Craig of That Dapper Chap attends the White Stuff SS16 Press event and enjoys a great meal and gets a peek at some of the new collection.
I’m relatively new to White Stuff, I’ve been into their shop in my local town a few times and have fallen in love with their style! I am converted and I’m a huge fan. So much so that I recently did a shoot for their Hidden Havens campaign dressed head to toe in White Stuff menswear.
I was therefore really excited to be invited to their SS16 press event, a three course meal at the swish Carousel restaurant in London.
|Mannequins proudly wear the new spring range|
|the beautifully decorated table|
As I often do I arrived early and the guys were still setting up, as I made my apologies I realised that it was a great opportunity to take a few pictures before everyone else arrived. And before you ask, yes I was dressed in White Stuff!
The table was beautifully dressed in a rustic botanical theme and each guest had their own animal egg cup delightfully inhabited by a little succulent which I thought was a great touch. There was a bit of swapping going on very early which cats being swapped for bears and polar bears being swapped for foxes (that was me)
|Various animal egg cups. These were the rejects!|
|Yours truly, browsing the SS16 White Stuff range|
|Scrumptious canapes. I could easily have eaten every one|
|wine poured and ready for guests|
As guests arrived, the wine and conversation flowed. There were various magazine fashion editors and freelance writers, all enjoying the collection and taking notes. The photographer snapped away and we enjoyed a few delicious canapes before we were ushered to our seats for our meal.
|the quirky decorations and mis matched chairs are perfectly on brand|
|My personalised place setting, complete with swapped out fox!|
|deep in conversation with a member of the White Stuff team|
I have to say the meal was amazing! We started with prawn and chorizo risotto with crusty bread. This was followed by slow cooked pork belly on a bed of dressed lentils and for desert there was chocolate meringue. Every course was delicious and all helped down by one or two glasses of wine.
After the meal we talked some more and I chose my favorite pieces from the new range. Anyone out here who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a quirky printed shirt and the SS16 range doesn’t disappoint. My particular favorites (and I couldn’t choose between the two) are the bicycle print shirt which has small colourful images of people riding their bikes dotted on a cream background, and the and the drinks shirt which is a busier print covered with bottles and glasses. A perfect party shirt (for me anyway, judging by the amount of wine I consumed that evening!)
|The bike and drink print shirts ready for SS16|
|Always great for shirting the SS16 range from White Stuff is a winner|
|Guests mingle and discuss the new collection|
|Picking out a great blazer to wear with the bike print shirt|
|A closer look at the drink print shirt pattern|
|A closer look at my favorite blazer|
|The room was decorated perfectly for spring|
|A close up of the bike print shirt|
|vintage doors adorned with planting decorated the room|
|A nautical look for SS16 from White Stuff|
|Relaxed but more formal with a dash of personality|
|A pale blue raincoat perfect for those April showers|
|White Stuff also do casual well and offer some classics for Spring|
|Perfect weekend attire for SS16|
|Yours truly showing off my top picks|
What I’m Wearing
Shoes: Arthur Leather Brogues £85.00
Trousers: Weaver Trousers £55.00
Shirt: Knowledge printed shirt £47.50
Waistcoat: Regent Waistcoat £65.00
Jacket: Regent Blazer £145.00
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