Instagram is brilliant isn’t it? I mean really brilliant.
This week I spent hours visiting all the high street Press Days to see what we will all be buying for AW13. And because it is positively encouraged at these events, I took lots of pictures and Tweeted and Instagrammed and Pinterested the social media heck out of it all. Hashtag exhausting. read more…
I’m a big fan of Mer Mag, a gorgeous site designed to inspire creative play which was founded by Merrilee Liddiard.
As well as posting visual treats of her own, Merrilee also sometimes pops up on other sites to show off her crafty ways (crafty in a good way, obvs).
Boden has long been a go-to site for the kids (so cute), but for a long time it hasn’t been a destination for fashionistas – unless you loved a floral frock.
But in the past few seasons the brand has massively upped its game. The new ad campaigns are cool, fun, vibrant and quirky enough to please core customers and new ones alike.
And last week I went to their AW13 press day.
There were some stand-out pieces, including amazing Nordic inspired knits, polka dot jumpers (very J Crew) and some gorgeous collared dresses.
But it was the art direction of the show that really wowed me. Taking over several rooms in London’s Somerset House, the event was a visual feast – and gave me loads of ideas.
Boden say their creative visionaries are Amanda, Sam and Justine – ladies, you did them proud.
Here’s a flavour of what I saw at the event.
(PS And if Boden want to off-load any of the eBay sourced and reupholstered furniture afterwards, please call me!)
I was having a discussion at work the other day about shoes (what else?) where I was the only person who didn’t really love an espadrille.
Perhaps it was one too many Summer holidays when I was younger wearing them, but they’re just not the kind of sandal I would ever choose.
But then, I started seeing lots of Instagram snaps of cool young things wearing THESE – the Chanel espadrille:
Plus points: Chic enough to smarten up a simple pair of jeans and sweatshirt. Negative points: They are £295 and keep selling out.
So while I love them – realistically, practically and financially, they’re not meant to be mine.
But it’s definitely made me re-think the Summer espadrille. And I do quite like these, by Toms. Hmmm….
Last week I had lunch with Myleene Klass, as you do, in Nobu’s private room. Very nice thank you.
The musician / model / mum was celebrating her tenth Baby K collection for Mothercare – which is amazing. In fashion years that’s good going.
Anyway, it was lovely.
Lunch was amazing, the champers was flowing, Myleene was gorgeous (and so friendly, I think I massively over-shared stories about the kids ), plus the latest collection was very impressive.
Myleene’s signature leopard print and floral mis-match is definitely something I would do myself, but have always worried about it being a bit old for the baby. But I have to say the swimsuit (and matching hat!) I received as a present is the cutest thing ever. LOOK!
And I loved this eagle t-shirt for Charlie.
Here are some other pieces I love, all in store and online now.