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 

#FiorelliTravels: Postcards From Budapest

To celebrate our Mia grab in black cut out coming back into stock, we thought it’d be the perfect time to share some more of our #FiorelliTravels with you. In early autumn our Graphic Designer Heather hit Budapest for a long weekend of sightseeing with the Mia. Read on for a sneak peek at her holiday snaps! 

Budapest is the biggest city in Hungary as it combines the two former cities Buda on the west bank and Pest on the East. Joined by the river Danube, it’s a melting pot of beautiful sights with its numerous grand palaces and natural beauty, which makes a great holiday any time of the year. 

Plus for those of you who need to get your shopping fix, there are plenty of boutiques scattered throughout its centre. Well, it’s always nice to visit a new country and bring back a souvenir in the form of new clothing. 

It’s easy to stroll around Budapest for hours, and we decided to climb the grand Gellért Hill to visit its Liberty Statue, and most importantly to look down at the cityscape and ensure that we captured some lovely holiday snaps. 

As the temperature drops, our just-gone summer wardrobe now feels like a dream but we hope that you've enjoyed seeing how we styled the Mia grab upon our travels. The black cut out is a style that easily transcends the seasons and would make a great addition to your winter wardrobes too. Team with a chunky knit and statement boots for an easy winter look.  

Our iPhones were almost never out of camera mode as we were spoilt for choice with the city’s varying architecture. One of our favourites was the Parliament building, the biggest of its style in Budapest and the best for taking great holiday snaps! 

Where have you been taking your Fiorelli bags this year? We’d love to see your #FiorelliTravels, so why not tag your stylish snaps @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter or Instagram

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

New Year's Eve Inspiration

With Christmas already so close, it’s time to get your New Year’s Eves plans sorted. Tickets to the most sought after events will already be pretty much sold out but fear not as we've got plenty of ideas for you.

Family Eve

If your little ones can’t quite keep their eyes open until Midnight, then why not make a day of it instead? There are festive ice rinks to enjoy throughout the country or head to the theatre for a fun afternoon out. Plus, it’s always fun to come up with some new year’s resolutions. A tip is to set yourself fun goals like baking something new each month rather than devising restricting ones. The kids will love it! 

Romantic Eve

Staying in is the new going out, or at least that’s what we try to convince ourselves anyway! Spending a New Year’s Eve chez toi however can often be a great alternative to braving the queues and typical rainy British weather. Nothing beats a relaxing spot of home cooking and sipping some champagne as the clock strikes 12. 

Or if your mind’s set on heading out and you’re London based, then choose from one of its many restaurants. Opting for one with a great view of the city also means that you’ll get the perfect romantic view of the Midnight fireworks too. 

Singles Eve
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If you’re not loved up, then no doubt you’ll be spending the occasion amidst friends. If you’re not attending a house party, then head to a club for the countdown. Nothing beats the atmosphere and there are plenty of different dedicated club nights for all tastes. From Manchester’s Twisted Wonderland 14 hour party special for the hard core to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party for the more traditional. 

Where will you be doing the countdown this time around? Let us know by dropping a comment below. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

It's Party Season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it's about time you get your cocktails ready and Christmas party outfit sorted. 

We've put together a guide on how to make that grand entrance and keep all eyes on you. Whether you like to turn up the glitz and glamour or subtly captivate a room, the Fiorelli ladies have you covered. 

Cloe Faux Fur Clutch

Heading out with girls? When in doubt opt for sequins..  Christmas party season is certainly the perfect time to bring the glam. This on trend style will you give you the fun, festive look you'll need to stay dancing all night long.  Complement with your favourite leather jacket, black pencil skirt and accessorise with our Chloe clutch to add some 'edge' your look.

Reece Clutch

For a more sophisticated and opulent take for an office Christmas event, stick with bold statement pieces and incorporate textures; golds and creams tones are perfect for achieving this look. Stick with this season's key trend 'the cape' - it's a great way to not only keep the cold winter night air away but to look classically stylish. Finish off the Christmas party look, with our Reece clutch in monochrome paired with a rich lace midi dress and a pair of killer heels. If you're struggling with outfits and Christmas presents are slowly drying out your bank account, keep it simple this year and accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! We've put together our top clutch bags to be added to any black dress or trouser suit to transform your look ready to party! Visit to find your perfect accessory today.

L-R(Turner Flapover, Cloe Frame, Rose Frame, Yasmin Flapover)

What are some of your tips to achieving the perfect party look this Christmas? Send your tips and images to us at @Fiorelli_Bags.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

How to Be a Secret Santa Queen

Secret Santa has become part and parcel of the festive period with offices, families and close knit friends all joining in the fun. The budget is usually minimal with a focus on light hearted, amusing gifts. But what happens when you don’t know what to buy Julie in HR or your brother’s girlfriend? Be a Secret Santa queen this year by following our tips and recommendations.

Our Tips:

Avoid playing it too safe
The simple answer to every gift conundrum is safe choices such as confectionary and mugs. Resist the urge to buy your Secret Santa food unless it’s something special like artisan chocolate or luxurious coffee. If you choose a mundane gift the recipient is unlikely to get excited about it and this will show a distinct lack of effort on your part.

Use social media to your advantage
The great thing about befriending everyone from your cousin to your co-worker on social platforms is it makes knowing what they like and dislike a lot easier. If Helen from accounts has tweeted about the latest season of Mad Men, consider buying her some memorabilia from the show. Similarly, if your cousin publishes an Instagram snap of her growing nail varnish collection, use it as an opportunity for a beauty haul.

Be careful with risqué gifts
Although it may be tempting to buy your flirty friend a novelty t-shirt detailing her conquests, she might not find it so amusing. The trouble with risqué gifts is that there’s not much use for them beyond the initial giving period. Find a practical gift that also ticks the in-jokes box and everyone will be a winner.

Secret Santa gift ideas for women

In our opinion all good Secret Santa gifts include something chic. From a secret weapon lipstick that will see you through the festive period to sassy art prints that liven up the walls, we’ve put together a virtual wish list of gifts we’d love to receive.

For an extra special gesture, the Fiorelli Layla satchel is a showstopper. Eye-catching and festive, this stylish companion will keep your possessions safe into the New Year and beyond. 

What’s the best Secret Santa gift you’ve ever received? Let us know by tweeting us @Fiorelli_Bags or leaving us a comment below.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Winter Make-Up Ideas

The cold season calls for a cosmetic shake-up. Out with the pastel nail polish, in with the sultry lipstick. Mix up your make-up for winter and conquer that smokey eye once and for all. Allow team Fiorelli to lead the way. As if we needed an excuse for a beauty haul…

Perfecting the smokey eye

The smokey eye is a winter classic and one we’ve always assumed is best left in the hands of trained MUA’s. But it turns out you don’t have to be Tanya Burr to nail the sultry shadow. We’ve discovered an easy way to perfect the look.

You’ll need:
-Creamy concealer
-Pressed powder
-Black kohl pencil
-Dark shade eye palette
-Blending brush
-Dramatic mascara

  1. Apply a small amount of concealer or primer to your eyelid. This gives your eye shadow a base to stick to. Next apply a pressed powder to the area to avoid creasing later on.
  2. Taking a black kohl pencil (better for smudging) draw a clean line from the inner corner of your eyelid to the outer. Repeat the same motion with the lower eyelid. Use a blending brush to smudge the liner or if you don’t have one on hand use a cotton tip instead.
  3. Now it’s time to start shadowing. Starting with the lightest eyeshade, sweep the shadow over your entire eyelid. Next take the medium and sweep it half way across. Finally take the darkest shade and sweep it into the outer corner to create that truly smokey effect.
  4. If you want an extra dramatic look you can also apply eye shadow underneath the bottom eyelid. 
  5. Use your blending brush or cotton tip and lightly blend the look together so that the colour fade appears more natural.
  6. Apply several layers of thick mascara and you’re ready to go.
Winter Lipstick

During the winter our sun-deprived skin appears paler and it’s the deep lipsticks against fair matted skin which really make an impact. Avoid looking like Morticia Addams by balancing a dark lip with kohl-free eyes. Colour wise we recommended deep plums, bright purples and rich reds.

Mac rebel is a strong shade option for those who want to try out a darker colour without going all out gothic. The bright purple shade is glossy and suits a myriad of skin tones. We suggest pairing with Mac rebel lipglass and a strong lipbalm to keep chapped lips at bay.

Dark lipstick can lead to noticeable cracks appearing in dry lips, counteract this with an industrial strength balm such as Lanolips multi-purpose balm which will smooth out the most moisture deprived lips.

Festive Nails

‘Tis the season to dunk your nails in a pot of glitter and emerge all sparkly, festive and chic. Festive nails thrive on glitter, but to avoid veering towards tacky tinsel city we recommend this feature nail idea from beauty blogger Gh0stparties. Simply apply a coat of your favourite winter polish to all nails and once dry apply glitter to the nail of your choice. It couldn’t be easier and the results are ultra-stylish.

What are your fail-safe winter make-up tips? Share your beauty secrets with us by leaving a comment below or tweeting us @Fiorelli_Bags.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

#FiorelliTakeover For SS15 Collection

Last week, we held a press day at The Westbury Hotel Mayfair to debut our SS15 collection. As part of the press day, we invited three of our favourite bloggers to do a #FiorelliTakerover and share sneak peeks of the new collection with you all.

Andreea of Dreaming of Chanel and Becca of Fashion Train took over our Twitter and Instagram pages on Wednesday and Thursday, sharing their favourite pieces from the collection, along with how they would style their favourites.

On Thursday we had blogger Rebecca Roberts come down and interview the team behind Fiorelli and the inspiration for the new collection.

If you missed all the amazing images that were shared on both Twitter and Instagram, then we have you covered.

SS15 Sneak Peek

Monochrome Love!

Blogger Dreaming of Chanel

Which bag would you choose?

Textures and Prints

Blogger Elena of Eileen Cuisine with her favourite pieces from SS15

Sushi lunch at press day

Blogger Rebecca Roberts filming an OOTD

Pastels and Neutrals 
Our marketing coordinator with her favourite SS15 bag

To see more of our great press day coverage and an inside look at of our SS15 collection, check out #FiorelliTakeover. Be sure to tweet us with your favourite bags @Fiorelli_Bags