Hey dolls! How are you all doing? I’ve been going crazy the past few days! I’ve been impulse buying like crazy – I REALLY should stop now… But we’ll see how that goes Last Thursday I was invited to my first bloggers’ event by the lovely Beth from MINT VELVET.
It was held at a really CUTE café just off of Oxford Street – very intimate & welcoming. The atmosphere was super relaxing. I went with a couple of friends to preview their AW10 collection!
My friends & I came to the conclusion that their collection reminded us a little bit of FCUK… But Mint Velvet had a little more of a PROFESSIONAL kick to their collections with a hint of quirky-ness The collection is full of loads of dusty colours… like grey, greens, browns & even purples!
I was immediately drawn to their DRESSES! I like how you can get away with wearing them out as well as to work! With a blazer jacket & the right accessories. Definitely hit two birds with one stone there
The accessories were quite “ROCK CHICK-Y” – I quite liked them! Especially a black necklace that you can see in the middle picture on the table One thing I LOVED about this collection is their BOOTS!! They seriously are very nice – Unfortunately they didn’t have any in my size (or my friends’) on display so we couldn’t try them on. I might have to get myself a pair for Autumn from their website… Depending on how generous I’m feeling
We got to taste some LOVELY things during the event. One of my friends & I tried their crushed rose & champagne drink which was LUSH! It was so nice & SWEET… & my other friend had a lemon drink which was nice too They had some amazing nibbles there too… The caramel profiteroles were to die for! We were all sent away with a little goodie bag with a silver necklace inside, a little booklet with more information on their AW10 collection as well as one item of clothing each! Knowing me I picked up a GORGEOUS silk dress (it’s actually pictured in the 3rd picture from the top… Bottom left hand corner – in case you were wondering )
You can view their collection on their website or a store near you…
(Which can be found on their website too!)
The day involved lots of browsing, shopping & eating I’ve just got to say that some of the Selfridge’s girls at the beauty counters were AMAZING! Don’t you love it when you get served really well? It put such a big smile on us girls … We ended the day with a lovely birthday meal (courtesy of my gorgeous friends) at a Lebanese restaurant off of Oxford street called “MAROUSH“… The food was fab! Here’s a little preview of the different dishes we had… My favourite was their FALAFEL
Did you guys do anything over the weekend? I went to Bull Ring & met up with one of my friends. Watch out for that post