Thursday, 3 March 2011

Another Alexa Copycat

Well hello there! Long time no blogging! I think the most coveted bag in recent months has been the Mulberry Alexa bag. Unfortunately, I do not have the money, nor the time and patience to save up for one. I have a real Balenciaga First Bag which I'm terrified to take out as I don't want to ruin it. Buying a real Mulberry and doing the same to the Mulberry seems like a waste to me (personally). So when I saw the best dupe for a Mulberry Alexa I've seen for a while in a recent trip to TkMaxx. I had to snap it up!! The RRP price of the bag was noted as £56 and I managed to get this for a cool £24.99. The brand is Marina Galanti if anyone is interested in trying to find another on the interwebs. I'm not sure if the material is leather but it does feel decent, not the best of course, but very decent. It has kept it's shape quite well and is the PERFECT size.

Here it is!


I added the scarf myself. I like to do this with a lot of my bags. I suppose it's a bit like a bag charm that can be taken off and used as a hood if it starts raining (at least that's how I look at it!).

If I ever see the same bag in brown/tan I'd be soo happy to pick up another one of these!

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Alexa style bags? Would you fork out on a real one?

Bryden x

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Monday, 24 January 2011

A side project

My housemate and I have decided to set up blog together. We don’t really want the blog to have a set theme, but it will generally include beauty, fashion, local events and general rambling. We can be found here. This new blog will not replace this one and I will continue to blog here aswell.

Hope you enjoy,


Friday, 21 January 2011

Band of Geordies

Let's Buy Happiness

Left to right: James Hall, James King, Sarah Hall, Mark Brown and Graeme Martin. (Photo taken from the band's facebook. Photography by Simon Daniel Smith)

The band I am about to talk may be one of the best things to come out of Newcastle Upon Tyne in recent times (Move over Ant n Dec!). Not only is the band fronted by my best friend, Sarah but their music is only what I can describe as SPOT ON. The first time I heard Sarah perform a song I burst out crying (such a wimp!). Was all too much! That song was was an older version of their song Devil Show. The song has been rearranged now and is better than ever!

The band itself is a lovely mix of art and melodies. Their flyers, posters, music artwork, and t-shirt designs are all drawn by Sarah. Hours of work goes into these drawings and they are absolutely brilliant. Nothing in this band is created half-arsed. They were the band to open the John Peel stage at Glastonbury 2010 and I was lucky enough to go along with the band and had the most amazing time I have ever had at a festival (Thanks Sarah!). Their single 'Six Wolves' was released on October 18th on their own label Ghost Arc Records and are currently working on their album which will be released in 2011.

Here's a few links. Check them out and let me know what you think:

Six Wolves

Clean Mistake Acoustic (My current fave)

Fast Fast (another fave of mine)

Devil Show (live at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing)

Their myspace:

Would love to hear what you think.

Bryden x