A Very lovely day

15 February 2012

Not too long ago I was invited down to London to check out Very's SS12 collection. The collections were mostly muted nudes and pastels with embellishments and prints galore. As always, I left wanting it to be Spring Summer right this instant and throw out my opaque tights, winter coats and scarves and embrace the SS12 collection with bare legs and thin layers. Given the weather at the moment, it just seems so very far away, what torture!
SDC10743 At press days, I always find myself drawn towards shoes but you know, when you spot polka dot Mary Janes like the ones below, how can you resist? The ones below were from the Fearne Cotton collection. She has such an eclectic style, her pieces are always my favourite and I am always drawn to her shoes!
SDC10750 I really loved the look of these Wedges from Love Label. They're such a great colour but I am so bad at walking in heels, I can only do medium height heels otherwise I am the most ungraceful person ever! I think this is where my sister Hailey and I differ. I have an abundance of flats and I live in my converse but Hailey is the complete opposite with boxes upon boxes of Skyscraper heels.
SDC10747 SDC10761 One of the collections that some of the other bloggers and myself highlighted was Diana Vickers. I've never really given much thought to her designs for Very but I was really pleasantly surprised! The 60s collared red dress is just lovely (although I'm not keen on that lone pocket on the front) but the sleeve details are really interesting. Same with the radish print dress to the right, such a quirky pattern!
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Below are some detail shots of a turquoise lace top. This colour is really hitting the shops at the moment along with other Spring pastel shades. Lace is always on trend in one form or another and I have several lace tops which I could potentially dye this shade.
SDC10746 You know it's Spring Summer when wicker bags start appearing. I love the coral details on this bag, oh and of course that pink flamingo prop in the background!
SDC10740 The majority of the featured collections are available now on their website and I know that I will spend lots of late nights perusing online. I always do the most damage buying things when it's late. It's such a bad habit! 

At the event, Very had a photo area set up and well, how could bloggers resist when there are lots of props to play with? It was so much fun catching up everyone and basically being silly with all the props.
So many lovely bloggers in these photos including Sherin from Hi Fashion Abi from Abimarvel, Laura from That's So Yesterday, Fritha from Fish Tank Fashion, Jazmine from Jazzabellesdiary, Florrie from Intrinsically Florrie, Daniela from Couture and Crumpets and Marin from Marin Monroe.
After the event, Daniela and I meet up with Kristabel and we stopped off for yummy food at Bills which is in St Martin's Courtyard in Covent Garden. It was a really lovely atmosphere in there and my chips and crispy prawn cakes were absolutely delish!
SDC10770 SDC10771Totally worth a visit if you are ever in London. There are so many good places to eat in London but if I EVER move down there (fingers crossed I do at some point!), I expect this will surely become a food blog because I won't be able to fit into any more of my clothes.

PS: The lovely Ronke from Ondo Lady has been featuring bloggers and their work spaces on her blog this month and today she has featured me! Check it out over at Ondo Lady.

53 comments:

  1. That photo of Sherin with the toy gun is PRICELESS.

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  2. Ah that food looks amazing, I don't know this place must check it out! I'm quite liking Diana Vickers' pieces although yes, that pocket is a bit weird! xx

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  3. Ahhh, I want that first dress! :)

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  4. i love those polka dot shoes!!!x

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  5. I totally forgot to check out Bill's the other day I was in London! Bill's has always been my favourite food stop in Brighton!I want a store like that!! x

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  6. What gorgeous collections! I totally lovevthe first one =) looks like you had a lot of fun!! The picture with you, wearing a moustache is cuuuute!!!

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  7. Oh those polka dot shoes and the red 60s style dress are both amazing! want!

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  8. You guys are so adorable. Love the polka-dot shoes!

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  9. Beautiful dresses! & great food too! What a wonderful day.

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  10. Oh so nice! You guys looked as if it was loads of fun. Yummy food too!

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  11. Had so much fun that day, I loved the photos was too funny us lot jumping around and that! xx

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  12. Really gorgeous collection! I love the turquoise wedges ahh! And the pretty shift dress. Love it :)

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  13. Nice photos...
    Yummmm....delicious...

    Kisses rise jp

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  14. I love the shoes! The group photos look like so much fun too.

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  15. Love all the photos! you and your friends are so fashionable! and I'm not too fond of the skyscraper heels myself. they seem so dangerous D:
    take me to London, Winnie!!

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  16. Just totally fell in love with those polka dot shoes!

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  17. Great pictures that good just made me so hungry!!

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  18. those shoes and dresses are dreamy! it looked so much fun! the food really yummy!

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  19. Oh I love the group shots of all you bloggers! It looks like a lot of fun. While I love pastels and polka dots I hope someone designs some more menswear-inspired pieces too rather than full-out girly vintage.

    Sam
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  20. Wow, so much to say about this post that i don't even know where to start but here it comes!!!

    I've not heard of Very's before but i would definitely check it out when i go to London again someday. Their summer collection looks really vibrant, love it! I like that red collar dress too but yes, that lone pocket looks a tad bit odd,lol. And radish print on skirt? What a funny idea!!!;D

    I love the turquoise heels with the purple bow! Btw, i practically live in heels, so i reckon i'm like your sis Hailey,hahaha. You will hardly ever catch me in trainers either,lol

    That photo booth looks sooo fun! You look so cute in that minnie mouse ears! I've always wanted to do those photo booth photos too! It looks like a lot of fun esp with all those props!!!

    The food in Bills looks yummers, will definitely put it on my to go list when i go on visit;) I bet you will love london if u live there. I spent 3 years of my uni days there and i loved it, apart from everything being so expensive!

    Hope you had a happy and sweet valentines, Winnie:D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  21. love the heels!!

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  22. I just finished reading your interview by Ondo Lady. congrats on your feature Winnie!!!

    Your room is sooo pretty! i'm assuming it's your room and not the family study room??=)

    Your wave art work looks really pretty and i like the kawaii touches to the room:)and i adore that photo of lily cole too, absolutely stunning!

    btw, you have a very unique surname, i've actually not heard of Nip before:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  23. hey winnie, thanks for your comment on my blog..i really appreciate it...i hope you take some pics so i can see your sis' printed denim ^.^
    this is a cool post...i love the polka dot mary janes and the group shot of all the bloggers, the moustaches on a stick are priceless haha
    xoxo Stephi

    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com

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  24. Jealous! Looks like you had a great time :D
    x



    christine-thisgirl.blogspot.com

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  25. Wao, this event looks amazing! I love all the details and shapes of the dresses and those colorful shoes are sooo bright and fun! Congrats on being invited :)

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  26. This is such a gorgeous collection!! Love those shoes so much!! I have a giveaway on my blog so feel free to join it:)

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  27. I love the group shots, you are all so cute!

    Maria xxx

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  28. Those photos are awesome :) love the pastel lace xx

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  29. The polka dot shoes are fantastic.

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  30. YAY so many of my favourite bloggers! :D The Very collections just keep on getting better and better IMO. Those shoes are lush and I love the pastel tones on the wedges. Looks like a great day out love! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  31. The Very preview looks really fun! That turquoise lace top is so pretty :) Bills looks like a great place to eat, will remember it for when I'm next in London!

    Caroline x
    carolinescatwalk.blogspot.com

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  32. That looks like an amazing event to attend. Everything is so lovely. I want all of it for my closet.

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  33. You must have a blast there! I love those photos of you with other bloggers! I hope to visit London sometimes!

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  34. i want those shoes!! ahh looks like a lot of fun.

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  35. Looked like a great time -- love those fun props! And those blue/teal wedges & heels are gorgeous.

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  36. I love the polka dot shoes! And the food looks so yummy. Great pictures hun! x

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  37. Your blog is definitely a fun read and I have to agree, those wedges from Love Label are fantastic! Looks like you really did have a terrific day.

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  38. pretty dresses! and love the color of those shoes!

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  39. Those polka-dotted MJ's are like a dream!! WANT!
    I'm loving the photos you took with the rest of the bloggers. The props are so funny and all the pics turned out great. Looks like everyone had a great time :D

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  40. that looks like a really great event! i like the shoes and dresses very much! and wonderful photos of you and the other girls

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  41. sounds like you had an awesome time with food n fashion, the shoe pics make me wanna go shopping! thanks for sharing hun ^^ xoxo

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  42. Oh wow, this is so nice! I loved the pictures of you guys with the props, so fun XD hahah if you ever do move to London one day (I'm rooting for you!) I hope you don't stop taking outfit photos hahah XD but I always love your food posts!

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  43. Love the first shoes ! Kiss
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  44. those polkadot shoes are so adorable!! And that collection looks nice, and you'll see the summer is not that far away. ;)

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  45. What a pretty things! love those dotted shoes! very very pretty!
    xxxx

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  46. love those polka dot shoes!

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  47. Your pictures are so adorable, I really enjoyed your pictures and your writing.

    hungry house

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  48. lovely photos! I love all of the shoes; soo pretty! great blog :)

    x

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  49. haha you guys are too cute!

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