Wednesday, 31 May 2017

SS17 : Fairytale Fantasy

Welcome to the second instalment of our picks for SS17 trends! While it is known that summer trends are chosen by designers well in advance and showcased to the fashion world as early as six months ahead, we thought it would make more sense to discuss our favourites now. Let's be honest, it is very difficult to get excited by the prospect of light fabrics and pretty pastels during a UK January where it is raining outside and we're all still getting over the post Christmas blues. However, now is the perfect time to chat summer fashion especially as this heatwave calls for holiday and summer wedding inspiration. So, after declaring our love for brights last week, it is now time for blush hues, ballerina vibes and the fairytale detailing which has dominated the catwalk this SS17.

Marchesa's SS17 show did not hold back when it came to tulle, embellishments and detailing following a more is more approach. The prêt-à-porter, more city appropriate alternative? Accessories! By incorporating blush tones into your outfit and allowing the fairytale trend to sweep into your beauty regime too, this trend can be easily made city and office friendly. Our suggestions? Our blush Clemmie Tote to store all your daily essentials paired with a romantic, heat friendly plait as seen at Valentino's SS17 show.

While this SS17 trend is largely influenced by pink, blush and nude hues, it is certainly not limited to them. In fact, monochrome and darker, more intricate patterns took centre stage at Dior's SS17. Whilst still gorgeous and saturated with layers and detailing, this take on fairytale fashion proves more practical for city dressing and adds an edge to an otherwise very soft look,

Our suggestions for channeling this look? Our creamy Flora clutch in black is perfect when paired with pastel hues to elevate an outfit and keep your look sharp.

Our favourite event showcasing a multitude of SS17 trends all at once? The (almost!) Royal Wedding of course! The bride, Pippa Middleton, channeled fairytale vibes in a bespoke Giles Deacon dress while Kate Middleton and her mother complimented the bride perfectly in Alexander McQueen and Katherine Walker respectively.

Fancy channeling the Royal look at your next wedding? Our pastel Flora clutches are not only perfect for the occasion but also proudly British making you the best dressed guest for a fraction of the price. Oh and if it's your big day this summer, why not show your bridesmaids how special they are to you with our key rings? They come in an array of colours so you can treat your helpers to something they will use everyday and will remind them of your special day!

Happy Summer Shopping!


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Thursday, 25 May 2017

SS17 : Here Come the Brights!

Seeing that the only certainty surrounding UK weather is its constant uncertainty, you would be forgiven if you were not quite prepared for this heat wave which has graced the country right before the Bank Holiday Weekend. At Pepper Alley, we've been giving summer fashion and dressing a lot of thought over the year. For this reason, we can't wait to share our favourite trends and how they inspired our leather products in three instalments. This week we start with one of our favourites, summer brights!

It all starts with a pop of bright pink at Delpozo's SS17 show ; bold lines, structured sleeves and accessories to match.

It's then the lemon yellow Grecian goddess look; reminiscent of sun, sea, sand and spontaneous, last minute getaways. (Tibi SS17).

While these brights hues may look intimidating, the key to successfully pulling them off is in keeping the rest of your outfit simple and understated, starting with your bag. A few examples? The bright pink can be muted by a clutch bag in the same colour family while the sunshine yellow can be complemented with a grey hued evening bag.

There has also been a not so subtle nod to orange and purple brights this SS17. Starting from Christian Siriano's look in total orange and finishing with Emporio Armani's SS17 purple detailing, it is evident that these colours have made statetements on the catwalk regardless of whether they dominated the whole outfit or simply elevated it through intricate detailing.

While embracing a ton sur ton with these brights may work well, it may simply make too strong a statement and appear over done. We have the perfect solution : considering that fashion is in the details, our Liberty lining is perfect to give your outfit that matching pop without looking try hard!

 So, here we have it, our carefully curated brights selection for SS17. How will you be wearing your brights this summer? Don't forget to tag us in your instagram looks: @pepper_alley


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Friday, 19 May 2017

Prêt-à-Instagram? // The New Way to Shop

Happy Friday and Happy Start to the Weekend!

We thought we would enjoy a  little catch up with you today : Show you the new collections, tell you all about where to get our bags as we have had some questions about this and let you into our weird and wonderful world made up of Instagram, leather bags and a little independent London business making its way into the big wide world.

 Instagram : Had you told us 10 years ago that this app would completely revolutionalise the way we browse, shop and consume, we probably would not have believed you. Shopping from the comfort of our sofas with a link in bio? As if! Love it or loathe it, it is evident that Instagram actively influences brand / consumer relationships yet we love the flexibility it gives to our jobs. Customer inquiring about a product price? We’ve got them. Visiting a quirky, new London place we want to tell you about? A quick snap on our stories and we’ve told everyone we know. Looking for some mid – afternoon inspiration? A quick search and a variety of options fill our screens. As you know, we love chatting with you about all things leather bags so, if you haven’t already, give us a follow @pepper_alley 

Shopping our Leather Products: On the subject of instagram, we have received some comments on where to find our bags. They are available on our website, on Not on The High Street and TicTail. You can shop directly from your Instagram by following the link in our bios. See? We told you it was super easy!

New Collections: We are thrilled with the success our Crystal &Denim Collection – personalisation is key to us as is the flexibility to actively respond to our clients’ wishes and produce leather products in a myriad of different colours and styles to suit all needs, tastes and occasions!

Website: Noticed anything new on the website lately? Yes, on our Our Story page, you can now browse our Instagram feed to keep in touch with all things Pepper Alley. Join in on the conversation and don’t forget to chit chat with us on twitter too @Pepper_Alley 


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