Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Swan-derful.......

Oh I know, I get worse with the titles, stick with it though, its totally worth it, much prettiness to follow.....

Last week I was lucky enough to receive an invite from the lovely folk at Evans to a blogger preview of the highly anticipated "Swan" collection by esteemed designers Clements Ribeiro.

I had seen some of the prints on line and was very excited about the vintage feel, as some of you may know I love a bit of vintage styling so my appetite was whetted suitably by what I'd seen, by the time I'd got to London yesterday I was chomping at the bit!!

A riot of print....
Image courtesy of
EVANS
0845 121 4516
www.evans.co.uk


Now, I have a confession to make. I haven't shopped with Evans for quite some time, as the plus size market place (slowly) grows, and there have been more options, I've just not found Evans exciting enough, I'm hoping that this collaboration will be the start of a more fashion forward Evans and make it somewhere I want to frequent on a more regular basis....

Prior to the event I met up with Rosie, Joanna, Amy and Naomi, we headed over to the Arcadia offices where we were taken up to see the collection.

First impressions.... I was blown away by the vintage detailing, vibrant prints and variety of pieces, shapes and styles.



We we're given the opportunity to try the pieces on, and I'm not one to turn down a dress up session, so off I toddled. The first piece I tried on was the red beaded detail dress....

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EVANS
0845 121 4516
www.evans.co.uk


I'll be completely honest, the fit on me was awful, the top half was too baggy, it was too tight on the hips and was not flattering, the sample sizes were available in a 16 and 24, I would not have got this over my hips had it been in my usual 22, this is not to say it wouldn't look great on a different shape. Just not mine.

Next on was one of the most beautiful things I've ever had on, and if they'd have had it in my size they may have had to call security because I would have run down those stairs so fast and out of that building with it! 

Security, Security... We've got a runner.....


The black cutwork dress is a very similar fit to the heart print dress and was equally beautiful....

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EVANS
0845 121 4516
www.evans.co.uk

It was also great to see separates, the tapered trouser in gorgeous prints would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe, dress up with chunky heels, sheer top and statement jewellery, dress down with sandals and vest...

Image courtesy of
EVANS
0845 121 4516
www.evans.co.uk

Please excuse my rubbish photography....... just some of the things that caught my eye......






If you like what you see the collection is available exclusively on line at www.evans.co.uk from Saturday 31st March and available in the following UK stores from Monday 2nd April.... Marble Arch, Bluewater, Lakeside, Metro Gateshead, Meadowhall, Trafford, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, and internationally at Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE.

Available in the usual Evans size range of 14-32, Clements Ribeiro worked closely with the Evans fitting team to ensure that the range ran true to usual Evans sizing, so if you're a 26 in Evans, you will be in this range too.

I had such a fun time, its always nice to meet up with fellow bloggers and especially nice when you get to fawn over pretty clothes...oh yeh and eat macaroons! 

3 comments:

  1. Soo pretty! I might have to have a sneaky trip to the Metro Centre next week, and hope they've not sold out so I can at least try these lovely things on xx

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  2. Oh you look fabulous in the dress. I hope the site doesn't crash on Saturday. Must.make.a.purchase. xXx

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