20/07/2012

A Night at The Francis










 Dress - Aubin&Wills
Shoes - New Look
Bag - Warehouse

Well here is my other Aubin & Wills dress and what a function for its debut, The Francis Hotel launch party in Bath. I have to say the pure silk felt beautiful and I just love the burnt orange colour with the white peter pan collar. It felt traditional and elegant (Just the dress for sipping Earl Grey tea accompanied with cucumber sandwiches). I teamed it with my tan New Look wedges (Which you don't see me out of at the moment.) and my dark green Warehouse Chanel-esque handbag.

The Francis Hotel in Bath is now part of the MGallery Collection by Accor and the transformation is outstanding. The interior design is rich and elegant with eye catching eclectic touches. This in no way takes away the traditional Regency feel of the hotel, but compliments it beautifully. Surrounded by luxurious velvet and silk fabrics, bold elegant prints; little did I know that it was such an ideal setting for wearing my silk dress.

If you haven't already seen the transformation, get your pretty dresses on and go and visit The Francis, right in the heart of Bath. Treat yourself to a chic afternoon tea in the glamorous drawing room, experience an exquisite meal at the famous Raymond Blanc's Brasserie Blanc or simply relax with a cocktail in the lounge. If you are lucky enough to stay at The Francis check out the paintings in your room, I will say no more ;-)

Thanks to the Francis Hotel and Megan Dacey @ Grayling. Also to Aubin & Wills for such an elegant dress to wear. A traditional dress in a traditional setting :-)

Christina x

08/07/2012

Rain Rain Go Away



































Dress - Aubin & Wills
Raincoat - H&M
Wedges - New Look
Ring - Topshop

I am writing this blog while the sunshine is beaming through the window. Oh well, I thought I would be waiting forever to shoot these photos if I waited for the sun to come out, so I went ahead and did it in the pouring rain yesterday. Still clinging to the Jubilee celebrations and still attracted to the red, white and blue colours, I love this nautical striped dress, courtesy of Aubin & Wills. Stripes are still big this summer and were unmissable on the spring/summer catwalk. I love the elasticated waist and the dropped pockets and most of all how versatile it is. In my shots I have teamed it with my H&M raincoat and New Look wedges but pair it with a blue blazer and killer heals for a smart occasion or wear it with a pair of white pumps or flip flops for a picnic in the park or a trip to the great British seaside. I wouldn't usually feel the need to mention the comfort factor of an item of clothing but this dress is 100% cotton and so soft.
So if you haven't discovered Aubin & Wills already go check them out today for that classic 'Best of British' style and you will be hooked like me.
Have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy the tennis!

Happy Shopping!
Christina x

02/07/2012

The Best of British!






Through the sunshine and clouds Aubin & Wills gave us a quintessentially British summer event on Thursday evening. They definitely brightened up my summertime with a warm welcome filled with delights. After browsing their inspiring summer collection at Kilver Court we headed to the movie theatre where we sipped pimms among the Aubin & Wills tartan blankets and waited for the screening of the classic Brit flic ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ to start. Could it get anymore British? With union jack bunting and cupcakes I was in my element, it was the jubilee celebrations all over again.
I visited Aubin & Wills when the designer outlets had not long opened at Kilver Court and it caught my eye then. If you didn’t know already, they are the sister company of Jack Wills which will also be opening an outlet at Kilver Court this month. A little more grown up than Jack Wills, their clothes are also the best of British and very much my sort of style. The branding really is ‘second to none’, with their distinct Fox logo which you could never forget and their traditional style bags, which are a work of art in themselves.
Since my jubilee blog, I am still attracted to the jubilee colours. There are no shortage of Jubilee colours at Aubin & Wills. I was immediately drawn to their red a blue stripes, especially their nautical style elasticated waist dress. I also love their silk collection of shirts and dresses. Their essentials are also of the highest quality. I don’t want to divulge too much because I want to style my Aubin & Wills dresses in my next blog but I just wanted to give you a little taste of what’s to come.
I just want to say a big, big thank you to Aubin & Wills for inviting me to such a lovely event, I came home with a spring in my step and feeling ultimately patriotic and proud to be British. To know we have a British clothing brand with such style and mark of quality is very exciting. Once you experience their clothes you really will be hooked.
Go to Kilver Court as soon as you can and look out for the Fox! You will know you are at Aubin and Wills. Give yourself time to shop and soak in the British Kilver Court atmosphere for a fabulous day out. Also don’t miss future Aubin and Wills events including their very own Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch, London!
Writing about it…..I just can’t wait to go back!
Christina x