New season Mint Velvet Jewellery and accessories
The Mint Velvet designers chatting with fashion bloggers
Last night’s Mint Velvet bloggers event was a storming success. We got to chat with the designers, check out the new winter season clothes and accessories whilst enjoying some baked goodies and specially blended teas.
The de-licious homemade cakes at L’Amour Encore Cafe
Viewing the collection reiterated to me that this is a label that designs clothes for real and stylish women. And when I say real, I mean the kind of woman who enjoys catwalk trends but also likes pieces that are easy to wear and are easy to style. CLICK HERE to read my previous post about Mint Velvet.
With a variety of textures (from suede to stretch cotton), figure flattering body con dresses, cosy chunky cardigans and a fantastic selection of outerwear, you are sure to discover a conversation starting piece here, as well as plenty of quality wardrobe essentials. Speaking with the design director Jane, she told me that people are surprised that they can buy such luxury items at reasonable prices. I am after their black asymetric bandage dress for an upcoming wedding. Priced at £95, this fits in with the top end of the high street prices, and you are less likely to see someone else wearing it – given the boutique style ethos of the company.
You will find Mint Velvet in House of Fraser stores countrywide as well as two stand alone Mint Velvet stores in Chichester and Windsor. Lucky for me my sister is moving to Windsor this month! Check the website for full details of store locations.
One of my favourite pieces – leather aviator jacket, £175 (available end Sept/beg Oct)
Lucky me got to take home this gorgeous necklace and floaty top. You can buy the top online, just click on the link below the image…
Thanks to Beth for the invite, Jane for discussing her designs with me and to Julia for helping me take pictures!
L’Amour Encore Cafe, is on Woodstock Street, just a couple of streets from Bond Street tube. An absolute stellar find, away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. The homemade cakes included toffee profiteroles with a caramelised topping, chocolate brownies and fruit rolls. I tried a rose and prosecco tea – A-ma-zing!