Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Press Day: Matalan S/S12

The prize for the prettiest press showcase this season has to go to Matalan. Who would not like to wonder into a showroom full of pretty pastels, fresh flowers and scented by Diptyque candles while you're serves mini canap├ęs and cakes, fresh lemonade and tea in delicate china cups?!
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I totally forgot to mention the bunches of balloons and the carousel horse, didn't I?!
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I love this thick knit light summer jumper. It reminded me of this cream one my mother used to wear in the summer for years until it got too tatty and my father  and I made her throw it away!
A much as I loved these 'Sorbet' shades, I was starting to get a little worried. They are lovely to look at, but we all know I'm a dark colour kind of girl!
Oh, good! The Primitive collection was much more up my street!
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I don't really go in for prints, but I really liked this dress, maybe because the print was so clean and simple, and not too repetitive and busy?
Some of the bags were lovely and perfectly on trend - great if you like to regularly change your handbag so don't want to splash out on a designer piece.
Chloe-esque bright leather tote bags get me very excited.
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Their home collections were my favourite part of the showcase. They made me wish I had my own place to decorate!
My favourite collection was the nautical one. I love the whole by the seaside feel of it, reminded me of being in a exceptionally well decorated beach house!
I love these glass bottles. They use them quite regularly in lots of different resturants to serve the table water in my are of France.
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Their patio collection got me excited for summer again, always my favourite season - is it bad I'm already looking forward to sitting outside with a glass of wine an a good book in France while I wait for my Dad to hurry up with the barbecue when it is only November?!
I loved the goldfish and the shellfish on these plates - perfect for a picnic!


  1. Bravo Matalan! This all looks gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  2. I'll admit, I haven't seen a good summer in about 3 years so I'm with you. I'm anxious to have the summer months back again, a chance at warm sun, good wine, and relaxing with the family. I love some of these home decor touches. Do you have any other recommendations where I can find mustard or orange throw pillows?

  3. I don't know, off the top of my head Primark maybe?

  4. This looks like an amazing press day! I love the look of everything on the 'sorbet' rail.
    I can't believe S/S collections are starting to come out already, it barely feels like winter has started yet!

  5. wow this looks amazing! xxx

  6. Laura__stephenson16 November 2011 at 20:14

    this all looks sooo pretty! <3

  7. Celia Monday Receptionist16 November 2011 at 21:06

    It all looks SO gorgeous - loving the carousel horse mostly!

  8. I loved the Matalan press day. Fell in love with the Sorbet range.

  9. The whole set up is so gorgeous and im so happy sorbets are going to be in season, definetly a trend ill be wearing.
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  10. Looked like a great press day. I like how the wooden crates have been used as display boxes...

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  11. what an amazing event! you covered it soo well too x and Diptyque candles! sighhhhh x

  12. Looks like it was fun.. Loving those goldfish plates too!

  13. Oh my, the British events are always so beautifully presented.

  14. I was so sad I never made it to Matalan this season - they are always one of my favourite press days! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos though - I am really looking forward to these gorgeous things when they come into the shops!

  15. Wow Matalan are very impressive! They seem to up their game every year! Loving this stuff xx :o)

  16. I love the row of chairs with the balloons and handbags on them, so pretty!