Reflections on 2020

20/12/8

No one could predict at the start of 2020, how the year would unfold.  As an agency we feel like we have been around forever and we thought we had seen everything, but we hadn’t.  No one could have predicted the impact of COVID and looking back now, it is hard to fathom the panic and uncertainty that engulfed us all.

In the beginning we continued to come into the office, to keep a degree of normality and routine when nothing felt typical and everything was heightened.  We knew restrictions were coming so in preparation we started sending collections back to clients.  However, when the government announced a national lock down, it still came as a shock.  A shock for the industry and particularly for the high street.

People went into freefall panic.  Zoom after zoom after zoom.  Looking back, we all went through the stages of grief: upset, anger, acceptance.  Yet we very quickly adjusted to our new normal.  Shopping online reached new heights, we worked with clients to develop new ways of connecting with customers and brands reassessed their offer and adapted it for the new face of fashion.

GBPR Teams calls twice a day at 10am and 5pm combined with juggling homelife and work life under the same roof.  The new routine offered comfort and stability in a deeply uncertain world.  And the results!  Well the results were incredible!

I’m so proud of how the team came together.  We worked and we worked, and the clients survived, brand awareness was increased, beautiful editorials were still able to be shot.  A stunning Vogue cover featuring Adwoa Aboah wearing Lock & Co; Suranne Jones wearing The Deck on the cover of the Times and Telegraph for the BAFTA’s and then Royal Ascot At Home.  A triumph!  We thought that working for 6 days straight at Royal Ascot was tough, but nothing could match the adrenalin of seeing an incredible campaign that we had pulled together in six weeks come to life on a truly global scale.  The nation rallied behind the campaign to celebrate the best of British and nearly half a million pounds was raised for the NHS and front-line workers.

Time seemed to speed up and suddenly it was September.  We moved into new offices on Savile Row and started a new routine of mixing working from home with the office.  We saw some of our wonderful clients again face to face and admired the beautiful collections which were created during the pandemic.  The phone rang constantly, and more and more shoots were happening.  People were on the streets of the West End again.  Wonderful new clients joined our roster including Monsoon, Seraphina, Oliver Brown and Penny Morrison.  We had survived COVID.

Now we look forward to 2021 and the chance to reconnect with friends, families and colleagues.  The future is bright and we look forward to seeing what it holds.

GBPR Team

Goodley Bullen PR SS17 Agency Press Days

16/10/27

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our agency SS17 Press Days on the 9th and 10th November 2016 from 10am – 6pm.

Showcasing stunning collections from Anna Mason, Ascot, Asceno, Bonmarche, Chinti and Parker, Coast, Escada, Hayley Menzies, Jess Collett, Kelly Simpkin, Monica Vinader, Moon Lee Artwear, My Little Shop, Penelope Chilvers, Plumo, Pretty Ballerinas, Pretty Loafers, Rimowa, Really Wild, Robinson Pelham, Rock The Jumpsuit, Sanyukta Shrestha, Savage & Rose, Suzannah, The Fold, Tara Jarmon, The Guernsey, Ursula Mascaro and Vanessa Gounden, this will be the first opportunity to see what the season will look like!

We would love to see you for a catch up and cuppa – RSVP Essential: Jessica@goodleybullenpr.co.uk

 

Chinti and Parker Sample Sale

16/10/12

Looking for Christmas gifts that your loved ones will love, or perhaps a cosy treat that will keep you top of the fashion class during the colder climes!

Chinti and Parker are holding a sample sale from the 9th November – 12th November at 8 Clarendon Cross, London, W11 4AP.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Duchess of Cambridge Tours Canada

16/10/3

Much has been made of the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent tour of Canada, with many heralding her wardrobe a great success.

Throughout the 8 day tour the Duchess’s beautiful ensembles included a cashmere jumper from Really Wild Clothing, jewellery from Monica Vinader and her trusty leather boots from Penelope Chilvers.

We are big fans of her personal style and are thrilled that she included the designers in her outfits.

 

 

 

Monica Vinader The Signature Bangle Illustrated by Jenny Walton London Fashion Week Dinner

16/09/22

Jenny Walton, fashion illustrator and Fashion Director at The Sartorialist, co-hosted two events with jeweller Monica Vinader to celebrate their recent collaboration; ‘The Signature bangle illustrated by Jenny Walton’.

 

On Saturday 17th September Monica Vinader and Jenny Walton held an intimate dinner held at Monica Vinader’s Chelsea flagship store Walton’s illustrations and Monica Vinader’s iconic Signature bangle.

Press and VIP guests such as Olivia Palermo, Scott Schuman Amber le Bon, Chelsea Leyland, Tina Leung, Alicia Rountree and Sarah Harris attended the London Fashion Week event.

Enjoying the finest English sparkling wine courtesy of Nyetimber, guests arrived to preview Jenny’s first ever exhibition debuting in London, an installation which will be hosted at the Monica Vinader flagship store throughout September. After welcome cocktails and canapes, guests settled down to a dinner of lobster with zucchini linguini, followed by maître choux eclairs.

Earlier this week, in New York, Monica Vinader and Jenny Walton celebrated the collaboration in quintessential New York style, in a candle lit Chelsea loft showcasing Walton’s life-sized illustrations.

 

Some of the fashion world’s most well-known personalities; Emma Ferrer, Caroline Issa, Mia Moretti, Scott Schuman, Corinne Bailey Rae, Daisy Prince, Chloe Malle and Jane Keltner de Valle joined Jenny and Monica to celebrate and take a closer look at the Signature bangle that inspired Jenny’s artwork. Guests toasted to the collaboration with elderflower cocktails and elegant canapes prepared by Silkstone.

The Signature bangle is the latest addition to Monica Vinader’s collection of customisable, stackable jewellery.  True to the brand’s design aesthetic, the Signature bangle can be worn from day to evening to finish any look.