So what do we have for Part 3 of Spring /Summer 2018 bags today? Well, what could be practical accessories for us busy girls to carry everything in, instead just make a small gesture in our looks and sometime quite frankly can be quite a palaver to use. Take this colour block one from Creatures of the Wind. The red piping looks fab against the nude base colour and metallic clasp (especially with the gorgeous degradé leather coat in the pic) but I could only fit my phone in this one. Even so, I´d definitely wear this for a stroll along the park listening to Spotify on my phone.
I literally cannot think of anything I own that could fit into this one from this season’s Missoni collection. Just think of it as an extremely long cross-body necklace when you wear this.
I thought this sparkly clutch by Alexander Wang was really cute but call me slightly dated but I personally wouldn’t have added the light brown plastic strap around it. This bag reminds me of lots of rolled up money notes with an elastic band round it.
In the following images you will see that these designers thought `it takes two´to have a stylish bag. Yes, I can agree with the originality of combining two pieces together with hoops like this one from Chloé or strapping them together like books like the one from Jil Sander below, but this last one would drive me nuts due to its impracticality.
Or you could simply wear two rucksacks hanging from one another like this one from Maison Margiela, but remember sizing should be different. This bag is great to wear both as a handbag or rucksack and it being white (which I love in bags!) this definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
And to wrap up, I could not finish off without mentioning the bum bag once again which are also mini bags which have it all, style and practicality all in one. In one of my previous posts I mentioned my favourite picks from this season, and for this post I also choose this one from Gucci with its iconic colours and logo. So classic!
All images are taken from Vogue UK
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.
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.
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.
Another huggable bag is this one from Maison Margiela which almost resembles a pillow.
All images are taken from Vogue UK
OH 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.
In this PVC shopper version, shopping has never been so sparkly and glamorous.
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.
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.
All images are taken from Vogue Uk
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.
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.
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.
Check out more inspirational looks for Coachella here in Fashion Gum
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.
Check out more images of Beyoncé in her new girly look here in Daily Mail
Bum 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.
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.
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
When I heard about Givenchy´s death I was completely unaware what he was best known for and started researching on some of his iconic pieces. I came across some wonderful photos which gave me the feeling of regret for not having looked at his pieces more often. I am still pretty new at learning and distinguishing designers´ work but I can now say I know little more about this French designer. First of all, his muse Audrey Hepburn. She wore his dresses as if it were her second skin and one of my favourite pics (of many) was this one were she’s wearing what seems to be a 60´s floral spring dress.
This timeless 1950´s tulle helmet is a perfect example of his ingenious, elegant style.
I was drawn to this picture by the androgenous vibe it has with the heavy textiles in the garments. I´d never thought of Givenchy designing such a heavy look as my impression of him was his simplicity and femininity in his clothes. However, this picture proved me wrong and I can now say he too englobed his designs in the genderless designs we have today
Check out the full article in Vogue UK
As you may have read in my H&M Conscious post a couple of days ago, many brands are opting to go Eco. At the Denim Premiére Vision S/S 19, which took place in Oct last year, we could see how sustainability in the world of fashion is becoming more present. A combination of natural materials such as cotton, linen and even plastic were seen to create denim products as exhibitors wanted to draw their focal point on reducing the water consumption in production. Of course, this was not the only highlight of the event as new textures and techniques were incorporated into denim such as these holographic colourations and contrasting colourful wefts.
We could also see soft and luminescent textiles used in garments which gave it movement and a delicate sheen to them.
And if we thought we´d be fed up of checks, we were wrong. 3D geometrical shapes such as squared will be present in denim using a combination of weaving effects and print.
Check out the full article in Trendstop
As part of my research into trends for my Coolhunting course I’ve been recently taking, I came across Trendstop´s blog and found this wonderful post about Colour of the Year 2018 prediction. All these colours symbolise different characteristics such as these funky red tones which scream out PASSION, ENERGY AND POWER. Seems like this colour will be a focal point for this year and the next!
Or this Sunglow Yellow which radiates HOPE, HONOUR AND JOYNESS. These are some of the few colours, which based on lots of research, were in the leading predictions for Colour of the Year 2018.
Not all colours are warm and earthy as these two. You have much more somber tones like Cool Concrete Grey and White Putty which neutralise emotions but maintain a clear message in terms of marketing.
Check out all the other colours in Trendstop
These two bags look practically the same but in fact they are from two different designers. The one on the left is Steve Madden´s Shipper bag and the one on the right is by Cult Gaia. Truth is, Cult Gaia´s founder Jasmine Larian has sued Steven Madden for `infringing´its best known Ark bag, whereas Steve Madden has fought back in its defence. In his complaint, he states about the true originality of the bag as she has too copied the traditional Japanese bamboo picnic bag.
In my eyes, Larian has brought a traditional accessory into her collection as part of her inspiration and has done right in doing so. The variety of colours and materials used in her collection has reawakened the purpose of this Japanese utility bag and is a base to her other wonderful bamboo bags in her collection.
Check out the full article in The Fashion Law
Check out Cult Gaia´s bag collection here.