After the lights went on!
I left the library at 7pm with a gorgeous brand new book which I'd cunningly reserved, Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, if you haven't got a book on your Christmas list then make it this one! I didn't get my Vogue H&M Comme De Garcon invite so instead I skipped to Reiss who tempted me with a 20% off purchase and a glass of champagne. I'd been converting a black patent belt and lost all will power and raided my purse to buy it saving £14, if you add the cost of a glass of champagne at £7 I felt I done good! The belt is beautiful and very extravagant at £69 given I'm a student but it will dress up all my items and save me heaps!
Then no sooner had I left the bright lights of the West End last night I was back bright and early to take a client shopping. I gave the Comme De Garcon collection the once over. Now with the exception of one jacket, a shirt and their signature flat pumps I was not impressed. The polka dot gave me Johnny Boden and middle England shudders down my spine and the material is quite frankly tat. Sorry, low grade. The injection of design is offset by quite nasty material.
I really liked this wool jacket at £69.99 it has holes under the armpits. The wool isn't a good grade but the design is fab on this item.
They'd produced two white shirts this one with peter pan collar and another with lovely ruffles on the cuff. My client and I had a coffee and popped in at 10:30am and I made her buy the pointy collar shirt with ruffled cuffs which at £35 was good value despite the cheapo polyester material.
I do like designer collaborations as it always creates a buzz and injects something to the high street but I just can't stomach the lower grade material used. I'd rather it was priced slightly higher and had a better grade of cloth.