She and Home: Bath in Fashion 2014

Last weekend BFF Ellie and I traveled the short distance to Bath for a bloggers event aimed at showcasing next month’s Bath in Fashion. We were treated to tea and nibbles at the rather magnificent Royal Crescent Hotel, where we were talked through this year’s program of events. If you are local to Bath, or willing to travel, it really is worth a look.

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Bath in Fashion is trying to build not just on the city’s fashionable heritage but also its modern status as a creative hub. They want to draw in as many of the 30,000 students, 4 1/2 million visitors and, of course, those all important locals as possible and are achieving this by putting on a variety of events pitched at all levels! They’ve also been very successful at booking celebrities, and proper ones at that! In their own words ‘not just Gok Wan in a shopping centre’ and their catwalks aim to be as good as, if not better, than those you would expect to see in London. Bath in Fashion is serious business y’all.

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After a very enjoyable, but slightly exhausting, fashion scavenger hunt around Bath (you can see the results of this over on Instagram), we met back at the Fashion Museum for a gander around their wonderful exhibitions. It was especially great fun trying on some of the big frocks! I think Lily should definitely start wearing bonnets more often!

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The museum currently plays host to the Dress of The Year exhibition, with the 2013 winner above chosen by Susanna Lau from Style Bubble. She chose a wonderful sugar pink silk organza dress by Christopher Kane. Nice work, Bubble.

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It was a really tip top day and a great chance to see friendly faces, old and new! I am now feeling very tempted by the Meadham Kirchhoff talk! Any takers?

I should also add that if you happen to be in Bath on April 30th, take a stroll down Bath Street where the beautiful columns will have been yarn bombed by 2000 roses!

Jx

She and Home: Harvey Nichols SS14

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Earlier this week, we had the privilege of attending the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer fashion show. So, as you do, we chanel-led our inner fashionistas, pretended our Primark was Prada and drank the free-flowing Perriet Jouet until we felt like we could afford everything in the store. A dangerous combination but thankfully one which didn’t come to fruition.

DSC_1002DSC_0905DSC_0908DSC_0925DSC_0975After a welcome (and a quick catch up with some lovely fellow bloggers!) at their Bristol store, the show itself was held at Cutlers Hall (which for Bristolian’s is above Brasserie Blanc) in a room festooned with flowers and great long benches lining the path for the runway. The models sashayed their way down one side of the room and then back up the other, giving everyone ample opportunity to see the pieces. As you would expect from a high end store like Harvey Nichols, the presentation was beautiful and we did a lot of pointing and cooing. We were also very impressed to see Jade from Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model on the runway because that, my friend, is our level right there. It must be said that the models were all fabulous and injected a nice bit of personality into proceedings. Continue reading She and Home: Harvey Nichols SS14