My Three Essentials for a London Christmas trip for Fashion Lovers

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  1. 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!

Have a Fabulously Fashionable Christmas! x

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Shop till you drop and catwalk till you keel over

London Fashion week

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.

The fashion The style The Partys and the effotless beauty

  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. 

London Fashion’s night out opening party

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.

Be sure not to miss this!

If your interested take a look at http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashions-night-out.

A peek in to last years Fashion’s night out:

For more photos of last years, take a look at http://www.fashionfoiegras.com/2011/09/vogues-fashion-night-out-london-2011.html

West end production, Billy Elliot at Pineapple dance studio

 

I got the chance to visit Pineapple dance studio and meet some of the cast from the West end production Billy Elliot. I interviewed Dawn Buckland, her job was a Swing. This meant she had to cover all the girls’ roles. In this particular show she covered 4 roles.

 ”The age range is so different the youngest Billy being 9 years old, it sort of works like a family”.

 She shares a dressing room with 5 other girls. They work 6 days a week.

  “I started Ice-skating from a young age, I was told by my ice-skating teacher I should take dance lessons then one time at an holiday camp there was a talent show and i got spotted by an talent scout and that was it but everyone has different ways of getting where they get to”.

 She has a five year old daughter and her husband is also in show business, he has just finished the Phantom of the Opera. So far ,although challenging, they are managing to survive without a nanny.

 At the moment there are 5 Billys, 3 Debbys, 3 Mickeys and like a family they all live in a big house and the children are schooled when they are not working. Altogether nearly 200 people go into producing a show.

“Once a Billy’s voice breaks he will slowly go out of the show. One boy’s voice broke in the middle of a show”. 

 When searching for a Billy they try to find a boy with the same story as Billy, “they try to find a true Billy Elliot”

One time there was a McDonalds advert, the girl was asked to take a bite of the burger and she refused because she was so against McDonalds.

Her one piece of advice was “Aim to be the best version of you”.