Thursday, 11 January 2018

Brand Focus - Rosie For Autograph

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Happy New Year! I'm a little late getting back to the blog this year, but I do have a new video up on my YouTube channel if you fancy checking it out. Producing regular content for both platforms is something I'm going to have to get used to, particularly as I already feel like I ought to be posting more on my blog as it is. Not quite sure how I'm going to work that one out, but we'll have to see how it goes!

For my first post of 2018, I thought I would do a mini brand focus on a brand that's very close to my heart - Rosie For Autograph. Anyone who's been reading my blog for a while will know that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a bit of a girl crush of mine, and that I'm a huge fan of her products. From the silky pyjamas to the luxurious lingerie to the beautifully packaged makeup range - I love it all. I have briefly reviewed one or two things on here before, but I thought it was about time I wrote a whole post dedicated to the brand! This is in no way sponsored - just me writing about a brand I love.

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About The Brand


A collaboration between British high street institution Marks & Spencer and the model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rosie For Autograph has been going since 2012. It started as a lingerie line and over the years has expanded to include sleepwear, lounge wear, active wear and a makeup range. It's available in Marks & Spencer stores and online, although international shipping is somewhat limited, from what I can see.

Aesthetic


Like Rosie herself, everything about the brand is incredibly feminine, but in a sophisticated rather than girly way. The lingerie sets are made from silk and French lace, cashmere features heavily in the lounge wear pieces and the makeup is housed in very Instagram-worthy rose gold packaging. In my opinion, it's some of the best that Marks & Spencer has to offer, and I wouldn't dream of visiting the store without checking out the latest offerings. I'm a little bit obsessed, I must admit!

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Price Point 


This might not be the cheapest brand in the world, but it's not prohibitively expensive either. A typical lingerie set will set you back about £40, with a pair of pyjamas costing around the same price or a little less. The pure cashmere range is more expensive (£199 for a pure cashmere full length dressing gown, for example), but I love the fact that they also offer cashmere mix pieces at a more affordable price point, making it an accessible luxury for everyone.

The makeup is a little bit cheaper than what you would pay in Mac, with a lipstick costing around £14 and a foundation around £20. Rosie's signature perfume comes in at £28 for 75 ml. I find the quality to be excellent across the whole brand and overall, I think that the prices are very reasonable considering what you are getting for your money.

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Lingerie, Nightwear And Lounge Wear


My first introduction to Rosie For Autograph was through the lingerie sets, which I fell in love with due to their winning combination of being attractive yet practical to wear under clothing. While that doesn't sound particularly ground-breaking, I often find that underwear tends to fall into one of two categories. Either it will sit nicely under your outfit and give you a decent silhouette, in which case it tends to be boring and frumpy looking, or it's for display purposes only (if you catch my drift, nudge nudge, wink wink.) With Rosie for Autograph lingerie, you get gorgeous, smooth silky fabrics in rich colours or delicate prints, with cleverly placed lace trims, so it actually functions as underwear, but you never feel as though you are compromising on style. I've had quite a few sets over the years and have always found them to be very wearable under almost anything.

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It's a similar story with the nightwear. A few years ago, I used to struggle to find anything that wasn't covered in cartoon characters (I'm not 14), made of flanneling (I'm not 92) or... well, for display purposes only. Nowadays, I think that more brands have cottoned on to the fact that there's a call for a more sophisticated option, but Rosie For Autograph was one of the first - at least as far as I'm aware - to offer it. It's still one of my favourite places to buy nightwear to this day. My latest  is this beautiful silky pyjama set, although I must admit I would also love to add some of the cashmere lounge wear to my collection.

Beauty


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It's taken me a while to get around to trying any of the beauty products - goodness knows why. The most recent addition to my collection is the perfume, which I am completely obsessed with - I am sitting at my desk spritzing more and more of it over myself as I write this! It's made with the oil of handpicked French roses, which makes me feel like a princess just thinking about it, and rose is at the heart of the fragrance itself. It's floral, romantic and very feminine, has a freshness to it on first application and eventually wears away to a warm sandalwood, vanilla and musk base. It really is beautiful and I love the heavy glass, vintage style bottle almost as much as the perfume itself.

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I have also been seriously impressed with both the eyeshadow sticks and the lipstick which I purchased last year. The shades of the eyeshadows (I have Almond Eyes - the pale gold colour - and Movie Star Crush) are just stunning, and the formulas contain just the right amount of sparkle. The lipstick (Lady Rose) is the perfect pinky nude for me and I'm a huge fan of the creamy, pigmented finish and smooth application. Plus, the magnetic closure on the tube is a really nice touch. I'm wearing it in the photos below, together with the Almond Eyes eyeshadow stick.

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There's something about the Rosie For Autograph brand that really appeals to me, and no doubt you will be seeing more of it from me in the future! Is anyone else a fan?

Kate x 

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19 comments

  1. It isn´t a brand that I am very familiar with, due to the fact that it is mostly available in the UK, but I agree with everything you wrote here. Packaging, selection and the model herself are feminie and sophisticated.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes, it's a shame it's not hugely available outside the UK. x

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  2. I love how sophisticated the packaging is and I am most tempted to try the eyeshadow sticks because many have raved about them.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. They're gorgeous. I'm currently lusting after the two I haven't got! x

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  3. Rosie for Autograph is such a sophisticated brand I love it's chic aesthetic. Their underwear sets are stunning but I've never tried anything from the brand! I have a bronzing body glow that I got in my christmas stocking which I am hoping to try soon however I would love to try out some more of her products, they all get such great reviews! xx
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  4. I have tried one of her fragrances and loved it but haven't really tried anything else. I need to make a plan to look at her collection of clothing and makeup. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. You should! I'm sure you would love both. x

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  5. This is one of those brands that I want to try but isn't at the top of my list if you know what I mean. But having read this I just want to try the eyeshadow sticks so much more urgently now. xxx

    UmmBabyBeauty

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  6. Oooh wow, everything looks beautiful and I love the packaging of the beauty products - generally, the brand on a whole is so chic and beautiful! :)

    Hope you're well lovely - wishing you a wonderful 2018!

    Layla xx

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  7. The make-up packaging is stunning! You're right on that one! You really suit the nude shades too, you look beautiful :) x Imogen

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  8. I did not know the brand but it has so much sophistication. Love it. xoxo Cris
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  9. I always see the collection at M&S and want to try out the beauty range <3 Love your picks Kate, the lippie is beautiful on you!

    Serene xoxo

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  10. Love her too but I'm not sure if her stuff is available here in the US yet?

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  11. Lovely post. I wish I could find these products near me. I liked the review

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  12. I love the Rosie for Autograph aesthetic too. The range is amazing and very good quality x

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