I had a mad day out at London Fashion Week on Saturday. I was lucky enough to be invited along to a few brand events and had a jam packed day of fun, fashion and of course a couple of cocktails!
I will tell you about them all but as I have too much to jam into one post I will do a couple of short blogs about each event. First up is Aspinal.
Kate and I met at Bond Street tube station far too early on a saturday morning (I’ve never seen the Jubliee line so packed on a Saturday in the morning!) and made our wind swept way to 108 Bar at Marylebone Hotel for the Aspinal event.
We were greeted with smoothies and lots of delicious canapés making up for the oh-so-typical skipped breakfast.
Aspinal were showcasing their Marylebone collection, more on that to come but they also had Glamour Magazine’s Executive Fashion & Beauty Director Claudia Mahoney and Blogger Ella Catliff from La Petite Anglaise in conversation with Angela Scanlon chatting about Street Style and fashion in general.
From left to right – Presenter Angela Scanlon, Glamour Magazine’s Executive Fashion & Beauty Director Claudia Mahoney and Blogger Ella Catliff from La Petite Anglaise
I was totally in love with Angela’s outfit and her Sophia Webster ‘Queen Bee’ shoes (not chicken & Egg as Kate first thought it said – get an eye test girl!) were just too fab – car to bar only though me thinks! I couldn’t find the exact shoes online but these are very similar.
Everyone was a little too shy to ask questions but the best piece of advise came from Ella who said to ‘stay true to yourself’ when it comes to blogging; I firmly believe this and won’t blog about brands/items I wouldn’t fork out my hard earned cash for myself and I hope this comes across to you all!
I do like a little bit of Aspinal, their pieces are just so gorgeous and the small leather goods have made great gifts, the concession in my local House of Fraser has got me out of a present crisis on more than one occasion! After looking back at my pictures I have fallen a little bit in love with the Marlyebone coral clutch I am pictured with. The size is so perfect and the little hand grab at the front makes this a very easy bag to hold.
SJ at the Aspinal LFW event with the Marylebone Clutch in Poppy Pebble – £495 & my Aspinal gift
The mini Marylebone tote is cute but not sure I would use it as its just a little too mini for me – a girl needs to carry so much these days. However the full sized Marylebone tote is just perfect. What I like about this bag the most is that it’s roomy tote but it also has a zip top. Most tote bags I’ve looked at don’t have a zip and this has put me off buying a bag on several occasions.
Even more interesting is that there is a ‘Tech’ version of this bag which has a built in phone/tablet charger which will power your iPhone/iPad (or other smartphones/tablets) for 10 days before you need to power up the charger (I’m not that clear on how you would do that though) Starting from £750 the Marylebone tote is quite a pricey bag but if you were to buy in a classic black or beige I’m sure it would become a wardrobe staple. I think Aspinal will be picking up a lot of the old faithful Mulberry customers who have become a little hostile to the brand with the significant price increases and recent perceived poor quality.
Aspinal gave us a little gift for attending the event, a beautiful leather pouch purse, Nails Inc polish and a copy of Glamour Magazine.
Will you be buying anything from this collection, have you started to doubt Mulberry? Let me know in the comments