Things To Look Forward To In 2012

2012 is here and you know what they say, great minds think alike. In a similar vein to Rachael’s exhibitionerama post I’ve been stockpiling Things To Look Forward To In 2012. Great name huh? Anyway, finally at the end of Jan here it is in all it’s glory… Part two, Art & Beauty is here.


    Topshop X Julia Sarr-Jamois edit today!
    JSJ is such a such style icon, the words do get bandied about a bit but she’s definitely up there with Yasmin Sewell and Taylor Tomasi Hill. Looking forward to having a blissfully quiet wander in TS’ Edited section when I’m in town on Saturday to see it for myself.

    Marni X HM 8th March
    This isn’t breaking news, but more a reminder to mark your calendars as Marni are collaborating with H&M on a collection due out in March. As a total Marni fan I have to say this is the H&M collaboration I have been looking forward to the most. Sorry Donatella.

    Hobbs Invitation SS
    Occasionwear makes me break out into a cold sweat, all I can think of is ribbons of tonged hair and shiny tan tights but Invitation, Hobbs’ new formal collection is actually pretty good. I can’t help my inner wedding misfit though, as I’m getting a hankering to wear the black(!) suit to the next nuptials I go to… Superstore 2nd Feb
    Charles Anastase, Natalie Joos and Hannah Marshall (illustrated above) were among the 12 tastemakers picked by to select their favourite boutiques across the world. The resulting shortlist was thrown open to the vote and it’s now down to Merci in Paris, London’s Primitive London and Voo in Berlin. You can find out which boutique is the Superstore in a matter of weeks!

    Y-3 SS
    I’m a bit of a party pooper when it comes to big organised events, I was cycling round Holland when the Royal Wedding happened and I’m not exactly clamouring for the Olympics to start. Y-3′s black Union Jack totes are a great way to subtly fly the flag without getting all ‘Vindaloo’ about it and the Oriah heels well because have you seen them?

    Uniqlo X Laura Ashley (& more!) Feb
    At Uniqlo’s SS12 press day they revealed some cracking collaborations coming up, the only one I can reveal now is the Laura Ashley UT collection which if you haven’t seen it is the epitome of English summer prettiness. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting collabs coming this Spring.

    Hermione de Paula at my-wardrobe SS
    Hooray for Hermione! my-wardrobe are going to be stocking the British designer this season, this comes hot on the heels of news that the etailer are planning to go international with their website.

    Aldo Rise SS
    Aldo have teamed up with Selfridges to offer shoe fans the chance to snap up designs from JW Anderson, Preen and Mark Fast in a collection of footwear which hits stores this spring. I’ve totally fallen for Preen’s pixellated print slingbacks, they’re clean-looking with a dreamy print and futuristic block heel but the rest of the collection doesn’t disappoint with bicolour heels from Mark Fast reminiscent of his knitwear creations and some great ‘hairy’ heels from JW Anderson in mixed materials.

    Here’s some teaser news for the coming year…
    -YSL‘s arty ring, a favourite among bloggers, is getting makeover for Valentine’s day. No pictures yet, but start dropping hints now!
    -Fashion East designer Maarten van der Horst is working on a collaboration with Topshop which will hit stores in April. Uh huh!
    -To celebrate their 10th anniversary Lanvin are releasing an exclusive book, again, no images but I just know it’s going to be a good ‘un.

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