23 January 2013

Selfridges Spring Summer 13

Last month I had a the pleasure of an evening at Selfridges for a Spring Summer 13 preview with a focus on up and coming trends and a tour of the current collections in-store.

The evening was rounded off with food courtesy of Itihaas situated in the foodhall, their main restaurant is happily situated just around the corner from my apartment so I had tasted their food before and been impressed.

As well as delicious Mumbai street food we were treated to an experience at one of the beauty hall counters and I was excited to pick Laura Mercier, a brand I have always admired from afar.

So the trends we heard about and that would be hitting Selfridges and the high streets everywhere for Spring would include: Super shiny fabrics, abstract and geometric prints, all black, all white and tangerine. Trousers are going to be big, cropped, fitted and formal as well as suits, belted and sharp. Contemporary accessories, sport luxe and colour blocking returning.

So on to the photos, accessories are my favourite so have focused on these to start with:

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Jimmy Choo delights


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Suede and snakeskin Celine.

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Squashy tomato red Givenchys. How butter soft does that leather look.

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Bright pops of colour with these sleek YSL clutches

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Neon bucket bags from Alexander Wang.

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I loved this rust colour on all of those Balenciagas.

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Mulberrys chained up. Adding a chain strap Mulberry to my wishlist!

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Alexander McQueen stretched floral print dress displayed beautifully.

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Herve Leger, punked up.

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Itihaas brasserie.

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Laura Mercier products.

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At my consultation on the Laura Mercier counter I opted for a natural smoky eye, something I could hopefully recreate at home and be subtle enough for day wear.

The colours used fitted the brief exactly but I was most pleased with the Laura Mercier 'way' when applying my eyeliner they always go for the tightlining way. I had never heard of this! I guess i'm behind the times as this has been a revelation for me. I'll explain just incase their are any readers like me who now feel left out! Instead of applying eyeliner on top of the eyelid, it's applied under the eyelashes on the top lid. This fills in the gaps of your eyelashes making them look fuller. You can then decided wether you need eyeliner on top of the lid. For me it's brilliant, I don't have a large eyelid for eyeshadow so this means I have space for more colour.

It can be a little tricky as you need to lift up your lid slightly and pin back your eyelashes with a finger so they dont get in the way. Being a contact lense wearer i'm pretty non blinky when it comes to my eyes! You can use pencil, liquid and most other types of liner.

As I said I was so happy to learn this technique and although I didn't buy any eye products as I have a small pallette with very similar colours, I did buy a couple of products that i'll show soon.

Thanks to Selfridges for a great blogger night!

I hope you enjoyed the review, what are you hoping to purchase for Spring or are you super organised and have it tucked away at home whilst the snow is out in force?!

17 comments:

  1. Wow, you look amazing! Thanks for this beautiful post: bags and shoes always make me dream...

    LUXESSED

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    1. I know, my bag and shoe wish list just keeps growing!!

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  2. You are so pretty! Beautiful make-up!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  3. Oooh those YSL clutches look so tempting...

    How pretty do you look, it's such a subtle smokey eye that you can get away with it during the day. I learnt tightlining last year thanks to a YouTube video by Wayne Goss who in turn had found out about it via Lisa Eldridge! I love how it instantly gives the lashes a fuller look, genius! x

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    1. It definitely makes a difference to your eyes!

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  4. THOSE PATENT JIMMY PUMPS ARE HEAVEN!!:)))

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    1. I know, I'd take the flats or heels, I'm not fussy!

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  5. Very cool post! Love your blog, you have a new stalker!

    SSSx

    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  6. Oooh love all the shoe details! those Jimmy Choo pumps are divine!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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    1. I love the bow detail on the flats!

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  7. I love those Alexander Wang bucket bags!

    Your make up looks beautiful. I tried to do tight lining and just ended up poking myself in the eye...

    Jess xx
    Styladelica

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    1. They are so nice, am very tempted to add one to the collection! Practice makes perfect I guess, it took me a little while to get the hang of it.

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  8. beautiful post!! I LOVE the colour combo of your scarf

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    1. Thanks Tiffany, it gets worn a lot!

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  9. Love your blog!
    Hugs from Sweden!

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