Bonmarché’s Autumn/Winter collection has more than
a little va va voom
I’ve just had a petite peek into Bonmarché’s Autumn/Winter collection – on the front row of the catwalk – no less. It was an intimate affair held in a cool location in Leeds – Lamberts Yard – where we were lucky enough to be well fed and watered. Loved those petite avocado canapés, I think I managed to scoff more than my fair share and who can say no to a glass of prosecco.
There was even the opportunity to have a manicure and a bit of a make over thanks to the girls from Leeds College of Beauty.
And all this before the gaggle of fashion bloggers, my wonderful Mum – a true Bonmarché fan – and lil’ old me. We took our seats on the edge the hot pink carpet, while Dolly Parton played ‘Working 9-5’, and of course I could not help doing a little dance. We all waited with cameras poised while Adrian, one of the Bonmarché designers, explained where some of the inspiration came from for their new collections. Boho pastels, tribal graphics and ornamental glamour.
Oh my! Were there some great pieces with heaps of ‘va va voom’. Like this stylish jump suit and stunning long black coat, modelled by the not so petite blogger Mode of Style. Doesn’t she look fantastic!
The fabric and drop capped sleeve make this one piece very flattering and it looked quite expensive. But the slightly tapered leg, unless you’re handy with a needle and thread or want to spend extra on having it professionally altered, might make this a nono for petites, like me… Waiting, with baited breath for a petite version.
I have it on good authority that I may not have to wait too long either. But shhh!
Loving Queenbeady in this stunning red dress, a perfect Christmas Day dress. The detail on the waist is so flattering. I just love it.
(Okay, I’m sorry. I know it’s only July and I mentioned Christmas. But don’t forget, this is the Bonmarché Autumn/Winter collection. So, fingers crossed, I feel it’s forgivable).
Personally I would have liked this dress to be a little shorter, just on or above the knee, as I feel it’s more flattering when you’re short. Love love love the longer T-shirt length sleeve though. A BIG thumbs up! It’s not that I object to showing the tops of my arms, or I am self conscious about them but it’s so nice to find something that has sleeves as everything seems not to.
Another of my favourites was this long knitted jacket which, if I am honest, I cannot wait for it to be in their stores, as I may have buy it. It looks like a great comfy Autumn jacket, something to throw on and instantly look smart and effortlessly stylish. Com’n girls, what more do you want!
Although Bonmarché don’t yet do a petite range -wink wink nudge nudge – there were quite a few items that would work like this plaid shirt with tie back sleeves making it perfect for petites ensuring that your sleeves stay out of your soup.
All in all, I had a great night it was lovely to meet the designers and fellow bloggers and I wait with baited breath to see this collection in the stores.
Thanks guys I had a ball
Here’s a a glimpse at my fellow bloggers and a few more bits from the Bonmarché Autumn/Winter collection.
Bye for now