Selfridges new Accessories Hall

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Yves Saint Laurent Mini Sac du Jour with Marni bandana (exclusive to Selfridges)

What do your accessories say about you? We think they should be as unique as you are. To celebrate the launch of their new Accessories Hall, Selfrides invited their favourite designers and brands (Loewe, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Marni and Stella McCartney and more) to each create an exclusive bandana – perfect for adorning hair, wrists, necks, and, of course, bags.

What’s more, their permanent Personalisation Atelier will accessorise any bag with everything from bespoke Boyarde hand-painting and classic hot stamping to a selection of stickers, charms and straps to make your accessory one-of-a-kind.

Come into the beautiful world of Selfridges.

 

 

 

 

Burberry Monogram Stripe E-Canvas Zip Pouch

 

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Burberry officially unveiled its #ThomasBurberryMonogram Collection on 22 May, an entire range dedicated to the new house code which features a set of interlocking TB logos together with additional stripes overlay for a graphic look.

It’s a collection that’s made for everyone, featuring RTW pieces for him and her (including pieces for the young ones), with a pretty good selection of bags and accessories to boot. What’s particularly interesting is the fact that the bags aren’t made entirely of leather (save for the trims and handles), nor are they made from coated canvas (found on the previous vintage check pattern) that you might be familiar with.

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In fact, they are constructed from an environmentally conscious e-canvas that consists of renewable resources requiring less water to produce and generates less carbon dioxide than regular coated canvas. Made from 75% thermoplastic polyurethane and 25% cotton, e-canvas is Burberry’s approach to cleaner and greener fashion, starting with its accessories, bags and sneakers in the #ThomasBurberryMonogram collection.

A noteworthy piece in the bag line-up would be the Monogram Stripe E-Canvas Zip Pouch, a slim pouch measuring 30 cm by 20 cm that’s furnished with a slip pocket and 6 card slots on the interior. It’s a handy accessory that can be carried on its own, or you can always get creative and attach a leather loop to the ring at the side and you’ve got yourself a nice and chic wristlet.

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If you’re a fan of bigger-sized bags, there are plenty of designs ranging from a cool bum bag to a crossbody camera bag, with the largest of them all being a barrel bag and tote bag that measure 46 cm by 24.5 cm and 43 cm by 35 cm respectively. The entire #ThomasBurberryMonogram collection comes in tonal shades of beige and vintage oak, easy neutral colours that are prefect for the everyday. Now available across Burberry boutiques islandwide, you will also be able to take a look online.

Come into the beautiful world of Burberry.

 

 

 

 

Dior x Sorayama B23 High-Top Sneaker

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Hajime Sorayama is an acclaimed Japanese illustrator famed for his works of retro-futuristic robots (specifically eye-popping female androids) and also the man behind the creation of the 39-foot-tall silver cyborg that formed the gorgeous centrepiece of Kim Jones’ Pre-Fall 2019 menswear show held in Tokyo.

Sorayama is also credited with the creation of this exclusive print created for Dior, in which a dinosaur robot is set within a picturesque landscape of delicate cherry blossoms. Interestingly, the composition is anything but jarring and one that works well with the #DiorOblique print.

And because Dior likes to release its products in several drops across the season, you will have to wait patiently for the entire Pre-Fall 2019 collection to arrive in stores. If, however, you’ve got your eyes set on these gorgeous B23 High-Top Sneakers, the good news is that it is part of the very first drop that’s now available across Dior boutiques worldwide. Coming in a beige or blue printed #DiorOblique technical canvas body, the standout feature’s got to be the addition of the Sorayama’s dinosaur.

Priced slightly higher at $1050 (when you say it quikly, it isn’t a lot), this is definitely the sneaker that any Kim Jones/Hajime Sorayama fan shouldn’t be without.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

 

 

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Fixed Gancini Belt With Air Pod Holder

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The upscale Italian brand, Ferragamo specializes in creating high quality leather goods and ready-to-wear collections. Established in Italy in the 1920s, the pieces have been worn by many of Hollywood’s most chic alumni, with the designer himself dressing the some of the 1920s most iconic stars.

When you purchase a Ferragamo belt, you’ll notice this same dedication to craftsmanship that has seen the brand through three generations of design. A rich palette of colors is used to create the distinctive Italian style, with the brand’s logo often recreated in the belt buckle as its trademark.

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Keep your tech close to hand with this chic leather belt. Crafted with an Air Pod pouch, its thin silhouette is embellished with metal detailing for a feminine finish. Complete with Gancini fastening and metal chain.

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When you purchase a Ferragamo belt, you’ll notice this same dedication to craftsmanship that has seen the brand through three generations of design. A rich palette of colors is used to create the distinctive Italian style, with the brand’s logo often recreated in the belt buckle as its trademark.

Now you don’t ever have to worry about misplacing your AirPods with this chic Salvatore Ferragamo belt that comes with a mini pouch right in front that was made for storing just that. Yes, you’re reading this right, it is both a belt and a holder of AirPods. Don’t have a set? Fill it with whatever you wish then, from loose change to sweets, if you so please.

ferragamo-Black-Fixed-Gancini-Belt-With-Air-Pod-Holder.jpgComing in sizes including 75 cm, 85 cm and 95 cm, making it perfect for the ladies, or even men who aren’t afraid to dress up, it is priced at $495 each, and you will be able to find the belt available across Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques worldwide now in either Black or Saddle Brown.

Come into the beautiful world of Salvatore Ferragamo   .

 

 

 

 

 

Balenciaga Small Ville Rainbow Striped Top Handle Bag

 

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The thing about Balenciaga’s Ville handbag is that comparisons will definitely be made to Hermès’ Bolide and Louis Vuitton’s Alma, evident in the similarities between the double top handles right down to the bag’s shape and silhouette. But what sets Balenciaga apart are its avant-garde prints and unique tweaks which its counterparts will never ever do. Like dressing the smooth leather body up in a multi-coloured rainbow graphic exterior for example, perhaps Demna Gvasalia’s tribute to Pride?

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It’s bold, it’s bright, it’s definitely cute, measuring 19 cm at its widest and 15 cm high, making for a great crossbody or over-the-shoulder piece thanks to the adjustable (and removable) rainbow leather strap. It’s part of the brand’s Fall-Winter 2019 collection, but can now be pre-ordered for USD 1,695 with deliveries slated to happen from July 2019.

Come in the beautiful world of Balenciaga.

 

 

 

 

Montblanc introduces new Le Petit Prince Meisterstück writing instruments

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Montblanc has released a new series of Meisterstück writing instruments, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) novella. Montblanc said its latest series of fountain, roller ball and ballpoint pens pays tribute to the power of gifting, imagination and the importance of transmitting ideas and dreams to others.

The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince edition brings together the heritage of a timeless gifting favourite and the cultural influence of a literary great. Filled with meaning and symbolism, the new special edition reaffirms Montblanc’s belief that writing is a gift, one that is passed from one generation to the other with a positive message, just like the ideas, dreams and thoughts that Le Petit Prince shares with the world around him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is one of the world’s most translated books, with editions in more than 250 languages and dialects. The story relates the encounter between a pilot and a little prince, and touches on imagination, open-mindedness and the value of human relationships.

Design elements on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince are based on Saint-Exupéry’s hand-drawn illustrations.

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The cap and barrel of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition are in blue resin to echo the colour of the universe around the prince. The milled cap features a fox face pattern, a reference to the character that instructs the young boy about the bonds of human relationships. Platinum-coated fittings and a gold star are also included.

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The rhodium-plated nib features an engraving of the boy and the fox and a sentence from the novel is laser-engraved into the crown.

Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Doué Classique Edition has an 18 carat bi-colour nib with an outline of the Little Prince and the fox. The fox pattern continues on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire cap and barrel and the Montblanc emblem is encircled by words from the novella.

Monblanc_Petit_Prince_Resin_FP_Classique_118056.jpgTo extend the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince writing experience, Montblanc has also created special ink and refills inspired by the fox character in a dark orange color reminiscent of its fur. A leather notebook completes the writing experience and is bound in fine Saffiano leather that features a fox scenery print on its cover, inspired by the author’s famous illustrations.

Come into the beautiful world of Montblanc.

 

 

 

 

 

Loewe Large Heel Pouch

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You’ve got to give Spanish fashion house Loewe major props for churning out brand new pouches that are equal parts cute and functional, in prices that don’t exactly break the bank. The Paula’s Drawstring Pouch is a clear example that’s priced at just €250 recently restocked online and in the boutiques, which a number of you managed to get.

20190521_161016.gifThe Large Heel Pouch (€350) is another hot favourite that was sold out the moment it arrived, and it’s frankly not that hard to see why. Rendered in full smooth calf leather, the pouch measures 12 cm across and 12.5 cm high, furnished with 3 card slots in the interior along with a patch pocket for coins, folded cash and even a set of house keys.

It’s essentially a mini wallet that comes attached with a long strap that you can wear around your neck, or have it slung across your body so it sits right under your chest like you would with a typical belt bag.

 
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It also helps that the pouch comes in easy-to-match colours like Black or Tan, and finished with the iconic embossed Loewe Anagram in front.

Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.