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Bagsy-gift-2-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I recently had the pleasure of creating some photography for the super cool cosmetics brand bagsy.

Even better, I got to try out the products after I had finished the photoshoot.

I was instantly drawn to their on trend colourful packaging. Who wouldn’t right? Bagsy-10c-little-Big-Bell Just look at what I found inside those pretty boxes.

Gorgeous products in sleek and elegant shapes.  Bagsy-no-22-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Like candy pouring out of my green Aspinal of London handbag.

So much choice, I just couldn’t decide which one to try first.
Bagsy-cosmetics-bronzer-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan I finally decided on the Ray of Sunshine bronzing powder.

The engraved words “Sunshine is my favourite accessory” is a cute touch don’t you think?

The bronzer gave my cheekbones, nose and forehead a subtle and natural sun kissed glow.

Its smooth matte consistency created a thin translucent layer that reflected light to create a healthy radiant look. Bagsy-11-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I used this super soft Kabuki brush to apply the bronzer.

The powder application glided on easily and created a seamless look. The small cylindrical handle fitted snugly in my palm for precision blending.
Bagsy-3-Little-Big-Bell The Kabuki brush also came in a cute turquoise pouch for storage. Here are my bagsy make up ready to go into the handbag. Bagsy-lip-velvet-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Next, I tried the lip velvet soft matte lip colours. The texture and feel on application was as its name suggested, smooth like velvet.

The one above is called Spinning Plates, a rosy pink tint. Bagsy-cosmetics-2-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Here are my lip velvet colours, lined up with more Bagsy products, all ready to slot into my blue envelope bag.

Don’t you love the monochrome black and white design of the other products too? Bagsy-wow-lips-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Check out these Wow lips chubby stick colours.The colours are gorgeous and bright with a creamy texture that hugged the lips well.  Bagsy-14-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These colours are called Happy days and Killer heels.
Bagsy-wow-lips-1-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Want Wow lips? You should try it to see what I mean.  Bagsy-30-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan Look at the cool packaging they came in. Bagsy-with-roses-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Complementing the WOW lip colours, are these Pretty Cheeks creamy blushes.

Using circular motions, gently apply to the apples of cheeks and blend using fingers along the cheekbones.

They’re the perfect compact size for on the go touch ups throughout the day. Bagsy-cosmetics-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Pretty pops of colours. Bagsy-25-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Next are these lip cocoons which were my absolute favourite. Bagsy-lip-cocoon-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The lemon lustre stick smelt delicious. It glided on smoothly and tasted of fresh lemon zest.

My lips felt instantly moisturised and softened from its blend of sunflower oil, shea butter, castor oil and beeswax. Bagsy-pink-Photo-by-Geraldine-Tan Here’s the lip cocoon in raspberry with a pretty rosy tint.

Its sweet scent reminded me of childhood lollipops.
Bagsy-7a-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Jewel colours like candy scattered on my table.
Bagsy-8a-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Have you ever tried dry shampoo?

bagsy’s Hair Wonder spray is infused with nourishing pro vitamin B5 and oat oil that adds volume and a tousled texture. Its blend of rice and tapioca absorbs excess oil from the roots.

I was pleasantly surprised by how a little spray could freshen up tired looking hair on the go. It smelt lovely too. Bagsy-17-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell As a medical doctor, I’m always washing my hands in between patients. Hand cream is one of the essentials that I carry in my handbag.

I got to try out bagsy’s Heavenly Hands cedarwood scented cream which was moisturising without the greasy after feel you may get with other creams. Bagsy-16-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the images I created for bagsy.

If you are U.K based, you can purchase these products from Debenhams, otherwise they can be bought from bagsy’s website too. Bagsy-20-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell You can win all these bagsy products I have shown here in my giveaway too.

All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog. Tell me what your beauty handbag essentials are. You can also enter the competition on Instagram with a comment and follow. Good Luck!

The competition ends on midnight 14th August. The winner will be announced both on the blog and Instagram. The competition is international.

( All photography and styling are created by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with bagsy. All opinions are my own).

Green-velvet-chair-from-the-French-Bedroom-company I recently wrote about my love of green and velvet, and how I thought velvet will be a growing trend this year.

Look what popped into my inbox recently. If only my computer keyboard had Emojis, I would have shown you that canary yellow face with the two red love hearts popping out of its eyes!

How gorgeous is that Emerald green chair, part of French Bedroom company’s recently launched Kae collection. Yellow-velvet-chair-French-bedroom-company-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell I know I said I loved green velvet, but now I’m being tempted with so much more choice, enough to fuel my shopping habit. ( Emoji with hands over eyes).

This Popping yellow chair just screams Summer. I can already feel the warmth of the sunshine on my face, can you too?

This chair would be perfect for adding a pop of yellow, as an accent colour to any interior space. It will go well with this season’s popular shades of pastels against a white backdrop, but would equally look stunning in darker interiors.

Imagine how this chair would light up a space when set against a slate grey or deep pigment blue wall. Blue-velvet-chair-from-FBC-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Just when I thought I’d settle for either green or blue, out pops Royal blue (Emoji with a blue heart).

The Kae collection is definitely getting me in the mood for a vacation. I’m picturing the calm of a deep blue sea, perhaps I will dive in and swim amongst the coral reefs. If only such dreams can come true.

I love how this image has been styled, the chair juxtaposed between the old and the new, showing how it would fit in well into the two worlds of interior styles, the period and contemporary.

I’m picturing the sumptuous setting of a grand Downton Abbey style room and the contrast of a clean, modern, nautical theme coastal home or luxury hideout in the Hamptons.

Which style are you? Pink-velvet-chair-the-French-bedroom-company Those who follow my blog know that I have a soft spot for all things pink.

As far as I know, there isn’t an emoji for hands up in surrender right? Because, that is me surrendering to the desire to purchase this pink beauty for my workspace.

I am in need of a chair upgrade in my study. Not sure who I’m trying to convince, as I know I already am.

This Fuchsia pink chair screams girly glamour. I’m already picturing a glass table with gold accessories and a rounded vase full of fresh pink peonies. I could go on, but maybe I will show you one day (Emoji with a wink). Colourful-velvet-chairs-from-the-French-bedroom-company-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog Just look at them altogether. Beautiful right?

I asked Georgia Metcalfe, the creative director and founder of French Bedroom Company about the inspiration behind the Kae chair collection, and this was her reply ” We wanted to merge the classic style of beautiful French furniture with modern popping bright colours to create wow factor and impact. We didn’t want to have the forgotten chair in the corner”.

She’s certainly right there. This collection is definitely a “wow” and full of “impact”. Aspinall-handbags-colourful-with-the-French-bedroom-company-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell The colourful goodness doesn’t just end there. Oh no it doesn’t!

Do you see some lovelies on those chairs? Yes, those are the beautiful new collection handbags from Aspinal of London. Introducing you to The Mini Trunk Clutch in Raspberry Lizard, the Lottie in Orange Lizard and the Grass Green Pebbles.

The wonderful news is that you will have a chance to win one of them. All you have to do is enter your details on French Bedroom Company’s site here.

You’re probably now wondering how did Aspinal of London come to collaborate with French Bedroom company?

I’ve been told that Aspinal came about as they fell in love with French Bedroom company’s Chablis and Rose sofas, which were used for their London Fashion Week 2016 presentation. French bedroom company then found out that Aspinal of London were due to launch these colourful bags around the same time as the chairs. A match made in heaven and the rest is history.

Which one will you pick? I’ve gone for the green.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and good luck in the giveaway.

(This post is a collaboration with French Bedroom Company. All opinions are my own. Photos are all courtesy of French Bedroom Company. I have been gifted the Green Grass Pebbles bag, with thanks).

London-fashion-week-2016-ticket-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Last Sunday, I attended fashion designer to the A-list, David Koma’s Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalk show.

I was kindly invited to cover this London fashion week event by LG UK.

How cool was that? To get to see the new collection of one of fashion industry’s current darling.

Koma’s A-list clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong, Gigi Hadid, Megan Fox, Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and more.

I thought it would be fun to compile what I think the Top 10 London fashion week 2016 trends will be from the show. In particular, those trends I think will infiltrate the high street retail scene.

London-Fashion-week-2016-BFC-show-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The catwalk took place at the British Fashion Council’s show space in Soho. It was at the Brewer Street Car Park, an iconic art deco building that dates back to 1929.

This new central venue since September 2015, has been strategically chosen for its location amongst London’s diverse and vibrant creative community.
London-fashion-week-Hydrangeas-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell LG electronics (LG) has for the tenth consecutive season been the official garment care supplier to London Fashion week. They have a dedicated ‘Steam team’ helping backstage.

LG also provides fashion students a once in a lifetime chance to work with their expert garment team. Perfect way to gain insight into the fashion industry’s behind the scenes don’t you think?

I certainly wouldn’t mind having my own personal Steam Team to keep my wardrobe in tip top, crease free, condition. One can dream right?
London-Fashion-week-2016 It was so fun to spot the fashion crowd. My eyes were instantly drawn to fashion blogger Maya Williams of Fashion Lollipop blog’s pink coat. I should have asked her where she bought it from, when I chatted to her briefly after the show. David-Koma-AW-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell David Koma has a background education in fine art. In a recent interview, he talked about his interest in the female form whilst studying art. In 2013, he was appointed as Creative director of french house Mugler.

His current collection has been inspired by the work of artist Frank Cota. There was a strong emphasis on the silhouette with an industrial edge.

He used a lot of textures from Napa leather, perforated wool, pony skin, silk to cashmere felt. The tailoring was certainly sleek, sculptural and feminine.

Now, on to the trends that caught my eye.

Trend number one is the ” Thigh high slit” look, as  recently seen sported by stars such as Taylor Swift.

The only caveat being the need for long and toned legs. I guess Taylor Swift needn’t worry about that. London-fashion-week-0f-2016-David-Koma-AW-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Trend number two is the “Cold shoulder” look.

Forget the nape of the neck, the cleavage or the small of the back. This season’s new sexy is all about exposing your shoulders.

Trend number three is “the polo neck Halter”. The Halter neck always makes a cyclical appearance. This time round it’s not the spaghetti straps halter but high polo necks. David-Koma-1-London-Fashion-week-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell In fact, polo necks seem to be making a huge resurgence and that is Trend number four.

Trend number five consist of shiny metal embellishments to outfits, best contrasted against black, giving that rock chick vibe. David-Koma-London-Fashion-week-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Trend number six, I call “the perforated look”. You can see above for yourself what I mean.

Not sure if I would adopt this trend. I think one needs to be super slim. London-Fashion-week-2016-David-Koma-Little-Big-Bell Trend number seven is a bright pop of colour. Electric blue to be precise.

Trend number eight is the asymmetrical “one shoulder strap” look. David-Koma-2016-at-London-Fashion-week-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell-blog Trend number nine calls for “Scarlet or oxblood red”.

Trend number ten features “crystal gems”, Koma decorated his outfits in none other than Swarovski crystals.

That concludes my top 10 trends spotting at the David Koma show. What do you think? Do you have a favourite?

Danielle-Romeril-New-Gen-London-Fashion-week-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell After the show, I was able to check out the NewGen collections. NewGen is an internationally recognised talent identification scheme created by the British Fashion Council, and sponsored by Top Shop.

Since its inception, NewGen has identified talents such as Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Christopher Kane, Erdem and more.

Out of all the NewGen designers, the work of Danielle Romeril (above) caught my eye. Love that palm print in green against pink, so in line with current interiors trends too. Her outfits look effortlessly chic and comfortable. I would love to have that green coat on the far left.
Lena-Perminova-London-Fashion-week-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell London Fashion week is not fashion week, if you don’t do a bit of celebrity model spotting.

This is Lena Perminova in David Koma resort collection 2016. I guess she was one of his front row guests. London-Fashion-week-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Now for some fashion blogger spotting. There was quite an interesting scene outside the show venue.

There were numerous paparazzi  outside, desperate to shoot anyone they thought looked stylish.

Okay, so I ended up joining the paparazzi with my camera. After all, fashion bloggers are trend setters right?

I’m loving this whole outfit by blogger Juliet Angus, with her chunky knit coat and frayed end denim jeans. Emerald-green-at-London-Fashion-week-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I had to chase this Emerald green dress and oxblood red heels. Love the colour combination. Pink-1-at-London-Fashion-week-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I had to slip this photo in because I adore the colour of that coat and handbag. Pink is the all season colour for Little Big Bell. London-fashion-week-2016-swag-bag-2016-Henry-Holland-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Last but not least, got to show you this year’s London Fashion week swag bag which has been designed by Henry Holland. London-fashion-week-2016-top-ten-fashion-trends-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Hope you have enjoyed this London Fashion week 2016 trends post. Here’s my Top 10 fashion trends list again. Which trend will you be sporting this season?

Have a lovely day all.

( All photos are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This post is a sponsored collaboration with LG Electronics (LG) in UK. All views and opinions are my own.)

 

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