As soon as I laid eyes on Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Galaxy’ bags and small leather goods for this season I fell in love with them, and a trip to the VW store in Leeds (which was unfortunately unfruitful) at the weekend to see them in the ‘flesh’ reinforced this lust. Check out some of my favourite men’s and women’s bags and purses below, all of which are sold out on the Vivienne Westwood online store but are available at other online retailers and your nearest Vivienne Westwood shop.
River Island is a store which rarely crosses my mind when I’m asked to list my favourite places to shop because normally, with the exception of a few pieces, their collections aren’t to my taste. However, I’m really impressed by the River Island SS12 collection as a whole! I’m head over heels in love with the black and white studded pencil skirts and matching bralets, it’s inevitable that one of those pieces will work its way into my wardrobe this summer. I also love a couple of the dresses, the use of white crochet and lace fabrics, the bold prints and use of metallics. Check out some of my favourite outfits and pieces below, and view the collection in full here.