I thought I'd do a quick follow-up blog about last month's Mary Katrantzou for Topshop launch as I've just rediscovered this photograph on my phone. (Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen this already.)
Yes, I was there at the launch. And no, it wasn't as crazy as Marni for H&M. But then, why would it be? Mary's nine-piece collection just doesn't compare to the mammoth reworkings of Marni's back catalogue for H&M. Plus, you have to be in the know to realise there's something about Mary (sorry, I couldn't resist).
However, Mary Katrantzou's exquisite prints were a cheery start to a Thursday morning. As were her free tote bags with every purchase.
But you know what stopped me from buying a piece of Mary? I just thought the prices were too steep, especially for some items that were made of polyester. Sure, Topshop's collection makes Mary Katrantzou affordable, especially as her mainstream designs are out of the reach for most of us, but I just didn't love it enough to part with my cash.
Still, it didn't stop me from trying a few items on, including the £350 lampshade-shaped dress. Hence the changing-room pic above. I may not look as good as Poppy Delevingne, who wore it to the ELLE Style Awards, but it was fun to have a little dressing-up session.
Did you shop the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection? Let me know.