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Introducing: Village England – Gorgeous Handbag Brand

Introducing: Village England – Gorgeous Handbag Brand

I love discovering new handbag brands, because there is no such thing as too many bags, and I love it even more when it is discovered through the power of social media from a great conversation, and I adore it even more when the brand is British. So let me introduce Village England, a new-ish British accessories brand that is on the quest to design the perfect bag and I think looking at the autumn/winter 2015 collection they have cracked it. 

What I love about this label, other than the fab styles, has to be the passion of the founders, Eddie Knevett, the former head of accessories at department store House of Fraser, and Julia Dobson, the former UK boss for LVMH-owned French brand Céline, who both really just want to make quality bags that are not only functional but also fashionable, oh and I have to say I love that they like me love pockets!!!

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Trend Watch: Quirky & Fun Statement Clutches

Trend Watch: Quirky & Fun Statement Clutches

For me clutches are the perfect way to inject a little fun and personality into an outfit, and I am loving how many designer names are embracing the little quirky, statement bags in their collections. I am a huge fan of Charlotte Olympia, Kate Spade, Sophia Webster, Olympia Le Tan, and Anya Hindmarch, and I am so pleased I have a few in my bag collection, but when it comes to designer I tend to opt for their classic styles over the fun ones, so I have been on the hunt for some purse friendly fun alternatives, and I can’t believe how many beauties I found for under £40.

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Bag Loving: Holly Fulton For Radley


I love it when two very different brands come together and make something beautiful, and I don’t think you can get any more different than the quirky, fun, and Art Deco-loving Holly Fulton and the traditional leather good company Radley, known for its iconic Scottie dog.

This is the second collection from the London Fashion Week designer, I am not sure why I missed the first, but I am in love with these statement bags, especially the gorgeous embossed Canteen bag. This bag really does marry up Fulton’s graphic designs with the classic styling of Radley and at £199 it really is a great designer buy.

If you are after something that packs more of a bold statement and you are a dog lover then you have to go for the cute Scottie dog clutch, £129. Not only does it come in a vivid blue colour, as well as navy, it also comes embossed with signs and symbols. But If you are after something a little subtle then you can’t go wrong with the gorgeous tote with its bold appliqué geometric design, so very Holly Fulton and so very Radley.

If the bags weren’t pretty enough, inside each bag there is a spherical leather embossed coin purse and mirror – I do love hidden touches like that.

Which Holly Fulton for Radley collection is your favourite?Radley-Holly-Fulton-1 Radley-Holly-Fulton-3 Radley-Holly-Fulton-2

[Pics: Radley]

Bag Loving: The Elie Saab Satchel

Elie-saab-bags-ss-6When I think of Elie Saab, I think gorgeous gowns, exquisite detailing, and one of my favourite red carpet designers, one think I don’t think about is that they do handbags, and it seems like I have been missing out.

I have really been embracing smaller handbags lately, from my bright yellow Rebecca Minkoff to my dinky Anya Hindmarch Tiny Tim, and I am always on the look out for another little beauty to add to my collection and I just spotted this gorgeous satchel style from Elie Saab with its chain shoulder strap. Everything about this mini bag screams classic elegance and when looking for a new designer bag I want something that will look modern past the current season, it is an investment after all.

These leather satchels designed with a floral palette tone for spring/summer 2014 are gorgeous, I love that even though there are only six styles each one is in a striking classic colourway from emerald-green to jasmine white. If I had to pick a favourite I think it would have to be deep raspberry, not only is the colour pure Barbie perfection but the piping detailing really adds a modern touch to a classic style.

Which colour would you go for?Elie-saab-bags-ss-7 Elie-saab-bags-ss-5 Elie-saab-bags-ss14