5 things to love this week









1. We’re just loving Coco Fennell, a small label with gorgeous clothes and wonderful sale now on  –  The Coco Fennell philosophy – “I want to build a brand that is all about fun, friendliness and positive body image. I want to work with the female body, not against it, and make clothes for boobs, hips, bums and waists. Clothes that you’d be happy to bump into your ex-boyfriend in, that make the local builders whistle and make you feel happy and gorgeous day and night.”







2. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, “an awe-inspiring temple of sybaritic pleasure” and also the only overseas hotel to win a Royal Institute of British Architects award.












3. New Dior Vernis colours for spring we’re loving this Gris trianon hurry though it’s selling fast!








4. The new Alice Temperley collection for John Lewis which launches on Thursday.










5. The totally gorgeous, union jack travel bag from handbags-at-dawn limited editions.


5 things on our radar today!

5 things on our radar today….











1. Ella print scarf from mint velvet





2. Bella Crepe de Chine Blouse from Ross and Bute











3. Skull-print enamel bangle Alexander McQueen from matches









4. Courchneige in Courcheval







5. Dior Libertine

5 things to love this weekend

5 things to love this weekend









1. The Manolo Monk, flat shoes are back, perfect for making a run for it in the rain!







2. Mon shu girl by Karl Largerfield for shu uemura










3. Get ready for Christmas with these great new detox shots, from my detox diets










4.  Tuga metallic leather-paillette jacket by Karl from net-a-porter






5. Dior Libertine bag handbags-at-dawn

Have a great weekend!

Five things to love this week

Five things to love this week…







1. Advent calendars for grown ups – Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar available from Selfridges










2. Black stallion Terry sweater by wild fox available from matches fashion











3. Halloween food and drink – This little bottle of pure grain vodka is home to a farm-raised, edible scorpion, which gives the vodka a smooth, woody taste. Serve the vodka neat, straight from the freezer, or blend with tonic or other mixer. The scorpion has been specially treated to ensure no toxins remain, so you can eat it once the vodka has gone – if you dare available from fortnum and mason











4. New handbag essential – Fig+Yarrow’s Smelling Salts A potent blend of essential oils, salts and Camphor crystals to clear sinus congestion, stimulate energy, dispel drowsiness and discourage infection; Fig+Yarrow’s Smelling Salts could quickly become your new best friend! available from Cult beauty.







5. Dior Libertine in Beige from the new designer collection at handbags-at-dawn

Handbags at dawn YSL and Dior

With two of the biggest fashion houses engaging new designers Paris was always going to be interesting.

Hedi Slimane for YSL paid tribute to the codes of Yves Saint Laurent and produced a beautiful but safe collection, not entirely well received in the industry.

Raf Simons for Dior, sort to break free from the past, with exciting new shapes and much more fluidity to the collection, which received rave reviews.





























We take our hats off to both designers, for making Paris such a memorable show.  We love the Saint Laurent magic and new direction for Dior.  Who is your favourite?

Have a great weekend – handbags-at-dawn.com

25th June, Five things we’ve liked today – jewellery and watches

Five things we’ve liked today – jewellery and watches, we hope you like too! 1.La D De Dior Turquoise 25mm quartz – Yellow gold, diamonds and turquoise (as above) Dior           2. Fluorescent Yellow Vintage Facet … Continue reading