Anya Hindmarch

Summer Party Outfit for 2013

Summer Party Outfit 2013 Summer Party Outfit 2013

Summer Party Outfit for 2013

The Dress – Project D Blue Snow White Lace Dress

Project D dresses having been impressing the fashion world with their catwalk appearances, and this sultry blue dress with a black lace overlay is no exception. The slightly longer length is flattering to all figures and the silhouette is well cut to slim and shape your outline. The pretty cap sleeves are delicate yet eye catching, and the v neckline is the perfect frame for a statement necklace.

The Necklace – Mawi Teardrop Chain Necklace

This luxurious and extravagantly styled Mawi necklace features their trademark chunky metal styling with gunmetal, barrel shaped links. The centre piece of the design is three large blue teardrop crystals, surrounded by smaller crystals in pink, yellow and light grey. The clasp fastening at the back features the MAWI branding.

The Bag – Anya Hindmarch Courtney Clutch

If you’re after something a bit different, check out this gorgeous printed satin and leather clutch from Anya Hindmarch. I think the blue leather tassel zip pull is awesome. Look carefully and you will still see the signature gold Anya Hindmarch bow on the front. The interior of the bag is lined with ivory suede and there is a leather trimmed suede pocket inside.

The Shoes – Lucy Choi London Blue Metallic Snakeskin Platforms

These shoes, with their python print metallic leather irredescent blue styling, are a perfect match for the Project D dress. The stiletto heel is sexy and high, but the platform sole will enable you to dance the night away. The peep toes also enable you to show off your toe nail polish. These shoes are made entirely from leather and like all designs from Lucy Choi, the niece of Jimmy Choo, they offer an attainable way of getting a haute couture vibe.

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Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel and Bathurst Eye

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Bow Soft Satchel

Here we have the new Anya Hindmarch Bathhurst Bow Satchel, made from soft leather. It is available in bluebell, pictured left, and many other shades and textures (pictured below right) and is available right now from my-wardrobe.com at the link at the foot of this article.

The bag is a new style from Anya Hindmarch, and employs their trademark top quality leather and attention to detail. The bag is a structured, ladylike handbag which takes its name from the 1st Baron Bathurst, a politician from the 18th century.

In many ways, this bag has a vintage look, yet it is also thoroughly modern. Made from soft capra leather, the satchel is a flap over style with an enamel bow closure on the front, reminiscent of a cameo from days gone by.

The bag has a single top handle for carrying it in the hand, and comes with a further two removable leather straps, enabling the bag to be worn over the shoulder or across the body. One of the straps matches the colours of the bag and the other contrasts with it.
All the colours
Inside, the bag has a soft suede lining. In signature Anya Hindmarch style the pockets are labelled “Bits & Bobs”, “Sunglasses”, “Lipstick” and “Phone”. There is also a pen pocket and a detachable leather key fob.

There a popper fastenings on the side of the bag and studs on the base to offer protection.

It should be stated that this is a spacious bag, with plenty of room for all your bits and pieces whether you are using it as a power dressing workbag during the week, or as an accompaniment to your weekend style.

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye

The Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye , as worn by Alexa Chung, is a similar style of bag which is available in calf leather and also the more exotic alligator. There is currently a waiting list for the Bathurst Eye bags.

The main difference between the bags is that the Bathurst Eye is considerably smaller than the Bathurst Bow, which is spacious and perfect for both work and weekend wardrobes.

Alexa Chung carrying the Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye Bag Alexa Chung carrying the Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Eye

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is a fashion icon who has a happy knack of carrying the most popular handbags of the season.

She is the winner of the British Style Award, and for the occasion she chose to carry the Bathurst Eye in black box calfskin leather.

She’s a lucky girl, as the rest of us mere mortals will have to join the waiting list to get the bag, but fortunately the bag is coming soon, and the larger Bathurst Bow is available right now!

Dimensions:

Bathurst Bow: 22cm x 32cm x 14cm
Bathurst Eye: 17cm x 21cm x 8cm

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Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress, Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo and Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

Here we have the colour coveted by a majority of women – an all black look. The dress and bag are suited to both day and evening wear; the fabulous shoes are probably just an evening wear shoe, but if you wanted to wear the outfit during the day, you could trade them for a neat pair of black ankle boots or courts.

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

I like this dress because it combines the sexiness of a leather top together with the demureness of a pleated skirt to yield a classically lady like look – with an edge. Ideal for princesses, this dress is perfect to wear during the day and through to the night – and that neckline is begging for some jewelled adornment, perhaps in the form of an Anton Heunis necklace.

The top part of this lovely Alice by Temperley dress is made from leather, but the skirt is a swathe of pleated georgette, which is demi sheer, and lined with a black lining.

The dress has short sleeves and a low scoop neck at the front and fastens with a hidden zip at the back.

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo

I like Hobo bags. I like the way they have a single, unfussy shoulder strap that’s not too long, so it’s easy to just sling the bag over your shoulder and be on your way.

Of course, this bag is no ordinary hobo bag – it’s the stunning Faithful by Anya Hindmarch and is made from grained leather. The bag has golden hardware throughout, including the zip top fastening, and is embellished on the front with a riveted brand plaque. The zip full features a characteristic oversized tassel and the bag also comes with a removable cross body strap. There is an external zip pocket on the reverse of the bag.

The inside of the bag is truly a delight – there are several pockets which are  labelled as to suggestions for their contents; eg “Bits and Bobs”, “Phone” and “Lipstick”. There is also a pen pocket and a press stud attaching key fob – so no need to rummage on the door step any more!

This bag would also make a lovely posh day bag for work and play.

Gina Ava Platform Shoes Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Shoes are up there with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent as shoes to the stars, and these shoes are completely irrestible.

With a snakeprint velvet upper (lined in leather), a concealed platform sole, super high black jewel embellished heel and peep toe, these shoes are ultra comfortable considering the number of inches they add to your legs. They fasten with an adjustable strap and the buckle is branded “Gina”.

In addition to going well with the dress and bag above, they would complete any cocktail outfit and be the envy of all the other girls in the room.

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MaxMara Arno Black Satin and Jersey Dress, Anya Hindmarch Tinsel Carker Clutch and By Malene Birger Leopard Jewelled Shoes

MaxMara Arno Black Satin and Jersey Dress MaxMara Arno Black Satin and Jersey Dress

This look is predominantly evening wear, although the dress could be transitional. It’s an understated look with key festive details making it ideal for the office party or Christmas meal.

MaxMara Arno Black Satin and Jersey Dress

This MaxMara Arno dress cleverly uses two differently textured fabrics to create a 3D, slightly opulent effect. The main part of the dress is made from a black jersey fabric, yet the central panel down the back and the front of the dress is made from ruched satin.

The dress features long sleeves and has a vent at the back for ease of movement. The waist belt is detachable and the dress is partly lined and fastens with a hidden back zip.

Anya Hindmarch Tinsel Carker Clutch Anya Hindmarch Tinsel Carker Clutch

Anya Hindmarch Tinsel Carker Clutch

I love this new season clutch from Anya Hindmarch. Clearly intended to be carried at Christmas parties and other seasonal occasions, this clutch is covered in tinsel and baubles – they are actually metal bells!

The black version is featured on the right, which is my choice to go with the dress and shoes, but it is also available in silver. The clutch has a gold chain handle inlaid with leather so it can be carried as a wristlet. Inside, it’s lined in leather and features zipped pockets and credit card slots to keep your valuables secure.

The bag features the iconic Anya Hindmarch Carker lock on the front, so everyone will recognise your bag’s designer credentials.

By Malene Birger Galante Monochrome Crystal Leopard Shoes By Malene Birger Galante Monochrome Crystal Leopard Shoes

By Malene Birger Galante Leopard Jewelled Shoes

Don’t you think that the ubiquitous plain black courts can sometimes be just that? A little too plain? Well don’t worry, because By Malene Birger have come to the rescue with their snazzy, jewel embellished, monochrome leopard print courts.

These shoes have a classic shape, yet the leopard design and crystal embellishment really set them apart from the rest, and they add to life to any plain black outfit. In combination with the clutch above, they let the world know that it’s party time!

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