16 February 2012

Lipsy Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Spring is just around the corner (I hope!) and on Valentine's Day I was lucky enough to be invited to the Lipsy SS12 preview at Lipsy HQ.

We were treated to Pink Pigeon cocktails, summer snacks, and delicious Lipsy cake pops from Pop Kakery whilst we browsed the wonderful Spring/Summer collection which is due to be launched in the next few months. Before I get on to the clothes, I have to comment on the gorgeous Pink Pigeon bottles. They matched the Valentine's theme beautifully and have that sort of packaging that seems almost too pretty to throw away. One of the ladies from the company was at the event and told me about how, for every bottle of the rum (sourced from Mauritius) sold, an endangered Mauritian pink pigeon is saved. Cute or what?!

The first thing that caught my eye when I arrived were these fantastic gold wedges which are actually already available in stores and on the Lipsy website. I love shoes and I love glitter so I am very tempted to splurge on these sparkling beauties!

As amazing as some of the shoes were, it was the bright and girly day dresses that really impressed me. Whether you go for ditsy florals, bold patterns, satin or lace, the collection has got something for everyone. And if you liked the pastels and the bright block colours of SS11, then you won't be disappointed this year.

But although the likes of pastels and brights are back, the collection is far from boring. I couldn't help but notice the attention to detail on every piece. Beading, sequins, lace overlay, crochet - you name it, Lipsy have probably incorporated it somewhere, making every piece especially exciting.

And Lipsy haven't just excelled with their day wear but their evening wear too. They've brought us more of their tradition prom-style dresses as well as some figure-hugging (and of course well-embellished) bodycons perfect for a night out.

At Lipsy HQ, the lovely ladies from VIVO, FashionistA and MUA cosmetics were on hand doing our makeup, lashes and nails. Maria, Sharmin and I sat and chatted all things makeup with Zoe whilst Karla applied some dramatic VIVO lashes for me. I am a huge fan of VIVO (You can read my blusher/bronzer review here) but having never tried their lashes before, it was great to test them out. They didn't budge all day and I couldn't help but flutter them everytime I saw my reflection on the tube home!

With VIVO's Zoe and Karla and FashionistA nail painting in action

And it wasn't just us bloggers and journalists checking out the collection and being madeover. Jess Wright from The Only Way Is Essex also stopped by at Lipsy HQ, had a look at the dresses and had her hair styled by one of the HOB salon stylists!

All in all, a really enjoyable event, some gorgeous clothes and a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day. The collection will be gradually released online at www.lipsy.co.uk and in Lipsy stores from February through to May so keep your eyes peeled!


Ellie Burns said...

I looooove the blue lace dress! I'm on a hunt for a prom dress for the end of the year so I'm definitely going to have to take a peak in there- I never usually shop at Lipsy but this range looks gorgeous! xx

Emma Bromfield said...

Oooh get you eh Claire! Very posh ;) somebody's going up in the world! Looks like a beaut collection, if only money grew on trees :( xxx

Livy said...

Wow, I love that coral bustier!

thefashionfreak said...

@Ellie Burns - Ahh yesss, definitely have a look in one of the stores or on the website! Some of their dresses are gorgeouuusss!

@Emma Bromfield - Hehe! If only! I want every single dress I saw. Don't even get me started on the glittery wedges....

@Livy - Gorgeous isn't it?! Not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it though!

Claire xx

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