Tuesday, 18 December 2012

CarrieMe Eyeskate this Christmas!

Fancy doing something different this Christmas? Head over to London's festive Southbank for a ice skating session with spectacular views. 

The EDF Energy London Eye are currently hosting the Eyeskate event of the season whereby there is a picturesque rink that allows you to skate in the shadow of the well known landmark.  The CarrieMe team are having the Christmas outing to the rink and are all excited as tonight is the night!

We all know we won't be anywhere near as good as the pros pictured above but falling over is half the fun of trying. There is a prediction that our faces will be sore from so much laughter.  The PR intern here at CarrieMe used to take ice skating lessons so she is the one to watch!  If you are stuck on ideas of festive places to go with friends or somewhere to tire out the children then Eyeskate is perfect! 

Remember to buy online to save 10% as we all know that every little helps!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Photographing the new CarrieMe Sensory Artists Collection

The new CarrieMe Sensory Artist Collection is launching soon .... fusing fashion with art, CarrieMe are breaking new boundaries in the accessories market, transforming original art forms into collectable items and allowing you to carry a piece of original art with you wherever you go.

Working with two emerging artists, David Charles Williams and Darren MacPherson, CarrieMe have developed a Collection of original, hand painted bag hooks and finders, meaning that no two products will be the same: originality and functionality have created something beautifully useful indeed.

Today was the photoshoot at IceTank Studio. Lovely and local in Tottenham Court Road it was a fun but busy day getting all the product lined up and looking beautiful for the camera.

Chris our photographer was a star, working swiftly and producing gorgeous shots - can't wait to see them live on the website ....oh and we'll be posting some to Facebook too on our launch day!  So watch this space for the new CarrieMe Sensory Artist Collection!

Friday, 14 December 2012

What will you be wearing next season?

We've reviewed the fabulous colours that will be coming up next Spring and Summer, but what textures or materials will we be wearing?  After the aggressive studs this year, we're hoping for something soft and light.

Versace's on trend Colbalt blue dress, is all about the black lace detail. Intricate and delicate yet adding a touch of high fashion, it's perfect for the hot summer evening,  So show your sassy side, and strut the dance floor with attitude.


After a night out, take a more demure, lacey look in  Valentino's white lace dress - perfect for Afternoon Tea at the Ritz. We love the vintage yet chic feel. The light weight lace, is perfect for the warm summer days.


If you are looking for that extra va va voom, look no further than the flamenco inspired ruffles on velvet show cased by Balenciaga. The extra movement created, will ensure you will be adding that extra bounce to your Salsa steps. We love how the tropic inspired pink pops against the black peplum ruffle construction.

Here, at CarrieMe, we definitely want to be showered with floaty emerald tones. We chose Gucci as our top pick. The emerald green in line with the 1970's inspired ruffles, created the perfect feminine look. The ruffles added depth  and texture to the straight flowing dress -  what more could we ask for?


What will you be picking next season? We would love to know your fashion must haves for next season.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What colours are in your wardrobe next season?

With the Big Chill on its way and dark evenings, we're already dreaming about longer brighter days, the sea, sunshine, Spring, Summer and of course what's next for Fashion.

September's catwalks got us in the mood, with the amazing choice of vibrant colours as well as delicate pastels, and the colour experts at The Ultra Bright, definitely think its going to be a bright season... so its all go here at CarrieMe to see what colours are hot for next season.

Top of our list is this new tomato or cranberry red, its brighter and more orangy than the past season reds and we love the glamour feeling it inspires.

Temperley London
Moreover the new 'nipped in waist' trend seen here by Temperley London and showcased by Valentino in their Summer/Spring 2013 catwalk, just sets it off brilliantly.

If red isn't your colour, try the aquatic blast of Colbalt Blue. Think Mediterranean, blue sea, blue sky - the perfect daydream on a winter's day.  It works across all shapes, so add an explosion of colour to your summer dresses and join the catwalks from Burberry to Stella McCartney.

Burberry Prorsum, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders
Watch this space as we decide which colours to add to the CarrieMe collection - which would get your vote?

Monday, 3 December 2012

CarrieMe supports Vogue's Online Fashion Week starting today...

Today marks the kick start of Online Fashion Week, Vogue's annual celebration of online shopping, something that CarrieMe fully supports.


With five days of fashion madness promoting fantastic ideas for beautiful Christmas gifts, what better day to start the week than the famous Cyber Monday.  Predictions for online shopping today on the biggest, busiest online day of the year is an estimated whopping £222,222 to be spent per minute! That's what I call impressive and perfect timing by Vogue!


Today the CarrieMe team are particularly excited about the once in a blue moon masterclass with Oxfam Fashion Patron and vintage extraordinaire William Banks-Blaney as he explains how to look flawless this festive season whilst oozing chicness - that blog post will definitely be used as a reference guide!

William Banks-Blaney

Vogue have provided exclusive daily offers, products and edits for the OFW seekers with plenty of big names, world leading fashion labels and amazing utterly luxurious handbags... and by participating in some of the competitions you could get your hands on some goodies to die for.

CarrieMe also have an exclusive offer for all your Vogue OFW shoppers, from the Glamour range which was shortlisted for Gift of the Year this year.

Head  to the website www.carrieme.co.uk for 10% off and Free P&P when you buy three bag hooks from the Glamour range - you could even get different colours and swap around with your girlfriends to match your handbags!


What we love about OFW is that Vogue team up with Oxfam's Girls Education Project and many retailers donate a percentage of sales to this important initiative, even more of an incentive to shop - of course CarrieMe is joining in, so go ahead and shop and help a good cause!