Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely. Conhecem esta criadora-fenómeno? A Orla Kiely é uma senhora irlandesa de meia-idade, que vive há muitos anos em Londres e que começou com uma colecção de chapéus para o Harrods. Assumidamente inspirada na estética dos anos 60 e 70, esta designer é hoje em dia responsável por colecções de malas, acessórios, roupa e decoração de interiores (papéis de parede, abat-jours, roupa de cama e por aí fora).
Orla Kiely. Are you familiar with this design-phenomenon? Orla Kiely is an Irish middle-aged lady based in London who started with a collection of hats at Harrods. Inspired by the 60’s and 70’s aesthetics, nowadays this designer creates bags, accessories, clothes and home decor pieces (wallpaper, lamp shades, bed linens and so forth).


Quando estive em Londres, em Outubro passado, fui à flagship shop em Monmouth Street, ao pé de Covent Garden. Ia com a ideia de comprar uma carteira mas, apesar de a loja ter excedido todas as minhas expectativas, os preços eram demasiado salgados. Mais tarde vim a descobrir que no site havia algumas carteiras em saldos, e acabei por encomendar esta encarnada e branca.
When I was in London last October I went to her flagship shop in Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden. I was planning on buying myself a bag but, although the shop was even better that I had imagined, I found the prices a bit too ‘salty’ for me. Later I found that there were some bags on sale on her website and I ended up buying this red and white one.

A carteira veio numa embalagem postal que, apenas cortando as partes assinaladas, se transforma em saco. Não é inteligente?
The bag came inside a package that turns into a reusable bag just by cutting he dotted lines. Isn’t it clever?


Ah, e o catálogo… um livo de capa dura altamente inspirativo!
Oh, and the catalogue… a highly inspirational hard-cover book!


Deixo-vos com uma fotografia tirada nas ruas de Londres: a parte de trás de um autocarro com a imagem de marca da Orla Kiely!
I leave you with a picture I took on a London street: an Orla Kiely-patterned bus!

6 thoughts on “Orla Kiely

  1. NotYetTheDodo says:

    Lovely bag, lovely catalogue, great packaging…I too discovered Orla Kiley this fall – and also went to the shoip in Covent garden… I drank in every detail, from the bags to the gorgeous floor – but also found another and cheaper way to get my bag; namely via the british ebay. And I got so hooked – by now I have got two…🙂

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