I was super excited to be invited to the House of Fraser AW16 Press Day, held at One Marylebone, a venue where I had previously attended the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.
There was home featured on the first floor, and fashion on the second floor. I started of on the first floor and absolutely loved all the interiors and products from brands such as BIBA, Shabby Chic, Linea, Dickins & Jones, Casa Couture and Gray & Willow, as well as others. They were all autumnal themed and seriously dreamy.
My favourite was the Global Artisan look book as the styles resonated with my African upbringing and I loved the crafted and contemporary products, with the bright prints.
The classy Casa Couture was brilliant with refined luxury, neutral colour schemes with pale shades of blush being the primary colours, and the sophisticated scheme.
The decor in the bedroom area was so dreamy, modern and full of statement pieces by Christiane Lemieux. It had that rich, luxe feel and I loved the interesting geometric prints and the contemporary look and feel.
On the opposite spectrum was BIBA Home, with dark dramatic colours and a different style of opulence, which I was also very drawn to.
In the Home section you had the opportunity to print a design on a tote bag, which I had great fun doing! I then ventured upstairs to have a look at the Fashion range. There was a juice bar, a braiding and hair styling bar and lots of amazing clothes and accessories on show, both for men and women.
I was drawn to both the colours and the styles of these handbags (must mention that handbags are my weakness) and the colours coming in are darker shades such as maroon, navy, olive/dark greens and greys.
Great products and colours coming out in Autumn and can’t wait to spruce up my home with some of the home products when they hit the stores.
To check out House of Fraser, go to: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk