London Fashion Weekend

As a cheeky treat I bought my sister and I tickets to the Saturday event of London Fashion Weekend and we loved every minute of our girly and glamorous day.

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The venue was Somerset House in London and we headed there for 1.30pm. I have to admit, even just the building looked lush let alone all the fashionistas that were there- pink lights filled the arch way ceilings as you walked through the entrance. It was v.cute.

 

ImageWhat I wore:                                                                                                            

  • Floral Dress Topshop                                                                              
  • Cream Waistbelt New Look                                                        
  • Black Fur Coat Topshop                                                                                   
  • Bowler Hat River Island                                                                  
  • Black Ankle Boots Debenhams                                                                             

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What my sis wore:             

  • Cream Coat New Look
  • Black Leotard Boohoo
  • Black Leather Skirt H&M
  • Leopard Print Scarf Accesorize
  • Black Pumps Primark

 

 

 

 

The first thing we did was of course SHOP. There so many little pop-up shops for independent boutiques, designers and creatives. There was jewlerry, denim, Levis, fur, coats, hats, steam pressers, Maybelline, Toni & Guy hair salon, OH and you can’t forget the Bueno lounge of massages and free choc. We couldn’t resist grabbing a freebie white Bueno- yummy!

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After our shopping spree and trying on and awing over lots of beautiful jewlerry and clothes we went off to watch the catwalk of Julien Macdonald’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. WOW. So much sparkle! The garments definitely dazzled me- I just wanted to rip the outfits of the models, well no not quite rip they were way to perfect to ruin, but just gently and sneakily steal them.

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The amazing Julien Macdonald was the designer of the striking and dazzling dresses Ellie Goulding has worn on X-factor and to the Brit Awards just last week. Aren’t they just fab?!

Not only did we see the live catwalks but we got to attend fashion event talks in the Vodafone Live Lounge too.

The first talk was with the winner of Women In the Making, which is a competition for women who are creatives and designers who are looking to start/or have opened their own business. The winner of the competition receives money to support their business and make it grow, OH and they get to be mentored by famous female fashion designers, chefs, models and inspirations. Very very cool.

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The last talk we went to was with the amazing fashion journalist Hillary Alexander OBE. It was so interesting hearing her experience of starting out in journalism years ago when everyone was writing on typewriters compared to today’s generation of everybody tweeting wherever they go. She told us all about her favorite catwalks, designers who inspire her, and about her life as a fashion journalist. That lady has had one very cool life.

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Before we left we just had to have the #CanonFashion experience! These were the images taken to create a 3D video picture that was emailed to us looking like my sister and I were flying cheerleaders. We loved it!

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Overall we had such a lush day, I’d definitely go back again- just look at my goodie bag! Inside our Julien Macdonald tote we grabbed Elle magazine, a Kinder Bueno, a Muller light yogurt and just because I was on Vodafone I got a red nail varnish for free. Not too bad eh?!

My published feature Christmas Temp 101

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Be cosey AND stylish this winter!

My Jasper Conran fur headband from Debenhams

My Jasper Conran fur headband from Debenhams

I absolutely love fur headbands and have wanted one for the past two years, ever since I saw the gorgeous Pixie Lott looking amazing (like she does in everything) wearing one one of her outings. I wanted to buy one last year for fireworks night but its the type of item in your wardrobe that is a big risk.

A fur head band is one of those things that when you put it on you just can’t help but ask yourself… ‘Do I suit this, or do I just look like and idiot? And sometimes you just answer with… ‘It’s probably best to leave this trend to Cara Delevingne’

Well I was brave today! I manned up and bought one and I promise you all it is the best accessory I have ever purchased. As soon as I stepped out into minus degrees tonight, I thought to myself where would I be without this warm raccoon on my head? Of course it’s not really the real fur of a raccoon, I only do faux! But my head instantly felt cosy. I didn’t even care if it didn’t suit me. I was warm!

I definitely recommend you go out and buy yourselves one. I bought mine from Jasper Conran in Debenhams and with the 20% store discount and my extra staff discount, I was in for a winner with it costing under a tenner! What an absolute bargain for something that is bang on-trend this season as well as preventing me from hypothermia!