Theres nothing better than stepping off the cold streets of London and heading into New Look HQ to check out their new summer collection. New Look's Say Hi Summer press event was like a beautiful mexican oasis hidden beneath the cold city, full of gorgeous new clothes, swimwear, accessories, bright colours, margaritas and most importantly for my freezing toes, warm air conditioning.
New Look had already set the bar high at their Fashion Week Refuel Room by giving us a glimpse of the new collection and throwing in a few beauty treatments, and they didn't fail to impress me once again.
The collection was one of the best I've seen from New Look yet and the main trends being showcased were an eclectic mix of pagan cowgirl, tribal and aztec patterns, 90's inspired denim, and delicate feminine pieces in white, lace and crochet.
Being inside the room was how I can only imagine what it feels like to be trapped inside a kaleidoscope: there were colours from every end of the spectrum and so many patterns. Texture is becoming a huge part of high-street fashion this season and New Look seem to be nailing it with tapestry, boucles, crochet, knits and embellishments; we all have a lot to look forward from them.
My outfit of the day was all about monochrome with colour popping lips and nails. I am in love with these Topshop trousers, but you may be able to tell from the photographs that they fit just a little too tight on my right calf. At first I wrote it off as accidentally choosing the runt of the trousers litter. But then when trying on some Joni Jeans I noticed how they didn't have the capacity to fit my right calf in either. What is this? Does Topshop cater for girls with smaller right legs?
Apparently I have a fatter half of my body.
Always prone to a fashion disaster of some sort, Friday was no exception for me. The culprit this time? My beloved (but now a little detested) Primark Sandals. They just looked so perfect with the outfit... How could I not brave the harsh winter winds with my bare pedicured toes to look this good? My feet were having none of it, and my right foot (clearly belonging to the rebellious fatter side of my body along with my bulging calf) decided to blister up in protest at my silly idea of fashion over comfort.
After resorting back to flats, Luce, Shu, Allie and I hit SoHo for a spot of shopping and lunch. There's something so disappointing about downgrading from flats to heels- you seem to lose a few inches of attitude as soon as you drop a few inches in height.
To finish on a boring note, I need to apologise for my lack of posting. I've had so many deadlines at Uni and have a few more to come and I'm planning a little bit of a blog makeover. Nothing major, just a few little changes that I hope you'll like!