Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Our Favourite Red Carpet Trends from the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are often considered as one of the biggest fashion events of the year as it sets the year’s forthcoming red carpet trends. We love finding out what our favourite celebs will wear, so it's an event that we have to have noted down in our calendars! Here are a few of its trends that we expect to see on plenty more red carpets this year. 



With spring in sight, it’s the perfect time to pop out those sugary pastel hues. Amy Adams was the epitome of sophistication in her Versace gown complete with Tiffany & Co frosting.

Feeling inspired by Amy's look? Our springtime colour palette is awash with powder blue, blush pink and pastel lemon. Team it with some of our statement jewellery for maximum impact. 


Emma Stone proved that you can walk the red carpet without pulling out a gown by opting for a Lanvin jumpsuit. It’s a trend that we saw upon the catwalks last year, and is a classic piece that never fails to make an impact. 

Follow Emma’s fashion rules when opting for a party jumpsuit and keep your make-up neutral and forget the jewellery unless it’s simple. 


Statement making red dominated the Golden Globes with many a celeb hitting the catwalk in the bold hue. Amongst our favourites was Heidi Klums’ asymmetric gown with elegant ruching and simple sequins by Versace. She completed her look with matching red lips and bold Jimmy Choos. The perfect combination.


Now, red carpet style isn’t red carpet style without a handy clutch. This year, it mainly trended between sleek and compact envelope purses to chunky box clutches. For red carpet season, we’ll be coveting our beautiful Penny clutch complete with its handy front faux bow design that makes it extra stylish to carry. 

Which was your favourite Golden Globe look this year? Why not let us know by dropping a comment below or tweeting us @Fiorelli_Bags

Monday, 19 January 2015

#Fiorelli24Seven The Countdown Begins

From Tuesday 27th January, #Fiorelli24Seven is coming! We’ve compiled a contemporary edit of our current collection to demonstrate just how versatile our bags are.  



Each day of the week, we’ll be unveiling a beautiful bag that can be worn 24/7 – Perfect for any lifestyle whether it’s work or play!

You’ll just have to wait and see which of our stylish bags will feature. But we’ll let you in on one little secret, that as well as offering modern styling and great functionality, they’ll effortlessly work with this season’s key trends of whites, nudes, pastels, sports luxe, botanical prints and the 70’s revival vibe. Plus, you may also see some of your favourite bloggers styling up the bags too!



The only question that remains is which of the bags will you choose to rock 24/7? 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Superfoods To Try This Year

It’s that time of the year when we’re all talking detox foods and evoking upon health kicks and we’re opting to improve our well-being by the way of superfoods, which are packed with nutritional benefits that do everything from prevent diseases to keep your mind sharp.

So, let us introduce you to a few easy ways to incorporate superfoods into your daily diets that’ll have you reaping the benefits before you even know it.

Chia Seeds

Kick start your day by reaping the benefits of a superfood. Simply sprinkle a few chia seeds into your cereal et voilĂ  you’ve got a breakfast that’s rich in vitamins, protein, fibre, and essential omega-3 fatty acid that your body can’t produce alone. Health benefits? It’s great for the heart, land lowers both your cholesterol and blood pressure. 

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Avocados

If you’re dieting it’s easy to become afraid of eating fats but as long as you’re eating the right kinds of fats, in moderation of course, it’s fine. Opt for avocados which contain healthy monounsaturated fats that will also keep you feeling full and melt away unwanted belly fat. – Bonus!


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Nutritional Yeast

Make your salads a little tastier with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and its cheese like flavouring. It’s a rich source of vitamin B and protein which have made it a vegetarian’s go-to for years.


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Coconut Oil

This is probably one of the easiest superfoods to adopt because it’s so versatile to use as day to day you can switch from your regular butter or olive oil whilst cooking. It gives your energy levels and immune system a boost, which is perfect for beating those winter colds.
It can also be used in plenty of sweet recipes too. Why not beat the January blues and treat yourself to some homemade honey and almond granola? Here’s our superfood recipe:  

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Ingredients 
  • 1 cup of chopped almonds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tiny drop of almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Pour the oats, salt, and brown sugar into the bowl with the almonds and stir to combine.
  3. Put the honey and coconut oil into the microwave for 40 seconds, then stir in the vanilla and     almond extract.
  4. Coat the almond mixture with the honey mixture.
  5. Pour evenly onto a lined baking tray.
  6. Bake the oats for 5 minutes, stir, then bake for another 5 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool, then break into clusters and put into the fridge overnight to set. 

Do you have any good superfood recipes? Why not share with us by dropping a comment below? 


Thursday, 8 January 2015

How to Detox your Wardrobe

A new year can only mean one thing, a new wardrobe! - Well, kind of. The beginning of the year is the best time to detox your wardrobe, which doesn’t necessarily mean buying a bunch of new clothes but instead making the most of what you’ve got. So, follow our tips and get new year wardrobe ready with Fiorelli. 


Throw out the junk!
The first thing you should do whilst organising your wardrobes is remove anything that you’ve not worn for at least 16 months. Be it the wrong size that you’re realistically never going to fit back into or something that’s so out of fashion that it’ll never come back around again. Take them along to your local charity shop and let them become a much needed part of somebody else’s wardrobe.

Identify key staples
Everybody owns a few wardrobe staples and the key is to identify these so that the next time that you hit the shops and are about to buy something too similar, you won’t waste the cash. Instead you’ll opt for something that complements your staples and increases your outfit opportunities. 



Ask a friend
Sometimes it’s really hard to let go of an item that you’ve had for a long time, especially if you’ve never ceased the opportunity to wear it. So, why not seek a friend’s opinion? A good friend will be truly honest and let you know if that sale buy dress makes you look like a sack of potatoes. It may even suit them a lot better than yourself, and it could be a great opportunity to swap a few pieces with them too. 


Taking the time to cut down what’s currently inside your wardrobes does also present you with the opportunity to shop a few new season trends. Avoid impulse buys and opt for pieces that you can work into your wardrobes. Otherwise it’ll turn into another wardrobe filler that you’ll never use.

What new season trends are you most excited about? Why not drop us a tweet @Fiorelli_Bags and let us know, we might just be able to show you in the direction of the perfect new year bag! 

Friday, 2 January 2015

A new year, A New Year

A New Year is the perfect opportunity to detox, cleanse and start 2015 feeling fresh. 

We often put hard, unrealistic targets in place that are easy to give up, so this year the team at Fiorelli are giving you three easy tips to follow for feeling fabulous this year.



WE'RE JUICING 

A trend that started in LA and has now crossed the seas to the UK. This is not the 'fad' diet of solely juicing but there's no better way to start your day that that with a 'mean green' - our personal favourite of cucumber, kale, spinach, apple and pear. For those with a sweeter tooth try the 'Big apple' smoothie with apple, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry and cucumber. Juicing is a great way to triple your daily fruit and vegetable intake, plus this gives you a burst of morning energy letting you leave the espresso shot and start the year feeling a fresh. 



GET MOVING 

Find an exercise that you enjoy, but most importantly makes you feel good. Whether it's cycling to work, yoga classes, running or an intense bootcamp. After over-eating and one too many cocktails this Christmas try a cardio exercise as this will speed up your body's detoxification process. Exercising releases endorphins giving you a 'natural high' - the perfect start for a happy and  healthy New Year. 



CONQUER A FEAR

Do something that scares you, test yourself and live a little. Whenever you are presented with a choice, ask yourself which option you would prefer to have taken in ten years. This year have no regret, each day to it's fullest and you will more confident and drive in yourself. 


For a guide on a healthy, happy 2015 we have our Fiorelli favourite holistic lifestyle bloggers to follow on Instagram to get you inspired @deliciouslyella for healthy recipes, @calgaryavansino for a guide to ‘living well’, @mind_body_bowl and @fitnessontoast for both a food and fitness kid start.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

#FiorelliStyle: Winter Wardrobe Essentials

From the slouchy jumpers to the cosy coat, our top three Winter wardrobe essentials is sure to get you through the colder months. 

THE POLO NECK

 The team here at Fiorelli are all over the polo necks this season.  Whether you're wearing it cropped, fitted, slouchy or in a dress, you can't escape the lure of the perfect polo neck. 
We're currently loving the wide roll-necks, especially in muted neutral tones perfect for the season. Wear yours oversized and it's the perfect throw-over-jeans top, and will winter-nise any outfit.



BRING ON THE BOOTS

Whether it's heeled or flat, ankle or knee, black boots are timeless and they work with well almost every outfit. Our undeniably versatile favourite is the classic chelsea boots. Available in a variety of textures, heel lengths and shapes, they are comfortable, practical and uber-fashionable!   

THE BAG

An essential for any woman no matter the season. When it comes to winter, it's all about the big tote. From your umbrella, gloves and the occasionally spare socks to the hand moisturises. Like the boots, the classic black bag is aways on trend. This season is all about texture; giving a modern twist to classic styles. 



THE  OVERSIZED COAT 

This Winter, stay warm and on trend in the oversized coat.  Whether you opt for sheepskin or the perfect wool coat, the oversized coat is both cozy and stylish. We recommend muted tones yet again that can be teamed with polo neck, jeans and ankle boots for comfy LA winter chic.




Armed with these three winter essentials, go fourth and be fabulous! But be sure to send us your #FiorelliStyle images on Twitter and Instagram @Fiorelli_Bags

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Walk on the Wild side!

Animal print is a women's wardrobe staple piece that lives forever. We've seen it on catwalks with Givenchy, Chloe and many more taking a new and refreshing take on it. 

This season, leopard and snake print have taken on a more subdued yet impactful form. They’re small, quiet, and set against a backdrop of creamy white or light greys. It’s an elegant look that’s equally appropriate for work, weekend, or evening.

Looking to incorporate prints into your existing wardrobe? The team at Fiorelli are here to help you make that right choices.




When choosing your prints for the season, look for classic staple pieces that can be easily worn. Long coats, middle skirts and over-sized blouses are great way to subtly wear the trend. 


If you wish to add just a small dose of animal print to your look, opt for a classic, structured handbag to match with a neutral outfit. We have a gorgeous selection of animal print bags in a range of shapes and sizes, so whether you're wanting something as subtle as our Evelyn purse or big and bold like our Luella Grab we have the style for you!

L-R(Luella Grab, Mia Grab, Evelyn Purse, Selena Grab)
How will you be wearing your Animal prints this season? Share your images with us on Twitter and Instagram @Fiorelli_Bags