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FNO: Snap Fashion style

We are recovering from Fashion Night Out and what a night it was. We were lucky to be invited to Vogue and Mulberry’s amazing private party and yes there were celebs, designers, delicious cocktails, cute crowns and a chance to see the new AW12 collection, including the luscious Lana bag. I was completely star struck to meet Christopher Kane and Vogue’s Editor Alexandra Schulman, who are two of my fashion heroes. It was also lovely to chat to some of our favourite bloggers and tell them about our impending launch…it’s tomorrow, so if you have an iPhone get seriously excited!

While mingling with fashion’s great and the good, it was amazing to see how far our little team has come in the first year of its existence. Our app and website is about to launch and change the way people shop, we’ve won awards and got investment and we’ve met some of our fashion idols. We feel incredibly lucky and excited about the future. It’s such a cliché but the past year has been such an adventure and an incredible journey (without the lost cats and dogs).

So, this FNO was a little different to last year where we tested the majority of Bond Street’s FNO cocktails and ran around like crazy! But of course we had lots of fun. Our lovely PR queen Izzy was chief celeb spotter and raved about the pomegranate cocktails at Tiffanys, our CEO Jenny took some great pics of new Mulberry products and demoed our app to some amazing people, I discovered Bubble Tea (I think) at Louis Vuitton and shook Christopher Kane’s hand. I might not wash again – kidding.

Have you got any good FNO stories to share?

Snap Fashion’s Izzy and Jenny

Christopher Kane

Eddie Campbell and Pixie Geldof at Mulberry

Bag crush

Pics: Us and Vogue

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Fifi Lapin iPhone cases

Snap Fashion is launching its iPhone app TOMORROW…(iPhones at the ready!) You’ll be able to search for clothes by taking photos or using images from magazines and buy clothes direct from over 100 fashion retailers -yes, we do spoil you! So it seems apt (or app-t) to point out some awesome cases for you.

Sure, there are the designer big-guns, but for serious fashion brownie points without spending more than £35, we love Weston, exclusively at Net-a-Porter and a great company called Iconemesis, which produces loads of cute covers from young designers, including my Fifi Lapin favourites for £25!

I’ve just got one – the service was great and the case is good quality…plus, there is 20% off at the moment. There are so many amazing designs (lots of the designers work for fashion companies like Urban Outfitters and Nike plus cool magazines) and it’s nice to support individuals.

My new Fifi Lapin ‘cupcake’ iphone case (can’t stop showing it to people!)

Fifi and her friend Stella

Stylish ‘feathers’ design by Cat Sims

Super cute blue tiger pattern by Karin Soderquest

Minimalist statement cuff for £15

Occasionally a high street accessory comes around that looks totally high-end designer and maked your friends go ‘wow’. May we introduce to you, StylistPick’s Svana cuff.

It comes in three natural colours and is made of real leather and metal – perfect for that celine-esque minimalism. Best of all, it is only £15 and won’t make annoying jangley noises or go for walks up your arm.

Is this the most expensive paper bag ever?

We’ve read so many articles in recent times about the death of the ‘IT bag’ and how ‘label fever’ and being branded with designer labels all over your outfit is so passé. Most recessionista fastionistas opted for discrete logos and plain handbags but now there is a strange new hybrid on the block- the labelled minimalist paper bag.

Jil Sander is selling a coated paper bag for £185 as part of its AW12 menswear collection. We agree that it’s the best looking paper bag we’ve seen recently but does it justify its pricetag? Well, it would appear that some men think so as it has sold out from stockist LN-CC.

Now this is no ordinary paper bag. Oh no. It boasts visible stitched seams and two metal eyelets at the bottom, according to Vogue. As well as the Jil Sander name – obvs. They say there’s a fine line between madness and genius…what do you think?

Pic: Vogue

Beauty blast: Andy Warhol x Nars + the ultimate designer drop

OMG this week has seen four of the most amazing beauty collaborations of late. We’ll slow down and breathe…the excitement in the Snap office is palpable! Here’s part one…

1)    Nars x Andy Warhol

We have been obsessed with Andy Warhol’s art forever and one of our favourites is that portrait of Elizabeth Taylor with the punchy green eyeshadow. And now, we can paint our own faces with a collection from Nars inspired by the great pop artists’s prints. Hurray! One of our favourite pieces from the collection is the Warhol monochrome eyeshadow palate- but is it too pretty to use…is  it itself a work of art?!

(P.S. the pics came out this week but the collection drops on 1 November)

Palette £39.50 from the NARS Silver factory collection

Super perky ‘Beautiful Darling’ collection £34.50

Lust-have cosmetic bags comes with collection

The colourful option. Portrait palette £39.50

2)    Carine Roitfeld for MAC

One for sexy senoritas. This looks like a super chic way of updating old make-up bag favouites as the collection is based on Carine’s chic and smudy signature eyes- or as she puts it, ‘tired sexy’. Now we can rock the tired look, but this Mac launch might help with the other bit and OMG there’s a video!

There are 21 pieces to collect (and you can justify a few as they are smoky staples) but as with all Mac collections you better catch them while you can.

Carine says: “Beauty is about a small accident, it is not totally perfect. Sometimes bad things are the more beautiful things. So when you wake up and you haven’t taken off your mascara and you look a bit tired, but tired sexy – this is what I like.”

Pics: Vogue and MAC via YouTube.

Miu Miu’s new shoes: Are we over glitter yet?

You know how much we LOVED Miu Miu’s glitter boots of last year and those Wizard of Oz-esque court shoes? Well now their Mary Jane shoes have got some spangle too. The question is have we had enough yet or is there no such thing as too much sparkle?

Pics: Miu Miu via Nylon.

Garance Doré for Kate Spade

Collaboration crush alert! One of our favourite style bloggers Garance Doré has teamed up with super chic and playful label Kate Spade and it’s a match made in heaven.

The collection features her adorable illustrations (chic Parisian scenes such as women sipping cocktails) on a selection of Kate Spade dresses, blouses and *squee* accessories. The cutesiness of the prints is matched by fun slogan tops that will improve your French as well as boost your style credentials. Perfect outfits for summer, non?

Garance told The Telegraph: “This collaboration has made me want to explore fashion a bit more. Kate Spade really know what they are doing and helped me pick the characters for the prints and how to position them – it’s harder than it looks.”

Interestingly she brushed the prospect of her own line aside for now and says she prefers to focus on her current loves, including her blog – phew!

Reminds us a little of Moschino?

More!

Great idea! We love the Kate Spade shop in Covent Garden

Pics: Us + The Telegraph

Snatcha Satchel

From battered boho festival favourites to practical luxe cases and neon fashion fads, the satchel never dies. We’re big fans of Brit brand The Cambridge Satchel Company and would readily covet a high end Proenza Schouler PS1…or anything of Rebecca Minkoff’s sexy studded satchel range. But for the budget (and style) conscious, Gap is doing beautifully soft leather mini satchels in teal, mustard and hot pink…for just £39.99. Crazy right?

Gap bargain!

Classic. Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Satchel Bag £110

Beautiful Vanessa Bruno Athe Blue Fabric Satchel Bag £297

Boden satchel £99

HOT pink!

The ultimate. Love you Proenza

Camridge Satchel in matte pink £100

Beloved natural PS1…The Coveteur has soooo many

LFW: Sunglasses drop

LFW seems like an eternity ago but we saved up some snaps of sunglasses to show you in the sunnier weather. Yes they are AW12 collection but we bet you want them NOW!

Olympics: inspiration for sandals

Let’s take a break from London 2012 and go old skool – like, REALLY old skool. Think ancient Greece and mythical heroes…or even Disney’s Hercules! Are these the coolest gladiator sandals EVER?!

Ikaria metallic leather wing sandals £130 from Net-a-Porter

Disney’s Hercules

Flying high

The orignial Hermes (mythical hero of handbags)

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