Tagged: Anya Hindmarch

Comedy Stitches x

7693e2ca62244d5924bddfb661658db7The brain is a strikingly stretched muscle that sometimes doesn’t want to…hence the gut appeal no-brainer of these back to school beauties from Skinny Dip London: Nostalgic for some, hip for others and pleasantly pleasing on the pocket for all.


Yep. They’re Anya Hindmarch rip offs.


Yep. The bags aren’t leather.

5e75f3457516dd94f203ec1b6a7c805c3e37a311323462cd3e04b57b7cd5deed12b62d5b1ef8bc5401dd0db60cbe1c8cdd3b73db65346bea59f8f2a38173cb7ec78628a60e98e6a0873459a79224d171But this is flash-in-the-pan fashion, best bought before it’s sell by date at a discount rate.  When it goes..it goes…

Laters, Kate x


Bags of room..


Another summer 2015 obsession..finding a large, bright yellow shopping tote in soft, malleable leather..the type of bag you fill with all the detritus the sweet summer heralds..sun tan lotion, cotton scarves, umbrellas, sunnies, flip-flops..a picnic to feed the 5,000…a vat of gin..

This one by is top of the picks so far..by Modalu, hand cut and stitched in Somerset by highly skilled artisans it justifies it’s over three hundred pound price tag..but….it’s hard leather..and I can’t justify the expense as I want to change it..but that deep blue interior..mwhahaa!





The inspiration is Anya Hindmarch’s new 2015 sticker bag which is pure giggle and wink.


 In homage, I’ve been collecting various patches (do you call them patches??) to make my own.


I just need the bag in a sensible price bracket – why’s it so hard to find a very simple leather bag like this..but in yellow?..you wait..next year the shops will be full of the buggers..until then, the hunt continues..


Laters, Kate x

Stamp of Style x


Using badges and logos..not invented by Marc by Marc Jacobs but cunning all the same…


A rather delicious collection of fonts and styles married to the perfect boyfriend jeans..just add a smile and a killer pair of heels..


Penelope Chilvers has also got in on the act, although is hers a more traditional, preppy version..and the meanings are meaningful..I’d love to be able to buy the patches individually..




Also to be found on her boots and shoes..


Anya Hindmarch has pushed the creative boat out even further in her own offering of luxury-retro-street.  Inspired by stickers from her school days, the graphics are embossed onto the leather in a three step process.  Utterly edible.


But the real joy is that this trend has it’s roots deep down in freedom of expression and do-it-yourselfs.. you could just follow your heart and DIY your own fashion statement like Fun in the Making..


Or cover a Louis Vuitton bag like the courageous Sue.  Because the truth about badges and patches, despite what the designer brands would have us believe, is they’re really about individuality and being unique in a stylish and remarkably accessible way..now, where’s my needle and thread?

Laters, Kate x