January 19, 2011

Anya's London Cruise



You may have noticed that I sometimes use my blog as a little bit of a replacement-Priest sounding-board, so now, confession time: I have a bit of an addiction to Net-a-Porter, a site that let's me pretend, for just a minute, that I can buy some of the runway pieces I lust after and fantasize about wearing on make-believe walks through uptown Manhattan while walking my pug and/or french bulldog puppy, and spending several leisurely hours perusing art. Sometimes I even go "fantasy shopping" and add all the Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and Lanvin pieces that I love to my cart... Just for fun. Someone please tell me they do this, too. Please.

In my recent visits to their new arrivals section, I found my mouse gravitating towards the little bits of Anya Hindmarch's spring collection that are finally making their way into frenzied fashion-loving hands, and not surprisingly, I wish they'd land in mine, too.

In my last trip to London, I had the pleasure of previewing Anya's collection, but never had the opportunity to share. Now seems to be the perfect time, with the cold starting to get to my core and sending me into a full-on spring fling.















One of my top three pieces from the collection, I think it's actually tied for number 1 along with the turquoise stingray clutch. I absolutely love the structure of this bag, along with the enameled hardware.


Love the clever organizational systems in these bags.


How gorgeous are these? I can't get over this luscious blue color.


Another favorite from this collection. I'm not typically one to be attracted to exotics, but I absolutely love this bright turquoise stingray and the gorgeous, art-deco style hardware.


The round-out to my top three. This clutch is amazing, and also available in black and silver. Though.. maybe this is sort of a predictable pick for me, given my fondness for glittery things (1 & 2, etc...)




Having a background in brand design, I was thoroughly impressed with the way that the collection was materialized in every piece of the collection's presentation, from the design of the actual accessories to the venue, to details like this gorgeous sailboat in a glass bottle.




Designer Anya Hindmarch



I was thrilled to not only get a sneak peak at the collection and feel all the amazing materials, but also walk away with little bits of the fun and whimsy the A.H. team put into the presentation!


All photos taken by me with a Canon 5D/50mm lens.
Pieces available for purchase here and here!


23 comments:

  1. you just made me want a ship-in-a-bottle. i'm going to go pretend-buy one on the internet.

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  2. Amazing! I want to go on a yacht now and sail away.

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  3. How wonderful this post is - love all the tiny details (the little Buckingham Palace in the fish tank and the shrimp lollies!) I had an invite but was unfortunately doing a backstage interview at the exact same time and couldn't make it. It seems we kept nearly bumping into each other at LFW!

    P.S. I do that exact same time - my Net-a-Porter cart/wish list is constantly bulging with items worth more than my rent...

    Briony xx

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, I did not know about this brand.
    I love sea and lakes and I am also a small boat owner, always into nautical clothes of course!

    the bags are to die for as well as the shoes!

    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

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  5. i'm totally in love with the whole ambiance of the event. the little things, adds so much to it all. thank you for the pictures nicolette x

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  6. Great post Nikki. Love the new collection. That reminds me to use the grey AH bag I got with passion over a year ago and still haven't put it to use. Shame on me.

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  7. UMMMM My second favorite thing to do is go pretend shopping. (My first favorite is obviously real shopping)I am constantly putting things in my "basket". Marc thinks I am crazy, don’t worry Nikki you are not alone. The clutch with the turquoise sting ray is gorgeous!! Perhaps I will put it in my "basket" ;) xo

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  8. I add expensive things in my cart too! But this collection is gorgeous! That glittery clutch has to be mine!!

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  9. Ooh, I wish you had another picture of those fringey sparkly clutches in the bottles sailboat picture. They look exquisite!

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  10. OMG, those clutches are amazing! i looove the one with the black glitter - unfortunately it's too expensive! but nice to look at!

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  11. I'm in love with the first bag in cream/black! But: why are they so expensive? :-(

    Always enjoy reading your posts!

    x

    S*

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  12. wow. the glitter clutch is just..wow I went on the site and loved this red one: http://www.anyahindmarch.com/prod/Sale/Shop_Online/Josie/41102/

    Thanks for the post. and YES net-a-porter all day every day

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  13. Anya Hindmarch just reminded me of this craze for ecofriendly bags a good while bag and she had this canvas tote with "I'm not a plastic bag" logo on it. Even i went along with the craze then and got one.

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  14. so cool! love the pictures! Your blog is great!

    x♥x♥ :)

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  15. I love to fantasy shop! It's my favourite way to dream away a quiet afternoon in the office!!

    Lovely photos.

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  16. I just found your blog, so inspiring :)
    I think it will be part of my day from now on!

    kisses
    thebeautylover.blogspot.com

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  17. one of the things i love about your blog is that we are really similar in a lot of things, i love love love sequins and glitter and i do exactly the same wit net-a-porter!! and not just with that web!!!

    tons of kisses!!!

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  18. absolutely wonderful Nicolette. Your eye is amazing. sending you big hugs from Oslo xx

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  19. GREATTTT... now i'm dying for the first bag. you are nothing but trouble.

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  20. Going crazy... I thought I already responded to all of these comments!!!

    Thanks for your words, loves. I'm glad a lot of you share in my horrible habit of fantasy shopping. I guess it's better to pretend than get myself into debt :)

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  21. one of the things i love about your blog is that we are really similar in a lot of things, i love love love sequins and glitter and i do exactly the same wit net-a-porter!! and not just with that web!!!

    tons of kisses!!!

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  22. i'm totally in love with the whole ambiance of the event. the little things, adds so much to it all. thank you for the pictures nicolette x

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  23. beautiful collections, and the a Canon 5D/50mm lens  full of feeling.

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