Forget Topshop and Mary Katrantzou or H&M and David Beckham, my favourite high street collaboration at the moment is Uniqlo and Laura Ashley. I was mega excited when I heard about it 1) because I love floral and Laura Ashley do it better than anyone else and 2) because Uniqlo is affordable and reliable. Tick and tick!
Along with goodness knows how many others I queued outside Uniqlo’s flagship store on Oxford Street with my print out invite from Stylist Magazine to shop the new collection with a fab 20% off. Even though I’d already indulged in one of the t-shirts already I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy more at a cheaper price!
The event had a vintage theme to it and was adorable in its set-up. Free cocktails were being circulated in unique vintage cups and saucers, served by girls in 1950s housewife get-up. So quaint and cute!
And keeping with the theme, TV chef and vintage darling Gizzi Erskine was DJing songs from back in the day to keep the atmosphere afloat.
But back to the clothes! The collection is a selection of t-shirts, tunics and scarves all in a variety of Laura Ashley floral patterns. So many beautiful patterns it was hard to keep myself to a limit!
I actually ended up buying a tunic dress that is the same pattern to the tshirt I already bought the other week but in a different colour palette because my style isn’t really delicate enough to pass off the ditsy, teensy flowers on some of the tops. And because it was 20% throughout the store for the night I also bought a bright blue polo shirt (which I can’t seem to find a picture of online) which I envisage wearing done all the way up and tucked into a pleated skirt. But we’ll see how that pans out once I try it on altogether! Here’s what I bought from the Laura Ashley range anyway (pics from the Uniqlo website):
Let me know if you’ve bought anything from the range, I’d like to know what everyone else is pairing their florals with!