With a PHD in fashion, a hair ambassadorship with L’Oréal Paris and a global audience, Victoria is the lady behind the award-winning fashion, travel and beauty blog, Inthefrow.
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LFW AW15: Mulberry, Oxblood and Reversible Clutches
Well, this was a highlight of the week…
I have always been a huge Mulberry fan. Buying my first Mulberry bag at the age of 19 and being so immensely proud of myself for saving enough to purchase my first designer bag. Since then I have bought another, the Polly Pushlock in Navy, that the Royal Princess herself was seen sporting and a brilliant investment bag. And that is what I love about Mulberry. The quality that goes into each and every bag makes them a brilliant investment for any man or woman who loves their fashion. They are an item that you can pass down to your son or daughter in the future, when they are supposedly ‘vintage’ and just the right amount of ‘worn in’. And whilst I haven’t been absolutely taken by some of the recent Mulberry bag designs, enough to spend over £1000 on one anyway, their new season collection launching towards the end of Summer has a number of new favourites for me.
The new bucket bag styles, in small and large and a number of colour ways and fabrics, were a first love, especially with the chunky chain strap and animal hair fabric. This fabric runs through a number of their new bags, including an oxblood Bayswater that I swooned over, as well as their new Roxette box bag shape. Sheepskin was also prevalent, in bags and clothing, with the beautiful large coats in a houndstooth pattern that I absolutely need for next Autumn. But the pink sheepskin bag was also dreamy and a total novelty purchase.
For me though, the best of the bunch were the reversible clutches, that you can spot in the second and third images in this post. You are able to bring the envelope flap over one side or swing it underneath the bag to fold over onto the opposite side, to create a two sided bag. One side is simple and daytime wear, whilst the other side is metallic and sparkly, for the evening. And yet this bag also comes in a number of colour ways, so there will be so many to choose from. This bag absolutely has to end up in my bag collection as I think I would use it until it was declared as a vintage.
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