Getting together for cupcakes from Yull Shoes.
After lovingly embracing each other at Victoria station, we headed to Olympia and picked up our press badges so we could get our mingle/snap on. We were shocked by the grand scale of the event, we had no idea there would be so many exhibitors! We have to confess that we got lost several times because the whole thing is like a maze from fashion heaven.
View from the 1st floor.
There was a whole host of brands we had never heard of before, along with some more familiar ones, and we knew a few of our favourites were going to be there so we made plans to visit them. It took us a few hours (no exaggeration, the place is HUGE) to locate our new favourite brand, Voodoo Girl!
The dapper boys behind the brand were there showcasing their AW13 stock (SWOON) and we gushed about how much we're loving their work. In return they fed us lots of popcorn and let us snap photos of their upcoming collection. Please note: *this is a Rawr Girl exclusive* (well we think so anyway). We both want the front-facing Voodoo Girl jumper but the other knits you can see are also hella cute, especially the Zombie one! We know how to appreciate a good slouchy knit.
AW13 leggings - galaxy, floral and general epicness - oh my!
We became super excitable when we spotted the new graphic print leggings and all the super cute denim for next season! The floral leggings are amazing and a girl can never have too much galaxy print. As for the denim, there were skinny camo's with leather knee patches, more cosmic/galaxy print and distressed USA Flag pieces. We adore these badass shorts, eat your heart out RunwayDreamz!
The next stand we stumbled across was Brat & Suzie. It's no secret that we're huge fans of the brand so it was awesome to get to meet Director and fellow Bristolian, Polly! Their latest collection (and the AW13) one is just too cute. We loved their tie-dye pieces with fringing and more adorable animal faces on tees and vests.
How adorable is this tee & skirt!?
We can also reveal that the AW13 collection will feature some AMAZING knitwear pieces. Oversized cardigans with horses and badgers. Oh my, it was animal print heaven! Polly is extremely sweet and oh so talented. While we were talking T received inspiration from the fashion gods to pair a B&S tee with a petticoat...Watch this outfit post space! It's going to be good.
Speaking of petticoats . . . check these bad boys out from Hell Bunny! We scoured Pure for the best petticoat selection and eventually decided that it just didn't get any better than this. Drop and roll marshmallow dreams status!
A petticoat rainbow!
Yull Shoes were the sweetest kids on the block in every way. Candy coloured heels surrounded by LoveHearts and the yummiest cupcakes in LONDON (eat your heart out Hummingird!) and we were SOLD.
This gorgeous style reminded us of Barbie shoes!
A leopard shoe for all seasons.
We think we could probably get through a whole season with just these 2 pairs - the fierce all black sky high wedge and of course, this season's cowboy boot with an Aztec twist. Ruby certainly did Rock in the footwear stakes!
We were also loving the Iron Fist stand. We'd like to be able to tell you all about the amazing AW13 line but we're sworn to secrecy. Seriously, they probably know where we live. But rest assured that it's the best season yet, and we're already saving for several pieces that we spied on the rails! But until then, here's a pretty picture of what you can get your paws on right now ;)
And from shoes we moved onto accessories, making a pit stop at Tatty Devine where we spent a good while touching all the pretty jewelz and listening intently to the lovely chick's story about when RPatz entered the store with a mystery blonde. Waaaaaahhhhhh to that, and waaaaah to the jawdropping perspex frosting on display!!!
The ruby slippers necklace *DIES*
These wings were made to flyyyyyyyyy!!!
You know if there's a kitty, J will find it for a photo opp.
And on that note, we LOVED this display of kitty cat bags from Lollipops Paris! The coloured wool boucle style material is purrrrfect for that Chanel suit look without the Chanel or the suit!
It was a real eye opener of a day for us because we've never been to anything like that before, and it's an experience we'd love to repeat for sure, we loved every minute of it! Huge thanks to the Good Results PR girls for the invite and for making us feel totally at home in the Press Office, then blessing us with fabulous goody bags on the way out!
Now let's dream of a RAWR Boutique and fill it with pretty things . . .
J & T - Still imaginary buying.