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John Lewis A/W 2011

So here’s a selection of items from John Lewis’s A/W stock. It’s by no means exhaustive, being basically the items that caught my eye on the day! On our trip into the store the next day, I was blown away …

Mon, Jul 18, 2011, 16:00

   

So here’s a selection of items from John Lewis’s A/W stock. It’s by no means exhaustive, being basically the items that caught my eye on the day! On our trip into the store the next day, I was blown away by some of Bastyan‘s stock (especially by the fact that a pair of jeans in a size 12 were loose on me – minor miracle!) and their Whistles selection, which was huge.

Really great jewellery by Fiona Paxton – it was very Boardwalk Empire, so 1920s.

I think I might need this cuff, although whenever I say that my mother says I’m being a brat.

Gorgeous faux fur by Bastyan. You can’t really tell in this photograph (stupid flash), but it was really caramel in colour and it was the closest to real fur I’ve ever seen in a synthetic fabric.

This was just goooooorgeous. If I bought it I’d end up stroking it all day long! (Put that on a T-shirt and smoke it!) Again, it wasn’t as green-tinged as the flash would have you believe, and it was massive, just the way I like my handbags.

I’m always intrigued by the job of the set designer in a situation like this – in John Lewis’s case, it was all quite kooky. These clocks reminded me of that eery Dali painting, but I liked them.

(For perhaps some more exhaustive reviews, AnneMarie, Aideen, Angela and Liz were also in attendance!)