriously special; inspired by cuckoo clocks, music cases and Germanic Christmas scenes – it really needs to be seen to be believed! Click on the image above to see our favourites from the collection
We’re detecting a wilder, more adventurous autumn than many seasons past, and there’s no better way to tap in to this look than with some bold and attention-grabbing accessories. Check out our top picks for giving an edge to your look with today’s accessory round-up: Clutch bag : £85 at Kurt Geiger Snake Necklace : London Road 9ct yellow gold ruby serpent pendant £295 at John Lewis Fossil ‘Virginia’ tortoiseshell watch, £115 at House of Fraser Orelia stud fan earrings , £15 at John Lewis
There isn’t a feature called ‘The Bag Lady really thinks that this is freaking awesome’, but when an accessory like this one appears on the horizon, I start to think there really should be. Just take a moment to enjoy the beauty that is this wild new take on the Kenzo shoulder bag: BUY IT HERE > > Featuring a dazzling neon pink and black reptile print, pebbled black leather and a subtle flash of lightning print under the fold, this amazing accessory is set to be the star of any outfit it might be part of this season. It’s a variation on a theme we’ve seen several times over at Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s tenure at the label, and we can only hope there are more surprises yet to come
With London Fashion Week now behind us and the fash pack packing their Prada bags and heading off to Paris, it’s time to look for inspiration beyond the catwalk, and our favourite place to find it is – of course – inside a handbag! We make it our mission here at The Bag Lady to track down industry women with a real flair for accessorising, and once in a while, one of them lets us inside her bag… The latest to share her innermost style secrets is Rachel Richards ; Accessories, footwear and jewellery buyer at Coast . We wanted to know what Rachel carries from day to day, and what she refuses to travel without – and some of the answers really surprised us! Name : Rachel Richards Age : 36 Occupation : Coast Accessories, Jewellery and Footwear Buyer What’s in her bag
Hats have been enjoying a bit of a revival for many seasons now, with the various trends for retro dressing, an ever-increasing appetite for formal wear and their scope for endless innovation all playing a part in their popularity.
Meli Melo has been a Bag Lady favourite for some time, so it was a real treat to get to meet the team behind beautiful bags at London Fashion Week this weekend – and to get the lowdown on an exciting new project they’ve dreamed up that could result in one of us adoring fans winning a stylish Meli bag of our very own! They’re doing it in a particularly fun and innovative way too, just as we’d expect from the forward-looking brand… The project centres around this cute and retro-looking tiny truck, the ‘Piaggio Ape’ – which earns its keep by delivering Meli Melo bags to customers. Place an order now, and this little guy will rock up outside your address, bulging with goodies: WIN a bag! During Fashion Week, the truck has another special purpose however, and that’s where you come in! If you catch site of the Piaggio Ape any time during LFW (which ends tomorrow evening), simply snap a picture of yourself next to it, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #catwalktobagwalk to be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous designer accessory from Meli Melo