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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?

Lily Allen dresses Samsung laptop for Lucy in Disguise

All I want for Christmas…is the new Samsung laptop that Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen have designed for their Vintage range Lucy in Disguise (LiD).

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Lily and her sister have teamed up with Samsung to revamp the SF310 notebook which will feature exclusively in Vintage store in Covent Garden, London.

The design is very Art Deco, featuring a repeated black and white LiD logo.

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Lily said of the collaboration:

“I’m so excited now the store is up and running and we made some great sales on the first day. These notebooks look great and really complement the Lucy in Disguise concept. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!”

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I right there with you Lily! These stylish laptops are only available at the Lucy in Disguise store (10-13 King Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8HN). Price has not been specified yet but the normal SF310 costs around £800, so expect it to be a little over that.

Via Pocket Lint

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.

London Fashion Week SS11 is here – look out for Fashionology!

Cue the models, the front row of stylish celebrities and the gorgeous collections! Today marks the start of the SS11 London Fashion Week and here at Fashionology we are très excited to see what gems come down the runway!

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This year fashion and technology have become closer than ever before with Henry Holland teaming up with Blackberry, Vivienne Tam designing laptops for HP and a number of designers whipping up fashionable iPad cases.

London Fashion Week SS11 looks set to continue along Fashionology lines with some fantastic collaborations. A well kitted outVauxhall Fashion Scout media centre  is being sponsored by Sony Vaio, so journalists and press can surf the web on shiny new laptops.

HP has teamed up with ASOS to bring you ASOS Tee-V, a online channel that sets out to bring you up-to-date behind the scenes footage of London Fashion Week.

Come back over the next few days and see what other fabulous Fashionology news we have to report from the LFW runways!

Dell’s OPI nail polish laptop lids

I am the kind of girl who loves to subtly match my nail varnish with accessories, or random parts of my outfit, but I never dreamt I could match it with a laptop?!

Dell’s designers have teamed up with OPI, the nail lacquer experts to create laptops, shamelessly aimed at the girly girl. The OPI partnership has added 26  colours to the bountiful artwork selection that Dell has offers its customers.

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If you buy any Dell Studio 15, Studio 17 or Inspiron Mini laptops (prices start at £249 for the Mini 10),  you can customise it with an OPI colour at the Dell Design Studio for an extra £69.

Shades to choose from include “Big Apple Red,” “Strawberry Margarita,” “Rosy Future” (pictured below) and “Kyoto Pearl” as well as a selection of colours from the recently released Hong Kong collection.

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Now, here is a quote from Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive Vice President & Artistic Director:

“With Dell laptops that coordinate with OPI Nail Lacquers, you can match your nails to your emails!”

Ahem….*cringes*

But don’t let this rather patronising rhyming couplet put you off, these laptops actually look quite stylish! For more information visit Dell.com.

Via Dell

Sex and the City 2 teams up with HP in Daily Mirror competition

The Daily Mirror has just closed entries for its Sex and the City 2 and HP challenge in which entrants had the chance to win a HP TouchSmart notebook.

The computer manufacturer has impressed techie fashionistas again by teaming up with the most fashionable movie of the year. Its most recent fashion collaboration, the HP Vivienne Tam Mini was even featured in the film and now two avid fans will win their very own HP laptop.

The winner can do a Carrie and tap away at their new notebook that features Windows 7 and touch-enabled apps like Hulu, Twitter and Skype.

You may have missed the entry date for this competition but do not fear. On HP’s Facebook page they are advertising another competition that could see you jet-setting off the NYC to roam the streets of the big city with three of your girls! The prize includes airfare for you and three guests, a hotel for four nights, limo pick up, $2,000 Visa gift card and other unspecified SATC 2 prizes. Semi-finalists will win an HP Vivienne Tam notebook.

All you have to do is state which HP Product best expresses your style out of the Vivienne Tam Butterfly Mini, the TouchSmart AIO desktop, the TouchSmart tm2, the Envy 15, the Mini 210 and the dv6 entertainment notebook.

Entries can be made via video, essay or photo but must be in by 10th June 2010. I know which one I’ll be entering with…

Via StyleCaster