Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Designers are finally starting to get a bit of a sense of humour. Leading the pack is Giles Deacon recently, treading along the pathway paved by the queen... Vivien Westwood.

Giles Aw 10/11

Giles Aw 10/11... gremlin anybody?

Westwood, Spring/summer 2010. Frogs combined with DIY plastic panels... hmmm, pushing out the boundaries of high fashion

I have posted this one before, its from Etsy

Watermelon inspired shopper by Peter Jensen Spring/summer 2010

John Rocha spring/summer 2010

Giles on the street. Who is this eccentric lady who has actually bought this bag and is using it on the streets of milan?

Fashion Fringe - Lidija and Dejan from London fashion week, spring/summer 2010

Monday, 26 April 2010


Speaking of old-skool, i really love these luxury leather cases by Porter. The Japanese genius' truly understand the art of restraint. No hardware, minimal luxury details and a focus on materials is what these are all about. I particularly love the colour choices... the yellow one is the one i have my eye on.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


This was my favourite bag of the moment about a week ago, its the luscious Proenza Schouler satchel. Its understated, classic and you can't go wrong with the colour. I'm not sure what my favourite bag is right this moment, I think its the humble canvas shopper which i have a new appreciation for.

I still love it though, i think i have convinced myself not to like it so much because i would never be able to afford it.

Friday, 16 April 2010


Its friday yay. I found this image on the sartorialist. I'm not sure exactly what is actually going on with the canvas shopper but it gave me the idea to stitch on re-enforced leather corners onto an old canvas bag. The combination of disposable and precious really appeals to me.

I might give this a go this weekend.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


These current Fendi bags are a design classic. This season sees them transform from the inside out. The subtle luxury of the brand is hidden on the inside of the bag, luscious leather and microscopic beading adorns the inside rather than the outside.

Of course we all know that the bags are carried 'open' letting it all hang out is a fashion must for all the ladies lucky enough to sport one of these. Who cares if you lose your blackberry, just buy a new one!

Hidden luxury is in, ostentation (is that a word?) is sort of sliding out.

Not necessarily a key trend in China but just wait, its taking off.