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English Rose with a Gypsy Soul, this is my personal style blog.

Cat lover, and professional treasure hunter/designer for my magical bohemian vintage clothing and jewellery website:

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Miss Selfridge High Summer / 2014 Press Day


A few weeks ago I was invited along to the Miss Selfridge high summer press day. A welcome afternoon break in a stressful week, I arrived to a bellini and some beautiful clothing. Florals, tassels, embellishments, sequins, sheer, lace, beading were the main features in the form of playsuits, kimonos, maxi dresses, two pieces and midi and minis, structured and unstructured pieces, it was seriously the perfect collection for festivals. Can I pack it all please? All displayed in the beautiful setting of Salle de FĂȘte at Kettner's in central London.

I fell in love with the mahogany coloured peacock chairs there. I'm on the hunt for the perfect one for our new flat-it's actually got obsessive to the point where I nearly wanted to move into a grubby flat the other day only because it came with a peacock chair. Dan had to have a word with me. Anyway, not only did I get to view the whole collection, I got my hair braided by a lovely girl from Cheeky Parlour, and got taught how to make my own real flower crown (below) by Foxgloves & Glory. Such a pretty press day with some beautiful pieces that left me really excited for summer.
    



Sunday, 20 April 2014

I can feel the Spring in the air

Fringe Jacket: Weekday (old)
Gypsy Baby Lennon Sweater: Wildfox*
Lace Midi Dress: Matalan
Sunglasses: ASOS
Necklaces and Rings: Tentative Decisions*
Cowboy Boots: Ash*

I fully admit I had a total fangirl moment when I heard that one of my favourite brands Wildfox wanted to work with me. I'm in love with their campaigns, brand identity and everything about them really, and one of my favourite products from them has to be their lennon sweaters.  They're the softest material, super comfy, just the right kind of oversized and destroyed feel, and you can throw them over anything. I already own the shooting stars and rainbow sweater which I literally live in when I'm at work in the studio, and I couldn't resist adding this dream catcher one to my collection. I think I might have an addiction. Perfect for lazy sunny Sundays in the park, which just so happens to be a five minute walk from my flat. 

It was really nice when the weather is starting to get warm and sunny to actually get out of the flat at the weekend, and spend some time with my boyfriend that didn't involve work, iPhones or laptops. I find it really difficult to stop sometimes, but I know I need to. Always working.

My nana, the little cutie bought me this lace dress and it's really pretty, I had no idea it was from Matalan until she said! I admit I've never bought any clothing from them before but this is a really good fit, and a good price too. Great for those in-between weather days and because it's just not quite warm for bare legs yet.