Friday, 7 June 2013

Vivienne Westwood Exclusive Preview Autumn / Winter Collections 2013 / 14

I attended an exclusive preview of  the +Vivienne Westwood  Autumn / Winter collections 2013 / 14 last night at the Conduit Street stores and wow was I in Westwood heaven.

I tried to take as many photos as I could for you all in between admiring the collection, chatting to many collectors and sipping champagne.

There are so many fabulous pieces I love in the new collection I don't know where to start.

For me the Savanna dress below caught my eye as soon as I walked in store and went to the top of my wish list, along side the stunning Anglomania Resurrection dress. The clutch bags are to die for.

This was a great preview to the collections that just left you wanting more, I'm already counting down the days for the full collections to be available to purchase instore.

I think I need to start saving my pennies as I want the entire Gold label collection this year.

The latest Vivienne Westwood Gold Label collection the inspiration came from 4 different corners: Historical and ethnic, structure and ‘flou’. “This season we visited medieval Europe via the beautiful illustrations in illuminated manuscripts. The return of the crusaders changed England enormously. They brought back luxuries and ideas not only from Italy but from the Arab world. When you go back in time you also enter the future. We have superimposed political graphics from Climate Revolution on our collection; fundamental to which is our support for Greenpeace/ for the World to "save the arctic"

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

British Designers Collective Bicester Village Outlet Shopping

Sorry I haven't had much time to post recently but I have started a new job in London. I'm still getting used to the daily commute, I'm loving my new job and I look forward to sharing more with you all soon.

If you haven't heard about Bicester Village before you are in for a real treat. I always plan a weekly trip here to stock up on a few goodies, and a good browse around the Vivienne Westwood Store.

Enjoy savings off up to 60% on the RRP price at over 130 top named boutiques.

I'm lucky, I only live about a 45 minutes drive from Bicester Village which is in Bicester in the heart of Oxfordshire.

You'll find everything here from Alexander Mcqueen, Dior, Prada, Celine, Gucci, Paul Smith, Mulberry, D&G, Fendi, and my favourite Vivienne Westwood & Emma Bridgewater

The list is endless.

I usually have a whole day of shopping followed by a meal at the Busaba Eathai Resturant in the village. 

Here are many photos to tempt you, it's time to start planning that spree.

It's definitely worth a visit down to Bicester at  the moment as they have launched their British Designers Collective. For eight weeks they have a pop up store where top UK designers, both established and emerging, showcase their iconic pieces and offer them for sale with up to 60% off.

You'll see from the pictures they have pieces by Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Roksanda Ilincic and Mary Katrantzou and up-and-coming designers such as Lucas Nascimento, Mawi and Piers Atkinson.

Check out their website for more details on

Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 09.00-20.00 Sunday: 10.00-19.00

Bicester Village
50 Pingle Drive
OX26 6WD
Bicester Village Visitor Centre on  01869 366 266

I'll definitely do a round up of my outfits from Bicester soon on another post, Have you found some great buys from Bicester ? Email me your outfits and I'll do another blog on that in the future .

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