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Kate-Spade-NY-Stacey-wallet-get-gifted-2016-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell At the start of the holiday season, I always turn to my favourite brands for Christmas gift buying.

Kate Spade NY is one of my all time favourite brands ( Say I, with the huge colourful collection of Kate Spade handbags!)

The thing is, there is no such thing as leaving empty handed once you step foot into that store.

I feel like a kid let loose in a candy shop. Pay day is Kate Spade day!

So, it was such a lovely surprise to be sent a Christmas gift from them this year, as part of their #getgifted campaign. Kate-Spade-NY-Get-Gifted-styled-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell The #getgifted campaign is all about personalising the gift, adding that ‘that’s so her’ twist which makes it unique to the recipient.

The persona of my gift was ‘She’s a work of art and likes to look at it,too’ and comprised of the Cedar Street Stacy purse, the Holly Drive compact ‘Kiss and Tell’ and the Live Color Fully fragrance.

The wonderful UK team of Kate Spade NY chose the perfect purse for me. It was my favourite bubblegum pink and now I can display all those beautiful and creative business cards I have collected.

That compact mirror will definitely come in handy for when I apply make up on the go.

The fragrance with its top notes of mandarin, pink water lily and star anise is simply divine.
My new Cedar Street Stacy purse perfectly matches my Kate Spade handbag, seen in this illustration, done a while back by Emma Kisstina. Kate-Spade-NY-Get-gifted-ribbons-by-Little-Big-Bell

I’m loving the idea of the #getgifted campaign. Last Saturday, I got to show the lovely customers of Kate Spade NY in Covent Garden, London, how to personalise their own gifts with ribbons.

I created two types of bows, the stacked bow and the floral bow, both in the image above.

I’m proud to say that they were all made from scratch. It was so much fun creating them and I’ve now lost count of how many I’ve made.

One thing for sure, with so much practice, I can now create them in a matter of minutes.A good skill to have for this festive season right? Kate-Spade-NY-Get-gifted-London-styling-and photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Last but not least, the £200 Kate Spade NY gift voucher giveaway.

All you have to do is to either LIKE and comment on my Instagram image or to comment on the blog here.

I would love to know what what your perfect Christmas gift would be. Good luck in the giveaway.

(8/12/15 Thank you to all who have entered. I really loved reading your comments. The winner through random selection is Angela Townley. Congratulations Angela.)

(The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over and ends at 11.59pm December 3rd 2015. The winner will be contacted via Instagram DM or email within 7 days and announced at the end of this post. Only one entry per individual. The Instagram promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram.)

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaboration with Kate Spade NY. The above purse was gifted to me by Kate Spade NY.)

Kate-Spade-London-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell For those who have followed my blog for a while, no doubt will know that I am a huge fan of Kate Spade NY.

This post is all about my Limited edition red Spring forward watering can clutch..

Can you spot it on that beautifully styled desk at London’s Kate Spade shop?

The-Covent-Garden-Academy-of-flowers-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The wonderful people at The Academy of flowers in Covent garden made me this sweet little posy of flowers for the photo shoot.

Kate-Spade-NY-watering-can-bag-photo-and-styling-by-Little-Big-Bell Isn’t this bag so cool?

I absolutely adore it as it screams fun and happiness. Spring is definitely here.

It was made to celebrate Chelsea in Bloom , an annual floral art show, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.

This year is the show’s 10th anniversary and between the 18th and 23rd May, the streets of Chelsea will be transformed with amazing floral displays.

Kate-Spade-Spring-Forward-watering-can-clutch-photograhed-by-Little-Big-Bell There is also an annual competition for the best floral shop fronts.

Last year, Kate Spade was the Gold winner of this prestigious award.

Kate-Spade-celebrates-Chelsea-in-Bloom-styling-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This year’s theme is ‘Fairy Tales’. I can’t wait to see the creative results.

In addition to a panel award, there is also a People’s champion award. You can vote between the 19th to 21st May here.

Now, for the rest of the photo shoot reveal. A little explanation first:

Every time I go into a Kate Spade store, I notice how beautifully put together the shop associates are in their Kate Spade favourites.

They are also always on hand to give great styling tips.

Today, two of them kindly agreed to do a photo shoot with me during their breaks.

I left them to style their own this season’s look. All will feature my Kate Spade red watering can clutch.

The shoot took place around the bustling vicinity of Covent garden in London. We found lots of Donald Robertson murals to pose against.

Kate-Spade-Flamingo-sheath-dress-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here is Agnes Bandere. Agnes chose the Flamingo sheath dress with a collection of Kate Spade accessories. I love how she has layered her necklaces.

Kate-Spade-UK-Spring-Forward-watering-can-clutch-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This is what Agnes said about her dress ” I love flamingos and I love how the shape of this dress shows off my figure. I love layering my jewellery like Coco Chanel. Kate Spade is my favourite for accessories and that’s why I work here.”

Kate-Spade-Spring-forward-watering-can-clutch-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The colour of the flamingos perfectly match the bag. Love the layering of her bracelets here too.

Spring-forward-watering-can-clutch-Kate-Spade-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Such a fun shoot. Agnes has managed to create a style that looked perfect with the bag.

Kate-Spade-Pleated-crepe-kirt-andleopard-dot-layered-tank-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Next, is Natalie Jade Best, Senior sales associate at Kate Spade NY in London.

She is wearing this season’s leopard dot layered tank and pleated crepe skirt.

Kate-Spade-Chelsea-1-in-bloom-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The watering can clutch contrasts well against the pale palette of the outfit and is accentuated against the dark blue tiled wall.

Kate-Spade-Summer-2015-collection-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s what Natalie said ‘ I love this collection! The colours are so perfect for Summer and they really compliment my skin tone. What’s great about these pieces is that I can also wear them in the Winter too by adding a piece of knitwear. And of course the flamingo ring is my ‘favourite party ring’.

Kate-Spade-NY-Spring-forward-watering-can-clutch-styled-andphoto-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Hope you have all enjoyed the post.  Do check out the Chelsea in Bloom floral art show May 18th to 23rd.

Have a wonderful week!

( The watering can handbag was a gift from Kate Spade NY. All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.)

Mum-print-from-Jealous-gallery-and-print-studio-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Today is Mother’s day in London. I had the most amazing surprise gift from my children this morning.

It was the ‘Mum’ print above that they bought from Jealous gallery and print studio.

It fits in perfectly with the colours of my workspace and so in line with my aesthetic. It makes me happy that I will be seeing this every time I sit at my desk.

As it is mother’s day today, I would like to introduce two very special guests.

First up is Jojo, my 14 year old daughter, who will be blogging with me today and possible monthly.

What makes me delighted about this, is that when I first set up Little Big Bell, the intention was to blog with my daughter. Her Chinese middle name means Little Bell, hence the name Little Big Bell. Me being Big Bell.

My second special guest is the talented artist Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina, who has illustrated the contents of both Jojo and my handbag. She is one amazing lady and you will see what I mean soon. You can read all about her here.

A-doctor's-bag-Little-Big-Bell I recently purchased a bright pink Kate Spade Hayden, so when Kristina approached me to draw my handbag, I was most excited.

What do I carry in my bag? The stethoscope is unsurprising, since I am a full time doctor. However, I do tend to leave it at work most of the time.

Kate-Spade-Hayden-bag-1-Little-Big-Bell Here’s what I carry when I go to blogging events.

Missing, is my DSLR camera, which I was using. What’s wonderful is that the Hayden bag is big enough to accommodate it.

Bando-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell I am always in a rush, so early morning coffee on the go is essential. My coffee cup is from Bando.

I now carry a pink pen for a reason. I’m not sure why, but as doctors working within the Accident and Emergency department, the most commonly lost item is one’s pen. Perhaps it’s because all our pens look the same and so may be picked up by mistake.

So far, the pink pen has lasted a month and is still going strong.

What's-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell A portable mobile charger is essential for any blogger and I’m loving my pink and gold one.

I don’t wear my Pop and Fizz shoes at work, but I always keep a comfortable pair of flats I change into after work, as I do a lot of walking rather than driving.

Little-Big-Bell's-bag Here’s everything in my bag. Chanel lipsticks are my favourite and I was lucky to sample the new collections this season before they hit the market.

I’m also adoring my Bobbi Brown Pot rouge which can be used for both lips and cheeks.

Now, to reveal Kristina’s beautiful drawing of my bag and its contents.

Little-Big-Bell's-blogger-handbag-drawn-by Kristina-Hultkrantz How amazing is this? It only took her I believe, a day and a half to draw. I am so in love with it and can’t wait to receive my personalised print.

Kristina is able to do custom drawings of your bags and contents too. Here is the link to her Etsy shop.

Instagram-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Now, to introduce my sweet teen, J. I took this photo of her when we attended the London Fashion weekend catwalk shows. J will be co-blogging here about teen fashion and lifestyle.

Toni-and-Guy-braids-on-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Here’s her hair braided by the talented stylists at Toni and Guy during London Fashion week.

Anyway, without further ado, I hand the keyboard over to Jojo now to tell us about her handbag and its contents.

Teen-blogger's-bag-style-with-jj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog Thanks for the introduction! Hi, this is J.

My pink Eau de Parfum bag is from Next. I think pastels are very much in fashion this season. As well as being useful, it is a super stylish accessory!

My Ted Baker purse again follows the pastel trend. The rose gold clasps on the purse are a favourite! Shimmer and shine was a predicted trend at the London fashion weekend catwalks, I saw a lot of Rose Gold.

My eos lip balm above is a no brainer to keep in my bag! It is one of my favourites for  fresh minty lips.

Next-Eau-de-parfum-handbag-and-Bando-Little-Big-Bell I always keep some kind of perfume in my bag and the Harajuki perfume is super cute with a sweet summer scent.  The girl’s pastel pink hair is also so cool!

Style-with-jj-handbag-print-by-Kristina-Hultkrantz-on-Little-Big-Bell It’s now back to Geraldine! Thank you Jojo for your short and sweet little post.

Here is the beautiful drawing that Kristina has done on my daughter’s bag and its contents. I was so excited when she sent me the two finished drawings. It is always such a pleasure to discover and promote amazing talents. Thank you so much Kristina.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post today. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

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