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!