Category Archives for Clutch This
no, your eyes do not deceive you. that mysterious looking object below is in fact a fully functioning bag.
the topshop sphere cage tassel metal bag to be precise.
not only does it look pretty spectacular, get in to a fight and you could have yourself one seriously cool weapon of choice.
get ready – you’ll need a big clutch for this little lot.
if you like to carry around a camera for those impromptu kodak moments but don’t want your boring tech to let your look down, try lomography for size. this diana f+ camera is a starlet in its own right thanks to its vintage looks and endless shooting possibilities.
don’t tuck your earphones away into your scarf/coat/double chin – embrace the look and work it with aplomb! get retro with these beauties, courtesy of panasonic.
i have always been sceptical when it comes to shelling out on expensive moisturisers, especially when they focus on only one area. however, i have been using dior hydra life Youth Hydration Eye Cream for weeks now and i’m converted. if you want to splash out, do it on this.
Bio Oil is quite simply a wonder product. It works on stretch marks and scars, but personally I use it on my face at night, and it helps clear up blemishes, smooth out rough skin and leave you moisturised until morning.
just don’t wear it at night if you have company – unless your partner has a penchant for oily fish. in which case you’re quids in!
remember when fans were the accessory du jour? no, unless you are 200, of course you don’t.
make like a lady and start a revival with this number from french connection.
this may seem like a post a little ahead of its seasonal time. it’s september, the sun still (pretty much) shines. but if you live in a country where rain is a frequent bedfellow, usually without much warning, this is for you.
for those who aren’t so unlucky, sorry about this. but really, it sucks, so feel free to read on and sympathise.
unless you are as snug as a bug in a rug watching notting hill with your warm beverage and perhaps a box of cheese straws, rain is annoying. which makes umbrellas, by default, also annoying. unless you rock the brolly-as-walking-stick-just-because-you-can look, they can be tricky to integrate into an outfit, and even trickier to manouvre into a handbang.
so, seeing as umbrellas are about to become a permanent feature of our wardrobes over the coming months, below are a few of my favourites that might just get promoted from necessity to must-have.
1. Lulu Street Scene Tiny Umbrella £28.00
2. Fulton Pink Daisy Pagoda Umbrella £35.00
3. Fulton Snakeskin Mini-Lite-2 Umbrella £14.00
4. Mango Polka Dot Umbrella £19.90
5. River Island Animal Print Umbrella £14.99
7. Lulu Guiness Birdcage Umbrella £32.00
8. Fulton Winter Floral Superslim £20.00
this week, i have not been home. not in the rocking-up-to-work-in-a-man’s-shirt-and-yesterday’s knickers way. no no readers, I am not putting it about. but as anyone that is away from their hearth for too long knows, what you put your bag is very, very important.
lauren at elizabeth arden introduced me to this wonder product a few months ago. the 8 hour cream is the bees knees, toes, hands (do bees have hands?), face… I think you’re getting my point by now. You can use it anywhere, anytime, and it will sooth, smooth and make you smell really rather divine.
everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, just like everybody needs a notebook in their clutch. who knows what important things might strike you in the middle of the day? you might feel the urge to write a short novel. maybe you like to secretely draw people. i don’t know. but with this little lovely from liberty, you can do it all in beautiful exercise book.
p.s. remember a pen. can’t write much without one of those.
i appreciate that not everyone is a glasses wearer, but if you are, here’s one for you. this evening, i missed my train because I couldn’t see. that isn’t a joke. i stumbled around blindly whilst i tried to find my frames, and my train. attempting to stop this sort of situation occuring again, i will be investing in an ultra appealing case like this one from topshop that screams ‘open me and wear your frickin glasses!’
remember in the little mermaid, when ariel sings about wanting to frolic above the waves and comb her hair with forks? well i once wrote a song about wanting to use a golden shell as my handbag.
and guess what has just happened?! thanks topshop!
and no, you’ll never hear the song. it’s private.
everyone needs a balm in their bag. want silky soft lips? always looking for obscure ways to get a superfood in to your diet? well look no further than burt’s bees rejuvinating lip balm with acai berry and you can have both! just don’t actually eat it.
get wishful thinking and invest in a last minute pair of sunnies to delay the demise of summer (in your head, at least). these topshop frames should do the trick.
a wise person once said, “brows be the making of a woman”.
her name was lora, and she works at benefit. she also didn’t use quite those words, but together we came to the conclusion that although eyeliner and mascara can do A LOT for one’s peepers, eyebrows also deserve a space in the facial hall of fame. just look what they did for audrey. have a browse (get it!?) at benefit’s brow zings and get grooming.
by the looks of things, colour blocking is going to be hanging around for a while longer yet, so get used to seeing your mustards paired with magenta and everything else in between. but if you don’t fancy draping your whole self in all the colours of the rainbow, pick up on the trend through your accessories.
make like a paintbox and say hello to this leather portfolio clutch from asos.