Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Sadie Frost designs limited edition shopper

To celebrate 3,500 years of the Chrysanthemum, Sadie Frost has designed an exclusive bag to brighten up your daily shop. It features a pocket designed to keep flowers safe and all proceeds from sales go to the Hepatitis C Trust. The sheer variety of these flowers means helps to create different looks, colours or atmospheres for the home and they last well over a week. The bag too, just like the Chrysanthemum, is inexpensive - a text costing £1.50 will be enough to get your hands on this exclusive designer bag. To get your own limited edition bag simply visit and follow the instructions.

New Spring/Summer collection from Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf's Spring/Summer collection has branched out into some brand new garment shapes including T-shirt dresses and high waisted mini skirts alongside its signature printed Tees. Not to mention There is an array of colourful, all over prints including dancing bears, crayon dot and lounging leopards as well as the Oaf Polo shirt for boys and two new baseball cap designs. Key pieces in the Spring/Summer 2010 look book shot by Dan Wilton can be viewed n their website, Prices in the collection range from £20.00 to £30.00 for T-shirts, skirts and dresses.

Swiss watchmaker Eterna launches latest collection

Soleure is the latest collection from Swiss watchmaker Eterna. The Soleure Automatic has a slim polished stainless steel case that houses a self-winding mechanical movement with date calendar that provides 38 hours of reserve power. With its case back secured by four screws and a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the Soleure Automatic is water-resistant to 50 metres (165 feet). Silver-toned or black, the Soleure Automatic dial features both polished and satin-finished stainless steel bracelet as well as the choice of white, brown or black Louisiana alligator straps - all with folding clasp. The Soleure Moonphase Chronograph contains hours, minutes and seconds as well as chronograph functions, it shows the date on the dial rim along with the day and the month at 12 o'clock.

Exclusive Graduate Fashion Week range launches in River Island

An exclusive Graduate Fashion Week range launches in River Island this week. The store, title sponsor for the 6th year in succession, has employed over 90 graduates in the past 5 years from GFW, ensuring their designs hit the high street. This week River Island is launching a range of GFW products in selected stores nationwide, just in time for this year’s event which is taking place 6-10 June (see DIARYdates). In particular the range has several pieces designed by 2009 Award winners Myrto Stamou (UCA Rochester) and Charlotte Simpson (University of Northumbria). Myrto Stamou, winner of the prestigious River Island Gold Award, as well as the Womenswear Award, has recently completed an internship with Hannah Marshall and has been working closely with River Island to create these dresses, inspired by her graduation collection. The designs, pictured here, are strong and sleek and employ supple leather, mesh panelling and slinky jersey. Giles Deacon described her collection as ‘a cohesive range that could easily be sold tomorrow’. Prices start from £49.99.