Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The World's Best Spas

It’s that awkward time of the year when there’s not a lot going on, and your summer holiday is still too far away to get excited about. So, why not give yourself something to look forward to and head off on a spa break?


For those of you who are really looking to splash the cash, then make a tropical destination like Bali your first port of call. The Como Shambhala estate is perfect for escaping away from it all and evoking upon a true detox. They cover everything from your dietary and exercise needs to your general well-being, and even have a resident yoga teacher. Hello dream job!

Often described as nothing short of an oasis dedicated to well-being and intense relaxation, they boast a list of unique treatments and beauty rituals that use nothing less than 100% natural products. Soak up its true Moroccan style whilst sipping traditional mint tea and treating yourself to a local pastry or ten!

Forget the UK spas, though and go that extra mile by splashing out on a trip abroad. Get ready to be inspired by our top picks!

Como Shambhala Bali



Fortina Spa Resort Malta


Overlooking the waters’ edge in the heart of Sliema, the Fortina Spa Resort is referred to as one of Malta’s leading destinations, and boasts an all around the world theme which allows you to sample everything from international cuisines to worldwide treatments in its spa. Get active and try out an aqua aerobics class or treat yourself to a special wrap or scrub. It’s such a specialised resort that they even offer treatments like botox or fillers!

Le Bains de Marrakech



We hope you’re feeling inspired by our international spa tips and would love to hear if you have any recommendations? Why not tweet us @Fiorelli_Bags and let us know where you’ve been treating your Fiorelli bags to a relaxing getaway. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Fiorelli's #LFW A/W15 Edit

There's nothing more exciting for us than Fashion Week! From New York to London and Milan, fashion fever spread like wild fire. We must say, the atmosphere is unbeatable!   

So, with that in mind, we bring you our favourite trends in both beauty and fashion.

#BackStageBeauty

One place to find all of the best news on emerging beauty trends for autumn/winter 2015 is backstage before the models step out onto the catwalk and the show begins.

Some say it's an art to create effortless looking make-up. The 'Natural Look' was a huge hit at Prada; subtle eye shadow, nude lips and a light coat of mascara. An alternative to this look as seen at the Giles show; bare lashes, Gothic black lips and and contoured eyes.

Lastly, our favourite beauty trend returns and we couldn't be happier. The strong brow or as some like to call it, the 'power brow' was all over the Christopher Kane show. This look is easy to achieve using a brow powder and set combo. Now is the time to say no to over plucking! 
Image source (Vogue)

Clothing 

Strong prints and simple black are undoubtedly two classic trends that are reinvented season after season and each time it gets better. We fell in love with Hakaan Yildirim's interpretation of feminine sexuality on the final day of Fashion Week.  A bold, strong shape and sexy lines in black? We think that might be the perfect marriage in clothing.

Finally, the Tata Naka show was full of contrasting prints, textures and colours. The attention to detail in the collection was undeniable; a truly unique collection.


Image Source (Hakaan Yildiri)
Image Source (Tata Naka)

Did you attend #LFW? Let us know your favourite A/W trends by tweeting us @Fiorelli_Bags or leaving us a comment below.

Scandinavian Chic: Achieving the minimalist look

Fashion month always gets us in the mood for a wardrobe overall and whilst we’ve been watching the new AW15 trends prevail around the world’s most stylish capitals, it’s that enviable Scandi style that’s caught our eye.



Want to emulate that effortless, just stepped out of bed Scandinavian look too? Then, follow our top tips and invest in the staples that’ll have you looking Scandi-cool in no time.

The Colour Palette




Monochromatic hues are synonymous with classic Nordic style as a simple pairing of black and white is the easiest way to capture a minimalistic feel. Opt for staple pair of black leather trousers, a boxy white top and complement further with a pair of white heels.

Flats 


If you‘re trying to master true Scandinavian feeling dressing, then a pair of flats are a must. They quite possibly became a Scandi wardrobe staple due to all of their cobbled roads making a pair of heels an almost impossible choice but somehow they’ve managed to make them cool. They’ve taught us that we don’t have to finish our outfits with a pair of heels to infuse our looks with an air of cool!

Borrow from the boys 




Nordic style is famous for its androgynous vibe; be it the girls borrowing oversized or tailored pieces from the boys, or the boys mixing up their outfits with a feminine touch. Team a pair of tailored trousers with a shirt and oversized coat to get the look, and who knows maybe you can even raid your boyfriend’s wardrobe rather than splash out on something new.

Feeling inspired by our tips? Why not tweet us a picture of how you’ve been styling up your Fiorelli bags Scandi style by tweeting us your pics @Fiorelli_Bags?  We can’t wait to see.




Friday, 20 February 2015

Our Pick of the Most Exciting Female Entrepreneurs

If you've got an exciting new business idea and have secretly been harbouring a dream to go it alone for some time, then sometimes all’s you need is a little inspiration to take the plunge. So, why not be inspired by our pick of the most exciting female entrepreneurs? 


Sophia Amoruso


Not many people go from college drop out to founder and CEO of a multi-million pound company, and all before even turning 30! That’s why Sophia’s story is so inspiring, she proves that academia isn’t the only way to success if you have passion for what you love and are prepared to work hard.

Sophia is of course the founder of the US fashion brand Nasty Gal, which started out as a simple online eBay vintage store. She has even written the book #GirlBoss about her path to success which is a must read for any aspiring entrepreneurs. 

Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish 


This pair of entrepreneurs started their gift website Not On The Highstreet from the comfort of their own kitchen table when the two friends were inspired to create a virtual quirky shopping destination inspired by areas like Brighton’s lanes.

Their site makes it easy to buy a unique gift without having to leave your house and track down a quirky boutique. It’s the kind of idea that’s got genius written all over it, and has helped to turn their venture into a multi-million pound success! 

Michelle Mone 

One of the most famous female entrepreneurs around is Scottish Michelle Mone who’s famed for revolutionising lingerie. Inspired by attending a party in an ill-fitting bra she evoked upon the challenge of creating one that was comfortable enough to dance the night away in, and from that idea Ultimo was eventually born.

It’s really inspiring to think that despite her humble beginnings, she’s taken a simple idea put in a lot of hard work and is now a multi-millionaire because of it!

Maybe you have a female entrepreneur who inspires you that we haven't mentioned? Then, let us know by dropping us a tweet @fiorelli_bags


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Dine Out This Valentine's Day With Our Dinner Date Ideas.

If you've left your Valentine’s plans to the last minute and are eagerly trying to find the perfect restaurant, then read on and let us share a few of our date perfect restaurants with you – whatever the budget! 

Splash Out!


For some, Valentine’s is a big deal which means no expense spared, so only the finest restaurant will do. There are plenty of fancy restaurants in London to choose from and one of our favourites is Fera at Claridge’s.
The Michelin awarded restaurant is inspired by the constant changing seasons, which means that its à la carte menu also continuously changes depending upon what’s in season. Boasting the perfect fusion between creativity and organic delights, opt for a tasting menu comprising of 6 courses for £95 to ensure a little sample of their best picks currently on offer. 

The Go-To 


Although London’s relatively new Portland restaurant is ran by a team of highly experienced chefs, its price points won’t break the bank as there’s currently no main costing more than £20.

Expect dishes such as succulent wild bass or game, or you can even choose between three different set menus depending upon your budget. Plus, they also offer a select yet changing assortment of desserts that no girl can refuse on a special occasion. We’re a warm almond pithivier, please. 

On a Budget


If you think that the most romantic restaurants in London don’t involve dining on a shoe string, you better think again. Now, of course we’re not directing you by way of your local greasy spoon but it’s true that it’s not necessarily the location but rather the company.

If you’re dining out on a budget and wanting a change from your usual mainstream bargain chains, then we’d recommend a trip to the Breakfast Club. Yes, it offers just around about everything Breakfast related throughout the day but it also serves up classic comfort food in the form of burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and warm chocolate brownies, or save those calories with a healthy salad. Nothing on the menu costs more than around £12.50, and all whilst soaking up the fun of this 80’s theme diner. 

Where will you be heading on Valentine's day? Why not tweet us @Fiorelli_Bags?! 


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

How To Ace the Office Style Stakes

We often neglect our workwear wardrobes by favouring our weekend attire instead but in reality we spend a lot more time in our office clothes than anything else. So, why not up your work fashion game by following our simple tips?

The Top


The key is to create an outfit that keeps you on trend yet still lets people take you seriously. You don’t have to opt for a white blouse just because you’re off to the office, so don’t be afraid to dabble with a palette of colours as you can always tone it down with your bottom half.

Remember that it’s the small details that can transform an otherwise boring outfit, so think contrast collars and statement necklaces to effortlessly infuse a touch of cool.

The Skirt


Finding the right skirt for work can be a tough one. You’re going to raise a few eyebrows if it’s too short or you’re going to roll up looking all Andy from the Devil Wears Prada if it’s too long and frumpy.

A-line skirts are still a big trend thanks to the Burberry catwalks and perfectly work appropriate. Simply choose between a below or above the knee style depending upon your silhouette, and experiment with different textures to set you apart from your straight laced colleagues.

The Bag  

Image: Bag 


The best style of work bag keeps all of your must have essentials nice and tidy yet helps to transcend your look from day to night. Who doesn’t love investing in a style that’s versatile enough for a multitude of occasions?

If you’re looking for a bag that’ll suit your needs whatever the hour, then keep your eyes on our #Fiorelli24Seven capsule collection for some outfit inspiration be it for work or play.
What are your favourite workwear tips? Why not share them with us by dropping a comment below or tweeting us at @fiorelli_bags

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