Printed Matter Cheer

>> I'm still trawling through work that isn't evident on these pages (full time blogger MY ASS) oh and as per my Twitter outcries, I'm still taking in intern enquiries (gonna email details to whoever is interested – just drop me an email on 

In the meantime, I've got a few bits of pretty printed matter that have dropped into my round porthole postbox.  My building has a tendancy to have mail go missing, undelivered so normally, I get a fair few of those nasty Royal 'You have to trek to some weird depot' Mail cards waiting for me.  This week I got nice thick envelopes instead filled with the following…

Lulu & Co is launching this Thursday, feted by this sweeeeeet Will Broome illustration.  Is that Lulu Kennedy as a child – there are some insanely cute childhood pics of Lulu up on her blog at the mo so there's a way of comparison.  Lulu probably needs no introductions but basically she is fairy godmother of young London Fashion as founder of Fashion East and through that ten year history, she has had the likes of Gareth Pugh, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Holly Fulton come up through the ranks.  Ten dresses reviving older collections of Fashion East alumni are therefore being launched… more on that post Thurs…    


Whistles Press Day today.  Woo Hoo.  I have my high street faves and along with COS and Topshop, Whistles jostles around up there in the top three, not actually fighting but co-existing in peacful harmony because they all serve different purposes.  Not sure if the prints on this beautiful cut-out invite are an indication of the ones in the S/S 11 collection but I shall find out… in approximately two hours when I prise my bum off this chair… 


Some of you have probably had a gawk at the non-product-placing Urban Outfitters Christmas catalogue me thinks.  Still, a book masquerading as a catalogue (or vice versa?) is always exciting stuff.  Dthe fact that I'm in Laaaandon where US-UO doesn't have too much of a correlation with UK-UO, I STILL get to paw my fingers over UO's impressive printed matter.  These photographs by Alec Smith Soth (apologies for typo!)  shot around Minnesota have trees aplenty with products barely visible or not in focus.  Some of the Christmas trees are deliciously depressing but I suppose that gives me more impetus to go the opposite direction for a holiday season that I'm actually relishing this time round…




I don't actually know a great deal about Lauren Moffatt but I'll have to take a peek next time I'm in Anthropologie as it's stocked there in the London stores.  I sort of got hooked in from the brown-envelope-get-go to the pastel/bright colour balanacing in the stationary and nice font usage. 


Then looking at the can't-fault-you cute-as-pie clothes for S/S 11, I suddenly got reminded of that devastatingly shocker of a storyline in the finale of Mad Men.  Gasp, he's engaged to HER.  She's French, beautiful and an open book.  Her honeymooning in these exact clothes isn't too much of a stretch with the younger deets such as socks with sandals, ickle boaters and babydoll dresses further emphasising the age difference and her somewhat untainted life.  Apologies for non Mad Men-addicts.  That paragraph was a selfish off-beaten track.  In all seriousness though, I'm always down for pastels contrasted with brights, scallop edging and a ditzy floral so I'll have to get more acquainted with Moffatt for uncomplicated story-board-telling clothes. 







16 Replies to “Printed Matter Cheer”

  1. ah- how i do adore those paper dolls in different patterns. they’re so cute.
    also the lauren mofatt lookbook is great- such wearable chic pieces
    thanks for sharing
    take care

  2. This post is too delicious for words, from the printed invites, to the tree book, to the Honeymoon book. It’s all great. Lovely job Susie, a really enjoyable read. xo d

  3. I served you today, big love for the blog. Wanted to say how good your blog was but not come across as an uber fan. What did you think of the Spring/ Summer collection, I didn’t get to see it before I left work.

  4. I love the christmas tree book!! so adorable!! I also love the look book, especially the blue cape, which is amazing!! I love the paper cut out figures, maybe I should make my self some?? Check out my inspiration and looks at:

  5. thought the whistles invite was really beautiful – some great prints. and the lauren moffatt catalogue – lovely to see such a ‘clean’ print!

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