Arm Candy: Fiorelli and Modalu Event

The Modalu Pippa in Fuschia, Emerald and Shark and the adorable Mocca pouch/clutch in Fuschia

The spacious Fiorelli Sebastian

The Fiorelli Valentine 
The Modalu Pippa in nude croc

The Fiorelli Cecilia

Gorgeous Fiorelli iPad cases

The Modalu Tyler in Shark and mini Tyler in Nude

Last night saw the Handpicked Media and TLG Brands blogger event unveiling the latest handbags from Fiorelli, Modalu and Nica. The event offered some lovely refreshments and a great opportunity for some blog networking in the decadent Charlotte Street Hotel, but let us not forget the heavenly handbags.

You could be forgiven for overlooking brands like Fiorelli, but in recent years they have seen quite a revamp and the AW12/13 collections for Fiorelli and Modalu are more than a little bit gorgeous. Modalu are offering some stunning bags for next season including the Pippa and the Henley, both of which nod to Prada but at a more accessible price point (the delectable Pippa is £195). The bags are high quality so certainly worth an investment, and not everyone will have the same one which is always a plus! The Modalu collection is a celebration of quintessential British style and is timeless with a twist. The versatile Pippa bag- inspired by P.Middy- is a gorgeous shape, with three zips for practicality. It is available in autumnal shades of dove grey and tan, but also in gemstone shades of fuschia and jade. The jade Pippa was certainly my favourite bag on display- it looks very high end without breaking the bank.

Fiorelli has always been a rather expansive brand and they have thus decided to split the brand up into Fiorelli Established, Fiorelli London and Fiorelli. Firstly, Fiorelli Established is classic and timeless- think substantial but slick bowler bags, boxy totes and simple hobo shapes. The colour palette is perfect for AW- navy, teal and taupe shades are prevalent but pops of coral keep it fresh and on trend.

Fiorelli London is the fun, youthful brand featuring zingy neons and grafitti-esque prints. OTT glitter and python iPad and perforated fluoro zip clutches crop up for AW12/13- not really to my taste, but certainly great for someone who loves to stand out.

Finally, we have the Fiorelli brand itself. For AW12 it's all about texture. Think woven leather, python, leopard and patent. The colours in this range are delectable- glossy sapphire, emerald and pops of tomato red- a perfect way to liven up last Winter's coat. I also adored the tablet cases in sapphire python and leopard print- just gorgeous! Another fabulous thing about the Fiorelli collection is the size of the bags- I have never seen so many stylish weekender bags in one place. My pick from the Fiorelli collection, though, has to be the glossy rich blue bowling bag- the perfect investment piece.

Certainly a few collections to look forward to ladies!
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