A lovely way to start a Saturday morning during London Fashion Week, a breakfast event with Aspinal of London and Glamour magazine for the launch of the new Marylebone Collection! It started off with delicious, fresh juices from The Juicery pop-up at 108 Marylebone Hotel and canapés – avocado or smoked salmon on toast (yum!) and breakfast burritos. What!? No caffeine?
We had our mug shots taken then flitted around looking at the new collection that had been laid out around the room. Already loved by the likes of Pippa Middleton, the Marylebone Collection is a gorgeous mix of totes, clutches, purses & journals, handmade in nappa Italian calf leather. They even have this season’s ‘I.T. bag’ the Marylebone Tech Tote which will charge your phone and tablet! My personal favourite – the Marylebone Clutch in Poppy Pebble – an amazing, happy burst of colour when the days are grey and everyone’s wearing black.
After we’d had a chance to mingle, and ogle the arm candy, we were treated to a talk on street style by Ella Catliff of ‘La Petite Anglaise‘, Glamour’s Executive Fashion & Beauty Director Claudia Mahoney and TV presenter Angela Scanlon. The person who best embodied street style even won a bag from the new collection! No, it wasn’t me 🙁
But all was not lost, as we all left with London Fashion Week goodie bags! We got a lovely metallic, Aspinal of London coin purse, this month’s Glamour magazine and a Nails Inc. polish in Brook Street. It reminded me of getting party favours when leaving birthdays as a kid (although those goodie bags were filled with sweets, various choking hazards and plastic animals)… When did we suddenly stop getting goodie bags after going to parties and why is this amazingness only reserved for children?! I think I might have to bring it back at my next gathering…
After the event, we popped to the Aspinal store nearby and were treated to bubbly and Nails inc. manicures as we got a chance to shop the new collection. I’m so obsessed with the bright orangey/pink clutch that I even had my nails done in the same colour – Gel effect polish in Kensington Passage! All ready for summer now, thank you please.