Visit an art exhibition: London is full of some really great art galleries with exhibitions constantly changing, but the exhibitions are very popular so its worth doing your research early on finding which one you like and booking it. I love the V&A because it combines my three favourite things fashion, textiles and history. While down in London I visited the ‘You Say you want a Revolution’ 60s and 70s exhibition at the V&A. It was a truly amazing exhibition, like stepping back into a time machine! It was set out into sections going through the different influential areas fashion, history, protest, pop culture, festivals. Before going to the exhibition I thought I knew quite a lot about the 60s and 70s, although being a 90s baby I had been told a lot about it by different people.But by seeing it all together it was like a jigsaw puzzle had been put together and suddenly I felt like I could see the whole picture, all the little things I had been told before suddenly made sense and I felt like someone had literally put me in their shoes. I could feel and understand how they felt and why the young were so eager for change! So I would recommend this exhibition to anyone who loves art and history. I couldn’t resist picking up one of these super cool psychedelic postcards and ‘Colour outside the Lines’ pencil. The V&A is a really amazing place to pick up unique quirky gifts for any art enthusiast!
2. Window Shopping and Visiting the Christmas Windows at Bonds Street
3.A Visit to Libertys Haberdashery: A beautiful pick mix of colourful fabrics and buttons, the paradise of all sewers and makers is a must!
I decided to have a red and black scheme for my outfits in Paris. Red because it is bright, so it made me stand out in such a busy city full of people, black because Paris is famous for its LBD (little black dress) and black goes with almost everything. For accessories I added a black leather fringe bag for a bit of a rock n roll vibe and because it is very on trend at the moment. Then I added a black hat to give my outfit a sense of mystery and disguise. For the finishing touch I added a pin with little charms on it that symbolise Paris.
For our Halloween party we visited magic box and purchased skeletons, huge rats, smoky cauldrons and more. Instead of being your average witch, I decided to come as Medusa with the snake hair. The morning of the Halloween party we went into Fenwick’s and went to the Tokyo lash bar. You can choose from every type of false lashes you could ever want and they fit them for free. I chose ones that looked like black feathers. It really completed my outfit. I also bought cheep plastic snakes to tie in my hair. And I wore a silver long velvet dress. At the party there were some wonderful costumes from Scooby doo to skeleton zombies!
A few weekends ago I went down to see London Fashion week and promised to share it with you. But being the disorganised person I am, after coming back from fashion week managed to loose my camera. But it did give me a good excuse to tidy my house. Finally I have found it!
The first thing I did was go straight to the shopping area. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. From Vivienne Westwood shoes to John Galliano scarves. And everything was on special offer. I walked out with a purple and pink silk skirt and a vest with a lizard print on. Both for my holiday to Florida.
My favorite of the designer collections I saw was the first. Their designs were quirky and fun. The raccoon purse particular stood out.
Have you guessed it? London fashion week. I have just booked tickets for London Fashion week finale this Saturday. Ticked off checklist, Moleskine, sketch pad, camera and I pad and of course lots and lots of clothes. I’m taking a long weekend trip away. Will keep you updated with the street style, catwalk shows and favourite picks of the whole fashion weekend. If there is anything you guys are particularly interested as far as London fashion week goes. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Alexandra Shulman (vogue and mulberry editor) will host the opening party on the 6th of September.
The timetable for this year, Orla Kiely’s appearance at Uniqlo also a fashion funfair at Liberty – with candyfloss and a kissing booth, tarot card and palm readings at Christian Louboutin. Stella McCartney’s Bruton Street store is offering customisation services for certain buys, while makeovers from Daniel Hersheson and Wah Nails will makesure you look perfect all night long.