Monday, 28 June 2010

Anyone for Tennis? Wimbledon Whites for 2010…

As Wimbledon fever grabs the world’s attention, fashionistas take their inspiration from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and go all out for white. Whether it’s a dress, skirt, blouse, sunglasses, watch or handbag, it’s got to be white.

Serena Williams, the USA Number 1 seed is one of the hot favourites to win Wimbledon this year. This awesome athlete has tremendous power and an amazing serve. She competes so ferociously for every point that she exerts a loud grunt with every sweep of the racquet. On the subject of fashion, Serena has dubbed the outfit she wears on court "Strawberries and Cream", in honour of Wimbledon. Her Nike dress is white with red trim and she has red shoelaces and red strawberry pompoms on her socks. Even the knickers are bright red lycra cycling shorts.

Sam Stosur was Australia’s hope for Wimbledon 2010. Seeded Number 6 this athletic Aussie lass should have made a real impact but surprisingly fell to Kaia Kanepi from Estonia, a qualifier ranked just 80th in the world. Sam Stosur has also been ‘Grand Slammed’ on her fashion sense, sited as being too plain and dowdy in comparison to the other tennis celebrities. We suggest she cheers herself up with a stunning new handbag as this can instantly lift any outfit effortlessly.

It’s been a good tournament for the Russians with with Maria Kirilenko, Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova all looking strong contenders for the ultimate title of Wimbledon champion. Another really big noise in tennis is glamour girl Maria Sharapova who this year, is sporting a Nike Lawn Rose dress designed to resemble an upturned white rose and "Bridget Jones" style big knickers. She may have the grace and speed of a gazelle but her screeches on court are more ape-like.

And who else do we love? Well, maybe Li Na from China who has been nick-named the "Quiet Assassin" because she doesn’t shriek or groan on court like some of her contemporaries but quietly gets on with the game. We also love British teen sensation Laura Robson who is battling her way through the junior's tournament with sheer determination.

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag v Gigi Motorcycle Bag...

One of the most notorious and well known of all the IT bags must surely be the Motorcycle Bag by Balenciaga. The ingenious arrangement of metal zips, rivets, buckles and leather ties makes it immediately identifiable. This IT bag has been adopted by several famous Hollywood celebrities including Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera to name but a few. English fashionistas would have also noticed Victoria Beckham parading around with one on her arm.

 City by Balenciaga £895.00

Following the tremendous success of the original Motorcycle Bag, Balenciaga went on to make variations based on the same design in a variety of different colours and sizes which they have named City, Giant City, City Patchwork, Giant City Rose Gold, Covered Giant City, First, Giant First, Part-Time, Giant Part-Time, Work, Giant Work and Covered Giant Work.

And if that’s not enough choice, you can now also have Holiday City, Day, Giant Day, Holiday Work, Town, Holiday First and Giant Hip. A limited range of colours are released each season keeps individual pieces more exclusive.

Whilst you can pay £895.00 for a basic City Bag from Balenciaga, Gigi makes a similar version for a mere fraction of the price at £69.95!

See this style and more Gigi handbags at The Real Handbag Shop!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Father's Day 20th June 2010 - Get great gifts for Dad!

Father’s Day is the occasion to express your love, respect and care for one of the most significant people in your life and what better way to show dad just how much you love him than with a wonderfully thought out gift. To help you, we have some cool Father’s Day gift ideas for dads and these are all available to purchase over the internet so you don’t have to dash round the high street shops in a last minute mad panic trying to find a suitable present. Just sit down and relax in front of your computer screen and take your time to browse through a whole range of unique and clever gift ideas.

Visconti 15" Laptop Case - 18760 - £84.95

A gift in leather such as a wallet, credit card holder or wash bag is not only practical but being made from leather has that little bit of panache, too. Leather bags for work are also well received; why not add a matching wallet to make a complete gift set? We have 100s of man bags to choose from including messenger bags, laptop bags, briefcases, travel bags and luggage. Shown here is the Visconti 15" Laptop Case in Oil Brown (Mud) Hunter Leather at £84.95 and matching Visconti Wallet at £16.49.

Visconti Wallet - 709 - £16.49

Once you have chosen your Father’s Day gift and placed your order online, it can be sent straight to your home or, if you want to keep the present a surprise from dad, it can be sent to your place of work instead.

Ashwood Leather Messenger Bag - Camden - £59.95

If you’ve left selecting your gift for Father’s Day until the last minute, don’t despair, The Real Handbag Shop can send goods destined for the U.K. within 24-48 hours by either Royal Mail Special Delivery or City Link Courier.

Have a Happy Father’s Day!
Leather wallets, leather messenger bags, leather briefcases, leather work bags for men! Unbeatable prices! Quick delivery!
Visit The Real Handbag Shop for fabulous Father's Day gift ideas!