Laura Ashley A/W 2012 press event

navy, tan, red wine, plum, dusky pink, charcoal grey, and metallics are just a handful of colours that appeared on the rails of the Laura Ashley press event for this autumn/winter. i was lucky to be invited to this lovely event at the factory in soho last week. i was greeted with plenty of warm teas in vintage teacups and saucers, which was perfect what with the extremely autumnal-like weather outside. how fitting.
some of my favourite pieces were the navy cape with tan buckles, the soft chunky knits teamed with soft chiffon maxi skirts, the tanned brogues and loafers with tassels, the little leather satchels, the patterned chiffon shirts- including the dusky pink with tiny black polka dots (which was my ultimate favourite).
the main focus throughout were the simple and stylish shapes which i fell in love with. the simple pieces all had something beyond simple about them. a row of tiny buttons on the cuff, trimmings of lace, a pretty print of greyhounds or feathers or dots or birds, different collar shapes. they were all beautiful. i cannot wait until autumn arrives... though we're still waiting for our summer.


  1. I had no idea Laura Ashley did clothing, oops! I've seen her bedding in the states! The clothing looks lovely and I adore those shoes! xx

  2. That last dress is so pretty <3 I'm not sure I could afford any Laura Ashley clothes, but they are super lovely xx

  3. Darling clothes, you make them sound even more delectable and pretty Charlotte! :) I love popping in to Laura Ashley, I usually treat myself to a candle or some tea. I wish summer would show its face, I know it's here summer hiding behind those fluffy marshmallow clouds! Gorgeous photos! <3 xx

  4. I don't pay too much attention to LA's clothing. I think I will in future, some of this stuff is lovely :) hope you're well missy xx

  5. I can't believe I didn't realise that Laura Ashley does clothes, I thought it was just homeware :| Where have I been? Under a rock obviously! But I love everything i have seen here! So lucky xx


  6. every time I walk into Laura Ashley all I see is frump (& beautiful wallpaper!) but I love everything there, maybe a turning point for the brand (sure is different from the party frocks me mam used to dress me in when I was little!!)


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