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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Finished my sewing project, I am sew very happy

I am working on my sea collection themed clothes collection. After allot of pinning, invisible hand stitching, cutting and blood, sweat and tears. I have finally finished my crepe de chine bodice with a detachable skirt. I got the dark blue crepe de chine material from an antique shop as it is vintage and then some light blue silk for the skirt. The idea is that with the skirt on it is very sophisticated until at the end of the catwalk the model whips off the skirt to reveal the skin tight leg showing bodice!

The bodice and skirt

The bodice and skirt

The bodice without the skirt

The bodice without the skirt