Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Liberty Love...


For a start, let me just say that 5.30am is not a time that really exists in my world.
Gone are the days of my 'sensible office job' which required early awakening, and to be honest, I rarely crawl home in the wee hours anymore either. 
So should you want to find me at that time, best bet is that I'm enveloped in my duvet!

However, always up for a change of pace - I quite willingly arose at the ungodly hour a fortnight ago, to venture on a commuter train to London, with one dreamy destination in mind! 


I had been invited to Liberty, for a scarf styling breakfast, where over nibbles of fresh fruit, pastries and coffee we were going to be taught everything we wanted to know about their iconic silk scarves!

I woke up bleary-eyed, but a woman on a mission! Pulling together an outfit of H&M tights, an eBay paisley dress and favourite Topshop brogues, I was out of the door in about fifteen minutes flat...


And packed in my ever trusty vanity case, all essentials for a day of blogging. I have to say, it felt wonderful to have a day solely dedicated to Yours Truly!



And although she features in the photos below, now would be a great time to say that I had the pleasure of meeting Kristabel of 'I Want You To Know' (as well as the lovely Camilla of 'Into The Fold'!)

Kristabel very kindly took these outfit photos for me. It was wonderfully deserted when we started to snap, then every man and his dog decided to appear! Typical eh? Thanks Kristabel!


Back to the scarves! For those of you who don't know, I actually specialised in Print Design during my fashion degree, and have always adored the insanely beautiful prints that Liberty create.


With that in mind, I was delighted to meet this lovely chap, who designs the Liberty scarves! He has full access to the archives at the click of a button and was able to talk us through the varying prints and how he develops and tweaks them to keep them fresh each season.
The print geek in me was practically frothing at the mouth as we talked through his creative restraints with regards to Liberty's heritage.
Now there's a dream job!



Myself, Kristabel and Camilla with our first attempts at scarf styling...



There were several scarf 'specialists' on hand to talk us through the scarves, and show us varying ways of styling them. 
Not only was I delighted to be playing freely with the expensive silky beauties, but I was amazed by the stylists knowledge and enthusiasm for their work.


What this wonderful lady didn't know about scarves, seemingly wasn't worth knowing! Drawing her inspiration from all corners of the globe, her passion was infectious!



Swoon...


A cheeky pose with my stylist! I loved this chunky braided style I'm wearing.


The beautiful Liberty ladies...


So many colours! Urgh! So much beauty!


Myself and Kristabel with the braided style - perfect for hiding festival hair or in my case...Dark roots creeping in!


I'm going to work on a scarf-styling post inspired by the wonderful creations Liberty showed us. I can't wait to show you how simple they all are!

Thank you so much to Liberty for inviting me, and what a delight it was to meet Kristabel and Camilla (and have a cheeky lunch with Dulcie who is lucky enough to work there!)


Love Yours Truly, x

20 comments:

  1. yay it was great to finally meet you! great to read your round-up here, I felt so inspired to start wearing scarves, I need a liberty one now!

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    1. I can't stop wearing the styles they showed us! Have to admit though...I'm pining for a Liberty one!

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  2. You pull off the scarf look flawlessly! Love it on you.
    xo

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  3. That looks like fun. The scarves looked amazing.

    Great photos as usual.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. amazing :) I love your dress!

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  5. Oh wow, I love your vanity case and matching brogues. Seems like a really interesting thing to get to do. Love those pictures because I'm just a sucker for flowers :-)

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  6. Hey this is quite weird but I was scrolling through my blog feed and I saw your post and thought 'Hm.. I recognise that dress!' And then I realised that you'd bought that paisley dress off of me on ebay! I didn't know it was you who bought it so it's really nice for me to see it pop up! You look really lovely in it and I'm glad its gone to a good home, I never usually get to see people wearing what they've bought! :D XXX

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  7. Pretty photos! I love all the scarves:) Wish the looked good on me!

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  8. How lovely! Loving that braided style.

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  9. I love this post so much :D I wear scarfs on my head a lot and I jut love the one with the peacock print ^^

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  10. This sounds so fun. Liberty is such a great brand. You look lovely in all of the scarves.

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  11. I love the scarf stylists outfit! That black collared shirt + necklace + velvet combo is perfection. Also, your hair looks lovely with those scarves!

    Caitlin
    www.honeymansions.blogspot.com

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  12. I look forward to your scarf styling posts :) all the different looks look lovely

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  13. Woah! I would have been geeking out! What a lucky and talented guy, he really does have THE dream job. Kerry your hair looks so wonderful! The first picture of you in amongst the Liberty flowers is just so lovely. xxx

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  14. Wow I didn't know you studied textile design ! I wish there was this course here in Québec, which specialise only on design. So instead I study textile printing! You look lovely as always :)

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  15. I adore this outfit...also that is so incredible, I love Liberty! Their scarves are the most amazing things. I have a tattered one that has been passed through my family, and I absolutely love it. <3

    http://roseandvintage.blogspot.com/

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  16. This post is just HEAVEN!!!! Total utter and completely printed perfection xxxx

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  17. what an amazing and inspiring opportunity! love these photos too. and your tights! so cute.

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  18. I love what you've done with the scarves! Really very creative! And I love how you put your outfits together! <3

    www.FashionContainer.com
    xx, Malena

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