Sunday, 24 July 2011

Foxy moments with Mulberry

Hello my lovelies! 

I can't believe it's been over a week since my last post :( I've mentioned in previous posts that I've been ill recently, and I guess I haven't fully recovered - it has been hard for me to concentrate or think about anything rather than sleeping. But I am getting better and I am determined to get back into my blogging, and what better way to do that than present you with another Mulberry post!!
Mulberry's Fall collection has landed; birds, British wildlife, and autumnal colours dominated the runway. Inspired by the quirky stop-motion film adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox", the British label had fun by experimenting with the length and fit of quintessential outerwear coats and gave sophistication and flare to a seasonal staple. Styling each outfit with their iconic bags reminds us that Mulberry started off as a handbag company, and I love that they stick to their roots. They are also rocking the sock and heel combination trend, an aspect of styling that has been carried over to their Resort 2012 collection.

Another reason I love Mulberry is because of their eye catching campaigns and the story telling behind each collection. Along with their lookbook and catwalk show, Mulberry also produced a short film to promote their A/W 2011 collection. The film consists of Tim Walker's photography and interesting organic stop-motion backdrops, along with scale defying British wildlife, that leave the viewer feeling like they've fallen down a rabbit hole into an autumn Wonderland.
The video is so charming and really captures the Mulberry concept. The little snippet of Mike Snow's song "Animal" that plays during the film is such an interesting song choice that makes me think of Mulberry every time I hear it. The song is also used for their catwalk track - I like that Mulberry have shared an element of their catwalk production with us fashionistas who aren't part of the exclusive fashion world that gets to watch their runway show. An addition of birds chirping and animal rustlings to the original song maintains the illusion of a fantasy autumn land that Mulberry has created. 

I can't wait for autumn now! I love kicking the crispy fallen leaves that seem to suddenly mask the roads and pavements. 

The other night I heard a tawny old hooting in a nearby forest, so I decided to hoot back and I had a five minute hooting conversation with it! Wildlife can be so magical, an aspect that Mulberry captures entirely. Also, yesterday I was at my boyfriends Grandma's house and saw her cat digging and eating something in a nearby field - a cat digging? I had never seen the like. So I rushed through the field grass and discovered the cat eating baby harvest mice!!! I managed to save two out of seven!

These animal encounters made me realise that autumn is upon us! I have always loved animals, especially British wildlife; I think that's why I identify with Mulberry as a lifestyle brand. Below are three of their campaign posters that I simply adore!
The last poster is my favorite - the mixture of auburn reds is reminiscent of tree leaf colour evolution that occurs in early October. Autumn and Winter can be quite boring when it comes to clothes, especially up North where it's so cold that I end up just not caring and throwing on any old jumper. My shopping goal is to buy a Burberry style brown trench coat - but style it like Mulberry!

The colour palette for this collection is simply divine, and not the usual drab dull colours that can dominate the catwalk. Mulberry have been creative and really studied their inspiration for colour, something that some designers tend to neglect. I love the colour names as well: birds nest, deer brown, conker, pumpkin, mole grey, foxglove pink, oak, bright cabbage and waders green - they set my creative writing mind running.
Above are my four favorite looks from the Mulberry A/W Ready-to-Wear 2011 collection. Chosen because of colour, styling, print, and garment combinations, I feel these images best portray the Britishness that is at the heart of the Mulberry brand.

Hope you loved this post!

What's your favorite season and why?
Doll love xXx


  1. My favourite season has to be autumn with the rich reds and the vibrant oranges and yellows of the trees.

    The Mulberry campaign looks lovely, and I love how they have incorporated Fantastic Mr Fox into it! The film was absolutely amazing. I also love the rich tones that they are using, in very autumnal colours!


    Ps well done on saving the two harvest mice!

  2. Ahhhhh Mulberry! This colllection is sooo beautiful and autumny and i really cant wait til winter now :) xx

  3. I love Mulberry's new collection. so amazing and british looking

    Much Love ♡

    Jess †

  4. Poor mice!

    However, the Mulberry images and video are superb, I'm really drawn to the patterns and textures in this collection, and the colours...the deep russet especially. Nice also to see knee high boots once more! I would love to be able to properly identify the bag in the very last image at the bottom right.

    I hope you start to feel better soon my dear. There's nothing worse than how depleted we feel after having been unwell. x

  5. Heeyyy, thank you for all your lovely comments! The lipstick I'm wearing in Glosh Drop is a Topshop Devil or someting it's pretty good for keeping put and super matt!
    The Mulberry ads are wonderful! x

  6. I really want a Mulberry bag, the autumn/winter collection campaigns are incredible! xxxxxxx

  7. lovely post and Mulberry's collection looks so nice!
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  9. i love love love mulberry too! their bags are so beautiful and classic! my favorite season is definitely fall or spring because the weather is the nicest, and you can do all sorts of cool layering techniques and looks without being too bundled up or too hot. and the fall and spring colors are gorgeous! :)