Kzeniya – A new style star is born

One of the loveliest things I have ever received as a fashion blogger came through my door earlier this month. On the very day I was celebrating my second blog birthday I received the most gorgeous clutch bag I had ever seen courtesy of Selfridges. This beautiful item come with a letter explaining that this was a piece from the new collection from Kzeniya – and I was truly intrigued. Who was Kzeniya, and what other designs had she produced.

Kzeniya Oudenot, a graduate of London’s St Martin’s College of Art and Design. formed her company in 2010 after a career that had seen her organising events and designing sets and costumes for operas and ballets. She had also worked for Alexander McQueen, Royal Opera House and Scottish Ballet, developing the skills and eye for the dramatic that is so apparent in her stunning bag designs. Now her bags are a celebrity fave, with stars such as Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Rashida Jones and Ginnifer Goodwin amongst her fans.

The collection is gorgeous, with the clutches taking centre stage. Made in metallic leather and with chains, studs and leopard print adornments, these are accessories that will make you stand out in a crowd. My bag is the totally wonderful Wild Chain Clutch in silver, an envelope style clutch with thick chains handing around the edge. Beautifully dramatic, this has a small pocket inside that is perfect for credit cards or taxi numbers, whilst the bag itself is compact, I got my key, money, phone and lippie inside.

Carrying my Kzeniya clutch bag

KZENIYA Wild chain clutch £240 click to visit Selfridges

All bags come in a wonderful dustbag that helps to get your bag preserved in good condition (particularly if, like me, you store your bags under the bed…). I adore my bag, and am now making a lust list of all the other Kzeniya bags I need to add to my collection. And with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Ginnifer Goodwin also joining the Kzeniya fan club, you will be in good company if you succomb to the allure of these beautiful bags.

Here are a few of my other favourites for you to drool over…

KZENIYA Wild chain clutch £240.00 click to visit Selfridges

KZENIYA Asymmetric pony clutch £275 click to visit Selfridges

KZENIYA Wild clutch £185.00 click to visit Selfridges

To view the complete range of Kzeniya bags at Selfridges, click here.

Gorgeous Celebrity Jingle Bells…steal their looks.

The party season is well and truly in swing, but if you haven’t got your outfit sorted yet, maybe you could take some style inspiration from some celebrity fashionistas. There is a style for everyone, and these ladies show that at Christmas, it really is a case of anything goes, from full length beauties to short and sexy styles, taking in a bit of androgynous style along the way.

Lea Michele wore an amazing sparkling Valentino number for the premiere of her film ‘New Year’s Eve’. This style will definitely catch the eye and make you the centre of attention, but take a tip from Lea and let the dress speak for itself, keep the make-up natural.

Linea Beaded sequin chevron dress 

At the same film premiere, Fergie looked a million miles away from her ghetto Black Eyed Peas style, and instead channelled the ghosts of Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake with her immaculate forties styling. This would be a great New Year’s Eve outfit.

Ozlem sequins dress gunmetal 

The glorious Michelle Pfeiffer frankly defies the laws of aging and actually seems to improve with each year. She looks incredible in this dress, which is a great alternative to the little black dress.

Reiss Harmony RUCHED DRESS MAGENTA 

The WE stars showed differing styles in New York this week. Wallis  herself, Andrea Riseborough opted for classic monochrome in her Oscar De La Renta dress. I loved the dress, but hated the Margaret Thatcher hairdo, and wish she’d stick to being  a brunette.

 

Kamille sequin skirt dress 

WE director Madonna sported a more rock chick party look, teaming black cigarette pants with a beaded top. Adopt this look when meeting friends over the festive period.

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