Five Favourites Thursday: Bags.

I haven’t shared any of the latest additions to my net-a-porter wish list for quite a while, so I thought I’d use today’s ‘Five Favourites’ to get you all up to speed on the five bags I’m lusting after.

ANYA HINDMARCH

        

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3.1 PHILLIP LIM

        

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VALENTINO

        

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ALAÏA

        

VALEXTRA

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Check out the five things I was loving last month here. Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Sets.

If you’re like me, you’ll have a weird obsession with sets and matching pieces, that even though they may not officially match, they sure do look good together. There really is no better feeling in the world than wearing a set: whether it be underwear, sweats or even jewellery; that just makes you feel as though you’ve got your whole life together.

DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney 

DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana 

Aren’t these so dreamy?

alice

xo

Like a Lady.

Most days I dress like a slob. But on those off days when I feel like putting an extra bit of effort into my public appearance and personal presentation, it never hurts to look to pieces like the ones below for inspiration. Ladylike dressing doesn’t just mean perfectly hemmed dressed six inch stilettos (though arguably that’s part of it); it means something so much more – it means bringing that extra bit of glamour and simplicity (think Olivia Palermo or Blair Eadie especially in their dressed down looks), to each and every outfit.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  close up    Stella McCartney  outfit

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Saint Laurent     Alexander McQueen     Repossi 

VALENTINO

Valentino     Valentino  close up    Valentino  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Christian Louboutin     Matthew Williamson     Ileana Makri 

ISABEL MARANT

Isabel Marant     Isabel Marant  close up    Isabel Marant  outfit

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Alaïa     Bottega Veneta 

L’AGENT BY AGENT PROVOCATEUR

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur     L'Agent by Agent Provocateur     L'Agent by Agent Provocateur 

GUCCI

Gucci     Gucci  close up    Gucci  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Helmut Lang     Victoria Beckham     Christian Louboutin 

See what else is new today on net-a-porter.

alice

xo

Friday Foursome.

Yeah so the novelty of it being Friday may have worn off (unless you couldn’t tell today is Saturday), but that won’t stop me from celebrating a few of my new favourites that made my net-a-porter wish list.

PAIGE

Paige     Paige     Paige  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Burberry Prorsum     Sergio Rossi     Stella McCartney 

MARCHESA

Marchesa     Marchesa  close up    Marchesa  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Charlotte Olympia     Marchesa     Jennifer Fisher 

IRO

IRO     IRO  close up    IRO  outfit

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Stella McCartney     Jimmy Choo     Chloé 

LOEWE

Loewe     Loewe     Loewe  outfit

Styling Suggestion

The Row     Stella McCartney     Giuseppe Zanotti 

Happy Saturday folks!

alice

xo

Embellished Textures.

When I was little, I used to love those pop-up books that had various different textures in them. I would always graze my hands over them and obsess over different feelings beneath my hands. That same desire to graze my hand over varying textures is still with me today, and has moved on from books and onto clothing. There’s nothing quite like an unexpected texture on an item of clothing that mixes the whole thing up beautifully. Anyway, todays pick have that extra textured something that makes them POP – kind of like those books from my childhood.

ADAM LIPPES

Adam Lippes     Adam Lippes  front    Adam Lippes  outfit

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Current/Elliott     Fendi     Mulberry 

MILLY

Milly     Milly  front    Milly  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Dion Lee     J.Crew     Gucci 

TAMARA MELLON

Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon  outfit

Styling Suggestion

ALICE by Temperley     Gianvito Rossi     Stella McCartney 

MARC JACOBS

Marc Jacobs     Marc Jacobs  front    Marc Jacobs  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Stella McCartney     Current/Elliott     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

See what else is new this week on net-a-porter.

alice

xo

Clutch It, Bring It Bag.

For those of you who grew up with an older brother who loved rap music, you’ll understand when I say that those early rap songs are pretty hard to just forget. Now you’re probably wondering what the hell rap noughties rap music has to do with net-a-porter, so let me explain. As I was going through the latest designer duds on net-a-porter this morning, I came across quite a few clothes and bags that I felt deserved their very own post, instead of being lumped together with the clothes (like I usually do). For some strange reason, while I was figuring out what to title this post, the 2006 Busta Rhymes song ‘Touch It’ popped into my head immediately and the rest as they say was history – I had my title. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with the chorus of the song, it goes a little something like this: “touch it, bring it babe, watch it, turn it, leave it, stop, format it”. Anyway, onto the bags…

ANYA HINDMARCH

Anya Hindmarch     Anya Hindmarch     Anya Hindmarch 

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Michael Kors     Helmut Lang     Alaïa 

KOTUR

Kotur     Kotur     Kotur 

Styling Suggestion

Dolce & Gabbana     Temperley London     Charlotte Olympia 

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Burberry Prorsum     Burberry Prorsum     Burberry Prorsum 

Styling Suggestion

Maison Martin Margiela     Robert Clergerie     CAPITOL COUTURE BY TRISH SUMMERVILLE 

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Charlotte Olympia     Charlotte Olympia     Charlotte Olympia 

Styling Suggestion

Temperley London     Helmut Lang     Christian Louboutin 

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

Matthew Williamson     Matthew Williamson     Matthew Williamson 

Styling Suggestion

RED Valentino     Stella McCartney     Christian Louboutin 

See what else is new here and make sure you check out the song on YouTube!

alice

xo

Simple Pleasures.

Today’s picks are so simple yet manage to arouse a happiness and joy from deep (deep, DEEP) in my heart. You’ll probably also notice that the styling is such as simple as the pieces I’ve chosen. We start with Stella (who I’ll now deem the queen of sweaters, especially of the oversized variety) and her metallic sweater that makes me crave cold winters just so that I can cosy up inside one of these babies, and sit by the fire. Mr Louboutin does not disappoint with his spikey heeled ‘Kate’ pump that is the most beautiful shoe I’ve seen all week. Nothing warms my heart like a diamond or two… (I mean this blog is called DIAMONDS and pebbles – emphasis on the diamonds) and Ileana rounds off the pack with this simple thread ring that I need to own ASAP!

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Helmut Lang     Robert Clergerie     Bottega Veneta 

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin 

Styling Suggestion

Donna Karan Sleepwear     J Brand     Victoria Beckham 

ILEANA MAKRI

Ileana Makri     Ileana Makri     Ileana Makri 

Styling Suggestion

J.Crew     Rag & bone     Repetto 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo