13/05/2015

INDUSTRY EVENT | #F&FAW15Event - Catwalk at The Savoy

A few weeks ago I was invited to the F&F AW15 preview at the extremely decadent Savoy hotel. It was an incredible afternoon spent in the most lavish of settings, enjoying prosecco, delicious nibbles and catching up with some familiar bloggers as well as having the chance to meet some lovely new bloggers while seated at the beautifully laid out round tables awaiting the catwalk.
Prior to the show, we were treated to not just one but two outstanding performances by the ever sassy and stylish, Paloma Faith, dressed in a stunning burnt orange, silk pussy-bow blouse from F&F's AW15 collection (not yet available to buy), which looked super striking with her impressive golden mane and scarlet lips. I have long been a fan of Paloma - I just love her quirky sense of style, fun personality and of course her killer voice. I desperately wanted tickets to see her tour at the BIC around March for my Birthday, but unsurprisingly tickets sold out fast. So I was absolutely thrilled to have the pleasure of seeing her perform live at the F&F AW15 event, and even better to see her so close up in a much more intimate setting.

Image from F&F's Facebook page
 
After we were all blown away by her incredible talent, the catwalk began with the models in AW15 Mens and Womenswear collections. The womenswear collection had a strong Seventies theme throughout with wide leg jumpsuits, flares, suede, polo necks and faux fur. The colour palette was a triumphant mix of Autumnal oranges, tan and burgundy,  with a contrasting monochrome palette featuring the full skirted grid print dress and leather culottes to name a few pieces which stood out. I've always enjoyed F&F's collections but must admit it has not been my 'go to' when searching for a particular piece or stocking up for new seasons. However, that has all changed since viewing the AW15 collection - I'm now constantly perusing the website to see what's new in and planning my AW15 wardrobe already! It is hard to believe any of these pieces are from a Supermarket clothing brand, but that's what is so great about F&F; not only are their collections always so highly on trend with quality fabrics which would easily fool anyone as to where they are from, but the price tags continue to reflect the brand - it's win win really! I managed to get a few ok-ish photos from the event below, but most were too blurry or the lighting was just way off, but you can see all the outfits in full over on F&F's Facebook page.
After the event finished and everything winded down, I headed out to enjoy the glorious sunshine for a couple of hours before having to get my train home. I walked through the beautiful gardens of Victoria Embankment park, grabbed a scrummy mango and passionfruit ice cold drink from Starbucks and took a seat among the rows and rows of stunning tulips out in full bloom, just watching the world go by. It was one of my happiest moments; sometimes it really just is the simple things in life that you treasure the most...
 What I Wore:
 
High neck 60's style shift dress: Warehouse, Lace duster jacket: Quiz Clothing, Bag: Carvella, Wedges: Topshop.
 
Until next time...

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