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House of Fraser AW14 Press Preview


I do love the start of a new season and my chance to nosy through House Of Fraser Belfast's new offerings featuring brands such as Biba, Linea, Pied-a-Terre, Mary Portas, Untold, Vince Camuto & Label Lab. With the clothes featured here due in store in the next 6 week it really gives you a chance to plan your wish list!
As always I love a good print. You may not always be a fan of every print but there's definitely a print for everyone and they add a bit of diversity to otherwise boring recurring trends.
I'm a texture obsessive so beads, lace, pleats just please me.
Speaking of texture. Not only is this Biba blazer shining amongst the art deco/metallic print trends, it's also quilted! Apparently quilted pieces are going to be quite popular so keep an eye out. 
Statement necklines, 70s glam prints, chain mail effect & peekaboo hens are a healthy sign that Christmas party season is nearing.

I may not be able to wear a dropped hem myself but you can pretend it's not pretty. And the Gatsby effect proves to be long lasting.
New Danish jewellery brand Dyrberg/Kern stand out in the accessory department. Drooling.
And of course a Benefit are once again on to a winner with their new Christmas sets. At just over £30 for 6x 5g powders (a solo is 8g for only a few pounds less) I need this blush/bronze set. I definitely need it!
My mug because I really love my fringe right now. And why not?!

Thank you to Mark and the team for the evening, it was wonderful as always!

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