Bringing in Spring with Cath Kidston!

Cath Kidston ss13 press day display white washed hanging products

CK Cowboy Cushion and Cowboy Tote BagCath Kidston ss13 white chair and train cushion

 CK Spot Leather Bag from their beautiful new leather rangeCath Kidston ss13 red leather dot spot bag

Cath Kidston ss13 press day visual merchandising

Checkerboard Tins and Checkerboard Mixing Bowl and yummy sponge cake and hot choccie!Cath Kidston ss13 suspended mugs, cake and hot chocolate

Cath Kidston ss13 press day silk screens display printing

Prints, prints and more prints!

The weather man has just informed me that ‘Winter is Back’. This is not cool. Working in fashion makes the proceeding season even more tantalising as the promise of new clothes and styling ideas tug your tired, boring old sleeve. Someone, therefore, telling me I must regress into my faux fur and layers really gets my goat. (My spoilt, fashion goat.) So, to cheer myself up, I’m going to dream of festivals and picnics with the photos I took at the Cath Kidston press day back when it was even more goddamn cold and the idea of spring seemed equally preposterous. Take a look at the Cath Kidston Lookbook for some real summer fete day dreaming.  Maybe, if you treat yourself to something spotty, then spring might just hurry the hell up as a result..?!

Whilst I don’t normally post about new season collections, this presentation really blew me away with the excellent visual merchandising (which I later found out was concieved by my VM colleagues at Liberty, now that makes sense!)  I just adored the whitewashed objects collected into stories using frames either huge on the floor or suspended from the ceiling to form a little mise-en-scene. It looked as if the person in the kitchen or playroom had just been photoshopped out mid action shot!

The display was themed around Cath Kidstons archive and print processes. Giant silk screens ready to have paint and squeegie action applied to them and fabric swatches on the walls, it was all wonderfully creative and fresh. Genius! For more summery inspo, a look at Kristabels post when she was lucky enough to go to a festival last summer with CK!

from archive and jugs Cath Kidston ss13 moodboards, swatches

Cath Kidston ss13 display old painted bicycle

Cute First Aid Kit Tin and TowelsCath Kidston ss13 plaster box and towels

CK London Backpack and CK Steam Train JumperCath Kidston ss13 backpack and train jumper

Cath Kidston ss13 white display of books and print mugs

Cath Kidston ss13 press day display

Anyone else wishing for spring?!


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  • Salomé March 22, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I so in love with Cath Kidston universe! So lovely.


  • Samantha March 15, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Love it all! Great post 🙂 x

  • Amy March 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Beautiful photos of super cute things! 🙂

  • Katie March 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Is this a wonderland?!

  • Winnie March 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Super pretty – you’ve photographed it all beautifully Lucy! I want that little first aid box, it’s lovely!

  • Sarah March 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Wishing? I’m praying!! I can’t wait to not freeze my thermal socks off all day everyday! And I’m dreaming of wearing pumps or dare I say sandals?!

    Cath kitson is always inspiring- I love looking through their catalogs for home and outfit ideas- great pictures! I can’t wait to get myself a little treat from them…

    Sarah XxX

  • Katie March 11, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Cath Kidston is the cutest! I need a new makeup bag, I’ll have to check out their line this year.

  • Jane March 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Beautiful photos.