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5 June 2011

very aw11 press day

Just a brief respite from the inevitable deluge of knitting posts that will end up on this blog in the next week or so.  As per, I still have lots of things to sort out before Graduate Fashion Week and the final hand in, so there's no rest for the wicked.  Luckily I managed to escape to some kind of normality in the days following the fashion show (thanks for all the comments by the way) before it was back to the pile of work. After not being in London for almost 2 months, I finally managed to make a trip down to attend some events (thanks to Ellie at Next who helped with travel) and show my face in blogger society once more.  As crazy as it may seem with the decent weather we seem to be having, the AW11 press days are in full force and are now confusing me with furry coats, cosy layers and lace up boots.

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very aw11 press day

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I managed to meet up with Winnie for some Japan Centre action before heading to the Very press day situated in the heart of Covent Garden.  As much as celebrity designed ranges annoy me somewhat (doing a four-year degree gives you a certain outlook on these sorts of things), I couldn't help but like some of the Fearne Cotton pieces.  I guess the key is just to forget the 'personality' involved and look at the clothes for what they are, quirky with a retro twist with pretty prints that will make it onto many a blogger outfit post later this year. 

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Faux Fur Jacket - Next (briefly worn for the purposes of this photo)
Top - Asos
Skirt belt - Vintage
Socks - c/o Tabio
Brogues - Office

Next was the Next press day (awful pun alert) where my camera seemed to fail me at taking pictures of most of the clothes.  Instead, you'll have to make do with snaps of all the shoes I was drawn to and the vague description of a polka dot dress I need to get my hands on.  I was given a challenge to find the perfect Winter coat and ended up choosing this faux fur number, which I was filmed talking about (somehow my words ended up a bit jumbled and hopefully the vid will never see the light of day).  Luckiy the trends for next season still involve Peter Pan collars, brogue mutations and midi skirts so there's not too much more I need to shell out for,  though this probably won't stop me from buying a few more multiples.  This seems like the perfect point to ask an AW11 trend related question but it seems far too soon seeing as it's barely June, instead I wonder how you feel about buying clothes out of sequence?  I think that the fur coat will be going into stores next month but it seems crazy to buy such a thing so early.  Also remember to vote for Jazmine as she's entered the model competition they're hosting and it'd be great to see her win!
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I was also very fortunate to receive a new pair of GHD New Wave Straighteners to review (the full range of GHD straighteners can be found on good old Asos) .  I haven't used them yet as I don't like to straighten my hair too often, but hopefully miracles will happen when I do as I always have trouble doing my own hair and attempting to replicate what the salon does.  Part of me wants a change to mark the end of my student life but am loathe to depart from my beloved full fringe, so maybe all will be figured out at the next Aussie party in a few weeks!

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12 comments:

  1. i adore the loafer wedges from next! they are going to have so many great pieces in store for a/w. i better start saving! can't wait to see our videos, hehe. i was so darn nervous!

    oh you, mentioning my next model entry! thank-you, though i very much doubt i'd get back in the top 250. and if i did i would definitely get weeded out along with the guy who is currently in first place, haha!

    see you sooooon, hopefully!

    xxx

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  2. Loved our usual Japan Centre lunch before blogger related fun! Loved Very/Next and was definitely more of a Fearne Cotton fan rather than the Holly Wiloughby collection but yes, sometimes you do have to take a step back and look at the collections without the 'celeb' name tag affixed to it! Also, I have a photo of you giving that interview for Next haha, have you seen the final cut yet? Please post the link for it when you do!

    PS: Good luck for Tuesday! xxxx

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  3. pressdayfest! those golf-style brogues are pretty hansom aren't they, they seem very you. hope the rest of your uni stuff goes good guns

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  4. I rather love Fearne Cotten's designs for Very, much to my shame! I don't know how much of the designing she actually does, but whoever she has around her are clearly a great design team.

    Hope all the prep for Graduate Fashion Week and your final hand in are gonig ok!

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  5. I feel very conflicted about Fearne Cotton for Very. I really like the clothes but it properly paaaains me. But I may have to give in. X

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  6. Ah, the Very press day looks really good! Love your skirt and the tassel wedge loafers! Mmm, looks like there's lots of good stuff to look forward to! xx

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  7. The Very clothing looks fab - I've never bought anything from the Fearne collection but I'm very tempted!

    Clare x

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  8. The wedges, brogues and fur jacket are all gorgeous. It's so cold in Scotland I could wear them tomorrow! xx

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  9. Those wedges are FAB! I really like the fur coat too, I do but things out of season, sometimes it just works out cheaper :) Can't wait to see you at the Aussie party either..EEP!

    Maria xxx

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  10. I am mostly very envious of the GHDs, my hair needs!

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  11. You look gorge as always. Love the printed blouse in pic 4.

    Amy xxx
    http://thevirtualstylist.blogspot.com/

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  12. OOO the Very collection looks very temting indeed.

    You look cute with the Next fur jacket.

    Jen xx
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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