Loewe Smiles

Loewe Smiles

If all winks were the sort given by Katie Hillier, then the world would be a better place.  Take the video above as an example.  What could possibly go wrong when a Button Moon-esque cardboard background, little animals cast in solid gold/silver and a twinkly soundtrack is involved?  With a C.V. of accessories design experience that is mighty impressive (Marc by Marc Jacobs, Luella, Victoria Beckham to name but a few‚Ķ.), it's no surprise that Hillier has begun to step out with her own name.

Hillier London has been delighting peeps with their 'luxury with a wink' moniker that makes way for bunnies, birds and hedgehogs on barrettes, necklaces and rings.  It's the halfway house between wanting fine jewellery but not giving up on the whimsicality that costume jewellery can offer. 

Hillier's sort of 'winking' therefore makes complete sense when adorning Loewe's Amazona24 and Ida bags as a subtle but emphatic animal padlock in mouse, snail and rabbit form.  It's these little details that takes the bag from 'serious' to 'serious-with-a-secret-fun-side'.  The snail along with the coral red of the bag is probably endearing me the most just because it looks so earnest despite its weighty golden sheen.  Plus it's actually beaten the rabbit to the punch and made it onto Loewe's online store along with the mouse.

Quite rightly, Hillier explains that the bags are not to be trifled or toyed with too much.  They are afterall heftily priced.  To go overboard with the whimsy would be perhaps a bit cloying on what is still a beautifully crafted bag that follows in Loewe's trajectory of fine leather goods.     






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That sort of leather know-how is fully conveyed in its current window which has rolls of buttery nappa leather along with Loewe's other bit of 'fun', the Flamenco bag.  It's dubbed the 'funniest and cheekiest' Loewe bag.  I don't know whether it's being 'cheeky' or not but these soft slouchy pouches of leather awesomeness do come in a lot of juicy shades and colour combinations that at the very least make me SMILE.  I have to be sparing with animated GIF action especially on this new site where the navigation bar looks like it's playing the drums, but I couldn't help but make the whole plethora of Flamencos do a big cheesy grin…

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  1. yael

    2011-09-05 at 2:47 AM

    super cute Bag

  2. SeVExAhi

    2011-09-05 at 8:23 AM

    Divinas todas!

  3. Jessie

    2011-09-05 at 8:25 AM

    Love the blue Ida bag

  4. Joy

    2011-09-05 at 8:49 AM

    I never paid too much attention to Loewe but this looks cute!

  5. Shan @ Orchira

    2011-09-05 at 10:43 AM

    I love the Spanish brands and Loewe is a perfect example of designs for Enfant-femme, cute and feminism perfectly blend together with a touch of luxury.
    Shan @ Orchira

  6. Josephine

    2011-09-05 at 12:56 PM

    Super cute bags by Loewe! Loving the little animal charms‚Ķit really adds a touch of innocence to luxury. I have been bag hunting for ages, and now I’m hooked to these little gems! I came across this designer shop while hunting for bags, just thought I might share with you guys, they do quite edgy bags so if anyone is looking for some new accessories do check it out!
    Jo x

  7. One Click Two Views

    2011-09-05 at 6:03 PM


  8. thefashionguitar

    2011-09-05 at 8:31 PM

    I saw the first bag and thought ‘give me that black one!’, but then I saw the second smaller one and I truely fell in love… so cute, so perfect in design. LOVE IT
    XO Charlotte

  9. Copper Etiquette

    2011-09-05 at 10:56 PM
  10. Twig Tree

    2011-09-05 at 11:00 PM

    thank you for the bunny charm detail. now i know which one to choose.

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