>> I'm keeping things short and clippy for the time being as I'm whipping up a batch of emails which begin with "Dear xxx, I was burgled on Friday therefore I can't xxx..."). The situation is much aided by SD cards which I thankfully off-loaded and have thus found a few bits and bobs for me to go "YAY!" about on here.
I'm not a huge fan of talking up collections excitedly that won't drop into stores until months and months later. S/S 11 is just about done and dusted and for me, A/W 11-12 posting will be intensely underway over the next month before S/S 12 shows kick off. Except I made the mistake of going over to Paris last week and popping into the bStore and Six London showrooms where they had a good selection of their S/S 12 stock to do sales. S/S 12 - that's stuff that won't physically be in-store until around Feb time. That's err...Febraury 2012. For a person that doesn't even know what's happening at the end of this week, this is a new level of advanced planning.
Nevertheless, I'm supremely excited that bStore have taken their collaboration with Liberty Fabrics to a womenswear level and have gone one step further to add shoes and bags that perfectly balance out bStore's aesthetic with the combination of four Liberty prints. A detailed loafer, a slingback shoe with a perspex heel and a boxy satchel brings previous bStore collections to mind but the addition of the Liberty print augments them beyond belief. I clamoured over the rail exclaming "This is SO good!" over and over again, so much so that the showroom people had to get me a Coke to calm me down. I'll be following up on this with the actual clothes in the collection but like I said S/S 12 seems to far, far away... for now, just remember this is all yet to come and perhaps saving a fiver a week might help you along your way when these actually drop in February.