Modalu Handbags A/W 2014

   Modalu Handbags A/W 2014

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Now a very popular handbag to adorn your arm, the Modalu bag combines beauty, creativity and couture with a high level of beautiful craftsmanship. This season Modalu has brought out a large and beautiful collection of handbags in celebration of our regal homeland and quintessential British Style.

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Modalu handbags each have their own personality that is captured through the A/W 2014 collection campaign each season. The world famous ’Pippa’ handbag was originally called the “Bristol”, the company renamed the bag after Pippa  Middleton,  and has gone to great lengths to associate its flagship bag with the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge. The Hampshire company sells the Pippa bag in the UK  and boasts: ‘We believe that quality and style don’t have to cost the earth.’

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This ‘Pippa” bag has the slight edge but for style, the Pippa can’t really be beaten and this bag looks as good on a night-out as it does in the day.

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Inspired by eclectic influences and crafted with a superb eye for the little details, each and every Modalu bag boasts a character all of its own that beautifully reflects the lifestyle of the wearer. An intoxicating mix of gorgeous materials, high fashion looks and exquisite detailing, the hallmarks of Modalu. Each season the Modalu design team travels the world drawing inspirations from the most cosmopolitan fashion hubs to create informed, on-trend themes for the season. From these inspirations they create concept boards on which they build the collection around.

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You Can Judge a Man by His Shoes

You Can Judge a Man by His Shoes

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The one shoe every man should own is a black lace-up  or slip on. The easiest way to make black shoes work is you can dress it up or dress them down; it’ll work with everything from jeans to suits. And that’s the thing don’t think of it as special-occasion footwear.

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Avoid frilly or ornate details and you’ll be able to wear the shoes as easily to the office as to the club. No matter the occasion they will never be out of place, whether you go to a wedding, the office, a night out or just a way of mixing up a casual outfit, from work-to-night. They reveal whether he takes pride in the little things and black shoes can work with most colours of chinos because they are a neutral anchor.

4 8 1 5And there are numerous styles of shoes out there, but what’s great about being a man is that you can do perfectly well by sticking with just a few. If you buy just a handful of sensible and stylish pairs and take care of them, by looking after them having them properly looked after in wear and tear, you’ll be set for years. If you invest in them they‘ll be the most versatile shoes you own and will last you forever.

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Dr Martens: Perfect for Summer

Dr Martens: Perfect for Summer

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Dr Martens.The boots and shoes of rebels and rebellion and subcultural pioneers, they are the perfect way to toughen up your look. This season’s  brings together individuals who stand for something. Dr. Martens shoes owe their name to their inventor Dr. Klaus Martens who wanted to create a comfortable working shoe in 1945.

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In 1952 the shoe was so popular that the first factory opened in Munich. In the 50s, the shoe was sold in 200 different editions. Though soldiers, mailmen and policemen were the initial target group for the shoe, they are now enjoyed by all.  Whether that’s classic beauty, spirituality or just being themselves, they all do it with pride in their DMs. Wear this summer in a Bohemian way with it’s fun, flirty look. Flowing dresses, skirts, shorts, overalls, floral pants, hats, accessories by the boatload. With shorts, this is a huge trend right now. High-waisted cut-off denim shorts with the docs or short, shorts.  So so effortlessly cool.

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Don’t go out without your Dr Martens, even in the summer! Make like Whitney Port and  wear them with layering for summer styling.

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Do complete a grungy all-black outfit with a selection of kooky cocktail rings á la Pixie Geldof. The girl-about-town and model loves to jumble up her accessories to make every outfit truly unique and top the whole look off with her Dr Martens!

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Miss Trish Flips-Flops for Summer

Miss Trish Flips-Flops for Summer

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Love your flip-flops – then take a look at some of new in collection from Miss Trish. Inspired by travel and glamour, American designer Trish Carroll’s stunning flip-flop collections really dazzle. Miss Trish flip-flops combine inspiration from the American roots of founder ‘Trish Carrol’, luxurious travel and Nomadic lifestyles to create this seasons must have range of summer footwear.

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“I always refer back to my travels to think about what women want… I have seen chic women everywhere; from the ranch in Wyoming to the shores of Capri… I am designing an attitude and a lifestyle for those women and their daughters. I want to dress them not for work but for fun!”

- Miss Trish

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Replete with a whole range of embellishments, bold colours and striking prints, from sandals and flip flops in summer, to gorgeous boots and heels for the colder months, Miss Trish shoes really make a statement. Bedecked with glamorous jewellery and intricate adornments, the Miss Trish foot-beds carry designs based on daydreams that take your imagination on a trip to tropical destinations.

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“Miss Trish”, as she is now known in the industry, has developed a label that is instantly recognisable – not only at luxury resorts around the world, but also throughout the sunnier cities dotted across the globe.

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“I love to travel. The nomadic lifestyle of exploring and working with cultures from around the world was the reason why fashion became my life. The jet-set inspiration of islands and ski resorts has always influenced my design. I love colour… I love sparkle… I love glamour… But in unexpected ways!”

- Miss Trish

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Hunter Wellingtons: Fit for Glastonbury Festival

Hunter Wellingtons: Fit for Glastonbury Festival

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Once upon a time, going to a festival would have meant going without life’s little luxuries for a day or two. But now, it seems, Glastonbury’s girls are doing things a bit differently.

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As revellers began arriving yesterday, it became clear that their rather middle class festival checklist included only the shortest of shorts, the best of wellies – and the finest of food.

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The Glastonbury  Festival since it began the day after Jimi Hendrix died, in 1970 over a two day period and before long “word had got around”. It was the Blues festival at the Bath & West Showground that had inspired Michael Eavis to begin a festival of his own although on a smaller scale and the attendance was just 1,500.

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In 2014 as many as 6,000 campers an hour descended on the Worthy Farm site in Somerset yesterday, with thousands having spent the night sleeping in their cars in the hope of securing the best spot for their tents once the gates opened. And while the Hunter wellies might be considered a fashion statement, it looks as though they will come in useful.

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Although sunny yesterday, heavy rain is due to arrive tonight and continue into the weekend. Experts fear that despite recent dry weather, the huge amount of rain that will soon fall and the number of revellers constantly walking on the ground mean a mud bath at the 900-acre site is inevitable. Hunter boots are essentially a staple of the yuppy uniform, worn by Kate Moss and other celebrities alike, Hunters are a easy go-to option when it comes to festival footwear, managing to, somewhat, make wellington boots look cool.

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They come in a wide range of lengths and colours to suit your mood and even have a ‘festival wellies’ section on their website. Durable and comfortable Hunter wellingtons are always a good choice when it comes to festival footwear and come in a cool range of colours with everything from classic green, red, purple and even a bright pink style for those feeling they want to add a touch of the feminine to their wellies.

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Style Icon: Alexa Chung Wears Flats

Style Icon: Alexa Chung Wears Flats

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It’s no secret brunette Brit Alexa Chung is one of our most beloved muses. And has won British Style Icon three year’s running at the British Fashion Awards. As a regular street style vixen she consistently strikes the perfect balance of darlingly delicate and wearable-chic. Her favourite go-to style of sheer lace selections keep her lovely look a mix between sweet and sultry and those all important flats. It was once the case that to make an outfit stylish  be it office attire or eveningwear, a pair of heels was essential.

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Certainly, to wear flat shoes to a glamorous evening event would be seen as dowdy or even frumpy. But growing numbers of women and designers are now shunning high-heels in favour of flats.

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Celebrities including Alexa Chung, are credited with making them ‘cool’ again, having all worn them on the red carpet in recent months. Even catwalk shows have had models wearing them – including trendy brogues, pumps and embellished trainers. The reason flat shoes are selling so well is that they go with the androgynous silhouette that is fashionable at the moment. Heels look good with dresses, but brogues and flats help you carry off slim-leg trousers and oversized jacket shapes.

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Always one to be ahead of the trend, Alexa Chung, who has long championed flats, was spotted out and about over London Fashion Week in comfortable footwear. Alexa Chung  is “a style bombshell who flattens the best efforts of any American counterpart with the indescribable force of her courageous chic”. And according to the hundreds of blogs dedicated to photographing her every outfit, and the countless women who try to copy her style, she is the fashion icon of this generation.

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With her endearing tomboy style of dungaree dresses, shorts, duffle coats, flats and Converses. Her look is often described as “quirky”, and with a unique ability to stay ahead of the trends, she adds her own effortlessly chic twist to any outfit.

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Victoria Beckham: Style Icon

Victoria Beckham: Style Icon

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Victoria – dubbed Posh Spice by the British press proved more successful when she made the move from music to fashion, especially since the star was known worldwide for her style.

“ALWAYS wear heels with everything. Surprise the paparazzi only once in a while with flat shoes - any more and they think you’re serious. When wearing all black, make sure you have some shiny patent somewhere. It makes it more interesting

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While we don’t blame Victoria Beckham for mining her own collections every time she makes a public appearance, it’s been ages since we’ve seen her wear anything other than a strictly-tailored pencil dress with long boots. Remember, people: variety is, ahem, the spice of life!

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Do layer up this season – if only because Victoria Beckham’s sleek look convinces you.  Add some cute black heels to finish the look.

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Victoria Beckham is the best ambassador for her brand, wearing her designs all the time . And you can always count on VB to bring good style with her shoes as well.

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Odeon  Black Patent Court High Heel Shoes

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Do take Ms Beckham’s lead and tackle a jumpsuit for a  sophisticated summer look – belted and paired with pointed courts, it’s totally office-appropriate.

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Studded High Heel  Court Shoes  in Nude

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If you have a shoe fetish then do look the other way or else be overtaken with envy… We warned you! Victoria Beckham‘s high platforms may look impossibly high but they are undeniably hot with her skin-tight pencil dress. What we suffer for art.

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Summer Lace: What shoes to wear…

Summer Lace: What shoes to wear…

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 Lace is the most versatile and dynamic of all textiles–you can take the same lace piece and make it work for any aesthetic, from sweet to street.

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Feminine, flirty and flattering, lace is a big look for summer and  even a delicate lace dress like can go anywhere you do, meaning it shouldn’t be forced to hang at home, waiting for a special soiree, when it belongs out and about on the town.

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One lace item is enough for an outfit. Any more is overkill, but get it right and lace is a great way to move into the warmer weather – if we ever get any. Once reserved for doilies, princess dresses, and ruffled party socks, lace has enjoyed a high-fashion comeback in recent seasons. The key to making a lacy statement in a modern way? Go for the unexpected, whether it’s with fresh colours, funky finishes, or surprising outfit pairings.

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Lace  is gorgeous with a black leather jacket and high heels, or a simple lace vest with chinos and a nude shoes will look relaxed and summerlike, while a two-tone lace dress is a pretty way to add texture to an outfit with stroppy heels. A pale lace tunic dress would be perfect when the weather gets warmer, but team it with leggings until the summer and sandals that are delicate.

Just keep the rest of your look as simple as possible to avoid looking too busy.

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Celebrities Wear Nude Heels

Celebrities Wear Nude Heels

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This is a great shape for Cate Blanchett and we love the bright lips, but if you have a pale complexion like Cate, DO choose a bit more colour to avoid the naked look!

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The trick to pulling off a busy double floral ensemble? Stick to a limited colour palette. We DO intend to follow Miranda Kerr’s lead on this one.

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DO deploy a colourful lace dress for a failsafe, elegant evening look. Isla Fisher might be erring on the side of vanilla here in Reem Acra and Sergio Rossi, but there’s no denying that she looks great.

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How To Go Nude With Shoes

How To Go Nude With Shoes

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Nude’ shoes can be deemed as  fashion’s riskiest accessory. But worn the right way and with the right outfit, they can make an outfit look beautiful. From classics to pumps, to wedges, this colour comes in every shoe style, so take some tips from us on how to make the best of being nude!

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Opt for a subtle platform for daytime. The ‘Sledge’ pumps are the Duchess of Cambridge‘s secret weapon, elongating her already slender limbs and adding height.  Shoes of a nude colour definitely have leg-lengthening abilities, high-heeled nude shoes blend well with the colour of your legs giving you some extra inches of height. Shoes that are one to two shades lighter than your skin tone don’t matter where it falls on the colour spectrum.

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Perfect for the summer, nude shoes look best with bare legs, but consult your complexion before going nude. Try a light beige or cream if you’re fair or a shade of brown if you’re darker and  the look is still achieved even if you’re a couple shades off. Update the classic ballet pump with some pointed flat pumps. These are the perfect companion for cropped skinny jeans.

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These fashion-forward heels are a good antidote to the predictable pump. Just be sure to pair them with a nude pedicure. When you’re wearing colourful or busy print ensembles that you want to emphasise. The nude shoe will keep they eye focused above your feet. And finally, nude shoes have been a choice of many celebrities for a Red carpet events and they, definitely, can “pull the look” and know a lot about the benefits of wearing nude shoes.

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