Sunday, 13 November 2011

Matches puts the Spring back into Fashion

On Wednesday i had the utter pleasure of a visit to the Matches Press Day previewing Summer 2012, and what a pleasure it was.  The colour, the pattern, the sheer and utter joy of the collection really had this fashion lover smiling.  Matches have a new Fashion Director, Natalie Kingham and a fab new Spy Buyer, Suzanne Pendlebury, and the collection is just very much more, how to put it, 'fashion' and i for one love it.  Still wearable, still Matches but just with a touch more, that little fall in love 'specialness'.. those pieces that just make the heart beat just a little faster. And that has me dreaming and dare i say it reaching into the old budget and prioritising.

JW Anderson, Opening Ceremony, Pierre Hardy, Sophie Theallet all new, all fabulous - not to mention Herself silk scarves, herself, myself - i am taking the trip back next week to snap up one of these pieces of fabulousness.  The fine jewellery was exquisite - i particularly loved a black diamond Diane Kordas square ring which kept me awake well past my bedtime last night.  

It was such a pleasure and so very exciting - i am the very greatest fan of Fall fashion but i almost (very nearly almost) felt like skipping winter and slipping right into a bright, fashion filled Spring xx

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Firstly let me start this little preview by apologising to all the very talented, wonderful photographers - i am no Bailey - but i think the clothes have managed to transcend my cinematic inadequacies ....

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The all year round holiday shop - feel like jetting off - who wouldn't??





You know i love all the colour, love and adore it but then there is that totally and utterly little perfect, beachy, holiday dress and here it is 


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My summer i love you and will love you forever dress - say hello 


(say hello say i love you - oh dear, oh dear - i have done it again)


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Summer sophisticated perfection in all its longevity, loveliness and ability to make me smile, feel so very special and put a spring in my step


And in the foreground my beloved Herself scarves


Fabulous evening - fabulous company and fabulous fashion - not bad for a Wednesday

Special Thanks to Natalie and Catherine xx


60 comments:

  1. Amazing dress roundup! That long one with ombre details is gorgeous!

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  2. It is amazing isnt it Teresa - Matthew Williamson x

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  3. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!! It's good that I wasn't invited then hahaha!!! I would have bought everything at once!!! I love the evening dress and that green one so much....

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  4. I rally like the sheer blue dress....so cute!
    Some items are really to die for!

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  5. I know Mani it is Marc Jacobs and it is to die for! x

    You have my faves Francesca the long evening is Sophie Theallet i am pretty sure - how fab are the shoes with it and that Marc Jacobs - if that suits me it has my name on it so much it is virtually tattoed in the fabric xx

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  6. THAT IS SO COOL! awesome that you got to do that! ha and so true, it does feel like we skip winter with our fashion seasons!

    glitteringly and positively,
    raeshelle!

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  7. Oh what glorious colours, I bought two winter coats this year from Matches but I've never been in the shop. Oh that Marc Jacobs dress, is just utterly stunning, want it, want it, want it!

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  8. I love the Shourouk costume jewelry, not to mention the dresses...The white one and the light green with applique flowers are my absolute favourite. Great Wednesday Claire...Hope you'll have an equally lovely week ahead!

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  9. The mint 'i love you forever summer' dress is absolutely stunning!! I can picture you wearing it!

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  10. I am in LOVE with the light blue dess with the flowes on it! It is gorgeous!!! xo, Christina

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  11. Christina it is gorgeous - def my fave x

    Me too LR x

    Thanks NJaPD = the jewellery was amazing so summer x

    Tabitha the stores are fab and the Private Shopping House where this was held is even more - what an amazing space xx

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  12. Amazing dresses!!!I am in LOVE LOVE with the light blue dess with the flowes on it!

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  13. I can, of course, say how much I wish I was there, but I think, if I were, you'd probably find me somewhere between those clothes stroking that pale green dress and crying of unconditional love and inability to have it (which would be totally embarassing). Everything looks so so soooooo fairy-tale amazing!

    Hope you, Mr and my fav boy Frankie had a wonderful weekend!
    xxx

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  14. Smiling Natalia it is weeping worthy - thank you i will pass on your lovely wishes - Frank has been a treasure this weekend xx

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  15. Wow at the jewelry and I absolutely love that flower embellished mint dress. Sounds like such a fantastic experience!

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  16. Oh, all those dresses are impeccable even they are kept simple and chic. Isn't it what a girl want. Looove that necklace too.
    You have been in so amazing event!
    Happy Monday!

    xoxo Ra

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  17. the first dress and the last one stole my heart. that green poofy one i would be glad to take off your hands when you get sick of it! lol. it will look amazing on you!

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  18. press days are always so interesting to discover new trends and new brands! love the green sheer dress

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  19. thats so cool you got to see all this stuff! and dont worry, these photos are good! i totally love that blue dress with the flowers! to die for!

    x


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  20. Ah, so this is what you have been up to;-)
    This is quite the dress-up-party. Adore the green? summer dress. I'm sure you were all in great form;-)

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  21. So right Barbara - a lovely minty green - absolutely stunning xx

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  22. The sheer green dress with the applique flowers is beyond beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful week, Claire! xo
    Ada

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  23. The Last dress is AMANZING! And I love your dog, it's beautiful!
    I follow and I invite you to my blog and follow me.
    kisses!

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  24. i love that dress too, did you buy it!?
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  25. Oh gosh I would say I love you to that green and white dress too. Wow. Thank you for sharing this with us. Xxxx

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  26. wow that first dress!! Wish I'm tall enough to wear! :) Amazing picks!

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  27. That green dress is simply amazing. I love so many of those designs. Wonderful job.

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  28. oo I wish we had matches in NYC - loving these spring dresses! the paris dress is old Hollywood glam and I love it - I could so do the housework in that! the green flowered dress is simply beautiful.

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  29. Wow! They are all amazing! I love all the vibrant silk prints and neon jewelry. My favorite though? That last dress. Swoon!

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  30. Oh my gosh, Such beautiful pictures! Love the jewellery and the bags, but the organza style dress....Words cannot describe how much I NEED it!

    Great post! I feel all love sick now!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  31. what gorgeous pieces, especially that green dress!

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  32. yummyy!!!!

    i lvoe those dressessss


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  33. Thank you for the update. I'll head over to Matches online to see if these have been loaded on their website. I've been dying to ask where you bought your maroon hat from. I adore hats and yours are just out of this world!

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  34. CC&a;C - it is in fact from Matches - Mason Michelle and the fab private shopping team sent it out to me - they have a My Stylist service - contact them and see if they still have some xx

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  35. Oh this sounds like a day in heaven! I love all of your picks--and that pale teal dress makes me swoon along with the white one. What fun!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://on-PCH.com

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  36. What a beauty that ...summer I love you forever dress lol right on the money! The white dress is lovely too! beautiful images.

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  37. Hi lovely, the green dress is simply amazing!!!!:)))
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  38. Love the 50's and 40's silhouettes of the dresses. x

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  39. The dress with the embellished flowers is so lovely.

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  40. Oh my.. this dress is fabulous,
    Lee x

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  41. Great clothes...But I am utterly in love with the Tom Binns necklaces!!!

    tina
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  42. The last two photo's are amazing..


    xo
    m

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  43. Oh my,

    such fabulous outfits...

    and I'm loving the colors on them...

    love the flowered sheer dress.

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  44. Have fun and grab you furry jacket!!! can't wait to see it!!!

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  45. Very very nice last evening dress...just my style...simple and elegant! Love it. Thank you!! Matches always has such nice things and great designers. They do great buying.

    Nicole
    www.Theionfashion.com

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  46. Thanks for the tip! I'll head over to Matches now to see if the hat is still available.

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  47. How unbelievably fantastic - love that sea-green dress and the Paris ones. I'm off to see how I can get my hands on them...from California!

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  48. These are gorgeous and I love the fact that you love colour.

    Lee
    x

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  49. love that denim dress (lets be frank i like anything denim!)

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  50. Gorgeous pieces, especially the flower dress! I want that dress too!!! And I agree, let's skip the winter:-)
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  51. wonderful dresses girl!

    Love,
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  52. love everything...but necklace!!! OMGoshh is to DIE for!!!!
    and dear I'm sorry to tell you that my ring is from a random store here in the 7th avenue... I can barely remember the name! if I pass again I will take a look ;)
    xx

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  53. Sounds like a perfect Wednesday! i'm seriously obsessing over every single piece :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  54. OH MY I absolutely adore the seafoam green tulle dress - what label is it? x

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