Spring / Summer 2018 Bags: Part 2

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Today, I’m putting together a few designs which either include our loyal furry friends or are simply cuddly to hold.  For instance, I was surprised to see my own memorabilia in Moschino´s collection when I saw this My Little Pony lunchbox bag.  Seriously cute for a girlie  jeans / ballerina look for perhaps, tea and cakes at the park.

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Next in line, we have these adorable `doggie´bags. The one above is by Thom Browne and would look great either using handles or carrying it on your arms as if it were your own pooch. However, if its space your after, then Gucci has also thought of printing your loveable friend on their tote bags.

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Now, the following bags are just extra cuddly to carry and remind us that fur is still here to stay, such as the shopper below by Roberto Cavalli made of goat´s hair.

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Another huggable bag is this one from Maison Margiela which almost resembles a pillow.

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All images are taken from Vogue UK

Spring / Summer Bags 2018: Part 1

chanel 2OH MY! I just have to share this with you as I’ve just found a brilliant article in Vogue UK on Spring / Summer 2018 bags.

I am one to use the same bag for everything and just find it challenging to find and buy the bag I absolutely love.  Then again, if I didn’t have a budget I’m sure that wouldn’t be a problem…just like all these favs I will be compiling for the next week.  Give me the dosh, and I would fill my wardrobe in no time..

I love fringes on bag.  There’s something about the movement of fringes which makes them so care-free.  Like this Chanel clutch bag with diamonte fringes which makes such a statement.

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In this PVC shopper version, shopping has never been so sparkly and glamorous.

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Celiné has also covered its sphere party bag with sparkly fringes which is superb for disco night. Love the way they’ve combined it with the red shoes.

Instead, Loewe has stuck to basics and has used natural materials to create these dishevelled fringes to their creamy white knit bag or simply cut them into their shopper bag so they hang neatly.

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Versus Versace has used different materials to add their own in this bright green shoulder bag or Calvin Klein in their mega-long fringed orange bag resembling cheerleaders´ pom poms.

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All images are taken from Vogue Uk

Coachella Crop Tops

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I’ve combined a few of my favourite crop tops (and some not so cropped) for today’s post.  Most of which are white and either lace or denim but in all all, I think are super sexy and perfect for a summery occasion like Coachella.

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The one above is so Marilyn Monroe inspired which suits perfectly with the flowing mini skirt. The model´s hairstyle is also ideal for the look and brings out the mellow vibes from this Californian music festival.

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Of course, all these gorgeous girls are beautifully sun-kissed baring slim tummies and toned pins to wear these tops and ripped cut-offs. So, these daring pieces are suitable fitted with loose kaftans or robes for a relaxed effortless hippy chic look.

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Check out more inspirational looks for Coachella here in Fashion Gum

Tom Ford’s Swarovski Slingback

 

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As transparencies are hot this season, I thought I´d post these gorgeous slingback from Tom Ford, as seen on Beyonce´s recent spring romantic look she posted this week on Instagram.  I must admit I am fond of her flirty almond-hued Temperley London dress but I’m just not feeling it seeing it on this wild and eccentric diva. However, her shoes I absolutely adored.  These peep toes are covered with Swarosvki crystals and are available in both black and silver.  Must admit, the image of these heels in Tom Ford’s online website wouldn’t catch my attention, but seeing them modelled on Beyoncé I truly want a pair.

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Check out more images of Beyoncé in her new girly look here in Daily Mail

My Favourite Belt Bags for Spring 18

Gucci £1210Bum bags, now more commonly known as belt bags, have been around for the last couple of seasons and I was really excited about their come back. Of course, I wasn’t expecting boring plain nylon versions all over again and hoped for lots of colour, texture and embellishment.  So when I came across these lovelies from Gucci and Miu Miu I was convinced.

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I love the combination of suede and leather from Miu Miu in this Rider Quilted Leather belt bag and think its wonderfully versatile with its bubblegum pink suede sides and brown leather front.

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But being such a fan of the colour red, my best pick is this Gucci GG Marmont Leather belt bag in red which would come with me everywhere from morning to night. Absolutely in love with it!

Check out more belt bags here in InStyle

Tie-Dye Springs Back

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The irregular intensity and shades of tie dying are back for Spring/Summer 18. Pharrell Williams´ collaboration with Adidas and Michael Kors have bet on this 90´s trend. While Kors has used this technique in trench coats, summery dresses and pants, Adidas have coloured their sportswear with bold colours and traces of this ghostly print. Harmonious purple hues and strong powerful colours combine in the latter and give off the essence of, which it is based on, the Indian Festival of Holi.

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However, this has back fired for Adidas as they have been accused for appropriation by the Hindi community and believe they are using this spiritual celebration for marketing purposes, which in their eyes disrespects the religious act.

Read more about this on highsnobiety.com

On the other hand, Michael Kors has simply turned this once almost-hippy-looking print from 20 years ago to a more sophisticated yet casual look as we can appreciate in his beige tie-dye trench coat or light blue airy dress.

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Check out more of his tie-dye looks here in Vogue UK

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Gucci´s Sans Photography Campaign

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I can’t love Gucci´s S/S 18 campaign anymore than what I do. They have gone sans-photography and have used magical illustrations from the Spanish illustrator Ignasi Monreal and I simply find the colours truly hipnotizing. Maintaining Gucci´s strong retro colours but blending in these romantic hues takes you to Utopian Fantasy, as this campaign is called.

 

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Really worth checking out all images here in dazed digital.com

Gucci´s Dazzling Pins

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Forget about covering your pins with boring plain tights anymore. Thanks to Gucci, we´ll be seeing shimmery legs from now on.  Not only can we avoid shivering on a girl’s night out but can also dazzle as never before! At Gucci´s Spring/Summer 2018 show, models wore these all cover crystal tights (worth a grand!) which are now available to buy.

Read the full article in Harpers Bazaar.

More is More for D&G

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We know D&G are anything but discreet but in this S/S 2018 collection there accessories speak for themselves.  Everything from Christmas ball decorations as earrings to Rafia sunglasses… everything is bold and extravagant.  Like these,`two hands aren’t enough´ sunglasses which are so cleverly designed and last but not least, they’re own initial sunglasses which truly take my breath away… Any Italian diva must have these.

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Check out all the seasons accessories here in Harpars Bazaar.