Monday, 22 February 2010

Unnurwear Bags

One of my favourite things about being a blogger (after the great people I get to know) is finding out about new companies! We recently discovered Unnurwear Accessories and love how unique its pieces are.

Unnurwear has launched its Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Heres a bit of a background on the compnay, in case you haven't heard of them before: The company was founded in Iceland, by Unnur Fridriksdottir, in 2006, and specialises in gorgeous handbags and accessories.

(This bag is called Embla, and is my favourite from their collection)


The very cool thing about Unnur is that they use sea-leather in the bags...in other words: FISH! In Icelandic, Unnur means 'the waves of the ocean' (what a beautiful meaning!). The fish thats used is farm grown Salmon and African Perch.
Using sea leather means the Unnurwear contributes to sustainable fashion and is very conscious of culture, nature and comfort!
I've never used sea-leather before, but apparently, its just like normal leather, but the more its worn, the better it looks.

(This is the Elisabet bag)

I've had a look at some of the bags online, and gosh, do they look spectactular. The material really does look like its something special!

Anyway, Unnurwear has added 2 new bags to the collection, and both look really cool.

This is the Kristin Bag. Its a tote and is very versatile and looks like you can fit quite a bit in it.





This is the Stina bag. Its a small clutch, that can also double up as a cosmetics bag.




For more information about Unnurwear, check out their Facebook or Twitter.

Also, if you remember, on Friday, we mentioned that Eclectic Eccentricity Jewellery were doing promotions in honour of London Fashion Week. I thought I'd update you on what is going on this week. For today, they've designed an one off necklace, which you get to name! The entry with the best name wins it as well.
Tomorrow, they will be running a poll of some of their pieces. Whichever one recieves the most votes will be discounted by 50% for a day!
And finally, on Wednesday, they will be giving clues that will lead you on a treasure hunt across the website! If you get the answer right, you will be entered in a draw to win a goody bag worth £100!!

Good Luck! I'm definitely taking part in these!!

Finally, Benetton are doing a 'IT'S:MY:TIME' global casting competition. They are looking for 100 finalists to publish in a book they're doing, and you also get to go on a 200 Euro shopping spree if you're one of them. re are also going to be 20 finalists, who will go one to become the face of the brand. They get flown out to New York to take part in Benetton's F/W2010 Campaign. The campaign will be shot by top photographer, Josh Olins.

They're hosting a global casting and are encouraging everyone to enter! They don't want your typical models, but are looking for more creative individuals. They are looking for something different and something real.

All you need to do is create a lookbook and build a profile that expresses your style. Check out the website for more details.


Sherin xx

27 comments:

Leah said...

I love that Kristin bag... and they are made from fish? That's interesting... sea leather. xoxo

Andy Quirks said...

seen them before. love their funky bags!

xoxo,
andyquirks.blogspot.com

beingdena said...

I love these bags.

thanks for all tips.

x

mom & son said...

they sent me an email but haven't gotten a chance to reply yet.
their bags are gorgeous!

MissNeira said...

I am so entering! so cute!

la petite fashionista said...

wow, what an interesting material! the bags are very cute too. i'm partial to that clutch; looks like something a mermaid would carry!:)

Haute World said...

I've heard of them (but then again, I suspect we get the same emails ;-). I love the idea of using sea leather... a very creative alternative to sustainable fashion. I love the clutch!

daisychain said...

wow I love their bags.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

i lurve the bags...
gimme gimme some :)

love,lemonzest

Cafe Fashionista said...

I think Embla is my favorite piece from the collection, as well. I really like the versatility of each bag - so pretty!! :)

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love the first bag, They are all nice and funky looking

Alice said...

Wow, I love the metallic sheen of the bags - very glamorous!

PinkBow said...

i hadn't heard of them either, thanks for the intro!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Amazing bags! I'll go check them out. Happy Monday :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Love the Kristin bag!

xoxox,
CC

chicknamedhermia said...

That Benetton competition is such a great idea!!!!!!!!!!111

Kristin said...

Hmmmmmm. I'm quite diggin' the Kristin bag. Hee hee.

Wrecked Stellar said...

Wow sea leather- hadn't known about it either but I love the concept. I love anything that has to do with the sea. I'm going to submit something for the Benetton contest- have all of these blog photos I can pull from :) xo, Mel

The Starving Stylist said...

I also had the chance to check out this bag collection too and I must say some of the pieces are quite nice!



www.thestarvingstylist.com

bryna said...

unnurwear look good, so far!

Viva La Fashion said...

the first two bag are just stunning. :)

betz said...

i want those bags so bad... =(

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Clare said...

I love these bags! So funky, versatile and cute! thanks for introducing me to them, gorgeous!!

Sophia said...

i love all of these! they're so fun yet sophisticated at the same time.

very cool!

Tasha said...

These bags are stunning! I think I like the first one best as well, but they are all so unique and lovely! I've never heard of this company before so it's great to learn about something new!

OceanDreams said...

These handbags are lovely, thanks for introducing them to me!

Lady Enigma said...

How beautiful --these bags are such an interesting, lovely concept!

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