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Bag Lusting: Rebecca Minkoff – Studs, Zips and Tassels

I am a lover of handbags, I have one in every colour of the rainbow, and I am a big fan of New York-based clothing and accessories label, Rebecca Minkoff. A couple of weeks ago I went by Dust PR to check out the Rebecca Minkoff autumn/winter 2012 collection and I was blown away by all the gorgeous detailing in the studs, zips, tassels, pleating, chain straps, and embossed leathers.

The bag that stood out the most had to be this gorgeous red studded satchel, I love the girlie satchel style, I love that it still has the Rebecca Minkoff signature-style with the studded detailing, but best of all I adore that it isn’t something I would have expected from RM. I totally need it in my handbag collection.

For autumn/winter there seems to be lots of splashes of colour with vibrant reds, girlie pinks, cobalt blue, yellows, and orange hues, as well as classic black, and luxurious snake-skin patterns. I also loved the variety, from large totes and my favourite original Morning After Bag, to adorable purses with ‘Allowance’ and ‘Benjamin’ slogans on, envelope zip handbags that come in different colour schemes, and cute cross-body box bags.

I am a lucky girl with two Rebecca Minkoff’s in my collection, but after seeing these gorgeous pieces that I have already virtually added another five or six!!!

Lookbook Love: Barbie Models For Irregular Choice

A few weeks back the lovely Sophie from Dust PR treated me to a sneak peek at the Irregular Choice lookbook shots, and I think I actually squealed when I saw them as they feature Barbie-like dolls *actually Sindy – but I will pretend otherwise* . Well finally I have been able to share the amazing shots promoting the footwear brand’s autumn/winter collection, which as always is eccentric and fab.

What I love about this quirky lookbook, other than of course the fabulous shoes, has to be the impeccable styling from the on trend clothing to the cool apartment. Come on hand’s up who wants an Irregular Choice gold jacket!!!

Check out IC Barbie getting ready for a night on the tiles, working her bath towel with those amazing leopard print wedge brogues with tassels, called Shinanigans – simply divine!!

This is one of my favourite shots, not only is IC Barbie wearing the most adorable and on trend poncho, but she has the most fab pair of boots on called The Beast. Is it wrong that I want this look from head-to-toe??

Even IC Barbie needs a day out of heels, and I love these bejewelled Ethel and Willy, proves that you don’t need height for glamour. I think these beauties would be perfect for fashion week.

No doubt though that IC Barbie does glamour best, and she looks fab in these wonderfully named, A Night Under the Stars sparkly heels.

My finally shot from this wonderful look book are these gorgeous Carnaby Bond boots, tassels, a block heel and laces – what’s not to love – these are top of my AW wish list. Also quite liking the ‘I Love Lamp’ skirt – very cute!!

**Sadly Barbie and doll lovers these shoes were only for the lookbook, no Barbie sizes available!!**
[Pics: Irregular Choice]

Pull!!: Barbie Goes Shooting With Barbour

Last week I was invited to the annual Barbour Clay Shooting Day and I have to admit I squealed with excitement as well as worry that I wouldn’t actually hit anything as this Barbie had never been shooting before. First of all I nearly didn’t make the coach in time, yes I was that kid at school who kept the coach waiting for a day trip, embarrassing keeping everyone waiting. In my defence London underground didn’t help me!!

The day took place at the E.J. Churchill Shooting School in Buckinghamshire, and started with a warm welcome from the very stylish Helen Barbour, who talked us through the amazing autumn/winter collections, which included her new shooting range. Helen was lovely and joined us all day for the shooting, and even came over to say hi as apparently the Barbour PR girls all love my blog, I did blush!!

After breakfast, we picked up our Barbour hat and earplugs, were split up into team and hit the shooting range. I have to admit my very patient instructor was a godsend, especially as after the morning practise session I had only hit two clays out of about 30!! I have to admit, and my team very worried, that for the competition there was no chance in hell that we would win.

How wrong I was, must have been the competition spurring me on as I actually hit a lot, I know shocker right but for the actual competition I got 21 out of 30, which meant I helped Team 7 to victory!!!

Look how small the clay is, and then imagine it coming at you or curving away, and then take into account the weight of the gun, oh and my worries of the kickback. Yeah you might have guessed it my instructor said I was thinking too much, she just kept saying “kill it like you mean it”.

The best shot of the day was thankfully in my team, the lovely Stephanie from South Molton Street Style blog who scored an amazing 26 out of 30, so as well as winning a Barbour jacket and champagne she also got a Barbour weekend bag.

Also in the winning team *below* was the very cool, and very hungover Lasse from the band Wolf Gang *above*, Stuart from Barbour, Alistair Guy’s assistant Luke, and Stephanie.

L-R: Stuart, Lasse, Luke, Me, and Stephanie

As well as day a filled with shooting, sun, champagne, gorgeous food and lots of laughs, it was also great to check out the new collections. I have fallen in love with the Barbour Gold Label by Temperley London Somerset Biker Jacket, which looks amazing over the cosy Suffolk cardigan.

As I was in the winning team I get to choose a Barbour jacket from the autumn/winter collection and I have to admit I can’t wait, I love the quilted versions but I think I am going to go traditional and get a waxed version. I love this belted one below. There was also talk on the day of getting Barbie her own miniature version as well, fingers crossed that comes off!!!

Big thanks to the lovely Sophie and Francesca from Dust PR for the invite, as well as Helen, Stuart and Natalie from Barbour, I had such a great day.

[Pics: Mine & via Dust PR-as hard for me to take pictures of myself]