We are recovering from Fashion Night Out and what a night it was. We were lucky to be invited to Vogue and Mulberry’s amazing private party and yes there were celebs, designers, delicious cocktails, cute crowns and a chance to see the new AW12 collection, including the luscious Lana bag. I was completely star struck to meet Christopher Kane and Vogue’s Editor Alexandra Schulman, who are two of my fashion heroes. It was also lovely to chat to some of our favourite bloggers and tell them about our impending launch…it’s tomorrow, so if you have an iPhone get seriously excited!
While mingling with fashion’s great and the good, it was amazing to see how far our little team has come in the first year of its existence. Our app and website is about to launch and change the way people shop, we’ve won awards and got investment and we’ve met some of our fashion idols. We feel incredibly lucky and excited about the future. It’s such a cliché but the past year has been such an adventure and an incredible journey (without the lost cats and dogs).
So, this FNO was a little different to last year where we tested the majority of Bond Street’s FNO cocktails and ran around like crazy! But of course we had lots of fun. Our lovely PR queen Izzy was chief celeb spotter and raved about the pomegranate cocktails at Tiffanys, our CEO Jenny took some great pics of new Mulberry products and demoed our app to some amazing people, I discovered Bubble Tea (I think) at Louis Vuitton and shook Christopher Kane’s hand. I might not wash again – kidding.
Have you got any good FNO stories to share?
Pics: Us and Vogue
Mulberry’s exclusive dinners are fast becoming one of the best ways to see the hottest celebs of the day and some of Mulberry’s up-and-coming handbags.
The brand’s creative director Emma Hill threw a dinner party in honour of the artists of Frieze Projects (a charitable scheme to commission art for outdoor spaces) and in the process outed a new handbag – ‘the double handled Lily in Flame Exotic Tweed’ – like it?
Pics: Mulberry blog
Today we heard the sad news that Maurice Sendak, childhood hero and author of the wonderful children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, has passed away.
I think there are few adults that don’t remember the story of Max and the monsters. Like me, the book must have shaped their lives in some tiny way – free spirited Max is an inspiration! I have two Where the Wild Things Are tshirts that I refuse to believe are too young for me but it seems that Maurice has also inspired some designers for the AW12 too with furry coats and monster coats de rigour. I’ll be attempting to rock this look come autumn in tribute to one of my favourite authors ever. Thanks Maurice x
I can’t wait for summer and every time I open a fashion magazine Mulberry’s amazing SS12 campaign teases me a little more that it’s still a bit of a wait. But I spotted this tasty skirt in Whistles and it reminded me of the British seaside and Mr Whippy ice cream so here is an ode to just that….oh, and here’s Tali Lennox’s seductive shoot for Eleven Paris – just because it features a stripy lollipop.
Both shows were packed with celebs, drama and were one of LFW’s hottest tickets so how did Stella’s starry dinner compare with Mulberry’s magical woodland?
Mulberry: yetis + monsters!
Halloween came early at Mulberry as monsters, yetis and Where The Wild Things Are inspired outfits were de rigour…as well as some elegant gowns and sensational printed parkers – my new lust-have.
You’ll be wearing furry gilets and jackets belted at the waist with thick woolly items and sleek lady-like skirts teamed with heeled hiking boots (dig them out from Winter ’10). Tangerine and burnt tones with brown and black zigzags, mixed textures and quilting made up the outdoorsy winter-wear, while star prints and subtle multicoloured metallics will make winter sparkle in due time.
We also glimpsed the new Del Rey bag, aptly carried by Lana in ostrich white.
Guest list: Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) sat alongside Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Lana Del Rey, Pixie Geldof, Azealia Banks, Olivia Palermo, Pixie Lott, Anna Wintour…impressive!
Stella: dinner for hundreds
According to Vogue the celebs sat down to a tasty veggie dinner chez Stella while models wafted around, then at 11pm a famous magician entertained the crowd by apparently hypnotising Alexa Chung before balancing her on three swords. And it got weirder…a model started screaming, waiters dropped their trays and a flash mob ensued with models carried in on chairs. To hell with a catwalk!
After all the drama, guests finally got to see a capsule collection of evening wear complete with amazing costume jewellery before the big reveal in Paris next week. And there’s no pics yet!
Pics: Elle + The DM.
As a single girl there has to be a plus to Valentine’s Day right? And I think it might be buying myself something special that no boy/man would get right! More useful than flowers and healthier than chocolates, here are six sweet treats that I am tempted by…and yes they are all a little bit pink.
It has been widely noted that IT bags have become more understated since the recession began and we’re a fan. It’s lovely to see a bag without a massive logo on it!
Harriet is Mulberry’s newest addition to its beautiful family and process seems to start at around £350 for a basic leather clutch (which happens to be my favourite) … although I’m still in love with Carter … and heaps of other designs I spotted at the Mulberry factory outlet!
Kate Bosworth was carrying one of the new clutch design’s at Mulberry’s LA party.
Are you infatuated with Harriet?
What is a Mulberry party without a few novelty infallible animals and a truck load of celebrities eh? Mulberry threw one hell of a bash at LA’s legendary Chateau Marmont after revealing pretty incredible profits.
Burberry posted pre-tax profits of £15.6m in its half year results – that’s a 231% rise! The boost is apparently due to phenomenal demand for its lush handbags overseas.