Archive | January, 2011

Victoria sets her sights on the White House

21 Jan

Victoria started her dvb fashion line in 2007 with jeans and sunglasses. However if rumours are to be believed it wasn’t that successful with Fred Segal and Saks dropping the range due to poor sales.

However she came back fighting in 2008 when she launched a high fashion collection based on what she likes to wear.  Just 10 pieces were in the first collection costing between £600 and £1,900 and gave more than a nod to one of her most iconic outfits; the Galaxy dress by one of her favourite designers Roland Mouret.

Now on her fifth collection she has won over the hard to crack fashion world with celebrities such as Madonna, Brooke Shields, Elle Macpherson, Katherine Jenkins and Tana Ramsay being photographed in her dresses.  She has even received praise from Anna Wintour, the notoriously frosty editor of American Vogue.

She surprised everyone however with her Spring/Summer 2011 collection as it also featured a handbag line that were also Beckham creations.

Understated, practical but also ultra luxurious and “super-chic” (as Victoria herself has said) the collection features a very large travel bag, a two tone shoulder bag and her flagship design, the Victoria.  Obviously named after herself (and if you can then why wouldn’t you!) its boxy rectangular shape not too dissimilar to her beloved Hermes Birkins.

Victoria Beckham "Victoria" bag

 

Shiny calfskin, nubuck and crocodile ass to the air of luxuriousness and with prices ranging from £3,250 to £18,000 she is certainly targeting a certain clientele.  Not content with celebrities she has set her sights much, much higher.

When interviewed by Luke Leitch from The Times, Victoria was asked who she could imagine toting her very limited edition white crocskin Victoria.  Her first response was obviously herself, but then she expanded “The other day I was fortunate enough to meet First Lady Mrs Obama and she has made a huge impression on me.  She has the most incredible aura about her.  I was beyond impressed.  She is beautiful, chic and charismatic and she would carry one of these bags really well.”

Now sold out on Net-a-Porter, lets hope Victoria has got her wish.

Always look stylish no matter what your size!

7 Jan

January is a time typically when New Year resolutions are made, but are also often broken.

Many women fall off the diet bandwagon after their resolutions of “I’ll lose weight”, “I’ll change my diet” or “I’ll do more exercise” prove impossible to keep.

However, it is a comforting thought that no matter what size or shape you are whilst you may endure a never ending battle with clothes, your handbag will always fit you perfectly.

Due to repeated yoyo dieting (piling on the pounds and then loosing them again), the average British woman has 10 or more items of clothing hanging in her wardrobe, simply gathering dust.

A recent survey carried out by Tesco Diets revealed that many UK women have clothes of three different dress sizes in her closet with only one size that currently fits!

Even shoe sizes can go up or down depending on a woman’s life stage, for example pregnancy.

Borrow bags from the wide range of genuine top designer brands at handbagsfromheaven and treat yourself by spending your money wisely. Remember that whilst your waistband might expand or decrease hiring a gorgeous designer handbag will always be a perfect fit!