Currently Loving: Sew Lomax

Every so often, the postman delivers something to your door that makes you smile and smile. Something other than endless bills, or junk mail, or take-away menus. This is what happened to me the day a totally unexpected gift dropped onto my mat from Sew Lomax.

Sew Lomax is the brainchild of gifted British designer Emma Lomax. Emma has designed a beautiful, hand crafted range of cosmetics bags, purses and baby accessories that can be personalised with hand embroidered names. Each item is hand finished, which means every single bag, purse or bib is unique. I have long since been a fan of Emma’s designs, which are gloriously girlie and have fab names like ‘Pucker Up’, ‘Day Night Sites and Night time delights’ and ‘Lips and Clips’. So I was over the moon to receive my very own Sew Lomax bag.

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Best Mummy pouch.

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Loving the cotton reel on the zipper.

I was sent the gorgeous ‘Best Mummy’ pouch in shocking pink. This pouch is a small cosmetics bag that is the perfect size for carrying your every-day make-up essentials in your handbag. The bag is made from pink canvas, with a red nylon lining. A glamorous red lipstick dominates the design, but my very favourite feature is the cute cotton reel that decorates the zipper.

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DSCN0017[1]With Christmas just around the corner, I think the pouches and purses from Sew Lomax are a great idea, not least because they are beautifully boxed and gift wrapped. As well as the ‘mummy’ designs, there is also a current collaboration with über blogger London Beauty Queen on a range of different sized make up bags, I also love the new Christmas designs, particularly the lovely snowman postcard design.

Snowman Postcard Bag £25.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

Snowman Postcard Bag
£25.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

Day Time Sites and Night time Delights £28.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

Day Time Sites and Night time Delights
£28.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

London Beauty Queen Make-Up Bag - Set of three £48.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

London Beauty Queen Make-Up Bag – Set of three
£48.00 click to visit Sew Lomax

To view all the current collection from Sew Lomax, click here to visit the site.

 

 

Lulu Guinness celebrates 25 years of gorgeous bags

One of the most iconic of British designers has this year celebrated 25 years of creating beautiful and unique handbags and luggage. Lulu Guinness launched her first range of classic bags in 1989, and now has a realm of celebrity fans, and a string of iconic designs, two of which, the flower basket and the Lips clutch, have a place in the V&A.

I have been a huge fan of Lulu Guinness designs for quite a few years, I own three bags, two toiletry bags and a gorgeous cosmetic bag, all of which I absolutely treasure. Lulu’s designs are very Marmite – I posted a Christmas gift of a tote bag on my Facebook page, and some people hated it, but others adored it like I did. That’s seems to be where people stand on Lulu’s designs – there is no middle ground.

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My ‘Marmite’ Lulu bag

Lulu takes elements of goddess glamour,  the deep red lips and gold tubed lipsticks, and turns them into bags and clutches that are beautiful, fun and ironic. No wonder these designs appeal to the quirky style of Paloma Faith and Helena Bonham Carter, or that Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, women with their own unique sense of style, would also be Lulu fans.

Lulu’s bags continue to inspire love, with new designs being introduced each season. You can check out Lulu’s current collection at House of Fraser.

Celebs love Lulu Guinness

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Kate Moss

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Helena Bonham Carter

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Alexa Chung

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Paloma Faith

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Jenna Louise Coleman

Lulu Guinness picks from House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Chloe black perspex lip clutch bag  £245 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Chloe black perspex lip clutch bag £245 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Doll face Luisa tote £60 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Doll face Luisa tote £60 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Multi-coloured foldaway tote bag £35 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Multi-coloured foldaway tote bag £35 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Pollyanna red medium patent tote bag £325 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Pollyanna red medium patent tote bag £325 click to visit House of Fraser

Lulu Guinness Naomi gold glitter clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

Lulu Guinness Naomi gold glitter clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Hug & hold multi-coloured spot large clutch bag  £245 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Hug & hold multi-coloured spot large clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black lipstick clutch bag £350 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black lipstick clutch bag £350 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black cosmetic bag now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black cosmetic bag now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black humbug cosmetic case now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black humbug cosmetic case now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Red medium patent cosmetic bag £65 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Red medium patent cosmetic bag £65 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black patent card holder £45 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black patent card holder £45 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black patent large frame purse £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black patent large frame purse £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

To view all Lulu Guinness products at House of Fraser, click here.