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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harvey Nichols fashion show returns with added glitz

It’s back! The most glamorous fashion show on Birmingham’s social calender takes place on the 10th September. in the cool confines of the Old Post Office in The Mailbox. It is, of course, the Harvey Nichols  Autumn/Winter fashion show, and this year it promises to be glitzier and more star studded than ever before.

Showcasing an amazing fashion array from the cream of the world’s designers, attendees will be treated to a show filled with pieces from Christopher Kane, Markus Lupfer, Stella McCartney, Philip Armstrong and Kenzo, amongst many others. And if you can tear your eyes away from the fashion on parade, you will find that the celebrity filled front row also makes perfect viewing.

 

 

The reason for this is simply. Harvey Nichols has teamed up with ‘Professional Player‘ magazine, the publication delivered to all UK professional footballers, for this show. This should ensure a healthy turnout of sports stars and glamorous WAGS for this event.

Harvey Nichols general manager Richard Vickery explains:-

“We certainly set the bar high at our S/S13 show, so this one needs to be even more impressive. Having recently announced our expansion plans, this event will give our customers a real taste of things to come.”

“This will be our biggest show to date in such an amazing venue and we are delighted to be working closely with Professional Player Magazine, we are expecting the most exclusive front row yet – it certainly will be the event to see and be seen at.”

This event is not to be missed, and tickets have been selling very quickly. Tickets cost £15, this includes a Champagne reception before the show at 7pm. Following the show, you then have the opportunity to shop the show with 15% discount in store. There will also be a charity auction hosted by Nick Hancock, with all proceeds raised going to towards football charity X Pro.

Tickets are available in store and from the Personal Shopping team on 0121 616 6008.


 

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