The Kiely flagship store may be located in Covent Garden but do ye wanna know the best thing about her? She's from the Irish homeland so she's a perfect character to discuss in the blog. Fair enough, she is from Dublin but I won't begrudge her of that!
I would consider Kiely to be Ireland's answer to Laura Ashley. Not only are they involved in womenswear lines for the likes of London Fashion Week but Kiely also has fragrance, paper and homeware lines!
And I can't enough of her website at the moment! The layout is so adorable and it's easy to use, which I found to be a godsend, as me and technology don't necessarily go hand in hand. Lol. The backdrop is a stem-like wallpaper, colourful, then transforms to a soft grey colour when viewing the products which makes it easier on us who have to occasionally wear glasses! But the pattern still keeps in check with the brand's image nonetheless.
What I most love of Kiely's Autumn/Winter 2010 is the bags. I want them all! There are sophisticated satchel like bags in arrays of browns and blacks, followed by a line of contrasting bags in shiny leather, prints and colourful patterns.
|BURDOCK BAG £330|
Now after extensive research I was unable to find a replica....this upset me. So if anyone can help me out it's much appreciated! My research was forcefully limited due to the death of my netbook laptop....So I was banished to the depths of the library and the looks I got from fellow students glancing at me scrolling down the computer screen at countless bags was priceless! I just wanted to scream, 'It's bloody research!' Some people are so quick to judge.
ASOS had the tonnes to choose from. However, none felt right. And because I was exiled to the library Topshop online failed miserably to load! Zara online was disappointing and New Look wasn't much better, despite all the options I was given. Typical when you want something, eh?
And, to conclude, the finale piece. The bags that show who the eccentric, 60s loving Orla Kiely is!
This Acorn Cup Print bag is one of the items that make Kiely unique. It's vibrant, revives 60's quirkiness and makes one hell of a statement! The prints in the A/W10 collection effectively bring the Autumn itself to life with acorn prints and leaf motifs. Make sure to check out the homepage and fall in love with her like I have :)
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