I had been looking forward to the Lilac Rose event for weeks as it isn’t often that I get to attend an event in Cambridge that is fashion related.
I visited their Bridge Street store with Pippa, Alice and Emma where we were given the chance to check out the high summer collection from Emily and Fin, along with previewing some of their Autumn/ Winter styles.
Lilac Rose are an independent fashion boutique that sells clothes, jewellery and other accessories. Their Cambridge store opened in 2010 and specialises in fashion and gifts that you won’t see in other shops. I can’t believe that I have missed this little gem of a shop as I’m ashamed to admit that this was my first time visiting. Straight away I fell in love with a rose gold necklace, a pair of sunglasses and a great looking book on Parisian chic; that’s before I even got to the clothes.
When I went in I was struck by how colourful the store is, I don’t think I spotted one plain black piece of clothing. Lilac Rose carefully select each piece and stock British brand Emily and Fin among others. Emily and Fin started in 2002 growing from Portobello Market into a brand that is stocked around the world. We even got to see what each piece looked like on with #CambMeetUp’s very own Pippa being one of the models.
Aine from Emily and Fin explained each of the pieces to us highlighting fit, pattern and detailing. All of the dresses had a flattering cut and would suit all body shapes. I love the attention to detail given to elements like the buttons and how the pleats fall. We were also shown a stunning floral print trench coat which I could definitely see myself wearing and I can’t wait to see it added to the collection.
I was particularly pleased to hear that the brand are careful when it comes to the factories that produce their clothes. They have worked with the same factory for years and will be visiting the factories they may work with in the future. I like to know that the clothes I am buying are ethical and sustainable and believe that we should all give consideration to this before making purchases.
It was a great evening and I am looking forward to popping in again for a proper shop. If you are in Cambridge (they have another store in Leamington Spa) then I highly recommend paying Lilac Rose a visit.