My O bag makeover

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With the expense of Christmas looming – I’m entertaining 13 people, more of that to follow soon – now is not the time to be obsessing about new handbags! But what’s a girl to do. I have a habit which must be fed. While sharing … [read more]

The cross body bag edit

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It’s no secret that handbags are my thing. I can be having a bad hair day, alongside a bloated tummy and spotty face week, but a statement handbag will always look good. Having recently brought you my Totes review, I’ve been scouring the shops and interweb for … [read more]

Hope Spring Summer collection 2016

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I’ve been waiting for warm sunny weather and the absence of builders for months, so that I could finally take some photos outside in my amazing new Hope Fashion Spring/Summer outfit. Inside the house there’s been nothing but dust and chaos, while outside, the lawn hasn’t … [read more]

Totes amazing! 5 of the best large handbags

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Women’s handbags are getting bigger and bigger. Tote bags used to be a specific category – a bag large enough to carry your shopping. Now a tote is more or less the norm, as our nomadic working patterns and consumerist lifestyles mean we need to carry … [read more]

A picture is worth a thousand words

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I’ve become addicted to Instagram.  I’m not sure there’s much of a point to it, it’s just a visual collection of random moments. I’m following several hundred people who I’ve never met or spoken to before, but who curate or photograph beautiful images. And scrolling through strangers’ … [read more]

Christmas in July – best picks

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This week I’ve been mostly going to the Christmas in July press events. The shows are an opportunity for brands to display their Autumn/Winter and Christmas products to the media and bloggers. Here are my best bits from Amazon, Obag, Osprey London and dotcomgiftshop: Most desirable: … [read more]

OMG, look at my O Bag!

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Last week I met the happiest woman in North London. Marcia Robinson has just brought Italian handbag brand O Bag Factory to the UK and is grinning from ear to ear about it. I can understand why. This time last year Marcia was working in … [read more]

Osprey London, a very British brand

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Last week I was invited to visit the Osprey London flagship store on Regent Street, just by Piccadilly station. I was treated to a personal tour of the store, followed by tea and cake served on vintage china. Osprey is a brand I knew nothing … [read more]

Christmas gift ideas – women’s accessories

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I’ve been trawling the internet again for Christmas gifts for women and have found some great shoes, boots, bags and jeweller to suit all budgets. I’ve covered beauty and unusual gifts in my previous posts and there are more gift suggestions to come. I’ve included links to the … [read more]