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Natalia Clutch by Lulu Guinness

Lulu Guinness Natalia Clutch carried by Kate Moss

Lulu Guinness Natalia Clutch carried by Kate Moss

Lulu Guinness Natalia Clutch carried by Kate Moss

Kate Moss has been spotted out and about in London at the launch of her collection for Topshop. However, instead of carrying a Topshop bag, it appears that Kate was unable to resist the lure of the Natalia Clutch by Lulu Guinness. Decorated with a black and white chevron design, this clutch is ideal as a staple piece for any evening wardrobe.

As usual, Kate Moss was the centre of attention and the talk of town after she launched her much anticipated and lauded Spring Summer 2014 Topshop collection. At the after party, Miss Moss teamed her glamorous molten silver Topshop dress and sparkly silver cardigan with the Black and Stone Perspex Chevron Natalia Clutch (£245.00)!

Available online, you can now steal Miss Moss’s style with a Natalia Clutch of your own. A classic yet statement style and made from perspex, the clutch would go just as easily with skinny jeans as it would a more formal ensemble.

Lulu Guinness Natalia Black and White Chevron Clutch

Lulu Guinness Natalia Black and White Chevron Clutch

The monochrome clutch is made from strips of Perspex to give you the ultimate catwalk look.
The monochrome perspex chevron Natalia clutch has diagonal striped black and stone perspex across the front. It is lined in a black grosgrain fabric and has an internal pocket, a snap fastening and gold tone hardware. The Lulu Guinness logo is embossed on the back.

  • Height: 14.0cm
  • Width: 17.0cm
  • Depth: 8.0cm
  • Weight: 0.01k

Based in the UK, worldwide delivery is available

Note that you will need to be careful with your Perspex clutch. Whilst it looks tough, it can break or crack if it is bashed against a hard surface.

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Dress, LK Bennett Alexia Patent Leather Box Clutch and LK Bennett Palma Gold Leather Sandals

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum

This look is an evening look comprising a dress by Milly, aka Michelle Smith, the New York designer, ably accessorised by LK Bennett Clutch and Shoes.

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Dress

This new season black lace dress from Milly is sleeveless, featuring a round neck and keyhole detail at the back with a button fastening to the back of the neck. It has a peplum waist, a continuing trend from last season, and it falls to above the knee.

The lace is sheer, but the body of the dress is lined, revealing a sheer scalloped lace hemline. The sheer look is also a trend that we will be seeing a lot of this season – sheer without being too revealing being a key new season look.

The dress fastens with a hidden side zip fastening.

Black lace dresses are timeless and I love the fusion of sophistication and sex appeal that this dress offers. Ideal for an evening out, party or black tie dinner, the dress would look fab teamed with the clutch and sandals detailed below.

LK Bennett Alexia Patent Box Clutch LK Bennett Alexia Patent Box Clutch

LK Bennett Alexia Patent Leather Box Clutch

This LK Bennett Box Clutch is a cannister shaped structured clutch bag, covered in patent leather. It has sleek, tubular lines with a gold frame and a push clasp at the top. Available in black or taupe, the bag is gusseted inside and features the LK Bennett Tudor Rose emblem on each end.

The clutch is big enough to contain a small coin purse, credit cards, keys, mobile phone and a lipstick and its structured shape keeps all your bits and pieces safe.

Both the black and taupe bags would go well with the above dress, but my personal preference would be to go for the taupe for the contrast effect. The taupe clutch also looks good with the Palma sandals below.

LK Bennett Gold Leather Palma Sandal LK Bennett Gold Leather Palma Sandal

LK Bennett Palma Gold Leather Sandals

The Palma sandals are strappy gold leather sandals with a continuous asymmetrical strap which wraps around the ankle. They have a slim, stiletto heel, open toe and simply slip on to fit.

More of a stylish work of art than a pair of shoes, these heels are perfect for evening use. However, their simple lines and lack of unnecessary embellishment also means that you can use them on smart day wear occasions too.

Like taupe and black, gold will go with most outfits; just be careful about teaming it with other metallics.

Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress, Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch and Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pumps

Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress

This look is a very smart day wear look, suited to wedding, garden party or business presentation at an important conference. Whilst the look is smart, it embodies your feminity, creating a sexy and powerful silhouette that you will love to recreate again and again.

Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress

Issa have brought out a pretty blue, yellow, black and white zebra print wrap dress for the new season. Made from a viscose jersey fabric, it features a flattering faux wrap front with a plunging v neckline and gathering to the side of the waist. The dress fastens with a hidden zip at the side.

This exotically printed dress is ideal for the new season look. Yellow is a colour you will be seeing everywhere and this dress lets you enjoy the trend without being overwhelmed by it. Of course, this wrap style dress is very flattering to the figure, especially for girls with a larger bust, and a dress like this could be a wardrobe staple, also seamlessly making the transition to evening wear.

The dress falls to about knee length on a woman of average height.

Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch

Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch

Each year, Diane Von Furstenberg reintroduces her iconic Tonda clutch in a new or different incarnation and this season is no exception.

In line with the yellow trend, this pretty yellow leather clutch (the colour is called citrine by the brand) is embellished all over with a lattice of silver studs. It also has a silver coloured frame and silver clasp inset with black enamel and branded DVF.

Inside, the bag is lined in grosgrain and  has a single gusseted compartment, slip pocket and DVF plaque. The bag also has a removable snake link chain shoulder strap for multiple carry options.

Like the dress, this clutch would also be ideal for evening use too. Studs will also be a continuing theme over the new season and this clutch nods to this trend too, the yellow colour combining with tough girl chic to create an appealing look.

Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pump Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pump

Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pumps in Gold

Every now and again I see a pair of shoes that make me say WOW! and these gorgeous snakeskin platform pumps from Sergio Rossi fall into that category. Ultra glamorous and totally covetable, these shoes have a slim, 14.5 cm stiletto heel and a 3.5cm exposed platform. Both the heel and the platform are covered in the same snakeskin as the upper of the shoe.

At the front of the shoe, there is a small cut out – not big enough to be a peep toe, but big enough to provide a glimpse of toe nevertheless.

You would think that these shoes would be classed as evening shoes and you would probably be right – especially with the golden snakeskin covering; however, they do look fabulous when teamed with the outfit about and they make your legs go on forever.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

Joseph Black Lace Dress, Black Lace Frame Clutch and Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This is an elegant and extravagant party look, with one eye on the look – and one eye on the budget. If you want to look totally glamorous and sexy you can’t afford to skimp on the dress, and with this in mind I have chosen the awesome Joseph Black Lace Dress,  style name Jeorge, pictured left.

However, for the bag and shoes I have chosen a matching black lace covered satin frame clutch from Accessorize and a pair of towering Chinese Laundry gold platforms, both of which come in at just under £100.

Complete the look simply with a gold cuff bracelet and a pair of gold earrings.

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This Joseph Dress has a lace overlay, but features demi sheer detail to the neckline and arms. Falling to about knee length, with three quarter sleeves and a round neck, the dress succeeds in being both demure and sexy and it has a built in scoop back lining.

Lace always equates with glamour and this dress is a classic style that will last season after season. It’s finished off with a back zip fastening and a split in the skirt at the back for ease of movement. It’s perfect for any evening occasion.

Black Lace Frame Clutch Black Lace Frame Clutch

Accessorize Black Lace Frame Clutch

The clutch on the right by Accessorize is made from black satin with a black lace overlay. The clutch has a polished gold tone frame for a touch of glamour and it fastens at the top with a gold tone clasp.

Inside, it is lined in black satin and features and interior zip fastening pocket.

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

As a fashion blogger I get to see a lot of shoes, and there are not that many that still have the capacity to make me say WOW! However, these shoes definitely have the Wow Factor. The slim high heel, teamed with the enviably wide platform, not only make your legs look long but they are actually reasonably comfortable – considering the heel is an astonishing 5″ high.

The upper is made from a golden metallic fabric, which also covers the platform sole and the heel, and there is a buckle fastening ankle strap around the heel. My only criticism – and it’s a small one – is that the buckle is silver tone when I think it would look better gold tone – but it’s a small point and unlikely to influence your buying decision.

The style is called Takecare and the strappy styling across the toes, teamed with the T-bar down the middle, credit the shoes with a classic look that you can enjoy year after year.

In addition to wearing the shoes with the dress and bag pictured, they would also look good with black skinny leather trousers and even the sparkly jeans that are so popular this season.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

AllSaints Aura Dress, Diane Von Furstenberg Silver Sphere Clasp Clutch, Vivienne Westwood Melissa Lady Dragon Globe Shoes

AllSaints Aura Dress AllSaints Aura Dress

This is a quirky yet sexy party look. It’s young and fun, yet figure flattering too, and all the elements of the outfit can be easily teamed with other items for maximum use.

AllSaints Aura Dress

This AllSaints evening dress is structured dress with cleverly shaped black side panels to create the illusion of a tiny waist. The green part of the dress has an all over geometric design and there is a full length exposed zip at the back.

The dress is sleeveless with a sweetheart neckline, two slim shoulder straps and it falls to well above the knee. The style is bodycon and slim fitting, although it does fit true to size.

The neckline is suited to a necklace, and you could go for a standard pendant or a more edgy choker style.

This dress would also look good with classic black stilettos or a pair of black ankle boots.

Diane Von Furstenberg Silver Sphere Clasp Clutch Diane Von Furstenberg Silver Sphere Clasp Clutch

Diane Von Furstenberg Silver Sphere Clasp Clutch

This silver grey box clutch is a brand new style from Diane Von Furstenberg. It is made from gunmetal silver metallic “tweed” leather, but the most noticeable part of the bag is the asymmetrical clasp fastening at the top, consisting of a large and a small polished silver tone spheres. The clutch also has a matching detachable shoulder strap; the inside is gusseted and there is a slip pocket.

This clutch is perfect for adding polish to any party look, and in addition its neutral tones mean it will go with anything, except maybe gold tones, and would look good teamed with a long black dress for a black tie dinner.

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Lady Dragon Sapphire Glitter Globe Shoes Vivienne Westwood Melissa Lady Dragon Sapphire Glitter Globe Shoes

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Lady Dragon Sapphire Glitter Globe Shoes

A collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and the Brazilian Melissa shoe company, the Lady Dragon design is a modern day classic. It is brought out each season in different colours and with different embellishments including wings, pom-poms and hearts, although the globe design pictured on the left is perhaps the most fabulous.

The pictured pair are made from glitter infused sapphire plastic, and the sparkle as they catch the light. The irredescent globe is also reminiscent of a Christmas bauble and perfect to wear for a seasonal celebration.

These shoes are ideal for dancing the night away. They are made to be supremely comfortable, with a padded insole and adjustable ankle strap.

You could also team these shoes with ankle crop skinny jeans, such as the stiletto style by Current Elliott, for a smart evening or day wear look.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

AllSaints Restrain Dress, Fiorelli Rustle Clutch Bag and Morgan Icone Shoes

AllSaints Restrain Dress AllSaints Restrain Dress

I’ve kept clear of black for this evening look. It sometimes seems that the whole world wears black for evening occasions, but there really is no need to wear it all the time. Sometimes it’s fun to wear a lighter colour so that you actually stand out against the sea of black! So with this caveat in mind, I have teamed together the AllSaints Restrain Dress in nude, the cappucino and white Fiorelli Rustle Clutch and the Morgan Icone Shoes.

AllSaints Restrain Dress

This AllSaints evening dress is hand embellished with three broad rows of silver and rose gold sequins. The sequins are distributed randomly for fluidity, and no two dresses are alike.

The dress is sleeveless and fastens at the front with a lace tie  to the v neck. It’s a loose fitting style which falls to above the knee, and would look good teamed with pale or nude tights.

Please be aware that this dress is sheer, so you may want to wear it over a slip – the Ballet Bandeau slip, also in nude and also from AllSaints, would be suited to this purpose.

Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag

Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag

This is a frame clutch with a silver clasp set into the frame. It is textured with tiny fronds of fabric hanging down as though they were embellishing an exotic bird, and the hexagonal shape draws in the eye.

The clutch has a hidden shoulder strap (useful if you need your hands for carrying food and drink) and there is also a zip pocket inside for keeping a few bits and pieces secure.

Morgan Icone Shoes Morgan Icone Shoes

Morgan Icone Platform Sandals

These attractive sandal by French brand Morgan team together a brown and deep red upper with gold hardware and a shiny gold high heel and platform sole for an opulent look.

The shoes feature two buckle fastening ankle straps so that your feet are held securely, and there is a further buckle fastening strap over the toes for the perfect fit. With the wide platform sole that effectively reduces how high the heel feels when wearing, these are certainly a great choice for dancing the night away.