1. Khaki Army Jacket - £48, 2. Full feather skirt - £80, 3 Glitter Spike Hairband - £12.50, 4. Knitted Dip Dye Slubby Jumper - £38 5. Wattage Silver Metallic Wedges - £75Friday morning, slightly bleary eyed and cradling a bagel, I find myself making my way to Silverburn for the first time for the Topshop blogger event as part of Silverburn's Fashion Festival over the jubilee weekend. We're ushered in where there is a table laden with cakes (a bit early even for me) and drinks, with a rail featuring some of the stores picks from the new trends.
the featured 3 new trends -
Calypso - Print head to toe, tropical florals and scarf prints, loads of gold and loads of neon brights.
Belief - The festival collection, with loads of fringing and leopard print, knitwear, studs and aztec prints.
Pretty Military - lots of soft colours mixed with khakis and heavier pieces (studs, sequins and leather.)
While I may like to pretend I'm some sort of mistress of the dark, draped in black ALL THE TIME (not that far off the truth mind) I couldn't help cooing over the frosted pinks.Pink feather skirt - yes I can see me wearing that all the time. Ditto with the dip dye knit wear jumper. I've always been team BLACKGOLDEVERYTHING but Summer has me thinking pinks and silvers could be fun. Naturally anything with studs has me dying inside (a trend that shows no sign of letting up) and I found myself swooning for some staples I am lacking. A good khaki jacket and a faux leather jacket have been absent from my wardrobe for some time. With our £30 gift voucher from silverburn I put it towards a gorgeous collarless faux leather jacket. Now the idea of something collarless usually offends me but this guy won me over with its zip detailing and sweet price of £52.
I'd been feeling a bit jaded with old toppers for a while, but there are some pieces I really adored that were not offensively priced plus the Meadham Kirchhoff collab they have for Liz II's jubilee is all kinds of adorable. Frosted pink wigs, spice girls dance party and pink glitter popcorn is something we can all get on board with surely?
Went a bit mental in the flashpod with Ayden (because who doesn't love a wee photo booth) where you can instantly upload your pics online before heading over to Yo!Sushi for lunch (pumpkin korroke and miso soup could easily become staples of my diet forever.)
The Live Fashion Festival is loads of fun with the style lounge with personal shoppers from different stores with the seasons top looks, Rabbie Denim creating a pair of jeans live, LA Bartenders making some Highland Spring mocktails (elderflower, lime and mint - how quintessentially British) as well as a wee cheeky comp for the best dressed shopper to win a wee £500 shopping spree. Not too shabby.
If you're stuck for something to do over the Jubilee Weekend (among your street parties and pimms in the park) may I suggest a wee trip down to Silverburn. Looks like its going to be jam packed with stuff on and more than worth a shifty.
You can follow Silverburn via twitter or the old facebook for more info. I think I've finally found a reason to master the Glasgow buses.
Thanks again to Silverburn, Topshop and Yo!Sushi for having us, one of the loveliest mornings I've had in a while.