Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Liberty, Liberty, I love thee

Ahh, Liberty prints! Do they not conjure up an image of pretty chintz, swirling William Morris-esque patterns, roses, sprigs of country flowers on beautifully soft, floaty Summer dresses? I have long held the romoantic notion that on a sunny afternoon in Spring, I would venture to Liberty, spend a delightful hour or so idling through the haberdasher's section and emerge with bolts of beautiful, printed fabric from which to make whimisical Summer dresses. This has never happened and probably will never happen, unless I can afford a dress-maker. However it is still a lovely way to spend an afternoon..wandering around the luxurious and original department store, ogling the handbags, the art, even the kitchen accessories and wondering what one might buy if the price tag didn't bring you out in a rash when you caught a peek at it.

Now there is hope however, in the form of two Liberty collaberations; Liberty for Target (the fabulous pop-up shop to the left) and the Merci Liberty Limited Edition, neither of these break the bank but you're going to have to be quick off the mark to get your mitts on them. I'm especially after the beautiful retro suitcase..

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