Thursday, 21 July 2011


How are you?
I haven't posted in ages, I'm not sure why, I have been quite busy and just haven't been motivated to take any outfit shots or anything...
I've been in my new job for about a month now, and I eat, breathe and dream handbags. I've been scouring the new season collections and there are so many beautiful bags that the rich and fortunate will be sporting over the coming months. The prices are crazy as we all know, but it doesn't hurt to covet a particular one (or two, or three, or four...)
My favourites are definitely the entire debut from The Row, and the new Chanel Boy bag collection.

The Row are a fairly young label, and are renowned for their extreme attention and dedication to quality and detail. This is of course the justification for the (hefty) price tag that comes with purchasing a product from their line. The debut of their handbag line came with a media buzz, and everyone has been talking about one product in particular - the crocodile back pack which is retailing for $39,000 - somewhere similar to the amount Hermes can command! Yes to 99% of us this may seem crazy to say the least but for the lucky 1% of people that can afford it - why not. And if reports are to be believed, a couple of these bags have already been ordered. I love the entire collection, I believe that if you can't afford a new high end bag every season, but have the opportunity to invest in a designer bag at some point in your life, you should go for a good quality, classic simple bag, that won't date and is not designed to the specification of passing seasonal trends. A bag from The Row will be a classic that will never date, and you won't have to worry about the quality, as you know you will get the very best from them.


The Chanel Boy bag collection is different and androgynous and to be honest, makes a nice change from some of their seasonal (failures) that quickly look outdated and slightly ridiculous out of context from a mile long runway surrounded by Chanel clothing and models. I reckon they are an absolute new classic and are beautiful. About two years ago I was in the Chanel boutique in New Bond Street, and talking to an acquaintance who worked there, and she told me about the price rises Chanel had implemented on handbags (I don't know if this applied to all Chanel product, but it was definitely the handbags at least). Whilst I was looking around for info on this new collection, I see that a lot of people have commented that in June of this year Chanel once again hiked their handbag prices up by 20%. So it seems this is an annual or biannual occurrence? Which for those people who are patiently saving up their Chanel Bag Fund is another blow in the face - lets add on another two years til we can afford it! It just makes the brand even more out of reach - apparently these bags will retail between $2-$4,000. However at least they are still cheaper than a Hermes.... ;)


What do you think about these bags?

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Hey Girls!
Hope you all having lovely weekends?
Are you tennis fans? I'll be cheering on Nadal this afternoon to win Wimbledon!
Yesterday I went to a BBQ and I would just like to say thank you to my lovely friend Alex for snapping this outfit shot for me...I couldn't have done it without you ;)


Sunglasses - Primark
Jacket - All Saints
Vests - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - New Look
Scarf - McQueen