Anthropologie and Liberty are collaborating! Say what?
A few weeks ago I was made aware of what I considered to be a ‘heavenly’ collaboration between two of my favourite brands…
Liberty for Anthropologie
“…Now please dont think I’m bragging in anyway, I’m just terribly excited and very lucky I do realise, to have been given something I would love to have bought but actually couldn’t afford right now…”
Not only that but imagine then how excited I was when one of those brands actually contacted little old me and asked if I would like to make a list of a few things that had caught my eye from that very collaboration?! Well it was Christmas come early. (If I was writing this on instagram I would insert an air fist pump emoji at least five times)
Now please dont think I’m bragging in anyway, I’m just terribly excited and very lucky I do realise, to have been given something I would love to have bought but actually couldn’t afford right now. I’m sure you would feel the same? Of course a blog post was in order in return, I hope you don’t mind.
Anthropologie my story and their history:
Now I have been an ‘Anthro girl’ since I first discovered the brand in America years ago in the mid 90’s! At that time I had just bought my own flat in Brighton. I was broke and could only dream about shopping in store. I consider I have ‘grown up’ with Anthropologie the clothes the homewares, we have evolved together.
Their stores are wonderlands of inspiring and stylish products, their window dressing is legendary (did you ever see the whale?) Even if I can’t afford a dress I can always afford a cup or a candle, therefore I rarely leave the store empty handed.
I was recently shopping in the Orlando store with my Mum, she purchased a beautiful necklace for her friend. (Her friend is in her fifties and my Mum is in her 70’s) thats what I call a superb store one that caters for everyone of any age with a sense of original style and uniqueness.
“…Anthropologie was founded by current URBN chairman and president Dick Hayne, having heard the plea of a friend. She had just moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, and was dissatisfied with the shopping options available to her. She longed for a store to indulge her creative side. Dick, realizing this wasn’t an isolated phenomenon, went on to build a lifestyle brand that catered to creative, educated and affluent 30-45 year-old women. Named after his college major (but with a decidedly French twist), Anthropologie opened its very first doors in the autumn of 1992 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. They now operate over 200 stores worldwide…”
Dick Hayne I salute and thank you from the bottom of my Anthro heart, but then I sincerely doubt you will ever read this?
Everyone knows and loves Liberty in my world, the store the fabric, the history, the creaking stairs! I think it is one of the most beautiful stores in the world, and I’ve shopped at quite a few!
Liberty for Anthropologie
A quote from the website…
“Guided by his vision to create fashion that eschewed the trends of his time, Arthur Lasenby Liberty created the iconic Liberty London in 1875. Still housed in its original mock-Tudor building on Great Marlborough Street, the brand is widely known for the eclectic prints that define its line of luxury fabrics, accessories and home goods. A time-honored haven for those with a penchant for ornamentation, Liberty has formed a legacy rooted in its exceptionally crafted designs and its decidedly British sensibilities…”
They have produced bedding, some beautiful furniture and these ceramics too…
The Ceramic Cup and Bowl Designs:
Bonnie Bloom: inspired by an archived design from 1989, this traditional Liberty print delights with a thicket of dense wildflowers.
Wiltshire Berry: originally designed in 1939, this classic Liberty print – with its repeating leaf and berry pattern – is a well-loved motif with decades of history.
Nina Taylor: originally designed for a seasonal collection inspired by William Morris’s poem, “Earthly Paradise,” this hand-drawn sandalwood print recalls the charm and beauty of the visible world.
A sad note to end my story…
Unfortunately a deliciously scented candle and my fave turquoise colour bowl, did not survive the journey to my house, they arrived smashed to smithereens!
The lid of the candle is all I have to show you!
Last year I wrote a post about myI would choose similar today a whole year later!