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.      

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

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

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

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

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(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.  

Comments (35)

  1. Athena Ben says:

    The pink of the bag is amazing!!
    xx, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

  2. You look as fabulously, wonderfully bonkers as ever!

  3. milex says:

    I could stare for hours.

  4. Marguerite/@chicspace says:

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

  5. piggy says:

    i love your bag so cute!
    http://piggymix.blogspot.it

  6. EUGENIA says:

    SUCH GREAT LOOKS, LOVE THE COMME SHORTS SO MUCH.
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  7. rita dierckx says:

    nice nice nice
    your combinations are superb!

  8. Styleclouds says:

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

  9. Ana says:

    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!

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

  11. Aga says:

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

  12. A says:

    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
    A
    http://www.23ofashion.blogspot.co.uk

  13. INTIZ says:

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

  14. amalie says:

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

  15. Olya Baileys says:

    Hi sweetie!
    I like how you combine your clothes.
    very cute blog!
    kisses from Ukraine!
    ^___^
    http://fashion-courage.blogspot.com

  16. Olya Baileys says:

    Hi sweetie!
    I like how you combine your clothes.
    very cute blog!
    kisses from Ukraine!
    ^___^
    http://fashion-courage.blogspot.com

  17. Felicity says:

    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
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

  18. Adeline Yang says:

    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 :P

  19. Suzi Maynard says:

    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.
    Thanks
    Suzi x
    http://fortheloveofaudrey.com/

  20. Suzi Maynard says:

    Great looks Susie.
    Suzi x
    “http://fortheloveofaudrey.com/”

  21. 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!!

  22. Iris says:

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

  23. Lucy says:

    Love the shade! Makes me want to say “totally cute”, there I just did.
    http://hunterapted.blogspot.co.uk/

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

  25. 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!

  26. genevieve says:

    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.

  27. Maria says:

    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.

  28. LustreLife says:

    I love the pink bag!

  29. arslan says:

    a very good contrast with be pink bag, nice work

  30. cecy says:

    u are so amazing!!!!!

  31. Barnabas says:

    Amazing Stuff, I like it

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