Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Summer Cocktail Inspiration

The current weather isn’t exactly screaming summer cocktails just yet but with another May bank holiday happening in just a matter of days, it’s perfect for experimenting with a little mixology. So, we’ve picked a few of our favourite cocktail recipes to share and advise you to always drink responsibly no matter how yummy they are!

Cucumber Lime Margaritas

We all love a Margarita but there’s no denying that they’re not the most waist friendly of cocktails, that’s why we especially love our skinny cucumber version. The cucumber taste means that there’s no need to add in any sugar.

Peel 2 cucumbers and pop them into your blender until it mixes into a thick juice, then separate the pulp from the juice with a strainer. Take a small (around 8 ounce glass) fill with ice and pour over 1 ½ ounces of silver tequila, 1 ½ ounces of fresh lime juice and 3 ounces of the cucumber juice. Make it look pretty with a few slices of cucumber garnish. 

Strawberry Gin Smash 

As more and more gin gardens are set to open up across the UK this summer, why not nail the trend ahead of the wave and try out our delicious strawberry gin cocktail recipe for yourself?

To serve around 8 people, simply mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 4 tablespoons of lime juice in a large pitcher, then slit the tips of 8 small strawberries and roll them gently in the juice for a few minutes. Pour in 2 cups of gin and 3 cups of soda, then add ice cubes and garnish to taste with a few sprigs of mint. 

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea 

If you’re a big tea fan, then make this recipe your go-to cocktail of choice. Take a quirky jar, mix together 2 ounces of peach preserves with 2 ounces of Bourbon, a dash of Aperol, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and pour over some ice. Fill to the top with some sweet tea and garnish with a lemon round and a sprig of thyme.

Why not share your favourite cocktails with us by getting in touch @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter? We’d love to try them out! 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Fiorelli's 2015 Festival Guide

Has watching all of the recent Coachella coverage got you thinking about hitting one of this summer’s festivals? There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to pick just one. So, be inspired by our pick of the most stylish.

Holi Festival 

The Festival of Colours is one like no other, inspired by the traditional Hindu festival Holi it combines a euphoric atmosphere with music and coloured powdered. Forget the traditional festival wear and opt for a white ensemble as you’ll create your own individual outfit thanks to the colour splashes.

The Festival is hitting London on 12th September this year but is also touring Europe if you fancy venturing further afield!

Field Day 

Taking place at London’s Victoria Park, Field Day lets alternative acts take centre stage, and is becoming the festival of choice for more and more people each year. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to go all out with the festival fashion as you enjoy live music, street style food and plenty of competitions.Taking place 6-7th June, it’s time to start thinking about your festival #FiorelliStyle already! 

Way Out West 

If you’re really into your fashion, then head to Sweden’s most stylish festival, Way Out West. Get ready to drool over attendees’ effortless style alongside Fashion Buyers who make this festival their first port of call for trend spotting. You can also expect great live music from both established and alternative artists such as Florence and the Machine or Ellie Goulding. So, book your tickets to Goteborg from 13-15 August and get ready to soak up some Scandi cool! 

Already snapped up your festival tickets for this summer’s events? Then let us know where you’ve chosen and don’t forget to tag us in your cool festival fashion pics @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter or Instagram. We can’t wait to see your festival #FiorelliStyle!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

#Fiorelli24Seven Summer has Launched

To celebrate summer, we’re launching a new #Fiorelli24Seven edit. Over the next few weeks we’ll be unveiling seven key summer bags that can be worn 24Seven! 

Plus, this time around, we’ve teamed up with the luxury self-tan and beauty brand For All My Eternity and we’ll also be teaching you how to achieve that perfect summer body to match your perfect summer bag. Ensuring that you’ll look your best 24/Seven! 

Some of our favourite influencers will also be helping us to unveil each of the new #Fiorelli24Seven styles. Not only will they be showing us how they’re styling up their bags for summer but they’ll also be testing out their favourite products from For All My Eternity’s current range.

So far, Beauty Blogger Rose from the Mixed Gem’s blog revealed her Meg shoulder in canvas mix with For All My Eternity’s Tan and Tone Cream, and their Tan Saving Shower Gel. Then, Lois from the BunniPunch blog (below) showed us her Rita tote in the St Tropez print after testing out For All My Eternity's Gradual 10 Tan lotion and Tan saving shower gel. 

To celebrate our campaign, we’ll be offering the choice between two free For All My Eternity beauty products with all #Fiorelli24Seven purchases. 

Choose between the Lemongrass, Bergamot & Mandarin Body Wash, created from pure essential oils to awaken the senses whilst softening and hydrating the skin. Or a Gradual 10 Self-Tanner, a luxurious lotion that can be used every day to achieve soft, subtle, sun-kissed radiance and extend your existing tan. 

We hope that you’re excited to discover the rest of our style reveals and see which of your favourite bloggers that we’ve teamed up with.

Why not get in on the #Fiorelli24Seven fun by tagging us in your new summer purchases @fiorelli_bags on Twitter or Instagram?

Monday, 20 April 2015

Go Behind the Scenes at the #FiorlelliAW15 Press Day

We know that you love a sneak peek at our upcoming collections before they launch, so we hope that your enjoyed our #FiorelliAW15 press day coverage last week?

We made the Luxurious Westbury hotel our home from home for two days as we showcased our gorgeous new season #FiorelliStyle to the press and some of our favourite bloggers. 

As always the collection is all about the bag, modern yet beautiful to own with inspiration being derived from both the catwalks and our favourite designer trends balanced with the need to create a perfectly functional bag. 

The colour palette is a well balanced mix of classic shades and new fashion brights, with colour blocking also remaining an important trend for us. This time around we’ve opted for a bold statement of two colours back to back or more complex combinations with three colours working well together. 

The print trend has evolved this season to experiment with various themes of print animal textures, feathers and florals, placement and random. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching six different prints for AW15! 

We’re constantly hard at work developing pieces that we think you’d love which often involves incorporating your ideas into our collections. We’ve listened to your suggestions of incorporating watches into our collections too! So, get ready to match your watches to your handbags with our matching prints this AW15. 

Our statement jewellery is packing a punch next season too. Featuring matching necklace and earring combinations that’ll add the perfect finishing touches to your Christmas parties later in the year! 

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our sneak peeks, and would love to hear if you had any favourite pieces? Simply drop us a comment below. Don’t forget that in the meantime, you can shop our latest arrivals here. We can’t wait to see your new season #FiorelliStyle! 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Go Behind the Scenes at our Fiorelli X Marios Schwab Insta-Meet

Loved by stars like Zoe Saldana and Emily Blunt, Marios Schwab is renowned for his outstanding contribution to British women's wear. This September, he will be launching a limited edition capsule collection with Fiorelli Bags. The collection brings together Marios' eye for strong feminine lines and contrasting textures with Fiorelli's high quality and affordable price points.

To celebrate our exciting new collaboration, we invited four of our favourite bloggers down to the Ham Yard Hotel, for an exclusive breakfast and preview of the collection. There were plenty of nibbles and lots of exciting conversations. 

Andreea of Dreaming of Chanel, Elena of Eileen Cuisine, Hayley of Frock Me I'm Famous and Made in Chelsea actress and blogger Olivia New-Man Young were all in attendance to interview Marios and find out the inspiration behind the collection.

Recognise anyone you know?

We of course couldn't go without sharing this exclusive preview with our Fiorelli fans also!

We are so excited for the launch in September! To see more from the Insta-Meet, search #MSxFiorelli on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Discover our Favourite SS15 #FiorelliStyle

A new season means it’s time to introduce some new #FiorelliStyle into your wardrobes, and for S/S 15 our collection has never looked better. Classic shapes are revisited with an emphasis on feature details and colour, and just like always, our styles are as functional as they are beautiful!

Let us share a few of our favourite pieces from our new collection with you, and let the spring style inspiration flow.

The Mia Grab Reinvented 

We’ve added several new colour options to our bestselling Mia grab this season, and we have to admit that its nautical transformation is a firm favourite amongst the girls at Fiorelli HQ.

Channel Riviera chic as spring evolves by opting for a colour palette in a choice of navy, red and white, or clash against a traditional Breton stripe style combo.

This Season’s Hottest Print 

Pattern clashing is key for us this season as our main print is a fusion of stripes, a botanical print and block colour. Our Libby frame clutch wears this trend perfectly with the added option of a detachable strap transforming it from a functional crossbody bag into a stylish clutch. Perfect for incorporating into your spring outfits be it night or day.

The Getaway Tote

For most of us, spring also means that it’s time to book a cheeky getaway and our Rita tote makes for the perfect travel companion. Rock the holiday feeling Riviera and St Tropez prints or opt for fail safe nautical cream.

Plus, its zipped compartment is also detachable, which means that it can double up as chic slimline clutch. We think of everything! Now all’s that’s left to worry about is which jewellery you’ll style it up with.

Have you got a favourite piece in our S/S 15 collection? Tweet us your faves @Fiorelli_Bags, and let us know how you’ll be styling them up for spring.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Mother's Day Gifting Ideas

It's coming up to that time of year when we show that special woman in our lives just how much they mean to us. Finding the right gift year after year can be a little tricky however, so the team at Fiorelli has put together a list of Mother's Day treats for all budgets. 

Sometimes the simplest of gifts are the best. 

Unleash your creative juices by creating bespoke and personalised skin care products using simple ingredients found in your kitchen. What we love most about these gifts is how cost effective they are.

Why not give an assortment of whipped body butters, bath salts and body scrubs. The internet is full of easy recipes for all skill sets. If we can do it - so can you! 

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Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub
  • ½ Cup. Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup. White Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 Tbs. Grapefruit Juice
  • 10 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 25 drops Grapefruit Oil
  • ¼ t. Beet Juice(optional-for color)

  1. Place the firm coconut oil and white sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix together on low speed until a thick paste is formed. 
  2. Add the grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, peppermint and grapefruit oil, and beet juice if desired, to the mixture. Mix on low until it's incorporated and then turn the speed up to medium for about 20 seconds, or until mixture is well blended and fluffy. 
  3. Store in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator.


You've heard the saying before and it is absolutely true! When it comes to women, you can't go wrong with jewellery. From understated chic to bold and outspoken, there's a style for everyone. 

With Spring on the horizon, floral jewellery in rose and light gold make the perfect gift. Our Sienna statement necklace combines both the floral and pastel trends in a beautiful piece that can be worn both day and night. 

Spa Weekend 
Escape to serenity!

If you're looking to really splash out this Mother's Day, why not book a wonderful spa weekend away. Whether you're a city breaker or countryside escaper, the options are endless. 

Our top London Spa would have to be the Mandarin Hotel.  Offering a wide range of treatments, and facilities, we just can't get enough.

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What was the best Mother's Day gift that you've ever received or given? Share with us @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter.