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Monday, February 24, 2014

Anya Hindmarch Counter Culture Collection

If you're not British, you may learn something new today (I know I did)! If you're British, let me know your thoughts on the products below in my comments section :)! Shopping Carts! Scanners! Moving (Runway) Conveyor Belts and Que Lines! British Handbag Designer Anya Hindmarch never ceases to amaze me with her creativity & imagination. She brings everyday things to her designs and runway shows! Her AW2014 runway show made one feel like they were at a real store. I've always wanted to ride a conveyor belt... wheeeee! >.<. I adored her "Pomp and Pleasure" Collection. It was very Victorian and Marie Antoinette! I was a little disappointed in her SS14 planetary "Out of this World" collection & show. Maybe I'm a little biased, because the solar system has never excited me (except for maybe Star Wars...well Han Solo. LOL). However, I'm now back in her graces with her new AW2014 "Counter Culture Collection". Why? It's a foodie, happy, smiley face, household theme. This collection is not for everybody! Some people don't like fun mixed with fashion. Some people have said, Anya sold her soul with this collection. Not moi! I think she just likes to have FUN. I would happily walk down the street with that Tony The Tiger Tote and Frosties Clutch (in the US we call them Frosted Flakes) and I'm cuckoo over that little monkey Coco Pops clutch. She also did cleaning supplies and popular biscuits. I had to look up the names to those, because they're British brands and I'm not familiar with them! But HEY, I learned something new! Hope you do too! NOTE: I don't like all foodie designs! I didn't like the McDonald's themed Moschino collection.   
Get Ready To Learn Something Today! Here We Go! Ready?
Tony The Tiger! Everybody knows him, right? He's the mascot for Kelloggs Frosted Flakes Cereal.
Ahhh, Did You Know This Rooster Had A Name? Cornelius The Rooster for Kellogg's Corn Flakes
In the United States and Canada, we call them Frosted Flakes.
In the UK, Commonwealth, European, Middle East and Spain they're called Frosties.
They're called Corn Frosty in Japan and Corn Frost in Korea.
In the United States we call these (below) Cocoa Krispies

They're called Choco Krispis in Mexico, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. 

Choco Krispies in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Coco Pops in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malta, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Australia and Republic of Korea.

Choco Pops in France. Later in the 1960s, the name was changed to "Coco Krispies," but subsequently reverted to Coco Pops. In 1998, the cereal was briefly renamed again in the UK, this time to Choco Krispies. However, in 1999, after falling sales and a telephone poll in which the British public voted, its name reverted to Coco Pops. (source: wikipedia)
Ship Household. This is only one I couldn't find. Can someone tell me what it is? I think it's matches.
Swan Vesta (here and here) is a popular brand of "strike-anywhere" matches sold in the UK.
England's Glory is a brand of matches available in the United Kingdom.
What's Up Anya with all the matches? LOL I hope she's lighting candles and not ciggies. :P
DAZ is a popular laundry detergent sold in the United Kingdom and Ireland (here and here).
Ariel is a stain remover and laundry detergent.
Custard Cream (is a popular biscuit (in the US we call them cookies) in the British Isles.
 Digestives Biscuits are a semi-sweet biscuit that originated in the United Kingdom.
Ginger Nuts are like ginger snap cookies (from what I read).
They're flavored with powdered ginger and a variety of spices, most commonly cinnamon and nutmeg.
Rich Tea is a sweet biscuit suitable for dunking in tea and coffee.
I wasn't aware there were sweet, semi-sweet etc. biscuits. I didn't know (hmmm, just like chocolate).
So interesting. I love learning about new things. :D
SMILEY...HAPPY...SMILING Face. It's Universal! Read about it's history HERE.



  1. Dear Kim, first of all I'm reading this post while having breakfast (none of the mentioned though!!). I must say that I love the pieces where a brand icon is displayed (Cornelius is my favourite), while I'm not fond of the purses where the whole box of cereals/cookies is reproduced. Anyway I enjoyed another of your multicultural posts, it's fun to know how popular things are named differently in different countries :-)
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  2. I feel I need that Tony the Tiger purse.
    Not merely a want.

  3. I love the Smiley Face bag! :D Very interesting collection this one! ^_^

  4. Some of this collection is so fun! Some of it is a little too crazy, although I confess my love for the corn flakes rooster bag and ALL of that smiley face collection. too adorable! :)

    Away From Blue

  5. OMG! Those bags are super duper cool!!! I'd love to own atleast 3-4 of those!!! :)
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  6. This collection is so happy and witty. I can't imagine having one of these bags for myself (apart from the smilie purse/clutch) as they aren't very me, but for a woman who has everything, this would make a lovely present. :)

  7. These are so cool :)) I love custard creams, so I'll take that bag :))) Rich tea biscuits are nice as well, dip them in your tea, it's really nice. The digestive ones you can get plain or with chocolate on the top of them, which is how I love them of course, haha. There are so many kinds here really. I would definitely use these bags! Have a great day doll :)

  8. You find the coolest stuff, Kim! I LOVE these bags. I'm so over the luxury logos. Want more quirky totes and these hit the spot!

  9. Oh my gosh! This is the first time I've seen the collection. I did see a pic of the runway, but for some reason, never did see THE actual collection. These bags are just too amazing, and would actually be so super stoked to have all of them....when I win the lotto....

  10. I actually do like some of them, they're fun and colourful which is great for summer and would work well with a casual outfit. It's quite a British thing to design something that's not supposed (or at least I think it's not) to be taken completely seriously. I'm just not sure how much money I'd be prepared to part with for a little bit of fun like that - probably not as much as they would cost ;-) Have a lovely start to the week xo

  11. Hi Kim! Lol, this collection is just so quirky and fun! It makes me smile, not all the bags are my type though I really love the ones with the Kellogg's stuff, too nice, I want the coco pops clutch!:) Kisses dear, have a great week ahead! xo

  12. Not sure I would walk down town with one but they sure are fun!! I am actually rather partial to dunking rich tea biscuits in my morning cuppa:)Have a great week Kim:)

  13. How utterly whimsical and cool! I remembered thinking how interesting it was to see the same cereals named differently for different markets. It is funny to see frosted flakes as frosties here!
    I hope you're having a good birthday weekend/week!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. Awesome post I will want one of each they are so pretty and different.

  15. While I do enjoy a level of whimsy this collection is a little kitschy for me. That being said-- loved the different terms for the cereals throughout the world!

    ~ Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  16. All the bags are so pretty but I really like the Digestive and choco Krispies bag!

  17. Kim, what a fun post and everything is so very familiar of course. We have all grown up with these images and tastes here in the UK. I'm not sure I would rush out to buy one of these bags but the rooster bag is cute and I learnt something today too. I didn't know that the rooster's name was Cornelius! This collection will certainly be a talking point and raise a smile. You are right too, Ship are household matches. Have a great week Kim.

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  19. this collection totally made me smile! oh tony the tiger! :)

  20. those were cute! and interesting :)

  21. The bags are so fun and quirky! And I didn't know that Frosted Flakes are called Frosties in our countries so thanks for the lesson :)

    The Tiny Heart

  22. Hi Kim, wow, This is the first time I've seen the collection. ! I remembered thinking how interesting it was to see the same cereals named differently for different markets. These bags are just too lovely, and would actually be so super stoked to have all of them. Happy Monday doll <3

  23. Hmmm... I'm not sure I would like walking around with a cereal brand tote or hand bag, but the idea is very creative.

  24. This post makes me want to eat cereal, Kim...haha. Those bags are cute and fun to look at but I am not sure I want to carry one around in real life.

  25. My thought on these are: corky and trendy. And this is not something I would be spending money on. They are for looks, purely editorial but then it's just me. :)

  26. VERY interesting, not sure how I would feel about wearing food logos on my bag, but I LOVE the rooster one, such a great graphic on it's own but looks awesome on this bag and with the big green tassel I would definitely consider this one for sure.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  27. hi kim..

    Those bags are amazing. love!


  28. Those bags are stunning, lovely post!

  29. Fashion is fun <3 Great post !!!

  30. Who knew food purses could be cute?? Haha love this! My mom lives everything British, so she had told me about "digestives biscuits" but the rest was new to me :-)

  31. Wow this is so cool and funny, it's a great idea use cereals and cookies brand for accessories, it looks so cute and colorful!! I love the smile too!!
    Have a good day sweet Kim, thanx for your lovely comments! ;-)

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

  32. OMG this bags are so freaking adorable in such a way that I want one of them. A conversation starter for sure and it has a dry sense of humor to it so I think.


  33. I love this!
    I want a tony the tiger bag. c:


  34. OMG OMG OMG I seriously LOVE them all.

  35. Super cute Bags! My favorite ones are the Clutches :)


  36. Oh, I think these are so fun! The custard cream purse is adorable and the others are so cheerful! I feel like they would be a great care free purse for summer!

  37. This collection is total kitschy fun! Anya Hindmarch had always had a such great sense of humor when it comes to her designs and this collection is certainly no different! Just viewing it makes me smile :) I never knew the Kellogg's rooster actually had a name Kim.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  38. It was a very fun collection! It's always good when designers do something a little out of the box on the runway I think :)

  39. cute purse :) xx

  40. so CUTE!! i remember when anya did this 'i am not a plastic bag' bags and those were ok. AND recently there's been bags that are shaped like books but i quite like these cereal box much more!!!
    A Beautiful Zen

  41. What a fun collection! I would definitely carry one of the cereal totes, I think the vintage feel and the huge tassel makes them look like something fashionable, and not, say, an add for kellogs.

    Chic on the Cheap

  42. looking through all these purses reminds me of my childhood! haha tony and frosted flakes.. but this is a very unique idea, they actually look usable in everyday fashion!

  43. You always find the coolest and unique items! :-) I love the Tony the Tiger bag.


  44. cornelius! i did learn something new!!

  45. Oh my gosh, Kim - I just saw this line about an hour ago and I immediately thought of you (not that you would neccessarily love it, but more so what your thoughts might be.) Personally, I fell head over heels, specifically with the cereal-themed pieces. I practically lived on cereal as a kid and I still love all of the mascots. If only there were a Toucan Sam handbag, it would have to be mine!

  46. that's an interesting handbag designer!
    I love such funky design :)

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  47. I seriously love these bags! Specially the first set! I need them Kim! hehe

  48. Is very cute and original collection :3

  49. omg i saw these and fell in love with them too!! who woulda known these would be so chic!! they were designed and executed very well

  50. loving those handbags. they're so playful! i especially love that they have breakfast cereal boxes on them. too funny.

  51. These items are adorable! My fave is Tony the Tiger. I had a stuffed Tony the Tiger as a little girl. My grandmother even took a pic of me hugging him and enlarged it. I need to find that pic... Hugs, T.

  52. Great post! I don't know how to feel about her designs! I love funky and new designs that are different but a bag with cereal logo's on them? I did like the happy face though!!
    Kat |

  53. I know Anya Hindmarch products for many years now. She truly makes high quality luxury bags. She is so creative even in her Shows. Love her tiger blue bag and the burgundy bag too. Next will be a trip to London to purchase them.

  54. I had never heard of the name… but i loved every single item.
    How very creative!

  55. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I love the designs! They're all so colorful and fun =D
    I can't decide which I like most but if I would have to, I would pick the ones with digestives hanging on it =D

  56. I have never heard of her, :) but I love every one of that collection, especially the cereal boxes ones, haha. Thanks for the introduction, Kim! :D


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