Monday, 30 May 2011

Next Press Day ~ AW11

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My first press day was to view the Autumn/Winter 11 collection by Next. I was as excited to meet fellow bloggers and meet the Next team as much as I was to see their new offerings. It wasn't until later when editing and choosing photographs for this post, that I realised my eye had been firmly drawn to Next's homeware and fashion accessories.

I loved the way the homeware had been set out, a topsy-turvy tumble of different pieces and accessories for the home, it's the little details that make a home individual and there was a good selection to choose from. Fashion-wise, the shoes, handbags, hats and scarves were personal favourites amongst themes of preppy, 70's bohemian as well as those classics Next are so well known for.

This being my first event, I'm sorry to say I did not photograph the people around me, concentrating instead on what you see here. My blogging life so far has been rather covert, it was slightly strange to be in a room filled with other bloggers going about their business just like me. But to see a little more of the day, check out this post by Sophie.

A big thanks to Eleanor, Vicki and Jenny for the invite and arranging my trip.

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44 comments:

modniza said...

wow ,absolutely fab pics! love shoes! xoxo.have a great week! stella

My Styleadvisor said...

What an absolutely gorgeous presentation. I like how they presented their homeware in a soft derelict way. Brilliant!

wardrobeblock said...

Wow, every season I say I need to go to next to check out their shoes, but every time I go shopping I do forget. It's one of those stores which has changed so much in the past decade, but for some reason I associate the brand with my grandma. Nevertheless, the shoes here look wonderful!

İpek said...

Excellent photos! Glad you enjoyed it :) gorgeous collection indeed, i absoltely loved the 70s feeling of the first outfit. Looks like a lovely place.

Tallulah Doll said...

Hey Pinkbow! I love these so much, I could see you making it as a photographer as well :) I'm proud of you for getting in to your first event!

I'm going to post pics from my Europe trip soon, but I'm not as good of a pic taker, lol!

Tallulah doll
www.tallulahdoll.com

Sherin said...

It was a great press day and it was great to meet you.
The homeware really was wonderfully set out.

Krystle & Felicity said...

Wow. I really live the 1930s look with the fashion collection. Those brown fringed shoes are lovely. I doubt that I could walk in those heels though! x

Rachel said...

Wow, the decor and the clothes look amazing! x

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

I really like the way they styled their homeware in a jumble-style. It appeals to my rummaging eye.

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Love the way its all set out and your pics look great. Some really nice bits and bobs, may have to check out some of the homewear!

Sher said...

oh well, you did a wonderful job! you always take the most wonderful details:)

xx

Little Lj said...

It's all about the homeware! Looks like it was an interesting event.

Vicki said...

stunning photographs, the shoes are amazing!! :) x

normalityandme said...

Those shoes, hats and bags have me gunning for Next online right now!
Congrats on you're first press day, documented like a pro x

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

The shoes are indeed gorgeous, I so wish our local next had better stock, as I'd be so much more likely to shop there is this were the kind of stock available.

Stunning pictures as ever, and hope you enjoyed- these events always sound like good fun!

Ellie said...

your photos are absolutely stunning! thanks so much for coming again - hope you enjoyed it.xxx

The Fall said...

great post! i didnt really look around the homewear stuff so its nice to see now :) and thanks for the link

L said...

Beautiful photos as always. I love how they set everything out.
L x

Cait said...

Oh Paula, those shoes are amazing! They are almost making me crave Autumn...

Cait x

Lucy said...

I was there tooo :) Your photos are gorgeous! Make all the bits and bobs even lovelier. I see we liked the same bits - Some really nice shoes!
Glad you liked your first press event - hopefully see you at more in the future!
xxx

Hannah said...

gorgeous pictures Paula, the clothes and shoes look stunning. Also, what are those numbers, just for decoration, they look great?


Bow Dream Nation xx

Jen said...

I loved how the pieces were set out at Next - the jumble shop-style of it all was fantastic! And it was so great to meet you :) x

Missy Vintage said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. These are beautiful pictures and there's some fantastic shoes featured here x

Becky said...

I have to admit Next is usually a store I don't feel drawn towards at all but this post is almost enough to change my mind!

Maria Ana said...

You always take great pictures but these ones are even greater!! :)

kisses

Harriet said...

Your pictures are lovely - and make me feel like I could have been there! I love the topsy turvy homewares as well!

Mila said...

Ooooooh everything is absolutely stunning!

Temporary:Secretary said...

SO beautiful. This is a brilliant post, and the pictures are great. x

Lace n Coffee said...

Lovely photos. You're very talented.

Maria said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! I always find blogging events so weird as you know these people so well online but have never met them in real life!

Maria xxx

the fashion turd said...

..and i thought Next was for middle aged women!!?? lovely piccy's....make me want to re-decorate!

beingdena said...

gorgeous photos doll. I've never been a fan of Next but after your post I want to get myself to the closest Next shop.

Jo said...

Amazing photos! (I sense you get this a lot!) Looks like great fun

Michelle Lee said...

Amazing photos

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Susu Paris Chic said...

Such sweetness... Lucky gal you are!

The doll on fashion said...

Some gorgeous pairs fo shoes here!

The doll on fashion

Fashionistable said...

I love the quality of your pictures. Warm and cosy. Your interior selects are nice too. I was in Spitalfields on Sunday and on one of the stalls the had jewelery hanging off a birdcage. I only noticed as I overheard someone else point it out as a cool thing to do. I agreed with her. Nice to see one in your selection. Sounds like Next looked after you well. Xxxx

Susie said...

Your photos are wonderful! I really liked the shoes at the Next press day--they were probably my favorites (besides the cute waiters and the yummy drinks!)

Jasmin said...

What gorgeous photos, it's so bad that I'm getting excited over the glimmers of Wintery clothes already! I'm loving the vintage feel their clothes seem to have! I always think Next has some great things on offer for affordable prices but is largely under-appreciated in the fashion world in comparison to dominating stores like Topshop. x

StyleFrost said...

Next has really changed over the last year, never used to be so on trend! Their homeware and winter collections looks amazing! x

Cloud of Secrets said...

What a delightful-looking event, and delightfully photographed! Next chose well in their invitation to you. I love the topsy-turvy arrangements of the home decor, like an Alice in Wonderland attic.

I have often contemplated how you have such a magnificent and adventurous style blog, but still seem discreet and quiet about it in the world. It's a good balance.

vint junky said...

Oh paula, i LOVE those prada style high loafers!
Gorgeous pics
xx

Mat said...

the old shot in the mirror trick again!

sacramento said...

You always leave me drooling and inspired by your pics.
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