Friday 7th September, 2012 -
If you follow me on Twitter or read yesterday’s blog post, you may remember Fashion Foie Gras, Alex Loves, LLYMLRS, Fashionista Barbie and I were invited by Westfield to pop down and pick out some key pieces for the AW12 trends. We also all each filmed discussing them and now you can watch the videos!
And finally, see what happened all evening at Westfield London last night for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out. I hope you were there! If not, there is always next year.
Thursday 6th September, 2012 -
Earlier this week I was asked to pop into Westfield London for a bit of filming where I talked about some of the key trends for menswear’s autumn and winter collection. My blogger friends Fashion Foie Gras, Alex Loves, LLYMLRS and Fashionista Barbie were participating in this Westfield London project along with me and they all had their own allocated trends to talk about. I was handed a gift card, and asked to go and buy some some products for menswear and was given complete freedom to buy from any shops I wanted within the shopping centre. It was so much fun going into shops like TOPSHOP with a mini TV crew, to look at some of the clothes they had, and picking out pieces that caught my attention.
The very first item I chose was a gorgeous military winter coat from TOPMAN inside TOPSHOP. Military is one of the trends returning this season and the reason why I chose a coat is simply because no matter what you are wearing, this coat will make you look super stylish. Whether you choose to dress up, or have a lazy day when you want to wear a very simple t-shirt and jeans – simply put this coat on and you will look great no matter where you go. It’s also perfect for all occasions – whether you are heading out for dinner, going to a wedding or simply popping to the shops. I love the epaulettes. It also has a belt which to me is a delight because it will make your waist look smaller, resulting in broader looking shoulders. You can buy this at TOPMAN for £90.
Studs is another major trend for autumn and winter and while women have been spoilt with endless products featuring studs – jackets, shorts, shoes, jumpers – we men have not been quite so lucky to have such a huge range to choose from. So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this jumper inside ZARA which is part of the new collection. I know men in general don’t really like experimenting with daring colours, so I thought this was perfect in plain black. It’s not too wild yet still makes a statement. Retailing for £29.99, this is a steal.
If you are a fan of studs, then you may want to head down to the women’s jewellery section inside TOPSHOP where you can buy this strapped bracelet. I don’t feel it looks too feminine so there is no reason why men cannot wear them. I bought one and have received countless compliments. It is only £10 and I love the rose gold colour.
I also love bracelets that are a little sparkly, so I also loved this bracelet I saw inside TOPSHOP. £12.50.
If you are around Westfield London tonight then head down there because for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out there will be so much happening. This includes a catwalk show!
The Fashion Schedule for Westfield London on Thursday 6th September 2012:
Join Westfield London in their iconic event space, the Atrium, on Thursday September 6, from 7pm for a spectacular fashion show starring mother and daughter model duo Yasmin and Amber Le Bon and Lizzy Jagger in front of a VIP front row. Brands showcasing on the runway include Hugo Boss, Urban Outfitters, House of Fraser and Zara.
Fashionable festivities in the main centre and The Village will continue until Sunday September 9. Enjoy catwalk shows each day, beauty makeovers, fabulous competitions and discounts, including free a NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in ‘Baroque’ worth £17.50, when you spend £75 on fashion or beauty. Mingle with friends and delve into your favourite stores, all whilst taking advantage of truly fantastic offers from some of
the biggest brands in fashion.
Check out just some of the unmissable offers and experiences on Fashion’s Night Out:
Visit Jaeger and enjoy complimentary drinks. Enter Jaeger’s truly amazing T-shirt design competition for the chance to win a Scott Wilson by Jaeger necklace and have your T-shirt produced as part of next season’s collection.
Visit the fabulous new Diesel store and enjoy the Successful Living party with a live DJ, drinks and receive a Diesel tote bag with a purchase, while stocks last.
Receive a complimentary Mulberry Tote bag on the night, at Mulberry.
Join in the party at Topshop with a live DJ, complimentary autumn/winter makeovers and gift with every purchase.
At GUESS, complimentary fashion cocktails and cupcakes will be on offer, plus the chance to indulge in mini manicures and makeovers. There will also be the chance to enter into a prize raffle to win a fabulous goodie bag full of Guess products, including a GUESS watch, perfume, a beach towel, key ring and pen.
Tiffany & Co. will be celebrating its 175th anniversary as well as Fashion’s Night Out. Tiffany & Co. will showcase on the RUBEDO™ and 1837 collection in honour of its 175th anniversary. Tiffany 1837™ RUBEDO™ jewellery designs are inscribed with the signature of founder Charles Lewis.
At HUGO BOSS customers will receive a free 30ml bottle of new BOSS Nuit fragrance when they spend £200 or more on BOSS womenswear (while stocks last).
Inside American Apparel refreshments will be on offer and customers can spruce up their cuticles at the complimentary nail bar on 6th September.
At Tateossian, free lucky dip gifts with purchases over £150, plus flowing champagne and the opportunity to view pieces exclusive to Westfield London from the Rare Stones collection.
Snap-up Kiko’s Fashion Night ‘eyes and lips’ cosmetic kit, which includes a long-lasting stick eyeshadow, automatic precision eyeliner and extra volume lipgloss, on sale over the weekend of 8th and 9th September.
Don’t miss out. It will be an evening to remember. Visit the Westfield London Fashion page for all the information at: http://uk.westfield.com/london/fashion/