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Win a Nadia Minkoff London, embroidered Kew silk clutch

Win a Nadia Minkoff London, embroidered Kew silk clutch

To celebrate the launch of our new summer 2013 collection in our on-line shop we will be giving one lucky winner our gorgeous silk, hand embroidered Kew clutch bag in a colour of their choice.
TO WIN:
1) Visit our on-line shop http://www.nadiaminkoff.com/shop/embroid.html to decide which colour you want, once you’ve decided leave your comment in the FB box on that page
2) If you haven’t done so already make sure to fill in your name and email address on this page http://www.nadiaminkoff.com/signup.html We will notify our winner by email so this is vital!
3) Alternatively just email us at enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com with your chosen colour and your name.

We will be picking our winner on Sunday 28th, good luck!!

Crowd watching at the catwalk

ImageImageImageImageWell, it feels like I have been off the radar for ages now, no posts for over a week!! I guess you can never tell the impact of a major event till it’s well and truly over. So my big event, the London Fashion Week catwalk with Nico Didonna was a whirlwind of frantic preparation and last minute amendments. And on the night? well, it just couldn’t have gone better, one of those nights were everything slots into place and it all works out great. Since then I have been ‘recovering’, having some quiet time, re-charging my batteries in preparation for yet another season. So here are some of my crowd pics for you ( and our curtain call). As you can imagine, we had a fantastically eclectic crowd ( well, you would expect that from London Fashion Week)  we even had some very trendy and very well behaved fashionista pooches!

Friday is catwalk day!

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So this is it, Friday 15th and our début catwalk this evening in collaboration with Nico Didonna. Wow, talk about an adrenaline rush and the anticipation is just about killing me.. is the press going to turn up as expected?are they going to like it? are the buyers going to turn up and like it? are my personal guests going to turn up and like it? have we got it right? are we going to managed to dress up the models during the scene changes with no major drama’s??  Well, at least we are all prepared, with our accessories neatly sorted by groups and scenes.  So,bring it on I say!

Post show pics and comments to follow, don’t worry, whatever the outcome I’m going to be telling you all about it.

x Nadia

Thumbs up or thumbs down?

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Here they come, hot off the catwalk! Creative people will tell you that beyond making creative choices the biggest test comes when you ‘present’ your choices to the public. Will it be a thumbs up, a thumbs down or quite simply a dead end. So today, our first day at Pure London and I felt my nerves kick in as I approached London Olympia, to the point that I didn’t even go and see the catwalk for myself, just in case it was a thumbs down situation.

Seems the thumbs are pointing up, I got some lovely images sent to me this evening, might even go and see it myself tomorrow. For now I’m sharing some of the photos with you, I am looking forward to tomorrow now.

x Nadia

Getting ready to rock London

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So, this is it two days left before we show our new winter 2013 collection at Pure London, one week left before our catwalk début at London Fashion Week. It’s now a case of ‘what we can’t do’ as opposed to ‘what we can’. Any designer or creative out there will most likely agree with me on this one- no matter how early you start, how many hours you put in and how focused you are..it’s always a last minute struggle and there are always compromises to be made.. the ‘what I can’t finish’ things. Friday and Saturday will be spent getting our stand ready for those all important buyers and on Sunday morning it’s all change.. it’s a ‘what to wear for the opening day?’ and ‘who will turn up today?’ morning. Fingers crossed, our collection will rock London. x Nadia

Of course I will be posting some hot pics and daily reviews, so keep  checking.

New arrivals on our asos marketplace boutique

We’ve started listing all our new and exciting one-off bags on our asos marketplace boutique. Loving the pics, loving the bags!  If you are looking for a unique one-off make sure you follow these listings closely, only one of each in most cases.. are you the early bird 🙂 ??? xx

Saturday at Hampstead Heath

We’ve been so fortunate with the weather today, just perfect for our asos boutique shoot!! Bright autumn sunshine and the wind blowing the autumn leaves in Hampstead Heath and in Hampstead Village- it was beautiful. Our lovely model Vanessa was great and we finished the shoot at the fantstic Euphorium bakery for a spot of something savory, cakes and cinnamon and honey Chai latte’s.. bliss!

We’ll be uploading all the lovely new bags onto our asos boutique next week but for now, here’s a quick ‘snapshot’ of my day x N