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“Blink” Accessories: Mawi’s AW’15 statement pieces

Friday, September 11th, 2015

And when we say ‘statement pieces’ we mean it in the most direct way possible! When we saw East London label, Mawi‘s AW’15 collection at February’s London Fashion Week, their new knits and structured bags were causing quite a commotion.

Mawi's AW'15 collection. The 'Dealer' bag, accessories, British brand

Mawi’s AW’15 collection. The ‘Dealer’ bag

Fast forward a little and Madonna was shot with the ‘Dealer’ bag in her sticky mits. That’s when it was clear that Mawi were on to a good thing. Unsurprisingly some of the styles have completely sold out, but some of the other variations on this theme could still be yours. You just need to decide if you’re a Dealer or a Thief…

Mawi's AW'15 collection. The 'Thief' bag and sweater, accessories,Fashion trends, British brand

Mawi’s AW’15 collection. The ‘Thief’ bag and sweater

Can’t wait to see what they’re following this up with at next week’s LFW! Just click here from more accessories news.

“Blink” Accessories: #RadleyAW15 Press Day

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Radley AW'15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15

Radley AW’15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15

Did you read our previous posts about Radley? Here’s a look at their revamp of archive styles for 2014, and here’s a post about their most recent collaboration with the wonderful Holly Fulton. You might have gathered from those posts, and more besides, that Radley have been experiencing somewhat of a reinvention, a refocus and a refresh. Well, that innovative mood has all come to fruition with the AW’15 collection that really shows a cohesive, exciting, cleaned up and modernised take on what Radley stands for as a great British leather goods brand.

The Press day was styled up to reflect their very artistic approach to the AW’15 offer, with product gathered by colour or pattern. Loving those massive spray paint props. But all the clever dressing aside, this is a collection of really lovely, highly desirable bags.

The 'Keats Grove'. Radley AW'15 Press day, #RadleyAW15, Blink London fashion blog, accessories, handbags

The ‘Keats Grove’. Radley AW’15 Press day, #RadleyAW15

The 'Keats Grove'. Radley AW'15 Press day, #RadleyAW15, Blink London fashion blog, accessories, handbags

The ‘Keats Grove’. Radley AW’15 Press day, #RadleyAW15. Image from Radley with thanks

The ‘Keats Grove’ collection was inspired by the poet, Keats. The envelope style front pocket was inspired by the hundreds of love letters that Keats wrote to his wife. What a beautiful sentiment behind this beautiful bag.

Radley AW'15 Press day, #RadleyAW15

Radley AW’15 Press day, #RadleyAW15

The azalea pink is a fabulously saturated shade for AW’15, and this offer includes the splatter patterned bag (bottom row, centre) which will a limited edition style just for sale at retail.

'Portobello' polka dot bags. Radley AW'15 Press day, #RadleyAW15, Blink London fashion blog, accessories, handbags

‘Portobello’ polka dot bags. Radley AW’15 Press day, #RadleyAW15

If you like something more patterned, then how about these bold, graphic and timeless dotty bags, inspired by a house painted with polka dots just off of Portobello Road in West London.

The Liberty print collection. Radley AW'15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15, Blink London fashion blog, accessories, handbags

The Liberty print collection. Radley AW’15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15

If pattern is your thing, then how about these beauties trimmed in a William Morris designed, floral patterned, Liberty Art Fabric. We love that this is a combination of British design upon British heritage upon a British brand.

Radley AW'15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15 including our favourite, the 'Whitechapel', Blink London fashion blog, accessories, handbags

Radley AW’15 Press Day, #RadleyAW15 including our favourite, the ‘Whitechapel’

Last but not least, here’s a look at the more classically coloured black bags from the AW’15 offer. A girl always needs a selection of great black bags, so while colour and pattern are all good and can lift an outfit, a brilliant black leather bag is a wonderful no-brainer too. Within this offer, I fell for the ‘Whitechapel’ (in close-up on the right).

This is a hand held style, which in itself feels fresh as I’ve been wearing a cross-body bag for an age now. I suddenly felt more grown up just holding this bag. It is inspired by a traditional doctor’s bag and as such hinges open with a frame style construction which means that this bag will stay pretty sharp, smart and elegant- which is always good in my book as I have a natural tendency to look like a scruffy teen most days (I am very much not a teenager in any sense by the way).

Thanks Radley, and congrats on delivering a great new look that enhances your heritage and handwriting whilst still feeling modern and innovative. If you’d like to read more about accessories, then just click here.

“Blink” Events: #ArcadiaAW15 Press day, Miss Selfridge

Friday, May 8th, 2015

We hope that you enjoyed our preview of what Topshop will be dressing us in for AW’15, and what BHS will have us putting in our homes too. Well, now it’s the turn of Miss Selfridge.

Following Toppers lead, there was a distinctly Seventies flavour to much of what Miss S showed for Autumn Winter ’15, but perhaps even more directly derivative, more authentically vintage feeling. There was something charming about this, especially for their customer who was brought into this world very much after the first time around for this look! Miss Selfridge seems to be planning on delivering a fashion army of Ali MacGraw lookalikes, whether their customers know who she is or not!

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Ali MacGraw, the ultimate Seventies style icon

Ali MacGraw, the ultimate Seventies style icon

Miss Selfridge also do a great offer in accessories with some wonderfully bold statement pieces. This is where they delivered drama, excitement and lots of innovation.

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Miss Selfridge AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Thanks to Arcadia for the invitation. For more retail news, just click here.

“Blink” Events: #ArcadiaAW15 Press Day, Topshop

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

The next instalment of coverage from the #ArcadiaAW15 and we focus on Topshop this time. This was the largest and most exciting of all the womenswear brands on show (obvs) but as we saw from Wallis, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins, their strongest style statement was for sure all about the Seventies.

Kicking off with a very small look at Topshop Unique’s collection as this is still a work in progress. But what was there looked really quite sophisticated. This baby blue, chunky corduroy suit is a stunner.

Topshop Unique AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop Unique AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

There was more to see of the mainline collection and this stretched from sweetly naive Seventies to a more Pop Art bold and bright Seventies look (check out this stunning colour blocked sheepskin coat!) via a bit of Prada-esque ‘Ugly Beauty’ Seventies.

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Stand out above all was the Topper accessories. I want it all, from Freedom’s architectural looking statement jewellery to these amazing colour blocked boots with a matching handbag- Seventies fabulousness!

Freedom at Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Freedom at Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

Topshop AW15 Press Day, #ArcadiaAW15

I can’t wait for it to hit the shop floor so I can get hold of it all. Thanks Toppers, just for being you! For more retail news, just click here.

“Blink” Accessories: more about Larissa Hadjio

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Larissa Hadjio's NY Trunk Show Invitation #SincerelyTommy #Brooklyn #BlinkLondon

Larissa Hadjio’s NY Trunk Show Invitation

If you loved the Larissa Hadjio accessories that we showed you in yesterday’s post, and if you are based in the US of A, then we have some exciting news for you. Larissa is holding a series of trunk shows in May, starting at Sincerely, Tommy in Brooklyn, and then she moves on to San Francisco, LA and Miami.

Larissa Hadjio #Accessoriesdesigner

Larissa Hadjio

You will have the opportunity to meet Larissa herself and to see the beauty of her collection up close and in detail, from our favourite four legged friend, the ‘Snowy’ clutch to her larger items like the drawstring ‘Fefe’ bags, trimmed with goat hair. What a great opportunity to meet an innovative and exciting new name on the British fashion design scene, and a great chance to update your accessories look too!

Larissa Hadjio accessories

Larissa Hadjio accessories

Fez satchels, Larissa Hadjio

Fez satchels, Larissa Hadjio

Fefe Drawstring shoulder bag, Larissa Hadjio

Fefe Drawstring shoulder bag, Larissa Hadjio

Larissa Hadjio 'Snowy' bags

Larissa Hadjio ‘Snowy’ bags

Larissa, come back soon and let us know when there might be a London trunk show too!

For more great accessories posts, take a look here.

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

“Blink” streetstyle: London Fashion Week

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Dear all, post amended as we unintentionally incurred the ire of the Avedon Foundation. Apologies.

Spotted at London Fashion Week, thought she was working an original look…

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

…or whether she was channeling the look as seen in a classic Avedon shot that can be found on our Pinterest board.

What do you think? Well, they do say that there’s really nothing new in fashion, and it’s just about how we rework it. For more wonderful accessories shots, have a look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
London Fashion Week, streetstyle

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

For more from London Fashion Week take a look here. For more inspirational and brilliant streetstyle, then you should look here.

“Blink” Accessories: Mawi Sample Sale Alert!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

An important date for your fashion diaries. I’m a huge MAWI fan, have a look here for our previous posts about this wonderful brand. Who can resist a bit of quality glitz and glitter? This is the perfect opportunity to indulge and snaffle a bargain or three. See you there.