Thursday, 14 June 2012

next up.



It's a little overdue, but a few weeks ago, I went up to Somerset House in London to view the Next AW12 collection. At the time, we were going through a heatwave and it seemed strange to be looking at coats and boots.. but now that it's pouring with rain every single day, it seems very appropriate. Sort it out weather!

I met up with Claire, Eloise and Stacey by the river, and we ventured over together. Get ready for about a million photos...






The kids' room was so cute, full of bobble hats and great colours and patterns. It made me wish I was much tinier.

We sat on the balcony sipping on champagne cocktails, eating tiny food and talking about blogging, before venturing into the rest of the rooms to see the beautiful clothes.







The displays were beautiful, with lots of vintage suitcases on display (a serious weakness of mine - I own around 6 of my own)

The main thing that struck me, was the detailing on all the clothes. The contrasting textures and the deep colours almost had me yearning for colder weather! 

And OHMYGOD the furry leopard print boots must be mine!
























The men's room was packed with leather and tweed, and a few more contrasting details.  They had every colour of chinos too, so it doesn't look like they'll be disappearing any time soon. Smart/casual seemed to be the general feel of the men's collection.








The ladies at Next were very generous, and gave us a beautiful goodie bag on our way out. It included some scented oil, a lovely scarf, perfume, magazines and an amazing jumper, all in a big aqua/snakeskin bag! I looove how the colours look with my hair! 

Thank you for a wonderful day!




25 comments

  1. It looks like you had a great time! That jumper looks so nice on you too :) Becky xx

    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I've never bought any clothing from Next before but I've noticed they've started to cater to younger women as well as the more mature. The jumper looks gorgeous, will definitely be checking them out when the collection is released! xx

    http://paintpotted.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm not the hugest Next fan (even though I work there - shh don't tell!) but there's some really lovely things here, I'll take a mental note of what to spend my staff discount on! xx

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  4. The AW collection looks gorgeous, can't wait for it to hit the shops :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  5. Wow this collection looks very good! I've never been a fan of next!

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  6. Those boots are gorgeous! Looks like a fun and great time you had!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  7. I have so much love for this post. I love the photographs, and the content! It looks like such a lovely collection <3

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  8. There's a lot of gorgeous pieces here, I love the leopard skin. And you're right, the jumper goes so well with your hair x
    Sirens and Bells

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  9. I really like how cosy everything looks and love the leather details! My opinion of Next has changed over the past year or so and seems like a good place to pick up smarter pieces for work.
    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Lovely :) looks like you had fun! I am loving how you have taken detailed pictures, sometimes a photo of a rack of clothes doesn't really tell an onlooker anything, you gotta get up close! xo

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  11. Wow this collection looks fantastic, looks like it would have been a lovely day out! The various wild prints on the shoes are especially gorgeous :-)

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  12. I've been really really impressed with Next lately! I wasn't all that taken by their stuff before, but they always knock it out of the park these days - love the vintage inspired looks, there are so many things in this post I would gladly add to my wardrobe!

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  13. deadly beautiful stuff! leopard shoes are on my list to buy first thing they come out. too excited! next is getting noticably better sartorial sense innit :) xo

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  14. I'm always more excited about a/w than s/s. I lve velvet, wool and leather and all the rich colours. Love all the details and I will be checking out the collection when it arrives in store, normally never go in Next, I see it as a place the middle class mums go but I should give it a chance x

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  15. The collection is beautiful! I adore the leopard print hat.

    Michelle's Treasure Chest
    xo

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  16. As photos as usual - I think I may need the fur lined cape!

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  17. wish i had been able to meet up with you...long overdue a monki trip :) i love the colour of that jumper at the end and all the photos look wonderful :) xxxxx

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  18. It looks like the most wonderful trip! I would love to visit Somerset house - it looks beautiful! Especially whats inside ; )

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  19. Looks like you had a lovely time! Ah the colour of the jumper is so nice, bet it looks amazing with your hair :) x

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  20. Wow great sneek peak, the collection looks gorgeous!
    Particularly loving the leopard boots and the flamingo wallpaper =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Oh my gosh, I'm loving the combination of gingham and leather, too cute! You're very lucky to get to go it looked like a lot of fun! <3

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  22. I seriously can not wait till a/w. I love summer but A/w fashion will always have my heart, also I can't wait to see your Christmas tree this year ( I KNOW, I am sad!)xx

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  23. Hooray for Next! :D your photos turned out really well, especially the MINI FOOD! Can't wait to see you again at another event ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  24. Loved this post :) Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Your photographs are absolutely beautiful!! The sequins and the macaroons are particular favourites of mine :)

    Definitely a new favourite blog !!

    www.sw-fashion.net

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