If I remember rightly, the very first blog-related event I was invited to was the Boden AW12 press day. The brand was fairly new to me and opinions online (really, where else would I look for info on it?) had the brand pigeon-holed as being for yummy mummies only – but I liked what I saw so I popped along one drizzly evening after work. I absolutely loved it and I’ve been a Boden fan ever since.
Since I took a blogging break I’ve not done the press event circuit for a while, and these days I’m pickier about what I attend so I don’t burn out again: it might sound like a first world problem, and it is, but blogging alongside a full-time job can soon take the fun out of things. However, when a Boden press day invitation popped into my inbox I was all in.
The theme of the event was “the glamour of travel” and the venue had been turned into a 1960s-style airport, complete with ‘cabin crew’ and a revolving luggage carousel. My favourite details were the vintage travel magazines and retro suitcases, which I have a bit of a thing for, and a personal highlight was getting to meet Liberty London Girl’s teeny tiny sausage dog, Lettice (I might have threatened to steal her).
There were so many beautiful pieces: the Trench Skirt, Striped Boyfriend Shirt and Carrie Coat are at the top of my list. Below is a wishlist of my favourite AW15 pieces – all available online now! It’s possible that I’ve treated myself to the incredibly cute bus bag (and wore it to the press day like a true obsessed fan…).