Last night I attended a SS13 Trend Presentation at Selfridges Birmingham. These events are always a great chance to catch up with other bloggers in the region and of course free reign to go slightly snap happy mental in the fashion candy shop that is Selfridges.

The evening began with a presenation on Selfridges’ key buying trends for SS13. There were some really strong ideas in here which I’m very much looking forward to; expect to see trouser suits replace the dress as a wardrobe staple, single colour outfits will be big (black, white and tangerine will be the staple shades) and textured monochrome with not a hint of 60’s in sight (thank god) replaced by tassels, lace and other more modern details.

As I’d begun to mentally plan a meticulous list of ‘need-to-buy’ items in order to be ahead of the game for spring/summer (N.B. I won’t be ahead of the game, I’m far too sloppy and caught up in the moment for that as much I may love to be) we headed out onto level 4 to explore the collections.

I’ve been crushing hard on this Celine bag for a long time, one day it will be mine. Until then I guess I’ll go and visit it at Selfridges every now and then…


Here are a few other things I’m a bit in love with, along with my fellow blogger Carmen – she’s nice too. Check out her blog here.
Please excuse my photography, I know my game needs to be upped.

IMG_4451Jimmy Choo at Selfridges IMG_4465 IMG_4470 IMG_4471 IMG_4476 IMG_4484

We were treated to nibbles at Itihaas Brasserie which were absolutely delicious. I had no idea that I liked Paneer (Indian Cheese for those of you not in the know) but can now safely say I am a fan. The setting is perfect for people spotting and we agreed it would also be a great hangover breakfast with the girls.

After that it was up to Beauty where Julia from Nars (such a babe) talked us through how to create key makeup looks and gave me some tips on how to widen and accentuate my eyes. If you, like me have tiny eyes apply a darker shade and your liner focusing more on the inner corner of the eye and use a flesh coloured eye pencil on the waterline,THIS WORKS.

I’ll be back with more soon (a Paris trip to be precise) but in the meantime you can follow me on instagram (@lolacolapanda) and twitter (@iamlolacola) if you like.



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