Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Fiorelli's Style Resolutions

With the new year upon us in a matter of hours, it’s time to make a change. A new year is a good time to update your look, but you don’t always have to start from scratch. We’ve picked our top 5 style resolutions to refresh your wardrobe in a snap.

1. Wear more power prints
2014 is set to be the year of the print - with the likes of Mary Katranzou and Henry Holland leading the way for graphic designs on the SS14 runways, there’s no better time to follow suit. Fall in line with ethereal prints with our winter floral designs, or go bold and strong with head-turning leopard. Our tip? Let the print do the talking and keep the shape accessory and the rest of your style minimal. Our mini Harper grab bag is the perfect way to work the look and make a style statement without overpowering the whole outfit. 

2. Find any time to shine
Jewellery is a quick and easy way to update any look and take your style from day to night.   Choose bold statement necklaces to add a modern twist to a plain t-shirt for an instant cool factor. For a more elegant look, delicate drop-down earrings worn with a low, loose bun will give you effortlessly chic style to take you straight from drinks to dinner. With a whole host of treasures in our latest jewellery collection, choosing your new sparkling personality is easier than ever!

3. Stay chic at the weekend
Though it may be tempting to kick back at the weekend, we have a simple solution to keep your style looking pulled together at all times with our Agyness tote bag for perfect laid-back style. Big enough to carry your off-duty essentials and ideal for day-trips, this chic tote will be your companion for weekends to come.

4. Give your make-up bag a makeover
As we move into January, it’s time to detox as party season is well and truly over. If you can’t bear to see your favourite clutch bag make its way to the back of the wardrobe, give it pride of place on your dressing table as your new make-up bag. The perfect size for our beauty must-haves, we’re following Electra Formosa’s lead and using our silver Juliet clutch as a make-up pouch both at home and to slip inside our handbags this January. 

5. Dress to impress, especially at work
If you’ve enjoyed time off during the Christmas holidays then the sound of your alarm clock will be even more dreaded than ever. Put a spring back in your step with office-ready style you can’t wait to wear, and give your workwear wardrobe a breath of fresh air. Our Harper laptop portfolio is the perfect size to carry gadgets and documents, while our spacious Paris tote says a look that means business. Whatever your work style, always tote it with confidence and get ready to get ahead in 2014!

What are your new year’s style resolutions? Tweet to tell us or show us your new look for the new year on Instagram at @Fiorelli_Bags

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Fiorelli's Christmas Eve Beauty Inspirartion

Christmas Eve is finally here and that means one thing - it’s time to celebrate! We’ve chosen our outfits and our handbags and heels are all lined up but we’ve got one thing left to decide on: our make up! 

With so many gorgeous beauty trends hitting the the runways and the red carpets this year, we really were spoilt for choice. So, to make the decision a little easier and give you some inspiration, we’ve chosen our three favourite party-ready beauty looks to try this evening!

The Red Lip
The red lip is a classic beauty look that will never go out of style, but this year it was bolder than ever. From pillar-box brights as seen on Emma Stone and Kate Bosworth, to rich berry hues, tried and tested by Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence. One thing that our style crush Jennifer has taught us is not to be afraid of deeper colours, regardless of how fair your skin tone is - if you can wear it with confidence, the more berry the better!

It’s All in the Eyes
Ever since Cara Delevigne burst onto the scene with her impeccably bold brows, the beauty world has been obsessed with eyes. With Cara leading the brow army, we’ve also seen the comeback of the feline flick, courtesy of model Suki Waterhouse, as well as our ever favourite smokey eye with a modern update, using warm natural brown pigments, as seen on the runway at the likes of Tom Ford and Roksanda Ilincic. 

Dare to Bare
An unusual choice for party make up in the past, but this season it’s all been about the au natural look. Just last week Adele was seen out celebrating, working the bare-faced look with a beautiful natural glow, and this is the signature style for the gorgeous Keira Knightley and radiant Kate Hudson. Our tip? If you want to create the barely-there make up look but can’t bear to put down the foundation, only dab a small amount onto any areas you wish to cover, before lightly dusting bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and adding a quick flick of mascara!

What's your go-to beauty look? Get ready with us this evening and share your Christmas Eve style snaps by tagging us in your Instagram photos, with @Fiorelli_Bags

Monday, 23 December 2013

Explore our SS14 Collection!

It’s not just nature that’s been hard at work this winter, here at Fiorelli our team of expert designers have also been busy getting the new SS/14 collection ready for launch.

With focus given to updating the classic handbag structure, fresh, botanical print designs and bold, riotous colour tones, we think our designers have done a fantastic job on the new batch of Fiorelli recruits. But hey, don’t just take our word for it. See for yourselves as we introduce our favourites from the new SS/14 Fiorelli collection.

The Fiorelli Harper in Cobalt Mix – Available to Buy Online Now

Although you can get better acquainted with the Harper family in this post, we felt that our latest statement handbag deserved a mention here too.

With its neat lines, block colour design and elegant structure, the Harper is a truly modern piece for the 21st century shopper. Available in a variety of colours and patterns such as leopard mix or mandarin, you’d be hard pressed to find a more diverse new season handbag.

The definitive tote bag, Harriet combines refined chic style and functionality, creating the perfect accessory for work, play and everywhere in-between. The simple navy and tan colour tone with embossed logo detailing make this a strong contender for your go-to handbag of the season. 

Bold is beautiful and this season we’re all about sun yellow, mandarin orange and turquoise colour pops. The Fiorelli Perry in Turquoise is one such example, bright and eye-catching, this bag is sure to make a statement, you’ll want to take it everywhere.

Handbag Trend Alert: Fashion forecasters everywhere predict that the bright coloured handbag is set to be one of the biggest trends during 2014- you heard it here first.

The playful botanical garden print on this Fiorelli Flora grab instantly transports us back to hazy summer days. This transitional piece is the perfect accessory to brighten up your winter wardrobe in preparation for the sunny season. 

And there we have it, our favourite Fiorelli bags for SS/14 hot off the production line, wrapped up and eagerly waiting to meet their new owners. To find out more about what we’ve got in store for 2014, follow our Facebook page for the latest Fiorelli news and offers.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Top Christmas Sale Picks!

The only thing better than a shiny new handbag is a 50% off price ticket to go alongside it. We’re feeling generous this year and anyone in search of a handbag at a fraction of its original price is in luck. Bag a bargain, the Fiorelli Christmas sale is now on!

To mark the occasion we’ve whipped up a selection of our favourite sale picks which are all available to browse and buy online, don’t say we never give you anything!

Crossbody Club

We love cross body bags for their functionality, no more worrying about bag straps falling off your shoulder when wearing too many layers, simply throw on and go. Ideal for chaotic commutes and sale shopping.

Our favourite cross body bags in the sale are the Fiorelli Gemma Satchel inPort and the Fiorelli Rosie Cross Body available in tan and black.

Grab and Go

The Fiorelli Jasmine grab is the ideal grab bag for all your on-the-go needs. It comes complete with 3 spacious compartments which are handy for transitional occasions such as a post work cocktail or weekend journey. Store your daily essentials in one section of your handbag and a pair of heels in the other for that after work drink, or simply use the bag to store all your January sale buys.

At £32.50, this handbag is a snip of its original price leaving more in the budget to spend at the rest of the sales, what’s not to love?

It’s a Tote Thing

The Joey Lauren Tote in Black is the need-right-now accessory for all your casual cool, on-the-run needs. The perfect accompaniment to an all-black outfit and roomy enough to store all your most prized possessions. 

Pop of Colour
We picked these accessories for their vibrant shade of red which work wonders at giving outfits a much needed pop of colour. When it comes to the colder seasons, many of us are apt to make do with autumnal, earthy shades. With the Christmas season in full swing there’s no better time to embrace red. 

Why not go one step further and match your handbag to your lipstick and shoes? All the bloggers are doing it. The Angel Gift Boxed purse in red is now reduced to £14 while the Lucinda Shoulder is available to buy from just £25. An affordable gift or treat-yourself bargain.

And there you have it, our favourite sale picks available to browse and buy online. To find out about more upcoming Fiorelli events such as promotional sales and offers, like our Facebook page.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Team Fiorelli's Christmas Cocktails and Canapés

Here at Fiorelli we’ll take any opportunity to enjoy a little indulgence, which is why Christmas truly is our favourite time of year! From our favourite tipples to nibbles to impress your guests, we’ve put together our must-try recipes for the festive season. 

Ruby Duchess
When we spotted Nigella Lawson’s cocktail suggestions in Stylist Magazine earlier this month, we couldn’t resist testing out one of her suggestions, including this fabulously fruity glass of bubbly. Serve to guests as they arrive for a festive twist on the traditional Buck’s Fizz for an unexpected welcome! 

Ingredients (makes 8-10 glasses)
1 x bottle of dry white sparkling wine, chilled
125ml of Chambord liqueur
500ml pomegranate juice, chilled

It’s simple and quick! Mix all of these ingredients into a jug and pour into wine glasses or champagne flutes

Non-alcoholic Cranberry and Orange Spritzer
Whether you have younger guests during the festive period, or just need to give your body a little break, this non-alcoholic Cranberry and Orange Spritzer is the perfect substitution and a tasty way around a boozy Christmas.

1 x cup of fresh cranberries
1 x cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice
Half a cup of sugar
Ginger, peeled and sliced into coins (optional)
2 x cups of sparkling water, chilled

1. Combine the cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and ginger in a medium pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. 
2. Continue to boil until the cranberries begin to pop. Once the cranberries have popped open and softened, use the back of a wooden spoon to crush them against the side of the pan. Remove from heat and cool.
3. Strain the cooled cranberry mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the solids and refrigerate juice until chilled, about an hour. Transfer the juice to a pitcher and stir in the sparkling water. 
4. Serve with cranberries or orange slices as garnish as you like! 

Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Everybody knows that the turkey is the main event of any good Christmas dinner, so be sure that your canapés are light, and save those calories for the main meal. Don’t worry though, simple can still be delicious, as proven with our grilled skewers.
Our go-to canapé couldn’t be more quick or easy to make. Simply slide your favourite vegetables onto a wooden kebab skewer, such as red peppers or courgettes. For a teaser of the meal to come, add a little treat to the skewer too - we like to add a fig and feta cheese combination for a modern update on this classic party dish!

What's your favourite Christmas drink or go-to dish to impress your guests? Tell us on Twitter or even better - show us on Instagram!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Outfit Inspiration for the Festive Season

The festive season is almost in full swing and if you’ve found yourself panicking about what to wear, then, fear not! As the Fiorelli style elves are here to offer you a little outfit inspiration. We’ve got all of your important festive days covered, simply take a look at our tips.

Christmas Eve
Whether you’re off to the bars with your friends or throwing a party at home, your Christmas Eve outfit demands to glitter! Take our stunning Juliet 25th Anniversary clutch in metallic and team with a sparkly dress and killer heels for show stopping party style!

Image Sources: Topshop, Aldo

Christmas Day
For the biggest day of the year, you have to look your best, which means choosing something chic and stylish that’ll impress your friends and family. Keep it smart but casual with a festively red jersey dress. And the more distracting detailing, such as a front knot, the better! As they’re the best for hiding any lumps and bumps after over indulging with all of that delicious festive food. Since the day is all about relaxing, give your feet a day off too and opt for a pair of mid-heels. Finish your look with a handy clutch just like our Gabby Shoulder. It’s just the right size for carrying all of your essentials if you’re popping around to your friends and families’ houses.

Image Sources: Topshop, River Island

Boxing Day
Whether your curling up at home recovering from a festive food coma or braving the legendary Boxing day sales, you’ll need to be wearing something all snug and comfy. Play it casual with a pair of baggy trousers, a snuggly jumper, and a pair of comfy boots. And if you do brave the sales, opt for a casual bag just like our Stan tote that’s perfect for fitting all of your sale bargains inside. 

Remember we love to see how you’re styling your own Fiorelli handbags, so, share your festive photos with us on Twitter or Instagram

Friday, 13 December 2013

Meet The Harper Collection

Any discerning Fiorelli fan will have met our Harper collection by now. They say three's a trend, so imagine what happens when we have four in this family of styles! With a bold variety of designs, there's bound to be something for every Fiorelli woman, whether she's being treated or treating herself this Christmas.

The perfect bag for the woman who has everything, and carries everything with her! If you can't bear to leave the house without your essentials (and then some), this is the accessory for you! Large enough for even a laptop and
available in every colour that you could dream of, our Harper shoulder bag really is our must-have style this season.

Our Harper mini grab bag will transform your look from daytime to evening in an instant. With the same stunning detailing as the shoulder bag in an even chicer style, our Harper mini grab may be small but it certainly packs a punch in the style stakes.  Our STYLE suggestion? Pair with jeans and an oversized coat for easygoing off-duty cool before swapping your flats for heels and adding a sheer blouse for an effortless party-ready look.

We've said it before and we'll say it again - every bag needs the perfect companion, and that's exactly the thought behind our Harper purse. With plenty of space for all of your cards and change, this stunning style comes in a selection of bold and bright colours and prints meaning you'll never lose you purse in your handbag again!

If you mean business but are style savvy too, we've got all your workwear style sorted with our Harper portfolio. This chic addition to your weekday wardrobe will get heads turning from the tube to your desk, and is as fabulous as it is functional! Now there's every reason to carry your laptop in style this season.

From style-savvy fashionistas to someone who just doesn't stop, we want to know what type of Fiorelli woman you are. Tell us on Twitter or show us on Instagram at @Fiorelli_Bags!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Team Fiorelli Share Their Christmas Plans

Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year, so everybody in our office is excitedly counting down until the big day. With only twelve days left, we can’t wait to spend some quality time with our families, eat as much delicious food as we possibly can, and of course, find out what lovely presents we will be surprised with.

If you’re wondering exactly how some of the Fiorelli team are hoping to spend the festive season and what they’re most looking forward to, we've found out their Christmas wish lists for you! 

Sue Tebbitts: Brand Manager  

What do you love about Christmas?
I love spending ages with the kids choosing the ‘right’ shape Christmas tree and then decorating it for hours.

What will you be giving?
For girlfriends, I’m sending Kate Spade accessories, for the kids, it’ll be iPods and headphones, and I’ll probably get the hubby a bit of Mulberry.

What are you hoping to receive?
I’d love a cashmere beanie and some good books. 

Cecilia Child: Trade and Corporate Operations

What do you love about Christmas?
I love Christmas as it means hanging out with friends and family for an extended period. That along with the eating and drinking of course!

What will you be giving?
My husband has been after some tweed for a while, so, I will be giving him a peacoat from S.E.H Kelly. 

What are you hoping to receive? 
I love all things brogue, so, I'd love to get a nice pair of boots from Grensons. 


Pandora Rice: National Accounts Manager

What do you love about Christmas?
I love spending time with all of my family and eating as much as I possibly can!

What will you be giving?
I will be making home-made mince pies for aunts and uncles, then, jewellery for my Mum and sisters.

What are you hoping to receive? 
I would love to receive either some Zara clothes or some Russell and Bromley boots!

Lisa Wood: Senior Designer  

What do you love about Christmas?
I love everything about Christmas!

What will you be giving?
It sounds predictable but I'll be giving Fiorelli handbags to all of my female family and friends as it's honestly what they want! Even my little nieces have requested Fiorelli handbags from me this year! They want the mini Harper grab and Perry shoulder bag from the new collection. For the boys, I've not decided what to buy them yet!

What are you hoping to receive? 
A little bit of jewellery from my Fiancé.  

So, now that you know some of Team Fiorelli's plans for Christmas, why not share yours with us? Tweet to tell us, @Fiorelli_Bags.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Party Style Inspiration: Mollie King

We love to share style tips here at our office and we're always talking about something fashion related, so the Christmas party is naturally a big talking point for us! And as we're all looking for a little outfit inspiration, the fashionista on everybody's lips is Mollie King of The Saturdays. We love her girly yet sophisticated style... And that's not just because she's been seen out and about with one of our party clutches!

So, in our quest to replicate the singer’s style, we've created some inspirational looks based on a couple of her most papped outfits. 

In this look Mollie is sporting a gorgeous up do which is comparable to the staple hairstyle of sixties French actress Brigitte Bardot (Mollie’s self confessed fashion idol), a leather shift dress and our signature clutch bag, the Fiorelli pixie clutch in black

Introduce a touch of feminine, festive sparkle to your Christmas party outfit by adding a shimmery peter pan collar and glitter nail paint. 

Mollie's party look is given a seasonal update here, we chose a luxurious velvet version of Mollies sweetheart neckline dress which is so on trend for winter 2013 and added a deep berry lipstick and Fiorelli Perry shoulder bag for hands-free dancing!

How will you be styling your Christmas party look this year? Tag us on Instagram in your Christmas party outfit pictures with #FiorelliChristmas.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Behind the Scenes: Fiorelli's AW14 Shoot

While you may be grabbing the wrapping paper and reaching for the ribbon, we’ve got an early Christmas gift for you as we share some behind the scenes moments from our latest shoot for our AW14 collection. 

Yes, you read that right! While we may have our current winter collection ready for your wardrobe now, we’re preparing to show the world what next year’s festive season will look like! From sumptuous quilted styles to bright raspberry hues, AW14 is set to be an unforgettably stylish season.

As with any fabulous photo shoot, we began the day with some hair and make up prep - our gorgeous models were primped to perfection with beautifully bouncy hair, and sultry and smokey eyes - a luxurious look that is embodied in the handbags themselves!

Next up was the wardrobe call, where our models were dressed to impress with fabulously chic style. Clean lines and bold designs were the order of the day, before each look was finished with a fabulous Fiorelli bag. 

Within no time, the stage had been set and we were ready bright lights and action. Our ladies made it look easy, but handbag modelling is no mean feat - unless, that is, you’ve got a beautiful accessory to tote on set! 

Sadly there is a little longer to wait until we can reveal more of the collection, but keep following us on Facebook and Twitter for more sneak peeks! In the meantime, we’d love to know what you would like to see from the next Fiorelli collection - from prints to colours, Tweet your style suggestions to us at @Fiorelli_Bags!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Work the Mini Handbag Trend with our SS14 Harper Collection

Everybody has that go-to day bag which they can’t live without. It’s practical in size and fits all of your daily essentials inside without compromising its style credentials. The one that you can wear with almost any outfit.

But there’s always one downside to your perfect bag, and that’s the fact that it’ll always be a tad too big to dance the night away with! Despite how on-trend or fashionable it may be. So, that’s where the mini handbag trend comes into force.

As part of our new S/S 14 range, we’re introducing the gorgeous Harper collection with the statement triple compartment shoulder (above left) and her mini grab sister (above right)! The easiest way to wear your favourite style 24/7.

Do daytime smart-casual with the Harper triple compartment shoulder by teaming with an edgy leather skirt, ankle boots, an on-trend fluffy jumper and a classic necklace.

Or do night time cool with our mini Harper grab by wearing with a pair of structured trousers, heels, and a chic blouse. It's the perfect size for all of your bits and bobs yet still small enough to hit the bars with. 

So, what we really want to know is which style do you prefer? Tell us whether you'll be flaunting the full size or mini version this season and how you'd work the look on Twitter

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Fiorelli's Festive Fun: Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Be it a bratwurst sausage in Berlin or an adventure to London's Magical Ice Kingdom, it’s not Christmas until you’ve sipped some mulled wine from a wooden stall adorned with baubles. Start as you mean to go on this season by shopping ‘til you drop, nibbling festive fancies and drinking eggnog at Christmas Markets in London, Berlin and Copenhagen this 2013.


For the best Christmas markets in London, Southbank Centre and Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland are a must. Head to Southbank Centre first to make your way around 80 authentic wooden chalets selling a wide range of gifts and delicious Christmas store cupboard treats including gingerbread hearts, eggnog, fine wine and cheeses.

Don’t miss Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland where you can take a flight on the giant Ferris wheel, enjoy an impressive view of London from 60 metres above ground, relive your childhood by visiting Santaland and explore The Magical Ice Kingdom for ice sculptures, ice rinks and temperatures of -8, it’s not for the faint hearted!


Christmas markets in Germany are renowned for being particularly lovely, after all, this is where traditional Christmas markets originated, and is the place where other countries draw their inspiration from. If Germany is the kingdom of Christmas markets, Berlin is certainly the capital. 

With 50 individual Christmas markets taking place each year, you’ll be totally spoilt for choice in Berlin. The market at Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche is the largest and such a hit with locals and tourists alike that over 2 million visitors frequent it each year in pursuit of handcrafted jewellery and Christmas decorations as well as gorgeous roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.


Seeking an authentic Christmas atmosphere? Head to Copenhagen in Denmark. From mid-November, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Garden theme park turns into a vast magical kingdom complete with a grotto, Christmas market, Yuletide food and festive elves and pixies. 

For the thrill seekers amongst you, Tivoli Gardens also offers an impressive ice rink, 100 year old rollercoaster and a whole host of theme park rides. A stunning Russian theme was introduced last year and provides the ideal backdrop for all those Christmassy Kodak moments.

Do you have a much loved Christmas tradition to look forward to each year? Tweet us your festive must-do's and must-see's at @Fiorelli_Bags.