Hello again! This post is slightly later than expected (the post schedule that exists in my head has only recently been transferred to paper, look at me getting all organised), but hopefully normal service can resume this week and the blog 'engineering works' will be over for a while. The press days are starting up again in London and I've been aiming to get to grips with a few more brands this season and generally make you want to buy even more in the months ahead. There are so many international brands, which are now setting up shop in the UK taking us one step further to a truly global shopping experience. No longer will we have to resort to desperate measures to obtain the brands we love, risking customs fees and general disappointment in the process.
The Covent Garden branch of Laduree would have to be the ideal location for a press day, since I'd been meaning to visit for a while but never managed to get around to it. Luckily Melvita read my mind and provided the perfect mix of macaroons, rose petals and some of the nicest smells known to man. The French brand boasts a great range of products for the summer season and the fact that they're organic is a bonus if you're that way inclined. This quick visit has definitely made me determined to splash out on a meal at Laduree one day, overlooking the Covent Garden piazza and all of the street performers. Here's hoping the weather will cooperate and this week's balmy temperatures will continue throughout the Summer.
Varg is a company after my own heart, boasting many of the Scandinavian brands I love and a few more that I'm starting to obsess over. I already knew that I'd love much of the Swedish Hasbeens collection and it's great to see that they're producing their lovely sandals and clogs all year around, as well as some directional loafer-wedge creations for later this year in rich, autumnal shades. Spotting some red clutch bags emblazoned with the logo also filled me with excitement for seasons to come. In other news, I spent a while admiring this knitted dress from Dagmar, which mixed gritty hardware with arty stitch combinations to illustrate the original inspiration of ground-breaking Swedish women. I'm really excited by the lookbook images (see the rest of the catwalk collection here) and hope to be able to save up for something from the range one day. Are you a fan of Swedish brands as much as me? I'm tempted to learn the language so I can understand some of the blogs I read and Elin Kling's magazine!
This wasn't really an event per se, but the arrival of the Comme des Garcons 2 perfume that I happened to win on Mat's blog was an exciting one. I am not usually the lucky type when it comes to competitions (though I'm hoping this will change when I start playing the Euromillions) so this was a welcome addition to my scent collection, population 2. I always forget to put perfume on, so I'm hoping that leaving the quirky bottle out will remind me on a daily basis to 'spritz the pits' and not just smell of soap and water. Have you spotted anything you like in this post? There will definitely be more to come as I have to make like a superhero and trek to multiple press days in rush hour this week, so wish me luck!