As I mentioned in my previous post, last Thursday I was invited along to the Motel & Glossybox event in London. Along with lots of other bloggers we were treated to a viewing of Motel’s new collection. Some of which is already online and the rest will be on sale in the next few weeks, so it was great having a sneak peak!
I’ve been a huge fan of Motel ever since 2007 when my friends in Bristol introduced me to the Motel boutique on Park Street. Back then this little boutique was the only way of getting your hands on Motel clothing, so it wasn’t well known, meaning every night I wore a Motel dress out I’d always be asked where I got it from. They have such a signatory style to their clothing, and it has now become a worldwide fashion brand! Being sold in Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and many other retailers online, it’s easy to get a hold of making it one of the most popular brands in the UK. If you are ever in Bristol and love Motel I would still recommend you visit their boutique on Park Street as they have a whole section dedicated to vintage pieces where you can find some gems.
On arrival we were greeted with some very strong cosmopolitan cocktails and a guy from the Candy Event Company whipping up some pink candy floss and sugary popcorn. Shuffling past the crowds we headed towards the Glossybox stand where they had made some gorgeous cupcakes and had a competition where you had to guess how many products were in a box that they had made up. By entering we will be sent November’s Glossybox to try. I’ve seen a few bloggers review these Glossybox’s so I’m intrigued to see what all the fuss is about.
By this point the room was full of gorgeous ladies so it was very hard to make our way around the room to look at the clothes. We did our best though and a few pieces really caught my eye. This season Motel’s colour palette has changed to a darker shade with lots of blacks, charcoals, purples and turquoises. Pattern wise they’ve used cityscapes and prints including their signature leopard.
We all had the opportunity to pick an item of our choice to have and I was struggling to decide. I love Motel clothes, and have been a fan for years. So when faced with a gift item my head went to pot. I stumbled across their fur coats, and had seen one online a while ago that caught my eye, but with the £99 price tag I knew I would never be able to afford it. So when I spotted it at the event, I had to try it on (and get Michelle to take a photo). It’s a long charcoal grey coat with black fur trim and fits so well. It’s slightly big around the sleeves so you can layer underneath. I picked it as my item and really hope I get it. It’s the perfect coat for this season.
All in all it was a really fun day, meeting lots of lovely bloggers who I follow and read regularly. I’d like to thank Selina for inviting me and the whole team at Motel for putting on such a good night!.
P.S My competition to win the black Adele dress from Dixi ends at midnight tonight so enter now before it’s too late! 😀