Happy Hayden

As you may have seen in my Krazy for Kate post, i am in love with the new arrivals in the Kate Spade Spring/Summer collection and cannot get enough of the quality and quirkiness offered by this amazing brand (just wish it was a tad cheaper). Whilst i have many items on my wishlist, one SS15 item has made it into my wardrobe.....

During my birthday trip to London, i had to visit the Covent Garden store (only 2 mins from our hotel, it would have been rude not too!) and fell in love with the Cedar Street Hayden bag. I was only supposed to be looking but once i spotted this out of the corner of my eye i knew i couldn't leave without it (i did walk away three times but always circled back to her) and as it was my birthday i figured "Happy Birthday to me". Although hubby was not too impressed and had the sales assistant in hysterics as we did the married couple squabble at the till.  

I was immediately drawn in by the mix of bold and pastel colours available, including a gorgeous mint green shade. However it was the two tone "pebble/warm putty" that made it to the till, with its nice neutral colour i knew it would perfectly compliment my summer wardrobe, however incredible the other colours they were not as practical and for the price of the bag i needed practical. I love my black Beau but hate carrying a dark bag when the sun is shining - it just doesn't look as nice with a pretty sundress as something a little lighter. If you missed it, check out my Beau bag here...

With a large main section and multiple inner pockets, this is great for all the everyday tut i carry around with me plus with both top handles and a shoulder strap, offers flexible carrying options. Aside from the gorgeous color i love the finishing on this bag with subtle gold detailing, that really shows the quality of the brand and the signature spot used in the lining is a nice touch.
For more information/colours and to buy this beauty - check out katespade.com

Please leave a comment below if you would you like to see a what's in my bag post or video.

How to Wear: The LWD

This week's How to Wear is in honour of my summer holiday...

While the Little Black Dress (LBD) rules as the key item in any woman's dress collection, once the summer arrives most fashionista's trade it in for the Little White Dress (LWD). 
Lightweight and perfect for the warmer weather, a LWD in lace, cheesecloth or cotton is a great and stylish way to stay cool. Some prefer a simple clean dress others a touch of delicate lace detailing or some boho embroidery - whichever you love teamed with sandals, sunnies and a oversized tote, your all set for the sun. The highstreet in particular have really embraced this piece and there are so many versions available, whatever your budget or preference - sleeves or sleeveless, short or midi, loose or fitted - which would you choose?

Up until last year I was a little dubious about donning a LWD, mainly because of its pale colour and my nack of dropping things, something you obviously don't want to do in a white dress. That was until I found a gorgeous double layer dress with lace detailing from Dorothy Perkins, this dress made me feel brave and looks amazing with tanned pins (and touch wood so far no spillages). A staple piece in my summer wardrobe and appropriate for the office when layered with my favourite longline floral blazer. 

* All images from my Pinterest boards

How to Wear: Stripes

Welcome to my new series "How to Wear" - ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate items/colours/prints into your wardrobe. First up stripes..

Stripes are a girl's best friend - vertical or horizontal, teamed with solid colours or a fabulous print you can add to make a simple outfit more chic, especially if mixed with another print like a floral. Whichever form, size or colour - there is a stripe out there for everyone. 
Stripes in top form in my opinion are easiest to wear, especially when teamed with your favourite trousers or a nice bold skirt, i think its the simplicity and shaping of a top that make it the perfect canvas for a stripe. Also a classic t-shirt cut right and teamed with jeans is the perfect off duty look for any woman. A bold skirt or dress on the other hand is defiantly a statement way to incorporate stripes, but a good combination for the office. 

I used to stay away from stripes, as i wasn't sure if as a bigger girl that they suited me - now i know how to wear for my body shape i have embraced them and love to mix in with my weekly outfits: A skinny horizontal stripe in a soft t-shirt with jeans or slouchy PJ trousers or a vertical stripe in a long line shirt with skinny jeans. A jersey pencil skirt teamed with a simple solid tee and statement necklace (similar to the first picture above) or my favourite is a mix print (horizontal stripe with floral layered on top) flippy hem dress with ankle boots - quite a variety of outfits for a girl who didn't think stripes were her friend! 
Its all about how to style them.

* All images from my Pinterest boards

Krazy for Kate

Kate Spade over recent season's has become a favourite brand - beautiful but a little too pricey. The main thing that i love about the brand is it's quirkiness - i do like my accessories in particular to be a little different and add an individual touch to my outfit. I also really love the prints, they always seem to be able to make even a simple floral seem different and special.
My only frustration with the brand is store locations (London and a discount store in Bicester) and the prices - not an everyday brand, more of a special occasion purchase and even then one that is very thought through - with most bags retailing around the £200-400 price point, and even most accessories at more than £100 but that's the price you pay for quality and the added beauty of each piece (but still more affordable than super-brands such as Mulberry).

After a recent trip to the Covent Garden store over my birthday weekend, where i gave in and splurged on something as a treat to myself (check out my Instagram to see what i bought), i thought i would venture online and see what other new delights were available and was met by a colourful wave of quirky from bright flamingo's to origami elephants!

Here are the products that caught my eye and have made my accessories wish list:

The two items on this wish list i would most love to have, would be the Splash out Sunglasses clutch bag and the iconic gold Kate Spade spot phone case - but sadly i don't have a spare £228 floating around for the amazing bag or an iPhone so the gorgeous case wouldn't fit!!(think i may need to get in touch and ask/plead with them to make a Samsung version, then i would defiantly buy one). What new SS15 items would make your wishlist?

All products available from katespade.couk

My March & April

"Life is one of those precious fleeting gifts, and everything can
change in a heartbeat."

Combined My March & April as the last couple of months have not been that photo worthy.

* Finally spring has sprung! Although I wish the weather had got the memo, I seriously can't dress for this daily changing weather - warm one minute then chilli and raining the next. * My latest hair obsession, beautiful braids - see more in my post here. * Road trip in the sunshine, working a side braid and my new leopard Primark sunglasses, simple but chic armed with an iced vanilla latte. * Social media is a great source for cute little quotes and these two are my favourites this month - minions are cute and this is so true, especially for me and hubby. The little sausage dogs was a pic I shared with my best friend before we went wedding dress shopping and her response was "this is the honesty I need", i know her too well. * More candles for my ever growing collection from Primark, these two tone ones are so cute and smell even better - pink/gold is red berry and the blue/ silver is coconut & vanilla. Great scents and such good value at £3. * A little treat before my trip to London. Wanted a small hands free bag but something that is still cute, this one is a leather/suede mix and the snakeskin panel is very on trend - £28 from good old ASOS. * A personal style post - what I feel has influenced by style and the mix of celebrities I look to for inspiration. To see who else i am inspired by read the post here

* My favourite Pinterest image of the month, cute casual and very springlike. * Finally gave in and decided to see what all the fuss is about with Real Techniques brushes. Wasn't going to rush out and buy the whole range but decided to start with the stippling brush, to use with my summer makeup. Apart from the price which did leave me feeling a little sick (£11 is a lot for 1 brush), I have been very surprised and pleased at how good a brush it is. Soft and gives amazing coverage, may have to investigate the range further. * My one and only London Primark purchase (was very impressed with my restraint) - this light has been on my wish list for months so was so happy to find one in the Tottenham Court Road store. A gorgeous piece for my bedroom, that is surprisingly bright/powerful for a battery operated light. * So I turned 29 this month and my present from Hubby was a trip to London for a couple of days - some shopping, museum visits, lots of food and a catch up dinner with one of my best friends. * My birthday present to myself a new Kate Spade handbag. Was only supposed to be looking but once I saw this bag I fell in love and had to have, much to hubby's annoyance! Will do a post later in the month to show you this luscious leather lovely in more detail. * The best part of my birthday trip - the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A. Knew this was going to be beautiful but I was blown away by just how amazing it was, a true visionary and a huge loss to the fashion world - post to follow. * Belated Birthday goodies - new summer sandals from Topshop and a gorgeous bright & bold statement necklace from Accessorize. * The usual end to a simple Primark visit, randomness! Went in for two vest tops and came out with hair bobbles, lunch boxes, an inflatable bath pillow and the best pair of hen sunglasses for my besties wedding, so random but so her. 

Roll on May!

* A note about my choice of quote for this post, appropriate as i wanted to share that my husband and i sadly suffered an early miscarriage in April, something that has sadden us both deeply and made us appreciate life and all we have (no one talks about it but it is important to).

Magical McQueen - Savage Beauty at the V&A

 “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.” 
Alexander McQueen

"The first and largest retrospective of the late designer's work to be presented in Europe, Alexander McQueen: Savage beauty showcases McQueen's visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished AW 2010 collection, McQueen's designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway show."
As soon as i found out this exhibition was coming to London, I immediately booked, and glad I did as tickets sold out quickly. Waiting in line for my time slot to enter the exhibit I was very surprised by the mix of people in the queue, not just the anticipated fashionistas but a lot of multi-generation groups and a surprising number older women along with several disgruntled looking husbands who were just there to hold the designer handbags! 

Spread out over multiple rooms, (so much to see!) with each showcasing an era or collection of his work, all with a distinct theme - from Gothic romance to futuristic and oriental to nature, each room really gave a sense of what the collection was about and what it was inspired by. I recognised some pieces immediately from the catwalk or from the celebrity who wore it - the tartan dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker to the 2006 Met ball, was beautiful although actually very simple compared to a lot of the exhibit. The weirdest room for me was created around the Eshu Autumn/Winter 2000 collection and was very Game of Thrones with a lot of wool and horse hair and all the outfits finished off with a bizarre latex headpiece with a horn.

Due to no photography allowed in the exhibition (even if I had wanted to try and take a cheeky few it was far too busy to get any decent shots) so all the shots used in this post have been taken from Google.co.uk. Just a few to set the scene of the exhibition but I do recommend going to see it in person, the photos do not do it justice. 

The girl who lived in the tree Autumn/Winter 2008
The Oriental room
The best room at the exhibit

My favourite room of the exhibition was the multi media room, a collection of outfits, accessories and video clips. A room so full it was almost overwhelming but so inspirational and mind blowing. I spent a long time sat on the seat in the middle if the room taking it all in. With video clips depicting his experimental catwalk moments, surrounded by a treasure chest of fetishistic apparel, accessories and shoes, from the iconic Armadillo heels to bejeweled bodices and silver thorn headpieces, more like pieces of art than fashion -even more impressive in person than in show clips.

The widows of Cullodeon Autumn/Winter 2006
The mirrored cube
Plato's Atlantis Spring/Summer 2010
My favourite collection
Plato's Atlantis has always been my favourite collection and i was so pleased to see it used in this retrospective. I remember seeing the intricate bug like prints used and the amazing "armadillo" shoes and thinking WOW. I had heard of McQueen before but I didn't consider him a favourite designer if mine until I saw this collection in the catwalk reviews. 
The futuristic mannequins added a bizarre final touch to the presentation of these intricate outfits. This was also the last room of the exhibit and for me ended the whole visit on a high.

After what seemed like hours i stumbled into the gift shop and was blown away by the merchandise available to purchase - from the exhibition book (which i did purchase and lugged round London, not my best idea ever!) to silk scarves featuring iconic McQueen prints. Something for everyone to remember this inspirational designer and his breathtaking work.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is at the V&A until 2nd August. Tickets are £16 from the V&A or £17.50 online. Go buy one now!

What's in my make up bag?

Recently i have invested in quite a lot of new make up products - to perfect my everyday look. Trying to create a fresh face with a natural flush and statement eyes.


BareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30 - have used the original version of this for a few years but decided to switch to the primer with BB to give me a great base but also allows me to wear alone when I want lighter coverage. This product is great, lightweight and creamy - £23 Boots.

 BareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation and BareMinerals bareSkin® Perfecting Veil a great combination of products that gives full coverage but remains very light on the skin and gives a very natural look. £26 & £22 from Boots.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - the best I have found and at an amazing price of £3.99. Offers great coverage and isn't cakeie like some concealers can be. Best applied with my little pink egg sponge from Primark which i think was £1.50.

Benefit Feelin' Dandy- contains Posietint poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain, High beam luminescent complexion enhancer, Dandelion a brightening face powder and ultra plush dandelion lip gloss The best selection of products to add a little flush to my cheeks and add highlights to where they are needed. Bought as a tester, so all minis, will need to buy the full size when this runs out. £25.50 for the set from Boots/ASOS.

The tools: Baremineral brushes, Primark sharpener and Boots OB eyelash curlers.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara - hands down my favourite mascara so far (and I have tried a few) gives me lovely long, separated lashes that last all day without giving me panda eyes and a great price a £7.99. Teamed with groomed brows using L'Oreal Brow artist and finally adding a touch of shimmer with By Terry Terrybly Khol pencil, #3 Bronze Generation around £32 but i got mine through My Little Box subscription (need to find where to buy before mine runs out as it is an amazing product).

The one element that varies day to day dependent on my mood and outfit, is my lips. Base is always my H&M Passion-fruit lip balm giving me soft lips ready for the colour. 
Colour comes from My Little Beauty lip crayon, My Little Beauty lipstick and Benefit Dandelion lipgloss.(alot of the lip products i have at the moment have been again from My Little box Beauty subscription).

DKNY Delicious Delights Fruity Rooty - my new spring fragrance. Wanted to try something a little lighter and not so floral, this one has a beautiful fruity scent in an equally gorgeous bottle. £36 from Boots.

Most of the products above were purchased from Boots, only because it is my favourite store to purchase beauty and i can it all in one place - have linked products where possible. Also more information about My Little box Subscription available here.

If you have any recommendations on products I should try, please leave me a comment x

Personal Style

Everyone has an Icon, be that in sports, life or in my case fashion - someone to aspire to play/be/dress like, and while we should remember we are all individuals in this world, it is nice to have some to aspire to. There are three such women that have become my style icon's, all for different reasons but never the less i do find myself drawn to their take on fashion and like to use it as my inspiration, while i cultivate my own style. With beautiful elements from all three that i try to build into my own outfits.

A true American fashionista, always polished and well groomed this lady could make a bin bag look chic. Her impeccable taste in shoes and accessories seem to finish off any outfit - whether she is at an event or walking her dog. I am particularly drawn to Olivia as she loves her statement necklaces, a girl after my own heart, and knows when to add one to make an outfit go from good to wow. Not really one to push the boundaries, she knows what suits her and sticks to it - a true style formula.
Key element: The value of fabulous accessories

A fairly recent favourite, who on the opposite side of the spectrum from Olivia has a much more casual, relaxed style but still quite classic. A true jeans and tee girl at heart - but knows how to wear with style. I think her style appeals to me as she is more of a girl next door type, more relate-able, however she knows how to glam up like a pro.

Key element: Keep it simple

The last of my style icons, is the wonderfully quirky Fearne Cotton. I love the rock chick elements within her style mixed with classic and usually a beautiful handbag. Always gorgeous but in that "i threw it together" way, that looks effortless especially when in her go to jeans uniform. The mix of prints and colour she wears is amazing, she never seems afraid to try new combinations. Nice too that she is very much a highstreet girl - so many great Topshop items mixed in alongside some gorgeous designer gems.

Key element: How to add print and colour to everyday 
(plus everything looks better with a Mulberry bag!)

Who do you consider to be your style icon? Maybe its your mum, not a celebrity.

Beautiful Braids

From single to triple, French to Dutch, fishtail to milkmaid, skinny to super chunky - braids come in all shapes and sizes and work in almost all lengths of hair - a new hair obsession of mine....

Check out my Hair board on Pinterest for these and other cute braid styles.

Lately i have been wearing a side French braid with either a ballerina bun or ponytail, I love how it is an easy relaxed hairstyle but still looks polished for work - quite simple but still mastering the basics (YouTube has some great tutorial video's). Need a bit more practice on the more intricate styles, but by the summer i will be rocking some of the beautiful braids above - so much more chic than a simple ponytail on a hot day.

What is your braid of choice? Have you mastered the more complex, intricate styles - if so please send me pics, would love to see.

Have a great weekend x

TGF Edit: Weekend Feet

Not my normal style of footwear however i needed something comfy and cute to wear at the weekends. Whether you want texture, print, colour or something a bit more edgy, most brands have at least one style but here are my top picks in store now:

Croc effect - Topshop £20, Calf Hair Leopard - Next £38
Mint Snakeskin effect - New Look £14.99, Silver Metallic Quilted - Kate Spade £167
Leather Snakeskin effect - Kurt Geiger £99, Cascading floral - Ted Baker @ ASOS £85
Printed floral - Kurt Geiger £120, Black Perforated - Next  £24

After much debate i opted for the New Look pair but in a gorgeous pastel lilac shade rather than the mint, as they didn't have them in my size and as these are just a weekend pair i couldn't justify spending a fortune. Some of the styles are very masculine and clompy looking but these are very cute and feminine - will look nice with jeans as well as my summer dresses. 

Which pair would you choose?

Beauty Review: Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

"Smoothing, refreshing & replenishing night cream-gel."

When I heard about this revolutionary new product from the body shop I was intrigued. After reading many reviews online raving about the benefits i decided to give it a go. I was still a little hesitant as at £22 it isn't the cheapest product on the market but i do love the Body Shop and know their products are worth the extra pennies.

"Discover our new Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask, enriched with Edelweiss stem cells. Designed to be left on overnight, it leaves skin looking bouncier and feeling replenished." - thebodyshop.co.uk

Initial reactions: 
Texture: Very odd consistency, a cross between a cream and a gel which gives a cooling feel to the skin once applied.  Takes a little while to sink in too, best to apply well before bedtime or your face ends up kinda stuck to the pillow!
Application: Simple, small scoop of the cream along with the massage guidelines to "stimulate your lymphatic system, encouraging circulation for skin that feels renewed and bouncy". Like giving yourself a mini facial every night.
Massage guidelines

Scent: Pleasant smell, a very light almost cucumbery scent, something a bit different.
Packaging: A gorgeous glass jar gives a premium feel to the product, however not travel friendly as it is rather weighty!

Month reactions: 
Left my skin feeling fresh and soft for the first week or so however have been using this for a month now and whilst my skin is softer and a little plumper, it is also now all red and blotchy around my cheeks and nose! Nothing else new in my skin care regime so sadly not sure I will ever re-buy this, although I may retry once my skin clears up.

Worth checking out the rest of the "Drops of Youth" range at thebodyshop.co.uk

Would love to know if you have tried this? Has this been an amazing product for you?

♥ I NEED these in my life....

I have a Primark addiction at the moment, totally open and honest about it to, I cannot resist popping into my local store just for a look and i never seem to leave without at least 1 item. Mainly items from the accessories and homeware collections that have me memorized at the moment (who can resist a beautiful bedding set for less than £20 or a owl shaped candle for £2) although the clothing hasn't really grabbed me yet (still that awkward in between collections) but i do like a good basic tee or vest top.

The latest to grab my attention was this pair of shoes, featured in Look Magazine - the moment i saw them i knew i needed them in my life for the summer, the perfect partner to a fabulous new midi skirt from ASOS or my faithful skinny jeans.

Raffia Ghillie Heel £18

Now on a mission to find in store - i am going to London in April for my birthday and there will be a Tottenham court road store visit and i am hoping to find these (along with a few other bits). Damn Primark for not having an online store, i seem to spend a lot of my time hunting for items i have seen in magazines/blogs, it drives my hubby nuts. So wish me luck finding these .

If any of you have found/bought these beauties please let me know on social media. 
(links in the sidebar)

For a peek at what's new check out Primark.com

My February

"Life is better when your covered in Glitter!"

What I have bought / worn this month:
* Oversized, lightweight and spotty, the perfect combination for a spring shirt from good old ASOS, I wore this with a turquoise New Look statement necklace and skinny jeans. * New earrings from Topshop, semi precious Onyx arrows. I saw these in one of Fleur De Force's videos and instantly bought them. So cute and great for everyday although not so phone friendly. * Primark mini haul - basic vest top, "Wake me up when it's Friday" lounge trousers and matching sweatshirt top, striped smock dress, tan perforated ballet flats (to replace a pair from last year that I wore to death), giant heart necklace and gold/glitter bunting necklace. 
* Cute and for charity plus a designer label for as little as a fiver, I just couldn't resist this Lulu Guinness tote bag in association with Sainsbury's, three designs available. * Finally found a cute watch, my previous one broke and I have been looking for ages and great for only £12.99 from New Look. Rose gold hardware with a grey rubber strap. * Another day, another spotty shirt combo, this time with my absolute favourite necklace from Forever 21 and my gorgeous Vivienne Westwood jelly bow ballets. * Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 - my two favourite presentations. The talented and quirky shoe designer Sophia Webster, with her circus inspired collection and the latest offer from my favourite brand Mulberry, including the newest addition to my wish list. Make sure to check out both of my collection round up's on the blog.

Hair & Beauty loves this month:
* The latest in my make up bag, new Bare Minerals foundation and Mineral veil , Maybelline lash sensational mascara and Arcancil Paris Starliner black waterproof eyeliner alongside my favourite Essie nail polish. * Decided to see what all the hype is about and took the plunge with my first Benefit makeup collection, Feelin' Dandy - Posietint, High Beam, Dandelion powder and lip gloss, perfect little set to compliment my everyday natural look. * Cute spring nail polish from H&M, pastel confetti (although not that long lasting sadly). * Obsessed with braids at the moment, two great looks with a large front braid with both a messy bun and low ponytail, the perfect mix of relaxed and chic for everyday. * Garnier Micellar water - can totally see why this has become a beauty favourite. Great at removing make up and daily grime although I do find it can irritate my eyes so still using in conjunction with Garnier Express 2in1 eye makeup remover. * Frenchie - My Little Box this month, with three great beauty pieces for more on the contents check out my post here. * There has been a lot of hype in the blogging world about this amazing new sleep mask from The Body Shop, "Drops of Youth Bouncy sleeping mask" - slightly pricey at £22 but so far I am impressed - review to follow in March. Have you tried this?

All the rest:
* This months favourites from my Pinterest boards - pastels and spring styling, getting me in the mood for the warmer weather. * A very productive afternoon spent re-organising my Pinterest boards, fresh board covers and some great new finds. * New social media logo for The Glitter Fashionista - simple yet stylish. * Have been waiting for this since it's release was announced, The Glam Guide is a fabulous collection of advice, inspiration and experiences from my favourite Blogger/youtuber Fleur De Force - make sure you check out her channel * A nice discovery in Waterstones, my favourite Paris streetstyle book now has a partner, that's dedicated to shoes!! Two loves combined, shoes + Paris = happy me. * The last of my Christmas pennies spent on this cute kitty cushion from Next, I love to sit and watch Willow on the bed as she has no idea what to make of it (think she may have even tried to wash it a couple of times!) * Gorgeous Valentines / anniversary flowers from hubby, a beautiful mix of colours and includes my favourite Gerbera flowers. * The one item from the Primark Spring/summer press day coverage that I had to have, after seeing everywhere on social media. A perfect pastel, mixed pattern bedding set - even better at £11 for the set! May have to go back and see about the matching throw and scatter cushion.

Would love to hear about any new fashion or beauty products you have been loving this month?

AW15 Fashion Week - Mulberry

"This season, Mulberry is fascinated by old English houses and how they lived through the decades, changing and evolving with the ebb and flow of times and fashions". Mulberry.com

The first collection from new creative director Johnny Coca (former Céline accessories design director) and I think Mulberry has re-discovered its voice and has presented a gorgeous collection, that has a clear brand message - just wish there had been a catwalk show. 

As usual it's the stunning bags that catch my eye and have pulled me back in love with the brand. A great mix of old and new, with Mulberry favourites updated in fall colours - the Bayswater, Lily, and Willow tote, alongside the new Darby (a great structured style with top handle, shoulder strap and zip pocket detailing), Jamie & mini Jamie (great everyday slouchy bucket style in mixed fabrications) and Delphie (reversible clutch style, a new SS15 silhouette). 

A stunning rich palette with key colours - oxblood, black, army green, midnight blue and mixture of sumptuous fabrics from ostrich and printed leather to washed clad leather and suede, that add texture and detail to this assortment of stylish bags.

The final new style is Roxette - an update to the classic Roxanne, a gorgeous bag that reminds me of vintage Mulberry, much more the brand I know and love. This bag has stolen my heart and i think it is simply stunning, and my favourite's are the Oxblood and grey colours both in Croc Printed Leather, they have fantastic texture that adds a subtle detailing to the bag, also a great size for using everyday. Roxette also comes in Pink sheepskin, which is not to my taste as it looks a little too like a teddy bear but the silhouette and hardware detailing is fabulous. Have been considering investing in a new bag, think I may need to wait till next season and get my gorgeous vintage tan Roxanne a buddy.

Not a massive lover of the clothing collection - but Mulberry for me always has and always will be about the bags. However these three looks from the main collection caught my eye - a sophisticated way to wear warm, ladylike knitwear.

"Interior stuccos, mouldings and other architectural decorations formed the basis of screen prints, woven jacquards, and embroideries. A neo-classical filigree motif was a recurring theme. It popped up on silky PJ suits but was best explored in a 3D ivory boucle coat, which had been embroidered, hand cut away and then painted on top." Vogue.co.uk

No surprise then that the showroom had been given a very interior inspired treatment - gorgeous pieces of art accompany the clothes/accessories - see more in video below:

* All imagery / Video content taken from Mulberry.com and mulberry_editor Instagram

A very beautiful and well put together collection, hopefully with Johnny Coca in charge we will be seeing this brand back on top, embracing what it is known for - British heritage.

What did you think to this Fashion week presentation?