Love it or loathe it valentine’s day is upon us once more. A day when many feel obliged to give lavish gifts, over-priced flowers, unwanted jewellery or underwear that is more tacky than tasteful.When you find yourself stuffing love heart shaped everything into your supermarket trolly and researching Valentines meal deals that you would never normally buy.
The uplifting feel of something sparkly that instantly lifts your mood, no I’m not talking about a glass of bubbles although there’s no reason why the two can’t go together. I am referring to the wonderfully enlightening shiny little discs we have been attaching to clothes for years and that my mother spent a decade removing from a blocked Hoover.
Micro Regan, Always on Side, Puffy weekender and Blythe may sound like a teenage girl’s playlist and yes there are similarities in that these are most definitely all hits but in fact they are all styles of bags created by the wonderful Rebecca Minkoff.
It’s no secret that I love everything west coast but this one may come as a bit of a surprise. One of my favourite shoe brands was launched by the stylist sister duo in 2009 Maryam & Marjan Malakpour. This dynamic duo is not only based in L.A. but also manufacture there. All off their designs are hand made in California and you can tell.
Diane Freis is just like her dresses, timeless. Freis has been designing since the 70’s and opened her first boutique in Hong Kong in 1978 where she was originally drawn to in her search for exciting new fabrics.