Thursday, July 4, 2013

Miss Selfridges, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Evans Apparel/Accessories/Shoes A/W 2012

Bryant Park Hotel, NYC

Wallis leather moto jacket

From the same UK corporation (Arcadia Group) that delivers trendy clothes/accessories/make-up at 'IT' store TOPSHOP...arrives four new labels to the colonies-Miss Selfridges targeting 18-30 ish years old, Wallis-for 35+, Dorothy Perkins -for 20's--- 40's (imo) and Evans -a plus sizes label.

Prices are accessible-some items slightly above the typical H&M---with almost all items clocking in under $100...and no worries-well made too.
holiday Miss Selfridges-Glittery sequins ornate beaded frocks-
We thought the quality thoroughly decent---and often many selections across the brands would be appealing to many different age groups of ladies. We were told that all labels have their own stores...but we could see how over here where the heritage of the labels is not so ingrained...we could see USA-ers cross shopping. FYI: we were told the sizes will be American sizes---not UK ones...which are different.

lots of strappy heels...

lots of pretty dresses Miss Selfridges---appeals to a wide range of gals-vintage inspire-some with sweet details like lace, tassels

Holiday Miss Selfridges-sheer mini

short sleeve all leather with laser cut details-Miss Selfridges-well done and riced under $100-so we were told

Holiday dresses from Miss Selfridges is all about the glittery girlie tailoring....

Moto leather Jacket-Wallis-nice hardware...and quilted details

well done abstract print
Wallis---is aimed at the working women who needs to look pulled together for work but also has a strong fashion feminine and current in her wardrobe choices---embraces "accessible style" with year round apparel choices to dress up or down for more casual occasions.
sheer animal print blouse-always pretty and in style

coat with some edge-and practical too-great pockets-and diagonal zips add fashion function
Miss Selfridges showed a really strong assortment of cute dresses-we think many ages of gals could wear...

jeweled collar-sweet mini dress in bright primary color-RED!

rompers and tartan check blouse with leather collar-Miss Selfridges

Get your glam on-more holiday looks...including strappy heels below

would not be running in these---but would love towering over all

sequins not overdone...Wallis

versatile stud  top-works as a  jacket...or belt it as a blouse over jeans

Dorothy Perkins-leather edging nice detail

bumped up knit w/ glammy sequins

cowl neck w/ sequin detail Dorothy Perkins

cute mini

polka dot blouse-peter pan collar looks great w/ classic pencil skirt

faux fur chubby

animal prints large tote-a cool way to get in on that trend

cute-animal print dress-Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins color block clutches

All the brands have their own costume jewelry selections---we thought the pieces very similar...though sizes varied. Generally speaking...bold pieces with big stones including bold rhinestones that make a statement...and inexpensive-everything we saw was under $30---and really majority of items $15-$25.
dangling earrings...


fun---would dress up an LBD

Daisy and Eve specialist jewelry line for Evans Plus Sizers-with larger wrist wear, longer neckwear and a variety of rings from xs-xl

earrings for night time...

cocktail rings-fun!

Evans is the plus size line-lots of prints and solid colors-in flattering shapes for full figures-timeless separates...available in USA sizes 10-28(!). Looks are now available at Nordstrom's in the USA