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A top trip to Top Drawer

We packed our bags and headed for the 'Old Smoke' to show our wares at Top Drawer. This is a huge trade fair in Olympia and a chance for us to show our range to lots of boutiques, big and small as well as some department stores.  We showed our entire range of belts and a selection of handbags suitable for Spring and we 'launched' our new 'Viola' bag. Other than showing the Viola to our parents, off-spring and some good friends (who are far too lovely to be negative in any way), it was the first time we had put it out for some genuine feedback. We did have to pinch ourselves as we couldn't believe how many lovely...

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Fun, Quirky and Original!

''Fun, quirky and original' This is how Mandarina shoes describe themselves. We would add colourful, gorgeous and desirable to the list! With limited editions and an attention to detail and quality, Mandarina has much in common with Fioriblu. 'Live life in colour' is one of our mantras and Mandarina definitely does this! What else do we like about Mandarina? The styles look gorgeous day or evening, with casual jeans or adding a finishing touch to a formal outfit.  What is our favourite Mandarina style? Tricky! - they regularly add new ones but we're loving the Broadway Bow loafer. How would you wear Mandarina and Fioriblu together? Fioriblu's handbags and belts and Mandarina's Shoes can lift an outfit, add some originality...

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On the wild side

We have to say, if you love African wildlife, you will love Nathalie’s work. She captures wonderful moments from the wild including a massive bull elephant standing on its two back legs reaching up into the trees to find a tasty branch and a lioness keeping watch over the grassy plains of the Serengeti from a cool rocky kopje. You’ll find beautiful graphic black and white pictures of zebra and golden sun drenched elephants. Details of her exhibition are on the invitation and we would heartily recommend a visit. NB 10% of all the proceeds from the exhibition will be divided between Big Life UK and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We are proud to say that Nathalie is a regular...

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