Peter Pilotto for Kipling

I fell in love with Peter Pilotto as soon as I laid eyes on their first collection....can't say the same about Kipling (I just don't get what's up with the monkey?!). So naturally I was a bit skeptical about the two collaborating to create a new bag range. However I was pleasantly surprised when I attended their presentation on Tuesday evening. The bags were fun, practical and on-trend - I would happily carry around my stylist kit or laptop in one of them. Kipling's new leather range wasn't too bad either!

The collection will consist of 11 bags and 5 accessories in Pilotto's strong trade mark galaxy and machine prints. The inspiration and idea behind the prints was "an intergalactic traveller, a sort of otherworldly nomad who is exploring and discovering". The collection will be exclusively available to buy at Selfridges beginning of September and then from the 3rd week of the month at Kipling stores and online. Kipling and Peter Pilotto are already working together on their SS11 collaboration. I won't lie, Im looking forward to it - furry monkeys and all!


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Jacques Townhouse Soiree

When I caught wind of that my style icon Sophie Ellis Bextor and the equally stylish interior designer (and creator of 40Winks Hotel) David Carter have curated a girly pop-up boutique hotel for Jacques cider, obviously my curiosity got the best of me.

I went on Tuesday evening and in the space of an hour and half I was treated to free cupcakes, two drink tokens to try out the two different flavours of Jacques, (a bit of a  lame) tarot card reading and my favourite bit - the dress up room and photoshoot! The "stylist" was a bit awful (I ended up styling myself) and the photographer was a bit weird but hey all good fun! You could also get a make-over, false lashes and all at the Benefit counter (and get 10% off if you brought any products on the night).

What really impressed me though was the ridiculously cute and girly little knick knacks and decorations. I'll admit I was tempted to take a few "souvenirs"....decided on getting my friend to take a few pictures instead. So the last few photos were taken by Leonie and hey what do you know? She also has a blog! Besides I got a goodie bag with a few mags and a bottle of Jacques cider at the end of the night.