Monsoon & Accessorize Press Day - Part 1

The other week I had the privilege of attending the Monsoon/Accessorize Autumn/Winter 2011 press day. Being a cheapskate broke & not wanting to further infringe upon Sophie's weekend away, the time between my arrival train & departing one was under 3 hours! Considering we didn't know where we were going it was a close call but with a bit of running through tube stations & up escalators, I made it! Mission accomplished.

Enough of my woefully tragic James Bond escapades and onto the good stuff. Due to being in London anyway for a cheeky little trip, Sophie agreed to be my +1 & navigated us through the London underground. After getting lost, harassing bus drivers & quite possibly interrupting Amy's meeting, we finally spotted the building! ...Then promptly got lost again & ended up trawling through the ghetto & a building site trying to find out how to actually get to it. Thankfully no fences had to be jumped but considering the sunshine & my outfit choice, when we finally arrived we were a sweaty mess flustered to say the least.

I've never seen anything quite like it. The building itself is reminiscent of an airport with huge floor to ceiling windows & fit men in fancy suits. The Monsoon/Accessorize foyer hosts a little truck & a darling carousel which I was more than tempted to have a go on! I adored the rich colours and attention to detail as well as the combination of trends. My favourite piece was a gorgeous black dress with cut out detailing but the luxe knitwear was gorgeous & the whole thing was set out like a fashion forest complete with giant reindeer. I feel like I could ramble for days about the lush set-up & even lusher wait staff but I'll shut up & let the pictures do the talking:

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21 comments:

  1. tres classe je trouve

    bon w end ;O)

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  2. The cobalt blue lace dress in photo 1 and the teal one shoulder dress in photo 5 look stunning.

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  3. So, this is typical me, but the shot with the mannequins and sparkly letters, I honestly thought said 'farty', I then realised it was 'party'! D'oh! Glad u had fun!

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  4. you forgot to mention the freebies! Ahhh AMAZING PR day, need to do my post now! xx

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  5. your photographs of the event are beautiful! i adore all of the deep reds and browns that will be appearing again this autumn/winter :) x

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  6. This looks amazing. I love the lace blue dress, similar to the topshop one i've been trying to track down! Thank you for posting this. x

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  7. Amazing pics! looks like you had a great day. Your goody bag was amazing xx

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  8. That first spotty top and skirt combo is GORGEOUS!

    Maria xxx

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  9. Oh my goodness I need everything, I actually adore it!!! Wow. Fantastic photos.

    xoxo

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  10. Ohh it looks wonderful, I'm loving the amount of black dresses i can see. :]
    xxxx

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  11. Amazing photos! I love that blue lace dress in the first photo :)

    xx

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  12. love this! looks like monsoon will be one to look out for this year :)

    half the world away.

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  13. that cobalt blue lace dress with the slip looks soooo pretty and so does the one shoulder tie-die blue/black/white/grey frill one shoulder BUT THERE ARE ALSO 2 MORE BLACK DRESSES i'm eyeing: the one with the furr rimmed long sleeves in a batwing stile and the one shoulder dress which looks like it has an explosion of a firework spreading over the shoulder (just my type) but also the glittery gold dress looks nice OH EVERYTHING LOOKS SO NICE. god dammit. love your blog, check out mine @ watermelonraindropx.blogspot.com

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  14. oooooooooh very fancy!!
    I love that blue lace dress.
    I'm not a fan of summer clothes at all, I'm always in black tights and a cardi so I loved seeing these.
    Hot wait staff ey? sounds good xx

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  15. Aaaaah, too many gorgeous things in one room!

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  16. Gah! Why must I be so broke at the moment? I love this collection!

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  17. I am soo jealous, its looked like a fabulous event and all those clothes look gorgeous! PS glad I'm not the only person that needs a +one to navigate the tube system. xx

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  18. love your photos, looks like they've got a lot of good stuff in store, there's a lot of pretty things to take in in your pictures alone! x

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  19. ohhhh and to this part too dear!!!
    absolutely following honey the blog posts are so beaute <3

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  20. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    http://iwannabefierce.blogspot.com/

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