Designer brand Charlotte Olympia is best known for creating beautiful footwear for women but has just unveiled its debut range of children’s designs adorably named Incy, after the nursery rhyme Incy Wincy Spider. The cute designs will add a touch of luxury to your little one’s wardrobe which is down to the fun colour combinations and embroidery detail that will appeal to mini fashionistas.
Charlotte Dellal, designer behind the luxury label, is preparing to welcome her third child so thought this was the right time to launch the children’s footwear range which I’m sure will capture the hearts of parents across the UK. The collection features six pretty and playful designs that have been inspired by the footwear in the women’s mainline range but simply made miniature for incy wincy feet. Like mother, like daughter!
The styles are kept luxurious with the use of velvet, pony skin and Swarovski crystals whilst detailing such as an embroidered cat face and spider’s web keeps the beautiful shoes fun and appealing. Leopard print and bright shades such as yellow, red and purple are used throughout the collection allowing your little girl to wear them with her favourite dresses. There’s even a pair of cute little lace-up booties which will be perfect for autumn!
A lovely addition which comes with each pair of Incy shoes is a colouring book and crayons which will keep your children busy whilst you continue to shop and pick up a pair of shoes for yourself. It’s the little extras that make this collection so special, plus 10% of all first month sales will be donated to The Art Room - a UK charity offering art therapy to children and young people in order to raise their self-esteem, confidence and independence.
The Charlotte Olympia Incy Collection is now available to buy from the Mayfair, Manhattan and Beverly Hills stores as well as online at www.CharlotteOlympia.com.
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 16th August 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Sites We Like
The cold weather seems to be slowly creeping back reminding us that summer is starting to come to an end. Although this is never really an uplifting time, it gives women the opportunity to look ahead to next season and get giddy with excitement as to what is in store for fashion followers. French Sole, the luxury brand known for creating beautiful iconic shoes, has teased us with a selection of gorgeous boots that will be available this autumn/winter which are perfect cold weather dressing.
This beautiful high-quality footwear may come with a hefty price tag, but boots these days should be looked at as a fashion investment - especially these French Sole beauties! The three Pandora boots are a new addition to the brand’s AW13 collection. Versatility is the main aspect to this style as they have been designed to suit women of all ages. The slim fit and small heel elongates the appearance of the leg which is an appealing characteristic too. They have been created to fit just under the knee, but the cuff of the boot allows the wearer to amend this to an over the knee style depending on what look you want to achieve. This subtle option greatly expands the wear-ability of the boots and will compliment autumn outfits perfectly.
Pandora Boots, £160.00
Available from September 2013 in sizes 36 – 42 in Black Suede, Grey or Plum
The Prince Wedge, handmade from the softest suede and lasted in French Sole’s Spanish factory, features a black suede outer accentuated with a black suede demi-wedge heel. This practical yet luxurious boot also features intricate laces from the heel to behind the knee for added interest plus the beautiful golden lining adds an extra touch to a classic design. This is a great example of how style and comfort can be fused together to create an understated boot that will see you through the cold weather which lies ahead.
Prince Wedge, £350.00
Available from September 2013 in sizes 36 – 42 in Black Suede
The UK’s number one manufacturer of handbags Fiorelli has launched a Premium Leather Handbag collection to celebrate its 25th anniversary once again re-establishing the brand’s growth and impressive nature of producing high quality yet affordable classic pieces of arm candy.
Not many bags have caught my eye lately, apart from a few ridiculously expensive designer ones, so I was pleased to come across this sleek and sophisticated range from the accessories brand. Each design can be cherished and admired by the wearer and women who appreciate luxurious items plus the price point is something to get excited about too.
This premium capsule collection marks Fiorelli’s first real leather range to be manufactured within the last ten years. It features five styles crafted with structured leather and animal embossed prints, each lined with the iconic Fiorelli inserts for a touch of nostalgia. I like the fact that these lovely new bags are kept simple yet elegant, relying on quality materials and classic designs rather than over the top colours and un-usable styles.
The Marla Medium Grab bag comes in two colourways, black and burgundy, and is already a favourite choice of celebrity Holly Willoughby. This leather tote with an embossed croc finish is the ultimate work-to-night handbag that will compliment looks with sophisticated elegance. Satchels have risen in popularity making the Tillie a rather appealing style for women who are after a versatile daytime bag. The subtle snake emboss leather and contrasting front pocket in smooth nappa leather gives the design a luxurious feel.
Marla Medium Grab in Black Croc, £149.00
Marla Medium Grab in Burgundy Croc, £149.00
Tillie Small Satchel, £99.00
The Vivi Grab bag combines high fashion colour blocking with wearable everyday style to create a functional timeless piece. It’s a great size to accompany you to the office but can easily transform into a chic evening bag for evening drinks. Practicality comes in the form of the Sophie and Emilie proving you don’t need to sacrifice style for versatility. These across body bags are ideal for the woman on the go yet are wonderfully spacious thanks to the exterior and interior pockets.
Vivi Grab, £149.00
Sophie Large Across Body, £99.00
Emilie Across Body, £79.00
These luxury must-have bags will look right at home in your wardrobe, ready and waiting to boast undeniable style no matter where you venture this season. The use of neutral tones and rich burgundy also means these timeless accessories can transition effortlessly into autumn.
It is an exciting time right now as Kate Middleton’s due date creeps ever closer. The arrival of the royal bundle of joy is on everyone’s minds as well as the question is it a boy or girl. The Duchess of Cambridge has graced the nation with impeccable maternity ensembles throughout her pregnancy, always looking incredibly stylish no matter what the occasion. Now is the time to look to baby gifts though that are fit for royalty but are still oh-so-incredibly-cute!
If you know a family member or friend who is due to give birth in the next month or so, why not spoil them with unique presents that have a royal theme. Luxury website Babes with Babies offers a selection of British inspired pieces that little ones will look so adorable in you’ll want the whole Britannia range. The sweet silver chimes rattle and beautiful life’s charms set will make for wonderful keepsakes whilst the soft and very sweet baby boots are ideal for the son or daughter of any British patriot as they feature a Union Jack design. There is even a matching pair for dads-to-be – like father like son! A funky changing the guards print has also been created which can be seen on baby clothing such as a soft organic cotton sleepsuit with matching pixie hat and t-shirt.
Sweet Silver Chimes Rattle, £235.00 from Babes with Babies
Life’s Charms, £80.00 from Babes with Babies
Changing the Guards New Baby Gift Set, £39.95 from Babes with Babies
Changing the Guards T-Shirt, £25.00 from Babes with Babies
Baby Britannia Boots, £19.95 from Babes with Babies
Luxury British knitting brand Toft has gone all patriotic lately too, launching an amazing Royal inspired baby collection. The range which includes a jumper, onesie and tank top comes in neutral classic colours for opulent elegance that will keep new arrivals warm and snug. My favourite item from the range though would have to be the incredibly adorable crown - fit for a prince or princess! Each design from the range is made from the finest organic British alpaca and lambs wool yarns and comes either ready made or in ready to knit kits if you feel like putting your skills to the test. It’s collections like these that make you proud to be British!
Jump Suit £120.00 or Knit Kit, £60.00 from Toft
Jumper, £66.00 or Knit Kit, £36.00 from Toft
Royal Tank, £75.00 or Knit Kit, £45.00 from Toft
Crochet Crown, £45.00 or Knit Kit, £15.00 from Toft
Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or guest, a wedding is a truly magical and memorable occasion for all involved which is why feeling good and being prepared for the big day is on everyone’s agenda. Right now luxury fashion website Cocosa.com, which is renowned for time-limited designer sales, is offering a stunning selection of wedding necessities including sleek dresses from Catherine Deane, gorgeous Missoni heels and striking headwear from Philip Treacy. Discover and treat yourself to a whole host of designer beauties that are up to 70% off – you’ll regret it if you don’t!
There are plenty of other high fashion designers featured on the leading fashion sales website too including Alexander McQueen, Giambattista and Temperley London. You’ll have no trouble finding a winning outfit for the big day at an amazing and affordable price. Dresses boast bright summery hues and come in a variety of shapes and lengths, like structured dresses and flowing gowns, to flatter every woman’s figure whilst beautiful and contemporary headpieces will pull together the whole look. You can’t go wrong with a pair of fabulous shoes either. Gander at the range of unique colour, pattern and style combinations not available anywhere else that will instantly create the wow factor – you’ll be upstaging all the other guests.
Catherine Deane Monique Georgette Dress Was £437 Now £260
Catherine Deane Ondrea Dress Cobalt Was £605 Now £289
Catherine Deane Oralia Dress Was £400 Now £189
Philip Treacy Organza Rosette and Satin Loop Was £675 Now £305
Missoni Ankle Strap Mid Heel Sandal In Multi Was £405 Now £199
Giambattista Valli Snake & Patent Silver Courts Was £605 Now £155
Browse the range of stunning wedding gifts as well which includes pieces from Royal Doulton, Vera Wang at Wedgwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Waterford Crystal to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Saying congratulations to the happy couple in style has never been easier.
The wedding glow sale will ensure all your beauty needs are catered for too whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or guest. Cocosa.com has you covered for the special occasion with perfect picks from Bella Pierre, Cosmo Laboratories, Elemental Herbology and StriVectin available to add to your beauty collection so you look your best on the day.
This is the perfect opportunity for fashionista wedding guests to secure your perfect outfit at a fraction of the usual cost so there is no major damage to your bank account. So guarantee yourself a catwalk look for less by visiting Cocosa.com – it’s the one stop shop for amazing wedding season style!