Squeals of excitement (and jealous sighs) welcomed Jo Oliver into Grazia HQ this morning. Why? Well, our lovely Editorial Assistant was one of the first, veeery fortunate few to get exclusive access to the Lanvin ♥ H&M collection before the stampede began - and just look at the gorgeous goodies she got her mitts on. Jealous!
'My target was this black dress covered in ruffles and bows. It's so classic that I headed straight for it as soon as I got in,' she says. A girl with a plan, see? 'I also had my eye on the T-shirts so am really glad I managed to get them - one's for a friend.' Wow, that is one lucky friend! As for the faux fur coat, 'I hadn't planned on buying it but as soon as I saw it, I knew I just had to have it.'
Of course, we wanted to know - was it absolute carnage? 'I was at the Regent Street store where people had been queuing since 9pm LAST NIGHT,' Jo tells us. 'There were about 400 people patiently waiting and I met girls who'd flew over from Barcelona to get first dibs on the pieces. One pregnant lady pushed to the front of the line, hoping she could use her unborn baby to bribe her way in - but no luck. It was dog eat dog!' Grazia's nifty camera was on hand to grab her as soon as she'd escaped the madness:
So as if the sight of Jo's buys weren't incentive enough, we say get down to your nearest H&M sharpish - and don't forget to take our handy how-to guide with you. And remember to stay tuned to Grazia Daily, as well as our LIVE Twitter feed, as we bring you more hot buys from the launch.
Plus, if you're lucky enough to get a piece of the collection, please send us a picture of yourself wearing your buys to email@example.com or post a video response on www.youtube.co.uk/grazia and we'll include the best outfits in Friday's Grazia TV.