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Buy it now: The Monnier Frères accessory edit

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Buying clothes online isn’t always straightforward. Accessories on the other hand? A different story. Monnier Frères, the accessory etailer has one of the best accessory edits on the web, including Celine sunnies, that Acne box clutch and leathergoods from one of my favourite quiet-luxe brands, Valextra.

When you buy from Monnier Frères you get worldwide delivery in 24 hours and guaranteed free returns within 30 days. If you’re still not sold, I have even better news. I’ve been given an exclusive code for my readers that allows you £80 off when you spend £250. Just enter disneyrollergirl80 in the discount code box when you check out. I very rarely do discounts or giveaways on here but Monnier Frères is a great site worth bending the rules for.

If you’re planning on selfgifting a handbag or accessory from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloe, Valentino or any of those other usual lux suspects, you may as well take advantage of this deal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

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MAIN PIC: Acne smiley clutch, £590

TOP ROW: Celine sunglasses, £186; TL-180 circular bag, £238; Eddie Borgo earrings £140
BOTTOM ROW: APC bag, £245; Kenzo iPad case, £114; Valentino clutch, £860

Valextra’s new direction with Alvaro Gonzalez

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Valextra is about to get a whole lot more attention and I’m slightly torn. New design director Alvaro Gonzalez (previously at Jimmy Choo) has injected a glam fashion element to the Valextra SS14 offer with some shinier textures and softer shapes. Just look at the Trick Track in alligator below. I was always a fan of Valextra’s quiet modernist aesthetic so I’m hoping it won’t lose that, but I can’t deny that these bags are going to bring it more mainstream attention. (I have a hunch there will be more celebrity gifting too.)

Some of the designs showed up on Instagram. You can have a peek here…


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Guest post: The craft of watch-making and experiential retail from Jaeger–LeCoultre at Harrods

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There’s something charming, and humbling about a one-to-one session with a true craftsman, not least when it comes to haute horlogerie with one of my favourite watch brands: Jaeger-LeCoultre. I’m a big fan of the Reverso watch from the Swiss luxury watch-maker (have you seen its latest collab with Valextra? Oh my!), that just happens to be celebrating its 180th anniversary with a dedicated exhibition space at Harrods. Continue reading

What’s in your man bag?

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Who knew that men cared about what’s in other men’s man bags?* Well, it seems Mr Porter cares. This week there’s a feature on stylish, influential men and their ‘everyday carry‘ (kind of). Naturally, I’m all over it. Of course, it helps that Mr Porter has photographed the feature in typical house style – that means styled to perfection, with the latest desirable tech and grooming goodies in place. Continue reading

Best buy: iPad mini cases

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I can’t believe how few iPad mini cases there are out there! I’m in the market for one so have been Googling like crazy. Here are the best I could find:

Smythson croc-print leather case, £215. This dark brown leather case is a luxe unisex buy. It comes with a screen cleaning cloth too – nice touch…

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Buy it now: spring things

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A Mary Katrantzou lantern-print bag, Chanel’s peachy nail colour called ‘June’, and Haider Ackermann’s two-way shoe…



ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
Valextra iPad case £340; Chanel nail polish, £17.50; Miu Miu star-print jeans, £330
Carven shirt, £335; Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bag, £94; Stella McCartney top, £445
Tom Binns necklace, £880; Acne unisex sunglasses£240; Haider Ackermann shoes, £534

Blackberry Playbook: the accessories

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It’s here! No, not the super-streamlined Blackberry Playbook but its accompanying collection of deluxe accessories. Winkreative commissioned seven leading accessory brands to whizz up these lush cases to tote the device in and I think they’ve done a pretty wonderful job. Continue reading

On man bags, Mr Porter and fashion versus function

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A while ago I read a statistic that stayed in my head. It predicted that sales of man bags (in the US) would increase by 23% by 2013. Well here you go, with the launch of Mr Porter, the menswear market has stepped up a gear and as with womenswear, accessories are looking to account for rather a large portion of market share. Continue reading

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