Dio(R)evolution

 

 

Dior isn’t a brand I’ve often talked about on the blog but I think they’re having a real renaissance at the moment and I’m quickly becoming obsessed.  There has been a huge creative shift with the arrival of Dior’s first ever female Creative Director and she is adding her mark to the brand in the strongest, most empowering way possible.

 

 

For those that don’t know much about Maria Grazia Chiuri she came to Dior from Valentino, where she was responsible for the much-loved rockstud.  Her reputation proceeds her as not only exceptionally talented but also incredibly kind with a real passion and drive.  Channel 4 did a really fantastic 2 part documentary following her around as she designed her first collection, called Inside Dior which is definitely worth a watch if you love your luxury fashion (click HERE to be taken to it).  It made me fall in love with her and I knew after watching it I had to have a piece from her iconic first collection for Dior.

The SS17 collection is a real eclectic mix but the underlying theme that runs through it is female empowerment with tees emblazoned with slogans like “We should all be feminists” and “Dio(R)evoultion”.  It’s a strong message coming from a woman who has broken boundaries herself within the fashion industry but I wonder if even she realised just how relevant it would be with Trump taking office and the after-effect it has had on women.  As we take to the streets the fight for our rights, her message couldn’t ring more true.

 

 

Originally I had my eyes on the slingback shoes with the Dior ribbon which just about everyone is wearing at the moment.  I really wanted the white flat versions but sadly they were sold out, so I ended up turning my attention to the amazing bags.  This wallet on a chain comes in three colours, black, white and red.  Recently, I’ve been really loving red accessories which is a colour I wouldn’t have even considered a few years ago.  Something about this bag in red with the beautiful antiqued hardware just made me go WOW!

 

 

I have to say this is the best WOC ever.  It is so roomy, I can fit my credit cards, cash, coins, iPhone plus, house keys, car keys and a lipstick all inside it.  I also adore all the different ways it can be worn, especially being able to slide your hand behind the J’adior slot as I think this looks really high fashion.

 

 

The other reason I really recommend this bag is it’s quite reasonably priced.  I use the term “reasonably” loosely because let’s be honest luxury handbags are not reasonable!  However, this is the best way to buy into the handbag collection without breaking the bank.  The bigger sized bags go up to around the £2300 mark, whereas this WOC is £1200 and still get all the important and recognisable elements from the collection (i.e. J’adior logo, hand slot, the beautiful antique gold hardware).  Even better than that, if you want the black version they do a size down from this one called the J’adior Croisiere Wallet which is slimmer and a little bit longer for £840 (see it HERE).  I definitely would have gone for this one, if it wasn’t for the fact I really don’t need another black handbag!

 

 

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    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:40 am

      Awww thank you hun xx

  1. Sadie April 19, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Need to watch that documentary, I love watching this type of thing, it’s so interesting to see all the work that is put into a collection. The bag is lovely 🙂 xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:42 am

      It’s so good, I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s great to see behind the scenes! xx

  2. Ciara April 19, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I love Dior! I didn’t actually know that Maria Grazia Chiuri had taken over, nor that she was the first female Creative Director! I love all their new stuff though so this makes me so happy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ciara
    http://www.ciarasalloum.com

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:42 am

      Haha glad you learned something new! How great is it to have a female leading such an iconic fashion house?! xx

  3. alya April 19, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! And yup totally agree, it’s amazing to see what a new creative director can do for a brand!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:42 am

      Thank you hunny! xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:43 am

      I love the hand feature too, I think it’s such a unique design feature xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Hehe me too! xx

  4. Mary April 20, 2017 / 3:09 am

    I love this bag and your shoes.

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Thanks sweetie xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Aww that’s so lovely, thank you! xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Thank you so much Laura xx

  5. Mercy April 20, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I can’t resist red bags too and this one is now sitting in my bucket list. Thanks for the info about the woman behind Dior’s new line. Top post dear!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Thank you hun! Can’t recommend this bag enough, I love it! xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Yes, it so is! You never go wrong with Dior xx

  6. Janea April 20, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I am so in love with that red Dior bag! It What an eye-catching, cool piece. Of course, your whole outfit is so stylish and beautiful.
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Thank you hun! I love that you think it’s eye catching because I wanted it to be a statement bag xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:48 am

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:48 am

      Aww thanks lovely xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:48 am

      Thank you, I’ve had this blazer sitting in my wardrobe for ages but I’m finally wearing it xx

  7. Carmen April 21, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Oh dear I love this bag and the story behind it is amazing! I love Maria Grazia Chiuri for her work and she’s such an inspiring woman! I am glad this Dio(r)evolution came 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 12:49 am

      She is such a talented woman! I’m in awe of what she does xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much Divya! xx

  8. Rina April 21, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I love how you can hold that little Dior clutch, and the red color is just so pretty! Have a great week babe!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      I never thought I’d own a red bag but this one is perfect! xx

  9. Laura April 22, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Dior is such a classy brand and that little red back is incredibly chic! You look gorgeous and your hair looks beautiful too!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      You’re so lovely, thank you hun! xx

  10. Marta Carvalho April 22, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Dior is such an incredible brand. Maria Grazia Chiuri is definitely starting a revolution as creative director!
    LA VEINE

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Yes, she definitely is!! xx

  11. Ankita Bardhan April 23, 2017 / 3:39 am

    Girl, I love your outfit! Had it not been so hot, I too would have been strutting out in coats. And yes, Maria Grazia took the fashion world with a storm and I am loving it! 🙂
    xx
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Isn’t she just! She’s such an amazing talent xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you! xx

  12. emily April 24, 2017 / 5:12 am

    Such a beautiful bag! I love the combination of red and gold together and the front flap detail is so cool!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Emily! xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      It’s so roomy for a WOC, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I can fit in it! xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you hunny xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

    • thatnewd April 26, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you xx

  13. Miki April 27, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Great bag. I love how you styled it! I particularly like that she took the same element of slipping your hand through the bag to hold as a clutch as she probably created for Valentino. 🙂 It’s so much more of a chic way of holding a WOC when you don’t want it on your shoulder!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • thatnewd April 29, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      OMG it never dawned on me that it’s like what she did for Valentino, that’s such a good spot! xx

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