Land of Hope & Glory : Mulberry’s SS14 LFW Show

{ The looks for each model at the SS14 show }

British luxury label, Mulberry today once again took over the Ballroom at Claridge’s to bring us their SS14 collection, and the lovely folk from the Marketing team at the High Street Kensington head office asked if I would come back to help….. *pretends to think about it* YES!

{The lovely doorman at Claridge’s welcomes us to the Ballroom! Image c/o}
Emma Hill’s last show for Mulberry revisits Mulberry’s defining style with a laid-back interpretation of heritage luxury. The invitations evoked thoughts of a classic English cup of tea, with miniature teacups and saucers created especially by the English tablewear brand; Wedgewood.
{ Beautiful floral displays by McQueen Florists }
Mulberry created a whimsical English Country Garden in the entrance hall of Claridge’s, with an astroturf carpet laced with daisies, and huge floral displays by McQueen’s.
{ From left: Mulberry’s favourite Cockapoo, me with Max (star of the past 2 catwalks) and Stomp who walked at the SS14 show }
{ Stomp on the catwalk and enjoying a well deserved cup of tea! Images c/o Yahoo & }
VIPs included Max and Stomp, past and present models at the Mulberry shows! I have to admit, I was a little star struck to officially meet Max! Almost over-shaddowing Cara on the catwalk, Stomp certainly didn’t seem fazed by all the cameras!

{ Food & Beverage }
The Claridge’s kitchen treated us to some delicious nibbles, including warm English Crumpets with smoked salmon and cream cheese, as well as Scones, Sponge Cake and Strawberry Tartlets. The English Afternoon Tea theme was topped off with Raspberry Iced Tea and Lemon and Elderflower Cordial served in cute retro glass bottles!
{ From left; Jo Elvin, Editor of Glamour, Alexa Chung, and Louis Court, Editor of Cosmopolitan }
So my task while guests entered the Ballroom was to interview the VIPs and industry experts for, and some of my favourite interviewees included Jo Elvin, Alexa Chung and Louise Court who were all super excited to see what Mulberry had in store for their next collection! 
{ The Catwalk in the Ballroom at Claridge’s }
{ The looks for each model }
{ Models line up for the catwalk. Image c/o }
{The models during the show. Image c/o }
The catwalk setting in the Claridge’s Ballroom whisked guests to an English country home and garden and the collection mirrored the heus with serene neutrals and pastels including Cream, White, Ballet Pink and Summer Blue, contrasted by a stormy Grey and Midnight, with flashes of fiery red. Generous petal details are the new Mulberry print of the season, presented on soft silks, jacquard and compact knits. The chunky stripes and structured shift dresses wove a sixties element through Ready To Wear and twinsets are updated with the seasonal florals and statement textures.
{ Hand-sewn details. Image c/o }
{ The Details. Image c/o }
The catwalk accessories featured updated classics such as the Bayswater and Willow in seasonal shades of calf leather and hair calf as well as calf leather and nubuck. The Willow Clutch and Bayswater were presented as ‘back to back’ styles, a mirror image with postman lock on the front and back. 
The Kensal bag was introduced – a craft of simplicity; simply folded leather with a briefcase lock forming a slim and versatile bag.
{ Marketing Girls! }
Mulberry kept true to it’s quintessentially English roots, and models closed to a remix of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and there were tears backstage as Emma was congratulated for a memorable final show; what will she do next I wonder?! For Georgie & I (above) it was a sigh of relief and time to relax as the fashion crowd dashed off to the next show! 
Now, go and pop the kettle on and click here to watch the show on and judge for yourself who stole the show?! #TeamStomp vs #TeamCara