How to be Rare...

25 November 2009

Last week I got to go to the Rare Press Day at the swish Groucho Club in Soho, avec Fiona, Ozzy and Reena to see their offerings for next Spring.  Rare is stocked in Topshop amongst the numerous concession brands that are continuing to improve their stock and severely tempt my wallet. I'd always associated the brand with glitzy party dresses and lot's of glamour but being a scruff, I was quite delighted with the 90s vibe of the more casual pieces.



This looks like something straight out of Clueless and I could definitely see myself teaming it with some high waisted denim shorts and white brogues next Summer.




I also liked the sportswear feel of this grey jumper, complete with handy mesh layer.  I'd be wearing this now over something lacy, if I could get my hands on it.  Hope the Winter months fly by...

 
Cute t-shirt dress with a print from outer space


Candy coloured stripes make this dress very pretty and just itching to be teamed with some Doc Martens

 
Also loved this longline military cardigan, perfect over a skater dress and teamed with some brown brogues


Really crazed looking picture, where I tried to look unaware of the photographer.  I also realised that a visit to the hairdresser is necessary very soon.


Photo stolen from Fiona

This press event was a rather swanky affair, with cocktails, manicures, miniature hamburgers and goody bags, making it quite a change to a typical Wednesday evening.  I'm obsessed with any shade of grey and wanted my nails to follow suit; I might just have to splash out on this Nails inc colour...



Afterwards we decided to go for some dim sum, but managed to catch the Luella for Liberty Christmas Shop type thing before the store closed.  A great place to get expensive yet much coveted stocking fillers, such as mini Vivienne Westwood purses and floral headbands.  Very jealous of any millionaire's daughters who might wake up on Christmas morning with all of this stuff under the tree.


Fiona and Reena looking very Louis Vuitton


Reena's attempts to Save Luella just weren't working...


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18 comments:

  1. Wow, love all the pieces you featured! it sounds like such a fun event... I'm mega jealous I wasn't there! Though I get to meet you all soon :)

    xxx

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  2. Love the military jacket and the nail colour :)

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  3. Wow, what fun!! Yeah I work at Topshop and I always find that the rare stuff is either really cool or really shit. They seem to have a bit of an identity crisis going on. I think they should steer away from the glitz and stick with the cool stuff (we had a sailor playsuit in a few months ago. So good!)
    xx

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  4. Drool Drool Drool, I want all those clotjhing items, ecspecially the first one :)
    XOXOX
    Libby
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  5. all the lines in topshop are so cool and this stuff looks amazing! what a fun evening! i love getting my nails done at nail ince but a free manicure! im dead jealous! i really wanna get my nails done at opi but they dont have an opi nail bar in manchester so i can only go when i go to london which isnt for another month. actually its not that long away! cant wait for the wintet holidays and its only a month til christmas! x

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  6. I saw the sweater with the sheer back the other day - I need it! I also need to invest in some grey nail polish - it looks so chic on you! The luella stuff looks gorgeous - what a fun day you had! :) x

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  7. I really like the nail colour.
    About the Luella fabric, at uni we get fabric donated to us from different designer/brands to use to make tioles for projects... and for some reason Luella donated some.

    Had I had known what I know now, I would have taken taken some of the floral print fabrics too.

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  8. That military jacket is golden! Love the blog, too.

    x

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  9. wow, totally died for the military style cardi!

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  10. First off, congrats on passing your driving test!

    Wow, that Rare press day looks like it was so much fun... I love that floral blouse and stripy dress especially. Also, your nails look so awesome, I love the grey!

    Love,
    Anna Jane
    xxx

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  11. I love the grey mesh jumper...awesome.

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  12. i love the top, dress, and cardigan! all your ideas on how to wear them sound great. i would wear the top with high waisted denim shorts on a hot summer day - maybe even with some docs.

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  13. Cool! I love the liberty prints... Rare is actually a really cool brand.

    xx

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  14. Jealous you got to go to such a lovely event, looks like you enjoyed yourself! :) ♥

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  15. I love that first floral print! This looks fun :)

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  16. It means I get 10% of all products & also for every $250 I spend, I get $10 voucher!

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  17. Such a shame I don't live in London because I turn down so many of these things because I am at uni so late most days.

    You guys look like you had a lot of fun!!

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