River Island Christmas Collection 2014

River Island Christmas Collection 2014

So last month, I was lucky enough to jet set off to London with River Island to find out more about this exciting brand that recently launched in South Africa. While I was there, I got to check out the River Island Headquarters, shop, explore London and also attend the 2014 Christmas Press Day, #RIXMAS14. I took loads of snaps, so brace yourself for a picture rich post… On arrival, we were treated to yummy drinks, including Peanut and Banana smoothies and various stations of flavoured “Mulled Wine”. You had to Inhale the wine with a straw, something I just couldn’t get right! The entire Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection was on display. The trends for the season include; preppy, luxe traveller, 60’s pastel, snow, grey and noir… I couldn’t get enough of the 60’s inspired sugary pastel hues. Fabulous faux fur coats, lovely lace and amazing textured detail. As for the shoes… WHOA is the word?! Colour makes a huge statement this season, with bold bags and sexy heels! Love the leopard print! Accessories go all the way, with fabulous hats, luxe snoods and statement jewellery. Shine is the name of the game with more shoes to feast your eyes on… And then, there’s this fabulous statement…

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My Night of Fashion Winners

My Night of Fashion Winners

Thanks again to all my lovely readers that voted for me in the River Island Battle To Britain competition back in June. Remember, by voting for me, you entered to win a chance to join me VIP style at the official River Island launch at the Edgars Night of Fashion! Well, the votes are in. It was really hard trying to pick just three winners, as I would have loved to take you all. But sadly, it had to be just three, so I randomly picked out three names. These three lucky ladies will be shopping up a storm with me at River Island in Rosebank on the 9th October 2014! Each winner will also receive a R300 voucher on the night. And the winners are… ***DRUM ROLL *** Eve Poplett Cassidy Taylor-Memmory Irina Doman Well done gals! See you at the store launch on the 9th October! A representative from Phatic Communications will be in touch with you soon. Please save the date and be on the lookout for your official invite. Are you excited? I sure am! See you soon [signature]

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London Photo Diary

London Photo Diary

I always wanted to go to London. So when I found out I’d be traveling to London with River Island, a hot British fashion brand new to SA, I was over the moon! There was a lot I wanted to see, but there just wasn’t enough time to see it all. However, I did manage to squeeze in a few sights, a traditionally Brit Fish & Chips din-din and some shopping! The highlight of my trip no doubt, was visiting the River Island headquarters (check out my post and video here) and also attending their “RIxmas14” – Christmas in July press preview – which I’ll show you guys more of next week. For today’s post, I wanted to share a small photo diary of my trip. Going through these pics makes me want to go back all over again! London is such a buzzing, beautiful place. Even walking the streets is an amazing sight seeing experience! I love the old buildings, the fact that people walk – I’ve never walked so much in my life! And just the atmosphere in general. One of the things I really wanted to see was the “Coco Chanel Lampposts”. I read about the legend of these, I think in Camilla Morton’s, “How to Walk…

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River Island Headquarters Tour + Video

River Island Headquarters Tour + Video

Last week, I was flown out to London, to get an inside scoop of the RIVER ISLAND brand. A brand that I’m really excited will be available in SA! Part of my trip, included a visit and little tour of the gigantic RIVER ISLAND Headquarters in London! I got to see the team, of over 600+ doing their thing to create the amazing fashion brand that we will soon get our paws on! RIVER ISLAND is a huge British brand, with over 300 stores in the UK. Plus then stores in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and from tomorrow, SOUTH AFRICA! It’s also ASOS’ biggest selling brand, next to ASOS’ own in-house brand. There was so much to take in! Fashion designers, buyers, trend setters, online, marketing, photographers, PR’s, graphic designers, stylists … everyone is housed under one roof and everything is designed right there in the London HQ. This allows for heaps of creativity, inspired by the different cultures and scenes. But first, a little bit of background on the brand, so you know what to expect when it hits SA tomorrow – yeee-haaa! After a quick coffee with RIVER ISLAND’s Keith & Emily in the staff canteen (that looks more like a trendy restaurant), I was given the full tour of the HQ.…

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What I shopped from RiverIsland in London

What I shopped from RiverIsland in London

You guys! I’ve just returned from the most amazing four days in LONDON! I was there, spending some time with the peeps from RIVER ISLAND and also enjoyed a little shopping spree in between! I’ll be posting loads of blogs on my trip, including a behind the scenes look at the RIVER ISLAND HQ, their gorgeous Christmas Collection as well as some snaps from around London. But for today, I wanted to share the amazing items I shopped in store at RIVER ISLAND. First up, let me just say that I am obsessed with this brand! Their clothes are amazing! Great quality, great style and they have some really different, eye catching and totally fabulous pieces. I couldn’t resist their eye catching and unique prints, and I could really kick myself for not trying on a pair of jeans. I blame the 27 degree heatwave in London! Not the ideal weather to be trying on jeans! But, I am told that RI caters for all jean junkies with a variety of styles, cuts, shapes and washes. When I was let loose in the new Marble Arch River Island, I felt like a kid in a candy store! Clothes, accessories, shoes, bags everywhere!…

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River Island is Coming to South Africa!

River Island is Coming to South Africa!

Well gals, if you’re a fashion junkie (say Aiiy), boy have I got news for you! River Island is on it’s way to South Africa and if you play your cards right, you could just be one of three lucky StyleScoop readers to join me at the First SA Store launch in Jozi (on the 18th September), PLUS you will be loaded with R300 to spend on hot fashion of your choice. Sound good? To welcome this mega international brand to South Africa, River Island have invited me, together with other South African bloggers to put together a unique lookbook based on the jaw dropping Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection. Go check out my my lookbook now and vote if you like it! I based my Look Book on the top six looks from the collection. I love everything about these looks and since you love StyleScoop – I am sure you will too! I also picked out some of my fave pieces that I’ll be reaching for the minute they hit the shelf. WIN: 3 lucky StyleScoop readers will get to join me, VIP Style at the River Island SA Store on the 18th September in Johannesburg! To gain entry into my competition, where you could join me at the official River Island SA concept store launch…

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