Stylist Freya's 5 Fave Bags!
Working in Siopaella means we get to see all the amazing stock that comes in straight away...aren't we lucky!! Here is Siopaella Stylist Freya's 5 fave bags we have in stock atm <3
Balenciaga Orange Leather Giant 21 Gold Motorcycle City Bag
As someone who used to not be a big fan of Balenciaga at all my opinion has completely changed the past year or two! The motorcycle city bags are iconic in the world of designer handbags but what I love the most is how amazing they wear. They also now come in every colour and size you could ever want YAY! I absolutely adore the shade of orange this city bag is, how perfect for summer?!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30
Louis Vuitton Speedy's will always be a favourite of mine! I just think they are a bag that will never go out of style but they're also so practical! They're perfect for everyday without being too big that they get in the way. I fit my shoes in my speedy 30 and everything!
Fendi Monogram Shoulder Bag
Fendi is making a huge comeback at the moment and I, personally am LOVING IT! The Fendi 'Zucca' monogram is especially proving to be very popular with celebrities like the Kardashians, Bella Hadid and more! But get on this trend fast and grab yourself a designer bargain while you can because Fendi is becoming more and more popular by the day!
Gucci Blue Velvet Belt Bag
Everyone is loving the bumbag trend at the moment and I have to say they are super handy for holiday and festival season! Gucci are killing it with their collection of bumbags at the moment but there is something about this royal blue velvet one that is to die for. This baby won't last in Siopaella for long!
Chanel Matelasse Mini Leather Flap Chain Bag
You can never go wrong with Chanel..that's my motto! This mini flap is such a nice slightly different take on the classic flaps and it's such a perfect size for the evening! The gold chain adds that little bit more glam and will jazz up the plainest of outfits <3
The Summer Bags you NEED in your wardrobe!
Whether you're heading to a festival or to the beach...we've got you covered!
It's almost festival season so it's time to get outfit planning! When at a festival the last thing you want to be worrying about is holding onto your bag or how much it's annoying you...so make sure you've got yourself a super comfy bag that still fits your festival essentials!
To the Beach we go!
Who doesn't love heading down to the beach for a swim and a sunbathe?? We know there's always lots of essentials to bring when you're off to the beach so our top tip is to bring a bag that fits everything but that is also super easy to carry! These bags below will definitely fit your towel, sunscreen and much much more....
Cocktails in the sunset? We're there!
Nothing beats heading out for a few cocktails at sundown with the girls after work or after dinner <3 All you need is a little evening bag to be able to pop your money + card, your lipstick and your phone in and you're good to go!
Woman Crush Wednesday - Iliyana Stareva
In continuation of our Woman Crush Wednesday feature on our blog this week we have loyal customer and friend of Siopaella, Iliyana Stareva answering some questions for us! She tells us all about her career and her fabulous wardrobe so keep reading to find out more!
1. What do you love most about your job at HubSpot?
HubSpot moves at an amazing pace of development and growth but not in a way that things are rushed but rather always staying ahead of the curve by being able to innovate. What I love the most is that because of this environment no day is the same. I feel challenged and inspired to exceed at my job but most importantly I never stop learning - mainly because of the amazing, intelligent people I’m surrounded by every day but also because of the unknown, cool projects I get to work on that allow me make a true impact.
2. Any tips for public speaking and what’s been the largest crowd you’ve spoken to?
Preparation is the most important thing when it comes to public speaking and many people don’t spend enough time thinking that they’ll just wing it. It doesn’t work that way. You need to spend hours on your story, hours on your slides to truly tell it in an unique, authentic way and even more hours on preparing how you’ll say things. But you do need to hit a balance between knowing what you are talking about and not sounding like it’s all being learned by heart. My biggest crowd so far has been at INBOUND16 in front of about 300 people - unbelievable experience!
3. What inspired you to start writing books?
I’ve been running my own blog for six and a half years. I started it with the goal to develop my writing skills and share everything that I was learning during university initially and then when I began my career. It’s that passion for sharing my knowledge that inspired me to write books because ultimately by sharing I feel like I help others. And what better way to do that than a book that’s available all over the world!
4. What is your favourite piece you have gotten from Siopaella?
The Tom Ford shoes!
5. What do you love most about shopping second-hand designer?
That you can discover unexpected items when you really don’t expect it! And many times they are untouched!
6. What is your favourite piece you have in your wardrobe you would never give up?
My Prada bag.
7. Have you gotten to travel to any amazing destinations for work?
Because I’m in a global role at HubSpot and I do a lot of public speaking, I’ve traveled in many places for work but so far South Africa is my top destination! Magnificent nature! Let’s see if my upcoming trip to Australia will top that!
8. Any advice to give to someone wanting to get into sales and marketing?
Do the HubSpot free certifications to 1) see what you are getting into and decide if it’s really for you; 2) elevate your current knowledge and really stay at the curve of the industry - that will impress your new employer.
9. Do you have an item you’ve had on your wishlist and would love to add to your wardrobe?
My next two are a Chanel bag and a Burberry trench coat.
10. Do you have any quotes you live by?
No quotes but I have my own three principles that I live by:
1. Always be learning
2. Always do your research
3. Always follow through
We will hopefully have it up and running for Android phones super soon also so stay tuned! Not only can you be the first to get the app but you can also be the first to see some of our amazing new arrivals that we have been keeping secret until the launch shhh! Below is a sneak peek of some of the fabulous new arrivals that are available right now via the Siopaella app...You can also get a notification directly to your phone as soon as that designer item you have been specifically looking for comes in via the app! Yes please!!
If you are looking to sell your designer bag? Is it on our wishlist? It is now easier than ever to send us photos and info about what you want to sell via the app! Simply go to the 'Sell With Us' tab on the app to get started :)
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!
YAY it's international women's day and we're feeling more inspired than ever especially by some of our fave female fashion designers that are the definition of girl bosses. So keep reading if you want to be super motivated and inspired by some of the most successful ladies in the fashion industry....
1. Vivienne Westwood
We all know Vivienne Westwood as being the queen of not giving a damn and she literally does what she wants and wears what she wants. WHAT A WOMAN <3 This kind of attitude also reflects in her unique designs which we are such a fan of. She started sewing when she was just 12 but actually dropped out of Art School after just one term would you believe! Her reason being that she thought a middle class girl like herself would never be able to make a career of art or fashion. But she was most definitely wrong! It was only when she began to style a pretty popular band that her partner managed at the time, the Sex Pistols, that her fashion career really took off.
2. Stella Mc Cartney
So in case you hadn't already connected the dots, Stella is the daughter of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney. But Stella has made a serious name for herself in the fashion industry. In 1995 McCartney opened her own boutique in London to sell her designs. Her designs were snapped up by fashion-conscious shoppers, including models, actresses, and musicians! Stella's style screams sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity and we love it <3 She also takes a lot of time to work with charities for women and raising awareness of being more conscious of the environment in the fashion industry!
3. Victoria Beckham
Of course many of us know Victoria from her hugely successful career in the girl band Spice Girls, but this lady has now made a huge name for herself in the fashion world. She started off by becoming ambassadors for some of the biggest names in fashion like Just Cavalli, Dolce and Gabanna and more! She even wrote a fashion book and then went onto create and design her first clothing line named DVB Style. It was such a hit that she then went on to launch Victoria Beckham Womenswear in 2008. She is now named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the UK! <3
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