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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?

Elle’s Solar-Powered handbags

Don’t you just hate it when you are out and about and your phone battery dies on you? Or when it’s dark and you are fumbling with your keys outside your front door trying to find the lock?

Well, Elle magazine has advertised a solution to these very annoying problems – a solar-powered handbag! 

loomstate bagAbove: Loomsate solar-powered bag

Although this may sound like a fabulous idea for us city girls who want the ultimate in convenience, the design was originally made for those without electricity and stable forms of power.

Last year Elle came across the Flap bag (short for Flexible Light and Power), which was made by Sheila Kennedy as part of the Portable Light Project. This non-profit research, design and engineering initiative was set up to help the developing world, by providing people with practical, renewable power and light.

The portable light textile used in the Flap bag can provide light for peoples homes so their children can study, and it can also charge mobile phones and other small devices to help better communication.

Elle thought this was a brilliant invention (as do I), and decided to help the cause. The magazine got in touch with eight designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Loomsate and Loeffler Randall, and asked them create a Flap bag of their own. 

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Above, left- right: Solar-powered bags by Diane von Furstenberg and Loeffler Randall

These bags are soon to be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to the cause.

This piece of fashionology can bring light into the lives of the world’s poorest people, give them a sustainable source of power and a better standard of living.

For more information about the Portable Light Project and how to donate, visit portablelight.org.

For a closer look at the designer totes, go to Elle’s photo gallery. No news of an auction date or site yet, but keep checking back on the article for details!

Via Elle.com