Thursday, 29 September 2011

Westfield Londons Car Bootique Event



I have to admit, usually even the idea of a car boot sale brings me out in a rash and a desire to go and rub myself against mannequins in a "real" shop.
(It's not just the early morning start.......... oh ok it is ALL about the early start)

But hearing that Westfield London in conjunction with Mercedez Benz and huge brands such as Coach, Firetrap, Twenty8Twelve, Reiss and DKNY were going to be holding a "Car Bootique" between Tuesday 27th of September and Sunday 2nd of October I managed to calm my fears for long enough to make the journey across town to Westfield to take a look for myself. (No mannequins were harmed on this journey let me assure you)

AND I'M GLAD I DID.

Highlighting the A/W '11 trends for chunky thick knits and once more a strong leaning towards animal print the fashion brands involved in the event have put together a Car boot sale with a twist.

You won't find any second-hand DVDs here and if you want childrens pre-loved toys, look elsewhere. Puzzles with a piece missing? Nope, not at the Car Bootique.

But if fashion is your thing and you want to pick up some trend ideas for Autumn/Winter, you need to pay Westfield London a visit. (No 5am start necessary-unless you live 5 hours away that is)

Firstly the cars. 10 Mercedez Benz cars, all personalised to each individual brand

 Coach

French Connection

River Island

DKNY

Firetrap

House of Fraser Biba Collection

Reiss

Twenty8Twelve

Ted Baker

and Onitsuka Tiger

and as an added bonus, this weekend ahead the Car Bootique will be hosting four catwalk shows per day for people to watch as models sashay down the catwalk in the latest trends for Autumn/Winter '11

(And the trends are strong grasshopper, so very very strong)

If like me you were hoping for animal print to make a return then you won't be disappointed. Nearly every brand at the Car Bootique features leopard print or snakeskin in one form or another.

From flashes shown in accessories,

Ted Baker


French Connection
River Island hat (check me out)


to going wild in full animal print








But if you shy away from animal print for fear of looking like the lovechild of Bet Lynch and Peter Stringfellow (now there is a scary thought) then other trusted seasonal trends according to the stylish Fashionistas in the know (that would be me) include chunky knitwear (yet another trend that never seems to die) muted greys and olive colours and I have been told to look out for metallics making a comeback (digs out bacofoil leggings)  


The Car Bootique is a stylish fashion-filled event that is on until this Sunday and there are plenty of giveaways and 20% discount offers flying around as well as a hair and make up relaxation pod for you to get pampered in.

(Plus if you have to take the Mister he can amuse himself checking out the Mercedes CLKs while you shop till your heart's content)

Want to take a look at some more pictures?


Of course you do.











Will you be attending Westfield London Car Bootique event this year?


Or have you already been?


What did you think?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x

For more information on the Westfield London Car Bootique event go to http://uk.westfield.com/london/fashion/car-bootique-event
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11 comments

  1. Oooh, what a fabulous blog. I think you should write about fashion more often!! Love all the pictures, you look amazing of course too. I will have to pop down there now and take a look myself.

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  2. Good work Kellie - my wife loves your blog.

    Love 'Nasty' Nick Bateman xxx

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  3. if only i didnt live so far away ... :(

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  4. I should be going to one of the blogger events on the Saturday, and hoping to check out the cars and catwalk beforehand. Looks like so much fun!

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  5. We won't be going, but just wanted to drop by to remind you you're gorgeous!

    Thanks,
    Paul

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  6. Ooh, look at you, gorgeous! I'm not in London (or the UK) but I wish we had something like this in Ireland, I'd definitely go. Boot sales have come a long way from a dodgy old bloke in a mac trying to flog three-legged my little ponies from the back of a '92 fiesta!! Looks fab, & a great day out. <3 that scarf in the Ted Baker pic x

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  7. Fab post hun, and as always you look amazing! Might just have to have a looksy myself!

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  8. How lovely do you look?
    Grrrr x

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