PARIS 2018. A Tale of two Shoppers...
Highlight of our buying Season year on year is without a doubt the hugely anticipated Paris buying trip, featuring our favourite collection, Rundholz.
Separated into three floors for the three diverse sub-collections, the trip is always a rollercoaster of emotions as we agonise over which pieces to choose, after the initial elation and awe as each piece is revealed.
With a combined collection of over 800 pieces, needless to say we can't possibly order everything, so we go through the rails meticulously to discover our absolute must-have items.
Sharing the excitement with our team is always on our agenda as we meander between the floors, and so we Facetime the girls back in store to gauge their reactions to the Season's picks. This always goes down very well at Arabella HQ!
As ever, we are sworn to secrecy until the SS18 collection is officially released to the public so we can't share too much of what you can expect. However, what we can share are a few sneaky teasers to hopefully get your taste buds going...
Good enough to eat, the black label collection features candy-cane colours and pretty details on the grundgy, edgy theme we know and love. Featuring frills, checks and plenty of new takes on classic Rundholz shapes and styles, this is a collection that is sure to be very popular!
A different theme entirely runs through the DIP collection, although as ever, Rundholz has designed the collections to cross over should you wish to mix and match your look.
With a nod to the Regency period, travel back to the Jane Austin era with the SS19 DIP Collection. Featuring textures and styling of grandure, using fabrics that complement the design, the collection is made less pretty and more grundgy with a clever colour palette of greys and taupes inspired by the three materials; coal, carbon and umbra.
Psychedelic and monochrome are the keys words for the Mainline SS19 with a definite nod to the sixties and eighties. Sharp tailoring and unusual fabrics complete the theme. Definitely not a collection for the faint hearted this Season! Bold is beautiful next year!
Staying Out Of Trouble?
Of course, all work and no play is not how us Arabella girls like to live, so Mumma Val and I decided that a bit of sightseeing and relaxation would definitely not go amiss amidst our hectic buying schedule.
Here's a snap-shot of the fun we had, and the trouble we got up to...
Always staying true to our motto, that we must grow old disgracefully!
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