Archive | October, 2010

Say hello to our new designer handbag to hire – the Jimmy Choo Mahala in black

27 Oct

We have just added a gorgeous Jimmy Choo Mahala to our range of designer handbags to hire.

From the current A/W 10 Jimmy Choo collection, this stunning bag is made of gorgeously soft black leather with suede inserts and gunmetal hardware.  This colourway is a limited edition from Jimmy Choo as their signature hardware colour is gold – exclusivity at its best!

Beloved by celebrities (Halle Berry and Kylie are HUGE fans) this bag is perfect for dressing up or down and a great size for everyday use.  It is available to hire now from just £35 for a week.

Please visit
for full details but be quick, we only have one in stock!


the hfh team


Agyness Deyn walks the dinosaur

18 Oct

Remember the infectious song “Walk the dinosaur” by Was (not was) in 2007?


Agyness rocking her dinosaur bag

Picture courtesy Splash News


Seems like our Aggy does and she’s taken it to heart, literally!

Lets be realistic here, your average woman (i.e 99.9% of the females on British streets) would look ridiculous carrying this bag.  Its childish, silly and ridiculous.  However put it on the arm of Agyness Deyn rocking her individual brit rock style it seems to make sense.  The Mohican and leather jacket toughen up the childish look of the bag and Aggy gives it her inimitable style.

For those of you who don’t remember the original track (boy are we showing our age!!), all we can say is Boom Boom Ackala Boom Boom! (and check it out on You Tube!)

Burberry predicting a very stormy winter

11 Oct

Burberry have just unveiled a new capsule collection of ready to wear entitled Winter Storms which is now available at their website and in store.

It comprises mens, women’s and childrens wear along with wet weather accessories such as scarves, umbrellas and gloves. Bags also feature – naturally!

The colours of every item are in keeping with the collections name – black, grey,  and white with flashes of dark metal tones remind us of thundery skies and lightning.

The ten bags in the collection are mostly slouchy over the shoulder styles such as the hobo and bowling and are quite large (presumably to hold all your bad weather kit!).  The colours are in keeping with the rest of the range with black and dark nickel being prominent but Burberry have also updated their iconic check pattern in grey, white and black and we think it looks very sophisticated.

All the bags also have metal stud detailing which from a distance makes them look as though they are covered in little snowflakes – whether you’d take the £3,000 large Python Tote out in a snowstorm is another matter entirely!

The promo video is fab and features the soundtrack “Stormy Weather” by The Kooks, very apt.  Watch it here:

What do we think?  Bring on the snow!!

A helping hand in the fashion stakes

4 Oct

In this article, the first of an occasional series featuring inspirational and stylish people who we think really make a difference, I’d like to introduce Karen Grace, founder of image styling.

She believes that everyone should take advantage of a personal styling session at least once in their life. Why? There are many reasons. Some people are overwhelmed with the choices of style and colour in the shops today, they just don’t know where to begin – a stylist can narrow the choices down so you just hone in to the styles and colours that suit you. Some people lack confidence in themselves – a stylist can show how wearing the right outfits can boost your confidence. Some people hate their body and try to hide it under baggy clothes – a stylist can show how more fitted clothes can draw the eye away from those parts you hate to those parts you do love.

Accessories are also very important to your overall look and handbags can also help you create the silhouette you’re looking for. A large handbag can make you look smaller and slimmer, so petite or very slim ladies should ensure their larger bags are more of a medium size such as the Gucci Boston or the Chloe Silverado. Taller or larger ladies can go to town with large bags such as the Mulberry Elgin. The reverse is the same for tiny handbags; these will make you look larger. So it is better for taller and larger ladies to carry larger clutch bags for the evening such as Jimmy Choo Relay rather than the smaller ones. A good example on sizes is The Prada Tessuto Pocket: as a shoulder bag this is a perfect size for the petite or slim ladies to use during the day; and as an evening clutch bag this is a good size for the taller or larger ladies.

A good quality handbag can also make a basic outfit look chic. This is the place where you can introduce bold colours and styles without it overwhelming your look. You can keep up with trends such as buckles (Prada Antic Buckles), metal embellishments (Prada Soft Rings) and animal prints (Jimmy Choo Rock) which may be too young or outrageous for an individual on a dress but on a bag are great.

Karen has been operating frumpy to funky for over two years now and her typical is female aged between 30–40, has a good career and just had a baby in the last year. Karen explains “It is an age range where women begin to think they have to start changing the way they dress from their teens and twenties carefree years to a more responsible and professional look. But they don’t know how to make this transition without looking frumpy, and this is where I step in. However frumpy to funky was actually set up with the older woman aged 40 plus in mind; a woman who for years has put her family’s wants and needs before herself but now they have grown up wants to reinvent herself from a frumpy mother/wife to a funky individual”.

Karen studied at the London College of Fashion for personal styling, but got down to the nitty gritty of image consultancy and business management by training at one of London’s leading image training centres. She is also an affiliate member of the Federation of Image Consultants- the professional body for the Personal Image UK industry.

For more information on Karen’s services please visit