Monday, 31 August 2009
Bill Amberg is a name renowned for quality leather, unique designs and luxury accessories. Each item is hand-crafted from sustainable materials using the latest techniques. From his studio in London, Bill designs a seasonal collection of bags and luggage in carefully selected fine leathers.
Building on this enviable reputation, Bill Amberg has created the ultimate in laptop luxury. Invest in a timeless laptop bag made in perforated calf leather with useful zipped compartments and internal padding to support and protect your laptop.
The Herald (top) has a zip outer case with multiple internal pockets and a red cotton lining to keep you looking stylish – the perfect gift for fashion followers or gadget guys. Or opt for the Triumph – slim, with external and internal pockets, plus a practical canvas carry strap and leather handles.
Other items available to buy include a range of small leather goods in tan, chocolate or black. Take a look over at my-wardrobe.com
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I just had to post this video about Fashion's Night Out due to take place globally on the 10th September. An evening of fun, frolics and shopping. Wherever you are in the world, find out what is happening near you. The New Yorkers are clearly excited as the video shoes.
And as Michael Kors says... 'Looking good can make you feel great'. I'm looking forward to being part of the action.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Many brands claim a long and interesting history but few actually back it up. Sunspel is a label that can and specialises in classic men’s t-shirts, polo shirts and underwear. You'll find them in a variety of stores including Selfridges, Harrods, Barneys (New York) as well as a number of exclusive menswear stores as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Established in 1850, the Long Eaton based label provided some of the clothes worn by Daniel Craig in the movie, Casino Royale. “Classic, timeless and beautifully made” is how Lindy Hemming, costume designer for Craig in the movie, described the company’s clothes. “I thought that it would be a perfect collaboration of quality and Britishness to ask Sunspel to create all his t-shirts, polo shirts and underwear, which they duly did so excellently.”
Sunspel’s clothes are created with meticulous attention to detail. Made from Egyptian cotton, its fabrics are treated to achieve maximum softness, and built with longevity in mind. “The customer base is amazing. They literally wear them out and then send them to us, marvelling at its durability”, said Dominic Hazlehurst, one of the company’s owners.
With fans including Prince Charles and Johnny Depp, the label was also worn by Christian Bale in the blockbuster movie, Batman. Not only did Sunspel introduce the first boxer shorts to the UK in 1947, it also provided the boxers used in the infamous 1980s Levis jeans advert in which the guy in the launderette (actor, Nick Kamen) stripped down to his smalls.
Apart from working under its own label, Sunspel has also collaborated with a number of designers including Margaret Howell, Richard James and Paul Smith. In December last year, it opened its first retail outlet, a trial Christmas store in Covent Garden, London.
Next time you are in town, pop by and have a browse. This style CV is too good to ignore.