Sunday, 12 February 2012

Is it Summer yet?

We're in the midst of winter, but my head is in Spring/Summer. I've been checking out a lot of SS Press Days and Collections and I want it to be warm enough to lounge around in brights and pastels, while soaking up the sun.
Here are the highlights of the last few weeks:

Polaroid:

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They're celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year, so we got a chance to see a lot of their older sunglasses, from their archives, as well as some gorgeous, modern ones, inspired by previous styles. The 50's style cat-eye (aptly named Marilyn) was absolutely gorgeous, but my favourite was the 'Seventy Five' Aviator (which you can see in my previous post). Polaroid Sunglasses have Ultrasight lenses that give total UV protection as well.

Warehouse:

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Warehouse really got me in the SS mindset. The press day was filled with beautiful prints and the most lovely pastel colours. The light materials and colours will be perfect for the summer, and I love how there were a few 'tough' pieces to compliment the more feminine styles, such as the faux leather vest.

Traffic People:

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Again, the pieces were perfect for the Summer. There were some lovely dresses and skirts, in beautiful prints and colours. All the dresses were so lightweight, and I wanted to wear them all! One of my favourites from the collection was definitely the sequins blazer. It'd be such a cool piece to style in the summer, during cooler evenings.

Next:

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The Next Press Day's are always such a pleasure to attend as they're such an iconic brand. To coincide with the Olympics, there were a lot of Union Jack prints and retro style pieces. I really loved the classic pieces, such as the dresses (there was a gorgeous white one) and plain coloured trousers. The accessories, such as bags, jewellery and shoes, were very bold and printed, so would compliment the clothes perfectly! The Next Team also took us to Afternoon Tea at the Covent Garden Hotel, and a massive Thank You to them. The food (especially Scones) were delicious and we all had a great time mingling with each other.


Dirty Pretty Things/Stephen Webster Collaboration: Pop Up Shop in Selfridges

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To celebrate their third Anniversary, they have collaborated with jewellery designer, Stephen Webster, to create some gorgeous pieces. There is a DPT Pop Up Shop in Selfridges, which will run until 11th March showcasing the amazing new collection. The collaboration has produced something amazing, with a hint of cheekiness. The one off piece is made from black mesh and silk, ans is bejewelled with crystals in the shape of a wink.

Jenny Packham for Debenhams:

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Jenny Packham has joined the fantastic line up Debenhams already has and has created a stunning collection exclusively for them. The dresses are perfect pieces of occasion wear, and are great for weddings, whether you're a bride, attending a wedding, or even for proms. The dresses on display were stunning, from head to toe, and the collection contains a lot of pretty colours, embellishments on dresses and also a lot of beautiful and sparkly dresses.

More pictures from each of the collections can be found on my Facebook Page.

Sherin xx

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