Monday, 7 July 2014

Cath Kidston & Primark A/W Press Days

A few weeks ago I headed to London for a busy day of press events. One of the things I feel so privileged about when it comes to blogging is the fact I'm invited to press days and blogging events on a regular basis (this isn't a brag, I promise), and I feel a bit overwhelmed when I realise I'm networking amongst the big-name magazine writers and editors. It makes me realise how far I've come with my blog and that after lusting after a career in journalism since I was as young as I can remember, I'm now actually going to the same events as the writers I've looked up to for so many years. It definitely makes me feel proud! 

Anyway, enough of that... onto the events I popped down to a few weeks ago. First up was Cath Kidston, and I was so excited to be able to preview Cath Kidston's upcoming A/W designs and products. As you can probably tell, I'm a big Cath Kidston fan (most of my room is made up of florals by the wonderful Cath) so it was a total honour to be there. I was completely astounded by the new collections - from the 'Stop! Thief!' comic book-esque print which is perfect for guys and gals, to the traditional floral prints, there was literally something for everyone. I spent a good while swooning over the baking utensils, and fell head over heels for the pie dish with a little puppy dog sitting in it. Speaking of which, Cath Kidston has some gorgeous bits in store for canines come A/W, with a gorgeous dog bed, lead and treat tin all catching my eye. There was an array of beautiful stationery pieces, some new shapes in the bag department and we even got to have a peek at the Christmas collection. Needless to say, I'm excited for December to wing its way round. Overall I was completely blown away by everything at Cath Kidston and went away with a list as long as my arm of things I simply need to add to my ever-growing Cath Kidston collection. 


After Cath Kidston, I took a pitstop for lunch and then headed over to Primark to take a look at their take on A/W. Considering Primark is up there with my all-time favourite shops, I was pretty damn excited to have a look at what I'll be buying come A/W. 

Primark focused around the theme of 'Adventure Awaits', with the venue decked out gorgeously with plants, swings and tree trunks. Everything that was on show was displayed beautifully, but the best thing of all was the fact that the clothes themselves were absolutely stunning. I can guarantee there would have been several people there questioning that these items were even Primark - trust me guys, they've upped their game! 

From the shoes to the bags, the coats to the dresses, I honestly don't think I saw anything I didn't like. Primark have got it bang on the money this A/W - with a vast selection of different themed collections, there really is something for every fashionista to lust after come autumn. The shoes were seriously impressive, with chunky heels, cute brogues and dolly shoes, and the bags were completely stunning. I fell in love with a baby blue number that I haven't stopped thinking about since. The collection of coats I saw were totally amazing - with some beautiful pastel designs mixed in with more traditional wintry colours. I spied a fair few co-ords which I got really excited about, and I fell in love with a rail of pastel beauties labelled 'Retro Vision'. I dare you not to fall in love with something from Primark's A/W range. 


What do you think to the new A/W collections from Cath Kidston and Primark? Are you looking forward to seeing them in the shops soon? Let me know if anything in particular catches your eye! 
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15 comments

  1. That bag... I will dream about that bag.
    Very much looking forward to Primarks A/W collection, thanks for sharing a sneak peek!


    Jayde | iamjayde.co.uk

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  2. I love the look of Primark's A/W collection, nice post :)

    http://bsarahoates.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I LOVE everything from Cath Kidston !! Very curious for the Christmas collection.

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  4. I absolutely cannot wait for the coats and shoes in Primark's A/W collection, thank you for sharing!

    loveheartsandfairydust.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. wow that wall of shoes ! When i was the primark footage in your blog it didn't even cross my mind that it was Primark , it looks so good !

    Distant Dreamer

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  6. Primark's collections just get better and better! Can't wait to see it in stores!

    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

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  7. The baking items look so cute! Perfect Christmas presents- yes I plan ahead!

    Cat from http://outsidebeautyinsidehealth.com

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  8. Cath Kidston's collection looks so cute! And I can't wait for Primarks A/W clothes.. they look gorgeous! xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I don’t actually own anything from Cath Kidston, but I always ponder in store!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. Both collections look fab, I'm looking forward to some of those Primark shoes hitting the stores
    Megan x
    MeganRoisinn

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  11. I love the Cath Kidston 'Stop Thief!' collection, it's so bright and colourful. The Primark A/W collection is very seventies. So dreamy!
    Lianna x

    A Life of Loves

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  12. What a fantastic trip!! The newest offering from dearest Cath Kidtson is gorgeous!! I love how everything seemed to be presented too, always great attention to detail!

    Glad you had a wonderful time : )

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  13. I can't wait for the CK townhouse print to be out.

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  14. Both these collections look like an absolute dream!! Bring on A/W (always the most lovely of fashion seasons)!!

    Let Us Be Lovely

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  15. Its always so weird how the Primark collection looks amazing here! yet as soon as it rolls around, my local store seems rubbish!!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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