SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS FASHION – GABRIELA HEARST

 

 

When it comes to Gabriela Hearst’s bags, if you know, then you know! I say this because the Nina and Demi are the most highly coveted handbags at the moment.  However, as the brand is still in its infancy, it’s very much under the radar.

 

 

Gabriela Hearst launched in Fall 2015.  Her collections are very wool orientated and knitwear is a cornerstone of the brand.

Hearst is committed to creating collections which don’t compromise her ethics and key values.  She takes into consideration where the materials come from and who is making them.  She refers to her designs as luxury with a conscience or “honest luxury”.

 

 

Aside from her manufacturing and quality values, I am also drawn to her brand for her incredible charitable commitments.  When Hearst heard East Africa was facing the worst drought in 70 years, she flew to Kenya to educate herself about the unfolding humanitarian crisis.  Horrified to hear that one in eight children under 5 were at risk of dying of drought-related hunger, she knew she had to do something to help.

 

 

She partnered with NetaPorter and Bergdorf Goodman to make her cult handbags available to the public for the first time.  They were available to purchase in-store and online for just one week.  If you wanted one previously you had to sign up

If you had wanted one previous to this you had to sign up to a waiting list of 1500+ people and hope you might make it to the top of the list.

 

 

As part of this initiative, Hearst pledged $600,000, regardless of how many bags they sold (Bergdorf and NetaPorter sold out) to Save to Children for their famine relief efforts.  With such an incredible cause at its heart, how could you not want one?!  Not only do you get an insanely beautiful bag but you’re simultaneously supporting an incredible cause.

 

 

Sadly, the collaboration has come to an end so if you want one now you’ll need to sign up to the waiting list.  Although it looks like the Nina and Demi bags are here to stay, as Hearst will be launching new colours next season.  If you want one, get your name down stat!

 

Outfit details: Blazer – Balmain x H&M (similar HERE or a high street version HERE) | Top – Balmain (find HERE in blue and HERE in black) | Skirt – Miss Selfridge (find HERE on SALE) | Boots – Chloe (find HERE in limited sizes on SALE or the navy version HERE on SALE) | Bag – Gabriela Hearst (sign up to the waiting list HERE)

 

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  1. Kinga January 1, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Phenomenal outfit,I love your top and your lipstick shade is perfect ♥ Happy 2018 year 🙂

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:10 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:10 am

      Thank you Courtney xx

  2. Carmen January 1, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Aaw I love your look from head to ankle boots babe! Such a cool combo 🙂 I think I have the same blazer but I bought it to small –too sad haha 🙂 I wish you a very happy new year!
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:11 am

      I always buy blazers oversized so I can fling them over my shoulders. Happy new year to you too hun xx

  3. Izabela January 1, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I have never heard of this brand before. That bag is amazing.

    Her Style Hive

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:12 am

      Thank you, it’s a great brand xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:12 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:12 am

      Her knitwear is fabulous! It’s next on my wish list xx

  4. Jessica January 2, 2018 / 4:52 am

    Lovely outfit dear. That blue tee underneath is quite a nice casual touch. Those booties are gorgeous pretty as well.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd January 7, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:12 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:13 am

      These boots are my favourite xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:13 am

      Such a great cause. I love brands which give back in such a generous way xx

  5. Marisa Cavaleiro January 2, 2018 / 10:33 am

    The wallet is very cute, but I also really like your coat !!!
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:42 am

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:43 am

      Isn’t it cute! I call it my dumpling bag xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:43 am

      It’s such a great brand, I’m in love with it xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:43 am

      Thank you sweetie xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:43 am

      Isn’t it!? I’m so in love with it xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:44 am

      You’re so lovely, thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:44 am

      Thank you xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Thank you so much darling xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:45 am

      I’m so happy to have got one, they are kinda like gold dust! xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:45 am

      You’re so lovely, thank you so much xx

  6. jane January 3, 2018 / 5:42 am

    You look so chic babe.
    I love the design of your boots.

    Happy New Year!
    Let’s start the year right.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:46 am

      Thankssss, these boots are so comfy, I love them! xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:46 am

      Thank you Caitlin xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:47 am

      Totally agree, it’s like a win win buying this bag xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:47 am

      She really does, she is sooo amazing xx

  7. Florentina January 3, 2018 / 9:25 am

    This is the first time I hear about this brand but I have to say that after seeing your outfit I am interesting in knowing more!
    P.S: I discovered your instagram too, so I am following you there too 🙂
    Wish you a fantastic day!
    Greetings,
    Flo

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:47 am

      What’s your instagram name? I’m going to find you and follow back hun xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Thank you so much hunny xx

  8. Lyndi January 3, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Ah that bag is super chic! Love how you styled it here. What a cool designer story.

    Hope you’re having a great start to 2018!
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.com

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Thank you! Happy new year hun, lets hope it’s a fab one xx

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Thank you! xx

  9. Gil Zetbase January 4, 2018 / 8:22 am

    So stunning look!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd January 8, 2018 / 12:48 am

      You’re sweet, thank you xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:44 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:44 am

      Thank you so much lovely Olivia xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Thank you so much, these boots are some of my faves xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:46 am

      She’s such an amazing designer, I totally agree with you about her designs being simple and interesting xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:46 am

      You’re the sweetest, thank you xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Thank you so much doll xx

  10. Alyssa January 5, 2018 / 1:32 am

    I actually haven’t heard of Gabriela Hearst Bags before, but I know the surname Hearst 😀 Anyway, they look cute and being socially conscious brand is a plus 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:49 am

      Definitely agree being socially bonus is a great plus! xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:50 am

      Thank you so much darling xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 12:50 am

      Thanks hun, they’re favourites of mine xx

  11. Batsheva January 5, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Wow. This is quite an exclusive bag! Although, I am happy at least that she paired it with a good cause. I love how you styled this. It is so chic! <3

    http://cynicalduchess.com

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:11 am

      Thank you so much, I just love the amazing cause xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:11 am

      Thank you Narhee xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:12 am

      Totally agree with you doll xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:14 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:14 am

      Thank you so much my darling! xx

  12. Alessa January 6, 2018 / 5:03 am

    Love your outfit you look amazing and I love the color of your hair!

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:15 am

      Aww you’re so lovely, thank you xx

  13. Nikki Living Life January 7, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Great to read about Gabriela Hearst and story behind this brand. As the largest consumers of fashion it is important to choose well be educated about the purchases we make. You look fabulous as always. Wishing you an amazing 2018.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:17 am

      Totally hear you, it’s so important to be socially conscious xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:17 am

      Thank you Tina xx

    • thatnewd January 10, 2018 / 1:17 am

      Totally agree thanks hunny xx

    • thatnewd January 17, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you hunny xx

    • thatnewd January 18, 2018 / 12:40 am

      Thank you so much Monia xx

  14. Pentené January 10, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Love this handbag! And even more, the designer’s commitment to humanitarian efforts. Makes me love the brand that much more. And you look lovely too doll.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • thatnewd January 18, 2018 / 1:04 am

      I know, isn’t it amazing? I wish more brands would follow their lead xx

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