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?


  1. Great photos, the clothes look really nice.
    + that's so cool you met Rachel Stevens, I use to love her!

  2. Wow, amazing. Looks like you had a lot of fun, I would love to attend some blogger events! My dreams!

  3. The collection looks really nice :D I quite liked Rachel and Hannah haha!

  4. So jealous that you got to meet Rachel! The clothes look lovely, I prefer Winter clothes too. Jumpers, coats and boots <3

  5. What a stunning photo of you and Rachel! I remember watching their sclub 7 show back in the day!

    I do like Next, they have some classy stuff and the quality is definitely a lot better than most high street stores. I think it has this misconception that it's only for the mature ladies out there but they have some pretty hip stuff I gotta say!

    I hope you manage to get rid of all your junk, have a boot sale when you have time, I had one not long ago and despite the 5am start it was pretty fun!

  6. OMG! I love Rachel. I was a really big S Club 7 fan. Kids use to pick on me for loving them so much. Man do I really miss those days. Great post!
    Feel free to check out my blog:

  7. Love those boots with the glittery socks! I'm always looking forward to winter collections, BLACK! xx

  8. Oooo the collection looks very promising! I'm especially loving that sweatshirt! x x

  9. Yay! Missing you (and Rachel's stupidly cute child.. not in a creepy way) x


Thanks for taking the time to comment - if you have a style blog of your own, please share!