Thursday, 30 May 2013
Next AW13 Press Day
Last week I left the cosy world of Sheffield and headed to a factory warehouse just off Oxford Street to check out the preview for Next's Autumn Winter 2013 range. Next are amazing at blogger events full stop, with fantastic imagination in the displays, gorgeous pieces and lovely, lovely people - not to mention the mini food! I met up with my fave gal Lyzi and we cooed over the chunky boots, the snug faux fur, plus did a bit of celeb spotting.....
Yes that IS Rachel Stevens from S Club fame! She's achingly beautiful in the flesh and so cool (unlike me, a stuttering mess, kudos to Law for asking for a photo!), and she brought her little daughter along too who is just the epitome of cute.
Childhood heroine stalking aside, I was hugely impressed with the Next preview, as per. The colder months collections are always my favourites, making me yearn for chunky knits and oversized boyfriend coats. It's fair to say I didn't see anything hugely game-changing for the brand (though those cut out boots, eh, wow!), but that's what I like about them. It's a reliable brand you know will be trend-led but not fashion-victims. They're clearly a British favourite and show me a maroon mohair blazer and I'm yours, really.
What do you think from my snaps? It might be gloriously sunny this week - here's hoping - but are you more of an Autumnal gal, like me?