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Jul 25 2010

Press Days: Selfridges, EMU Australia BBQ and AllSaints AW10

Most press days this week were all about Christmas with Selfridges being the pick of the draw – they even had Play-Doh in the goodie bag.

They had some fun quirky items, from Lego jewellery to a Juicy Couture Crayon Jewel set; but my favourite items had to be these cuties designed especially for its concept store, The Wonder Room by the wonderful Felt Mistress.

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Pic: Via Felt Mistress Flickr

These bespoke one-off characters are amazing, especially loving ‘Lady Gaarrgghhh Garrgghhhh Monster Doll’ who is priced £390, and features as part of a seven-piece collection – there is even a Karl Lagerfeld. These dolls are definitely not toys and have most certainly been added to my Christmas list for Santa.

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Pic: Selfridges - Lady Gaarrgghhh Garrgghhhh Monster Doll

EMU Australia BBQ

If like me you have seen people wearing EMU shoes – but just thought that they were copies of UGG then think again. On Thursday I had a great night over at Cube PR and their EMU Australia BBQ – it was a great introduction to the brand, the original sheepskin footwear, of course I had heard of them but didn’t realise what great quality they were or that they did apparel – which I loved.

I own three pairs of UGGs, I love the comfortable nature of them as well as their adaptability they go with jeans, leggings as well as dresses – but seeing the autumn/winter line from EMU has made me re-evaluate. Don’t be put off by the fact that they don’t have their own shops on the high-street as they felt better than UGGs, the soles have more grip and they have a great muted palette of colours and styles.

Check out my favourites biker style EMUs the Naloo in chocolate – gorgeous!!

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Pic: EMU Naloo

What was also nice about the relaxed evening was the BBQ, nice concept and even better butternut squash which was amazing.

AllSaints – A/W

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Pic: AllSaints via Twitter

One of my favourite press days of the summer was the AllSaints autumn/winter 2010 set in the grand location of Somerset House which was perfect for the great clothing and footwear that they had on show. As you would expect all the clothing was gorgeous - lots of draping dresses, chunky knits and sequin embellishments; as well as a colour palette of dove grey, blacks, charcoal, cream, brown and white.

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Pic: AllSaints via Twitter

Looking for investment pieces such a winter wool coat, jersey basics, woollen beauties or a fitted leather jacket – then this is the place to shop. But what I loved was the great footwear collection, definitely the labels best yet – featuring shoes with quirky wedge heels, boots with shearing lining or faux fur and great military and vintage styles.

Most of the items I loved at the press day aren’t available until November – but trust me it is worth the wait.

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Pic: AllSaints via Twitter

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