Friday, September 24, 2010

Designer world of mine

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There is a designer handbag for every milestone in a woman’s life. From the flamboyant, fun brands like Louis Vuitton and Guess to the truly grown-up and sophisticated Hermes and Celine there are such a wide variety of styles on offer and hundreds of designer brands to compliment your every mood it can be almost impossible to choose. So let me tell you a secret- if there’s a young lady in your life about to turn 21 (as I did earlier this year) or 22, 23, or 24 for that matter, there is only one choice.

Ferragamo grey calf leather napa shoulder bag

Ferragamo grey calf leather back view

The Mulberry Bonnie is the designer bag which offers mature sensibility alongside campus chic making it the perfect choice for the girl graduating to womanhood. Made from gorgeous leather, it’s all clean lines and simple shapes. It is also fabulously practical because it can be worn across the body. It comes in black, chocolate or oak- but for this season it has to oak, it will go beautifully with your camel trench coat!

Prada Tan Leather Frame Tote bag

Prada Tan Leather Frame Tote bag - back view

Red Lambskin Dior 'Demi Lune' Peep Toe Shoe

Choosing a pair of winter boots is never easy, especially if this winter is as extreme as the last. There is fabulous style and then there is a broken ankle- you really don’t want to do yourself (or your shoes) an injury when the weather gets less hospitable. Thankfully the return of the flat- it is now acceptable to wear flats at almost every occasion, thank goodness- means that you need not step out of your front door this winter in a pair of practical yet hideous boots.

BCBGMaxazria Black Leather 'Myra' Rosette heels

It is best therefore to invest in a pair of designer wellies- so many designers have wellington boots in their collections this year- with Hunter being an obvious choice. For a more dressed-up look go for a pair of beautiful leather or suede knee-high and sometimes even thigh-high flats. Ever best designer shoes, Chloe have a beautiful pair of knee-high cut out leather flat boots- in my favourite shade of the season- yes it is camel again!

Marchesa gold strapless and black silk dress

If you have lots of parties and events planned for this season there is a wealth of cocktail and party designer dresses to choose from. For the rock-chick who likes to make a statement Balmain (who else!?) is the go-to brand for edgy designs, the eighties-inspired chain-embellished number is a great option for a night out. Worn with a pair of chunky sky-high heels, a popular style this autumn/winter, the look demands confidence but is guaranteed to get attention.

For the more whimsical girl Erden's Silvia silk-chiffon dress is certainly a talking point on an evening out. This simply-cut dress in a delicate shade of grey is incredibly elegant and the swallow motif across it creates a lightness and movement in the design. It is romantic and demure- just the thing for an autumnal date with a suitably handsome man!

Whether you’re one or the other or somewhere in-between there is a dress for every girl in the collections this season.

Diva Darling Boutique