Bristol Fashion Week AW15: Accessorize Preview

Bristol Fashion Week AW15: Accessorize Preview

With Bristol Fashion Week AW15 kicking off in traditional style here in Brizzle, we headed to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway last week for a little flavour of what’s in store! We spent a jolly ol’ evening with our fellow local bloggers in Accessorize who kindly let us indulge in a lot of of fashion/wedding chat whilst drinking all their wine, eating all their cake and fawning over their novelty bags. Seriously, so many novelty bags.

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When they managed to drag us away from the cake, the lovely manager talked us through the new collections as well as giving us an insight into what is going to be big over the next season. One thing is for sure, Accessorize have embraced a rather luxurious vibe, with an opulent colour pallet of gold and berry tones creating a bit of glamour in everything from ponchos to pom poms! We are seriously all about a pom pom! The festive season is also sneaking in with lots of sparkly accessories appearing on the shelves! We love all that glitters so some real restraint had to be used but we will no doubt be back for a cheeky Christmas clutch come December! It was also no surprise to learn that the 70s are still big news this Autumn and tassel lovers will be pleased to know that they are well catered for with lots of Moroccan influences appearing too!

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But of course for us it was alllll about the novelty bags! Ever since that camera bag Accessorize have just been nailing the novelty! How adorable is that robot bag? NEED. Perhaps more sensibly, we also became rather smitten with a rather smashing boxy red satchel and a pink fedora which we are expertly (stop laughing) modelling for you below.

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Bristol Fashion Week runs from Wednesday 30th – Sunday 4th of October with tickets starting at £8.95. With 17 catwalks to choose from, it’s always an excellent time with plenty of energy on the catwalk (no poker faces here!).

See you there!

Jx

That 70’s Show

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We’ve been fully on the 70’s fashion bandwagon for a while now, in fact we spent the majority of our last London Fashion Week back in February top to toe in 70s garb! Thankfully this is one trend that’s here to stay which we are pretty happy about as we totally have the hair for the era! There’s something so dreamy about flares and fab prints! So when those groovy folks at Boohoo gave us the opportunity to further embrace our inner Marcia Brady as part of their 70’s Vibe campaign, we couldn’t resist! Right on!

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We decided to really try and experiment with our 70’s looks as previously we have stuck firmly to dresses! Victoria pushed the boat out with her cool cat denim jumpsuit but felt surprisingly at ease – and not at all dorky in it! We both couldn’t get over how flattering it is! She layered it over a high necked floral crop top which worked perfectly and will no doubt look equally as ace when teamed with skirts and trousers. Her suedette tassel bag really finished the look off nicely with the fringing complimenting the look to the max! Speaking of suede, I couldn’t resist trying the must have piece of the season, the suede skirt! We weren’t disappointed with this soon to be staple and gee wizz we love how Boohoo have made theirs stand out with the contrasting shades of brown. I teamed it with a white flared sleeve top which is such a simple way to elevate any outfit to instant 70’s chic and one which really made me want to waft my arms around! To add a pop of colour (and to follow in the fashionable footsteps of some of our fellow bloggers) I thought I would try my hand at the neckerchief look and finished off with some trusty suedette loafers! Gnarly.

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Thanks a lot for our new threads Boohoo! We love our new transitional pieces and can’t wait to rock them from now until Christmas!

J&V

Victoria wears the Rachel Denim Wide Leg Dungaree Jumpsuit,  Clara Autumn Floral Roll Neck Tee and the Daisy Suedette Fringed Duffle Bag all from Boohoo* with Orla Kiely for Clarks boots. Jo wears the Mya Suedette Contrast Trim Button Through Skirt, Nina 2/4 Frill Sleeve Tee, Willow Metallic Trim Suedette Loafer and an Amber Bandana Print Neckerchief all from Boohoo*. 

This rad post was written in collaboration with Boohoo