Opening Launch of Anthropologie, Bath

Friday 30th May. I was thrilled to be invited to the launch of the brand new Anthropologie in Bath.  Bath stands for everything that Anthropologie values; authenticity, creativity, beauty, flair and independent thinking. The colonnaded storefront is a perfect to showcase the incredible beautiful and individual interiors, accessories and fashion. Walking into the store reminded me of my first experience of Anthropologie when I visited their LA store 10 years ago. It is everything I love and is full of pretty, bright things. An international brand but holding onto developing local artists and designers, Anthropologie have commissioned many local artists into their store.  Bristol artist Penny Seume, a textile designer who has created incredible hand painted furniture and cushions. Artist Sally Muir had a collection of her A Dog A Day paintings and will be visiting store on 7th June to sketch customers Dogs. Anthropologie have also collaborated with Bath Spa University in which they transformed the front of the store with a works of art. Whilst nibbling on a gorgeous breakfast from Sams Kitchen I had a wonderful time taking in each and every part of the store. I finally picked two of my favourite items and was shown to the changing rooms which felt like you were walking into a private gallery. The shop assistants gave you the personal attention asking for my name and writing it on a mirrored plate on the door. I chose to try on two dresses  -  The Estrella Maxi gorgeously boho silk handkerchief dress -  a perfect holiday number to float in. The second picked with my Glastonbury look in mind was the Amapola dress, made of a thick jersey fabric a skater style with simple black vest top, zip front and zig zag full skirt. I could see this working well with my red biker - a comfy yet a statement piece for the festival and something I could layer skinny jeans or tights in the evening when it gets chilly. It might even make its way to campsite whilst holidaying with the children in Devon this summer.