So, that tittle is technically a lie as I’m not actually leaving… I’m just re-locating. Over to blogger, with a new domain and what not. Blogger just seemed to be more practical for what I wanted and I feel a fresh space for my blog is exactly what I needed. I also have a tone of posts already lined up and scheduled so it’s going to have more regular and better content.
Please follow my new blog on bloglovin’
I hope to see you all over there. Adios amigos x
Interning at a British fashion house weeks before London Fashion Week means comfy shoes, three lattes a day and an ‘anything is possible’ attitude.. It unfortunately does not include a series of status’ and tweets with pictures included. I’d love to of shared my experience via social media but its equally as impossible to find the time as it is unprofessional. Now that it’s all over its acceptable to talk about how I spilled red wine and kissed a thousand napkins to make the show invites a little more trashy and how I found myself at Lilly Allen’s house dropping off some insanely fluffy coats. So apologies for the god damn awful photos.
The constant reminders from industry insiders on how anticipated the show was just made me all the more excited that I was working the show for one of my favourite brands. Think 80s society girls gone wild and you’ll sum up the collection perfectly. Filled with colour, embellishments and of course some sassy phrases printed across garments.. an expected element to any House of Holland show. This year it was Rich Bish but I’ll let you see that for yourself whilst I reminisce about the after party at an exclusive swish hotel with an ever-so-generous free bar.
*Not my video
I received an invite to the Orla Kiely presentation for her Spring Summer 2014 collection and was delighted to attend as I’ve been a fan of her work for the past year. Elms Lester Gallery was transformed into a jungle with life sized zebras and a safari camp set up. The collection was filled with a variety of safari prints, from burnt orange abstract giraffe prints to knitted tops with lion embellishments. It also included knee high socks and dainty over the shoulder bags which added to the young, playful explorer theme that Orla Kiely had created. Pastel pink berets accompanied lace skater skirts and smock dresses and each detail had been carefully considered with fishing nets and butterflies captured in jar’s used as accessories and prop’s.
I was in personal favour of the yellow and orange patent sandals and mini purses on a chain. Easily the most adorable collection I’ve seen this season.
Here’s a link to a short video of the collection (it’s not my video)
Dress – H&M | Jacket – Urban Outfitters | Bag – H&M | Necklace – eBay
Fashion Week, the only place that feels like home without actually being at home. Admittedly a little small fish, big pond kinda feel whilst walking through the courtyard but everyone has their own style and it works like one big unconventional, well dressed family.
A baroque-animal print hybrid on a bomber style jacket all sounds a bit dreadful (and a lot may say it looks equally as bad) but I needed it in my life and I think it dresses up a simple outfit pretty well. It was also practical as it was casual enough to run around London but still had a little extra something for Somerset House.
Also, if you don’t have a WordPress account, you can follow me on bloglovin‘ instead – for all you blogspot users etc.
It’s FINALLY time to start waving hello to my favourite seasons, Autumn and Winter! Firstly, I have to bare that weird-unpredictable in between weather that September normally holds. Luckily, it’s nothing us Brits can’t handle as seasons here are often blurred and rain is an all year round kinda thing.
I also start uni this month so I’m hoping to pick up plenty of comfy and casual pieces to see me through long days of lectures and whatever else my Fashion Promotion degree has to throw at me. I can’t wait to get started but first I need to get through the stress of planning outfits for Fashion Week. I wish I started planning it sooner but I just don’t have it in my soul to be organised, however hard I try.
Side note: I haven’t done any outfit posts in a while but I get my new camera soon so that should solve my ‘I refuse to upload this picture because the quality is awful and I look like a goose’ problem, or at least half of it… I’ll have to live with looking like a goose unfortunately.