Hello LEO

Hello LEO

I have a super deep respect for Loewe's leather goods ever since I went to go see their factory in Spain last year and heard many an employee say the word "leather" with a heartfelt and impassioned Spanish accent.  I emerged gaining a newfound knowledge when it comes to their world famous leathers but the truth is all in the touch.  The Flamenco bag, which I've used for a while, is constructed out of Loewe-approved lambskin (as ridiculous as it sounds, this isn't just any lambskin, this IS lambskin culled from lambs bred in the heights of the cool Spanish Pyrenees) is unmistakably on another level of butteriness and the leather is so thin that I'm always scared someone/thing might scratch it when I'm pressed up against someone's armpit on the tube.  The new Leo bag which is an open top-handle tote is made out of calfskin which is hardier but still buttery.  Maybe not wafer thin buttery but you definitely still feel the urge to pick up the bag and smoosh your face in it (doesn't everyone want to do that to great quality leathers?).  It's also a roomier specimen and comes with a snap-on envelop clutch inside the contrast-colour lined bag.

All last week, Loewe went Leo mad by asking seven bloggers to showcase how they'd wear the Leo.  Inevitably the candy pink style came to me.  Bubble pink would also be a more appropriate description and naturally all of my bubble coloured outfits all came out for the occasion.  I gather I've already been cussssssssssssssed down in Spanish on Loewe's Instagram for looking ridiculous.  Ha!  I say to them, that it's their dead loss for not knowing the joys of matching up the pink shade of the bag to pink-friendly bits and pieces.  In essence, it's an ongoing extension to my Funny Face-inspired Think Pink mantra.  If a character modelled on Diana Vreeland declares that thinking pink is the way for a lady to have a bit of joie de vivre and that quelque chose, then who am I to say she is wrong?  

P.S. I know my language about leather can be a bit gross inducing.  Especially if you're a vegetarian and/or don't buy leather goods.  I blame Jay Rayner and his unapologetic meat eating.  How he writes about pork fat is basically how I feel about leather.      


IMG_9709(Wearing Acne jacket, J.W. Anderson pink top, Louise Gray jacket, Comme des Garcons shorts and Fleet Ilya visor)


IMG_9769(Wearing Meadham Kirchhoff jacket, Antipodium dress and Nike trainers)


IMG_9879(Wearing Swash cardigan, Versace print shirt, vintage Loewe leather trousers and Feminine Masculine shoes)


(Wearing Romance was Born denim jacket, vintage Todd Oldham shirt, P.A.M. culottes, Ayame socks and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes)


(Wearing vintage pink coat, Prada jumper, vintage leather skirt, Loewe butterfly scarf and Luella shoes)

Disclaimer: Please note that this post relates to a commercial project for Loewe.  


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  1. Athena Ben

    2013-01-28 at 12:27 AM

    The pink of the bag is amazing!!
    xx, A!

  2. Performance and Cocktails

    2013-01-28 at 1:46 AM

    You look as fabulously, wonderfully bonkers as ever!

  3. milex

    2013-01-28 at 2:37 AM

    I could stare for hours.

  4. GIAA

    2013-01-28 at 3:21 AM

    wawawiwa that bag is amazing!

  5. Marguerite/@chicspace

    2013-01-28 at 4:32 AM

    This makes me want a book of just your outfit pictures. The colors are amazing!

  6. piggy

    2013-01-28 at 6:20 AM

    i love your bag so cute!


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  8. rita dierckx

    2013-01-28 at 9:05 AM

    nice nice nice
    your combinations are superb!

  9. Styleclouds

    2013-01-28 at 9:30 AM

    The bag is amazing and I love all your stylings! xo, Christina

  10. Ana

    2013-01-28 at 11:56 AM

    What a fab idea! A book with photos of all your most memorable outfits through the years. I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Start working that rolloflex (is that what they call it?)
    First I’d hand it over to my son a budding fashion designer to get inspired with and then pronto to my 13 year old daughter who will only wear stuff to ensure she doesn’t get looked at (so that she can see that looking different means looking great).
    p.s. are you as cold as you look in all those photos? I think Valencia has the perfect climate for you to wear all your outfits, we haven’t gone below 10 degrees yet this “winter” but are averaging around 18 degrees. When are you coming for a visit? 🙂 We need some coolness over here!

  11. cristi (hipshops.com)

    2013-01-28 at 1:33 PM

    Hey, I love your style!
    Hi! I’m an editor @ hipshops.com

  12. Aga

    2013-01-28 at 1:40 PM

    LOvely bag, and please visit my blog trylulovefashion.blogspot.com, the most inspiring one

  13. A

    2013-01-28 at 4:59 PM

    i was slightly tempted to feel my computer screen to see if i could feel soft leather!
    I think the leather gives the bag a great clean-cut look and the imprint gives it it’s own unique touch!
    Baby pink is always a great colour

  14. INTIZ

    2013-01-28 at 5:02 PM

    Lovely bag :)I think the pink one is really suit you 🙂

  15. EmerJa

    2013-01-28 at 5:04 PM

    It goes perfect with everything I love Leo 🙂

  16. Maddy

    2013-01-28 at 6:18 PM

    Love the first skirt! xxx

  17. amalie

    2013-01-28 at 7:14 PM

    i love your style! it’s so eclectic and sweet and chic and cool all at the same time!

  18. Olya Baileys

    2013-01-28 at 10:58 PM

    Hi sweetie!
    I like how you combine your clothes.
    very cute blog!
    kisses from Ukraine!

  19. Olya Baileys

    2013-01-28 at 11:00 PM

    Hi sweetie!
    I like how you combine your clothes.
    very cute blog!
    kisses from Ukraine!

  20. Felicity

    2013-01-29 at 12:14 AM

    Ugh, the leather looks beautifully soft and the colour is mouth watering! I think the way you’ve styled it is great, some people just don’t know what’s good for them! Dem Fooooo’s. x

  21. Adeline Yang

    2013-01-29 at 1:31 AM

    love. every. outfit. that. you. pulled. together in the pictures above. i’ve always found something to like (at least one product) on each of your post 😛

  22. Suzi Maynard

    2013-01-29 at 8:39 AM

    All I can say is “Susie you are AMAZING!”
    Check out my blog if you haven’t done so already.
    Would be awesome to know your thoughts.
    Suzi x

  23. Suzi Maynard

    2013-01-29 at 8:41 AM

    Great looks Susie.
    Suzi x

  24. dresses online nz

    2013-01-29 at 9:03 AM

    Pink is one of my favorite color,this pink bag is super cute,and would go with every thing we wear…all the outfits are good but i liked the fist outfit most and the common thing which i liked in all the outfits is that pink bag, as it is complimenting every dress up done by you!!

  25. Carolnie

    2013-01-29 at 1:22 PM
  26. Iris

    2013-01-30 at 11:31 AM

    awesome outfits! loving the colours!
    xoxo http://adash-offash.blogspot.com

  27. Lucy

    2013-01-30 at 5:56 PM

    Love the shade! Makes me want to say “totally cute”, there I just did.

  28. wholesale clothing

    2013-01-30 at 7:45 PM

    ok, this asian girl knows how to dress and stay in style. remind me of my trip to asia.

  29. Thefashionguitar

    2013-01-31 at 12:37 AM

    Sorry I’ve been away from commenting so long.. I wanted to congratulate you on this collaboration. You absolutely rock the bag, even though it’s a very traditional model, and you are everything but that! Amazing looks, so bright and well pulled. Still one of my daily reads!

  30. genevieve

    2013-01-31 at 11:19 PM

    those flower shorts are incredible.
    i feel the same way about leather talk. i once made a joke to a customer about a purse i designed that was made with lambskin, cowhide and pig leather for the straps. i laughed and said it took the whole farm to make it. it made her sad.

  31. Maria

    2013-02-01 at 12:28 PM

    I’m in the minority but I don’t think the bag suits you. Despite the colour, it’s too staid, too non-descript. If I saw you in the street I would think you borrowed it from your mum or your elder sister who works in finance and only gets to express herself at the weekend.

  32. LustreLife

    2013-02-01 at 4:35 PM

    I love the pink bag!

  33. arslan

    2013-02-02 at 12:07 AM

    a very good contrast with be pink bag, nice work

  34. cecy

    2013-02-03 at 3:09 PM

    u are so amazing!!!!!

  35. Barnabas

    2013-07-30 at 9:14 AM

    Amazing Stuff, I like it

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