House of Fraser Press Preview | Autumn Winter 2015

The other week I was invited along to a top location at House of Fraser HQ to be shown the up coming trends for AW15. Below you will see some of the items that caught my eye.
As this is a style and lifestyle blog I looked at the fashion items as well as the homewear section.

I must say I was impressed with the clothes and accessories on display, maybe because AW is my favourite time of year due to the warm tones. Burgundy, browns and deep reds are my favourite shades for Autumn as you can probably tell from my posts last year.


Whilst browsing I was approached by someone who worked with one of the brands presented at the showcase as the HOF Press day includes a lot of brands. Before being introduced as to who they were and what they did I was asked what my favourite brand was in the room. Slightly backwards on first encounter and a little intimidating but  nonetheless the truth is I had a few favourites especially after browsing that afternoon.
Without a lie the pastel pink Michael Kors bag stood out to me. A new favourite was the light pinks which will be a great contrast to the darker colours in the cooler months. I wanted all of the light fur Helen Moore scarfs!

I did like some of the Victoria Beckham dresses which were long and elegant. The Linea bags, Biba coats and Max Mara Weekend thick coats were just lush!!

For the Home Collection there was the Linear Home, Bibba Home, Shabby Chic, Casa Couture, Living and Dickins and Jones.
From the Linea Collection I loved the blue toned and middle eastern inspired ‘Alhambra’ designs. More pictures can be seen on my instagram (@mintyessence).




Pineapples are appearing everywhere and I feel if you don’t have one somewhere in your household, you are definitely missing out. Whether this be a pineapple lamp, bowl, light…. you just need it!

The rose gold/copper kitchen and dinnerware made me want to host a large dinner party straight away using everything on display. Very modern, chic and practical which I loved.

It was a lovely afternoon previewing the AW15 HOF press showroom with very helpful and insightful tours of the both the women’s and homewear collection.

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