Wednesday Wants…. Mary Katrantzou clutches

I remember hearing the name Mary Katrantzou for the first time, many fashion weeks ago (and wondering how the devil to pronounce it, or spell it!), and I remember thinking ‘here’s something fresh’. Ever since, I’ve paired the name with fun, original and quirky prints, as well as awesome colours and shapes. So, when I heard that the Central Saint Martins graduate had launched a range of clutch bags based on those same fantastic digital prints, I was desperate to see them.

I’ve not been disappointed either…in fact I want them all. No surprise I know, but just look at these beauties…..

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Sorbonne printed leather pouch, £490, NET-A-PORTER

I love me some vintage stamps with birds on. I have stacks of them stashed in my studio, and love making jewellery out of them. So it’s no wonder I’m in love with this vibrant ‘Sorbonne’ print, and would happily carry by stuffs and things about in it.

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I adore this blue print, another postage stamp design printed onto the gorgeous ‘Kathmandu’ pounch. I also love the soft leather and the ‘shove it all in’ size, which would will easily hold an iPad, small laptop, and all your other bits and bobs.

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Pound printed leather pouch, £490, NET-A-PORTER

This one has to be my favourite though. Made again in luxuriously supple leather and lined in super-soft cotton-twill in a stunning shade of green, the ‘Pound’ pouch is just so incredibly pretty and clever. I’m crazy about this print, even though I’ve always found our sterling monies quite dull compared to the notes in other countries. I’d be delighted though to carry this around.

What do you think? Like the over-sized clutch idea? And what about these crazy prints….wonderfully wearable or for dressing up only?
Ems x

I want to be Emma Pillsbury

It’s no secret that I have a huge girl crush on one Miss Emma Pillsbury. Since Glee first began I have fallen in love with the character entirely….. I adore all of her quirks, her stunning hair, and not least, her incredible style.

For a while, I’ve been collecting bits of Emma-worthy style as a board on Pinterest. And what with all the new Springy things out on the High Street, I thought it a good time to share a few of my favourites….

Starting with some Spring florals…. I love this pretty top and can see Emma wearing it over a knee length pencil skirt perhaps…..

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And how gorgeous is this skirt?! Emma would rock this with a pretty white blouse I think….

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Emma loves Kate Spade. Fact. And this lovely blue dress would look amazing with her fiery hair….

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And this dress is the perfect shape for her look, with a skinny belt perhaps (it should always be a skinny belt)….

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And to go with it…. more Kate Spade and more stripes…. I am crazy about these, the colour is amazing!….

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Stripes….Kate Spade…. a pattern emerges! Want!….

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Emma is certainly one to rock a bead necklace, and also plenty of bow embellishments…. I could go nuts for this necklace from Miu Miu….

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Gingham and floral together….works so beautifully I think. Emma could totally wear this combo….

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The accessories are as important as the rest…. I would love to wear this colour, and perhaps this scalf wrapped around my hair (although it’s not quite Emma perfect ginger!)…

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And for a really special occasion…. how beautifully Emma is this vintage dress?!?!…

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And you couldn’t hope to replicate Emma’s look without a statement brooch (and my board is full of them!)….

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Well, I’d best stop there before I while away a few days pinning and posting Emma worthy finds!

Still, if you want more of the same do check out my I Want To Be Emma Pillsbury board, and for more Emma-style advice I adore What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear.

Ems x