Tag Archives: Leather

Through The Pin Hole


It reflects the unmistakable style of Marni with its modern and unexpected touch of recherché. A sense of precision distinguishes the collection which includes a complete line of bags, small leather goods and shoes in precious cut-out leather.

The collection comprises of boxy bags, shoppers, clutches with metal closures, frame and shoulder bags. Rigorous shapes are made in perforated leather bonded with felt. Geometric patterns give a decorative feel. Constructed pumps with platforms in contrasting colours, Mary-Janes with a stack heel and I-pad cases complete the PIN HOLE collection which comes in a palette of black tones, green, ivory, beige and orange.

MARNI PIN HOLE COLLECTION is available at all MARNI Boutiques and the MARNI Virtual Store at www.marni.com, as of July 2011.



I heart the pencil skirt!!

The pencil skirt is set to be THE biggest trend of Autumn so get your hands on the ultimate wardrobe staple now!

I’m loving this leather number worn with a white sleeveless shirt from Pied a Terre. Wear with kitten heels and any top you have! The best thing is, eveything goes with it!

Why not try this red version from Warehouse – add a leather biker jacket and snakeskin Blouse for a more sexed up ‘drinks after work’ look.

Great in the office and great at night, the pencil skirt is a trend that has come and gone but I think is finally here to stay. LLLB

Biker Jackets – Show Your Wild Side

Wondering how to wear the biker jacket trend without looking like an addition to the Hells Angels?

It can be worn at night over a mini dress for a glam-rock look like the models at fashion week or during the day with skinny jeans and blouses or plain t-shirts like Kate Moss. Why not go in the opposite direction by wearing it over girly summer dresses too, in honour of Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller! You just need to make the outfit work for you and that begins with buying the right one.

Buy a good fabric leather – It will last longer and give a softer feel which will move with you rather than against you.

What can you wear it with?  – The jacket will only be an investment if you will wear it with what you have already, you shouldn’t have to buy a wardrobe around it.

Buy the right style – There are harsh versions out there with logo’s and studs on but also light girly versions too – think cropped, fringed and worn styles.

Wearing it with total opposites could ruin your look – DON’T wear with silk or the obvious Converse or studded boots. Instead put with plain pieces – think GAP and Topshop basics.

Here are the jackets I’ve chosen for this ultra cool-stylish look. All from Mint Velvet.

Who are Mint Velvet?

The Mint Velvet story began with three women, inspired by a desire for something new, setting out to create a collection which was both relaxed and glamorous, and felt luxe without the price tag.  All modern working mothers, they wanted to create something by women for women, which fit in with their lifestyle and made them feel confident and sexy. 

“Liz, Jane and Lisa, who are behind Mint Velvet, have achieved so much in such a short time, particularly considering the set up was in the midst of the recession, and are truly iconic figures to other women wishing to start up in business.  They make work life fun and interesting – everyone who works for Mint Velvet adores the brand and the team.  It’s great environment to work in.”


Leather zip jacket, £225

Leather biker jacket, £225

Leather biker waistcoat, £199


…Wear With…


Add three key pieces to it and the look becomes your own…don’t think you can pull it off for work?


Try this simple equation!

Asymmetric Blouse £59 Mint Velvet + Shoes Dune – Nikki- £65 + Bertie across the body bag £65

Work it for night with a glitzy top and skyscraper heels!

Less than 2 years old and the brand continues to strive to provide a collection which is all about “attitude over age” reflecting women’s busy modern lifestyles.  Starting initially with a handful of House of Fraser concessions, Mint Velvet now operates from over 70 outlets.  The brand currently has 4 boutique stores, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Fenwick concessions in selected stores as well as other luxury Independent Department stores, and a fully transactional website.

See more here



The Fashionable

The Mulberry Crew

I’ve spied some more pretty people taking Mulberry on their everyday and international travels: these are some of my favourites from Spring Summer 2011.

Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller, Dita Von Teese & Ellie Goulding

Olivia carries the Tillie in Powder Beige Sparkle Tweed 

Sienna carries the Oversized Tillie in Oak Silky Snake Print 

Dita wears the Twist Column Dress in Electric Blue 

Ellie carries Large Edie in Black.


Not A Stiletto In Sight…

The new collection of mens shoes from Jimmy Choo…


It seems everyone is launching menswear! The new collection, designed by Tamara Mellon, was launched in Milan last week. Biker boots, high-tops in her signature zebra pattern and tan leathers are amongst her designs, not to mention paisley slippers with naked women silhouettes on. Pass on those please. LLLB