Category Archives: Shopping

Want a Blue Bag? I bet you have one already!

This is the best thing I’ve seen for ages. Top brand, Balenciaga, have made a blue tote bag with more than a little inspiration from our favourite Swedish retailer. The bag is made of lambskin but it even looks crinkly, just like the Ikea one! It was a fabulous article in Vogue, saying that apparently Ikea…

Exposed: A Counterfeit Design

I’ve been in a bit of a daze for a week now; ever since I realised that a company that I actually know, has stolen two of my designs and is passing them off as their own. It’s bad practice, bad business and to say that I’m livid is an understatement. I make my living…

U is for U.A.E

Today’s post for U is a look back at the 2 years I spent living in the United Arab Emirates. My husband, Robert’s job took him to the Middle East in 2008, first to Qatar, where I joined him in 2011 and then to Dubai at the end of 2012. We lived right in the…

Saturday Shopping: Yellow is the colour of Summer

Victoria Beckham’s been seen in yellow. So too has the Duchess of Cambridge. It must be the new colour of summer, writes Lisa Armstrong in The Daily Telegraph. If you think that yellow isn’t for you, (my skin looks awful in it) you can still get your yellow fix in the accessories you choose. Lisa Armstrong…

100 Years of Vogue: part 2

Following my earlier post about Vogue’s 100th anniversary, I did indeed manage to locate my archive old Vogue magazines from the 1980s. It’s so funny to look back through them and think that this was the height of fashion in those days. It looks so dated now! Here’s this month’s cover and one from 1985….

100 Years of Vogue: part 1

Vogue is 100 years old and the June issue of the UK magazine is a bumper edition with the most fascinating articles and reports inside. If fashion and it’s history interest you, it’s well worth investing in a copy to keep. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is on the cover so I couldn’t resist taking a photo…

Become a VIP, don’t be an April Fool

Hello! I don’t normally put out a sales offer here on my blog but I’m making an exception for this very exciting deal. I launched my VIP Designer Club earlier this month on March 17th.  Here’s some more about it, in case you don’t get my emails. My VIP Designer Club is for anyone who…

Spingtime Handbags

The daffodils are out so it’s time to get spring-like with a bold new bag. Yellow is a fabulous uplifting colour and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Yellow for Spring Left to right: Yellow Patty medium shopper, Polly pockets tote, Lucia small hobo and the yellow handbag organiser. If you need…

My Favourite Bond Street Window: Handbags & Scarves

The London shop windows always look fabulous and many really pull out the stops at this time of year. Bond Street is the ‘posh’ shopping street in the West End. Most of the designer shops are there and this window at Hermes is my absolute favourite this year. Standing back to try and get the…

Handbags on the Move

Yippee, at long last we’ve got our act together and our website is now mobile friendly. All designs can be viewed, one at a time, in the different categories. Just click on the category you want to see and scroll down through all the products. Everything is listed (as on our desktop site) in price…