The fabulous sisters, Nathalie and Ninnie evoked the interest of both trendsetters and vintage addicts with their beautiful casual and elegant handbags and accessories range, Nat and Nin.
With the finest Italian cow top leather, a vast range of colours, unique textures and finishes, simple but fashionable lines this is what make Nat and Nin’s affordable leather bags and accessories a must have wardrobe essential this winter. No doubt their beautiful maroon leather large clutch come perfect sized ipad case will be on my Christmas list. Available at www.academy-clothes.co.uk
I recently stumbled upon an adorable online jewellery store, Kukee. They sell stunning on trend quality products; earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and great collar cuffs. Prices start from just £1.00 which is amazing as there are some really great original pieces in Kukee’s collection. There are a fair few products that I have just ordered, couldn’t resist.
The Hundreds is a multi faceted project that houses a clothing and accessories brand, footwear range, eyewear, an online and print magazine as well as retail stores. The Hundreds sell a lifestyle, attitude and give a personal perspective on street sub culture. Inspired by the Los Angeles lifestyle and California culture with Southern Cali’s skateboarding, surf, punk and hip hop cultures. The line is sold in limited quantities in some of the worlds most prestigious street wear and skate boutiques. The website itself is a great site, incorporating interviews and blog content from within and around the subculture. The Hundreds isn’t just a magazine or clothing company. The Hundreds is a lifestyle project that still remains the original personal and direct, and reflective of the community and culture, which is dedicated to their fan base.
One of The Hundreds most recent collaboration is with the Israeli dubstep DJ and producer Borgore, who we all now is infamous for his leopard print. These Borgore inspired Johnson Lows offer ‘ a lux take on a somewhat simple sneaker silhouette’ incorporating Borgore’s signature style.
As much as I am normally into a more of a simpler design, I am actually quite a fan of these!
Bag designer Kate Sheridan is a new find for me, but definitely a confirmed favourite. I love the collection of bags and accessories with a strong range of plain and printed sacks, totes and satchels, but this one has to be my favourite and is also newly available at Urban Outfitters. Unquestionably on my want list for next season.
I really want to host another exhibition or art fair in the near future, or perhaps a christmas fair? With a range of artists, zine makers, jewellers, independent clothing companies, cake makers and perhaps even some cocktails thrown in there? I think it would be a great opportunity for local creatives to meet and show what they do.
Playful Promises is a London based brand which “mixes quirky, directional design with all things playful, flirty and even a little bit dirty”. Their beautiful collection has a great range consisting of corsets, bras and panties, quirky gifts and swimwear. They are stocked in over 200 stores worldwide, their own boutiques and available on their website and currently have Unit 14 at the innovative BoxPark mall in Shoreditch.
Tube Rant Number Five // I appreciate you’re probably a massive twat, but let me tell you that you’ve picked the wrong person to play Elbow Space War with.
Mardy Mabel is here to help you celebrate and express your inner mard. you can vent your tube annoyances by declaring them on your tote bag for all offenders to read. She came up with this brilliant idea after numerous public transport annoyances, so rather than punching people in the face, Mardy Mabel decided to channel her rage and rancour into craft so that others could share her rants with friends, enemies and fellow public transport users.
While in Barcelona earlier this week I stumbled across a beautiful shoe shop in a small back street, Caboclo. Their objective is to rescue regional cultures through its products. With key values including low-scale, hand-made, great design, recycled materials and with social responsibility. Some of their shoes for this season are beautiful and well crafted, I’m a big fan of their adorable summery sandals but my favourite has to be the funky brogue style in the bottom left of the image above. I love them.