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Top 10 stylish Christmas Stocking Fillers from Blink London

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
christmas tree, christmas lights, festive, merry christmas, lifestyle blog, Blink London

image swiped from Pinterest with thanks

You have 2 more shopping days until Christmas Day. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to share with you our top ten, super stylish stocking fillers- and these all come from actual shops so no excuses that it’s too late. It’s never too late to be fabulous darling!

1) Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara

It’s new, it comes in a waterproof formula, it’s available from Boots and it’s lush! Who doesn’t love a great mascara?

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, beauty news, Boots

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

2) Agent Provocateur G string set

The kind of knickers you’d never buy for yourself, but are delighted to have bought for you by someone else!

Agent Provocateur Trixie knickers gift set, lingerie, christmas gift, g strings, sexy knickers, Blink London, fashion blog

Agent Provocateur Trixie knickers gift set

3) Diptyque’s 3 mini Christmas candle set

Beautifully packaged and stunningly scented. You will seem such a brilliantly stylish person with such perfect taste if you gift these.

Diptyque Holiday 3 mini candle set, scented candles, christmas gift, lifestyle blog, Blink London

Diptyque Holiday 3 mini candle set

4) Nails Inc Spray Can Nail Polish

The most exciting innovation in nail varnish since, well probably since nail varnish was invented!

Nails Inc Nail varnish, nail polish, beauty news, beauty blog, Blink London

Nails Inc Spray Can nail varnish

 5) Monica Vinader letter pendants

If she’s likely to forget her own name after too many festive tipples, what could be a better reminder?

Monica Vinader's letter pendants, personalised jewellery, fashion blog, Blink London

Monica Vinader’s letter pendants. ‘B’ for Blink obvs!

6) Liberty London’s colouring book

Because you know that colouring in in the new meditation.

Liberty London's colouring book

Liberty London’s colouring book

 7) Stella McCartney’s Pink Lips iphone 5 cover

Because everything you have should be as fabulous as possible, because you should always let your inner child choose your accessories, because it’ll help you find your phone in your Falabella handbag…

Stella McCartney Pink Lips iphone 5 cover, mobile phone cover, fashion accessories, fashion blog, Blink London

Stella McCartney Pink Lips iphone 5 cover

8) Shrimps Jerry Mascot faux fur key ring

For many of the same reasons as that iphone case, plus the fact that Shrimps is just brilliant, faux fur rocks and you can grab this at your nearest branch of Matches.

Shrimps Jerry Mascot faux fur key ring, fashion accessories, faux fur, British fashion label, fashion blog, Blink London

Shrimps Jerry Mascot faux fur key ring

9) Elemental Herbology Detox Bath Oil

if you celebrate Christmas correctly, then the days before NYE will be spent detoxing yourself in prep for the impending second wave of celebrations. This beautiful blend looks good, smells good and does you good. You’ll find this and lots of other beautiful beauty gifts at Space NK.

Elemental Herbology Detox Bath Oil, aromatherapy oil, anti cellulite, beauty blog, Blink London

Elemental Herbology Detox Bath Oil

 10) Smythson’s Fashion Diary

Last but not least, we do love anything Smythson and this fashion diary is both a practical and incredible stylish gift for any fashionista in your life (including me!).

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Smythson Fashion Diary

Now grab your eco friendly canvas shopper, sharpen your elbows and get to shopping!

All images swiped with thanks from the various brand’s websites

Enjoy! Lucy

“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.

Enjoy! Lucy

“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.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” New Designers: Lily Kamper

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Although Lily Kamper only graduated from the RCA in 2012, she has already established a brand with a confidently embedded aesthetic. This jewellery label is understatedly luxurious, blending transparent and coloured resins and crystal with metal to create symbolic feeling geometric shapes. The crisply sculpted character of her signature pendants seem both utterly modern and equally somehow ancient. For us we think the best description may be ‘a hybrid of rave culture meets new age crystal healer via ancient Egyptian monoliths’. Yeah, you know that old chestnut! Oh, and we LOVE Lily’s nail art too.

Lily Kamper, SS'15 at London Fashion Week

Lily Kamper, SS’15 at London Fashion Week

As our rather diverse description suggests, Kamper’s work is unique and innovative. We at Blink London are confirmed fans. For the SS’15 collection that we saw at London Fashion Week, she has added in some new elements like this earcuff, showing us how her aesthetic translates brilliantly into finer, smaller pieces.

Lily Kamper, SS'15 at London Fashion Week

Lily Kamper, SS’15 at London Fashion Week

For more posts featuring new designers, just look here. For more on accessories, look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” London Fashion Week: streetstyle

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September'14. Streetstyle by Blink London

LFW, September’14. Streetstyle by Blink London

For more from London Fashion Week, look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Streetstyle: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Copenhagen Fashion Week, streetstyle by Blink London

Copenhagen Fashion Week, streetstyle by Blink London

Copenhagen Fashion Week, streetstyle by Blink London

Copenhagen Fashion Week, streetstyle by Blink London

For more streetstyle shots, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” New Designers: LCF BA14 Design and Technology Graduate, Anne Westhoff

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The next LCF BA14 graduate collection we are spotlighting is this amazing jewellery from Anne Westhoff.

Combining artfully sculpted sections of wood, complete with bark, and blending that with a resinous material that looked very much like amber, these are a beautiful study in organic texture and mixed materials in an utterly sophisticated and thoughtful way.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff
LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

For more work from brilliant new designers, just click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” New Designers: LCF BA14 Design and Technology Graduate, Qian Yang

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

On from our introductory post, we now start to get into the nitty gritty of some of our favourite collections from the London College of Fashion graduates.

This exhibition was specifically focused on presenting the work of the accessories students, but actually this stunning collection of jewellery could also be considered mini sculpture I suppose. Thoroughly innovative and perfectly executed by Qian Yang.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

For more new designers, take a look here.

 

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Arcadia’s AW’14 Press Day- Accessories

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Some more for you from the Arcadia AW’14 press event. This post is all about some rather lovely jewels, heels, bags and boots that were a particular highlight for me.

Starting things off are these very stylish jewels and stunning extra long, green suede boots from Dorothy Perkins. These were an extra surprise because I generally skip past this label- but I was quite literally stopped in my tracks by the really fabulous selection of accessories. I’ll be making a rare visit to good old DP’s come Autumn to see what will actually make it home with me.

Dorothy Perkins, AW'14

Dorothy Perkins, AW’14

Dorothy Perkins, AW'14

Dorothy Perkins, AW’14

Next comes Freedom at Topshop. Never knowingly understated, this is THE label to hit for statement pieces that are always super hot and brilliantly blingy. This little number looks like wearing it might replace a heavy lifting session at the gym! I love the smokey shade of the gems, adding a touch of sophistication to an otherwise extra OTT number.

Freedom at Topshop, AW'14

Freedom at Topshop, AW’14

Topshop‘s shoes and bags are some of the best on the high street. Reflecting all the hottest Autumn directions and covering all occasions in a really creative and innovative way, the shoes on show at the press day were really exciting. As were the bags. We’re still good to be rocking backpacks come Autumn. Yay!

Topshop, AW'14

Topshop, AW’14

Topshop, AW'14

Topshop, AW’14

Finally, we have Miss Selfridge. When they get it right, they really, really get it right, and this is generally it’s embellished, beaded and embroidered womenswear but also with some surprisingly good accessories. I really loved the styling of this blue gemmed style, sitting really beautifully on this blue/grey, high sheen print and pale lilac faux fur. It’s like an Autumn mood board all by itself.

Miss Selfridge, AW'14

Miss Selfridge, AW’14

For more retail news, just click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“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.

Enjoy! Lucy