Stripping down in sub-zero temperatures in the middle of central London this past Saturday for a photo shoot proved to be a somewhat dubious task. The first thing I was told as we...Read More →
Stripping down in sub-zero temperatures in the middle of central London this past Saturday for a photo shoot proved to be a somewhat dubious task. The first thing I was told as we stepped out was, ‘It’s all good but try not to look so cold.’ Try not to look so cold?! It was bloody -4 degrees… how can you look anything but cold? Weather aside, it was actually such fun and I was surprised by how much I wanted to steal all the items I wore (don’t worry, I didn’t). I feel I’ve said it a hundred times, but the brand this project is for isn’t a company I ever shop at. Their website isn’t one I flock to in the wee hours of the night and their items don’t have me skipping lattes in an effort to save pennies to put towards their clothes. But I’ve got to say, there are some serious little gems tucked in their collection. Hopefully this will give you a little peek into the ones that I’m now dreaming of.
Operating on a measly thirty minutes of sleep, yesterday morning at St Pancreas I felt anything but the chirpy bird. Meeting time was 8am and, after the so called sleep over held at Shini’s house, I felt shattered. Next isn’t a store I normally shop in and I couldn’t help but feel like pulling the blankets over my head and skipping the event all together. I am so glad I didn’t.
[Photos: 1. Daniella, 2. flowers at Next headquarters, 3. Shini's multi-coloured nails, 4. pink drinks, 5. little preview of my styled outfit featuring a pair of leather trousers I must get my hands on, 6. Charlie, 7. Sandra's hand]
A big thanks to Next for hosting such a well run and fun event. Their new collection features some seriously gorgeous little pieces including lots of sheer white, strangely comfortable wooden platforms, and 70′s inspired palazzo pants that would send any Marc Jacobs aficionado’s heart racing. Also, thanks to Jenny from Jam for inviting me along to the event.