Mane Attraction: How to wear a Hairband

A bad hair day can well and truly make or break a day (and night) especially if it’s a special occasion! So, how do you style the perfect bun? We’ve got you covered with an easy to recreate hair tutorial – complete with our pick of stunning accessories, of course. 

We ventured to Duck and Dry’s Soho salon to create some hair tutorials to inspire your next look. Next up, new ways to style on-trend hairbands.

 

I’M WITH THE BAND

Curl hair with a curling iron, twisting in alternate ways to create beautiful bounce! Brush out curls and spray with a light-weight hairspray to create a oh-so-lovely blow dry look.

Place a bold hairband into the waves, leaving hair to frame your face. Our top pick is the Beaded Polka Dot Hairband (It’s also available in black!)

 

Change it up by pulling your hair back from your face, we love the Crochet Knot Hairband for this look. 

 

Take it to the next level with a catwalk-inspired look and stack multiple hairbands – the more the merrier! The trick is to play with size and colour – we reach for a smaller band like the Freshwater Pearl Headband with bigger and bolder bands like the Black Velvet Sparkle Headband and Ruched Velvet Headband.

 

Feeling inspired? Watch the full tutorial here.

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The Perfect Accessories, No Matter Your NYE Plans

New Year’s Eve, you either love it or you feel pretty meh about it. Either way, you’re likely thinking about your outfit and hoping to make an impression as you welcome in the new year. 

Whether your festive season revolves around the New Year or whether you’re already adding to your Netflix queue, we’ve got the perfect accessories to make your outfit New Year’s ready.

 

A Golden Night Out

You’re going out-out, so you may as well go all out. Welcome the start of a new decade with as much sparkle and shine as you can muster, with the shimmering jewellery and hair accessories that make a statement like the Sparkle Diamante Padded Headband and the Rosie Embellished Clutch Bag. Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the cold! Arrive and leave in style (and warmth) with the Pearl Embellished Beanie and Wool Gloves, you’re welcome.

 

A Cosy Night In 

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, going out is the new staying in! That doesn’t mean you can’t dress up, you just get to do it in a much cosier way. The Luxe Faux Fur Slider Slippers are your perfect party plus one – paired with fun socks like the Foil Star Cropped Socks, of course. Dress up your locks with some on-trend and clips accessories like the Mottled Resin Hair Clips. And as the clock strikes midnight, roll straight into bed! 

 

A Sparkling House Party

If ever there was an occasion that caused everyone to send a ‘what are you wearing’ text it was definitely a house party. It’s a fine balance between PJ chic and over dressed, which is why we’ve got a few pieces to help you out. Dress up your ‘jeans and nice top’ outfit with some glittering accessories, like the Sparkle Stacking Sets Rings or the Mary Jane Sparkly Collar. The Lightweight Metallic Scarf is the perfect plus one, ideal should the party head outside for the fireworks. One of the best things about a house party is that shoes are optional, so bring some razzle dazzle with the Ribbed Sparkle Ankle Socks.

 

A New Year’s Vacation

If you’re ringing in the new year somewhere new, we’ve got a few things that should be on your packing list. First up, the perfect case that is not too big and not too small, our Quilted Suitcase is Goldilocks approved. Find the perfect cabin buddy in the Sienna Quilted Backpack or the Harri Quilted Weekender Bag, and ensure your makeup is happily stowed in the Nicky Makeup Bag (in your checked in luggage, of course). Snuggle up with the Take Me Everywhere blanket scarf come blanket and ensure you travel in first class (at least in the style stakes.) Happy travels!

 

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Perfect Party Looks to Try This Season Based on Your Star Sign  

Your diary is likely stacking up with places to be and people to see. After all, party season is upon us.

It can become tiresome finding new things to wear, which is why the perfect accessory can make an outfit (and a night). To make your choice a little easier, we’ve found the perfect look for you depending on your star sign. So, whether you read your star sign every so often or religiously live your life dependent on your sign, see what your pieces will ensure you have a look ready to dance all night.

Capricorn

Capricorns are simple and sophisticated, so their perfect plus one is the Shell Embellished Mini Duffle – it’s practical and oh-so-pretty. Pair it with the Clip on Billie Statement Drop Earrings for a polished party look.

Aquarius

Trendy, quirky and a lover of statement pieces, the Aquarius party-goer is ready for the spotlight with the Natalie Gem Collar Necklace. They’ll let their sparkly side shine with the Rosie Embellished Clutch Bag.  

Pisces

Free-spirited and a hopeless romantic, you can count on a Pisces to pick the best music at every party. Their party-look tends to be whimsical yet still on-trend, so the Diamante Glitter Hardcase Clutch Bag and Velvet Bead Wide Knot Alice Band are perfect. 

Aries

A firey sign, Aries are known for their bold personality. So, what better than the Snake Foldover Clutch paired with some shimmering bracelets like the Cupchain Bead Stretch Bracelets – the more the better.

Taurus

Taurus are likely to sparkle brighter than the disco ball at any and every party, so it’s no surprise their favourite accessories are adorned with sparkle, sparkle and more sparkle, like the Reece Rainbow Sequinned Clutch Bag and the Billie Statement Drop Earrings.

Gemini

Everything is better in twos where Gemini is concerned. Aptly symbolised by celestial twins, double up the glam with the Rectangle Sparkle Hair Clips, worn together, of course. Turn up the sparkle with the Sparkle Foldover Clutch.

Cancer

Another sophisticated sign, Cancer loves feminine and soft silhouettes and shapes and love an elegant wrap, like the All Over Metalic Stole. They’re also all over the pearl trend, of course, think the Pearl Collar Necklace.

Leo

Incredibly passionate and fans of all things bold and brilliant, Leos are the first at the party and the last on the dance floor. They love a bag as bold as them, like the Freya Crystal Drop Ring Handle Clutch Bag and the Leopard Foldover Clutch.

Virgo

There’s nothing a Virgo loves more than finding the perfectly polished finishing touch, the prettier the better. Needless to say you’ll see them finishing off every look with the perfect hairband, like the Flower Gem Alice Hair Band. Add some extra sparkle with the Georgia Holographic Leather Quilted Bag.

Libra

All about balance, Libra will party hard but be in bed in time to get 8 hours sleep. Their party style is also the perfect balance of edgy and feminine, like the Cassie Pearl Collar Necklace and the Embellished Cocktail Scarf.

Scorpio

For a Scorpio, it’s all or nothing. So it’s no surprise they are lovers of the crystal drenching trend – think more is more like layering the Blue Stone Ornate Cocktail Ring and Marilyn Crystal Deco Cocktail Ring. Also, mix and match with the Kylie Clip on Short Drop Earrings and the Rave Behave Slinky Drop Earrings.

Sagittarius

You’ll see these folk at every party – chances are they’ve ticked off all the main festivals this year, as well. They live large, in style, and need something that will take them from one party to another, like Faux Fur Tippet paired with the oh-so-sparkly Chainmail Zip Top Clutch Bag.

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Design Stories: The Whimsy and Wonderful Pearl Embellished Knits

Perfect pearls make our winter warmers even more irresistible. We speak to the talented members of our in-house studio team in London about our greatest knits.

Here’s your exclusive behind-the-scenes look…

 

The Inspiration

“We were inspired by all the beautiful embellished pieces we had seen on the catwalks and wanted to translate this ‘more is more’ trend into some great easy to wear pieces for the Christmas season. We loved the idea of bringing the feeling of dressing up and fun to everyday items.

We hope these pieces bring sparkle and a smile to the everyday for our customers.”

 

The Design Process

“The most exciting part of the process for me is translating trend into easy to wear great product. I love working with our suppliers to get the product just right, from the initial design briefing to perfecting the fit and the materials we use.

The best thing is seeing your ideas turn into a reality – Especially spotting the final pieces being worn by all kinds of different women! I love nothing more than seeing a customer who has styled their look in a great way with one of our  pieces.”

 

The Collection

“We love the way these pieces enable you to add a real feeling of fun and dressing up to your winter wardrobe. Staying cosy doesn’t have to mean you can’t still be dressed up – We love the way these pieces bring the party to winter looks!”

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Crystal Drenching: From the Catwalk to Your Closet

When they said more is more, they were definitely talking about the latest trend to spark delight on the global catwalks – crystal drenching.

Models shone from head to toe with stunning headpieces, statement jewellery and crystal-adorned shoes. We’re fully on board with this trend but understand there’s a fine line between looking like a disco-ball and looking crystal chic…that’s why we’ve pulled together our most shining looks for everyone.

Fresh Flair

Make an entrance with a stunning hair piece that’ll add something standout to your collection, like the Bling Braid Multi Strand Comb Slide; pop in in the perfect pony, braid it in your plait … the options are endless. The Rainbow Jewel Hair Slides are an easy way to incorporate the trend in your everyday style – after all, who doesn’t want to sparkle on a Monday morning? 

Glow All Out

These sparkling statement earrings embrace the idea of more is more and are the easiest way to update any outfit this season. The Cup Chain Waterfall Earrings will glisten and swing in the light as you dance all night long. You also can’t go wrong with a sparkly update on the season’s hottest style – the hoop. The Billie Statement Drop Earrings will bring supercharged sparkle to your look, and your party-season wardrobe will thank you.

Anything but Basic

The beloved collar necklace has received a shimmering makeover this season, as seen on the runways. It’s the perfect way to add a little elegance to your outfit, while amping up your look – it’s all in the details. The Classic Pave Cut Out Collar Necklace will bring a touch of elegance to your look (and can be matched with the Classic Pave Cut Out Chandelier Earrings for ultimate glamour). If you prefer something understated that’ll still standout, try the Pave V Mini Collar Necklace, it’s the perfect match for your LBD. 

Sparkle Factor 100

A little glitz and a whole lot of glam, pick a product that sparkles as you move, with delicate fringing or dainty drops. The Freya Crystal Drop Ring Handle Clutch Bag brings the crystal drenching trend to any look. Carry the look throughout your whole outfit and pair your party-ready bag with the Crystal Cup Chain Slinky Drop Earrings or the Cup Chain Layered Choker Necklace (or both, more is more after all!)

 

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Autumn’s Top Trends With Francesca Perks

 We are fully embracing the change in season and all the fashion-related perks that come with it; think wrapping up in scarves and luxe new colour palettes. Here are our seasonal must-haves styled by fashion influencer, Francesca Perks.

The Jewel Tone Handbag

We get it, in the cooler months your wardrobe tends to lean toward the darker side; in other words black, black and black. Add a touch of colour to brighten up your outfit – and your mood – with a jewel tone handbag. Our fave hues?

Red Hot

On-trend croc print? Check. Detachable cross-body strap? Check. Bold colourway to add the ultimate pop of colour? Check. The Emma Croc Handheld Bag takes you from work to play with plenty of sophistication.

Green Queen

An update on the classic wintry hues of black, grey and navy, green is a fresh and on trend hue. Inject some vibrancy into your wardrobe with the Rebecca Croc Shoulder Bag (left) which features croc print and gold finishings. It’s the perfect size for an everyday bag; there’s space for keys, phone, book and snacks! The Dani Dome Cross Body Bag (right)  features touches of suede and comes in a chic domed silhouette, offering another unique update to your collection.

Star-bright Sparkle: Celestial-inspired headbands 

It’s no secret this season we are all about headbands and the celestial print (again), so, why not combine both? Whether you’re hiding a bad hair day or adding the finishing touch to a perfect blowdry, these hairbands will become your go to. Add something a little different to your look with the Shooting Star Embellished Wide Alice Hair Band (left),which is full of mystic eastern influences.  On the other hand for lovers of all things monochrome (with the added lush touch of velvet) the Velvet Star Embroidered Alice Hair Band is a bold yet simplistic touch.

 

The Beaded Bag

The definition of arm candy, the Check Beaded Shoulder Bag is created by hand with a mix of monochrome beads. This nostalgic take on our favourite childhood fashion accessory has an everyday-friendly long strap and just enough space for the important things.

The Faux Fur Stole

Cooler weather means snuggling up in all things cosy and for this we are thankful. The Luxe Faux Fur Stole is a glamorous addition to your winter warmer collection, taking you from morning commute to dinner out. The luxurious green hue is perfect for brightening up any dark and gloomy days.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Meet CoppaFeel! founder, Kris Hallenga

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month (1st – 31st October) we’re proudly supporting breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel! by donating £20,000 of the profits from our exclusive feel-good boutique collection of products. We caught up with the charity’s fearless and fabulous founder, Kris Hallenga…

A: Hi Kris, it’s a pleasure to meet you. Please introduce yourself!

I’m Kris, the founder of CoppaFeel!. When I’m not talking about boobs I’m probably banging on about my cat, Lady Marmalade. I’m 33 (turning 34 in November!), I have an identical twin sister called Maren and I live in beautiful Cornwall.

A: What is the best thing about being the founder of CoppaFeel!?

I think being the founder of anything is pretty damn cool. I never saw myself as someone driven or motivated enough to start something brand new before I was diagnosed so I actually really surprised myself. Obviously, the proudest thing is seeing the impact we’re having and the response we get from all our campaigning and hard work. It makes it all so ruddy worth it.

A: It shows incredible strength that your reaction to the diagnosis was to start a charity to help others, where did you find that strength, energy and passion?

I have no idea. But I actually think we all possess a little bit of that killer badass inside us, and we just don’t know it’s there until we really need it. I find the energy because I know what we do matters and I’m passionate because I see the impact. Nothing worth doing is easy and straight forward. Having said that, I have my moments of weakness and low-energy, but I think that’s allowed!

A: What is the most important message you communicate to your audience?

CHECK YOUR BOOBS. It’s as simple as that. Currently, we’re running a campaign called “Grab Life By The Boobs”. The premise is that we want everyone to have a future free from breast cancer. Every ounce of life is precious so it’s worth grabbing on to and celebrating, much like your body.

A: In what way do you spread your very important messages?

We visit schools, recruit ambassadors at universities, we take our boob mobile Belinda to festivals, we have a free text message reminder and hand out copious amounts of shower stickers, which are a useful prompt to check in the shower. Each year we also put on our annual event called Festifeel at the House of Vans in London. This is a big ol’ celebration of everything we do and helps us to get the word out even further (plus it raises money, which is of course also beneficial!)

A: It’s CoppaFeel!’s 10 year anniversary this year, what’s your proudest moment/fondest memory of the past decade?

Gosh, there are so many things I’m proud of! I love that we’ve created a charity that gives people the opportunity to be good humans. Our team are good humans and everyone who volunteers for us LOVE what they do and it’s so nice to see. Of course, the proudest thing of all is hearing from people we’ve reached telling us their cancer has been diagnosed early because they were checking themselves and they knew the symptoms to look for. We can’t say for sure that we’ve saved lives because cancer has a sneaky habit of sometimes returning in the future, but we know for certain that we’ve given people the best chance of surviving because, statistically speaking, if a cancer is found at the earliest stage the survival rate is vastly higher. We believe everyone deserves that chance.

A: You already do so many amazing things, what’s next for Coppafeel!

Wider reach, to more people, more communities, more “pockets” of people who are currently not being educated. We want to reach BME groups, people who don’t go to uni, young mums and basically everyone that needs to hear our message. Having said that, we also want to ensure what we already do is done even better, even bigger and more efficiently. There’s no need for big changes because we’re already doing big things, we just have to do them better.

A: What’s your favourite ‘everyday’ motivational mantra / affirmation?

“Breathe”. Reminding myself to take a good deep breath is the most grounding thing I can do each day and it really helps me focus!

A: Aside from boob-checking, what other self-care rituals do you have?

I bloody love having a bath. It’s the ultimate “me” moment when I take a long soak in epsom salts. I also like to stretch out my body and practice yoga and reformer pilates.

A: How important is it for CoppaFeel! to partner with brands? (… Like us!)

Hugely! We need as many different audiences to listen to our message and the vehicle for doing that is brand partnerships. It would take us way longer to reach such a huge group of people without you guys! Of course, we also very much need the funds to keep doing our work. For me, partnerships have to feel authentic and truly meaningful. When a brand puts their name to a charity we make sure the people signing the contract actually check their boobs – what’s the point in telling your audience to do something that you haven’t committed to yourself?

A: Which is your favourite piece from the Accessorize x CoppaFeel! collection?

I love the scarf. I’m really into fun forms of headgear and I think it’s so cute to tie it up on your head – or alternatively round your neck!

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5 Pieces For The Cooler Months That Guarantee A Stylish Season

As the leaves start falling, we’re more than ready to embrace the cosiness of the cooler months that are upon us. Think bundling up in oversized scarves, wrapping your glove-clad hands around a hot chocolate and snuggling up for a girl’s night in. Whether you’re braving the elements or spending the night at home, look effortlessly cool with our top new season picks.

1. Wrapped up: The Wells Supersoft Blanket Scarf

During the colder months, we never leave the house without a scarf, whether it’s wrapped over our shoulders, snug around our neck or used as a blanket when the office AC is too high… The Wells Supersoft Blanket Scarf is perfect and will keep you cosy and chic in the cold. It also comes in a spectrum of colours, but we can’t go past these beautifully bold shades.

2. Best Foot Forward: The Real Suede Mule Slippers

The ultimate treat to yourself, the Real Suede Mule Slippers  will have you daydreaming of heading home and slipping into something a little more comfortable – literally. Made from luxurious real suede, they’re lined with cosy faux-fur to keep your toes toasty. There are a few brilliant hues to choose, a pair to match each pair of PJs, maybe?

3. Heads Up: The Bea Chunky Turnup Beanie

This season it’s all about the classic beanie so say hello to our Bea Chunky Turnup Beanie . It’ll brighten up dark days and not only keep you warm but also protect your hair from the inevitable winter frizz – bad hair days no more. If you’re feeling extra fabulous and fancy one day adorn the beanie with a stunning hair accessory like the Pearl Hair Pinsor stock up on various colourways to brighten up every day.

4. Soft Touch: The Faux Fur Tippet

Add a touch of timeless elegance to your look with the Faux Fur Tippet. This fluffy addition adds a luxe and glamorous touch and most importantly it keeps you warm during the colder, darker months while adding a cheerful colour injection. It’s also available in black for those who can’t break away from the beloved hue.

5. That’s a Wrap: The Holly Supersoft Blanket Scarf 

Last, but certainly not least, the pop-of-colour-scarf. We all know that our winter wardrobe tends to favour darker shades, which is why a bold piece can brighten your look. The Holly Supersoft Blanket Scarf features chunky fringing that adds a little special something and this striking red colourway is perfect. There are a few colourways to choose from, so pick a shade that complements your wardrobe best.

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Trend Icons: The 70’s Revival Edit

Introducing our Trend Icons series: Showcasing the iconic seasonal must-haves you need to buy this week, edited by some of our favourite influencers.

Throw it back to the seventies this autumn with tonal woven duffle bags, western-influenced saddle bags and oversized resin jewellery. Want a more subtle spin on the trend? Opt for coloured mock-croc with gold hardware, corduroy backpacks or snake-print shoulder bags. Here, Sallie Ball edits our new-in accessories, putting a fresh spin on the most-wanted retro look…

The Benni Saddle Bag

 

Our Benni saddle bag re-works the classic ‘saddle’ silhouette for the new season with a rich ochre body and snakeskin detailing. Sling this best-seller across your body for a hands-free care-free vibe; capturing the free-spirited essence of the seventies perfectly. Dress up your favourite denim for work to weekend style.

The Joanne Woven Duffle Bag

 

Say hello to a new-wave bohemian feel with our Joanne woven duffle bag. With drawstring closure and a slouchy feel, this bag doesn’t have to work hard to look great. It’s the just-landed laid-back addition you need for your autumn wardrobe and will keep you ahead of the influencers on this key trend.

The Corduroy Mini Backpack

 

Get your fix of seventies nostalgia with our mini cord backpack in trending ochre yellow. This really is a must-have piece; use it everyday for work-wear style points or add it to your dressed-down weekend looks for a trend-led edge.

The Accessories Edit

 

Layer resin beads, stack stretch bracelets and opt for a bigger, bolder earring than you ever have before; this is accessorising for the fashion-savvy. Opt for tonal shades of yellow, brown and cream and finish the look with a wide-brim fedora. Keep this look ‘undone’ and slightly mismatched for a relaxed effect.

The Ayda Snake Print Shoulder Bag

 

Introducing your transitional-season-saviour! This Ayda bag goes with just about anything and will update your ‘fits instantly — yes! With tonal snakeskin panels, a woven chain shoulder strap and gold hardware; this epitomises the more glamorous side of the seventies. Wear with ditsy florals like Sallie for a gorgeous feminine feel.

The Olivia Ring-lock Cross-body Bag

 

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again; everyone needs an Olivia bag in their collection. This emerald green version is the perfect balance of trend and functionality. She may be small, but she packs a punch in terms of style. The cross-body strap is fully adjustable for a personalised perfect fit.

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Trend Icons: The New Animal Edit

Introducing our Trend Icons series: Showcasing the iconic seasonal must-haves you need to buy this week, edited by some of our favourite influencers.

This season animal prints are wilder than ever – with leopard, tiger, zebra and cow print mixed into our new-in handbag collection, you can really step outside of your style comfort zone and switch things up! Here, Aysen Miller selects her must-have bags, hair accessories and jewellery for autumn…

The Reversible Embroidered Leopard Clutch bag

We get it; there’s something incredibly satisfying about a purchase that can be worn two ways. Consider yourself spoilt rotten with our stunning reversible leopard clutch. Giving you options, alternate between the colourful embroidered print for a pop of colour and the monochrome print for maximal versatility. This must-have is detailed with a touch of shimmer thread and can be worn across the body, draped over the shoulder or with the strap gently tucked away for fun take on an evening clutch.

The Suki Cow Print Leather Tote Bag

Dare to be different and dive head-first into the animal print trend with our eye-catching Suki tote bag. Designed in durable leather, this cow-print look will add a splash of interest to any outfit. With its monochrome tone, you can pair it with just about anything – from a bold block colour to a plain tee and jeans. Whether running errands or running to the office, with its roomy size, the Suki tote bag is the ultimate stylish carry-all.

The Accessories Edit

Give a final nod to summer with statement sunglasses; our round tinted frames are the perfect transitional pair for sunny days, sunset-evenings and everything in between, or go for a traditional twist with our preppy tortoiseshell shades. This Autumn/Winter we’re also going to be experimenting with prints and texture like never before – think beaded purses and satin alice bands all in one look.

The Sarah Tiger Cross-body bag and Phone Pouch

Add edge to your weekend outfits with the eye-catching cross-body Sarah bag and RAWR-some matching phone pouch. This cute and compact bag features a metal turn-lock clasp, opening to reveal two handy chambers divided by a zipped central compartment. In burnt orange and deep brown, our tiger-striped pieces will complement the tonal pieces in your wardrobe beautifully, updating your wardrobe for autumn with effortless ease.

The Zebra Over-sized Weekender Bag

Weekend away pending? You’ll be finding an excuse to book a flight thanks to our most-wanted oversized Zebra bag. True to the statement, “go big or go home”, this hand held bag really delivers on size. Conveniently functional, switch between the grab handle and a cross-body strap to wear it your way. You’ve got the city-breaks, we’ve got the perfect travel bag for your escape. Sounds like a match made in accessory heaven.

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Trend Icons: The Monochrome Edit

Introducing our Trend Icons series: Showcasing the iconic seasonal must-haves you need to buy this week, edited by some of our favourite influencers.

The last-minute heatwave is over and there’s the hint of an autumn chill in the air; it’s the perfect time for a seasonal accessories refresh to re-energise your wardrobe – yes! Cue Stacey Louise White and her AW19 Edit of handbags, hair accessories and jewellery. This is a modern update on minimalist monochrome…

The Hanne Colour-block Handheld Bag

Our two-tone effect Hanne handbag has an air of art-deco about it thanks to its striking split-coloured body. With a subtle mock-croc effect in black and white it’s effortlessly on trend too! Whether held by the top handle or worn with its longer strap; this statement handbag will take you from desk to dinner and earn you serious style kudos.

The Ayda Tweed Shoulder Bag

Tweed is the come-back trend that never quits and our monochrome Ayda handbag features a shimmering metallic thread for added edge. The gold woven chain strap means she sits over your shoulder comfortably, making her the perfect plus-one for those dressed-up moments.

The Accessories Edit

From faux-leather hair scrunchies, to hammered pearl drop earrings and high-glamour sunglasses, compliment your fall ‘fits with our new-in hair, jewellery and winter sun collections. This season the fashion pack are breaking the rules and embracing ‘more is more’ with loaded curated ears and multiple hair accessories, next to statement and oversized pieces.

The Rachel Shoulder Bag

Putting a right-now spin on the timeless little black bag, our Rachel shoulder bag features a chunky chain detail and mock-croc panel. This one’s a blogger favourite and wears well with all your transitional looks. Why not mix it up and wear the slender shoulder strap across your body too?

The Olivia Ring-lock Cross-Body Bag

If you’ve missed this ‘it’ bag – where have you been? Our mini Olivia bag may be small but she packs a mighty style punch. This black and white version with gold hardware creates a strong contrast when worn with new animal prints, and you can personalise your look by wearing her as a mini handheld must-have or a cool cross-body.

The Beth Leather Belt Bag

Our Beth belt bag is a luxe take on one of our best-selling styles of the year! This bag does it all. Keep your everyday essentials safe, whilst exhibiting perfect personal style…all whilst clinching in your waist for a flattering, feminine silhouette. The belt strap is punched from end to end for a fully adjustable fit.

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Everything You Are: Camilla Rega

World, meet Camilla Rega. A scientist and postdoctoral training fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research, Camilla’s days are spent investigating breast cancer in a laboratory. But not one to put a limit on what she can achieve, she can be also be found in the dance studio, expressing herself through classical ballet. Here’s her story.

 

 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I go to the lab around 9:30-10am, but not without having had a massive breakfast first – I’m Italian so every meal must be enjoyed and made with love. My working day finishes around 6:30pm and after that, I get home for a snack. I usually do ballet twice a week, weekends too if possible. My body needs it! On weekends, I also tend to go out with friends to catch up and relax but sometimes I go to the lab for experiments.

 

 

Tell us about your passion…

I was three years old when I started dancing. I’d seen my older sister perform and fell in love with the costumes, the choreography and the music. I immediately wanted to start the year after and so I began to dance even though I was so little! Dancing feels like being in another world. Far away from everything. There is only your soul dancing through your body.

 

 

 

What have you learned from ballet?

Ballet has deeply shaped my personality. The dance world is tough. You have to make a lot of sacrifices but it’s worth it in the end. The take-home message is that to get things done, you have to be committed to it!

 

What makes you feel like you?

I like wearing simple accessories during ballet, like stud earrings, delicate rings, and fine necklaces. At weekend, I love wearing more eccentric jewellery with pared-back outfits.

 

 

Talk us through your style…

My look is super simple during my work days (comfy and clean for the lab!), and more elegant and chicer when I go out. I tend to wear silver accessories in wintertime and gold during summer (it looks better with a tan!) but it depends on what I wear.

 

What surprises people about you?

That I’m a scientist as well as a ballet dancer.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

You are living your own life, follow your dreams and fight for them!

 

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