Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT HANDBAG

By Eva Fydrych

From daytime chic to night time glamour

Logo (Courtesy of marc b.)


Getting the right handbag, a necessary item of every woman’s life, is not always an easy task. When shopping for a new bag this season, you should consider a couple of things: functionality, style, and something that many women tend to forget about - your body type. Not every handbag is ideal for every woman. 

Being tall and thin allows you to carry almost any style. A slouchy, rounded bag will be great to compliment your look. If you are on the heavier side, choose a handbag that is long and sleek or tall and rectangular. You should avoid bags that are too small, as they will look lost against your figure. The rounder your figure, the more structured your handbag needs to be. And remember: the size of your handbag should always be in proportion to your figure.

If you are splurging on an expensive bag, pick one that goes well with many items in your wardrobe so you will be able to wear it often. If you prefer to buy several inexpensive pieces, choose one classic everyday bag in black, brown or grey. Then, experiment with fun, unique styles and colours for your other bags. This season you should invest in at least one pastel bag: mint, baby blue or powder pink. 



Inspiration - All Shades of Blue

Photos courtesy of style.com, FashionPhilosophy, Getty Images


To make your choice easier, I selected two trendy handbags from the rising UK retailer marc b. - one for the day and one for the night out. I took inspiration from the latest catwalk trends and chose the bags that combine the hottest looks with timeless elegance. I also tried to find items that are practical as for me real style comes with comfort.


#1 - Day Look

Kate Cloud Blue (Photo courtesy of marc b.)


Kate by marc b. is a must-have fashion accessory. It comes from their latest collection and features one of the hottest colours of this season - pastel blue. It has three compartments with a zippered inner pocket in the main compartment. The animal print lining makes it really pleasant to use. Have you noticed a cute gold heart charm attached to the bag? 


Click to enlarge

Personal Note:

Listed above are all the small details that I find really important. They make this handbag one of my favourite items in my Spring/Summer 2013 wardrobe.

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Inspiration - Black

Photos courtesy of F.Bosch, Getty Images, Imgend. H.Greer, Zac Posen, Givenchy


For the evening, I chose a classic black handbag that is easy to match with a variety of clothes. Stunning gold details add a touch of chic and glamour.

Personal Note:

This Chanel inspired bag is not only stylish but also very practical. It has a perfect size to fit my Canon 1000D camera inside! So now when I attend fashion events I don't need to take my huge camera bag with me, but I can carry this small trendy handbag instead. Brilliant! :)


#2 - Evening Look

Knightsbridge Black (Photo courtesy of marc b.)


And for all those who are curious how these bags compose with my wardrobe, I will be posting some personal photos soon! In the meantime, have a look at the competition below.

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MARC B. COMPETITION

Win a £55 shopping voucher from marc b.!


































Photos courtesy of marc b.


Together with marc b. Fashion Studio Magazine prepared a special offer for our UK-based readers. One of those fabulous handbags could be yours! All you need to do is follow three simple steps.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. 'Likemarc b. on Facebook.

2. Visit marc b. website and choose your favourite handbag.

3. Leave a comment and a link to your selected product below this article.
Please don't forget to include your email! (example: anna [at] yahoo.com)


Open to UK readers only. The winner will be contacted by email. Prize value in Pound Sterling (GBP) excluding delivery. Not valid with other promotions or items that are already on sale. Closing date: 22 May 2013


Good luck!


Don't forget to join marc b. newsletter (on the bottom of their main page) and Facebook for more competitions and offers.

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*Special thank you to marc b. for organising this fabulous competition for Fashion Studio Magazine readers.

72 comments:

  1. I love so many marc b handbags but this is my favourite...
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html
    From... angelacunnane@hotmail.com xx

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  2. http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Guava-Tote.html

    debi.gillard@tiscali.co.uk

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  3. Thanks for the chance! I love this: http://www.marcb.com/products/Quinn-Black-Ostrich-.html
    georgina.vinas [at] gmail.com

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  4. I love the Kate Cloud Blue!
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Kate-Cloud-Blue.html
    cositagery [a] gmail.com
    Fingers crossed!!

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  5. I love this bag so much http://www.marcb.com/products/Jen-Soft-Tan-.html
    patton224@hotmail.com xxx

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  6. This is fab and the colour wow
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Guava-Tote.html
    janetkam@hotmail.com

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  7. I would love to win this bag

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Blacklive Black.

    sharronr435@gmail.com Thank you.

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    1. Sorry about wrong link,

      'http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Black-.html

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  8. Out of the five in your picture the http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Camel-Ostrich.html is my favourite. but like the author of this article I also love the Kate bag.
    sheena_lewis@hotmail.com

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  9. Madison Petrol Blue
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Petrol-Blue.html

    emma_radford_schutte@live.co.uk

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  10. My favourite bag is:
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Guava-Tote.html

    filmlover81@ntlworld.com

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  11. Lynsey BuchananMay 8, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    my favourite bag is Quinn Soft Tan

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Quinn-Soft-Tan.html

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  12. http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html LOVE this bag!

    Rubylawrence@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. http://www.marcb.com/products/Juliet-Maroon-.html

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  14. Favourite bag is the Black Knightsbridge, i've wanted it for years.

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Black-.html

    beckismith_23@hotmail.com

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  15. I love marc b. !!
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Cheryl-Camel-Handbag.html
    ^my favourite bag at the moment.

    Saloni.2309@yahoo.co.uk

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  16. My favourite bag is http://www.marcb.com/products/Vera-Olive-Suede.html i love the colour and style x

    tayybirch@hotmail.co.uk

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  17. My favourite Marc B bag is this little beauty - http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Camel-Ostrich.html

    I need this in my life! It's gorgeous, and looks like it has loads of room! I have never owned a large Marc B, so would be so happy if I won! Love it love it love it :D

    eventsbritton@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. What a amazing give away! I love all marc B bags but my favourite at the moment is the black Knightsbrigde - http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Black-.html- Love it! It is perfect for any event.
    My email address is - charlotte_adey@hotmail.co.uk

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  19. This is my favorite, very stylish and perfect for everyday use http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Black-.html

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  20. http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Black-.html

    beaukk@hotmail.co.uk

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  21. http://www.marcb.com/products/Jen-Black-.html

    sweetdiversion2002@yahoo.co.uk

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  22. I love them all but I really love this one!! http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html

    Thunt1231@gmail.com

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  23. I love the Kate Cloud Blue handbag.

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Kate-Cloud-Blue.html

    Wendy Bui - wendybui_123@hotmail.com

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  24. I really love the Quinn Soft Tan Handbag.
    This is it: http://www.marcb.com/products/Quinn-Soft-Tan.html

    defairmans@sky.com

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  25. http://www.marcb.com/products/Quinn-Black-Ostrich-.html

    rachel.nicole-x@hotmail.com

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  26. http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html
    I'm usually quite decisive when it comes to choosing but this was harder than I thought it would be as I liked quite a few of the bags - I chose the Lottie Nouveau Black Tote Bag in the end as my favourite, but the Madison Tote (the Black Weave and the Olive ones) would be runner-up.
    ohsoheavenleigh@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. this is my favourite...
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html

    emmacella@ymail.com

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  28. This one is stunning & just what I'm looking for:

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Mini-Knightsbridge-Black-.html

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  29. Love the lottie camel ostrich bag
    mattinson2003@yahoo.co.uk

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  30. http://www.marcb.com/products/Zane-Black.html
    givinganswers [at] googlemail [dot] com

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  31. Lovely bags! I love carrying LOTS of things in my handbag, just in case.. :)
    So, i prefer a roomy one, and this gorgious one is just in the the right size!
    It's the Radleigh Black Ostrich Tote, and here is the link:
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Radleigh-Black-Ostrich-Tote.html
    xx
    Sharon
    sharonad01@hotmail.com

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  32. I WANT THEM ALLLLL!!!! But I would looove this one!
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Rose-Blue.html

    chloe@clearbluephotography.com

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  33. http://www.marcb.com/products/Rose-Blue.html LOVE ALL YOUR BAGS BUT THIS HAS TO BE MY FAVE:) lotti74@live.co.uk x

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  34. http://www.marcb.com/products/Hudson-Soft-Tan.html love this

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  35. Loving the Olive Olive Slouch Bag
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Olive-Slouch-Bag.html

    prd1963.pd[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. Love this one! http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Olive-Slouch-Bag.html

    mairi_tacey[at]hotmail.com

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  37. http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Camel-.html

    CKMacIsaac@gmail.com

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  38. http://www.marcb.com/products/Kate-Cloud-Blue.html
    gsilova@tiscali.cz

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  39. I adore the Knightsbridge bag because of the quilting, my favourite style in a handbag http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Black-.html

    finleypop@o2.co.uk

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  40. Lush!
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Rose-Devon.html

    danielle.almond89@gmail.com

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  41. My favourite has to be the Tammy Olive Suede tote bag! http://www.marcb.com/products/Tammy-Olive-Suede.html :)

    lizeebarry92@hotmail.co.uk
    xxx

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  42. http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Petrol-Blue.html. This is my favourite. It is a good size and I absolutely adore the colour.

    bethbowdler (at) gmail dot com

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  43. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag >http://www.marcb.com/products/Rose-Rose.html. Would be perfect for summer :)

    breakingthehabit__ [at] hotmail.com

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  44. http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html loveit x
    andiastrom@hotmail.co.uk

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  45. http://www.marcb.com/products/Shelly-Black-Suede.html this one is definitely my favourite!

    natalie.evans18@yahoo.co.uk

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  46. I love http://www.marcb.com/products/Olive-Black-.html :)

    milkpetalblog(at)gmail.com

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  47. They're all gorgeous! But this one is definitely my favourite:

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Madison-Guava.html


    lisavoss92@googlemail.com

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  48. http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Cloud-Blue.html

    donna_baby99@yahoo.co.uk :)

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  49. http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html This is my fave I love it,hard to choose though.

    Julie Perry jueperry@live.co.uk

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  50. Replies
    1. Congratulations Nadine, you are the winner of marc b. competition! Please check your email shortly. Eva

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    2. Wow, thanks so much! Can't wait to use it!

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  51. http://www.marcb.com/products/Phoebe-Black-.html THIS IS MY FAVE FOR MY SISTERS WEDDING X

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  52. i love the Kate Cloud Blue

    http://www.marcb.com/products/Kate-Cloud-Blue.html

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  53. My favourite http://www.marcb.com/products/Radleigh-Black-Ostrich-Tote.html , timeless, versatile and room for all my paraphernalia

    slw1122@hotmail.co.uk

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  54. This one is my favourite :)
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Soft-Tan.html

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  55. love this bag
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Kate-Cloud-Blue.html

    bex moore
    cherryfalls@hotmail.co.uk

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  56. My favourite bag is the Quinn Camel Ostrich (http://www.marcb.com/products/Quinn-Camel-Ostrich.html) email robbo86otm@yahoo.co.uk

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  57. Love the Quinn Camel Ostrich. Can't think of an outfit it wouldn't go with. Gorgeous all rounder.
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Millie-Soft-Tan-.html
    Laura
    lw100@hotmail.co.uk

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  58. Fantastic competition,thanks very much! http://www.marcb.com/products/Millie-Soft-Tan-.html
    psion69@live.co.uk

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  59. Luuurve this bag....
    http://www.marcb.com/products/Lottie-Nouveau-Black.html


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  60. http://www.marcb.com/products/Knightsbridge-Camel-.html

    What a pleasant morning perusing handbags...this is my favourite..xx

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  61. http://www.marcb.com/products/Giselle-Maroon.html

    Thats my dream arm candy

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  62. should have added Dobbychihuahua@gmail.com

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  63. http://www.marcb.com/products/Rose-Rose.html I love this so much!

    mellysocks(at)aim(dot)com

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  64. I would love the Zane in soft tan as it would compliment my outfits and update them too with its fabulous styling and Marc b logo. susancarter65@hotmail.co.uk facebook Susan El Carter

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  67. We have a winner: Nadine Khatib. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    ps
    Huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part in marc b. competition. :)

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