Next’s High Gloss Ad Campaign

Every so often, you spot an ad campaign in the magazines that just fills you with lust. This season I have totally fell in love with two campaigns. The first was the stunning Hitchcockian fantasy from Jil Sander. And the second was the High street cornucopia that came from Next.

I just adore this campaign, which could easily be High End designer. Seriously, how has Kate Middleton not discovered this store on her High Street jaunts? Featuring the gorgeous Arizona Muse in full Lauren Bacall beauty, I adore the luxurious poolside settings, the gorgeous mix of colours, and the stunning outfits that Next have put together.

The green lace peplum top is a definite favourite with Fashion-Mommy, and teamed with a red colour pop pencil skirt, this has a real 1980s feel.

This fabulous shirt dress reminds me of the styling of the wonderful Faye Dunaway in the 1970s film, Network. This would make a super chic outfit for a day at the office, as smart as a suit, but so much more stylish.

This scarf print shirt carefully taps into the trend for all things Versace this season! Alex Jones wore this on the One Show recently and it looked amazing, and super expensive.

This outfit is just 50s housewife perfect. Think Julianne Moore in ‘Far from Heaven’. Pretty and feminine, I love the block colours mixed with those stripes.


Dorothy Perkins press day – All about brights!

Forget colour clashing – Autumn/Winter at Dorothy Perkins is all about colour blocking! Bright’s of every shade imaginable will be available in a range of styles that pay tribute to many different eras. From the tangerine orange to Mustard yellow via Pillar box red, from 1960s style tuxedos to dalmatian print faux furs, there is a style to suit everyone in the new collection.

The mismatch of eras and colours is great news. Sometimes the colour deigned to be ‘so this season’ just doesn’t suit you. Dorothy Perkins are ensuring there is something to suit everyone. As well as the aforementioned colours, there were fabulous outfits in white, pinks,  greens and blues. Styles were equally eclectic. There were 1920s Art Deco inspired pieces, a wide range of floaty wide leg catsuits that could’ve been from the 1930s or the 1970s. An all white outfit could’ve come from a shop on Carnaby Street circa 1967.  Pleats were on everything, from maxi dresses and wide leg trousers, to skirts of every length. Leather was also a big story.

The range of accessories were totally fabulous, with cute clutch bags and pretty polka-dotted and floral printed heels a standout.

I really loved the coral party dress pictured below. This is a fabulous princess piece that would look great with some gold skyscraper heels for any evening occasion.