Cherry Pie : Matalan Press Day

23 March 2011

Matalan Press Day

Yesterday I was invited to the Matalan Press Day for the showing of their High Summer 2011 range, which is in stores now if you must know. :P

I was granted the afternoon off from work experience to attend the event, which was very nice of Red magazine to allow, and made my way to the Sanctum Soho Hotel in Picadilly (to say the hotel was posh is an understatement). The event was held on the rooftop (thank goodness it didn't rain) and under the beaming hot lights, it definitely felt like Summer. Happily helping myself to cutesy canap├ęs and drinks, I took a nosy at the range!

I was really impressed with the range. Of course there was lots of lovely maxi dresses and beachwear and the bikinis in particular were extremely cute, with lots of different colours, patterns and detailing, but what really stood out to me were the accessories, jewellery, bags and jumpsuits.

I spotted a few Summer jumpsuits, all with cute animal and floral prints, I even found one that I would consider wearing (I'm not usually one for showing off ANY skin), which had a gorgeous bird pattern and ruffled neckline. I loved the floral wedges and gladiator sandals, but fell even more in love with the jewellery. Gorgeous chunky rings were scattered all over the place, I spotted a cute rabbit face ring and even a ring in the shape of angel wings, and the necklaces are huge must haves! Delicate chains with feminine charms, beaded necklaces and bold statement pieces.

I managed to snap a few photos on my phone, you'll see plenty of floral pieces within the range, perfect for Summer! I also loved the range of beach bags that will be available in all sorts of colours and patterns and I was extremely pleased when one of them was given to me as a goody bag! Also spot the nautical flats which I am also in love with!

They were also offering up a few beauty treatments. I chose to have my nails painted and filed at the little manicure station. I went for a Barry M green with a Blue Barry M crackle polish on top! The coloured crackle range is hopefully going to be available in the Summer! Can't wait!

For my first ever event, I quite enjoyed it and yes those nail photos were taken in the middle of the street. My love for Matalan products is rapidly growing and I can't wait until all of this range filters into my local store, I am definitely going to snap it up!

Finally, as I left I was given a little goody bag. The bag is actually a beachbag from the range and inside was a cute polka dot beach towel (very much needed), a Cherry necklace (do you think they knew?) Matalan press release and lookbook, Barry M catalogue and a Summer straw hat!



  1. I love that bag and the straw hat! Looks like they've got a lot of good stuff coming out soon!

  2. such lovely things, youre so lucky! xo.

  3. Sounds like a good day! Cor, I wish I was invited to these days.
    The collection looks good from what I've seen on people's blogs - I like the cute heeled sandals :)

    Rosie x

  4. havent visited in sooo long!! missed reading your posts, matalan is awesome, that looks like such a fun day! that crackle polish looks so amazing, definately going to be looking out for it in the summer! oooo we all love goodie bags haha!!

  5. Oh it's the first time I've seen the Barry M crackle polish in different colours photographed. Looks like Models Own and Barry M are going to bring out the colours at around the same time!

  6. love love love the sandals and the beach bag :)
    wish i'd be able to come now!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

  7. thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

  8. I bought a Matalan bag for my holiday and I love it, I've been using it for the 4 weeks before we go. Whoops!


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