Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Next Bloggers Event 22nd November 2011

Yesterday was up with the larks for us as were lucky enough to be invited the Bloggers Event at Next Head Office in Leicester.

I was kindly chauffeured by Wendy and son Freddy and with both boys snoring in the back of the car the journey down was very smooth and we arrived on schedule at Nexts impressive Head Office.

Within the offices was Nexts 'Mock Shop' where we were going to be lucky enough to preview the Spring Summer collection for 2012.  The range was all laid out to touch, feel and give our feedback on and I was really pleased that the staff from Next were actually allowing us to give our thoughts on their range.

The girls range was full of lovely yellows and blues with a delightful Peppa Pig jumper that especially caught my (and Little Mans!) eye but I was sad that there was not a boys version.  I loved the fact that Next are launching a unisex baby range with fantastic bright colours and lovely designs.

So here's a sneak peak of what will be in stores later this year for Spring Summer 2012...

I would like to have seen the same bright colours spread into the older boys range but I am told there is some new idea's in the footing so I am keeping my eyes peeled for designs to coincide with the Olympics and other British events happening along with a tribal type design which definitely tempts my quirky fashion tastebuds!!

With a photographer on site, Little Man was also photographed in his chosen Next outfit (A £30 giftcard was supplied for this purpose in advance) and I love the photos....

My photographic expertise is severely lacking in comparison (ok I was using my Blackberry) and my apologies to the photographer for Little Man drawing on his white canvas background during his photo shoot!!!

At this point I would like to say thanks to Chantelle from Next (Little Man seemed to have a soft spot for her) who looked after Little Man whilst I perused the collection and tirelessly followed him whilst he crawled round the mock shop and used the clothes stands as an assault course - he is really crawling at some pace now....

As if these events were not enough, lunch was a fantastic 3 course meal, with childrens entertainment supplied by Jo Jingles.... Little Man happily joined in the percussion with his maraca's

The meal was superb and it was nice to see that Next really did think about the event and make sure we wanted for nothing. I felt very spoiled and thoroughly enjoyed the entire event.  To top it off Little Man received a fantastic Next rucksack with some lovely colouring items and I received a goodie bag and voucher.  I am officially spoiled!

Before we knew it, it was time to leave and say goodbye to our fellow bloggers who it is always a pleasure to catch up with, and set off back home. Freddy and Little Man had enjoyed a busy day and their verdict??  Exhausting but so much fun.....