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"This season, Mulberry is fascinated by old English houses and how they lived through the decades, changing and evolving with the ebb and flow of times and fashions". Mulberry.com

The first collection from new creative director Johnny Coca (former Céline accessories design director) and I think Mulberry has re-discovered its voice and has presented a gorgeous collection, that has a clear brand message - just wish there had been a catwalk show. 


As usual it's the stunning bags that catch my eye and have pulled me back in love with the brand. A great mix of old and new, with Mulberry favourites updated in fall colours - the Bayswater, Lily, and Willow tote, alongside the new Darby (a great structured style with top handle, shoulder strap and zip pocket detailing), Jamie & mini Jamie (great everyday slouchy bucket style in mixed fabrications) and Delphie (reversible clutch style, a new SS15 silhouette). 

A stunning rich palette with key colours - oxblood, black, army green, midnight blue and mixture of sumptuous fabrics from ostrich and printed leather to washed clad leather and suede, that add texture and detail to this assortment of stylish bags.


The final new style is Roxette - an update to the classic Roxanne, a gorgeous bag that reminds me of vintage Mulberry, much more the brand I know and love. This bag has stolen my heart and i think it is simply stunning, and my favourite's are the Oxblood and grey colours both in Croc Printed Leather, they have fantastic texture that adds a subtle detailing to the bag, also a great size for using everyday. Roxette also comes in Pink sheepskin, which is not to my taste as it looks a little too like a teddy bear but the silhouette and hardware detailing is fabulous. Have been considering investing in a new bag, think I may need to wait till next season and get my gorgeous vintage tan Roxanne a buddy.


Not a massive lover of the clothing collection - but Mulberry for me always has and always will be about the bags. However these three looks from the main collection caught my eye - a sophisticated way to wear warm, ladylike knitwear.


"Interior stuccos, mouldings and other architectural decorations formed the basis of screen prints, woven jacquards, and embroideries. A neo-classical filigree motif was a recurring theme. It popped up on silky PJ suits but was best explored in a 3D ivory boucle coat, which had been embroidered, hand cut away and then painted on top." Vogue.co.uk

No surprise then that the showroom had been given a very interior inspired treatment - gorgeous pieces of art accompany the clothes/accessories - see more in video below:

        
* All imagery / Video content taken from Mulberry.com and mulberry_editor Instagram

A very beautiful and well put together collection, hopefully with Johnny Coca in charge we will be seeing this brand back on top, embracing what it is known for - British heritage.

What did you think to this Fashion week presentation? 

AW15 Fashion Week - Mulberry

"This season, Mulberry is fascinated by old English houses and how they lived through the decades, changing and evolving with the ebb and flow of times and fashions". Mulberry.com

The first collection from new creative director Johnny Coca (former Céline accessories design director) and I think Mulberry has re-discovered its voice and has presented a gorgeous collection, that has a clear brand message - just wish there had been a catwalk show. 


As usual it's the stunning bags that catch my eye and have pulled me back in love with the brand. A great mix of old and new, with Mulberry favourites updated in fall colours - the Bayswater, Lily, and Willow tote, alongside the new Darby (a great structured style with top handle, shoulder strap and zip pocket detailing), Jamie & mini Jamie (great everyday slouchy bucket style in mixed fabrications) and Delphie (reversible clutch style, a new SS15 silhouette). 

A stunning rich palette with key colours - oxblood, black, army green, midnight blue and mixture of sumptuous fabrics from ostrich and printed leather to washed clad leather and suede, that add texture and detail to this assortment of stylish bags.


The final new style is Roxette - an update to the classic Roxanne, a gorgeous bag that reminds me of vintage Mulberry, much more the brand I know and love. This bag has stolen my heart and i think it is simply stunning, and my favourite's are the Oxblood and grey colours both in Croc Printed Leather, they have fantastic texture that adds a subtle detailing to the bag, also a great size for using everyday. Roxette also comes in Pink sheepskin, which is not to my taste as it looks a little too like a teddy bear but the silhouette and hardware detailing is fabulous. Have been considering investing in a new bag, think I may need to wait till next season and get my gorgeous vintage tan Roxanne a buddy.


Not a massive lover of the clothing collection - but Mulberry for me always has and always will be about the bags. However these three looks from the main collection caught my eye - a sophisticated way to wear warm, ladylike knitwear.


"Interior stuccos, mouldings and other architectural decorations formed the basis of screen prints, woven jacquards, and embroideries. A neo-classical filigree motif was a recurring theme. It popped up on silky PJ suits but was best explored in a 3D ivory boucle coat, which had been embroidered, hand cut away and then painted on top." Vogue.co.uk

No surprise then that the showroom had been given a very interior inspired treatment - gorgeous pieces of art accompany the clothes/accessories - see more in video below:

        
* All imagery / Video content taken from Mulberry.com and mulberry_editor Instagram

A very beautiful and well put together collection, hopefully with Johnny Coca in charge we will be seeing this brand back on top, embracing what it is known for - British heritage.

What did you think to this Fashion week presentation? 


The amazing new collection with it's joyous circus-inspired designs took China town by storm, taking its cue from Gwen Stefani's No Doubt era, and aptly named "The Freak like me" collection.

With a rainbow of colours and just the right amount of quirky, this presentation was a must see at fashion week and has got social media in a technicolor spin. Never before have I seen so many Instagram pictures of shoes, but as i have said before Sophia Webster shoes are more like wearable pieces of art. With some usual elements and some unexpected twists a really lovely collection that has left my credit card feeling a future dent coming from Sophiawebster.com


An update to the existing butterfly shoes, with new colours in established favourites alongside new statement pointed flats and a pair of stunning black stiletto ankle boots that scream style. 


Not only fabulous feet but now you can literally match your bag to your shoes. From her signature slogan clutches with quipy new sayings and some great new typography, to cute backpack styles - all in matching colours, to perfectly co-ordinate with your fashionable feet. The cutest new assortment is a nod to Coke Cola with red and white pointed pumps and a cute cherry coke clutch to match, not exactly normal but a great nod to the fast food fashions that have littered the catwalk over the last 12 months.


A beautiful range of embellished flats, funky boots and towering heels adorned with feathers, leopard-print, glitter, "warped check" and tartan - where else would you find all these elements in one show? Even the models were wacky bold and defiantly eye catching in their circus themed costumes. The "Miss Thang" slingbacks are stunning and very simplistic yet quirky, in a gorgeous subtle pink - could totally see these sitting on my shoe rack.


My favourite part of the collection is the mini range. Not many designers offer great mum and mini me pairings, whether you want cute little slogan toes or matching glittery butterflies, these mini styles are just as beautiful as the rest of the assortment. If only they were a little better priced - if anything like the current styles available on the designers website, you are looking at around £250!! think i best win the lottery!

Another amazing offer form this talented designer - thank you Sophia Webster for bringing some much needed quirkiness to my life.

All imagery from Vogue.co.uk show report

AW15 Fashion Week - Sophia Webster


The amazing new collection with it's joyous circus-inspired designs took China town by storm, taking its cue from Gwen Stefani's No Doubt era, and aptly named "The Freak like me" collection.

With a rainbow of colours and just the right amount of quirky, this presentation was a must see at fashion week and has got social media in a technicolor spin. Never before have I seen so many Instagram pictures of shoes, but as i have said before Sophia Webster shoes are more like wearable pieces of art. With some usual elements and some unexpected twists a really lovely collection that has left my credit card feeling a future dent coming from Sophiawebster.com


An update to the existing butterfly shoes, with new colours in established favourites alongside new statement pointed flats and a pair of stunning black stiletto ankle boots that scream style. 


Not only fabulous feet but now you can literally match your bag to your shoes. From her signature slogan clutches with quipy new sayings and some great new typography, to cute backpack styles - all in matching colours, to perfectly co-ordinate with your fashionable feet. The cutest new assortment is a nod to Coke Cola with red and white pointed pumps and a cute cherry coke clutch to match, not exactly normal but a great nod to the fast food fashions that have littered the catwalk over the last 12 months.


A beautiful range of embellished flats, funky boots and towering heels adorned with feathers, leopard-print, glitter, "warped check" and tartan - where else would you find all these elements in one show? Even the models were wacky bold and defiantly eye catching in their circus themed costumes. The "Miss Thang" slingbacks are stunning and very simplistic yet quirky, in a gorgeous subtle pink - could totally see these sitting on my shoe rack.


My favourite part of the collection is the mini range. Not many designers offer great mum and mini me pairings, whether you want cute little slogan toes or matching glittery butterflies, these mini styles are just as beautiful as the rest of the assortment. If only they were a little better priced - if anything like the current styles available on the designers website, you are looking at around £250!! think i best win the lottery!

Another amazing offer form this talented designer - thank you Sophia Webster for bringing some much needed quirkiness to my life.

All imagery from Vogue.co.uk show report

In collaboration with Ines de la Fressange

As soon as i received the email to say this month's My Little Box was on way, i couldn't wait to discover what goodies this chic little brand had in store for subscribers - sadly i wasn't in when Mr Postman arrived on Wednesday so had to wait to go and collect from the post office. 

After the disaster that was January's box (fitness themed with a mix of very random beauty products) i was waiting to see if the February box could convince me not to hit that cancel subscription button and on first impressions i am back in love. I have loved every box since i started my subscription back in September but January's was a total miss for me and i think the only item in the box i was truly happy with was the little calendar - not good!

Anyway back to the Frenchie box.....a true Parisian box of chic.


Presented in the normal way, with the contents wrapped up in a little ribbon - underneath a mixture of beautiful lifestyle and beauty products.

CONTENTS
My little world magazine, with beauty and fashion tips/interviews
Beautiful illustration of Ines, with "about her" on the back
My Little Beauty Complexion enhancer - glowing skin
By Terry Terrybly Khol pencil in Bronze Generation
L'Oreal Super liner brow artist shaper - Dark Brunette
DHC Blotting paper
My Little Smartphone case/pouch
Les petits mots D'Ines - jar of messages


DHC Blotting paper - in very cute little packaging (although not sure why it is in Chinese), although i don't normally have a need for this kind of product but a nice thing to have in my makeup box just in case. 

My Little Beauty complexion enhancer is a light face tint , that gives a glow to the complexion, a great consistency, very creamy and a light fragrance, will be using on my "light" makeup days. 

L'Oreal Super liner brow artist shaper - oddly i have been thinking about my eyebrows lately and wondering what to try and as if by magic MLB have provided me with a L'Oreal product that looks very natural on my brows and is easy to apply, handy too as it has the eyebrow pencil as well as fix/finish wax and a little brush. 

By Terry Terrybly Khol pencil - a gorgeous eyeliner, great alternative to my normal black, this one has flecks of bronze in which looks really pretty whilst still giving me definition. Glides on the eyelid smoothly and so far is a last all day product, perfect for my everyday look.


My favourite item in the box - a little blue smartphone case with red/white/blue spots on. I was worried about this item as i had seen a couple of reviews from other bloggers who said it was for an iPhone (which i do not have) however my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini fits perfectly. A nicely made and thought out item, perfect to keep my phone safe in the depths of my handbag, plus the little pocket on the front very handy for train tickets or even my headphones. 


Finally the last item in Ines's box, a cute idea but not quite sure how i will use in my life - a mini jar of messages. The one i have unwrapped read "Like 99% of women, i woke up this morning and had nothing to wear". Like i said a cute item but all the other lifestyle items i have had in my boxes have had a purpose this just doesn't, but it will look pretty on my dressing table.

- ♥ -

Do you subscribe to My Little Box - what have you thought to the last few boxes, have they left you feeling all Parisian or just bored? Would love to hear from you x

My Little Frenchie Box

In collaboration with Ines de la Fressange

As soon as i received the email to say this month's My Little Box was on way, i couldn't wait to discover what goodies this chic little brand had in store for subscribers - sadly i wasn't in when Mr Postman arrived on Wednesday so had to wait to go and collect from the post office. 

After the disaster that was January's box (fitness themed with a mix of very random beauty products) i was waiting to see if the February box could convince me not to hit that cancel subscription button and on first impressions i am back in love. I have loved every box since i started my subscription back in September but January's was a total miss for me and i think the only item in the box i was truly happy with was the little calendar - not good!

Anyway back to the Frenchie box.....a true Parisian box of chic.


Presented in the normal way, with the contents wrapped up in a little ribbon - underneath a mixture of beautiful lifestyle and beauty products.

CONTENTS
My little world magazine, with beauty and fashion tips/interviews
Beautiful illustration of Ines, with "about her" on the back
My Little Beauty Complexion enhancer - glowing skin
By Terry Terrybly Khol pencil in Bronze Generation
L'Oreal Super liner brow artist shaper - Dark Brunette
DHC Blotting paper
My Little Smartphone case/pouch
Les petits mots D'Ines - jar of messages


DHC Blotting paper - in very cute little packaging (although not sure why it is in Chinese), although i don't normally have a need for this kind of product but a nice thing to have in my makeup box just in case. 

My Little Beauty complexion enhancer is a light face tint , that gives a glow to the complexion, a great consistency, very creamy and a light fragrance, will be using on my "light" makeup days. 

L'Oreal Super liner brow artist shaper - oddly i have been thinking about my eyebrows lately and wondering what to try and as if by magic MLB have provided me with a L'Oreal product that looks very natural on my brows and is easy to apply, handy too as it has the eyebrow pencil as well as fix/finish wax and a little brush. 

By Terry Terrybly Khol pencil - a gorgeous eyeliner, great alternative to my normal black, this one has flecks of bronze in which looks really pretty whilst still giving me definition. Glides on the eyelid smoothly and so far is a last all day product, perfect for my everyday look.


My favourite item in the box - a little blue smartphone case with red/white/blue spots on. I was worried about this item as i had seen a couple of reviews from other bloggers who said it was for an iPhone (which i do not have) however my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini fits perfectly. A nicely made and thought out item, perfect to keep my phone safe in the depths of my handbag, plus the little pocket on the front very handy for train tickets or even my headphones. 


Finally the last item in Ines's box, a cute idea but not quite sure how i will use in my life - a mini jar of messages. The one i have unwrapped read "Like 99% of women, i woke up this morning and had nothing to wear". Like i said a cute item but all the other lifestyle items i have had in my boxes have had a purpose this just doesn't, but it will look pretty on my dressing table.

- ♥ -

Do you subscribe to My Little Box - what have you thought to the last few boxes, have they left you feeling all Parisian or just bored? Would love to hear from you x


"This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce."

* Every Christmas there is one item that seems to dominate the presents, most times in my family its DVD's or books but this year it was slippers... Minions, Julian the monkey and Mickey Mouse all made an appearance on my sofa, all from Primark. * A New Year's Eve walk in the freezing cold and snow with the family - hubby looks way too excited #photobomb. * New books to add to my coffee table collection - Pretty Honest, a beauty guide with very helpful tips in and the very inspirational biography from a personal role model, Diane Von Furstenberg - who knew this woman has done so much more than design the iconic wrap dress. * A treat to myself, new curling wand with a larger barrel perfect for more disheveled curls. * Winter inspired street style - pins from my Pinterest boards. * Favourite sale bargain - beautiful vintage look, long line floral blazer from ASOS. Not what i would have classed as AW wear but a bargain none the less, perfect for layering in the spring season and the perfect partner to my favourite little white dress. * Love an insect print - the new IT print from H&M, in a textured sweatshirt with exposed zip detailing, ideal weekend loungewear. * I am in love!! this Olivia Rubin jacket has my name all over it, although sadly with a £450 ticket on i may have to resort to loving from a far. * These days there are so many good copies around on the highstreet and i was very impressed with these great little courts i got from Primark especially when i found an almost identical pair on the Dune website for a lot more money. Great heel height and a patent heel, just need to the snow to go and i can wear.


* Discovering Primark Candles, a great scent - Coconut & Vanilla cream and a bargain at only £2.50. Will have to go back and try some of the other scents - any suggestions on which to try?
* In my opinion any outfit is made by the choice of accessories, just a few of my favourites from my Pinterest boards. * The January My Little Box - Energy. Not impressed with this one, why does everything in January have to be fitness related? The face cream, refreshing spritz and gym bag are useful but i really didn't need yet another bottle of red nail polish especially as i am not a lover of Nails Inc. The only item i was happy with was the cute little calendar, a great size for my desk at work and has some really nice illustrations. Hoping the February box is an improvement or its bye bye My Little Box. * New year, new Zumba gear - leggings from H&M, sports bottle from good old Poundland and the best sports bra i have ever had from Primark (a very unexpected find, went back for another colour) at an amazing £4!!! * Random sale find in Accessorieze, every girl should have a unicorn air freshener in her car, especially when it smells of bubblegum. * New phone time... love when my contract ends and i can choose a shiny new handset. As my contracts are usually 2 years long, i do find that at about 18 months i am bored and on the look out for my next phone and i was so happy to find the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini available on the contract i wanted. Such a great phone and in my opinion Samsung are just as good as iphone's. * More January loves from Pinterest - with some beautiful spring florals to brighten up this gloomy month. * Cute new scarf from Accessorize in the sale, warm and snuggly with a cute plaid print with pops of neon pink (doesn't look very neon in the pic). * Totally in love with the new collection at Paperchase - funky cats!! Pink glitter and a kitty wearing sunnies, need this notebook on my desk!


* Primark's new homeware collection is proving irresistible! This fleece blanket in grey checks is huge and for only £10 a great find for snuggling on the sofa, although Willow likes it too so i do have to fight to actually use it. * New mascara - Maybelline Lash sensational - pink packaging, great lash lengthening and non smudging what more could a girl ask for in a mascara. * Slogan tee's that caught my eye on the highstreet - the shopping addiction one even my mum saw and said was perfect for me. * My nieces amazing Frozen birthday cake, complete with fairy lights and characters. Looked great and tasted it too. * More Primark homeware - at only £6 i couldn't resist both sets of these little battery operated fairy lights. The little hearts are on my Ikea unit in the bedroom and the lanterns are draped on my staircase to add that homey touch. * My little phone felt quite naked until this leopard lovely arrived - so cute love the pastel leopard print. I do need to have a little rant here, why do companies only sell the fancy/fashionable/branded phone cases for iPhone? I fell in love with a Marc Jacobs and a Fifi Lapin case but neither are available for Samsung phones. Why can't these beauties be offered to the rest of the world who choose not to own an iPhone? please offer more!!!! * Great slogan from River Island, so true and love the colour palette, a nice spring nautical look. * Finally the new Mulberry campaign is out, check out my post Blooming Marvellous Mulberry? to see what i thought.

Hope you had a fabulous January....


My January


"This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce."

* Every Christmas there is one item that seems to dominate the presents, most times in my family its DVD's or books but this year it was slippers... Minions, Julian the monkey and Mickey Mouse all made an appearance on my sofa, all from Primark. * A New Year's Eve walk in the freezing cold and snow with the family - hubby looks way too excited #photobomb. * New books to add to my coffee table collection - Pretty Honest, a beauty guide with very helpful tips in and the very inspirational biography from a personal role model, Diane Von Furstenberg - who knew this woman has done so much more than design the iconic wrap dress. * A treat to myself, new curling wand with a larger barrel perfect for more disheveled curls. * Winter inspired street style - pins from my Pinterest boards. * Favourite sale bargain - beautiful vintage look, long line floral blazer from ASOS. Not what i would have classed as AW wear but a bargain none the less, perfect for layering in the spring season and the perfect partner to my favourite little white dress. * Love an insect print - the new IT print from H&M, in a textured sweatshirt with exposed zip detailing, ideal weekend loungewear. * I am in love!! this Olivia Rubin jacket has my name all over it, although sadly with a £450 ticket on i may have to resort to loving from a far. * These days there are so many good copies around on the highstreet and i was very impressed with these great little courts i got from Primark especially when i found an almost identical pair on the Dune website for a lot more money. Great heel height and a patent heel, just need to the snow to go and i can wear.


* Discovering Primark Candles, a great scent - Coconut & Vanilla cream and a bargain at only £2.50. Will have to go back and try some of the other scents - any suggestions on which to try?
* In my opinion any outfit is made by the choice of accessories, just a few of my favourites from my Pinterest boards. * The January My Little Box - Energy. Not impressed with this one, why does everything in January have to be fitness related? The face cream, refreshing spritz and gym bag are useful but i really didn't need yet another bottle of red nail polish especially as i am not a lover of Nails Inc. The only item i was happy with was the cute little calendar, a great size for my desk at work and has some really nice illustrations. Hoping the February box is an improvement or its bye bye My Little Box. * New year, new Zumba gear - leggings from H&M, sports bottle from good old Poundland and the best sports bra i have ever had from Primark (a very unexpected find, went back for another colour) at an amazing £4!!! * Random sale find in Accessorieze, every girl should have a unicorn air freshener in her car, especially when it smells of bubblegum. * New phone time... love when my contract ends and i can choose a shiny new handset. As my contracts are usually 2 years long, i do find that at about 18 months i am bored and on the look out for my next phone and i was so happy to find the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini available on the contract i wanted. Such a great phone and in my opinion Samsung are just as good as iphone's. * More January loves from Pinterest - with some beautiful spring florals to brighten up this gloomy month. * Cute new scarf from Accessorize in the sale, warm and snuggly with a cute plaid print with pops of neon pink (doesn't look very neon in the pic). * Totally in love with the new collection at Paperchase - funky cats!! Pink glitter and a kitty wearing sunnies, need this notebook on my desk!


* Primark's new homeware collection is proving irresistible! This fleece blanket in grey checks is huge and for only £10 a great find for snuggling on the sofa, although Willow likes it too so i do have to fight to actually use it. * New mascara - Maybelline Lash sensational - pink packaging, great lash lengthening and non smudging what more could a girl ask for in a mascara. * Slogan tee's that caught my eye on the highstreet - the shopping addiction one even my mum saw and said was perfect for me. * My nieces amazing Frozen birthday cake, complete with fairy lights and characters. Looked great and tasted it too. * More Primark homeware - at only £6 i couldn't resist both sets of these little battery operated fairy lights. The little hearts are on my Ikea unit in the bedroom and the lanterns are draped on my staircase to add that homey touch. * My little phone felt quite naked until this leopard lovely arrived - so cute love the pastel leopard print. I do need to have a little rant here, why do companies only sell the fancy/fashionable/branded phone cases for iPhone? I fell in love with a Marc Jacobs and a Fifi Lapin case but neither are available for Samsung phones. Why can't these beauties be offered to the rest of the world who choose not to own an iPhone? please offer more!!!! * Great slogan from River Island, so true and love the colour palette, a nice spring nautical look. * Finally the new Mulberry campaign is out, check out my post Blooming Marvellous Mulberry? to see what i thought.

Hope you had a fabulous January....


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