On first sight the ‘Tamiko’ is unassuming and the Jersey Grey colour makes it versatile enough for most outfits. The medium backpack doesn’t completely give away it’s well thought-out design and functionality straight away. This well-design item makes it a perfect everyday work companion for college or work, with its two buckle cinch straps fastening, laptop protection and a neat pocket for your mobile or e-Reader.
Carrying a lot of equipment on most occasions this bag perfectly accommodates for laptop, phone cables and even a change of clothes, bottled water and a spare pair of shoes. Multiple compartments and pockets allow me to keep things fairly organised. Padded back, and backpack straps make for a comfortable experience for back and shoulders when wearing the bag pack.
The beauty of the bag is while it is expandable and has quite a bit of depth to it, when you are carrying less tightening the straps ensures the bag remains aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t take up much room when standing or sitting on the busy tube during rush hour.
The waterproof interior ensures the back isn’t ruined in case of any spillages and also protects your clothing from any spillages in the bag. Ink, Drink, body oils, creams are all kept at bay and as someone who has experienced each of them it is a nice touch for those of us more inclined to experience those mishaps.
Photograph - Kipling
Photograph - Melanie Jones
Photograph - Melanie Jones
Photograph by Melanie Jones
Photograph - Kipling
The Tamiko bag comes in colours, Jersey Grey, Brave Black, Brave Black C, Cool Moss C.
• Water resistant
• Lightweight at only 660g
• Top grab handle
• Zipped front compartment with
• Zipped pocket
• Two open top drop pockets
• Pen pocket
• Zipped rear compartment with:
• Padded laptop section for up to a 15” laptop
• Side zipped pocket on the back for phone or eReader
• Two cinch straps to secure the contents of the backpack
• Ergonomically padded back for comfort
• Adjustable, padded backpack straps
Material: 100% Polyamide
Volume: 21 litre
PC size: 15”
MAC size: 15”
Priced between £96,- to £116,- is on the dearer side for the cash-strapped student but on the more affordable spectrum with good value for money. There are other brands offering the same and more in terms of organisation at much lower price points whilst embracing tech and security a little more such as USB charging port and antitheft facilities.
As with most purchases the buyers preferences regarding aesthetics, level of organisation, quality, functionality, and space required or desired, perceived value and their emotional connection to the brand may be a bigger deciding factor than budget alone.
It’s a good bag pack practical enough for working and outside of working hours. Personally, if I considered using it for work alone my preferences would include better facilitation of tech that we all use on the move and higher level of organisation and security. But an overall it’s a great bag that I will use frequently.
As the saying goes, "Don't cry buy a bag and get over it", so whatever sad woes you are feeling at the moment over this dreadful weather. We have the perfect arm piece for you that will perk you right up.
Beautiful handcrafted leather handbags designed and produced by Crested and Country, a British brand based in Yorkshire, specializing in producing quality leather goods. Owner and founder Emily Frain combines her love for fashion, country life and equestrian style to create her exquisite handbag collection.
Small but mighty, this beauty packs a punch, with the Brown leather beautifully setting off against the luxurious Brown suede and shiny stirrup buckles at each side. Making it the perfect companion to any smart casual office look.
Paired with the Orange maxi skirt, from M&S Limited Edition, and Yellow kitten heel from New Look and tribal print midi jacket from River Island for a understated yet classy look.
Versatile and stylish the Grouse Black bag with its Snakeskin center strap and adjustable cross body strap will go great with any day or night look, as black is always chic and goes with anything.
Paired with a pink and white flower blouse from New Look and wide leg jeans from New Look and black leather cone heel mule shoes from M&S for a casual day look.
Pheasant Tan Bag
Tan bags are set to be all the rage this spring/summer season so, buy this one now! Sleek and well-structured the tan leather and suede flap gives it a sophisticated chic and modern feel. The perfect arm candy for the trendsetting fashionista.
Paired with a trendy graphic print shirt from Oliver Bonas, white cylinder heels shoes from Next and blue wide leg jeans from New look for a high-toned look perfect for a day time lunch date or a casual dinner date.
Whether you love it or hate it the high shine of metallics are simply unapologetic glam. A throwback from the Eighties the trend is fast becoming the boomerang of the fashion world, as it keeps on coming back to fill our wardrobes with bright shiny objects.
High-shine fabrics could be seen all over the catwalks in and array of blues, greens and golds, futuristic yet girly and flirty.
Read on to find out how you once again can embrace this trend.
Unless you do not want to look like a futuristic alien go for sublte hints of metallics. So go for pieces that catch the light as you glide by and catches the eye of all passers by. Shoes is it then, runners, mules, stilleto's and slip on sandals.
High-shine and flirty ,wear your metallics matchy -matchy for a bold statement or mix it up with prints and or color.
A metallic jacket, skirt or dress is a great way to stand out from the crowd But whatever you do, do not overaccessorize. Let your dress, jacket or skirt be the statement and keep your accessories minimal.
Keep your focus on the shade, blues, greens and golds are very flattering. If you are going for a cooler shade like silver,keep your accessories in a sold color for a cool chic look.
Add little touches in your day wear for a dramatic futuristic glam vibes.
Using the finest quality leather and hardware, a pure appreciation for functionality and with a subtle nod to classic English design - Willique creates beautiful handbags and accessories with emphasis on durability and longevity. Willique's range is a bespoke luxury leather goods brand that strives to provide classic, modern designs that references designer Anya’s Caribbean heritage, love for sustainable and ethical practises and her extensive travel around the world.
With quality and transitional design at the forefront of the brand, Willique only makes a limited number of pieces in a collection, which lends to a Willique piece being a truly bespoke investment.
Designer Anya Willique was born and raised in the Bahamas and later migrated to the Turks and Caicos Islands where she would reference much of her creative influence to the vivid colours and textures of the island’s scenery.
“My vision for Willique is for both men and women to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship within the most everyday practical item – the handbag. Marrying my love for luxury leather goods and a need to channel my creativity – it was only natural that I should venture into handbags. As a self-taught, young female designer who has been fully immersed in every aspect of establishing Willique, I am both passionate about showcasing the quality and durability within my designs and excited for the future of the Willique brand.” - Anya Willique.
In 2016 Willique’s debut collection showcased at Library London private member’s club. Within the first year of inception the brand has already gained the attention and support of The Royal Prince’s Trust and has had the privileged opportunity of gifting to the MOBO awards attendees.
Willique captures the essence of Anya’s experiences, wanderlust and personal memories. The importance of sustainable design, ethical production and longevity married with beautiful form are at the forefront Anya’s designs and for the direction of the brand.
Spice up your outfit with these cute bags.
Set sail with this nautical inspired blue and white stripe suitcase bag from Accessorize
Tropical smoothie any one? You cannot go wrong with these juicy, fruity and do not forget cute watermelon and pineapple clutches from New Look.
Mermaids should definitely never be without her seashell full of beautiful pearls. If you have dreams of being a mermaid this summer get your Lilac Textured Shell Clutch Bag at New Look.
For the traveler in you, there is this super cute Riviera suitcase across body bag from Accessorize. BON VOYAGE!!
Life is one big picnic! Well now it can be with this picnic basket across body bag from Accessorize.
Flowers always brightens up any gloomy day! This 3D flower sequins clutch from Miss Selfridge, in blue and gold will not just brighten your day but also your outfit.
Release your inner-gypsy with this multicolored print across body bag from River Island.
Maison de Mode, a US-based online luxury fashion retailer, prides itself in showcasing fashion that represents sustainability. Unfortunately, sustainability has been an ambiguous word thrown around to make products more appealing to consumers, lobbyists and other members of the public. But what does it really mean? Is sustainability relatable and directly linked to the consumer? And the big question for fashionistas- is style comprised on the platfotform of ethical standards in fashion?
Maison de Mode does a great job in bridging the gap between consumers and such standards: it is now easier to understand how your every day fashion choices can make an impact in our society and environment- without all the sustainability jargon!
See what it's designers are doing to earn the sustainability badge:
Achu Parpat Vintag (by Mola Sasa)
Mola Sasa used artisanal techniques with beautiful intricate woven details in this bag. Creating handmade pieces means artisans can compete in a world of homogenised mass production. Let's not forget the recycled materials used, which means we can be more responsible for the materials we consume.
Kimono Dress Shirt (by Maiyet)
It's great when high-end designers promote small, artisanal designers. Many companies take advantage of work factories in developing countries- it's nice to see that individual designers and dress makers can be paid decently for what they do- without compromising on quality. Maiyet also donate a portion of their proceeds to ocean-related charities. Not bad!
Oversized long coat (by Shipper)
Shipper partners with organisations that help sustainable businesses which allows them to grow and make profits. So as you lavish yourself in this tweed coat, you'll feel even better knowing that you also contributed to the success of other sustainable businesses!
What are your thoughts on sustainable businesses in fashion?
If you are looking to inject some Happiness into your wardrobe, then Pantone 19-4049, Snorkel Blue is just what you need. A perfect edition to any wardrobe and chic home.
A beautiful rich color, the marine -inspired blue is the perfect color, to help you relax and escape into the depths of the ocean.
A good choice for a job interview ensemble as Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. Blue is a color that generally looks good in almost any shade and symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust.
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Energizing your wardrobe with these pieces
Dune - Caprice and Dallston clutch @ www.dunelondon.com
Rimini Dress www.studio-eight.com
Lace dress @ www.studio-eight.com
Skirt @ www.east.co.uk
Snorkel Blue is also a huge wedding favorite, perfect for bridesmaid’s dresses, groom’s suits and wedding décor.
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Escape to the deep blue sea by adding this color to your home for stylishly chic living rooms or bedrooms.
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