Category Archives: Accessories

Uniqlo HEATTECH technology

If you have, like me, been suffering from numerous colds thanks to this frost weather across the UK then you need to get your hands on some of Uniqlo’s HEATTECH technology.

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Much-loved high street brand Uniqlo has introduced a bit of winter warming Fashionology to this seasons range. HEATTECH is a line of heat-generating lightweight clothing that looks and feels amazing!

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The HEATTECH line has been fronted by some big names, including Charlize Theron and Britain’s own Orlando Bloom and is on my wish-list this Christmas. No need for ugly thermals and unflattering, puffed-up woolly jumpers this winter, Uniqlo has you covered.

The technology behind it is truly cutting-edge. The fabric used has been cultivated from tens of thousands of prototypes and cannot be made with any ordinary equipment.

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HEATTECH clothing generates heat by holding pockets of air between the fibres in layers that keep you warm. Not only that,  but it retains the heat it creates thanks to the specially designed hollow fibres.

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What’s more, the items are lightweight and actually shrink to fit your body, so they are non-restrictive and oh so comfortable!

HEATTECH fibres contain a special anti-bacterial agent that helps to minimize body odour and also contain amino acids that make the material soft and smooth against your skin. It is durable and apparently maintains its shape even after washing.

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They look great, keep you warm and B.O. free, what more could you ask for? You want to know the best part? Uniqlo has got an offer on HEATTECH clothing!

You can get two items priced at £9.99 for just £14.99 and any two products priced at £12.99 for just £19.99 up until midnight on Wednesday 22nd December!

For more details visit the Uniqlo website.

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Fashionology’s pick of designer laptop cases

A laptop to a blogger is like a third arm; an awkwardly shaped arm you often find yourself dragging around in your favourite tote simply because that case it came in was hideously ugly, is seriously bulky and doesn’t go with your outfit!

So, Fashionology has scoped out the very best designer laptop cases so you can carry your notebook with pride!

Skull print laptop case, Alexander McQueen, NET-A-PORTER, £250

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Laptop jumble logo sleeve, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Harvey Nichols, £45 (available in more colours)

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Logo-embossed neoprene laptop case, Fendi, NET-A-PORTER, £255

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Crocodile laptop case, Nancy Gonzalez, NET-A-PORTER, £1,715

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Layla metallic zip laptop bag, Penelope & Parker, Selfridges, £195

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Daria patent-leather sleeve for MacBook, Mulberry, £350

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Pretty medium printed laptop case, Marc by Marc Jacobs, NET-A-PORTER, £60

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Mole-Cognac Scotchgrain laptop case, Mulberry, £550

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Check nylon laptop sleeve, Burberry, £215

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And last but not least, my favourite of the bunch…

Mariela printed laptop case, Diane Von Furstenberg, NET-A-PORTER, £100

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Which one would you most like under your arm?

Freehands gloves keep you warm and in touch!

As the days of November get steadily more frosty I, as a touchscreen phone user, am finding it hard to keep my hands warm and work my phone.

You all know what I mean. You have your woolly gloves on, you are rushing down the street to work, trying to text your friend on your iPhone/Samsung/HTC creation or maybe a Blackberry phone with those fiddly, teeny-tiny keys.

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The next thing you know you have mispelt the whole message or even worse (like I did the other day) you have flung your precious baby onto the floor in your desperation to Swype!

This may seem like a rather small issue to be moaning about, but it it still an issue nonetheless. But I have discovered a solution thanks to a friend of mine. Freehand has a collection of gloves specifically designed to make texting, typing and Swyping a whole lot easier!

The simple design involves PVC palm dots for grip and detachable index finger and thumb tips. These tips are held back and out of the way by small magnets too – how cute!

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These gloves are available for men and women in a range of colours and styles; prices start from as little as £10.16! To browse the collection visit the Freehands website!

CrystalRoc embellishes the Samsung Galaxy Tab with Swarovski crystals

The new Samsung Galaxy tab was released on Monday and already crazy new additions to it have come out of the woodwork. Introducing the more sparkly version of the Tab – the result of a Micro Anvika and CrystalRoc collaboration.

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This already impressive tablet has been blinged-up with 5,700 hand-placed Swarovski crystals. The logo is also customisable but is shown here in in Jet Hematite.

Stunning…yes. Unnecessary…definitely. This piece of Fashionology should only be pursued if you have £2,700 spare in the bank, otherwise stick to the average £499 un-glittery version, which is also very stylish it must be said.

If you want to get your hands on one, or you simply want to gaze at its Edward-Cullen-esque beauty, then pop down to the Micro Anvika section of Harrods where it is being exclusively sold.

Via Engadget

3D glasses are no longer embarrassing thanks to Gucci

It was only a matter of time before fashion designers started to ride the 3D wave! Oakley recently released some “optically correct” Real D glasses, but they weren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea.

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However, Gucci has latched on to the fact that most 3D glasses are darn ugly, and has done something about it! These Gucci “optically correct” Real D frames, are styled with the same 80’s look as the rest of Gucci’s eyewear in its recent summer collection.

They have a high-tech multi-layer mirrored coating too, which prevents distortion when you check out your new look in the mirror.

They are available only from US stores in December – though looking cool in 3D will set you back a pretty penny…$225 to be exact.

Via Luxist

My HP Style on ASOS

Online shopping legend ASOS has teamed with the oracle of stylish laptops, HP, to create a new “Fashion Insider” campaign.

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Visitors to ASOS, or those of you obsessed enough to receive regular email updates from the side (that’s me right there) may well have seen the HP ads asking you to “take the style challenge”.

The aim of this challenge is for you to play around with some of ASOS’s latest stock and create your ideal style, and also to promote HP’s line of fashionable notebooks.

I had a go and came up with a few outfits I loved. Plus, it even uploads them to Facebook too, avec title and your name!

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If you want to share your ASOS style then take the HP Style Insider challenge.

HP launches paparazzi campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi

Ever the fashionable PC manufacturer, HP has enlisted the help of photographer Dave Hogan and Saatchi & Saatchi for a new stylish paparazzi inspired campaign for its Notebook Collection.

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Jean Pierre Le Calvez, vice president of marketing at HP, said:

“The Paparazzi campaign aims to capture the vibrant lifestyles of young, design conscious consumers and showcase how our style portfolio puts them centre stage and helps them perform.”

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The star models of this campaign, and by models I mean laptops,  include the HP Mini 210, the HP Pavilion dv6, the HP Pavilion dm4, the HP Envy and the famous HP Vivienne Tam Edition notebook – the one that took the fashion world by storm in the spring of this year.

It is a very glamorous campaign, that shows technology as the latest fashion accessory, which isn’t far off the mark. I mean how many stars have you see out and about clutching their shiny new iPads,  using them as shields from their camera wielding stalkers?!

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HP is also advertising a trade-in alongside this campaign, whereby you can trade in your old notebook and receive a full £150 back against any qualifying new HP notebook PC.

This is obviously subject to terms and conditions which you will find on the HP site along with the rest of the shots and a “making of” video.