I'm not gonna lie. I've been tardy this week. I attended the F&F at Tesco press day last Tuesday. LAST TUESDAY. Damn it. Still, better late than never, eh? (does that phrase actually make anyone, anyone feel better. Thought not).
Ok, enough rambling. On to the show. Approaching the Oxo Tower from the banks of the Thames where the wind was briskly swirling around my being, we scaled the stairs and were transported into the wonderful land of F&F. Moving from one rail to another we took in the tribal-inspired range with its geometric and animal prints, and imagined we too could do safari-chic as well as Meryl Streep in Out of Africa.
Next, the Great Gatsby collection. A whirlwind of romantic pieces inspired by the 20s and 30s, brimming with ruffles and lace. Think pretty blouses and printed tea dresses. A big hit.
And so followed the modern graphic pieces which sat alongside the 80s inspired bold clashing colours. One should never be afraid of colours again.
I was impressed. Super impressed. The price points are incredibly low, most certainly affordable, but they haven't scrimped on the quality of the material. These are very, very good value for money pieces. They are on-trend but not fashiony, taking inspiration from the catwalk, but without being a slave. And many, i'm sure, will become firm wardrobe staples. Think New Look (but slightly classier) for the woman in her mid-20s and up.
Good work F&F. I'll be seeing you very soon.
|Block colours with a side pleat. Spot on.|
|This tropical number with the 70s neck-tie would be perfect for strolling along the beach. Preferably in the Caribbean.|
|Cute sleeveless blouses are ideal teamed with skinny jeans and brogues.|
|Ah the de rigour photo booth. An essential component of any shindig in my humble opinion.|
|My fave skirt, from the tribal collection. Add some heeled loafers, a cream shirt, fitted cardigan, handbag placed in the crook of your arm, and some glasses. Office chic right there ladies.|
|If you're looking for great office pieces, you've come to the right place|
|Vintage sunnies, yes please.|
|Gatsby flapper. Charleston, here we come.|
|Love, love, love this sunny polka dot dress.|
|Neutral woven clutch. Want!|
|Colour me happy jeans.|