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Party: Cambridge Satchel Company’s London Store

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On Wednesday night I went to a party that was fun, chic and uber-friendly, which I find is becoming a rarity and it was all down to the amazing Cambridge Satchel Company who were celebrating their debut store in Covent Garden.

Located in the cool Seven Dials area, on Short Gardens, I do love wandering through this area at the boutique sized stores, and this gorgeous handbag brand is the perfect addition. The store itself is incredible, it literally has ever colour imaginable on display from wintry Ox Blood, which apparently is one of the best sellers, to vibrant neon shades for summer and girlie pastel colours, that I adore and basically every colour of the rainbow and it was heavenly.

As well as gushing over which colour I wanted to buy next, I already have a neon pink and a pastel pink version, the store also launched its ‘Bloggers Lounge’, which the brand has done as a thank you to the bloggers who catapulted the brand to the dizzy heights we see now – how nice is that. So bloggers will be able to connect to the WiFi, grab a cuppa, and even borrow a bag – I have my eye on a cobalt blue one – basically a place for bloggers to hangout.

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As well as great company, music from DJs including Sophie Ellis Bextor, one of the best bits other than the incredible chocolates, the chunks of cheese, and the bubble had to be these cute Cambridge Satchel shaped jellies – too cute to eat – my favourite was the glittery version.

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If you haven’t got a Cambridge Satchel yet, why not, but want to check them out in person than buy them online, now you can – head on down to the friendly shop in Covent Garden and let me know which colour you buy!!!

 

In Pictures: FNO 2011 In London

I am not sure why I didn’t partake in Fashion’s Night Out last year, but wow was it my loss!!! This year I tagged along with blogger friends Alex Loves, Carina 100 and Kate from The Fabric of my Life, and we had a very ambitious schedule, here are the highlights of our FNO adventure.

First Stop – Seven Dials

It was always going to be a hard decision where to start when there is so much going on, but we decided on Seven Dials, and it was nice to see the lovely Kirsty from Three Pipe, who gave us all the most adorable goodie bag and guide to goings-on for the area. There was lots going on and we checked out Tatty Devine, lots of owl jewellery that I am in love with, and then popped across the street to celebrate Poste Mistress’ 10th birthday.

Loved the tea-cup cocktails and cupcakes.

They also did a scratch card competition to win a free pair of shoes, sadly I didn’t win and I would have loved picking a pair out as they have an amazing selection.

Liberty London – flower power

The sweetest treat of the night had to be this flower corsage from the Wild at Heart florists in Liberty’s, I loved mine and tied it to my bag when it started to droop. It is now looking a little sad on my desk this morning.

The London department store had the right idea getting the cocktails flowing early with the Mahiki Coconut bar. The lovely Alex and Kate enjoyed their pineapple surprise, while we all got into the Hawaiian spirit.

Reiss – best window 

On our way to Tommy Hilfiger we passed by Reiss and I was mesmerised by their quirky window display filled with gold balloons and just a peek of clothing. More to celebrate their 40th birthday, but hey it looks good.

Tommy Hilfiger – the family portrait

One of the most fun events of the night had to be our dress-up fun in Tommy Hilfiger and then being snapped by the amazing Jackie Dixon from ShowMeYourWardrobe.com. I haven’t seen the final snap, I have refreshed their Facebook page a number of times this morning, but I can’t wait to see how well our sporty shot came off, I just love Alex the jock!!

Thomas Lyte – fashion flattery

My favourite bit of the night was thanks to the lovely girlies at Thomas Lyte as I got the opportunity to have a fashion illustration done of myself. The uber-talented Sasha Helim sketched such a beauty of me, super flattering and very cute and I am getting it framed at the weekend I love it that much. What do you think?

We also got to enjoy the most delicious mini cupcakes, which also constituted as my dinner!!!

DKNY – where the party was at!!!

Bond Street was definitely where the party was at for Fashion’s Night Out, and in a way I am glad it was our last stop of the night to be honest as I don’t think I would have stuck out the whole night if I had to deal with these crowds. Of course we couldn’t go to Bond Street and not stop in on our Twitter pal @DKNY, who was obviously in New York getting reading for the NYFW shows, but she was their in the London store via a huge Twitter screen, which made me very happy when my tweet was RTed.

I kind of fell in love with the balloons and was still pouting on the way home that I couldn’t have one!!

Can someone please buy me one of these cool signs? I am not fussy Cocktail or I ♥ NY, or both if you are feeling very generous!!!

From DKNY we were going to hit Alexander McQueen to play the key game, but was greeted by this huge queue, so we decided against it and instead just took in the party atmosphere of the street.

The window at Alexander McQueen was enough of a reason to stop by, simply gorgeous.

Tod’s went for a row of red Fiat’s outside their shop to ferry guests to the after party.

Barbie may have been in NY doing her bus-tour FNO but I found two Ken’s in the window of Daks London, quite surreal seeing live models, who might I add didn’t seem that pleased at me taking their piccie.

Dolce & Gabbana was closed when we got there but check out the window – I spy Beyonce’s dress from the cover of American InStyle.

Dior taking on DKNY in the battle of the taxis black cab vs yellow cab, love the addition of the double yellow line.

One of the most interesting sights was this Bangle Bowling outside Hermes, I have to admit I don’t have a clue what it was, looks like a horse box to me and an inside shot didn’t help me either. Did anyone have a go?

Street Style – snap of the night

I saw a lot of very interesting outfits, way too many leather shorts, super high heels, and even a model rushing through the crowd in a couture gown, but my favourite and possibly weirdest shot has to be this man walking through Seven Dials wearing a metal frame hat. As soon as I saw it I just had to take a snap. Strange or what??

Sad I didn’t get to

There was no Rupert Sanderson roller disco for me, no Stella McCartney badges, and no Net-a-Porter visit. But seriously there was so much to do, so many people around, I can’t believe how much we actually did – such an amazing night.

Did you do FNO? Do let me know what your best moment of the night was – especially if you were somewhere other than London.