Last saturday i had the privilege of attending the Personal Shopper Breakfast Party at Topshop Knightsbridge! I had to “sacrifice” my friday night out so I would be able to wake up the next morning but it was well worth it! This is gonna be one of my longer posts cos there’s just sooooo much I wanna share with you girls! (bear with me, okay? I promise it’ll be worth the reading time)
Jones came with me cos he wanted to do some shopping himself but he was way hungover from the night before! Not to mention sleep-deprived.
(can’t really tell huh?)
We entered the store to be greeted by the aroma of fresh coffee, pastries, juices and all things savoury! Had a bit of time to go around the store before dedicating full attention to Anny’s insight into the latest trends and new collections.
Anny is a personal shopper who will see to all your fashion needs! Whether you need help picking out an outfit for a special date or need help bringing your entire wardrobe back to life, nothing is impossible for Anny!
Anny first introduced us to four collections, Swedish Summer, Graduation, Snake Valley & New Age Constellation. I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces from each of the four collections based on my own fashion style.. You should see “Jeanine” in these pieces somehow if you know me well enough!
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Swedish Summer has got to be one of my favourites of the four collections. Think lacey details, crochet pieces and a burst of florals that totally scream summer! The collection features pieces in hues of white to rusty browns, mustard and orange. I particularly love how well teal adds a pop of color to a down to earth outfit. The collection is versatile and very easy to wear, you can’t really go wrong with this collection.
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Next up is Snake Valley. This collection screams ethnic, tribal chic in my face. I’ve always been a fan of paisley prints and Snake Valley nails it. (Isn’t the maxi dress just such a darling?) The pieces vary quite abit, from tribal prints to snake prints to paisley prints, some boasting feathers and fringe details. Colors in this collection lean more towards black, browns and shades of orange.
The thing about the Snake Valley collection that I absolutely love is that the pieces are really good for layering. Special guest, Ginette Chittick gave Anny the challenge of dressing up two pieces that she picked out but was clueless about what to match them with…
Anny picked out tops from Snake Valley to put these two looks together. To be honest, Jones and I were joking about culottes being more for people like our mums… But looks like culottes aren’t just for your mum anymore! Who’d have thought culottes could look so effortlessly chic! I’m glad to say I was proven wrong.
I love how she wore the navaho print vest from the Snake Valley Collection under the blazer, gave the outfit a tribal twist, while the boots added edginess to the look. Definitely an outfit I would wear!
The apricot top was layered with a tank on top and the knitted black suede tassel jacket thrown on. With sheer black stocking and black wedged booties, Anny created a “tribal-rock chic” look, complimented with accessories with a tribal feel.
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The third collection is New Age Constellation, which I can’t stop raving about! You’ll see why… a bodycon dress paired with a blazer and heels does it for me most of the time and I love the color of the blazer.
The collection features spring’s stark white and nude hues, but bright and bold colors are added sporadically for a burst of color. These pieces below define the collection for me. Asymmetrical hems and architectural silhouettes.
I did mention I cannot stop raving about this collection, right? Well, reason being that the collection also features pieces that are so versatile! These scallop-edged tops are all the rage right now, wear them alone or throw over a blazer to take the look up a notch. Basically, layer. The pieces are also pretty lightweight so you shouldn’t worry much about our humid weather…
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Finally, Graduation. Think preppy chic. Knee high socks with heels, cute rounded off collars, pleated details and neat lines. Bring out your inner Peter Pan!
If you realise I’ve actually put together a couple of possible outfits from the each collection, but I picked them carefully such that it won’t be “trend-overkill”. The pieces I picked are versatile and can be matched and layered with other staple pieces from a different collection, or just other basics.
Now here’s Ginette with some words of fashion wisdom!
(Totally lusting after Anny’s scallop hem shorts and Ginette’s blazer!)
Don’t make the mistake of wearing a trend cos then, the trend will wear you. Not everyone can pull off a certain look, so trust your fashion gut. Here’s a piece I got last week which I’m totally in love with! Creates a hippie look that goes really well with my 3-week old bangs!
I also stashed these, bringing the morning pocket damage to about $300.
And just in case you girls haven’t caught wind of the news, the Sandstorm Collection has been launched at Knightsbridge!
If this isn’t proof that I had a “fashion awakening” I don’t know what is.. Hope this gives everyone some fashion inspiration this week, now get dolled up and go have some fun with the girls! :)