On your marks, get set…the Selfridges sale has begun

And so the sales season continues, with Selfridges the latest to announce their big summer savings. The Selfridges sale is the one that can most likely be classed as an event, they hold very few sales throughout the year, and the savings are always massive, with many items with up to 50% off.

This year the sale includes designer items from Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Markus Lupfer and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. There are also great items from The Kooples, Diesel and a great pair of shoes from KG Kurt Geiger which are a spitting image of my all time favourite pair of shoes – the Carrie Bradshaw blue wedding shoe (and don’t say you don’t remember them – they are the shoes by which all others are judged…Olivia Palermo has them too.)

The Selfridges sale has a reputation for items selling out very soon, so if you see something you love, I wouldn’t wait around making a decision – it will soon be gone. So get those button clicking fingers flexing in the same way you would use those elbows in store, and fill that online basket with some of the best bargains you will see all year.

Are you ready?

 KG KURT GEIGER Bryony court shoes       Was £135.00     Now £79.00 click to visit Selfridges

KG KURT GEIGER Bryony court shoes
Was £135.00
Now £79.00
click to visit Selfridges

 ANGLOMANIA Cobalt aztec skirt       Was £330.00     Now £150.00 click to visit Selfridges

ANGLOMANIA Cobalt aztec skirt
Was £330.00
Now £150.00
click to visit Selfridges

 MARKUS LUPFER Sequin-print jogging trousers       Was £190.00     Now £95.00 click to visit Selfridges


MARKUS LUPFER Sequin-print jogging trousers
Was £190.00
Now £95.00
click to visit Selfridges

 KENZO Graphic jacquard dress       Was £450.00     Now £175.00 click to visit Selfridges


KENZO Graphic jacquard dress
Was £450.00
Now £175.00
click to visit Selfridges

 DIESEL Star-print t-shirt now £25 click to visit Selfridges

DIESEL Star-print t-shirt now £25 click to visit Selfridges

 ARMANI COLLEZIONI Cap-sleeved top was £190 now £95 click to visit Selfridges

ARMANI COLLEZIONI Cap-sleeved top was £190 now £90 click to visit Selfridges

 VALENTINO So Noir leather sandals was £600 now £419 click to visit Selfridges


VALENTINO So Noir leather sandals was £600 now £419 click to visit Selfridges

 MICHAEL KORS Kiki pouch now £59 click to visit Selfridges

MICHAEL KORS Kiki pouch now £59 click to visit Selfridges

 MARKUS LUPFER It's only rock n' roll sweatshirt now £95 click to visit Selfridges


MARKUS LUPFER It’s only rock n’ roll sweatshirt now £95 click to visit Selfridges

 BARBOUR International Polarquilt jacket now £75 click to visit Selfridges


BARBOUR International Polarquilt jacket now £75 click to visit Selfridges

 ACNE Draped jersey dress now £95 click to visit Selfridges


ACNE Draped jersey dress now £95 click to visit Selfridges

 ISABEL MARANT Felix stripe top now £50 click to visit Selfridges

ISABEL MARANT Felix stripe top now £50 click to visit Selfridges

 STELLA MCCARTNEY Falabella faux-suede tote now £475 click to visit Selfridges

STELLA MCCARTNEY Falabella faux-suede tote now £475 click to visit Selfridges

To view all the current sale, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 10th Birthday Selfridges Birmingham

It is hard to believe, But the iconic Selfridges store in Birmingham celebrated its 10th birthday this week. And, of course, being Selfridges, it celebrated with a seriously stylish party, complete with mouth-watering cocktails and canapes, and some seriously quirky entertainment.

It is hard to even imagine Birmingham without the stunning Selfridges Building, as much a part of the city skyline as The Rotunda, The BT Tower or St Martin’s in the Bullring. The Moet Bar on the top floor has become a real destination, and so was the perfect setting for the birthday celebrations. General manager Vicki Cain gave a lovely speech to kick off proceedings detailing some exciting new developments for the store, and then guests were treated to a special performance by Operatic drag queen Le Gateau Chocolat, who had a powerful voice and a great line in black prom dresses!

With Mojitos served rustic style in mini glass jars and stripy retro straws, Cosmos and Champers, delicious mini ice cream cones and a bar brimming with Oysters, Selfridges threw a party their way, and completed the night by gifting all guests a stunning Diptyque candle.

A truly amazing night – here’s to the next 10 years!

To celebrate Selfridges Brum 10 – watch out for a whole series of events and happenings this weekend, including a very special performance from Tincy Stryder,

What’s happening?

Tinchy Stryder Live on 2
Saturday 7 September, 3pm
It’s shopping, but not as you know it. Enjoy an exclusive in-store performance by rapper and DJ Tinchy Stryder.

Selfridges yellow van
Our yellow van will be driving around Birmingham, stopping along the way to offer passersby make-overs, beauty touch-ups and gifts…

Saturday 7 September – Moor Street Train Station 11am – 2pm
Come and see the Krispy Kreme team who will be handing out samples of their mouth-watering doughnuts.

Sunday 8 September – Moor Street Train Station 11am – 3pm
The Laura Mercier team will be hosting 5-minute smoky-eye master classes.

Folli Follie will be giving away special birthday bags for every 10th customer on Saturday 7 September plus get the chance to buy the exclusive Fiorissimo wallet in store.

Kurt Geiger has 10 pairs of shoes up for grabs – across the five days of celebrations, two lucky customers will win each day.

Michael Kors will be treating shoppers to a special gift with every purchase.

Mulberry has created an exclusive canary yellow edition of the sought-after Bayswater – a truly luxurious keepsake.

Ted Baker will be hosting drinks and treating you to an exclusive birthday gift with every purchase.

Topshop is offering a birthday gift with every purchase over £50.

Selfridges  Current Top Ten Picks

STELLA MCCARTNEY Floral embroidered wool cape £1,880.00 click to visit Selfridges

SADIE WILLIAMS Lurex-panel sweatshirt £100 click to visit Selfridges

PB0110 Leather satchel £565 click to visit Selfridges

NARS Fall Collection Nail polish £14.50 click to visit Selfridges

PETER PILOTTO Corinne dress £1,210 click to visit Selfridges

GRACE HAMILTON Kefel necklace £350 click to visit Selfridges

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Etta tablet case £50 click to visit Selfridges

SIMONE ROCHA Leopard-print mid-heel courts £700 click to visit Selfridges

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Charlotte's magic cream treat & transform moisturiser SPF 15 £70 click to visit Selfridges

ISABEL MARANT Ice leather trousers £1,340 click to visit Selfridges

 

 

 

Harvey Nichols, Birmingham Blogger Event – Food and fashion!

Last Saturday saw the latest Harvey Nichols, Birmingham Blogger event. Always an unmissable event on the Brum social calender, this one promised amazing food, fab fashion and a touch of beauty, as the bloggers were treated to previews of the Harvey Nichols restaurant menu, Christmas food treats and of course, a presentation of the key fashion trends.

The event started in the Harvey Nichols cafe, where we were able to sample some of the delights from the new menu. There were a range of salads, gorgeous roast beef  and horse radish sandwiches which I just loved (the horse radish was just so peppery – fabulous), and my personal favourite, haddock with chips and mushy peas. The haddock was so succulent, it just broke apart with the slightest of touches. This will definitely be my choice for my next visit to Harvey Nicks.

photograph credit Andy Espin

Lunch was followed with a presentation from the food department. We were shown some of the new arrivals for Christmas 2012, including some rather delicious I Chocs, that come in a case designed to resemble an i pad. Of course, I just had to try them, purely for research purposes, and my favourite was the caramel, which was delicious. There were also varieties in mango, milk and liquorice flavours, mango being another must try.

photograph Andy Espin

I also had a little wonder around the confectionery and just saw so many gorgeous items that would make the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. From handbag and heels from Charbonnel et Walker, to the most gorgeous choconchoc sweeties, these are really lovely gifts that anyone would be happy to receive.

After the mouthwatering chocolate treats, it was time for the fashion presentation which also promised to set us drooling, albeit in quite a different way. Grabbing a glass of champers on the way, we were treated to a presentation of key looks for the new season.

photograp Andy Espin

With Beth Goodrham from Style Guile

Trend report – Look 1

Look 1 was a very, berry feast. This was a casual look which combined a Isabel Marant Etoile T-shirt (£180) with For All Mankind jeans (£225), a  Karl Donoghue gilet, (£550), Ash boots, (£170) and a fabulous Alexander McQueen bag, £1,095. This was a young, fun look and I personally loved the way the t-shirt, with its mix of purple shades, pulled the whole look together.

Look 2

Look 2 was one of my favourites on the day, a real Zooey Deschenal look that transcends the seasons so well. It combined a gorgeous dress from Alice and Olivia with a simple denim jacket from Maison Scotch, and a cute pair of Chipie trainers. The Chloe bag added a touch of grown up elegance to what was a very cute look.

Look 3

This was a very sexy workwear look, a mixture of Gemma Arterton in St Trinians and Jane Birkin mid 1970s. I adored the Paul Smith shirt which had amazing detail on the cuffs – perfect British tailoring. The other talking point of this outfit wa the fantastic Jeffrey Campbell studded boots which are just amazing. High waisted shorts from Isabel Marant, and the much lauded Givenchy dog bag (the one thing I hated to be honest) completed the look.

Look 4

The next look was one that could be termed Middlton-esque. Featuring a gorgeous peplum dress from Alice and Olivia in a smart grey shade, and a glorious pair of Jimmy Choos, this is the perfect workwear look that could take you easily from the boardroom to the bar by just adding a splash of red lippie.

Look 5

This was a real showstopper look that had ana amazing dress from WAGS and celeb favourite Philip Armstrong. The skirt was unusual in that in was a neoprene fabric which gave the dress fabulous structure.This dress needs no adornment, the skirt is most definitely the talking point for a dress like this.

Following the presentation, there was time to take a good look around the store picking out our own key looks and favourite pieces. Here are some of mine.