SS12 at Harvey Nichols: Blogger’s Preview


Myself, Kim & Laurie

Myself and fellow Midland fashion bloggers were invited along to a special SS12 preview of collections at Harvey Nichols last week, to see just what was in-store for ladies that like a little luxury in their lives…

I personally really love the collections for the new season, a gorgeous combination of blush nudes and neon brights, as well as easy-to-wear soft colours and draped fabrics.  A similar theme of simplified structure and feminine fabrics flowed throughout.

We were shown pieces from the collections and we were talked through each look by Stuart Dixon, the Assistant Retail Manager for Womenswear and Personal Shopping. The outfit below is a favourite, a polished take on the grunge trend. A summery look in nude tones, moving away from the grunge trademark black.  This Pinko slip is just gorgeous.

Polished Grunge

My favourite brand, ACNE, have produced yet another beautiful collection…




T Alexander Wang

The new collection from Victoria Beckham has proven to be extremely popular (with only two dresses left).

I’m more of an ACNE/Wang girl myself.

Victoria, Victoria Beckham

I love, love, love these Jeffrey Campbell wedges (£95).  The perfect summer shoe.  However, I’d be about 7 ft tall in these, so I may have to leave these beauties for girls who aren’t already over 5 ft 8″.

Jeffrey Campbell

We were given a Harvey Nichols goody bag containing Rose champers, GHD heat protection spray, samples of beauty products and a sample of this….  I would highly recommend this Ole Henriksen Truth Serum. This collagen booster smells delicious, and comes in the form of a cooling gel.  It tightened my skin and I lost my eye bags instantly (which, recently, have been the size of two Chloe Madeleine’s).

I’m not usually a beauty kinda girl, but I’m going to get saving for the full-sized bottle (£53 – 30ml) of this  – it really is a miracle cream (well, a gel). I’m sold!

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum £53 - 30ml



Daniel Silver + Acne


London-based artist, Daniel Silver, is the latest talented creative behind the most recent cool collaboration in the fashion world. Today, on October 11th, sees the launch of a collaboration between himself and Swedish fashion brand, Acne.

The British designer has designed prints for the collection, from his studio in Dalston, which are inspired by culture and western sculpture.

The capsule collection will be sold exclusively in the Acne Studios store in London (or online here) and aims to inspire with its ‘mood of freedom and light.’ 

As an Acne fan, I was very intrigued to see what Silver would produce, but the result has not been a disappointment. Acne are responsible for my ever growing love affair with Sweden and it’s fashion-forward style, and now a label that focuses very much on form and shape, rather than detailed print, has been able to take a slightly different direction with these colourful capsule designs.  It’s great to see a British artist on board waving the flag for British talent in a fashion house very much designed to the Swedish aesthetic. However, I do hope they continue on to do their Swedish thang, as I for one think it’s a unique and talented power house of style.

Acne I salute you.

Here’s a selection of my favourite pieces.  And as you can guess, I love the boots.  I think I have a slight obsession with boots at the moment.

Move over Pistols, make way for the Acne Rises.

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Grey Matter

At the very top of my wish list for 2011 is a pair of these Acne booties (£410) and also Alexander Wang booties (£555).  Both in grey, these boots would look simply stunning teamed with dark grey worn skinnys, or some tailored carrot shaped trousers – rolled at the ankle of course.  Let the heel do the talking – in both instances.  Acne for their stunning architectural heel, and Wang for the sheer towering height, secured by a cute lace up front.

These are available from Net-a-Porter, so expect to see me coming (tottering) once my winning lottery numbers come up.