Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

The Season Of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

October 10, 2011 - 12:56 pm 1,006 Comments

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

It certainly is as Keats described here in Berkshire today – we will certainly be wrapping up warm to venture out later on with ‘the Chairman and Board’.
We were reminded of this great campaign from White Stuff. We may not go as far as wearing a
tea-cosy on our head yet – but will bear it in mind as the dark, winter nights draw in further!

White Stuff, A/W 2011 - Wear a tea cosy!

White Stuff, A/W 2011 - Wear a tea cosy!

London Fashion Week – Invitations

September 20, 2011 - 11:51 am No Comments

It’s London Fashion Week – Gecko’s sticky feet started their days in the glamorous world of the fashion business, so we always have an interest… sadly we don’t receive invites, but it seems Stylist Mag does!

Their review of the invitations is interesting – some of the invites are definitely better conceived than the garments on the catwalk!

Gecko’s personal choice? We love the Clements Ribeiro invitation.

Vintage launches Westfield Stratford

September 19, 2011 - 1:54 pm 1,024 Comments

Gecko, loves the fact that everything ‘vintage’ is very of the moment right now – with Downton Abbey, the House of Elliot, The Hour, Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes, Mad Men, and more there’s been no end to the fabulous fashions to watch on the TV.

Last week Westfield, Stratford, London launched and it took the vintage theme for its great video on youtube – which of course gained masses of editorial
Watch for yourself…

Celebrating Hobbs 30th Birthday!

September 14, 2011 - 4:14 pm No Comments
Hobbs Oxford

Hobbs Oxford

Yesterday Gecko went to Oxford – not to admire the Dreaming Spires of Oxford, but for the exclusive launch of the, vintage inspired, 30th anniversary collection at the Hobbs store, as a guests of Hobbs’ lovely marketing ladies.

Freixenet Sponsored the fizz

Freixenet Sponsored the fizz

Freixenet sponsored Hobbs events in 72 of its stores nationwide – which is part of an ongoing partnership that has worked well for each brand. We had a lovely time, the team there are great and the collection for autumn/ winter 2011 to mark the 30th Birthday is fabulous! Lots of vintage inspired pieces from Jackie O neat suits and cute 60s styled a-line dresses to funky leopard print platforms and sexy Emma Peel boots… and some great prints.

We wandered around the store with the other guests (30 at most per store) tried on some clothes and loved all the shoes – there was a raffle to win a pair of shoes at 1981 prices which was very exciting!! And, we were of course treated to a glass or two of Freixenet bubbly – which the other shoppers enjoyed as well! And we left with a goodie bag too.

Shoes, shopping and fizz!

Shoes, shopping and fizz!

A lovely way to spend a Tuesday evening – with thanks to the team at Hobbs!