From The Archive: 2016

The year of travel- from Aus to Africa- as well as some of my favourite ever photos, I hope 2016 brings a small dose of wanderlust (and fashion inspiration if not)!


The Statement Bag

(Top: ASOS, Jeans: & Other Stories, Shoes: French Connection, Bag: Anya Hindmarch C/O FarFetch)

Photos by Joe Galvin

First things first; if you can read this post without getting that Stereophonics song in your head I salute you. But today we’re not here to talk about Kelly Jones and co, but instead statement bags, embracing colour and fooling yourself into thinking you’re shooting somewhere as exotic in Mexico (when really you’re not much further than a ten minute walk from London Bridge)- but hey! It’s July. If I want to embrace rainbow stripes, statement silver and sandals then so be it (just don’t watch me tactfully avoid puddles)…

But anyway! The bag! The bag! When it comes to designer items, contrary to many; I like to look for statement pieces. Undeniably they do have to stand the test of time- but pieces with personality, character and something a little bit special about them are the ones I seek out. Although I want to ensure I get wear out of things, I do think you can strike a balance between ‘trend pieces’ and pieces which will last. Take this bag for example; it’s playful, a little novelty- but fills the gap of perfect ‘day-to-day’ bag- which will also be amazing for evenings and adding a little somethin’ somethin’ to more simple outfits too. After spotting it on FarFetch (and having been searching for a LSB- little silver bag) for a while, I was smitten and set. Plus, if I want anyone to be wishing me a nice day- it’s my bag, right? RIGHT? Paired with one of my favourite Bardot tops (anything with this much colour ultimately adds a little sunshine) and some pale denim (which is the perfect seasonal-denim update)- I felt suitably summery; even if the temperature had a mind of it’s own…

Thank you to FarFetch for working with me on this post


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