Tag Archives: Accessories

Style Snack: Statement Necklaces a la Cocosa

21 Dec

Chic designer outlet and flash sale sites are no longer a secret, they’re exclusive but they’re open to everyone. Pardon the oxymoron, lol.

Our darlings at The Outnet, Gilt Groupe, Cocosa and the many other fab sites give us unending bouts of excitement, with dozens of outrageous price slashes on designer ware every week.

These gorgeous Dannijo pieces via Cocosa caught my eye, they’re all the drama you need for your LBD, basic tee + blazer or to dress up a plain outfit. At almost 70% off, this is more than a bargain.

Accessories_1_Dannijo Lenon Necklace_£115

Dannijo Lenon Necklace £115

Accessories_2_Dannijo Cheyenna Necklace_£162

Dannijo Cheyenna Necklace £162

Accessories_3_Dannijo Lake Necklace_£155

Dannijo Lake Necklace £155

It’s all in the street style detail: A Bracelet fest

13 Dec

Since I ran into Swagger 360, I’ve been captivated by the detailed street photography I’ve seen on the blog.

Interestingly, it’s a blog focused on gentlemen’s fashion but that doesn’t in any way lessen the appeal for me; you simply have to love the detailed hand-knotted bow-tie shots and the generous tips on how to be and dress like a gentleman, lol. It’s quite exciting to see men show such creativity in the way they dress. It’s a blog definitely worth checking out.

Asides from the men, he does quite a few posts featuring detailed shots of women’s accessories and I love love love these close up shots of bracelet clad hands. Stacked bracelets are my favourite for signature accessories and these fashionistas wear them too well.  The stunning photography does justice to the exquisite taste of the ladies and the accessories.

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You should check out the blog at Swagger 360 for a hearty detail feast and of course tips on how to be a gentleman (:

After all of this, I couldn’t resist creating a bracelets wish list, and my definite go-to spot for drool worthy bracelets is Net-a-porter and Asos. So, if money were no object, I shall be getting myself one or two of each. They’re just so pretty when stacked and the edgier the more attractive.

Burberry Prorsum_Leather and brass studded bracelet_£225

Burberry Prorsum Leather and brass studded bracelet £225

Stella McCartney_Chunky brass ID bracelet_£155

Stella McCartney Chunky brass ID bracelet £155

Marc by Marc Jacobs_Fluoro chain-link bracelet_£85

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fluoro chain-link bracelet £85

Aurelie Bidermann_Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet_£240

Aurelie Bidermann Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet £240

Oscar de la Renta_Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff_£525

Oscar de la Renta Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff £525

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet_£150

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet £150

Maison Martin Margiela_Silver-plated buckle bracelet_£275

Maison Martin Margiela Silver-plated buckle bracelet £275

Kara by Kara Ross_Braided snake-chain bracelet_£150

Kara by Kara Ross Braided snake-chain bracelet £150

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet_£175

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet £175

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff_£80

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff £80

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet_£100

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet £100

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet_£118

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet £118

Glam structure to the max: Palmer & Sons No 18 Leather Rucksack

28 Oct

Now this is one beautiful work of art.

Made with lush havana brown leather with brass rivets and a handmade cocobolo handle, what says luxury luggage better than this. You could argue how much the bag would hold; it was designed to carry laptops, cameras and books, which is perfectly fine.  But who says it can’t be put to even more glamorous use.

Structure is definitely beautiful.

Palmer & Sons No 18 Leather Rucksack

Palmer & Sons No 18 Leather Rucksack Palmer & Sons No 18 Leather Rucksack

You can see more or grab one of these beauties on the No 18 Leather Rucksack on the Palmer & Sons site.

 

Via Fashionising

The weekend shoe report a la Asos

16 Oct

With Asos now available in the US, beautiful and affordable fashion via our favourite online fashion store has begun its global reign!

Well, i was taking a look around today and check out what i found from the shoe collection!  And some of them are on sale!

Asos Akiera Leather Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Asos Akiera Leather Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Asos Hodge Colour Block Sandal

Asos Hodge Colour Block Sandal

Elizabeth and James More Heeled Shoe

Elizabeth and James More Heeled Shoe

Asos Alpha Suede Patchwork Boot

Asos Alpha Suede Patchwork Boot

Paul by Paul Smith Lea Lace Front Heeled Ankle Boots

Paul by Paul Smith Lea Lace Front Heeled Ankle Boots

Report Annona Cuffed Heeled Ankle Boot

Report Annona Cuffed Heeled Ankle Boot

Report Signature Caleb Strap Heeled Ankle Boots

Report Signature Caleb Strap Heeled Ankle Boots

Asos Black Boston Leather Laced Shoeboots

Asos Black Boston Leather Laced Shoeboots

Elizabeth and James Gasp Leather Heeled Shoe

Elizabeth and James Gasp Leather Heeled Shoe

 

All shoes available on asos.com

The Best of Spring 2011 Bags: My Top 40

14 Oct

The attention grabbing clothes did a good job of trying to outshine the accessories but they were right there, holding their own and spicing things up.

After looking at the gorgeous bags that made the Spring 2011 runways, I chose my top 40 beauties. You’ll probably decipher that I love totes, the bigger the better, structure is right up my alley too. It wasn’t all totes though, there was an abundance of clutch bags a la Burberry, across the body bags and compact structured pieces. The abundantly fringed Roberto Cavalli bags stood out against the pack and appealed to the boho side of me.

For Spring 2011 bag trends, there’s a lot of structured large totes, the bags look large enough to fit all summer essentials and more, beach house perhaps? lol. The bright color trends showed up in bags too, there’s patterns, florals and embellishment, reflecting the key Spring trends.

 

Bottega Veneta Bag_Spring 2011

Bottega Veneta

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Bag_Spring 2011

Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

Marni Bags_Spring 2011

Marni

 

 

Prada_Spring 2011

Prada

 

 

Gucci Bag_Spring 2011

Gucci

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo bags_Spring 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

 

Versus Bag_Spring 2011

Versus

 

 

Roberto Cavalli Bag_Spring 2011

Roberto Cavalli

 

 

Nina Ricci Bag_Spring 2011

Nina Ricci

 

 

Gucci Bag_Spring 2011

Gucci

 

 

Bottega Veneta Bag_Spring 2011

Bottega Veneta

 

 

Valentino bag_Spring 2011

Valentino

 

 

Gucci Bag_Spring 2011

Gucci

 

 

 

Jil Sander Bag_Spring 2011

Jil Sander

 

 

Nina Ricci Bag_Spring 2011

Nina Ricci

 

 

Rochas Bag_Spring 2011

Rochas

 

 

Jason Wu Bag_Spring 2011

Jason Wu

 

 

Burberry Bag_Spring 2011

Burberry

 

 

Giorgio Armani Bag_Spring 2011

Giorgio Armani

 

 

Fendi Bag_Spring 2011

Fendi

 

 

Oscar de la renta bag_Spring 2011

Oscar de la Renta

 

 

Loius Vuitton Bag_Spring 2011

Loius Vuitton

 

 

Versus Bag_Spring 2011

Versus

 

 

Marc Jacobs Bag_Spring 2011

Marc Jacobs

 

 

Versace Bag_Spring 2011

Versace

 

 

Celine Bag_Spring 2011

Celine

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Bag_Spring 2011

Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

Lanvin Bag_Spring 2011

Lanvin

 

 

Christian Dior Bag_Spring 2011

Christian Dior

 

 

Christian Dior Bag_Spring 2011

Christian Dior

 

 

Hermes Bag_Spring 2011

Hermes

 

 

Fendi Bag_Spring 2011

Fendi

 

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Bag_Spring 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

Fendi Bag_Spring 2011

Fendi

 

 

Chanel Bag_Spring 2011

Chanel

 

 

Loius Vuitton Bag_Spring 2011

Loius Vuitton

 

 

Chloe Bag_Spring 2011

Chloe

 

 

Proenza Schouler Bag_Spring 2011

Proenza Schouler

 

 

Michael Kors Bag_Spring 2011

Michael Kors

 

 

Burberry Bag_Spring 2011

Burberry

 

Coming up next is my ‘Top 40 Spring 2011 shoes!’ Be right back.

Images via Style.com

Chic item: Lulu Guinness Striped Bow Bag

8 Oct

This is the most gorgeous bag I’ve seen Lulu Guinness create. I mean I like the lip clutches and all but this is just adorable. Nothing says ladylike much better than this. The stripe small wanda bag is part of the A/W 2010 collection.

 

Lulu Guiness Stripe Small Wanda Bag

Lulu Guinness Stripe Small Wanda Bag

 

You can snap one up for £225 on luluguinness.com

Style talk: Leopard print? Well, just maybe

8 Oct

Maybe it’s the effect of seeing it every where, on the runway, in shops, online; or maybe it’s because I’m a bit more open these days but me, the self-confessed hater of all things animal print, seem to be falling for it.

Animal print is one of those trends that keep recurring every few years, reinvented but animal print quite alright. This season it’s made a pretty sleek chic come back and with designers like Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum and Blumarine featuring it in Spring 2011, it just might be around for a while. Good thing too because it looks like we’ve finally figured out  how to wear it and look chic.

 

Animal Print_Dolce&Gabbana_Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010

 

The basic rule is to keep it simple, let the animal print do the talking and keep accessories and all other items as plain as possible, else you’ll risk looking like something out of national geographic.

For wary but attracted fans like me, the secret is to introduce a little piece of leopard print into your outfit, could be a bag, shoe, scarf or possibly part of a dress? Well, i found the perfect dress on asos.com

Asos animal print dressAsos animal print dress

I like that it combines all the essential girly elements, sheer, frills and of course animal print. Paired with  6 inch high black or nude pumps, a tote in similar colour and we are on our way! It can also be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Stellar style piece.

Pictures via style.com and asos.com