Sunday, 23 September 2012
Couture, cosmetics and cake pops at the Handpicked Media Suite this LFW
Once again, as London Fashion Week descended upon the capital, Handpicked Media open their doors at One Aldwych and welcome us to revel in a world of fashion, beauty, nail treatments and cake pops! Coconut water in hand, we were treated to a showcase of Ted Baker's AW12 collection which left me yearning for a rural retreat in the country whilst dressed in tweed! The male collection in particular really focussed on country-chic; minimal prints yet maximum comfort with woollen-patterned jumpers and cardigans along with functional bags and buttoned waistcoats. And elbow pads! The women's collection teased us with beautiful prints, structured shapes and some must-have accessories such as the glitter-bow makeup bags and oversized clutches.
A few days prior to this, I also popped along to the Handpicked Media Suite (minus a camera) to meet the UGG Australia team and get a flavour of what this brand had in store for the coming season. Of course they had their iconic sheepskin-lined boots on display, but they also had a wide selection of male and female footwear which you can easily forget make up a large proportion of their collection. There was heavy-duty, all weather performance boots for the men (perfect to pair with Ted Baker's Fairisle cardigan for that walking weekend away!) as well as some fashionable, heeled boots for the ladies. Whilst I was there, I was fortunate enough to be gifted a pair of their new UGG boots in this stunning electric blue shade, very different from their classic sand or chestnut coloured ones. The lining is irresistibly soft and warm and I know my feet are going to be very happy this winter! :)
Is their anything from the Ted Baker or UGG collection that catches your eye?