“Blink” Retail: Christmas SOS from Warehouse

This has to be my favourite Christmas campaign. I spotted it on Friday as the Warehouse team installed a screen in the Argyll Street store window. Yes, it all feels somewhat familiar!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAj0MQYHzBo

The video features a tongue in cheek take on the morning after the office party, working a sweaty palm inducing variation on the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. After all those cringe-worthy moments, we see the heroine of the piece return to glory as she emerges refreshed and revived in a new get up, delivered in an amazing 90 minutes through Warehouse’s fabulous super fast service.

Alongside this great video campaign, there’s also a competition to win the ultimate party survival kit. Just have a look here at Warehouse’s Facebook page.

Warehouse Christmas SOS competition

Warehouse Christmas SOS competition

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“Blink” Retail: Leather + Studs = Fashion Joy!

So, we have already featured lots of great black leather and leather inspired looks this morning. This afternoon, we look at another leather based look, and this one takes things a little tougher…

The favourite option for instantly updating the leather jacket seems to be smothering it in a generous scattering of studs. The more the better! Looking like a great way to drive the now core Biker style forward, but we have also been loving studs on denim and plaid shirts, denim shorts, camo jackets and of course, accessories.

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Primark

Primark

Topshop

Topshop

Warehouse

Warehouse

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“Blink” Print: Go Global

We are really keen on the new global traveller mood coming through as the Summer deliveries start to drop. Paisleys have already been centre stage thanks to the spotlight on pyjama inspired looks (another thanks to Stella McCartney for that) and this has extended to incorporate ikat and tile inspired designs too. Whether intricate and complex or simplified and bold, we really like where this is heading.

Burberry

Burberry

Dolly Dare

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Warehouse

Warehouse

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela

New Look

New Look

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“Blink” Retail: LBD’s

As it’s party season, we’re being utterly spoilt by some stunning frocks out on the high street right now. The classic choice is, of course, the little black dress, and here are some of our favourites. From high end to mass market, this has got to be the fashion equivalent of a ‘sure thing’. These don’t look faddy, but they are all fashion relevant. Tempting enough to make you feel like you would really be missing out if you didn’t make a purchase, but with the longevity to be one of those things you could pull out of your wardrobe for season’s to come without feeling too out of step with the fashion moment.

Zara

All Saints

Prada

Warehouse

Reiss

River Island

BCBG. OK, we know this isn't a dress but still...

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Pattern- Blooming Autumn

We love flowers, especially being given them! But when a bouquet isn’t forthcoming, we’ll settle with wearing beautiful blooms instead. As the Autumn collections drop in earnest, florals are taking on a moodier look. The featured designs all have a certain intensity about them. The sooty, painterly look is great, but we particularly like the designs using bolder colour combinations. Black is the continuity shade, worked as a great backdrop or colour heightening highlight.

Our gifted “Blink” contributor, Sarah, spotted this cool girl in East London, and we thought she was a perfect addition to this print oriented post. The colour palette and pattern of her skirt looks really effective back to simple black. Don’t miss those great checked shoes too.

Click here for more on print and pattern, and don’t forget that we produce a brilliant monthly ‘Print’ report if you’re looking for more inspiration.

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Topshop

Topshop

Marshmallow Mountain, vintage

Marshmallow Mountain, vintage

TRF

TRF

Warehouse

Warehouse