30 June 2011

Autumn Winter 2011 Collection from Littlewoods Ireland

This model shot is a good representation of the 3 main catwalk stories of the evening - 20s, 40s and 70s stylee.
Just before I set off on my hols (which you can read about here if you're so inclined), I went along to the launch of the Littlewoods Ireland AW11 collection in Fallon & Byrne. The new collection was available for scrutiny and stylist Cathy O’Connor talked guests through key pieces which featured as part of two fashion shows taking place on the evening.
I’ve never bought anything from Littlewoods before and I surprised myself by falling for several of the pieces out on display, including several little dresses, a couple of jackets and my two favourite pieces which I’ll show you in just a little bit.
When it came to the shows, I really liked the 40s inspired, pre-war ‘past voyager’ look which featured vintage inspired prints, peter pan collars and cape jackets paired with flat brogues. As a big Boardwalk Empire fan the 1920s flapper style also floats my boat with its embellished details and delicate colour palette of nudes, beige and off-whites.  A high-glamour Studio 54 inspired story also featured with the standout look for me being the floor sweeping pleated jumpsuit (far right, above) – but fret not, I don't plan to attempt this myself.
However, I do plan to invest in this lovely pleated midi skirt, below, and my friend Allsun and I will have to toss a coin to see who picks up this chunky knitted cardie – it was worn on the catwalk with little suede boots and to be honest I forget what else, but I want to say a little day dress because I think that sounds only gorgeous.
South pleated midi with concealed zip; €54. LOVE.

Chunky knitted cardigan with gold chain detail - €82. Yes, it is designed by Colleen Rooney. And yes, I still like it.
 Shop the collection now at http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/ or view the social shots from the launch event on the fluff and fripperies facebook page.
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