I’m back in Ireland and back attending press days! It’s like I never left. 😛 House of Fraser held their Autumn Winter press preview yesterday in the ultra hip hotel, “The Dean”and I was kindly invited along.
This was actually my first time at The Dean, so I was excited to see it as I’d heard about their cool decor and interiors. It did not disappoint!
Anyway, onto the reason I was there! I headed in with Lorna from FashionBoss and Gail from GlamForce to the Blue Room where it was being held.
The first thing I noticed was a display of homeware items. I know Fashion and Beauty is usually my thing but their homeware really did it for me! Think decorated jewellery boxes and pictures frames, scented candles and lots and lots of rose gold!
Of course, I did look at the clothes as well. 😛 HoF have a few main themes for this year’s AW season which I’ll now take you through.
If faux fur, big cardies and fluffy clutches are your thing, then you’re in for a treat with Wild Thing!
~BRIGHT YOUNG THING~
Throw it back to 60’s retro, bold colours and tomboyish silhouettes with Bright Young Thing!
~MODERN DAY ARMY~
Another throwback vibe but to the 70’s. Military style and funky prints are making a comeback!
Soft landing is what Winter’s all about. Cosy knits and fluffy coats!
~FOLK & ROLL~
Now this trend isn’t for the faint hearted but if you love standing out then you’ll definitely be lusting after a few pieces from this trend. Think fringe, metallics and mohair!
~ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80’s~
The 60’s/70’s ain’t the only year making a comeback this season! Blazers, colour blocking and ruffles will be making an appearance in this trend!
Handbags were a big centre piece at yesterday’s preview. A lot of clutches were present too! There was also something for everyone, metallic, fluffy and snakeskin to name a few!
My Top Pick
My favourite item, without a doubt, was a beautiful PU jacket from LabelLab. I absolutely loved the waterfall draping at the front and how soft it felt. For €129, which I think is pretty decent for a good jacket, I’m definitely going to invest in this from the upcoming season!Lorna and I playing dress up!
Of course I have to mention the goodies! In the hotel we were treated to prosecco, which I ended up not drinking as I still feel a bit ill 🙁 , and cute cupcakes and biscuits!
I got to take home a €30 gift card as well which was very generous, and I’ll definitely be putting it towards that jacket!
What I Wore
I opted for a dressy casual look for the affair!
Jeans: Tk Maxx
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of what’s to come from House of Fraser! Be sure to tell me if anything caught your eye! Until next time! 🙂