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Top 10 stylish Christmas Stocking Fillers from Blink London

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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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

“Blink” Pattern: Moncler M

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A little while back I tweeted an editorial shot from Elle magazine, featuring a stunning look from Moncler M. This is a collaborative collection featuring the amazing work of Mary Katrantzou, blended with the handwriting of style and function driven brand, Moncler. The resulting hybrid styles feature the best of both; smothered in amazing signature Mary K prints and styled in a way that embraces her aesthetic but also incorporated Moncler’s performance materials and construction. We spotted this in the Sloane Street Moncler store window, and wanted to share the genius with you. I wonder if I can get away with this look just stepping out in town?

Moncler M

Moncler M

Here are some more images from the collection, swiped with thanks from Dover Street Market Ginza’s website. The collection doesn’t seem to be available in the Dover Street London store, but is in the Sloane Street Moncler store and can be found online at Matches too.

Moncler M

Moncler M

For more pattern inspiration, take a look here.

“Blink” New Designers: Trager Delaney

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

It seems I may be a season or so in discovering this new London based womenswear label. But better late than never I suppose! After coming across Trager Delaney at London Fashion Week it seemed as if I suddenly kept spotting this label everywhere (a huge window display at Joseph, an article in Vogue, product in Matches). This pair have made quite an impact on the British fashion scene.

Dane, Kim Trager and Brit, Lowell Delaney met while studying fashion at St Martins. After interning at prestigious labels like Celine, Sonia Rykiel and Haider Ackermann they have brought together their respective experience and channeled it into this rather brilliant own label. Aside from the AW’13 collection just looking incredibly fresh, innovative and sophisticated, the pair have utilized some really exciting technical fabrics yet this doesn’t feel like a ‘function’ driven offer at all. If anything it’s ultra elegant in a really modern way. I do wish, however, that there wasn’t fur in the collection, but perhaps this is related to Trager’s Danish heritage. I wonder what the Brit retailers will make of that part of the collection?

Trager of Trager Delaney, with their house model at London Fashion Week

Trager of Trager Delaney, with their house model at London Fashion Week

We spent a brief moment talking with Kim Trager at London Fashion Week, while Lowell Delaney was busy showing buyers the collection. It seems the duo have a very clear plan for their brand which involves a slow and steady growth and a very conscious focus on selling through the very best boutiques (Joseph and Matches are not a bad start don’t you agree?).

I really look forward to seeing where this duo go next with their collection. If all of the attention they are currently enjoying is anything to go by, they have a very exciting future ahead of them.

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“Blink” Accessories: Ancient Greek Sandals

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Are you daydreaming about Summer holidays? Well, we are and to help us visualize every detail we’ve been ogling some great potential holiday purchases. Top of our list are these fabulous leather sandals. The name was enough to get us reaching for our purse- Ancient Greek Sandals.

They are like the sandals you dream of discovering in a small back street shop on a remote Greek island, with a little bearded man in the back room hand making them in the perfect shade of tan leather to ancient designs and techniques- but you never do manage to quite track that shop down… but fear not, you can now pop in to Liberty, Selfridges, Dover Street Market or Matches and buy them before you head off on your hols!

Athena ancient greek sandals

Athena, Ancient Greek Sandals

Minotaur, Ancient Greek Sandals

Minotaur, Ancient Greek Sandals

Ikaria, Ancient Greek Sandals

Ikaria, Ancient Greek Sandals (our favourites!)

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“Blink” Colour: Brights

Monday, April 16th, 2012

We’re launching into a few days of looking at what’s going on with colour on the high street this month. Kicking off with brights, as it’s a Monday morning and you might need livening up a little! We’re loving the  growth and continuing importance of bold, optimistic and eye popping bright shades, in plain solids as well as some really innovative pattern.





Mary Katrantzou


River Island


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