Image 6, 7 by Laura
A couple of weeks ago (or possibly longer) I braved the early morning chill and headed to a homey little cafe in Double Bay called Mrs Sippy (the name just says it all) for the Park Avenue PR A/W 12 showings. This was a huge deal for me because it was the first blogger event I was invited to so you can imagine what a little eager beaver I was. We were greeted by pastries, orange juice in champagne flutes and racks full of prints, fur, knits. Pratten, Zimma Tailors and Tara Lawson were just some of the lovely labels on show. But the one that caught my eye were Sydney based brand, Watson x Watson, the brainchild of sisters Liberty and Somer Watson. Although known for their wearable luxe basics and beautiful draping, the girls have branched out to include some Rachel Zoe style fur (ethically farmed) vests and knits just in time for winter. But the thing that first caught my eye were the amazing navy and red pyjama prints which came in shorts, pants, shirt and a bomber jacket. I wanted to take them home straight away (sadly we'll have to wait until February). The talented Watson sisters created their first collection in shoes this year and have transitioned to next season with some practical but stylish leather boots and heels. I tried on my favourite pair (pictured above) which were surprisingly lightweight and easy to walk in - and gave me the extra cm boost I need.
A huge thank you to Tatiana, Colette and Park Avenue PR for letting me come along!