Friday 9 December 2011

All I want for Christmas is… A cheery statement handbag from Fabulous Fads, Haji Lane

If you’re planning on keeping it simple when it comes to your dress this Christmas (I will for once), there is still one way to make you stand out from the crowd: a cute handbag!

Forget the monogram totes and bejeweled clutches and opt for something original, unique and a conversation-starter pieces like those stocked at Fabulous Fads on Haji Lane.

When I recently visited this quirky boutique, a lot of handbags and clutches caught my eye especially these 3 in particular.

First are the eccentric and pop-art inspired arm candy (literally) from British designer Helen Rochfort. My favourite is the Wonka Bar (S$145), partly because it makes me feel young again and everytime I see it, I can’t help but hope for a golden ticket inside :-)

Love these Helen Rochfort bags especially the Wonka Bar one!!

More kitsch and pop-art inspired designs from Helen Rochfort

Then there is the perfect accessory for cat-lovers, namely the Big Cat Shopper (S$76) from another UK label ‘Irregular Choice’. I love the slight bling feel to this tote with the stones as eyes and the shiny snakeskin detail. And being on the larger side makes it perfect to fit all those Christmas gifts which I’m hoping to get!!!

You're a cat lover? Then these cute Irregular Choice
bags are perfect for you!

But if you’re not into all that cat and candy stuff, and prefer something more dressy yet distinctive, then these clutches from well-known dramatic and extrovert designer Zandra Rhodes would be perfect for you. They’re glamorous and dressy yet still fun thanks to their shell-shape and metallic snake-skin effect. I would team my LBD with one of these for an evening Christmas party.

Accentric designer Zandra Rhodes's clutches are dressy but not boring!

Moreover, Zandra is one of the remaining 70s British designers who has dressed people from Jackie O, to Kylie Minogue and Princess Diana, so what you get is pedigree without insane designer prices. What are you waiting for? Start dropping those hints girls. Christmas is coming ;-)

All the bags are available at Fabulous Fads on 80 Haji Lane.
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