Pancakes, Cocktails and SS12

22 November 2011

A few weeks ago I was in London to check out the NEXT press day where I got to check out what the high street retailer had to offer for SS12. It's always a great excuse to catch up with other bloggers when I'm down in London and well, us girls have to eat! So we marched over to The Diner in Soho and had the most amazing brunch. You've probably noticed but this place has fast become a blogger favourite and for good reason, this place is good!
breakfast at the diner
Cocktails
When we arrived at the Next venue, we were greeted by yummy cocktails, lots of friendly faces and of course next seasons collections. I spied plenty of pastels and I definitely need to get my hands on some of those knits and skinny jeans. Colour blocking is still going strong and lots of cute heart and spot prints.
Next pastels
Next pastels 2 coloured shorts
Next shoes
Lace dress
This navy lace and pleated dress is definitely right up my street. After a good browse of the collections, a catch up with the Next team and other bloggers were in order! It was such a lovely chilled out day and it's always a pleasure to attend their press days. I think it's safe to say that we could have sat there and chatted all night long!
Next Bloggers
Spot the Blogger: Kavita (I heart vintage) Next PR extraordinaire (Ellie Wilcox) Jen (A Little Bird Told Me) Vicky (The Magpie Girl), Daniela (Couture and Crumpets)
I couldn't resist taking a photo of Jen and Kristabel in their co-ordinating outfits. I was actually very close to buying those River Island jeans myself and if I had, I would have worn them on the same day too. That would have been quite the photo!
Jen and Kbel
La Sardinia
I also had to take a photo of Daniela's La Sardina lomo camera. I love the Cubic edition, it's such a cool design! This reminds me, I've been wanting a lomo camera for a little while but can't decide which one to go for. Do you guys have one and which one would you recommend?

56 comments:

  1. how lovely! i wish i was in london. and eating brunch. that camera is badass!!

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  2. Love that camera it looks like you had such a fun time and that food looks yummy <3

    I'm a bit of a Lomo addict, I adore my fisheye it's my fave out of all the cameras I've had, I had a Holga but never really got the hang of it and I believe I'm getting a Diana Mini for Christmas so I can't wait to try that one out you can see some of my shots with my various cameras here xoxo

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  3. mmm i love the Diner too, their milkshakes are to die for...(possibly literally with the amount of fat in them haha)

    I have a holga which i bloody love, it has the four color flash and is a lot of fun, and a fish-eye which is amazing... they're all pretty fun so just go for it!! hehe
    - Charlotte xx

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  4. Nice looking brunch Winnie ^___^
    What a nice event by Next Venue!
    That navyblue dress with the lace detail is pretty!

    xx

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  5. Oh wow, those colours all look lovely ! That camera looks fab and the breakfast looks yummy. In all it looks and sounds like quite a fantastic day !

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  6. It looks like an amazing event, and I'm drooling over all the pastel shades...want it to be s/s now!

    I'm obsessed with making a pilgramige to The Diner....you're right in it being a blogger's mecca...but quite rightly so!

    Fab post all around!

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  7. Gosh that food looks yummy.
    Nice colours too :)

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  8. I keep reading good things about The Diner, I have to go when I'm next in London! Love the mix of pastel colours in Next's collection. :) x

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  9. Looks like such a fun event! Love that same dress you love, and those blue shoes with the light pink toe are amazing as well!
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  10. Lovely pics - looks like you had a fab time.
    Must try that place when I am in London next!

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  11. Oh this looks delicious :) and I wish i had a lomo camera too :)


    cute blog, good job :)
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  12. Ohh looks like a fun day! I never seem to know about these things, or when I do, I'm busy :( should change that!

    I would buy a Diana camera, which is the one I hope to get, but first I need my Nikon D3100, it's on top of the photography wish list right now hehe!

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  13. What a fabulous looking event!

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  14. looooove the navy pleated dress and the lomography camera- they have such funky designs! xx

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  15. Lovely looking stuff at Next and I adore the matching outfits on Jen and Kristabel, I have those jeans too! Those cocktails look totally delicious!!

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  16. Hey Winnie, your life seems full of some exciting stuff lately. Go you! ^_^ Great observations too with the trending thingies and gah theres some amazing looking food yall are nomming on haha.

    No advice on the lomo arena but when you find out please also let me knoe haha

    xx

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  17. Gorgeous photos! I am so sad I didn't make it to very many press days this season alas, I miss blog meetups - they're so much fun!

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  18. That blue lacy dress is awesome. Such a fun post!!

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  19. that camera is awesome!
    aaah and lovely outfit colors!
    food looks yummy too!
    i´m going to London with my class in Feb. can´t wait :D

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  20. winnie! i have the diana mini :) and it was so lovely to see you the other day at the next event! i hope to see you soon too! :) and omg me and soph went their for tea it's amazing but we will have to go for brunch those pancakes look amazing!!!! :)

    XOXO, BECCA
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  21. I love the ice cream colours that Next have got in their S/S line, I hope this is an indication of things to come - these colours make me happy. I am getting so depressed with these dark wintery colours already. Really dont like A/W xxx

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  22. I luuurrve me some pancakes. They might be my favorite food ever. I could eat them for every meal.

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  23. delicious food and adorable clothes? I am definitely jealous :)

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  24. P.S. I am your 700th follower! congrats :)

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  25. I've only used the original lomo by fisheye. I recommend one with a flash though, all my pictures came out so dark!

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  26. I really enjoyed this post! I love your sense of style!

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  27. That camera is indeed badass! I wasn't really feeling the original Sardina's but this is cool. I am a sucker for geometric detail though...

    If you're going for a lomo camera the Diana F+ is the classic! It's a bastard to develop though, it costs me around £12 to get someone else to do it (because it's 120 format) and you only get 12 shots (or 16 if you go small format). The Smena 8M is super pretty, but a hint! I got mine on ebay (vintage '88) for about £25 when the ones on the site are about £80...

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  28. The cocktails look so good and refreshing! and these blue heels are so cute !

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  29. that food looks so delicious!! i havent really thought about the lomo camera but i love the look of it!

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  30. that food make me want pancakes sooo bad! you sound like you had a great time catching up with all the girls.

    I love my Diana F+ camera - hope you enjoy yours too xx

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  31. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!
    xoxo

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  32. I want to hang out with you and your fashionable friends :O! and also because you live in the UK where I would LOVE to be

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  33. What a fantastic day you had! It seems really quite lovely!

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  34. These events always look awesome, and I have a growing list of bloggers who I'm desperate to meet in person!

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  35. Those cocktails look good & such a fun event! :) Lovely photos.

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  36. It looked so much fun! Wish i could've gone, haha! Great photos too-that food om nom :D
    xxx

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  37. Pancakes AND cocktails! What fun. :)

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  38. Sounds like you had a great time :) Also I'm pleased to say Daniela has introduced me to the wonders of The Diner... I am a convert. x

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  39. Looks like a great event. Cocktails and giggles, perfect! I'm not sure how I feel about colour-blocking still being around, I liked some of it, but was looking forward to the trend moving on. Pastels sound good, though :D
    Gah! That La Sardina looks so cute!
    I've got the Diana Mini and the Holga, I'd definitely recommend the Diana (or Diana Mini) :D

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  40. love your camera!

    xoxo

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  41. Pancakes AND bacon on one plate?! Sounds like my kind of place! Loving all the pastels and those jumpers. Looks as though you had a lovely day! x

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  42. ohh! wish i couldve been there!

    x jamie

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  43. haha love that photo of jen and kristabel! was such a fun day that! wish i could go back to the diner right now.. id love some pancakes and bacon! :) x

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  44. The camera is fabulous and the pancakes look delicious <3
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  45. I love that camera
    it is to die for
    great blog :)

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  46. wow food and fashion, you can't go wrong!! The brunch look really yum there!

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  47. Amazing time, amazing camera, amazing you!

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  48. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Diner. I go to the one off Carnaby Street every time I'm in London. It's a little ritual. Pancakes/a burger plus a coke and (of course) a milkshake set me up perfectly.

    Laura x
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  49. Great phoros! love those shoes and yummi branch)

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  50. wow, nice camera,and great pics. thank you for sharing.

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