Monday, 1 September 2014

Cotton On: What's New From The Christmas Preview 2014!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you'd know that I had the incredible opportunity to go to the Cotton On Group HQ in Geelong last week!

I'm already a massive fan of Cotton On (fast fashion at university graduate appropriate prices? Yes please!), so I was super excited to go behind-the-scenes at their Christmas Preview event to check out all of the new styles coming in store in the lead up to X-Mas.

Want to see my highlights? Read on for sneak peeks of all the new collections!

Getting snap happy with all of the new goodies! Images: @cotton_on_group_pr

Cotton On Foundation


First up, we're all treated to a gorgeous breakfast, including coffee tastings of the new range from Cotton On Foundation. If you're familiar with the brand, they provide help to communities in need, and their new coffee venture is just one of their initiatives. These are all in store now, so if you're a coffee lover like myself, I do recommend you try them out!


They're also introducing these super, super cool necklaces from Melbourne designer Emeldo, which I have a feeling will be very popular for summer! #IWantThemAll


T-Bar


Cotton On recently acquired quirky tee brand T-Bar and their inspiration for the summer collection is 'Tropical' (awesome!), and as you can see from their mood boards below, there are going to be some pretty sweet designs coming soon! Think palm leaves, beaches, and a LOT of pineapples.


As a group, we even got to design our own tees for both men and women, and watch our ideas come to life live in front of us thanks to the pro-as design team. What do you think of what we came up with?


Cotton On Body


Eeep, Cotton On Body is probably my favourite of all of the Cotton On Group brands, so I was super excited to see what they had in store (or coming into store! *punpunpun*) for us. There were multiple themed collections, from the sporty girl, to the health and wellness girl, to the girly girl (me hehe).


There are heaps of new designs coming for workout wear, sleepwear and lingerie (my fave) and there are also some super cute swimsuits coming as well! But other than apparel, there are also tonnes of gift items on their way too, such as books, candles, and accessories like yoga mats, backpacks and smoothie cups.



But out of all of the Cotton On Body releases, I'm most excited about the bikini set below - IS IT NOT THE MOST ADORABLE THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN?! *End caps lock rant* I'm a huge fan of floral print and I love the tropical vibe of these. 

Plus the bottoms are high waisted (anyone else find they're always having to pull up their low rise bikini bottoms?) and the top has actual cups, so it'll be really flattering on. Adore. Just adore. 


Rubi Shoes 


It feels like the designs from Rubi Shoes are just getting better and better, because I find myself continually buying shoes from them! Here are some of the new ones (some are in store already), and I'm loving the neutral colour scheme that they're going for in this collection. Lots of black and white with a few pops of print.


Buuuuuut, other than some sweet kicks, Rubi Shoes are also getting...

A makeup range!


As a beauty blogger, that is super, super exciting. After stores like Sportsgirl and TopShop introduced their own makeup lines, it wasn't hard to guess that Cotton On would be joining on with their own collection. And girl, there are some pretty exciting pieces in there! 


From lipsticks (there is a black and purple in there, which is definitely going to be interesting!) to lip glosses, nail polishes and powder products, they really do seem to have all beauty bases covered. And as you'll scroll down below, you'll see some swatches of the highlighting powder and the eye shadows (and they're pretty impressive!). 

I'm already hooked, their brand font is Sue Ellen Francisco - the font I use on my blog! #matchymatchy
There are three eyeshadow palettes on their way; a dark smokey quad, a brighter colourful quad, and then a neutrals quad. I quickly swatched the neutrals and I'm pretty happy with the pigmentation! I'm especially loving that third shade, which is a taupe/gold metallic.


And what's also really cool, is that they're releasing a blush and highlight powder! For summer, golden shades are going to look gorgeous, and this highlight looks like it has a hint of pink in it, so it will look really natural on the cheeks. 


Cotton On Women


And, what I'm assuming you've all been waiting for - what clothes are coming in! For summer, Cotton On Women  is all about flowing fabrics, the play suit, denim cut offs and sexy shoulder-less silhouettes.



They're throwing it back to flirty and feminine, with touches of sports luxe, and you can expect lots of colour and lots of full whites. 


They're also releasing a whole new accessories range, featuring headwear, cosmetics bags and pouches, and beach towels. I love the direction they're taking with these new designs and I have a feeling they'll be great gifts coming into Christmas.


CO. by Cotton On 


CO. by Cotton On are focusing on a monochrome colour scheme with pops of orange sorbet. I adore this colour palette (pale orange is my favourite colour after all!), and the whole collection looks really fresh, even though their pieces are a little more structured than the standard Cotton On range. 


They're targeting more at the fashionista who loves playing with new styles and silhouettes, and the pieces definitely have more of a luxe feel to them. Just look at that gorgeous lace cropped tee!


Typo


Typo only pretty recently brought out their initial The Hall collection, so it was really exciting to already see the new things on their way. I'm pretty obsessed with their home wares (in the process of collecting the cushions), and they're super inexpensive. A new room fit-out anyone? 


There are also heaps of gifts coming out from Typo and after viewing all of the different collections, I could really easily find things that would suit pretty much everyone I know (and myself hee hee). 

Also keep an eye out for their new Christmas decorations - they always have cute things every year, but there are some adorable ornaments on their way, as well as wire fairy lights that can be wrapped around pretty much anything and hold its shape! 


So what's on my Christmas wish list? Here are just a few of the pieces that I fell in love with (and there are too many more to count!).




What Cotton On piece are you most excited about to come in store? Let me know in the comments below! 

Disclaimer: The X-Mas Preview was a media event and all opinions expressed in this blog post are honest and my own!


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6 comments

  1. wowza these are making me excited for summer! good weather come at me!

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    1. Me too! So keen for the sunshine!! xx

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  2. that lace lingerie attracts me the most ! pretty !
    love the third shade of the eyeshadow too
    also that gold higlight is beautiful !!

    anyway would you mind if we follow each other ?
    i've already followed you

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  3. All so cute ^^

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  4. THIS POST GIVES ME LIFE.
    Cotton On (and it's babies) are some of my absolute faves. So excited about pretty much everything! Agree with what you said about Rubi Shoes, they're really on the pulse! So many gorgeous things from The Hall as well! Eek! Bring on summer!

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