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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

All About J.W. Anderson

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I first discovered J.W. Anderson whilst I was visiting Dover Street Market. Seeing as the brand had been establised in 2008, I was, admittedly, a little bit late to the party; however, it was right around the time when I was really "getting into" designer handbags and J.W. Anderson's designs struck me as something quite special. It was the J.W. Anderson Moon Bag that really did it for me - I just loved all of those clean lines and the alluring crescent-moon of negative space. It looked a lot like my very first designer handbag purchase (a Loewe Clutch Bag from circa 2000), and that coincidental likeness left me feeling closer to J.W. Anderson's aesthetic. 
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Clutch Bag with Printed Pony Hair

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The 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Clutch Bag is a really well considered designed. Essentially, the shape is modelled on the classic "pouch", but the bag is modernized with a few simple changes. The 31 Minute Clutch enjoys a trapezoid shape, a wide base and a slim top, as well as soft rounded corners. The overall look is rather chic and understated, allowing room for the brand to play around with more adventurous colours or designs. 
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Céline Nano Luggage Bag in Black

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photo by Sarah Tirona via Flickr / CC BY / edited: cropped, sharper

The Céline Luggage Bag was first launched in 2009, and it has been incredibly successful. One sign of a bag's success is that it is spun into a whole range with different sizes and versions. This is precisely what has happened to the Luggage Bag, which is now available in this small Nano version as well as in a range of "Phantom" styles with a different gusset detail. Available in a range of colours and sizes - from truly huge to adorably dinky  -  there is a version of this designer handbag that will suit anyone's frame and wardrobe.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

3.1 Phillip Lim Large Pashli in Bright Fuschia

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Pink seems to be on the menu this week! First, I bought a gorgeous pre-loved Smythson bag in powder pink, and now I've just received this gorgeous bright fuschia 3.1 Phillip Lim Large Pashli. This is the second pre-loved Large Pashli bag that I've written about, but this one is a newer model (without the scalloped leather detailing) and features black hardware instead of the usual silver.
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Smythson Envelope Bag in Powder Pink

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Here is my latest designer discovery – a mini, bright pink, structured envelope-style bag from Smythson. I love this handbag, and have bought and sold some similar Smythson bags over the last couple of years. However, none of them have ever had this much… personality!
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Monday, 31 July 2017

The Céline Belt Bag

photo by Carrie. A / CC BY / edited: cropped, sharper, brighter

The Belt Bag is one of my favourite designs from Céline's archive. I think that the bag looks both simple and elegant, and it is made available in a range of seriously dreamy neutrals.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli

collage made from: photo by Sarah Tirona (left) / CC BY / edited: cropped
photo by Sarah Tirona (right) / CC BY / edited: cropped

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli is available in three sizes; mini, medium and large. The mini and medium sizes are the most readily available to purchase, and they come in a wide range of colours. In London, which is where I live, I often see the medium Pashli being used a work bag. In contrast, I spot the mini Pashli a lot more on the weekends when I'm out shopping in central London.

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