The autumn / winter 2013 press days are in full swing at the moment and though I must have been invited to half of them, alas not only have I had a nasty case of the flu, I also started a brand new job last week, which has kept my bum firmly planted inside and away from the showrooms.
Though I'm sad not to be seeing some of the new collections in person I realised today I'm potentially saving myself a fortune. Looking back at the Spring / Summer press days and counting up the number of pieces I've already bought is making me feel *almost* glad I have the flu. Case is point is the white dot shirt from Selected Femme which is currently "out for delivery". Or how about the fact I've spent the past two Saturday's in Mango lying in wait for a boulche jacket to drop. I may as well go set up a bunk bed in the changing room I want so many of their pieces coming out this year...
With this in mind I've taken a little trip down memory lane and counted down my favourite press days from spring / summer 2013 below. There's still plenty to get inspired by, and still time to start shopping of course! Just click on the image to go to the full press day round-up.
The Mango Press Day top 5 buys:
Suede high tops
Coachella-ready denim shots and jacket
Nude point toe shoes
Bright orange blazer
"Two key themes emerged this season from the mind of DAY's founder Keld Mikkelsen - "Orientalism" and "White Stuff". Both looks blend ethnic craftsmanship the label is known for with a modern take on classics." Top buy: Indian embroidered tunic.
By Malene Birger celebrated turning 10 with the 'Celebration' collection of classic brand pieces, reinvented in new colour ways for Spring. Top Buy: Cream leather studded jacket
Cashmere brand Crumpet looked cooler than ever this season with tie-dye and dip-dye prints in pink, blue and green alongside classic leopard. Top buy: Paisley shirt dress with stud collar.
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