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
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 ....
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
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)
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